We bought our paper pack at Michaels but I know you can purchase it here. K&Co used the same design to make chipboard pieces and pop up Haunted houses, this inspired us to bring to life our own Haunted House.
We wandered down to the unfinished wood section and picked up these birdhouses for a dollar a piece. Perfectly shaped for haunted houses!
We pulled the strings out and gave them a good coat of black paint.
My son was playing around with them the other day and lined them up in a row. We thought it would be great to make a haunted row with them on a 2x4. We cut up smaller pieces of wood to give the houses some height.
Using Mod Podge, we papered away.
We ended up pulling out the little perch for the birds so we could paper over the holes.
We drilled some holes for the dowles to hang the banners. We didn't glue any of the dowels so you can remove them for storage. I always end up with so many broken crafts, so we thought this would be a good solution.
We did the same with the large dowels.
We made mini paper pennants, cutting paper triangles and hot gluing them to ribbon. Nicole backed the top pennants with wire so we could shape them easily.
We added more spider web yarn and ribbon to dress up the wood blocks. We used really fine wire to hot glue the bats, ghosts and moon.
My kids love chopping paper...any paper they can get their hands on.... I think I have six to eight pairs of confiscated scissors tucked away on a high shelf.
These little paper triangles would be perfect for little hands to practice their scissoring skills. :)
I think this little haunted village needs to go straight to Nicole's house
~ where it can be adorned by her little girl with Little Pet Shops!