We wanted to put a Rebels Makerspace spin on the seasonal tradition of Easter eggs. In Hollow Easter Eggs, students dip yarn into a dilute glue solution and wrap the yarn around a small, inflated balloon. After the glue dries, pop and remove the balloon – leaving a yarn matrix that resembles an Easter egg.
The great thing about this activity is its potential for modification. For example, if we place foil-wrapped chocolate eggs nto the balloon before inflating, we get yarn Easter Egg with chocolate eggs inside. If we use larger balloons, then we make larger eggs. And, we can use different molds instead of a balloon. For example, if we use a fruit bowl instead of a balloon, we get a nice yarn fruit bowl. The possibilities of using this technique to make other shapes are almost limitless.