There are so many ways to spend time with your kids, getting ready for the Halloween Season.
Halloween should not include only spine tingling scary things, but it should also be a happy and fun time with our little ones. It’s time to bring out the kid in most of us and we can do this with some Halloween craft ideas for kids. So, I spent some quality time with my son crafting a fun Spooky Haunted House.
And guess what? It wasn’t as messy as I’d expected and my kid loved it.
I will share with you our little project, so you can too have some fun crafting together with your kids. Follow these step by step instructions to create a charming Haunted House and let’s do some Halloween crafting!
What you’ll need:
- 5 x 4 cm long strings;
- Acrylic paints;
- 1 medium size brush;
- 1 large brush;
- 1 black ballpoint pen;
- thicker paper of different colors.
First of all, you must draw the outline of the house on your cardboard. This way you will know exactly where to cut it. Now, let’s cut the cardboard and glue all the parts until the house it’s complete.
It’s time to paint! Grab the large brush and use your black acrylic paint to paint the walls of the house. Leave blank spaces for the windows and the door. Let it dry! You can also paint another thicker cardboard with green paint, suggesting grass. We will use it a support for our haunted house.
After the painted walls are dry, paint the windows orange with grey border using the medium size brush. We’ll use the same orange color for
the roof top. I also suggested the tiles on the roof with black paint .
Glue the house on a the thicker cardboard you have already painted green.
Next, I have drawn and cut out a ghost, a witch-cat, five bats and two pumpkins. The cat and the pumpkins were drawn on orange paper and the ghost on white paper, but you can also use other colors. The bats were cut out of the same cardboard I used for the house and painted black with a marker on each side. I also added the eyes with acrylic yellow paint. Use your imagination and add these decorations around the house using glue and strings. I used strings to hang some of the bats, so they seem like they fly around the haunted house.
Decorate the surroundings of the house with leaves and chestnuts. After all, it’s fall.
Now enjoy the view. You have a Halloween Haunted House crafted together with your kids. What a great decoration idea, isn’t it?
Photo credit: Oana