Felt Pizza... Yum!


It's Friday... in household across America, it means PIZZA! So what better day of the week to introduce our play Felt Pizza? And not just ANY pizza. We have enough toppings here to satisfy the most discerning palate, or the pickiest eater! And with 6 different toppings... pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, pineapples, and yes, even anchovies, children can mix and match to their hearts content. As a matter of fact, there are 720 unique pizzas they can create. And that number goes up like crazy if you make them without cheese or tomato sauce! (And, no... I did not count them all... let's just say geek math and leave it at that :)

So, roll up your sleeves, floor the board, metaphorically speaking, and let's start cooking!

Materials:
assorted wool or wool blend felt (bothWool Felt Central and A Child's Dream carry felt)
embroidery floss in matching colors
large plastic lid from protein mixes or coffee
wool roving or fiberfill
pattern

HINT: If you haven't done so already, ready our tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt.

Make a copy of the pattern. Hint: You should only need 1 pattern if you begin cutting the pieces from outside in.

Cut out 2 pieces of dough. (traditional flour or gluten free :)

Cut out pattern along the running stitch line near the outer crust. Hint: If you place tape over the cutting line before cutting it out, it will make the edge rigid and make the next step easier. Place the pattern on top of the pizza dough piece, and trace the ring using a disappearing marker.


Remove the outer rim of the plastic lid and cut a circle with a 5 1/2" diameter.


Using 2 strands of matching floss, stitch the 2 pieces of dough together halfway, then slide the plastic circle between the 2 pieces of dough, and finish stitching around the circle. The plastic ring is now sewn into the dough. This makes the pizza rigid.

Rip a piece of roving the width of your ring finger. Make it long enough to go around the pizza plus several inches.

Lay the roving between the running stitch and the edge of the pizza. Begin sewing the edges of the pizza closed using a blanket stitch and 3 strands of floss leaving an inch long roving tail. You will begin encasing the roving in the dough, creating the outer crust. Continue around the pizza until you get back to the start. Overlap the roving and sew closed.

Cut out 2 pieces of tomato sauce, and sew them together using a blanket stitch and 3 strands of matching floss.


Cut out 2 pieces of cheese, and sew them together using a blanket stitch and 3 strands of matching floss.

Cut out 8 pieces of each of the toppings. The toppings remain single thickness and do not need to be sewn together.

Your pizza is now read to assemble!

Start with the crust...

Add the tomato sauce...

Then the cheese.

Arrange your toppings in bowls, then create the perfect pizza.

There are pizzas with pepperoni...

Pizzas with pepperoni and mushrooms...

Pizzas with pepperoni and mushrooms and green peppers!

What about a lactose free pizza? Just hold the cheese and add some yummy toppings like anchovies, onions and green peppers.

And how about a veggie pizza with mushrooms, onions, green peppers and pineapples?
And, finally, really indulge... pizza with the works!

As you can see, the possibilities are endless (well, if not endless, at least mind boggling!)

So, now, Friday night can be pizza night even in the play kitchen, and I suppose, ANY TIME the wee ones are in the mood!

BON APPETETE!

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Comments

Thanks a ton! I just whipped

Thanks a ton! I just whipped this up (decided not to sew them and instead just cut out all of the shapes from felt) and I am excited to use in my classroom tomorrow! Will be a great language activity while also practicing some imaginary play :)

Thanks!

Thanks for the great pattern! I made two of these last night to give to the kids with their play kitchen this morning and they are a hit!

Fun Pizza!

Thanks for the fun tutorial! My little girl loved her "pizza" and it was a cinch to make!

I am totally new to this felt

I am totally new to this felt stuff, but I am so excited about it and can't wait to try this project!!!! Does the felt have to be a wool blend? I am trying to find an affordable pack on Amazon and it says it is "Chenille." Will that matter?

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog!!! I love your homeschooling curriculum! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The expression, "you get what

The expression, "you get what you pay for" is very true when it comes to felt. It has been my experience that the "cheap" felts are not pleasant to work with (you don't get nice, clean edges) and they stretch out of shape and "ball" after moderate use. I only use "crafting felt" if it is on an item that will be washed repeatedly. Even then, be warned, the felt will wear and break down.

My advice is to buy less, but better quality felt. In general, the more wool, the more sturdy. I mostly use the wool blends due to cost factors. I save using the 100% wool for special projects. Three of our sponsors: wool felt central, a child's dream, and felt-o-rama all carry felt. I suggest you visit them and read more about felt. If you buy felt from wool felt central, make sure to use the coupon code WEEFOLKART to get a 20% discount. Check out the sponsor buttons in the right column of our blog to go directly to the shops.

Also, if you haven't done so already, make sure to read our article on cutting felt. Hopefully, it will help you out :) http://weefolkart.com/content/how-cut-out-felt-revised Have fun, and let us know if you have any other questions :)

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Thank you so much for your

Thank you so much for your detailed response!!! I'm so excited :)

This is so adorable. I just

This is so adorable. I just made 2 pizzas but I shrunk the pattern to about 66% so each of my kids had their own personal pan pizza. I was able to use the lids off a powdered drink mix. I also make some tomato chunks since that is a favorite in the house. They turned out great. I now plan to make your fried eggs and bacon. Thanks!

Delicious...

Wow what a delicious looking pizza? Thanks for sharing such wonderful art work. I am going to make it for sure....
I just like your site so much You always share great and simple to understand art work...homework help

I love it!

Can't wait to get "baking" one here. :)

Cute!

That is so cute! Friday's are our pizza day too. You might enjoy the felt campfire toy tutorial I put on my new website. You can check it out here, http://www.simple-and-frugal-living.com/felt-campfire.html. It is my first original felt project so I hope the instructions are clear. I wonder if I have time to make that pizza for my friend's son's b-day party next weekend?

I knew I've been saving those

I knew I've been saving those coffee lids for a reason. I have 6, count them 6, neice and nephew bdays coming up in the next month. All under the age of 6. They are all getting pizza! Think I might include a real pizza coupon with them. These are great! As usual, you make the right craft at the right time for me. Thanks a trillion!

Same with me! I have a bunch

Same with me! I have a bunch of random things like coffee lids that I don't like to throw awaay.

Now I have a fun project :)