by Jackie Jernstrom
of Michael’s Arts & Crafts Store
origin of the pizza actually goes back to ancient times. but pizza,
as we know it, began in Naples, Italy. In the late 1800’s an
Italian baker, created a dish for visiting royalty. To show his patriotism
the baker chose to top flat bread with food that would represent the
colors of Italy; red tomato, white mozzarella cheese and green basil.
By the beginning of the 1900’s pizza made it’s way to
the cities of the United States, especially New York City and Chicago,
through Italian immigrants.
- 12” x 18” Stiffened
felt - light blue, red
- 9” x 12” Felt
- tan (2), black, maroon,
grey, green, yellow, light green
- Textured paper - white
- Drawing paper
- Colored pencils
- Jumbo craft stick
- Silver brad
- 1/4” Hole punch
- Black permanent marker
1. Cut a 3-3/4”
x 12” strip off one end of each piece of light blue
stiffened felt. Trace and cut a handle out of each strip.
Reserve the remaining pieces for two 3-3/4” x 6”
2. Center one handle on long side of stiffened light blue
felt and glue to the outside edge, overlapping 3/4”.
Repeat for second handle.
3. Lay the two light blue sheets of stiffened felt next to
each other with the handles on the outside edges to your right
and left. Be sure that the handles are glued to the side that
is facing up. Fold the remaining strips of stiffened felt
from step one in half, lengthwise. Glue to the game board
halves. These become the hinges that hold the board together.
Turn game board over, and set aside to dry.
4. Measure and cut a 12” diameter circle from drawing
paper. Fold it in half. Cut half of the circle from each piece
of tan felt for the pizza crust. Line up both straight edges
of the crust pieces along center edge of game board. Glue
in place along top and bottom curve of crust. Do not glue
to binding edge.
5. Measure and cut an 11” diameter circle from red stiffened
felt. Cut into four equal sections for the pizza sauce. Place
sauce pieces on game board. Make sure rounded edges match,
leaving some crust showing around the edges. Glue in place.
1. Trace and cut the following games pieces
12 black olives 12 maroon pepperoni
12 yellow cheese 12 green pepper
12 grey mushroom 1 light green anchovy
2. Punch a hole in the middle of each olive.
1. Trace and cut spinner
base from textured white paper. Poke scissors through center
mark on template. Using pattern and a black marker, draw in
lines for sections.
2. Trace the anchovy in the smallest section. Trace the other
toppings in the remaining sections. Color in with colored
3. Draw an arrow on jumbo craft stick with black marker. Measure
to find the center point on the flat side of the craft stick.
4. With adult supervision, use scissors to poke a small hole
in center of craft stick. It helps to spin the craft stick
while you are pushing down with the tip of the scissors.
5. Stick a brad through the hole in the craft stick. Then
stick the ends of the brad through the center of the spinner.
Bend brad tips outward to secure.
The game is for 1 to 4 players.
The object of the game is to build your piece of pizza to accumulate
as many points that you can.
Players spin to find what topping piece they
can place on their slice/slices. The topping pieces match
the color sections on the spinner. Play continues until someone
gets the anchovy piece, or the toppings are all gone. If a
player spins and the toppings of the matching section are
all gone, the player’s turn is skipped. The player with
the most points wins!
All topping points
are worth 10 points except the anchovy. The anchovy piece
ends the game, and the player who spun it gains 50 points.
Kids® Series Imagination Pack; Fiskars® Hole Punch, Scissors,
Ruler; Beacon™ Kids Choice Glue™
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