Number Portrait

Compose a portrait using the digits 1 to 7 in this numbers-themed craft.
Number Portrait craft


  • Construction paper
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons or markers


Step 1 Number Portrait 1. Cut a rectangular piece of construction paper for the frame. Use a pair of craft scissors to make fancy edges.
Step 2 Number Portrait 2. To make the background, cut a smaller rectangle from another color of construction paper or colored paper.
Step 3 Number Portrait 3. Glue the background on top of the frame.
Step 4 Number Portrait 4. Cut out a big circle or oval on construction paper for the face. You can use any color, depending on how you want your Number Portrait's face to look like. Make sure the circle or oval fits nicely on your background frame.
Step 5 Number Portrait 5. Draw and cut the numbers 1 to 7 to make your portrait's facial features:
  • Two number 1's for the eyebrows
  • Two number 6's for the eyes
  • One number 2 for the nose
  • One number 4 for the mouth
  • Two number 7's for the ears
  • Five number 3's and five number 5's for the hair
Step 6 Number Portrait 6. Glue the circle or oval onto the background frame.
Step 7 Number Portrait 7. Glue the numbers to make the eyes, eyebrows, ears, nose, mouth and hair.
Step 8 Number Portrait 8. Draw details with crayons and give your portrait lots of character. I've made mine into an old lady. Mrs. Number has glasses, earrings and a ruffled blouse.