This month’s FriDIY will make you and your little ones hungry for some pizza! With this crafty activity, mini chefs can put their creative cooking skills to the test without making a mess in the kitchen. This pizza making kit will be tons of fun and you can even add an extra element of imaginative play with a play kitchen!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cut out the three stencils.
- The biggest stencil will be used for the pizza crust. Place the stencil onto the tan felt and with a marker, trace around the circle and cut it out.
- The medium size stencil will be used for the pizza sauce. Place the stencil onto the red felt and with a marker, trace around the circle and cut it out.
- The smallest stencil will be used for the cheese. Place the stencil onto the white felt and with a marker, trace around the circle and cut it out.
- With the leftover scraps of the red felt draw circles for pepperoni and cut them out. We also made other shapes for veggies. You can use different colors of felt to represent other toppings that go on a pizza, like black olives, mushrooms, pineapple, ect.
- Put the layers of felt on top of one another to create the pizza.
And you can’t forget to pop the pizza in the oven to let it bake! This is where your child’s play kitchen will be useful. They can place their yummy treats into the oven and you can set a timer to let them bake.
What do you think of this delicious FriDIY creation? Will you be trying this craft with your kiddos this weekend?
Say cheese and smile! There are so many ways little ones can use their imagination while being creative. This month, we’ve created a craft that incorporates artistic and pretend play! All of the supplies are products that you may already have in your home. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Empty tissue box
- Wrapping paper
- 3 Paper cups
- Non-toxic glue
- Black marker
- Pen or pencil (optional)
With these household items you’ll be able to make a toy camera for your budding photographers! Kids can pretend to take pictures with their camera inside or outside. The best feature of this camera is that it’ll never run out of batteries because it’s fueled by imagination!
- Trace the base of the cup onto the bottom of the tissue box.
- Cut out the traced circle.
- Cut out the base of the cup (repeat this step for the other two paper cups).
- Place one of the cups inside of the tissue box. Ensure the mouth of the cup is sticking out of the box.
- Cover the tissue box in wrapping paper. Make sure the cup on both sides of the box remains unwrapped.
- Glue the other cups inside of the first cup, one at a time. This will make the lens of the camera longer. It’ll take about two hours for non-toxic glue to dry.
- Cut a portion of a sponge into a square.
- Glue the piece of the sponge onto the side of the tissue box that will be the considered the top of the camera. This will be the button that kids press to take pictures! It’ll take about two hours for non-toxic glue to dry. You can also draw a flash area diagonal to the button.
Now your little photographers are ready to start snapping pictures! To promote make believe fun, ask your kids to describe the pictures they have taken with the camera to you.
Will you be making this toy camera with your family this weekend?
Manufacturer’s Note: Adult supervision is required.
This month, we’re challenging little ones with a DIY gaming table! We’ve created a checkerboard table from a kid’s picnic table. This craft will keep little minds active as they hang out with their playmates. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Kid’s picnic table (we used the Sit & Play Picnic Table)
- White wrapping paper or construction paper
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Plastic or paper cups in two different colors
With these materials you can create a checkerboard table in three easy steps! Plus, this activity table can be used inside on a rainy day or outside to keep your children entertained during a barbeque.
- Measure the width and height of the tabletop, cut the wrapping paper to those dimensions and tape the wrapping paper to the table.
- Use a marker and ruler to draw the squares of the checkerboard (we created a simpler version of checkers with 24 total squares).
- Place three cups on the colored squares closest to the edge of the table on each side of the board. Use different colored cups for each side.
Now your little gamers are ready to play some checkers!
Will you be creating this craft with your family this weekend?
Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. Adult supervision is required.