This is a culminating or introductory project for grades 3-6 when studying the United States. Changes can be made on the original hand out depending on what your grade level is studying. Students use the shapes of states in a particular region to build a monster for that region. For example, the Northeast Region Monster might have a head in the shape of Massachusetts, a body in the shape of Maine, arms in the shape of NH and Vermont, etc. I did make an example for the students as a model.
Once students understand the project, they should create QUALITY STANDARDS with you so that you are all working with the same rubric. ( Ex: Correct spelling, neat hand writing, 5+ colors, etc).