Make a Mini Haunted House With Things You Already Have

By Liesl Clark

It was a dark and rainy day…(yes, our days here on our Pacific Northwest island can be very dark) and a couple of innovative kids created a mini haunted house from items they found in boxes and toy collections. They wanted to create something to play with but also to put on display outside the front door, without purchasing anything new. This mini haunted house is now a treasure, simply because they transformed a few everyday items and found some seasonal ones to add to the ambiance.

Here’s how this easy rainy-day project can quickly come to fruition for you, too:

Mini Haunted House, Photo © Liesl Clark

1) A dollhouse will need to be your centerpiece.

2) Then, a glow-stick-style flashlight that glows a flourescent green will need to be procured from a closet.

3) Tiny plastic bugs must be curated out of your vast collection of creepy crawlies.

4) Next comes a search for white yarn scraps you might have thrown in the waste basket but thought better of. These will serve as cob webbing.

5) And finally, any tiny otherwise useless Halloween bits and bobs you’ve accumulated from previous years will make your mini haunted house’s yard art especially intimidating.

6) Put on some scary mood music (Pandora can be great for that), and let the mini doll-style Halloween fun begin!

What kid-related Halloween toy reuse ideas have you crafted up?

Categories: DIY, Repurpose and Reuse

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