This activity was developed for middle school students as an exploration of Lateral and Total Surface area of shapes. The students are given the 2-D faces needed and are expected to find "How Much Paint" it would take to completely cover the shape.
This activity can be used in succession, as a unit, or spiraled in depending on your preference. An emphasis in drawing Nets is also embedded in this set.
A description of how this activity is used in my classroom can be found on YouTube by searching my channel using my name, Andy DeJong.