Today we have a guest post that will appeal to the children in your home who are more than likely chomping at the bit to dig into your craft supplies, especially to create some spooky Halloween decor. This seasonal project was created by my daughter Meghan, our 11-year-old who is always scoping out my craft room. Many features of this haunted house were created using scraps from the Vintage Halloween kit, and an inexpensive paper mache house purchased from the local Hobby Lobby.
We’ll let Meghan tell you how she did it:
First, I got one of those awesome houses purchased from Hobby Lobby and began by painting the house brown. Then, my mom came to me and asked if I could feature her kits on the house for this blog, which I daresay, I enthusiastically accepted! She gave me all of the scrap materials in her kit, and on a cold day, when I couldn’t go outside, I fooled around with. I originally intended to make the house scary, but I fell in love with that cute toothpick pumpkin, which wasn’t so scary, so I changed my mind. The pumpkin adds a cute twist on what might have been a plain old haunted house. My favorite part of this project was definitely the interior designing, which is my dream job- only another reason I love the houses!
Meghan, can you share with us a special technique that you used in this project?
My favorite technique is probably the cracked windows because I recycled plastic packaging to make them. Using scissors, I cut cracks into each “window” to add to the spookiness. (I also love the ticket door and creative door knocker! -Michelle)
Special thanks to friend Kaylee, who made the adorable ghost in the tree for me!
Thanks Meghan! I have a feeling we’ll be hearing from her again. 🙂