Pretend Play Pizza Shop

This pretend play pizza shop was a huge hit back when my kids were younger. They loved pretending to cook pizza and serve it inside our pretend pizza store. We made a felt pizza to target fine motor skills, but the kids didn’t know that…they were just having fun!

Pretend Play Pizza Shop

 
 
 

felt pizza diy

We started by making a felt pizza DIY toy. This is something we used in our pretend kitchen set, and in our pretend pizza shop. It’s super easy to make. You’ll need just a few items to make the felt pizza. And, it’s all no-sew, so it’s a quick DIY felt food activity to pull together.

  • Brown felt (any fabric would work, really)
  • White felt
  • Red felt
  • Green felt
  • Grey felt

To make the felt pizza DIY food, grab a pizza pan from your kitchen. You’ll use that as a template to size the pizza correctly. 

  1. Place the brown fabric or felt on the pizza pan. Cut the fabric into a circle. This will be the crust for your pizza. You want it to be slightly smaller than the pizza pan.
  2. Next, place the brown felt circle on the red fabric. Cut a slightly smaller circle from the red felt. You want the red fabric, which will be the pretend pizza sauce to sit on top of the brown crust. 
  3. Repeat that step using the white felt. Place the  red felt circle on the white fabric. Cut a slightly smaller circle from the white felt. You want the white fabric, which will be the pretend pizza cheese to sit on top of the red sauce.
  4. Next, cut small circles from the red fabric. This will be the pretend pepperoni. 
  5. Cut small curved pieces from the green felt. This will be the pretend peppers.
  6. Last, cut mushroom shapes from the grey felt. 

That’s it! Now, you can layer the felt pieces to create your DIY felt pizza!

Turn a little Tyke Playhouse into a pretend Pizza Shop

Next is the fun part of our pretend pizza shop. We turned our outdoor plastic play house into a pretend pizza shop for dramatic play! You could use a little tyke playhouse, or use any type of outdoor play space.

 
We added a cardboard sheet and painted a little more for a pizza shop feel on another side of the play house. 
We’ve been playing Pizza shop all week!
 
And what is a pizza shop without Pizza?!?!
 
We’ve made felt food in the past (fuzzy cookies, anyone?)
…and so it was easy to snip up a pizza to go along with our pizza shop.
 
felt pizza DIY
 
Big Sister and Little Guy have been busy taking orders.
(On their hand phone.  Literally. They say, “Mom, your hand phone is ringing!” LOVE their imagination!!)
Everything we used in our pizza shop, was already in the house. 
 
Boxes were otherwise going to be recycled, paint was left over from other projects, fabric and felt all in my craft supplies.  We added the kid’s toy cash register and a few kitchen tools for added pretend play.
 
 
And I’ve been placing maaaany Pizza orders in their little shop!
 
 
And we’ve had LOTS of Pizza faces 🙂
 
Our little Pizza shop has been pretty active with so much imagination play, creativity, and art work…And of course just fun!

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