DIY Light-Up Cereal Box Spooky Houses

DIY Light-Up Cereal Box Spooky Houses for Halloween

Recy­cle your empty cereal boxes into spooky light-up haunted houses for hal­loween! Your kids will have so much fun mak­ing them, you’ll have an entire ghost town in no time.

DIY Light-Up Cereal Box Spooky Houses for Halloween

The card­board and plas­tic eas­ily turn into a spooky house with a work­ing light!

DIY Light-Up Cereal Box Spooky Houses for Halloween

Haunted houses are old ram­bling build­ings, so you don’t need to work or draw with per­fec­tion, and you can doo­dle and sketch as much as you like!

DIY Spooky House

What You Need

  • Small empty cereal box, both the card­board and plastic
  • Red and green tis­sue paper
  • LED can­dle
DIY Spooky House

Tools

  • Scis­sors
  • Util­ity knife
  • Set square or ruler
  • Pad (for cutting)
  • Black per­ma­nent marker
  • Scotch tape
  • Glue, paste stick, or stapler
DIY Spooky House

For The Lit­tle Ones

  • Scis­sors, kid-friendly
  • Small screw­driver
  • Pad (for pricking)
  • Black marker (washable)
  • Scotch tape
  • Glue, paste stick, or stapler

Note: Use only elec­tri­cal light sources with the card­board house. No candles!

DIY Spooky House

Step 1
Care­fully open the cereal box. Cut the plas­tic open.

DIY Spooky House DIY Spooky House

Step 2
Turn the inside of the card­board up and draw the out­line for the house, mark­ing where to cut. Then add doors and win­dows. Don’t for­get the side door for the LED can­dle (see photo in step 4). I chose to draw white frames and black walls. The roof tiles are like doodles.

DIY Spooky House DIY Spooky House

Step 3
Cut out the out­line and the win­dows. Cut the doors on only 3 sides so that you can open them. I per­son­ally like to prick one at a time and then cut with scis­sors. Lit­tle ones can use a small screw­driver to prick the win­dows on a pad.

DIY Spooky House

Step 4
Cut a piece from the plas­tic and tape it inside. Now you can draw some black cats, spi­der­webs, and skele­tons in the windows.

DIY Light-Up Cereal Box Spooky Houses for Halloween

Step 5
Glue, tape or sta­ple your house together.

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Use red or green tis­sue paper for col­or­ful windows.

DIY Light-Up Cereal Box Spooky Houses for Halloween

Have fun with your spooky houses—go ahead and make an entire ghost town! We’ve made four so far, but I’m sure we’ll make even more before Halloween.

Happy craft­ing!

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  • hilke

    They look awesome!

  • Cindy

    I built it this morn­ing, but I didn’t really like the result. It was my first attempt so I’m okay with that. I’m gonna recy­cle it, and I’m plan­ning on doing another one, and per­haps a town :D with friends. Thank you for this.

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    So cute! I love it… and even though my kid is one I want to try mak­ing a lit­tle house with him! (hope­fully he doesn’t eat it… haha)

  • http://j9sopinion.tumblr.com/ Jea­nine H

    Awe­some!

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Mis­ako Mimoko Eva

    Love it!!!

  • Carissa Ashby Rasmussen

    ok i’m totally doing these for christ­mas! what a fun idea