Haunted House Craft for Halloween

This haunted house craft uses simple craft sticks, some paints and glue and Halloween stickers to dress it up. This one does take a bit of time as you have to wait for the glue to dry before moving onto to the next step. The results are well worth the wait and this haunted house will make a scary Halloween decoration for your house or classroom.


  • 8 Large craft sticks
  • 7 Regular craft sticks
  • 7 Small craft sticks
  • White glue or wood glue
  • Purple, brown and blue paint
  • White felt
  • Halloween ghost and pumpkin stickers
  • Plastic spiders
  • Black spider webbing
  • Wax paper

How to Make a Haunted House Craft

Step 1: step instructions using 7 of the large craft sticks, glue them side by side with glue to form the main part of the house. Press together to seal the glue and place these on wax paper to dry.

Tip: The glue will seep a bit from the sides so placing it on wax paper makes it easier to lift off of than using newspaper as glue comes of easier on wax paper.

Step 2: step instructionsTake the remaining large craft stick, one regular sized craft stick and three small craft sticks to make the attic. Glue these together with the largest at the bottom and the smaller ones at the top. Set these aside to dry.

Step 3: Glue the remaining small craft sticks together side by side to form the door to the house. Set these aside to dry.

Step 4: Once the glue is dry, paint the house and attic with the purple paint. You can use any color you want but we used purple to make it a bit darker and scarier looking for this haunted house

Paint your door with the blue paint or the color of your choice. Paint the remaining regular sized craft sticks brown. These will form the roof in a later step.

Step 5: step instruction now start putting your haunted house craft together. Take the attic portion and place it on top of the house section near the top. Glue this in place and let it dry before moving onto the next step.

Step 6: Now take the 6 brown craft sticks and place one from the bottom of the attic to the top creating an angle to form the peak of the roof. Glue this in place.

Repeat this with the next stick and do this on the other side of the house. Then take another stick and place it on top of the first one but in slightly to create a layered look to your roof. Keep repeating until all 6 sticks are glued in place for the roof.

Step 7: Now glue on the door. Cut out a square from white felt and cut out the center to form a windowpane (with the middle portion cut out). Glue these onto the house.

Step 8: Add stickers around the house placing ghosts in the attic and in the window. Place some pumpkin stickers at the bottom to look as if they are sitting on the ground. You can even glue on some plastic spiders or use spider stickers.

Step 9: Now really spook up your haunted house craft with some black spider webbing. Cut a section of the webbing (you can find this just about anywhere during the Halloween season) and stretch it around the house, roof and attic. This should just stick to the house but if needed, tack it down behind the house with some glue.

This haunted house will have the ghosts coming for miles around trying to move in. Just attach some string on the back (on both sides of the house) and hang this one up on the wall. Or you can even glue a magnet (make it a heavy-duty one) and turn this into a fridge magnet to hold your Halloween school papers.