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!

  • 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

  • Adin Blankenship

    These are so fun and so clever! Same here, will be doing something like this either for Halloween and Christmas. Thanks!