Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Need to keep the kids busy while you work on dinner? Already looking forward to school starting in the fall? Try out this fun pizza craft!
What you’ll need:
Paper bag (one per kid), construction paper (I used scrapbook cardstock), scissors, glue stick, paper punches (optional), paper shredder (optional).
Cut the top 4 inches or so off of your paper bag.
Leaving the bag flat, cut two diagonals to make the pizza shape. The bottom fold of the bag should be the point of the pizza.
Roll down the top of the bag twice to make the “crust” and secure it with the glue stick. I also glued down any loose flaps on the back side of the bag.
Now it’s time for the toppings. The nice thing about this craft is you can adapt it for all ages and abilities. Older kids can cut out the “toppings” on their own. I used several paper punches in different sized circles to make the green pepper, onion, and pepperoni toppings. You could definitely cut these out on your own, I just used the punches because I
am lazy had them.
I used the the circle punches again for the black olives. I cut out mushrooms freehand and crumpled squares of paper to make the sauage. The cheese is just yellow paper I put in my paper shredder.
Now begins the fun part. Give the kids a glue stick and let them begin adding toppings.
Even though they don’t actually eat half of these toppings on pizza, they loved using them to decorate these pizzas!
Yum! Annika added mushrooms for Grandpa, onions for Daddy, and black olives for Aunt Momo.
You could make all types of toppings–little sardines, pink “Canadian bacon” circles, yellow triangles of pineapple, etc. And, it looks like a lot of prep work, but getting the pizza slices and all of the toppings ready only took me 15 minutes.
What are your go-to rainy day activities?