I made the pizza base from salt dough. I used my favourite salt dough recipe - 1 part salt, 1 part water and 2 parts plain flour mixed together to make a dough. I used about half a cup as my measure and that was enough for a nice sized pizza.
I rolled the dough out into a circle and cut it into six pieces. I smoothed the edges and make a slightly thicker crust around the edge. To dry them out I placed them in the oven on a low temperature, which worked well, but I had better results when I just placed them on top of a radiator for a few days. Before painting them I sanded away the rough edges.
I painted the pizza slices with standard poster paint. To make a suitable colour for the crust I mixed a little brown, a little yellow and lots of white paint. I had enough paint left to paint the bottom too, although you don't need to. I made sure to paint all the way down the sides.
Then I used red paint mixed with a little brown to add the tomato sauce into the middle of the slices.
For the toppings I cut pieces from felt. I was going to get fancy and sew each individual item, but it was a lot easier and quicker just to cut out simple shapes. I made large blobs of pale yellow for cheese, then cut out pieces for tomato, red and green peppers, mushrooms, olives, pepperoni and sweetcorn. I made about six of each of the larger pieces.
You might also like to see the other play food that I have made:
Realistic play food for the toy kitchen -laminate realistic pictures to add to saucepans and plates
Felt biscuits - Felt party rings and cookies
Felt sandwich - Everything that you need to make a felt sandwich
Cardboard biscuits - Really easy pretend biscuits that children can help to make