|You know when it comes to letters and notes and other important bits of paper, are you like Neil, completely disorganised? Well what you need is one of these - a take-away pizza. Not to eat, but to use as a notice board!|
You will need:
|This is going to be a deep pan pizza, so find the biggest plate you can and draw around it onto a piece of cardboard box card.|
|Cut the circle shape out.|
|Pad the middle out with newspaper, so that it looks like this - nice and spongy with lots of newspaper and even more tape.|
|Take some more newspaper, and make some long sausages shapes.|
Tape a couple of these shapes together. Simply wrap this around the outside of your pizza base, so that it looks like a stuffed crust pizza.
|Get some tape, and put that over the edge to secure it into position.|
Now you need to add your toppings.
|The sliced pepper is just scraps of leftover cardboard from the base. The sliced pepperoni is just scraps cut into circles of cardboard. The pineapple chunks are triangles of cardboard. The ham is crunched up squares of cereal box card. The olives are scrunched up pieces of paper into a ball, and the onion rings are lengths of string wrapped into a loop and taped.|
|When you're happy with the arrangement, glue them all down into position with strong PVA glue.|
|Next, you need to bake your pizza!|
To do that, paste the whole thing with a mixture of PVA glue and water in equal parts. Lay on some tissue, kitchen or loo roll, and push it into all the nooks and crannies.
|Leave it to dry in a warm place overnight.|
|Now it's time to paint it. Use acrylic paint for all the different parts - here, it's brown and red for the pepperoni.|
|And here, it's green for the peppers.|
Carry on in this way - yellow for pineapple, and a golden brown for the crust. Paint all the ingredients.
|When you've painted everything, you'll have something that looks like this.|
|Now you need to create your notice board.|
Take another piece of cardboard box card, and cut out a circle that's about 4cm bigger than the pizza.
|Paint it blue, but not all the way to the middle, because this will be covered up with the pizza anyway.|
Here, Neil has given his a nice gold rim too.
|Spread a blob of PVA glue on the middle of your plate. Don't spread it all the way to the edge, or you won't be able to slot in your notes and letters.|
Put your pizza on top.
|Tape a loop of string on the back so you can hang it up, and there you have it - your pizza shaped notice board, where you can now store all those photos, notes, messages and other bits and pieces.|
Try it yourself!