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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pizza Pretend Play and Counting Activity

I've had way too much time without my husband lately as he's been finishing up repairing and cleaning our old house.  While watching way too many episodes of Downton Abbey I made this:

To make your own, gather your felt, scissors, and pattern and get crafting!

- free pattern
- felt (2 in any color, 1 silver, 1 light brown, 1 dark brown, 1 red, 1 white, and 1 black)
- scissors
- felt glue
- embroidery floss to match all the felt
- tapestry needle
- stick-on numbers
- plastic canvas
- hot glue gun and glue

1- Print pattern.

2- Cut out the large circle in silver felt and lightly glue it to the *any* color felt.

3- Cut out another large circle in light brown felt (crust).

4- In the red felt, cut out a squiggly circle a bit smaller than the crust.

5- Cut out the small circle in the white felt (cheese).

6- Use the felt glue to lightly tack down all the pieces: light brown, red, and then white.

7- Cut out the pie piece templates and use them to divide the pizza into six pieces.  It helps to mark the pizza with a pen or sewing pencil before you try to cut it.

8- Use the same piece templates to mark out six slices on the pie pan.

9- Stitch the sauce to the crust in red, and the cheese to the crust in white.

10- Cut out 21 pieces of meat in dark brown with the templates.  If you're not a meat-eating family, you can make the pieces into tomatoes or something else.

11- Stitch the meat onto the pizza slices as follows: six on one piece, five on another, four, then three, two, and one.

12- Stitch the pie pan onto the main felt and stitch the guidelines to mark out the six pieces.

13- Add felt numbers to the pie pan, either in numerical order or randomly.

14- Stitch the numbers down (which is a complete pain) to add some security to them.

15- Add velcro to the pie pan and pizza slices.

16- Make a sandwich with the pie pan felt piece, the plastic canvas, and another piece of felt.  I hot glued them together in certain places to make them easier to sew.

17- Cut the black felt into strips long-wise.

18- Sew the strips over the edges of the "felt sandwich" like binding.

19- Attach all the pieces to the pie pan.

20- Finished!

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