Make Your Own Solar Oven

I’m a little sad that all the fun and fascinating science experiments are coming to an end…this is the very last one! I hope you have enjoyed this series as much as we have!

This last “experiment” will be lots of fun to try this summer…make your own s’mores or even melt cheese on top of individual-sized pizzas!

Here’s what you’ll need:  a pizza box, aluminum foil, box cutter (or knife), permanent marker, ruler, Elmer’s glue, plastic cling wrap, black construction paper, and tape.

I took step-by-step photos of the process, but then I decided it would be much easier to share this video with you instead as there are several steps…



My friend Stacie over at Motherhood on a Dime also shares a simpler solar s’mores snack.


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  1. Perfect project to go with the Curious George episode where the power goes out and he cooks lasagne in a solar oven. S’mores are much more realistic. Thanks for all your ideas.

  2. This is great! One of our favorite episodes of Curious George has George making the same thing to cook a lasagne!

    1. The temperature outdoors isn’t that important, though it won’t work well in Winter. As long as the heat generated is kept in the box, your oven will work. Make sure it’s a nice sunny day and you will have great results.

  3. Thank you for sharing your information. I appreciate that you’ve put the fun ideas together.

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