Make Your Own Play Food! DIY Burlap Pizza

Posted by Stacey Gibbon

What kid doesn't like making pizza? Skip the hassle and mess in the kitchen & instead craft up some "pretend" burlap pieces instead!

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My son, like most young children, loves to pretend to cook things up. He’s always mixing and measuring things from his pretend kitchen items, to later bring to us for ‘eating.’ It’s amazing how big his imagination is, even at the young age of four. I just hope he keeps his cooking skills up {and his future wife appreciates it!}

So on that note - what kid {or adult} doesn't LOVE making pizza? From rolling the dough out, to adding the toppings - it's just simple fun. But who wants to deal with the mess in the kitchen? That's where today’s kid friendly craft post comes in handy!

Inspired by some Burlap Triangles I found on the Blitsy website, today's Burlap Pizza Kid Craft tutorial will have you making up some one-of-a-kind pieces with your child that are calorie-free, mess-free and most importantly - super fun! Just check out the full tutorial below to see what I'm talking about! Happy crafting my friends!

Supplies you'll need:

  • Burlap Triangles
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Let's get crafty!

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First, you and your child will need to decide what toppings you want for your pizza. We went ahead with basic cheese and pepperoni for ours, but you are more than welcome to customize it however you like {in fact I encourage it!}

Once you have your toppings picked out, it's time to cut them out from the cardstock. First, I cut some smaller triangles from the yellow cardstock for the cheese and circles from the red cardstock, for the pepperoni.

If you are looking for other pizza topping ideas, why not cut some bell peppers from green cardstock, olives from black and onions from white? You can also grab some glitter glue to really dress things up!

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Now that the cardstock pieces are all cut out, it's time for the real fun! Allow children to decorate/glue on their cardstock pieces to the burlap triangles however they like. No real rules - just simple fun!

Once done, just let it all dry completely before displaying and/or using for some pretend play fun!

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