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Creativity with Cereal Project

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 by Lori Cullen Last updated on Jun 3, 2017
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  • 3/5 | 10 Ratings
Graphic Design
Age Levels
15-16, 17-18
Cereal Box, graphic design, Illustrator
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  • Illustrator


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!

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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 NETS·S Standards
Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
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Adobe Illustrator, Camera

  • 3/5 | 10 Ratings
All Comments (5)

Paula Droddy

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 - 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 Mar 27, 2014 - Permalink

Creating a cereal box design is a fun project!

Eli Infante

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 - Permalink

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

Janet Russeau

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 - 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 Sep 14, 2012 - Permalink

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

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