|YUM! Bacon, sausage and pepperoni pizza!|
I bought some red and kraft-colored wrapping paper at IKEA this past Christmas and thought the weight and color of them would be nice for the sculptures. I thought the children could cut a brown triangle for the bottom crust part and a top triangle from red for the sauce part...however, I used all of the red wrapping paper at Christmastime. Oops! But I had a plan...
I had the children cut both triangles for the pizza from the kraft paper, staple & stuff and then paint the sauce on with red tempera. While they were drying, the children created their toppings from construction paper scraps. This worked out great for timing and they came out great--love the bright red sauce!
The toppings are a study in size, shape and color! I had some take-out menus from pizza places and we made a huge list of toppings the children could use on their pizzas. I also made my "at least three" rule with the toppings: the children had to create at least three different toppings for their pizza (not including the cheese). Most of them were happy to oblige!
So have a no-calorie pizza party for your class or family and have fun using up all of those paper scraps you've been hanging onto!
Easy-Peasy Pizza Sculptures
- Medium weight paper (large sheets or a roll of paper)
- Triangle templates cut from poster board (bottom crust template should be about 5" longer than the top crust so you can roll the triangle up and make the crust of the pizza)
- Newspaper or paper scraps to stuff the form
- Stapler with staples
- Red tempera paint (or white if you like a white sauce)
- Paint brushes
- Water bucket, paper towels
- Paper scraps for pizza toppings
- Elmer's glue