Pizza and Pasta

Create this Italian cuisine-inspired fake food art.

Safety Tips

  • This project is not edible. Not suitable for children below 3 years old.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Pizza and Pasta craft

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Light yellow or white yarn
  • Self-hardening clay or salt dough
  • Colored flour paste
  • Poster paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Crayon or pencil sharpener
  • Yellow crayon
  • Craft foam

Steps

Step 1 Pizza and Pasta 1. Paint a large paper plate with the color of your choice. Dark colors such as burgundy, dark blue or green work well with our Italian food theme.
Step 2 Pizza and Pasta 2. You may paint details on your plate such as these stripes along the edges. You may finger paint if you like.

Set the plate aside to dry.
Step 3 Pizza and Pasta Ask for an adult's help3. Prepare your own salt dough or use self-hardening clay.
Step 4 Pizza and Pasta 4. Mold the dough into a wedge shape to make a slice of pizza. Make the outer edge a little bit thicker.
Step 5 Pizza and Pasta Ask for an adult's help5. Prepare colored flour paste. Make an orange-colored paste to mimic tomato sauce and a yellow-colored one for some mozzarella cheese. Load the yellow flour paste into a squeeze bottle.
Step 6 Pizza and Pasta 6. Place the pizza wedge on one side of the plate. Apply some "tomato sauce" (orange flour paste) on the pizza. Leave some sauce for your pasta.
Step 7 Pizza and Pasta 7. Squeeze on the "mozzarella cheese" on top of the tomato sauce. If you don't have a squeeze bottle, you may spoon in the "mozzarella cheese" instead.
Step 8 Pizza and Pasta 8. Make pizza toppings by cutting shapes from craft foam or construction paper. Some shapes you can make are red circles for pepperoni, green strips for peppers, white strips for onions and black rings for olives. Decorate your pizza with the toppings.
Step 9 Pizza and Pasta 9. Cut light yellow or white yarn to make spaghetti noodles. Arrange them on the remaining area on your plate.
Step 10 Pizza and Pasta 10. Spoon in some "tomato sauce" on top of the noodles.
Step 11 Pizza and Pasta 11. Sharpen a yellow crayon and sprinkle the shavings on top of the tomato sauce to have some "parmesan cheese" on your pasta.
Pizza and Pasta 12. You've just whipped up a superb-looking Italian platter. Remember though that this is just an art work and is not edible!

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