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Cheerio Self-Portraits

Cheerio Self-Portraits

(Ages 3-10)

Number of Attendees:

We planned for about 10-20 children (drop-in, after-school program)

We had about 15 attend in total.


Prep Time: about 30 minutes or less

Program Time: 45 mins. – 1 hr.


  • Cheerios (Honey-Nut, Chocolate and Whole Grain)
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue (liquid works much better than sticks)
  • Makers & Crayons
  • Mirror(s)

Description of Program:

Ask each child to look at themselves in the mirror and begin to imagine how they look. Then choose the color cheerios that they feel match them. Then begin to create their faces. You can have children outline their head, eyes, nose, lips, etc. before they add the cheerios. Once they are all done, take side by side pictures so they can see how much they matched themselves.


Cheerios = $2.00-$4:00 per box

Construction paper, glue, and markers can be purchased from Amazon, Oriental trading, W.B. Mason or other various craft stores.


Just place a table cloth on your craft table. Be sure to empty out the Cheerios on plates on the table, as well as, the glue, paper and coloring supplies. Make sure all materials are easily accessible to the children.

Submitted by:

Emily Pepe, Youth Services Associate


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