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1. Arms -
Stringer, 4th grades, Churchill School and Center, New York
--3 arms, each 5 feet long. One is extendable, with bumpy purple warts, massive veiny muscles, a Mickey mouse tattoo. One is a neon green fire breathing snake covered in gooey green slime. One is a spiky polka dotted batwing with a sword stuck through with a flaming skull tattoo.
2. Toes/toenails - Christy
Baker’s 3rd grade, Valdese, NC
3. Eyes - Natalia
Kazakova, grades 6/7at Aban School 3 in Aban, Siberia, Russia. Two
huge bulging eyes of different colours - left eye is dark blue, right one
is grass – green. The enormous eyes are as bright as the sun. There is
kindness in monster's eyes. They are full of compassion. The monster can
shoot fireworks out of its eyes.
4. Ears - Ellen Malissa and a group of 3rd grade classes from Sharon Elementary in Robbinsville, New Jersey. - The EARS are 25” long by 12” wide. They are tie-dye and bumpy. They stick out with hard, jagged edges, fire comes out of them. They are wrinkly and they move in some way.
5. Neck - Ellen
Green and Mrs. Bevenour's, 4th grades, Galesburg, IL - A coiled
Green Anaconda that h as a 90 cm. circumference and is 40 cm in height and
has 10 cm coils, with scattered shards and stitches with pink ooze.
6. Elbows - Mrs.
Jacoby & Mrs. Riordan 4th grades, The Cathedral of St. Raymond School,
Joliet, IL -- Wrinkly, bony, spiky, warty,
scaly, hairy, rainbow, fat, glittery, stretchy, moley, dirty, fuzzy,
slimy, square shaped
7. Head - Cathy
Dalimonte & Miss Jennifer Tkacz, multi-grade(K-5) Queens
Creek Elem, Swansboro, NC. - 3 heads in one – a
red triangle head, yellow oval head in the center, green square head.
Heads connected by gears & lightning
bolts. Triangle head (equilateral
12 in). Oval head (16in
vertical diameter) a bolt (like Frankenstein) on each cheek.
Square head (14 in) has gills
to breathe under water. Each head has groups of languages so the monster can talk to another
person in his/her language.
8. Tail - Christiansburg, VA Primary 2nd grades. Student teachers: Ms. Beatty, Ms. Gibbs, Ms. Meaker, Ms. Thompson. Two feet long, 1 foot wide, orange with black zig zags, with gigantic warts.
9. Nose - Ms.
Mojica and Ms. Kut, Lyons,
Illinois at Robinson School, 2nd grade - 3D,
diamond shape, 7 inches long, 4 inches wide, 5 red spikes coming out
anywhere, along with white gas coming out of nostrils. Colors are
green and purple stripes.
10. Mouth - Lisa
Newton, 4th grade gifted, Dacula, Georgia - 6.5
inches (14 cm) high, 12 inches (30 cm) wide, it is rotated 90 degrees from
the typical human mouth. One lip has rainbows with bugs crawling on it ,
the other lip has blue and purple feathers. Inside the mouth there is a
white, sparkling triangle and moldy dirt with green goo coming out.
11. Legs - Shannon Bomben grades 4/5-- A21 Academy, Windsor Ontario Canada. 11 skinny and hairy legs. The 11 legs are helpful because it allows him to move faster. The hair helps keep him warm. The legs are fluff, not hard so he can use them to save people from hitting the ground. He is green to match most monsters and it is a helpful colour because it represents happiness. Legs are long, skinny and sticky so that he is tall and people can attach to his legs when they need saving.
12. Teeth - Mr. Stuart/Ms Hall (5th) and Mrs. Cabler/Ms Martin (4th) - Christiansburg Elementary. Two teeth - 7-inch long by 1-inch wide square tooth on each side that is half pink and half red with green sparkles all over it.
13. Body - Maureen
Gibbons' 4th grade class in Marlborough, MA - Make
a fluffy, orange, hairy, chubby or fit, rectangular body, covered with
bright pink polka-dot pimples, measuring 1 meter and 4 decimeters by 1
meter and 5 centimeters.
14. Eyebrows - Miss
Chavez's, Mrs. Tracy's, and Mrs. Garcia's - Dual Language 3rd grade, Gard
15. Feet - Garret
Ferguson, 4th, Franconia, New Hampshire - Two strangely formed human
feet per leg with a bulging heel, talons, and covered with hot pink
stitches. One foot has various shades of green, the other foot is
blue and grey. Size of feet (????)
16. Hair - Mrs.
Wisneski and Mr. Sackett 6th Grades, Catalyst
Charter Middle School - a STEM school. Ripon, Wisconsin
- 2 feet long, slimy,
frizzy, spikey, part-mohawk, with 3 - 1 foot pigtails
17. Left KNEE - Mr Humble’s
class 5 from St
Oswald’s School in Burneside England. The
left knee is a hairy, red, diamond shaped spider with neon legs and
18. Right KNEE -
first, second and third grade STEAM Enrichment students at Pioneer
Elementary in Quincy, WA. -
(5 inches tall and 12 inches wide) turquoise diamond shaped spider with
neon legs with soft spikes. The diamond should have rainbow sparkle
polka-dotted armor that has scratches and bruises all over it.
Optional: attach a bag of gummy candy to the knee.
19. Belly Button -
20. Horns - Mrs.
Obrecht's K-5 multiage library, BF Yancey Elementary, Esmont, Virginia
Mrs. Obrecht's K-5 multiage library, BF Yancey Elementary, Esmont, Virginia- : 3 horns: 1st- 12 inches tall triangle, purple with pink polka dots
Golubeva grade 6 students, Lyceum 1. Kansk, Russia. Red
ladybirds with black spots are on the green string of the necklace. In the
middle of the necklace there is a pendant in the form of the spider's web
with a black hairy spider in the centre.
|22. Belt - Ms.
Bautista, Ms. Auerback, Mr. D’Ambrosio, 4th grades Innovator Lab, South
Hillsborough Elementary, Hillsborough, California. - Golden diamond spiral buckle;
Extendable chain; 8 in (20 cm) wide; Squirts out water; Leathery, scaly,
bumpy, fluffy, fuzzy, rainbows.
|23. Wings - Jennifer
Williams, 5th, Monroe
Grade School, Bartonville,IL
5 feet long, 4 feet wide, Batman shaped. Rainbow colored/multicolored feathers, Blue and orange flames around the top of the wings. Spikes around the entire wing, Pink glitter spread throughout, 1 eye on each wing: left is pink, right is blue.
|24. Hands/Fingers -
Smith’s - 4th grade gifted students from Glenbrook Elementary School in
- Both hands hairy with an eye in the middle. Eye on left palm is
orange and right eye is black; each have cat-eye pupils and see through
eyelids. Left hand is 5” long with bony fingers. Left
hand is blue faded to green (fingertips to palm). Right hand is
chubby, 10” long. Each hand has long yellow pointed nails, like talons,
which are retractable. Right hand is purple faded to pink
(fingertips to palm).
|25. Earrings - Ms. Baden’s PreK/Kindergarten,
Lake Asbury Elementary School, Green Cove Springs, Florida. - They
are sparkly, purple cat heads. The cats have green diamond eyes and a blue
triangular nose. One cat has a smile and the other has a rat in its mouth.
|26. iWatch - Justin Lloyd's 5th/6th grades, Riverview Middle School, Plymouth, Wisconsin. - Bright pink with a black cheetah pattern, has a small crack in the screen, and is currently displaying the monster's favorite cartoon.|
|27. Tongue - Ellen
Sinclair, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
tongue will be long (20 cm) and thin (7 cm), sparkling gold, 20 red pointy
|28. Smart Phone -
Verschoor's class, St.Georges
College North, Buenos
Aires, Argentina. A green rectangle
with two orange antennas. A colourful handle to carry the smartphone and
add an original keyboard to the green rectangle.
|29. iPAD/Tablet - Tina
Fink's 5th grades, Lake Charles Louisiana. Our Lady Queen of Heaven
School. -- Orange pumpkin shaped, 60 cm. wide by 50 cm. high, neon
green screen t50 cm. x 40 cm., blue tooth stem, bulging camera eye
that lights up (6cm x 6cm); include 6 apps:
“ BOO”-gle app, anti-bullying app, mon-tunes app, mon-store app, fitness app, e-book app ( Size of apps 5cm x 5cm; add spider web and spiders to border.
|30. Ruler - Michelle
Huseman's 4th grade, Hannibal, Missouri. Lightning bolt shaped, meter
stick length, numbers written in gold Roman numerals
31. Skateboard - Sara Doeffler's 6th grades - Yangon International School, Yangon, Myamar - 3D skateboard. 3 and 1/2 feet long by 3/4 foot wide. Normal shaped black, skateboard (rectangular with ends folded up 3 inches) skull, jack-o-lantern & ghost design on top in neon color. Lights around the edges, and spikes coming out of the spokes on the wheels. Jet boosters attached to the back to spit out fire!
32. Suspenders - Mrs. Hoff, grade 6, Innovations STEM Academy, Sparta, Wisconsin - height to be 39.7 inches tall and 5 inches wide. Right suspender: Tie-dyed with 12 3-D polka dots covered in different colored sparkles or lights. Left suspender: Red with 7 bloody eyeballs and one flaming skull with a snake around it.
|33. Nose Ring - Ms.
Halbert's 3rd grade, Haddonfield, New Jersey - 5” wide oval-shaped hoop, neon green with blue
polka dots and rust; a spider, ghost, skull & crossbones hanging down
|34. Pet Bat - Jenny
Wand’s class at Miriam School, Saint Louis, Missouri. (TOP monster of
2014) - Blue with Retracted, wings, spiky head, cute, mystical emerald
green eyes, teeth as sharp as daggers, stylish, bloodthirsty body, sharp
whole bat is 1 and 1/2 feet long and 10 inches wide
|35. Microscope - Linlin Tan, grade 6, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan - The bottom of the black plate (used to load germs or objects to be observed) is connected to a digital lens with a 10-centimeter tube. The digital lens can adjust automatically according to the substance it detects.||36. Cane - Meagan
Pennington, 5th grade La Harpe, IL - Orange,
10 feet tall, spiral, gears and wire pattern, Words- “STEM ROCKS”,
golden gear at end, with fancy bowties
|37. Toothbrush - Shannon Lee - Grade 5/6 Pierson Manitoba, Canada - 5 feet long and width varies from monster to monster. The handle is pink and the bristles are a collection of Rainbow colored arm pit, nose and back hair collected from captured humans. The monster likes to keep an extra tooth entwined within its bristles.||38. Favorite Book - Ms.
Kelly Davis, 2nd grade,
Rectangle, Size 22 inches (height), 18 inches (length), Color of the book
is yellow. Made out of paper and cardboard The book has a picture of the
beach on the cover and the monster doing something he likes to do at the
beach. Title of book: The day the Monster went
to the Beach.
|39. Passport - Cathy Dalimonte & Miss Jennifer Tkacz, multi-grade (K-5) Queens Creek Elem, Swansboro, NC. Place a tattoo of your Monster's country of origin on his lower arm. When scanned, it will lead the Passport officials to the Monster's digital passport (http://bit.ly/1R2PpwQ) For when your Monster is finished.||40. XBOX - Canada
- Mrs. K. Godman, Mrs. L. Kerr and Ms. Lakhanpal-Grade 3/4 team from
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Queen Elizabeth School- Xbox: bat shaped, 30 cm
high and 60 cm wide, skull & hairy wart buttons, lime green, purple
and fire red, bumpy and hairy texture, brown hair with boogers and bugs,
fangy controllers, claws crunch, eyes popping out, sharp long teeth.
|41. Pinky Ring - Alisa Rudd, 2nd G/t Plano, TX - The band has red, white and blue stripes. The center of the ring has a yellow, bright, sparkly, glittery star with a picture of a hamburger inside it. The star is 2 in. wide and 2 in. tall.||42.Cup of Tea - Aspen Bischoff, 2nd grade gifted students, Huffman Elementary School, Plano, Texas. - hexagon, red/green chevron patterned, black heart shaped handle, 6” wide and 10” tall, green bubbles oozing from the top.|
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