Halloween Haunted House

Frighteningly fun, this Haunted House craft creates a DIY Halloween decoration that towers above the rest!

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  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Metallic Markers
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Upcycled Cardboard
  • Clear Tape
  • Battery-Operated Tea Lights

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Add even more detail to your castle towers by cutting out elements like windows, gates, and battlements.
  • You can also cover paper towel rolls with Crayola Washable Paint and cut to different lengths to create towers.


Step 1

Sketch haunted house yard on upcycled cardboard. Cut out.

Step 2

Cover cardboard in green paint. Dry 1–2 hours. Add second coat. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 3

Roll construction paper sheet into cylinder to create tower. Tape to secure.

Step 4

Draw details on tower with metallic markers.

Step 5

Add glue to bottom of tower and press down on yard.

Step 6

Sketch and cut construction paper circle. Cut slit to middle of circle. Wrap into cone shape to create roof. Tape to secure.

Step 7

Draw details on roof with metallic markers.

Step 8

Add glue to top of tower and place roof on top.

Step 9

Repeat steps 7–9 for more towers.

Step 10

Mould Model Magic into decorations such as pumpkins, spiders, and a witch’s hat. Glue to yard. Let all glue and Model Magic steps dry overnight.

Step 11

Place battery-operated tea lights into towers with windows for a spooky glow.

Step 12

Display your haunted house for all Halloween visitors to see!

  • Occasion:

    • Special Occasions,

    • Fall,

    • Halloween

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+

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