Happy (almost) National PIZZA PARTY Day! Did you know National Pizza Party Day is this Friday, May 15? Each year on the third Friday in May, pizza lovers across the nation enjoy and commemorate this fun and unique day. If you know us, you know that we love any reason to celebrate and personally, any day is a good day to have a pizza party and eat some delicious cheesy goodness.
As part of our celebration, we wanted to include a creative activity with our little one that we could use for decoration at our (mini) Pizza Party. We decided to make a cute and fun pizza garland using cut outs of colored paper. This activity is quick, easy, doesn’t require many materials and it can be customized to your little one's taste…just like real pizza!
This activity serves as an opportunity to practice learning colors and counting as you hold each pizza topping up and the cutting and gluing of this craft is a great time to develop your little one's fine motor skills.
The garland is made by cutting out each part of the pizza using a template and then layering each piece. We kept this activity simple by using the colored papers and cutouts for each ingredient but don't be afraid to experiment and customize each slice. You could paint toppings, add details to the toppings, add beads or sequins for a dimensional look, etc. You can be as creative as you'd like! Once all of your pizza slices are finished you will string them together and your garland is ready to be hung.
Plan to eat pizza - make it a family night and have your favorite pizza delivered or try making your own - and hang up your new garland to celebrate!
National Pizza Party Day Pizza Garland - What You'll Need
- Pizza cutout template (we used this one); if you don't have a printer you could cut triangles as your pizza slices and be creative with topping cutouts.
- Colored paper/cardstock/construction paper in varied colors (we used: 2 variations of red for the pizza sauce and pepperoni; 2 variations of yellow for the pizza slice and crust; green for onions, and beige for mushrooms)
- Hole puncher
- Download the pizza cutout template (here) and cut out each item in coordinating colors. Depending on how long you want your garland continue to cut until you have the quantity desired.
- Glue and layer the cutouts. We glued the pizza sauce first and then topped with the crust covering about half of the sauce. Then place all of the pizza toppings on each slice. You can add as much or as little as you'd like.
- Once it has dried, hole punch both sides of your pizza slices and weave your string to create your garland. Remember to leave string on each side so you will be able to hang it up.
- Have fun making these! Your little one may enjoy it so much they'll think it's the real thing.
Have fun and share with us! #LOCreativeCircle #mylittleowly