How to Make a Simple Solar Cooker

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Basic supplies - foil, wrap, box. Remember, this won't cook a meal - it is just for fun. S'mores are the main menu attraction. It will illustrate solar cooking for a young audience.

Basic supplies - foil, wrap, box. Remember, this won't cook a meal - it is just for fun. S'mores are the main menu attraction. It will illustrate solar cooking for a young audience.

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The cooking supplies for the s'more entree!

The cooking supplies for the s'more entree!

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Cut a six inch square on three sides - not all around.

Cut a six inch square on three sides - not all around.

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Tape the plastic to the box on the underside.

Tape the plastic to the box on the underside.

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Place the foil on the bottom and sides of the pizza box. The pie pan is the cooking utensil.

Place the foil on the bottom and sides of the pizza box. The pie pan is the cooking utensil.

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Crumple and roll some newspaper to serve as the insulation around the pan. Then assemble the s'mores and place them on the pan.

Crumple and roll some newspaper to serve as the insulation around the pan. Then assemble the s'mores and place them on the pan.

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Place the solar cooker and s'mores in direct sunlight.

Place the solar cooker and s'mores in direct sunlight.

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The finished product after 15 minutes. Naturally, after they were placed in the sun, it became cloudy. Perhaps 40 minutes is needed on cloudy days and 15-20 minutes in bright sunlight.

The finished product after 15 minutes. Naturally, after they were placed in the sun, it became cloudy. Perhaps 40 minutes is needed on cloudy days and 15-20 minutes in bright sunlight.

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The finished product after "sampling."  The chocolate bar was softened as was the marshmallow. Grandkids thought they were great!

The finished product after "sampling." The chocolate bar was softened as was the marshmallow. Grandkids thought they were great!

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This is just a fun project with younger kids and is not really a high duty cooker. Enjoy it and have fun with it. Other things that might cook are an egg and possibly cookie dough (small cookies).

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