Haunted House Halloween Cut-out

The past few Halloweens, we’ve started some fun making traditions. Remember these and these?

Well, we’ve also made these haunted houses, and I figured I should document it and let you in on some fun too!

So far this month, we’ve made about a dozen of these…so  many that they have even stapled them together and turned them into “Haunted House Book” collection. Each page sports a new variety of spooky things in the window. This is hours of entertainment for sure!

You can download the PDF download that I made here, and follow the instructions. But just to prove that it’s simple and easy, here are some picture ‘how-to’s’

Cut out the template and trace onto black paper

Cut out the black paper (with yellow underneath to make a really cool candle it window effect!) We’ve traditionally just mounted these on white paper…so either way works!

Remove the yellow paper, and cut out the windows with an exacto knife


…and then draw spooky window creatures!

There are really endless options with this template, so have fun!

And here is Ian saying “ONE picture mom. Just one!” What? I like to take a lot of pictures? No.

Have so much fun!

Here’s the download for ya:



Happy Halloween!

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  • Juanita

    Thank you! My kids (and I) will love these!

  • http://www.threekitchenfairies.com Paloma

    This is a fun activity! My girls will love it, thanks for sharing it!

  • http://www.queenoftheflies.blogspot.com Melanie

    Thanks for sharing this! My boys are going to love it!

  • Gina f.

    What a fun, creative activity! Thanks for sharing….. Have a great week!

  • http://www.loveyourlizzie.com Liz

    He looks pretty serious about only taking “one”.

  • Meg

    Fun stuff! I can’t wait until I have a little one to play with and make fun crafts with. That is…a little one that is big enough to do that sort of thing and is actually outside of me. :)

  • http://www.partylite.biz/tamarakelly Tamara

    What a COOL idea! I was looking for some fun stuff to do with my son. He will really enjoy this! Thanks so much for sharing. Peace and Blessings to you, Tamara :)

  • kate

    Love it! So going to do with my son. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah Jane

    Thank you guys…fun and simple. It’s been a great way for the kids to practice their fine motor skills too…those windows aren’t teeny-tiny, but they are small enough that it excites me to see what they come up with at that size:)

    Have fun!

  • http://hollysredbike.blogspot.com/ Holly

    Thanks so much for this fun craft! My four year old and I made our haunted house this afternoon and she was so excited to fill it with ghosts, skeletons, owls, cats, etc. It is now proudly displayed on the front door of our apartment!

  • Liz

    Thanks for sharing! I cut out the basics this afternoon, and I can’t wait to show my little ones tomorrow!

  • ina

    lol @ ian! ;0 i love the haunted house idea. fun, fun, fun.

  • http://www.thirtythreadbaremercies.wordpress.com Rhea

    What a fun idea! I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to try it with her. Thanks for sharing!

  • Katharine

    we just made 4 of these! the kids loved it – very cute.

  • June

    Awesome idea! Thank you for sharing! :D

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  • http://www.walkingbytheway.com Ami

    Sarah Jane!
    Thank you so much for sharing this template. My boys had a lot of fun with this project. We combined it with some drawing fun (Ed Emberley). You can see their houses here: http://www.walkingbytheway.com/blog/?p=715120

    Thanks again! :) Ami

  • Sandra

    I made two houses with my boys yesterday. Thank you so much for sharing. They love them.

  • Rachael

    This was so fun and impressive! I love having great homemade Halloween decorations around. I also adapted this for a preschool lesson on family. I made just a regular house and had them draw pictures of their family behind the doors. Then I cut out a heart window in the roof. Thanks again for the great idea!

  • Erica

    Ohh I love it! We don’t personally celebrate halloween here in australia…..but that looks like fun to make and you could adapt so many themes too! Maybe a princess castle with Belle and the Beast? A kind of advent calendar, or numbered doors with jokes inside?
    btw just love that serious look of your boy with the just one photo!

  • http://littlemanandlittlemiss.blogspot.com/ samone

    love these! thanks, just added to my pinterest.

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  • https://www.dedu.com.mx/MisMensajes Emilio Ulloa

    Excellent post! I like to know more crafts!!!

  • Shari

    Thanks Sarah using this for cubscouts tomorrow! :)

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  • http://twitter.com/MudpiesSunshine Mudpies & Sunshine

    These are brilliant. I am printing right now. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • NewBee

    Thank you for the inspiration! My son’s first grade class had a great time making these today!

  • Đặng Kim Ngân

    Thank you so much for sharing! Love these