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My Paper Halloween House Project

Updated on June 15, 2016

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

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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?

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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

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?

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I Didn't Stop There!

What's a graveyard without coffins? I just had to make some coffins so here they are!

Creepy Coffins!

Sneak A Peak - My finished coffin with a surprise inside!

The Finished Project! - That's it, my haunted house and cemetery are complete! :)

Boo! - What do you think of my Halloween projects?

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      Robin S 3 years ago from USA

      What an awesome project. I LOVE it!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @aka-rms: Thank you! :) And thank you so much for the Purple Star! Awesome!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Very cool! That was a lot of work!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Yes, but it was fun. It's now on my kitchen table, but no one's said anything about it... I'm going to kick someone's a@# if they don't say anything soon! lol

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @Jerzimom: Thank you! :)

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      aidenw 3 years ago from USA

      Wow, very impressive! Now I want one! :) Congrats on the well deserved purple star.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      The coffins really take it over the top!

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      Michelllle 3 years ago

      So Much Fun!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Wow, nice lens, good luck on the Happy Halloween Club Quest: Homemade Halloween

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you very much! :)

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @Michelllle: :)

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @aidenw: Thank you!

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      rhubarba 3 years ago

      That's ambitious. Didn't think people engaged themselves this much in halloween props... :)

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      ainezk 3 years ago

      Interesting hobby

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      Meganhere 3 years ago

      They're great! The graveyard really adds to the spookiness of the house.

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      rosaceasufferer 3 years ago

      interesting. they're great

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I love this and I am going to have to have one!! Thank you so much for the links. Awesome lens and I love your house it's very spooky, I agree your tree are much better.

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      StrongMay 3 years ago

      You did an excellent job! I think putting sticks in place of the trees was a great idea. The cemetary tops it off nicely, too.

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      akusphinx 3 years ago

      great.

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      TommysPal 3 years ago

      That looks like so much fun. I think I have a new project in my future.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      very creative! Good job!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      What a fun idea!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @StrongMay: Thank you!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you! :)

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      @anonymous: Awesome halloween project

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Wow. I am so impressed. Thanks for sharing. Next time you start a Halloween project, I invite you to put on some of my Halloween music. Come to my website for free downloads. Happy Halloween!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @anonymous: I want to hear your music, but I can't click on your name or picture. For some reason, I don't know why.

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      Littlej224 3 years ago

      Amazing, you definitely did the right thing to pick out your own twigs, they look great and very spooky!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @Littlej224: Thank you! :)

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      Lisa-Marie-Mary 3 years ago

      Your haunted house is so awesome! When I first saw it listed on the Halloween Magazine, I couldn't believe it was paper - it looked so good. So I had to come check it out. I love it!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @Lisa-Marie-Mary: Thank you very much :)

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      sweetpressuk 3 years ago

      Very cool

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      Magpie Feathers 3 years ago

      Very Creative..!!

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      LunarCityLauren 3 years ago

      Wow this is fantastic!

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      lynnegirl1 3 years ago

      The haunted house is great. I've seen some of these paper building projects before, but haven't tried one. Good idea!

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      LilyBird 3 years ago

      Great haunted house. The creepy coffins in the graveyard are fantastic. Great job!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I am leaving another comment because I finished my house this morning! I still need to do the extra decorations but wanted to thank you for the awesome idea! I also got some spooky owls to put next to the house! :)

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @anonymous: That's very cool that you made one too! I'd love to see a picture! :)

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      TheEnglishHouse 3 years ago

      This is awesome, well done!

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      DebW07 3 years ago

      That is pretty spooktacular! Congrats on LotD, it is well deserved.

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      SteveKaye 3 years ago

      This is boo-tiful. And amazing.

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @DebW07: thank you very much!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @SteveKaye: lol thank you!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Came back to leave my congrats for your Lens of the Day!

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      Casablanca-hire 3 years ago

      I have to give you kudos :) well done

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      ArtbyMAR 3 years ago

      That is so cool although I don't think I would have the patience for all the cutting out. Great job!

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      burntchestnut 3 years ago

      Very cool. You'll have to find a safe storage spot so you can display it next year.

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      loopylooh 3 years ago

      This is a great project i think i'm gonna try this with the kids

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      rainykua 3 years ago

      One word - WOW!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Back to say congratulations, RocketSquid, on your spectacular Lens of the Day!

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      Carolyn Bennett 3 years ago from Longview, Washington

      Excellent and amazing.

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      VictoriaHolt 3 years ago

      Great job. I used to build dollhouses and also do scherenschnitte (paper cutting) so I appreciate your detail work. It looks really well done.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Congrats on lens of the day!! So happy for you. I also featured this lens on my Halloween Spooktacular lens so others can make one too. :)

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      tfsherman lm 3 years ago

      Totally in love with these! I'd love to tackle them with my older groups of kids, thank you so much for sharing.

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      Ellen Gregory 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This is absolutely fabulous. You did a great job and so did the artist who made the template. Congratulations on Lens of the Day. A very timely LOTD.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Amazing!!

      Great job

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I like it with the dirt more spoooooky! Like the graves are being dug up!

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      laneygirl 3 years ago

      I THINK ITS PRETTY KOOL!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you very much, and welcome back!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @Casablanca-hire: Thank you!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @burntchestnut: Yes :)

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @ArtbyMAR: It wasn't that bad lol

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Thank you very much :)

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @VictoriaHolt: Thank you!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you very much, you're so sweet! :)

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @tfsherman lm: You're welcome!

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @LiteraryMind: Yes they did, I agree, and thank you very much!

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      tbonestakes 3 years ago

      Whoopee October is here, super lens!

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      Delia 3 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Nicely done project...love your trees! Looked like it was fun to do.

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      Nightcat 3 years ago

      Truly awesometastic, congrats on LoTD! :)

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      June Campbell 3 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I totally love your Halloween House. Great job.

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      Bill 3 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      As much as I don't really like Halloween, I like the idea of being creative and making your own decorations instead of buying cheap plastic ones that will only end up breaking and getting tossed into the bin before the next year. Congrats on LOTD! :-)

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      Paul Turner 3 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Love it! Love it! Love it! Great job. I do paper models as well and this is a masterpiece.

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      atala1 3 years ago

      Wow! You're really talented. Well done.

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      pitlock 3 years ago

      I really liked it. Very creative

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Amaaaaaaaaazing project. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      bobnolley lm 3 years ago

      This is a beautiful piece of work...the house, that is! And yes, congrats on LOTD!

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      Asinka Fields 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Love it!

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      rattie lm 3 years ago

      Just delightful!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      A great piece of work!

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      kepezzo 3 years ago

      It looks very nice....

      But sorry I always think of candles and a small bonfire !!! accidentally...

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      Impressive.

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      Jogalog 3 years ago

      This is really impressive. I'd love to have a go but I don't know where I'd find the time!

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      tahirmahmood 3 years ago

      good

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      Laura Brown 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Amazing and awesome. :)

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      Tarra99 3 years ago

      Very cool, If my printer was working I know what project I'd be giving my kids this year.

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      Lovely Halloween craft! Impressive pinned to my Halloween board.

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      ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Thank you!

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      June Parker 3 years ago from New York

      Fun project and a fun site where the paper model was downloaded. Thanks for the link. A am also pinning to my "Halloween" board.

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      afritzges 3 years ago

      Love this project! though I could never do this myself. Very talented! =)

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