My Paper Halloween House Project
Intro To My Halloween Paper Haunted House Project:
I love working with my hands and making things. And when I've run out of things to make it feels like I'm going through withdrawals. I usually knit, but lately when I do my hands and wrists hurt, so I've let squidoo take over. In a way it's like I'm making things, because I'm still working with my hands. So far they don't hurt doing this and I hope they never do, because lens making is fun!
Even though I enjoy writing I still love making physical things. I love starting new projects, but I've had a bad habit of never finishing them until now. I'm pleased to say that I have found a new little project to make that I've actually finished!!! (Woot woot!) I had a blast making it, and I'm very proud of it. It's just a silly little haunted house, but I think it's wonderful, because I love those kinds of things. Perhaps that's why I've managed to finish it! So here's my newest little creation:
All photos here were taken by the one and only me.
Making This Fun Kit:
Believe it or not this was made with about 20 sheets of printing paper, some glue, and a lot of fun! I found the template for this online, and it comes with step by step directions. With all the cutting, folding, and gluing it took a while, but it kept my hands busy and entertained. I love everything about it except for the stupid little trees that were included in the kit. So I decided to "make" my own trees. I went out into the back yard and collected all the sticks and twigs I could find.
A lot of them I brought in where too big for my paper house so I broke them down until they were just right. I have to say that the sticks look a lot better then the paper trees, and the house looks even creepier with them. I've even added some dirt and rocks from the back yard as well to make it even more realistic. Now for the finishing touches, I want to get some tiny fake spiders and bats to hang in the "trees".
Sticks And Dirt From Outside
A Secret Compartment
The kit allows you to make a little secret compartment under the house for hiding whatever you want. I couldn't think of anything to hide in there until I spotted my wheat penny collection that needed a home. So I thought that would be a perfect place for them. A safe place to keep my coin collection, without the risk of them being mistaken for regular pennies.
My Wheat Pennies And The Secret Compartment: - I tried to make them clearer, but it just didn't happen. :(
My Finished Haunted House
Ghost House Template And Instructions:
This is the link to this very ghost house and step by step directions on how to make it. I didn't print out the directions because they are very long, but don't worry they're easy to follow. And there's pictures so you know you're making it right. Enjoy! :)
What Do You Think?
Thank you purple fairies for this wonderful star! :D
Haunted House Kits And Puzzles - If you prefer a different house there's others to choose from:
I Didn't Stop There!
What's a haunted house without a graveyard? I just had to make a graveyard to go with it! Here's pictures I took while making that graveyard...
Freshly Printed Halloween Graveyard
The Makings Of My Haunted Graveyard
Haunted Graveyard - My finished graveyard with no dirt
My Finished Graveyard With Dirt
Here's The Link To The Haunted Cemetery - This kit has step by step instructions as well:
O.K. I have a delema... - I can't decide if the graveyard should have dirt or not. What do you guys think?
I thought that if I put dirt in my graveyard it would look pretty cool. It looks o.k., but when I look at the picture of the graveyard without the dirt, I realize that it looks cool too! I don't know what to do, I think that the dirt kind of hides the tombstones, so what should I do?
Dirt Or No Dirt?
I Didn't Stop There!
What's a graveyard without coffins? I just had to make some coffins so here they are!