National Smores Day

This National Holiday is just too tasty to miss! S'mores are one of those treats that no matter what age you are it's fun to do! Since it's still a little hot to be roasting the marshmellows on a campfire, we thought we'd share this fun activity to use the sun to your enjoyment!

Solar S'mores Ingredients:

- Pizza Box

- Two Clear Sheet Protectors

- Black Construction Paper

- Duct Tape

- Clear Masking Tape or Packing Tape

- Scissors (if being supervised a Box Knife makes it easier)

- Wooden Skewer

- Glue Stick (Elmer's glue will work)

- Tin Foil

- Ruler

- Pen

- Thermometer (optional)


How To Make Your Solar S'more Oven!

Step 1: On the lid of a pizza box, use a ruler and pen to measure and draw a square that is 1-2" from the sides of the box. Cut along three sides of the square you just made by using box cutters or a pair of scissors.

Step 2: Measure and cut a large piece of foil to line the bottom of the pizza box.

Step 3: Apply glue to the bottom of the pizza box and glue the large piece of foil into place, making sure it's smooth.

Step 4: Measure and cut another large piece of foil to cover the bottom of the flap you cut on the pizza box lid. Apply glue to the bottom of the pizza box lid and glue the tin foil piece into place.

Step 5: Use scissors to cut a piece of black construction paper that is 1-2" smaller at each edge than the bottom of the pizza box.
Use clear masking or packing tape to tape the black construction paper to the bottom of the pizza box. Make sure the black construction paper is centered. 

Step 6: Find a sheet protector and pull the two pieces apart. Tape these pieces together at one of their long edges. Tape the new, large piece of plastic on the inside of the box lid, NOT the flap. The plastic should span the flap opening. If it doesn't, make a larger plastic sheet!

Step 7: Use a wooden skewer to poke two small holes (don't poke the skewer all the way through) on the lid between the flap and the side of the lid. Poke the holes about 2" apart.

Step 8: Wrap a thin piece of tape around the skewer, near the flat end, so that one end of the tape is above the other end. Check out the photo at the right to see exactly how to wrap the tape.

Step 9: Tape the skewer to the flap so that the flat end of the skewer is near the end of the flap. Use the skewer and the holes you poked in the lid as a kickstand for the flap.

Step 10 (Optional): If you want to see just how hot your Solar Oven gets, tape a thermometer to the bottom of the box so that it can be seen through the plastic window.

Set up your oven with the flap up and place it in the sun. It may take a little while, but you'll watch your s'mores heat up, melt, and be ready to eat!

solar oven

We hope you enjoy this great treat for National S'Mores Day! As always, we'd love to see the s'mores you make- tag us at @SmockedAuctions on social media!



Amy & Nicole