Friday, July 20, 2007

Solar Oven

We decided to make a solar oven after reading about it at martinzoo. Since she did such a wonderful job of showing you how to make it, step-by-step, I won't duplicate it. Basically, you take a pizza box and line it with aluminum foil. You also cut a "window" out of the top and line it with Saran Wrap. Then, you're ready to take it outside and cook!

Unfortunately, with all of the rain we've been having, we haven't been seeing much of the sun. We did try to cook some mini pizzas last week, but the temperature never got about 85 degrees. It was pretty cloudy. So, we are waiting for a sunny day (with rain forcasted for the next 10 days at least) so we can try some s'mores... yum! We did go ahead and cook our pizzas in our little oven, and they turned out great. We tried both English Muffins and bagels, but I liked the bagels better.


aly9712 said...

what a cool idea. I have my nephews coming over this weekend and I'm going to try this. Hopefully we'll have weather that goes along to make it work. It's been dreary here lately.

Oh and thanks for stopping by Alex's blog!! I appreciate knowing that someone else is reading it :)

Robin said...

Dana, Next time you might want to set the solar oven on the concrete or asphalt, because you get a lot of stored heat from there and it will add to the temperature in your solar oven. Good luck!

Cyndi said...

What a fun idea! The sun has finally come out where we are, so I think we'll try that one day soon. The kids will love it!

Sherri said...

We had plans to do the solar oven at the end of last school year, but had a lot of rain and cloudy weather. This one looks so fun and easy that I am going to do it this summer...before school starts back. I don't think the kids will even realize we are doing school stuff!!!
Thanks for the link!

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to try a solar oven for years. This one is simple enough we just might do it! Oh, the smores look great! Thanks for the info!

Happy Homeschooling!


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