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 Do:
- Unscrew a cooling fan cover from an old computer or electrical appliance. This will be used as your grill.
- Cut a few small notches in the tuna can to secure the cover on top.
- Have your child place a single charcoal briquette in the tuna can.
- Light the self-igniting briquette and place the cover over the can using the pliers. Be careful, as the briquette will be very hot.
- 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.