This simple craft idea for Halloween turns craft bird houses into spooky haunted houses with a little paint. This haunted house craft is perfect for kids of all ages and easily modified for different levels. Have fun making this cute haunted house craft at home or in the classroom. All you need for this craft activity are some simple supplies!

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Let’s make a haunted house craft!

Mini Haunted House Craft for Kids

This simple and affordable Halloween craft isn’t just fun to make, it’s also a super cute decoration. I think I want to make a whole bunch of them and have an entire mini haunted village on my mantle.  

These mini haunted houses were designed for kids to create, although I must admit I had just as much fun as my preschooler. So I encourage you to get in on the crafty goodness, you and your kiddos are sure to have a spooktacular time!

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Supplies Needed

How to Make Decorative Mini Haunted Houses

halloween craft- haunted houses made from a bird house, painted black, with white ghosts on it and spider webs.
Look how spooky these haunted house crafts are!

Step 1

First paint your whole house black.

Step 2

Let it dry! While you are waiting you can use up that black paint, creating some spooky paintings on paper.

Step 3

Now use the white paint to create ghost shapes, spider webs, and spooky eyes peeking out of the darkness.

Step 4

Once the white paint is dry you can add the final details. Using more black paint or a black marker, add eyes and a mouth to your ghosts.

Step 5

Now you’re all ready to decorate for Halloween!

Finished Decorative Haunted House Craft

Make one, two, or a whole village worth of creepy mini haunted houses! Your table or mantle will be the spookiest (and cutest) in the land. I hope you have as much fun as we did with this Halloween craft!

How to Make a Mini Haunted House Craft with Kids

It’s easy and luckily this Haunted House craft is great for younger kids and bigger kids. But it’s easy to decorate your own haunted house. You can even add other things to make it your own. Add construction paper monsters, popsicle stick to make a fence, there are so many ways to make a haunted mansion. You can add foam Halloween stickers.

And not only is this haunted house craft great for fine motor skills, but you can use it to explore imaginative play. The friendly ghosts on the house can try to scare away or befriend anyone who comes near like black cats (stuffed animals). Make it extra spooky and add some tea lights nearby for “ghost lights”.

You can even do this Halloween art project to make your own haunted houses while watching a scary movie or reading Halloween children’s books. It’s the perfect activity!

{Halloween Craft!} Mini Haunted Houses

Halloween Craft - Mini Haunted Houses

I love me a Halloween craft! This one takes a simple bird house and turns it into a spooky haunted house. Perfect for kids in kindergarten and up. It may be a little too spooky for toddlers and preschoolers.

Materials

  • Mini wooden bird houses
  • Black and white tempera paint
  • Optional: black permanent marker

Tools

  • Paintbrushes

Instructions

  1. First paint your whole house black.
  2. Let it dry! While you are waiting you can use up that black paint, creating some spooky paintings on paper.
  3. Now use the white paint to create ghost shapes, spider webs, and spooky eyes peeking out of the darkness.
  4. Once the white paint is dry you can add the final details. Using more black paint or a black marker, add eyes and a mouth to your ghosts.
  5. Now you’re all ready to decorate for Halloween!
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