Pretend Play Food Collage – Paper Pie Craft for Kids

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Take pretend play food to the next level with a fun Paper Pie Craft for kids! Make cherry, pumpkin and blueberry pies out of simple paper collages!

It’s 14 March today, which you can also write in MM/DD form as as 3.14. Now, does that number look familiar? Oh yes, it’s ∏ (pi)!!

Yes, it’s Pi Day on 14th March, and yes, it’s because of the date! That’s a fascinating fact, but what interests me more are the pies of the edible variety. There are so many delicious pies out there, but my #1 favorite has to be cherry! My daughter’s dolls have been in desperate need of some play food, and since we love making DIY doll accessories, Miss P and I decided to make her dolls a pretend pie. And what better day than Pi day to make not one, but three!!

My daughter’s school always has adorable project stations for the children. Last week there was a “pumpkin pie” station that integrated sensory with art. We’ve done pie crafts before, but I decided we just had to try this one at home. Such a simple and fun activity!

Pretend Play Food – Paper Pie Craft for Kids

Take pretend play food to the next level with a fun Paper Pie Craft for kids! Make pumpkin and blueberry pies out of simple paper collages!

How to make a Pretend Play Cherry Pie Craft

Materials Needed:

  1. Two pieces of construction paper {brown for the crust and for the lattice pie crust}
  2. Red pom pom
  3. Red Glazed Paper
  4. Glue
  5. zig zag scissors
  6. Brown Marker

Instructions:

1. Use regular scissors to cut out a scalloped 4-inch circle from the brown construction paper.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

2. With the zigzag scissors, cut out long strips of paper rectangles for the lattice. Cut out enough for 3 rows and 3 columns.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

3. Cut six strips of brown paper – three that are 5 inches long and three that are 5 and a half inches long. Each should be a quarter inch wide.

4. Place the three strips that are 5 inches facing up. We’re going to make a lattice pie crust. So first take a long paper strip and place it over the first strip. Lift the second strip and place the long strip under. Then finally over the third strip. Follow the process as if you were weaving the strips.

5. Cut out a circle of diameter 3.5-inches from the red glazed paper.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

6. Get out your poly-fill or cotton balls or red pom poms and put some on top of the pie circle.  Put the red glazed paper over the pom-poms and glue along the edges.

7. Now add the lattice carefully over the pie crust and filling.. use glue and stick along the edges. Cut off the excess.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

8. Using a marker, add some grooves at the sides. Your yummy cherry pie craft is ready!

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

How to make a Pretend Play Blueberry Pie Craft

Materials Needed:

  1. Two pieces of construction paper {brown for the crust and for the lattice pie crust}
  2. Blue tissue paper
  3. Blue Tissue Paper
  4. Glue
  5. zig zag scissors

Instructions:

1. For the Blueberry pie, we followed the same steps but instead of pompoms & glaze paper, we used tissue paper.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

2. Make small balls out of tissue paper for the blueberry filling.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

3. Just like the cherry pie, cut out a base and lattices using zigzag scissors.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

4. Stick the blue paper on top of the pie crust.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

5. Stick the blueberry paper balls on top of the blue paper.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

6. Stick the lattice on top and your blueberry pie is ready.

Pretend Play Food Collage - Paper Pie Craft for Kids

How to make a Pretend Play Pumpkin Pie Craft

Materials Needed:

  1. Two pieces of construction paper {orange for the crust and yellow for the edge}
  2. Aluminium foil
  3. White cotton wool/ pom poms
  4. Dried seeds
  5. Glue
  6. Zigzag scissors

Instructions:

1. For the pumpkin pie, use the zigzag scissors to cut out a circle in orange. Cut out a piece to look like a slice of pie. Stick the orange pie crust on an aluminium foil circle of the same size.

2. Cut out another circle with the zigzag scissors out of yellow paper, making it an inch larger than the orange circle. Cut out a circle of the same size as the orange, so you get a border like the one in the image below.

Pumpkin Pie Craft

3. Glue the edge onto the crust, and cut away the portion where the slice should have been. Stick this part onto the edge of the cut slice.

4. For the whipped cream, glue some cotton wool onto the center, taking care to leave out the cut part. Similarly, glue some cotton on the slice as well.

Take pretend play food to the next level with a fun Paper Pie Craft for kids! Make pumpkin and blueberry pies out of simple paper collages!

5. Sprinkle a small amount of dark glitter to resemble powdered cinnamon. Then go ahead with sticking on the dried seeds and your pumpkin pie is ready!

Take pretend play food to the next level with a fun Paper Pie Craft for kids! Make pumpkin and blueberry pies out of simple paper collages!

You have to admit, these pies do look delish!!! Pretend play is so much more fun when the food looks realistic! You can make this Paper Pie Craft in a miniature version for your dolls or in a larger version for yourself. With three yummy pies, you’re all set to rock this year’s Pi Day!!

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