Our DIY popsicle stick haunted house craft is a lot of fun to make with the kids this Halloween! This is such a fun and easy Halloween craft for kids.
A Halloween haunted house craft
MJ and I were looking for a fun Halloween craft that we could do this weekend. We already had wooden craft sticks, paint, and other general craft items, so we searched and found a kid’s craft for Halloween that was cute and simple, yet Spooooky!
The spooky Halloween haunted house craft is perfect for preschool and early elementary-aged children. To make it at home, all you need is paint, glue, popsicle sticks, scissors, and a cute little kiddo who’s excited for Halloween and you’re ready to go! Such a cute craft idea! Use these step-by-step instructions to make your haunted popsicle stick house…
DIY Popsicle Stick Haunted House Craft
- Wooden Craft Sticks/Popsicle Sticks
- Washable or Acrylic Paint (acrylic is best for painting on wood)
- Paint Brushes
Create your popsicle stick house
Start by lining up about (11) wooden sticks vertically into a fence-like form and glue (2) sticks horizontally across the top and bottom to secure them all in place. Note, we used only (8) craft sticks to build the base of the house since we had jumbo craft sticks. Use (11) if you have the regular-sized sticks.
To make the roof, glue (6) wooden craft sticks in a slanted fashion to the top of the base of your house. Note again, we used only (4) sticks due to their thickness, (2) on each side.
Paint your haunted house craft
Let the glue sit and dry for a few minutes and break out the paints! Choose your favorite colors to paint the house and roof. If you are using acrylic paint, I recommend adding a little water to thin out the paint so it’s not so pasty.
To make the door: Take (2) wooden sticks and cut them up into 6 uneven pieces. Use (3) of the rounded pieces to create the door, then glue (2) of the remaining straight edge pieces over the door to board it up, making it look creepy! Paint it and save the last rounded edge piece for the…
Add the door and sign to your house
Glue the door and the sign onto your house and you’ve made a spooky haunted house! You can now decorate it as you wish, adding windows or other eerie elements to make it even scarier.
Enjoy this fun Halloween haunted house craft!
Watch out now! You don’t want to get close to this spooky haunted house! MJ and I had a blast doing this craft together. He is very hands-on and loves to paint, cut, draw, etc. I did have to cut the sticks for him, it required larger scissors. Hope you decide to make this Halloween popsicle stick craft at home with your kiddos. Enjoy!
Also, don’t forget to print out Free Halloween Coloring Pages for Kids. There are Disney, Sesame Street characters and a bunch of general printables for coloring fun!