Halloween Activity for Kids

by Taylor Nieft

Haunted House with a Twist!

In 2019, Let's Make Art celebrated the Halloween season with a bonus Haunted House watercolor project created by artist Sarah Cray. Look familiar? 

watercolor painting of haunted house

We loved this project so much that we just had to create it again this year, but this time with some interactive features! Now the whole family can enjoy this haunted house project. With a little bit of magic, we transformed the classic watercolor painting into a fun pop-up cut out for the kids. Let their imaginations run wild with the monsters and creatures they'll have living in their house! 

Let's Get Started

supplies laid out including black construction paper, yellow construction paper, markers, crayons, glue, and scissors

What You Need:

  • Black construction paper
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors and/or X-Acto knife

Step 1: Trace the Outline & Cut

shape of house being cut out of black paper

Step 2: Cut and Fold Windows

* Cut on the solid lines, fold on the dashed lines!

finger pressing down the folded flaps of windows

Step 3: Glue House on Yellow Paper

glue being spread out on backside of house cutout

* Be sure not to glue the flaps!

Step 4: Decorate Your House!

kid hands coloring in windows of house
close up of kid hands drawing a ghost in the window of the house cutout

Step 5: Decorate the Outside/Sky

completed haunted house cut out with open-flap windows to show hand drawn monsters inside


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Looking for more Halloween art activities? Shop our "Spooky" collection here! 

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