Get Cooking with #TBCCrafters

Featured, Say it Rah-shay By Jul 05, 2013 8 Comments

Each week my library hosts a drop in craft program/activity which we call Dig This…! We came up with the idea so that we could explore activities that may not neatly fall under the reading theme “Dig Into Reading” but seemed as if they would be enjoyed by lots of people, especially since these activities are attended by some of the local camps. We dug into our Pinterest archives and created a solar oven to attempt s’mores

solar oven 010

The sun kept hiding behind a cloud!











We created both ovens and below are instructions for the Basic Oven


  • Pizza boxes (clean/unused) or any clean, unused box
  • aluminum foil
  • plastic wrap
  • tape
  • scissors
  • box cutter (Deluxe Oven)
  • sticks about a foot long or a ruler (Deluxe Oven)
  • marshmallows
  • graham crackers
  • chocolate
  • gourmet chocolate (Hershey’s Brookside chocolate)
  • spice drops

solar oven materials

Basic Oven

Take a clean unused box and line with foil, shiny side up. Keep the foil as unwrinkled as possible when lining your box.

Place ingredients in the box.

Cover box with plastic wrap (I am not above using no frills brands but found that the less expensive cling wrap did not adhere as well. We also had to use scissors to cut the plastic wrap.

Set in the sun until melted.


The day we made our ovens was a cloudy day. The chocolate melted for sure but the other ingredients did not.


Check out our Video of solar ovens

Basic ovens ready to bake.

Basic ovens ready to bake.


Pinterest pins that inspired this post:


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  1. Jamie says:

    Great idea – the people down the hill from me in Phoenix could probably bake a cake in that!! ha/ha Pinned & tweeted!

  2. Dawn Pruitt says:

    Cool! What a fun homeschool project.

  3. Interesting project but I guess that the marshmallows may not melt here. It is too cool.

  4. Very cool. We have a solar oven and it’s tons of fun to use on a hot summer day!

  5. Rose Powell says:

    Oh neat, the girls made these at the library last year!

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