Build A Solar Oven

Need to get the kids out of your kitchen? Send them outdoors, to make their own!

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Here’s a super fun way to toast their scientific endeavors, by baking a s’more in their own Solar Oven!

Materials needed: 

  • Pizza box
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Black paper
  • Tape
  • 2 Wooden sticks (skewers, pencil, etc..)
  • Utility Knife (for adult or experienced user)

For S’mores: graham crackers, chocolate squares, marshmallows

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Step 1: cut out a large window in the pizza box lid 

Step 2: cover bottom inside of pizza box with black paper

Step 3: Glue aluminum foil onto the inside of the new lid

Step 4: Lift new lid and cover the remaining lid shell opening with plastic wrap and tape to the edges

Step 5: line both lid and inside of the box with aluminum foil

Step 6: glue in place the second layer of black paper on top of foil inside the box (the oven area)

Step 7: prop the lid open at a 90-degree angle with wooden sticks

Step 8: Place food item inside (S’mores)

Step 9: Place in a sunny spot until melty & warm

Step 10: Enjoy! 

Discussion Points:
 How much sun do you need to cook s’mores?
What else could you make in your solar oven?

Totally worth it! 🙂 

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