Felt Food: Sew & Craft A Mini Pizza Monster Stuffed Animal
We recently had a foodie stuffed animal summer camp and the girls made pretend food monsters!
They especially loved the pizza stuffed animals they made. This project would be great for an after school activity, or Girl Scout Daisy/Brownie/Junior troop event! Check out the directions below to make one for yourself.
You will need:
- Red felt (about 2 square sheets or enough for two 6 inch circles….you can purchase the felt squares at any craft store for about 20-30 cents each. OR you can purchase by the yard at a fabric store).
- tan felt
- assorted colors of felt for toppings! (green, yellow, white, orange, black, pink etc.)
- tacky glue or hot glue (with adult help)
- googley eyes, yarn, assorted ribbons etc.
- sewing supplies optional (needle, thread, stuffing/poly fiberfill)
- pizza box optional
- Cut 2 circles out of red felt. We made ours about 6 inches in diameter. You can really do any size…even a 3 inch tiny American Girl Doll sized pizza! We suggest making patterns out of poster board ahead of time so that it is easier for the girls to trace and cut out the felt pieces.
- Sewing part! This part is optional as you can do this pizza activity just by crafting. If you don’t want to sew just get the girls some tacky glue or use hot glue to help them. If you would like to sew it (with adult help) then grab some thread and hand needles. Sew the 2 circles together on the edges (we did a whip stitch) but leave a small opening to put a little stuffing in. After you insert the stuffing stitch up that opening.
- Cut your crust out of tan felt! We made a pattern for the girls ahead of time so all they had to do was use the tracer and trace with a marker on the tan felt, then cut it out and glue. (A circle that is 6 inches in diameter with the middle cut out to create a “crust ring”.)
- Use your imagination and make tons of toppings! Using different colored felt cut out little toppings and glue them on your pizza. Some ideas: assorted cheeses, pepperoni, olives, peppers, spinach, sausage, pineapple, mushrooms.
- Let it dry then stick it in a pizza box. We have purchased these mini size pizza boxes here at Oriental Trading (it just varies if they have these in stock or not) and here at PaperMart in the 8 inch size! Have the girls come up with a restaurant name and decorate the box!
Add on idea alert! Hey if you have a long time to do another pizza related activity with the girls then make homemade pizza! We did! We bought the Betty Crocker pizza mix and added water. It sits for 5 minutes then you can roll it out into individual pizzas. The girls loved it!
P.S. Like this fun sewing project? Check out our Lucy the Alien Sewing/Crafting Kit. It makes a great birthday party gift too!