Welcome! Summer days means long days outside and even backyard camping.
I have been doing lots of yard work. Having gathered up some old limbs and deciding to burn them in my yard last night, I figured I would kill two birds with one stone and make some smores and roasted hot dogs. I am a little picky, so I usually take the wire hangers back to the dry cleaners once I have put the clothing on my permanent hangers. I just happened to have picked up a batch of cleaning recently so I had the hangers on hand to make some camp roasting sticks. These hangers are uncoated which makes them safe to use for this purpose.
This is a really fun project you can do with your kids and doesn't take a ton of materials or prep time. Make your roasting stick today and be roasting delicious s'mores, hot dogs and marshmallows by tonight!
I used wood dowels that are about 1" in diameter and cut them into pieces about 10" long. Then, we drilled a hole in the center and glued a recycled wire hanger into the hole using Aleenes Liquid Fusion. Of course, we straightened the hanger before insertion. The fun part comes when you let your little ones loose to paint, draw, color designs on the sticks. It may be a bit easier for them to decorate the sticks before you glue the hanger into the drilled hole.
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