Making a haunted house is a great project for children of any age. They can draw whatever they desire in the windows of the house, which makes this craft easily repeatable by encouraging different drawings each time! My son has done it so many times, we made a book out of his haunted houses.


  • scissors or an X-Acto knife
  • markers
  • glue


    1. hauntedhouse longCut out the template and trace it onto black paper. You can also draw your own haunted house if you prefer not to use the template.

    2. Cut out the black paper with a sheet of yellow or white paper underneath. (This will make a cool, candlelit window effect!)

    3. Cut out the windows on the black paper (NOT the yellow or white) with scissors or an X-Acto knife (adults only!). Do NOT cut the whole window out. Leave a flap on each window so they can be opened and closed.

    4. Glue the black cut-out house onto the yellow or white paper. Then draw spooky creatures or faces inside each window!

    Happy Haunting!

Sarah Jane is a mother of four young children and is passionate about bringing the whimsy of childhood to life in her illustrations, fabric design, books and crafts. She blogs about her charming life in the home studio and has lots of free downloads and tutorials for you to make as well! Sarah Jane Studios has collections of home decor and playthings that will inspire you to create the simple life of childhood.

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