My daughter loves to cook. All her toys have turned into food at one point or another. She's always mixing and baking and giving me a "taste" of the snacks she's made.
A while ago I bought a couple of these little cookie sheets for her at the Dollar Store.
She loves to pretend to make cookies or pizza on them with her blocks or bean bags. I love them because they're magnetic too so she can play with all her magnetic toys on them.
For a while I've been thinking about making felt pizzas for her and I finally got around to buying some felt. I love felt because it doesn't bend or tear. The fun lasts so much longer with felt than with paper.
What you need:
- Brown felt--for the crust
- Red felt--for the sauce and pepperoni
- White felt--for your mozzarella cheese
- Black felt--for olives
- Green felt--for peppers
- Pink felt--for Canadian bacon
- Yellow felt--for pineapple
- A good pair of sharp scissors
- Circle patters
- Straight pins (optional)
Look around your house for circle shapes. I used a plate, bowl, and lids to make my circles. For the bigger circles I pinned my patterns on the felt to make it easier to cut, but for the smaller ones I just held the pattern with my finger.
For toppings I tried to use "food" that wasn't too small. I didn't want to be stuck with a bunch of teeny tiny pieces.
My daughter has had so much fun making her pizzas. And when we're done we store it all in a Ziploc bag.
Another idea: If your child doesn't have interest in assembling a pizza you can always glue all the pizza pieces together and then cut it into slices to play with.