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Mini BBQ

Mini BBQ Activity

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Use regular household goods to create a miniature barbecue grill that will actually cook your kid's mini favorites. This project is a great way to show your child the power of resourcefulness; knowing how to build something yourself is empowering and practical—plus it's really fun!

What You Need:

  • Tuna can or similar-sized can that has the top removed and has been completely cleaned
  • Computer cooling fan cover
  • Single, self-igniting charcoal briquettes
  • Lighter
  • Needle nose pliers

What You Do:

  1. Unscrew a cooling fan cover from an old computer or electrical appliance. This will be used as your grill.
  2. Cut a few small notches in the tuna can to secure the cover on top.
  3. Have your child place a single charcoal briquette in the tuna can.
  4. Light the self-igniting briquette and place the cover over the can using the pliers. Be careful, as the briquette will be very hot.
  5. Try cutting a hot dog in half and place on the grill for pre-supper snack!

Note: This activity should only be completed outdoors in a safe location and with proper supervision.

Detective Constable Jake Friesen is a member of the Forensic Identification Unit with the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service in Ontario, Canada. Jake is highly trained in many disciplines of forensic science.

Updated on Jul 3, 2014
See more activities in: High School, Physical Science
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