DIY Solar Oven

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Spring is coming!  And with it, comes the sun!  Want to use that solar power to save some energy, money, and have fun?  Well, here's how...

Materials
  • Recycled Cardboard Box
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic Wrap

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Step 1:

First, you will need to cut a rectanglular flap in the top of your box and fold it back.

Step 2:

Then, line the bottom and the flap of your box with the foil.

Step 3:

Next, tape plastic wrap over the hole you cut.  (Be sure to pull it tight and secure it firmly.)

Step 4:

Now, open the top of your box and insert whatever you would like to cook.

Step 5:

Finally, sit your meal out in the sun to cook and enjoy!

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9 Discussions

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§rose§

Question 5 months ago on Step 3

How long does it take to make?

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Nik727CommanderCookie

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

Kids love it too. I did it with a group of K-6th graders at a daycare, and it entertained them all!

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vineskmNik727

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

Will be teaching this to 3-5th graders at my "How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse" class next week!

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sclausson

5 years ago on Introduction

Was that grilled cheese sandwich cooked in that oven? FYI I make paper solar cookers that can cook and reach 450F. Make sure the kids know it is just a warmer. Let them know food poisoning results from holding food at the wrong temperature - too long.

Nice instructable, clear directions.

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zikzak1

5 years ago

I see this drying the bread out, not toasting it like the bread in youre pic... even if the aluminum foil was wrinkle frre so you could reflect the sun better. Sorry, not trying to be a downer.

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