Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Creepy Crawly Fun

I constantly find myself in awe of the wonderfully talented people I encounter daily - especially here in the land of blogging.  I share links to some of the fabulous projects I come across each weekend in my Week in Review posts, and now on (most) Wednesday's... at least for a awhile... I'm going to be going a step further and inviting one of those creative folks to guest blog here at Ready, Set, Craft!  For today's post, I'm thrilled to welcome my sweet friend Caroline from Salsa Pie.  Enjoy!

Creepy Crawly Fun
For me (and most crafty people I know) my creativity likes to spill over in the kitchen. Being a mother, I have learned that when I have fun while cooking, my home is a happier place. I have also learned that my children are more likely to eat their food (can you imagine?) when they have fun in the kitchen. 
With this activity, I encouraged my girls to play with their food a bit. So, we decided to make our pizza interesting by making a funny little caterpillar. Not only was this a super fun project, but it made our tummies smile! I also think this would be a great idea for a birthday party, or even an adult gathering where you could serve this as a cool appetizer.

The best craft projects with children are often food related because that means everyone can enjoy eating the finished product!
Here's how we made our creepy crawly little friend:

Pizza dough (I recommend using a pre-made dough such as the Pillsbury Pizza Crust)
Pizza Sauce
Your Favorite Cheese
1. Roll-out the pizza dough and if it looks too thick (ours was a little thick and could have been thinner) roll it until it is nice and thin.
2. Using a top of a glass or a 3-4 inch cookie cutter, cut out circles from the dough
3. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil
4. Place the circles of dough in the shape of a Caterpillar on the cookie sheet
5. Top first with Pizza sauce then cheese
6. Garnish using sliced olives for the eyes and mouth

Bake 425 degrees until for 8-10 minutes or until cheese bubbles and crust turns golden. 
Allow to cool, then serve to a happy crowd!

Head over to Salsa Pie to see more of Caroline's wonderfully creative and magical projects for kids!

Miss the last minute St. Pat's treats I posted yesterday?  Head here to check them out!


Maiden Jane said...

What a creative idea!

Linda said...

Hi, These are a great idea, I love it. Love the colors. It makes it very appitizing for one of any age to eat up.

Gabrielle @ i.craft said...

Thats the cutest thing I have ever seen! LOVE it!