Kids can make shape collage pizza art out of pieces of construction paper.
By Melissa Jordan [Melissa is an art teacher at Black River Education Center in Sullivan, Ohio , USA.]
- Review shapes and learn about shapes.
- Improve their cutting skills by cutting shapes.
- Improve their gluing skills by using the dot by dot method.
- Learn about collage by creating the cut paper pizza and by using overlapping.
- Learn about Pop Art and how artists created art that was food like Claes Oldenburg.
What You Need:
- 9×12 yellow or light brown construction paper
- paper scraps for “shape” toppings (green, red, brown, black, and white)
- circle pattern for pizza shape [click here for circle]
What You Do:
- Ask students what shape most pizzas are. Students will trace a circle on brown or yellow construction paper and cut it out.
- Students color the “sauce” with red crayon leaving the edge of the “crust” showing.
- Ask students what shape or line shredded cheese is? Students will cut out thin white rectangles for cheese and glue and overlap them on the pizza.
- Demonstrate different topping shapes and question what shapes they are. (Pepperoni slices are red circles, mushrooms are brown semi-circles, sausages are brown ovals, olives are black circles, green peppers are triangles, pineapple are yellow squares, etc.)
- Students glue and overlap topping shapes.