Make a Pizza Craft: Creative and Educational Activity for Children

Updated on June 19, 2019
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Claire has been home educating since 2011 and enjoys many types of art and crafts. She has also studied various education topics.

Pizza is a popular food that is available in many varieties.
Pizza is a popular food that is available in many varieties. | Source

Pizza is a popular food with children, and many enjoy creating customised pizzas at home. Pizza-making can also be a great way of creating a fun and engaging craft activity for children. This can range from simply drawing some pizza designs on paper to a fun afternoon of crafting and role-play that involves making, serving or delivering pizzas.

Don’t worry if you think you are not very creative or artistic or that you do not have the required tools and materials. Pizzas can be created from simple shapes and with a range of materials, including cardboard or cardstock, paper, fabric, sequins, foam and even store-bought crafting shapes. It is also possible to find printables online for pizza bases, boxes and toppings. Your pizzas could also be painted or designed using crayons, coloured pencils or felt pens. You could go for a mixed media approach and use a range of different materials.

Step 1—Create the Pizza Bases

Your pizza bases can be drawn or printed on paper, or you can create some rounds using ticker paper or cardboard. For our pizzas, I repurposed the cardboard box from a bookcase I bought recently. The thicker cardboard makes a strong and stable base for the toppings that won’t get too soggy or tear if lots of glue or paint is used.

A dinner plate makes a good template for drawing pizzas.
A dinner plate makes a good template for drawing pizzas. | Source

To create the bases, find something circular that you can use as a template to draw around. A plate is a good choice, or you could use one of the cardboard or polystyrene bases that come with some store-bought pizzas. Paper plates or large foam circles are another good, easy, ready-made option. Alternatively, circles can be drawn using a compass.

Once you have traced around your shape, cut out the pizza bases using scissors or a craft knife.

Cut out your pizza bases using scissors or a craft knife.
Cut out your pizza bases using scissors or a craft knife. | Source

Step 2—Make Some Tomato Sauce

For this step, you will need some red paper, cardstock or another material that can be easily cut and will stick. Ideas for this include felt, foam or fabric. Your sauce could also be painted or coloured onto the base.

To create the sauce pieces, draw around your pizza base (or template). Now draw a wobbly shape inside the outline. This ensures that the sauce pieces will fit onto the bases.

Sauce can be painted or made using paper.
Sauce can be painted or made using paper. | Source

Draw out enough sauce pieces for your bases, and then cut them out.

Pizza sauce ready to use.
Pizza sauce ready to use. | Source

Step 3—Create Cheese for Your Pizza

The cheese topping can be made in two ways:

  1. You can repeat step two using your choice of yellow material instead of red. If you choose this approach, don’t forget to draw the shape smaller than the tomato sauce; otherwise, the sauce will be hidden.
  2. The second method is to draw around a smaller circular object—for example, a cup—and cut out many yellow circles. Cheese could also be white like mozzarella or orange to match Double Gloucester, Red Leicester and other orange cheeses.

Cheese can be found in a variety of colours other than yellow.
Cheese can be found in a variety of colours other than yellow. | Source

Step 4—Decide What Toppings Your Pizza Will Have

Finally, you need to decide what type of toppings to use in your pizza craft. These can be drawn and cut out or created using stickers, foam shapes or craft materials such as sequins and buttons. Toppings could also be cut out of magazines that feature pictures of food or photocopied from books and then cut out. Our toppings are from an online printable.

The printable we used can be found at https://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/2014/05/hi-pizza-man-kindergarten-literature-unit-with-printables/
The printable we used can be found at https://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/2014/05/hi-pizza-man-kindergarten-literature-unit-with-printables/ | Source

Step 5—Have Fun Creating Your Own Pizzas

Lay out all the prepared materials with some glue on a table, floor space or tuff spot. Additional tools such as pens, pencils and paints can also be included, if you wish.

Pizza craft ready to enjoy.
Pizza craft ready to enjoy. | Source

Additional Educational Ideas to Expand on This Activity

There is a huge range of ways that this pizza craft activity can be expanded into further creative projects or other subjects. These include maths, geography, history and science. There is also the opportunity for gardening and cookery projects. Some ideas to try include:

  1. Maths—Counting and recording what toppings have been used. Which was most popular? Were there any that were not used at all? Findings could be recorded in graphs or pie charts or written about.
  2. Food and Cooking—What foods are the toppings made of? How do they grow? How do they taste? Investigate how pizzas are made. Have a go at making your own pizzas using homemade or store-bought pizza bases. What ingredients are used to make a pizza base and sauce? How are grains processed? What colour cheeses are there in the world? How many varieties of cheese are there in the world?
  3. Art and Crafts—Design a pizza box or logo for a pizza shop or delivery service.
  4. History—When were pizzas first made? Who invented pizza?
  5. Geography—Which country does each food originate from? Can you find them on a globe or map? Which country first made pizza?
  6. Gardening—Grow some plants related to pizzas, such as peppers, sweetcorn, garlic, tomatoes or onion. Research growing methods for each plant and how they are harvested.

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        Fayleen 

        2 months ago

        Hi i hope they will claire. The nursery have let me be included but when i am there with my son i worry about the other poor parents who for whatever reason are out and about and im trying to say to the other parents that we can be included.

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        Claire 

        2 months ago from Surrey, Uk

        Thank you. I'm glad that you have found a solution and a school that are willing to work in the ways best for your son.

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        Fayleen 

        2 months ago

        Hi again very good article for home education. I had a meeting with my 4 year old son's teacher and she told me i had to bring him to start school but she also said she could help me with anything so thats where i am with it. I get to be at my 4 year olds nursery with him more reguarly now cause i felt able to speak about that i like to be near him so at least there is some improvement. Thank you for helping claire, fayleen

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