Do your kids love watching you decorate the house for Halloween?
Hanging up faux cobwebs, flashing lights and decorated pumpkins are just part of the fun this haunted holiday brings. But, if you’re looking for a fun way to get your child into the Halloween spirit, consider a haunted dollhouse.
Image from The Kidney Bean
With a little creativity and a lot of fake cobwebs, you can turn your child’s Victorian dollhouse into a truly haunted creation. Not only is this a fun way to get your children excited about the upcoming holiday, but it’s a fun tradition that you can start and carry on year after year.
How do you make a haunted dollhouse? All you really need is some creativity, but it doesn’t hurt to also have some spooky craft supplies on hand.
Your first step is to create a theme. The best way to create a horrifying dollhouse is to have the right theme in mind. Let your child use their imagination and come up with an idea that inspires them. Here are some possibilities to get you started:
- Alice in Wonderland
- Fall harvest
- Monster mash
- Pumpkin village
You don’t have go out and purchase a bunch of things to make your dollhouse haunted. Consider using some of the dolls and accessories you already have on-hand. By changing the way you display things and using your favorite craft supplies you can create a spooktacular space. You can also use fun, seasonal miniatures in your haunted dollhouse.
Try some of these simple ideas to haunt your dollhouse and inspire your own boo-tastic ideas:
- Create a terrifying mood with lights in your dollhouse that flash on and off
- Add faux cobwebs to all the room corners, windows and tables
- Distress furniture to give it a creepier look and feel
- Create spider webs using clear glue and glitter
- Use pom poms and pipe cleaners to create creepy Halloween creatures
- Craft spooky ghosts using cheese cloth and fabric stiffener
Decorating a dollhouse is a great way to set your child’s inner ghouls and goblins free. So create your very own Halloween holiday tradition this year, if you dare… bwah ha ha ha!
Images from The Willow Home and Garden
For more dollhouse fun, check out our “Building a Dollhouse” series, HERE.
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