Lori Cullen
Media Arts Teacher

Creativity with Cereal Project

Project Published 9/12/12 Last updated on 5/5/19
This project provides step by step directions for students to create their own cereal box in Adobe Illustrator. Project Goals: 1. For students to be able to apply their Adobe Illustrator skills onto a creative project piece. 2. Students will focus on design principles such as: alignment, contrast, proximity and typography. 3. Students will learn how to use already created pieces as an influence rather than copying- make a piece of their own!
Age Levels
1+ Week
Content Standards
Custom Standards

Basic Operations, Gr. 9-12: 1.1, 1.2, 1.5 & 1.6

Desktop Publishing, Gr. 9-12: 1.8 & 1.9

Ethics, Gr. 9-12: 2.6

ISTE Standards
Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

Adobe Illustrator, Camera

CC License
3 / 5 • 10 Ratings

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Paula Droddy

Posted on 4/2/15 1:14:35 PM Permalink

Great idea. I may add this next year for my first semester Graphics students. What did you use to actually create the assignment instructions themselves?

Willie Moore

Posted on 3/27/14 2:00:50 PM Permalink

Creating a cereal box design is a fun project!

Eli Infante

Posted on 3/11/13 1:46:57 PM Permalink

<p>Fantastic project Lori. Thanks!</p>

Janet Russeau

Posted on 9/26/12 1:24:24 PM Permalink

With this project, students don't need to be Olympic athletes to get their faces on a box of "Wheaties". This is great and a wonderful way to engage students. I would love to try this with my Fireworks and Photoshop classes also.

John Doherty

Posted on 9/14/12 2:18:56 PM Permalink

Kids can easily relate to a fun project such as this.