Thursday, October 8, 2015

DIY Best Friend Pizza Necklace


Moving is hard. We are moving our family next week and my 6-year-old is terrified to leave her friends. To help Alleviate her fears, I told her we could buy Best Friend necklaces so she and her friends will feel close even though they are far apart. The problem? There aren't just two friends, which is how most friendship necklaces are made. They aren't even the Three Musketeers, together they are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I looked but found it almost impossible to find a friendship necklace with for pieces and since we joke they are the Ninja Turtles, why not stay true to form and create a fantastic pizza best friends necklace? 
 For the necklace you will need:

  • Clay in assorted colors, tan, yellow and red are the most important
  • something to roll out the clay with (I used a pen)
  • a plastic knife
  • a disposable straw
  • chains or cord for the necklaces
  • TMNT Costume to complete the look

 Take a small section of tan clay and work it with your fingers until soft. Roll it into a ball.
 Roll it out into a thin round piece. This will be your crust.
 My little helper rolling out the next layer, yes, she does have pipe cleaners in her hair. We are that kind of crazy. ;)
 Repeat the steps with the red, using slightly less clay. This will be the sauce layer. You do not want it to completely cover the crust.
 Repeat one more time with the cheese layer (yellow), you do not want it to cover the entire sauce layer.
 Slice your pizza into slices. You can make as many as you want. I sliced it into four pieces.
 Roll out a piece of red clay and using a straw, make little red circles to be the pepperoni.
 Feel free to add other toppings such as olives, mushrooms and bell peppers. My kid loves pepperoni pizza so that it what we stuck with.
 After your slices are done, take the straw and poke a hole through each piece for the cord. Bake the clay pizza according to the instructions on your clay. I baked mine at 225 for about 40 minutes. Thread the pizza slices and let your little Ninja turtles go nuts!
We are absolutely in love with this Ninja Turtle costume we found at Party City. It is the perfect amount of girly and kick butt. Almost every Halloween I find myself in the super hero section of the party store looking for my daughter's costume. She usually ends up with either a muscle suit or a tutu. We were both tickled pink to find this one. It is perfect. No extra skin, no extra frills, but a touch of girly here and there to come together for the perfect costume. She can save the world AND be who she is. Tomboy with a touch of glitter.
This is the third day in a row she has worn the costume from the second she got home. It is a keeper for sure!

Which Ninja Turtle would you be?
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22 comments:

Michelle Thomas said...

So cute!! My daughter would love this, thanks for sharing!

bxcrochet said...

What a cute Ninja Turtle! My daughter would love making that necklace.

Michelle F.

babyfoote said...

I used to really like to make things with that kind of clay. Hopefully when my boys are bigger they will too! Love the pizza and the necklace idea. Soooo fun!!

Becca Dorr said...

LOVE IT. She couldn't be dressed up as a better character! I need to get my hands on some of that clay.

yanique said...

I love it! A tomboy with a touch of glitter is how my little girl is too. Her and her brothers love the Ninja Turtles so I'm pinning this to make later!

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

What a fun idea...and a treasure to keep forever! Wishing you and the family the best of luck with your move!

Cynthia said...

How fun is this! Great tutorial and finished project.

Crystal said...

We are big TMNT fans here. I know my kids would have a blast making these necklaces.

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

My son has seen a video that uses play doh and makes a pizza. He so wants to make the pizza with play dog.

Erica Villas said...

So cute and adorable!

Nicole Escat said...

That looks delicious lol, I love it.

mail4rosey said...

I can see why she likes it, it is just as cute as it can be. I like the necklace too.

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

oh what a cute project! you're right, moving is so hard for kids and this is a nice gesture to help her deal a bit bitter.

Wow Di said...

Totally digging the fact they are TMNTs!!! That's so cool!

Lexie Pyfrom said...

aww thats really such a cute idea for the little ones! Mine would love this!

Michelle said...

I LOVE how thoughtful and creative this project is! My girls would love to create something like this as well!!!!!

Kristin and Megan said...

This is so adorable! Both my kiddos love TMNT, so I know the would love it!

Stacey D said...
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Stacey D said...

Moving can be so hard for the little ones - Big ones too, sometimes. I love the pizza friendship necklace that you made! So very clever! Good job, Mama!

Trish @AlmostSexyMommy said...

These are so sweet! I love friendship bracelets, necklaces, etc. for kids, but it's so much cooler when they can make it themselves! Great idea!

Jessy @ The Life Jolie said...

This is such a cute idea and and they must have been such fun to make!

I stopped by from Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

Beth Coleman said...

What a cute idea!

 
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