Friday, April 23, 2010

Recycled Pizza

While on a field trip last year to the Phoenix Children's Museum, we came across the "cafe".  A play area filled with little people sized kitchen's, including a brick oven with pizza making supplies.  I absolutely had to have some in our classroom! So, here is our rendition of their pizza:

1. Start with a canvas type material, batting and for the appearance of a 'golden crust', tea stain.  I had a mom volunteer to sew the pizza crusts together.  

2. Next, gather all different types of scrap materials.  Parents are good resources, asking fabric stores for donations or if your lucky like me, a place like Treasures 4 Teachers will have a plethora of fabric. Cut the fabric into small pieces.  We cut circles, strips, triangles, squares and squiggly shapes for the pizza toppings.  Viola! Pizza!


  1. Jessi, this is way cool! I am going to post it on T4T's fb page. Thanks for always mentioning us.

  2. Really cool! I can see kids having a great time with this.

  3. We made pizzas today, too!!! But I like yours better :)

  4. Isn't it wonderful to have parents willing (and able) to contribute like that. Terrific idea and I'll bet it was fun.

    Thank you for being a messy teacher too!! =)

  5. Very simple, I wanna do that too with the kids.
    "Order one ,please...." :)

  6. Seriously....
    That is so....okay...I think 'precious' is the word.
    It is things like this that inspire parents and or communities to begin contributing to teachers.
    I like to think of that book "Stone Soup". Teachers like you can seem to get others to contribute and seem to create something out of nothing.

  7. Barbara ZaborowskiMay 6, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Where do you teach? I'm in Phoenix and familiar with T4T.

  8. @ Barbara, I teach in Mesa, La Casita Preschool. I work for an HOA's community center. It is an amazing school. :)

  9. Barbara ZaborowskiMay 7, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    I'm almost at the other end of the Valley, 8th Av. & Thunderbird in north Phoenix, at Shadow Rock Preschool. Good to know you.

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