Haunted House craft for kids from old cardboard box


Let’s get ready for some spooky fun making a haunted house craft for Halloween. This DIY castle for kids is a great recycled craft idea using old cardboard box and paper rolls. Kids will work on their fine motor skills gluing and cutting the paper rolls. This is also a fun way to store some of the Halloween treats!


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Supplies you need to make a DIY Haunted House craft

1. Cardboard box

2. Toilet paper rolls/Paper tubes

3. Black paper

4. White paper

5. Craft Glue/PVA glue

6. Glue stick

7. Scissors


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Steps- How to make a Haunted House craft for kids

Watch the video at the top or follow the below steps to make this spooky haunted house Halloween craft!

Step 1

Get a cardboard box. Cut and remove any flaps present on it. Then shorten the card board box using scissors to get the desired height. Grown ups may have to help kids with this step.

diy haunted house craft for kids-shorten the cardboard box using scissors

Step 2

Apply craft glue/PVA glue on each side of the cardboard box. Then cover it completely with black paper on each side. 

diy haunted house craft for kids-stick a black paper on the cardboard box

diy haunted house craft for kids-cover each side with black paper

Step 3

Get four toilet paper rolls or paper tubes. The height of the paper rolls should be slightly more than that of the cardboard box. You can use toilet paper rolls if the cardboard box is really short. Otherwise you can go for longer paper tubes. 

diy haunted house craft for kids-step3-get four paper rolls

Step 4

Apply glue on each of the paper rolls and cover them completely with black paper as shown below.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step4-stick black paper on the paper rolls

Step 5

Cut one end of each paper roll as shown below.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step5-cut one end of the paper roll

Step 6

Similarly, cut the top of the cardboard box too. Now, glue the paper rolls to the four corners of the cardboard box using craft glue/PVA glue.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step6-stick paper rolls to the cardboard

Step 7

Stick small rectangular pieces of white paper on the paper rolls using a glue stick.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step7-cut small rectangular white paper

Step 8

Cut small shapes like the ones below out of white paper to make the scary face.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step8-cut shapes for the halloween devil

Step 9

Stick the shapes on the cardboard box as shown below and the scary face is ready! Now, stick a small piece of paper to make the door for this spooky Haunted House craft.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step9-add a small door

Yay! The DIY haunted house craft is ready. Wasn’t it super easy and quick? This DIY castle is a great Halloween project to do with kids and a great way to recycle some old cardboard boxes.


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