Winter Camping and Solar S’mores


Going on a camping holiday with your family is a fun and exciting summer trip! Even though it’s wintery and cold outside, you can bring some of this summer fun indoors with this solar s’more oven! Build a fort in your living room and in no time, it’ll be feeling like summer again as you snack on your s’more inside your living room tent!

What You’ll Need:

Cardboard box

  • Foil

  • Tape

  • Plastic wrap

  • Graham crackers

  • Marshmallow

  • Chocolate bar

  • Fort supplies! Pillows, blankets, etc.


What to Do:

  1. Line the inside of the cardboard box with foil.

  2. Place the chocolate bar and marshmallow on top of the graham cracker.  Cover the top with plastic wrap and tape it down. 

  3. Place the box in the sunshine for one-half to two hours.

  4. While the chocolate is melting you can build your tent!

  5. Feel how hot the box and tin foil have become after sitting in the sun.

  6. Eat your tasty s’more snack!

Ask Yourself:

  • Where should you put your s’more oven, so it will melt the fastest?

  • What material do you think causes the chocolate and marshmallow to heat up faster?

  • Try setting some chocolate in the sun without tinfoil, see what melts more quickly

  • What other tasty treats could you add to your smore?

Blog post written by Shawn Eckert, SCiP intern.