This is a repost from last Halloween. I just loved doing this so much I had to repost!! It is wonderful to look back and see our Happy Halloween families (ghosts, monsters and pumpkins) come together for a super cute, inexpensive and fun Halloween decoration. Store bought is easy because you just put it up and your done. But making these crafts brings memories that last a lifetime!! Also bringing a sense of accomplishment to your child and a real feel of holiday traditions that you can create together. I hope you enjoy making them as much as my daughter and I did. All of my best, Dyan
Even if your kids are too young to go to a Haunted House you can still create one at home and it doesn't have to be scary either. My daughter is getting older and is starting to understand all about Halloween and loved doing all the Halloween crafts. We finished up our craft week with a Haunted House that goes with all of our other Happy ghouls. We then displayed it on a table and it really turned out to be a super cute Halloween decoration/centerpiece for our buffet table. This craft is fun, easy and inexpensive my motto!
What we learned: Measuring and cutting. How messy glue can really be. Being creative is fun! What I learned: My daughter can draw her very own haunted house and didn't need my help!!! She also spelled Boo on her own and is getting quite good at drawing ghosts all by herself. A happy moment for both of us.
All you need: Small to Large size box (we used a medium one), several pieces of black construction paper, scissors, glue, white marker or crayon, miscellaneous Halloween stickers (foam or regular or both) and some small tea lights for the walkway.
Fit black paper by cutting to size and glue around the box.
Take your white crayon and (depending on how old your child is) let them draw their own version of a haunted house, add windows, doors, a fence, trees, what ever inspires you or your child.
Add tea lights for a special touch.