Haunted Houses are popular around Halloween. If you are looking for a printable haunted house craft for kids, here are 2 fun options that have lift-the-flap windows! These Halloween haunted house craft ideas are not scary and perfect for crafting with preschool and kindergarten ages. You can also make it as a fun toddler mommy and me Halloween craft.
Printable Haunted House Template for Kids
Below you will find a fun printable template for creating your own haunted houses with kids. I have also linked to a second version by Sarah Jane that is for making a black silhouette haunted mansion with more windows and towers. Our version is made with simple shapes that can either be colored or made with colored paper.
→ Get the Haunted House Template Printable HERE
You’ll Also Need:
- construction paper
- X-acto craft knife (adults)
- black marker
- tiny googly eyes
Optional Craft Items:
- coloring supplies
- Halloween stickers
Halloween Haunted House Paper Craft Tutorial
The not-so-spooky haunted houses are made using construction paper (or cardstock) after cutting out the template pieces. You can also choose to color them instead.
Trace the triangle pieces on to black construction paper and cut out. Trace the rectangular-ish shapes on color of choice and cut out. (the 3 main house pieces + the chimney)
Next, trace the four pieces that have windows onto either orange or yellow paper. These will be behind the matching pieces you cut out in the previous steps to create the window light.
Once all the house parts are cut out, it’s time to create the lift-the-flap windows. Use a craft knife to cut where the dashed lines are. The non-dashed lines of the windows are where you will make a crease (fold) so the windows can be opened and closed to reveal the fun Halloween characters that are hiding behind them.
Add glue to the four pieces that have windows making sure to not place glue on the window areas. Place them on top of the matching orange cut-out shapes. Then glue them onto another sheet of colored construction paper or 12 x 12 cardstock to create the haunted house shape.
Glue on the rest of the black triangles and the chimney.
Use the provided templates to create a yellow moon, white ghost and a black bat and cat shapes. Make as many ghosts, bats, and black cats as you’d like. Fold the wings on each bat. Add glue to the back sides of all the Halloween characters with the exception of the folded bat wings. Place them inside the windows and around the house. Glue the moon above the roof.
The folded wings create a fun 3D effect and makes the bats look like they are flying.
Add tiny googly eyes to all the paper characters and draw mouth shapes on the ghosts. Write fun Halloween words or sayings such as “Boo,” “EEK!,” and “Happy Halloween!” Kids can also decorate their haunted houses with stickers and little drawings.
Haunted House Preschool Craft Version 2
I found this really cool printable haunted house activity over at Sarah Jane. It makes a great Halloween craft for younger kids. There are so many different ways you can make and decorate the haunted house.
Here is the haunted house craft that my almost 4 year old made:
First, print the haunted house template.
Follow the instructions for cutting. Let the kids get creative with how they’d like to decorate it.
My son drew little pictures of us in 4 of the windows and then used Halloween stickers to decorate the rest. He is so funny, he wanted to put the mummy sticker over his drawing of mommy…. lol!
More Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids:
- Pumpkin Paperweights
- Cardboard Tube Halloween Characters
- Footprint Ghosts
- Handprint Black Cat
- Toddler Halloween Collage
- Googly Eye Picture Frame Craft
- Paper Plate Ghost
- Paper Plate Black Cats
*This printable Haunted House craft for kids post was originally published on 10/28/2011 and updated on 10/27/2019.