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Age Range: 5-7 | 7-11
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T
  • Maths

Puff pastry pizza swirls recipe

Design and make puff pastry pizza swirls for a street party celebration

In this fun STEM activity students will design and make a food item/meal to serve at a party celebration. They will think about the needs for their product and sketch initial design ideas. They will then make their food to serve at the party.

Our easy and fun puff pastry pizza swirls recipe is perfectly suited for 4–11-year-olds and can be made at home or school.

The coronation of King Charles III is set to be an incredible occasion with lots of events planned to celebrate it. What food items/meals could you design and make to help mark the event?

Activity: Puff pastry pizza swirls recipe

This is one of a series of free resources designed to allow learners to use the theme of celebration, such as the coronation of King Charles III, to develop their knowledge and skills in Design and Technology. This resources focuses on the designing and making of a food item to serve at a street party celebrating the occasion.

This exercise could be used as a main lesson activity to teach sketching design ideas and preparing food products for particular events. It could also be used as part of a wider scheme of learning to support focused practical skills within food lessons or – through measuring and weighing ingredients – to support the development of basic mathematical skills.

Students will need to think about the requirements for their design and write down their initial thoughts. Learners will then produce annotated sketches for at least two different food items that would meet the needs of the brief.

Following this, students will make their food item following safe working practices.

Download our free activity sheet below for an easy and delicious pizza swirl recipe.

Tools/resources required

Kitchen equipment:

  • Baking tray and paper
  • Knife for spreading tomato puree
  • Kitchen oven
  • Access to water
  • Ruler


  • Grated cheese
  • Dried mixed herbs
  • Ready rolled puff pastry
  • Tomato puree

Vegan or gluten free options can be used instead as required.

The engineering context

Food scientists need to understand how different items of food are designed and manufactured to meet different needs. For example, when deciding on the scale of manufacture, based on the number of items required for a particular customer.

Suggested learning outcomes

By the end of this activity students will be able to design and make a food item for a street party celebration, e.g. the coronation of King Charles III.

Download the free Puff pastry pizza swirls recipe activity sheet below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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