make your very own portable solar oven! so fun to make a s’mores out in the sun with your friends!

30 minutes

maker checklist

  • 1 small pizza box
  • 2 sheets of aluminum foil
  • 1 sheet of black paper
  • transparency (office supply)
  • ruler and pencil
  • scissors and masking tape
  • skewer or thin dowel
  • s’mores ingredients



measure and mark a square on the top of your box, about 1 inch from each edge. cut 3 sides to make a flap.


line the inside of the flap and the bottom of the box with foil, taping the edges to keep it in place.


cover the opening in the box top with the transparency. tape into place on the inside, so that the entire opening is covered, like a window.


place a s’more on the black paper, close the lid, and prop open the flap. put it in a sunny spot and bake!

tip: position it so the sun bounces off the foil and into the oven. the heat becomes trapped inside and your s’mores bake!