Halloween Craft: Shoebox Haunted House

October 27, 2011 at 7:11 pm 1 comment

Halloween is just around the corner!  A great way to get into the Halloween spirit is filling your house with scary decorations. However, if you don’t want to turn your home into a haunted house, create a mini version that’s just as spooky with simple materials like a shoebox, construction paper and toilet paper!  Here’s how you can make your own shoebox haunted house at home:

Paint the entire shoebox black. (For a less messy option, cover the shoebox with black construction paper.)

Adhere one side of the shoebox to the lid. The lid will serve as the lawn of your haunted house.

For the roof of the haunted house, cut another shoebox lid in half and tape each end together. Adhere the triangle to the top off the shoebox. Cut a triangular shape out of a piece of construction paper and glue it to back of the roof.

Cut colored squares out of construction paper for the windows.

Fill your house with jack-o-lanterns, bats, vampires, witches, ghosts and whatever other scary Halloween characters you can think of! Use Halloween themed stickers, or draw, color, cut out and glue your pictures in the house.

Roll toilet paper around a popsicle stick to make a mummy. Or, crumple the end of a few squares of toilet paper into a ball and fasten with a rubber band or twist-tie and shred the ends to make a ghost. Or do both!

Repeat the process with boxes of all different shapes and sizes to create an entire haunted village!

We’ll be offering the shoebox haunted house project at all three Scribble Press locations this weekend (Friday-Sunday).  $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Join us for some Halloween fun!

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