Make your own s’mores

You will need:

  • One cardboard pizza box
  • Aluminium foil
  • Clear kitchen cling film
  • One wooden Kebab Stick
  • Black plastic bin bag
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Glue
  • A box cutter or scissor can be used
  • Thermometer (if available)
  • Chocolate, biscuits and marshmallows


Note: Parents should do the cutting in advance for safety reasons.

  • Cut a square along three sides of the top of a large pizza box, leaving a one-inch border. Leave the backside of the square intact to make a flap.
  • Fold the cardboard up along the uncut line of the square to form a flap.
  • Wrap the bottom side of the flap in aluminium foil, shiny side out. Keep it as wrinkle free as you can.
  • Place a piece of pre-cut foil (shiny side up) on the inside bottom of the pizza box.
  • Place one sheet of pre-cut black construction paper on top of the foil.
  • Tape clear plastic (or sheet protectors) to the underside of the lid to seal the opening created by the flap. Make it as airtight as possible.

Recipe for s’mores

  • For each s’more, place two graham cracker halves on the black construction paper inside the box. Top one with a marshmallow, the other with a square of chocolate.
  • Place your oven outdoors in direct sunlight. Use a stick to prop the flap up at an angle that will reflect the most sunlight into the box.
  • Within an hour (sooner if it’s a really hot day), the chocolate squares and marshmallows should melt enough to assemble into s’mores.


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