Last summer, my team and I had such a great time coming up with the felt burger and french fries as a fun toy for playtime with your kids. And now I am happy to announce that our menu has expanded! Today we are sharing the templates and tutorial to make an entire play pizza and toppings out of felt.
You will need felt, embroidery floss, and a little bit of poly-fill to make this play pizza. The toppings include pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, olives, green peppers, onions, and pineapple. Find your felt colors for each of these items, plus a light brown for the crust, red for the tomato sauce, and creamy yellow for the cheese. We used felt from Benzie Design‘s shop and it worked like a dream! Next, find matching colors of embroidery floss. You will be doing some basic blanket stitches for the crust, pepperonis, pineapple, ham, onion, and green peppers. Print the PDF template below and cut out each shape as a guide for cutting your felt. For the onions and olives, you will need to cut circle out of the center. I would recommend folding your felt in half and cutting a semi-circle along the fold in order to do this. The olives are so little that it can be tricky!
Follow our step-by-step photo tutorial below to help you through the sewing process. Once your pieces are mostly sewn together, you will need a bit of poly-fill to stuff the crust and pineapple pieces. Of course, your play pizza would not be complete without the Perfect Pizza Menu so that your guests can select which toppings they want on their perfect pizza! Simply download the PDF and print it onto regular printer paper or card stock. We printed ours onto printer paper, but card stock will be a bit sturdier if you prefer something that will hold up for hours of play time.
If you love this play pizza and are looking for more fun kids games made out of felt, check out our felt fishing game with our DIY toy fishing rods! Summer is upon us and there are plenty of opportunities for game time while school is out! I love seeing your creative successes, so be sure to share your photos with me by emailing them into firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging me on Instagram. I will always share my favorites on Facebook 🙂 Enjoy! ~ Lia