Pizza Collages
Pizza Collages Craft Activity Toddler Kindy Preschool

Pizza, pizza everybody loves us some pizza!  Let’s make pizza collages!

It’s true, here in Australia Friday night pizza is a ritual in many households. Soooo delicious and fun to make.  Our daughters loved cutting up ingredients and then creating a pizza masterpiece!!

Pizza is also a fabulous cooking experience for childcare educators or teachers to share with their children.  This year however, with the covid restrictions, cooking and sensory play hasn’t been possible.   

Well that didn’t stop Miss Sarah and Miss Hayley in the older toddler room!!  How wonderful are their children’s pizza collages.  Almost good enough to eat!

Tips for great pizza collages

  • Reuse thick cardboard boxes for your pizza bases.  Nappy boxes are perfect!
  • If your children are old enough, get them to cut the scrap paper up for your ingredients.  Brainstorm what they might want on their pizza – grated cheese, pepperoni, ham, pineapple, capsicum, mushrooms, olives. 
  • I love mixing glue and paint together when making collages.  It means no waiting for the paint to dry before glueing.  

Materials needed

  • Cardboard scissors,  paper scissors
  • Round cardboard pizza bases 
  • Red paint and paint brush
  • PVA glue
  • An assortment of coloured paper cut into pizza ingredient shapes, eg: grated cheese, pepperoni, ham, pineapple, capsicum, mushrooms, olives. 

Method

  1. Mix equal quantities of red paint and PVA glue together in a paint pot.
  2. Let each child choose a pizza base and encourage them to add “pizza sauce” to their base with a paintbrush.
  3.  Have the paper ingredients on a tray for easy selection.  Ask the children what they’re adding to their pizza as they work.  Discuss colours, shapes and flavours as they create their artwork.
  4. Hang your pizza collages up to dry before adding them to your home corner area.

Extending on the experience

 

  • Create other foods using clean recycled boxes eg – spaghetti from wool and paper meatballs, ice-cream cones from paper and tissue paper balls.
  • Cut your pizzas into quarters and eighths for fun shape and numeracy activities.
  • Create a pizza shop in home corner with a cash register, aprons and menu
  • Learn this great Pizza Party song, which teaches children the steps to make a pizza!

Do you like pizza?  What’s your favourite toppings?  I love a vegetarian pizza with pepperoni or a seafood and feta cheese pizza.  

As always I’d love to know if you enjoyed this activity, email me at hello@craftylittlefolk.com or comment below.

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Jasmine xx

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