Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No-Sew Felt Pizza Tutorial

I love felt play food...and I love a quick project. Which leads us to this tutorial for creating a no-sew felt pizza. Great for budding chefs, for color and number practice, to use on a flannel board or on the table...imagine the possibilities!

Here's what you need:

Materials:

-scissors

-1 large square tan/light brown felt for crust

-1 large square red felt for crust

-scrapes of felt in different colors for pizza toppings



Here's the process:

1. Decide how big you want your pizza and cut a large circle of tan felt for the crust. I like mine to fit in a recloseable plastic bag, so I use one for measuring:

2. Cut a slightly smaller circle out of red for the sauce. It doesn't need to be a perfect circle...it's pizza sauce! I fold mine as shown to make sure it's smaller than my crust:





3. Now it's time to cut the toppings. Here are some of the ones I like:


Cheese (triangles of yellow felt)
(sorry the color's a bit off in this picture)Green Pepper (made of light green felt)

Mushrooms (made of white, gray, or tan felt)
Onions (made of purple felt)

Pepperoni (red circles with black dots made with a permanent marker)
Black Olives (made of black felt)

With all your toppings cut you are ready to make a pizza!

I like to keep mine in the bag I used as a measuring tool from the beginning, that way none of the little pieces get lost.


My two year old enjoys taking my order and making a pizza for us to share! I'm sure your little ones will love playing pizza chef too!

3 comments:

  1. I have just come over from The Activity Mom where I saw your magnets and a muffin tin featured.

    The no sew felt pizza is a great idea. I did a similar sort of thing with different features that could be used to make various clown faces for my little girl who was interested in clowns after our visit to the circus. I wrote about this idea here:

    http://etadventures.blogspot.com/2010/04/independent-play.html

    I have really enjoyed learning about all of your creative ideas and I am now your newest follower.

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  2. Love your blog...I just saw this post and pulled out my felt and made my son a felt pizza...I hope he loves it when he wakes up tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks for sharing! I love surfing for new ideas to have fun with my 21 months old. :-)

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