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- Code: a set of rules for converting information from one form to another. Codes can use letters, symbols and gestures.
- Decode: to take a code and convert it into a language that can be understood.
Build a monster
Here is the place where you can build your own monster. It is not that much different than what happens with every living thing. Monsters, plants, and even humans have an instruction manual for building and making their bodies work. These instructions use a special code. For living things it is a genetic code.
With Monster Maker you use a unique monster code, called a monster genome, to build your own monster. As you decode the pattern of color dots you will be able to add parts to your monster. When the monster is complete it's time to give it a name and print it out. There are three different ways a monster can be printed - with its genome, by itself, or as coloring page. Happy monster building!
If you are having difficulty playing Monster Maker, be sure you have the most current Adobe Flash player and have enabled the plug-in to play in your browser since many browsers are turning off Flash as a default.
Read the stories behind our monsters
You can read about our monsters in either the bedtime tale called A Monster Story, or you can learn about them in our How to Build a Monster story.