Monday, 22 October 2012

Haunted house with bats

With Halloween approaching, we decided to make a haunted house with an old carboard box, some paint and cellophane. My kids have loved scaring each other with ghostly noises and waving a torch through the windows of their cardboard house. There were only a few steps involved in making our haunted house:

Step 1: Apply a coat of paint to a cardboard box.

Step 2: Cut out window holes.

Step 3: Put cellophane over the window holes, using sticky tape.

You can drape cobwebs across your haunted house to make it extra spooky. I believe you can buy fake cobwebs at most discount stores.

We also cut out some cardboard bats and used sticky tape to attach them to wooden skewers. These have allowed the kids to create extra spooky shadows on the wall as they play with their haunted house. My daughter also requested some butterflies though she admitted you wouldn't find many butterflies in haunted houses.

I used a print out from the internet to trace for the bat and butterfly sillouhettes.

1 comment:

  1. Oh!!! That haunted house looks like sooo much fun!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!