How to Make a Felt Pizza
The first thing you need to do is cut a pizza crust out of tan felt or brown felt by cutting it into a circular pizza shape.
Next, use red felt for the tomato sauce. You can cut one large circle that is slightly smaller than the crust or small red circles like we did to spread around the pizza.
Then, create different toppings with felt pieces for your play pizza. We made all sorts of toppings even if they weren’t toppings that the kids enjoy on their pizza. Because let’s be honest, they only like cheese on their own pizzas. You actually don’t even need to give the toppings names. You can cut different felt shapes out of different colors and let the kids decide what they want them to be as they make their play food.
- Green felt can be used for green peppers.
- Orange felt or yellow felt can be cut into a large cheese piece to cover the whole pizza or small shreds of cheese. We chose small rectangles for shredded cheese.
- Black felt can be cut into circles for olives or sausage.
- White felt can be used for any meats or veggies like mushrooms. Cut the mushrooms into a mushroom shape or leave them as small circles.
- You can cut the pizza crust into slices so that when the pizza has been cooked in the play kitchen, your child can serve you a pizza slice on a plate.
- Get a pizza box from your local pizza shop. Make and deliver the pizza in a box.
- Use a pie pan from your kitchen for the pizza pan and cut your pizza crust to fit inside of it.
Playing with Felt Pizza
Model for your child how to pretend to make a pizza with felt pieces. Allow time for independent pretend play. Let your child take your pizza order. Ask for specific ingredients. This is a great way to expand vocabulary. They will make it and deliver it to you.
Felt Pizza Storage
You might be thinking this sounds like a big mess. How do you keep this pizza from spreading its ingredients all over the house? I gave B a few paper bowls to put the ingredients in. This was a great way to practice sorting. Then we put the paper bowls and crust right into a gallon size ziplock bag.
Overall, this activity took me less than 10 minutes to prepare and B had a great time using his imagination.
Friday 16th of April 2010
So cute! I linked this to my pizza party :)http://craftsandartforchildren.blogspot.com/2010/04/pizza-party-homemade-pizza-cake-recipe.html
Swapna Raghu Sanand
Friday 26th of March 2010
I loved this idea too. It's awesome.
Saturday 16th of May 2009
I love this idea! I also love how you are sharing your experiences with B. Great job!