Pizza Costume

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Total Time afternoon or evening Ages all-ages

This crafty pizza costume is one a parent and child can "cook" up together. Kids just love making the felt "toppings"!

What you'll need

  • Sheet of 1/2-inch-thick foam (approximately twice your child's height by 2 feet wide)
  • 6 large paper fasteners
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Clothespins
  • Hot glue gun
  • Spray paint
  • 2 sponges
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Felt
  • White sweatshirt
  • White tights
  • Pizza box
  • Red shoelaces (optional)

How to make it

  1. Pizza Costume - Step 1

    To make the crust, fold over about 10 inches of foam at one of the narrow ends and attach it with evenly spaced paper fasteners. Fold the entire sheet of foam in half lengthwise. With a marker, draw a wide triangle rising from the crust to the top of the foam.

  2. Pizza Costume - Step 2

    Cut out the triangle shape through both pieces of foam, using clothespins to connect the sheets. Apply a line of hot glue, about 6 inches at a time, approximately 1 inch from the outside edge. Press the layers together firmly for a few seconds after gluing.

  3. Pizza Costume - Step 3

    When finished, slip the pizza over your child's head, and mark where her forehead and chin are on the front and where her shoulders are on the back. Cut out a circle for her face in the front layer and two circles for her arms in the back layer.

  4. Pizza Costume - Step 4

    In a ventilated area, spray-paint the front of the pizza red, and the back and crust yellow. When dry, sponge-paint on white cheese and brown grill marks.

  5. Pizza Costume - Step 5

    Together with your child, decide what "toppings" you want. Trace on felt, cut out, and attach with hot glue.

  6. Pizza Costume - Step 6

    For the candy bag, tape closed a clean pizza box, cut out one flap, and tie on red shoelace handles.

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