One of the things I like about felt food (other than the fact that it is a super cheap, quick and easy, DIY project) is that it allows kids to really participate in the cooking process and not just heat and serve. With this pizza, Jessica can make her dough, put on her marinara and cheese, and finally add her favorite toppings. Then she can serve that same type of pizza using the slices I made to all of her tea party attendees! Here’s what I did:
First I made a whole pizza:
I cut out a circle of tan felt for the crust.
Then I cut out a red “blob” for the marinara sauce. You could use several smaller “blobs” that could be used on top of noodles, but I chose to make just one large “blob.”
Then I cut out a white “blob” for the cheese. Jessica requested an orange “blob” because we use cheddar on our homemade pizzas, but the only orange I had was neon…
Finally, I made the toppings!! I cut out small red circles for pepperonis, small green rectangles for green peppers, small black circles (with a hole cut out of the middle) for olives, and some mushrooms out of a multi-hued tan felt.
The pizza was absolutely adorable and perfect for cooking, but very difficult to serve to friends!! So….I created pizza slices for serving to friends!
First, I basically made a second pizza, but I removed all of the toppings and cut the remaining cheese pizza into slices.
I chose to sew around the cheese so that the crust, marinara, and cheese would not come apart (since this is for serving purposes and not cooking). You could easily use glue, sewing in a tube, mod podge, etc. or just leave it unattached.
Finally, you are ready to decorate your pizza and slices with whatever toppings you choose (or none at all if you prefer cheese pizza) and serve at a tea party to all of your friends!!