Family-Friendly Cook and Craft Activity

Pick up Harris Teeter brand ingredients to earn money for your school when you cook and craft! Have you linked your VIC card for the 2020-2021 school year? If not, make sure you click here to learn more about how we give back to schools through Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program and link your VIC card.

Trying to get dinner to the table, but you also have a crew of kids to keep busy? At your service… with a winning Cook & Craft combo.

Our Mexi-Pizza has all of the flavors of your favorite taco recipe but is served pizza style. Clean out the cans after assembling the pizza and you now have the star of a really fun craft the kids will love – Personalized Pencil Holders!


Seasoned ground beef, refried beans and your favorite taco ingredients make this pizza a family favorite! Save the cans for our fun Personalized Pencil Holder Craft included below.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 envelope Harris Teeter Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can of refrigerated pizza dough, or 1 lb. fresh pizza dough
  • 1 can Harris Teeter Refried Beans
  • 2 cups Harris Teeter Thick Cut Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 small can Harris Teeter Sliced Black Olives
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Unroll pizza dough on a large rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Prick with a fork and bake until lightly golden, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, brown ground beef. Drain the grease and return to the pan with 3 tablespoons of water and the taco seasoning. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more water.
  3. Smooth the refried bean mixture on top of the pizza crust. Top with cooked ground beef mixture. Sprinkle the cheese on top, then add the tomatoes, olives, and onions.
  4. Bake for another 5-8 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  5. Slice and serve.

Personalized Pencil Holder Craft

You’ll enjoy making these photo pencil holders – they can also be used as a vase! They make a great gift for grandparents, too!

Fun part is- if the can you are using was a Harris Teeter branded can then when it was purchased (and your VIC card is linked to your school) you are donating back to your school from that purchase! Click here to learn more.


  • Empty can with no sharp edges
  • Acrylic paint and paint brushes
  • Photograph printed out on paper
  • Mod Podge


  1. Paint your can with one color of paint. Allow to dry completely, before adding additional coats, if necessary.
  2. Ensure that the printed photo is on regular paper, which is easiest to adhere to the can. You’ll always want to make sure the photo is appropriately sized for your can. Gently tear out the image for a worn look.
  3. Use Mod Podge to adhere the photo to the painted can and paint a coat of Mod Podge on top of the printout and around the edges – it will dry clear.
  4. Once the Mod Podge has dried, use a brush or sponge to paint another layer of acrylic paint – the same color or different – around the edges of the torn photo. Let it dry.
  5. Paint a final coat of Mod Podge over the entire can. Allow to dry completely before putting to use!

Katie Harding is the publisher of Forks and Folly . A self-taught cook and die-hard foodie, Katie lives in Charlotte with her husband and three boys. Besides cooking and eating, she loves craft beers, running, and napping.