How to Make a Solar Cooker with Trash

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How to Make a Solar Cooker Out of Trash  |  {Mom with a Prep}

Thinking ‘inside the box’ and some ingenuity,  a solar cooker can be made out of trash you find anywhere. Have an old satellite dish you’re not using any longer? What about that pizza box from yesterday’s lunch. Or the Amazon box that came from the  UPS man…or even a Pringle’s can! All you need is some imagination, some aluminum foil & duct tape (well, maybe a few more bits…but that part won’t be hard!) This week, follow along with Pintersting Thursday as we show you how to make a solar cooker from trash!

How to make a Solar Cooker from a Satellite Dish

How to Make a Solar Cooker from a Satellite Dish | Mom with a Prep

from hackaday.com

How to make a Solar Cooker from a Large Box

How to make a Solar Cooker from a Large Box | Mom with a Prep

from epicurian.com

How to make a Solar Cooker from a Box | Mom with a Prep

from iwillprepare.com

This particular project has some great ideas for making it more useful and servicable with hinged lids and propped arms.

How to make a Solar Cooker from a Small Box

How to make a Solar Cooker with a small box | Mom with a Prep

from yaprogramactivities.wordpress.com

How to make a Solar Cooker from a Pizza Box

Pizza Box Solar Oven - can be used for more t han just cooking s'mores!  /// Mom with a PREPWhile this is shown as mostly a science project for kids to make s’mores in, it actually does serve a purpose for small-scale cooking/reheating. We’ve actually made a version that inserted a piece of picture frame glass (or you could use plexiglass) into the lid of the pizza box to create a closed oven that gets higher temps than this open box version.

How to make a Solar Cooker from a Windshield Sun Visor

How to make a Solar Cooker form a Car WIndshield Sun Visor | Mom with a Prep

solarcooker-at-cantinawest.com

If you can find these at the beginning of the season, dollar stores are a great place to grab a few!

How to make a Solar Cooker from a Pringles Can

How to make a Solar Cooker from a Pringles Can | Mom with a Prep

www.energywhiz.com/experiments/solar_oven.htm

Try using an oven bag to then put over the opening of the can to create a better retention of solar energy and create a steamer!

While the Pringles can seems a bit absurd, the idea that you can create a Solar Cooker from so many different objects lets you know that with a bit of ingenuity, you can cook without electricity, gas or fire if you can think “inside the box”.

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Jane Baldwin
Jane is a follower of Christ, homeschooling mom, and blogger, who, with her husband and children, is looking to become more self-reliant, skilled, and more PREPared for the unique circumstances life throws at them everyday. Just please don't notice the chocolate on her keyboard or the large pile of clean (mostly) laundry at the foot of her bed.
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