Halloween is nigh! The ghosts, witches and jack-o-lanterns are starting to gather! Your kids can craft their own haunted house to host their favorite Halloween ghouls and goblins. Our free, printable haunted house template and coloring page will spark their sweet and spooky creative spirit!
The haunted mansion template was designed by author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, who does all our monthly coloring pages. The house features empty windows so children can draw in the house's spooky residents. Along with the free printable, we'll give you instructions for how to turn the coloring page template into a 3D house to use as a backdrop for Halloween storytelling.
How to Make the Haunted House
The haunted house template makes putting together the 3D spooky mansion a breeze! This is a great craft for either the classroom, after school at home, or anytime you need a fun boredom buster or Halloween craft.
Kids will love giving the haunted house their own flair by drawing creatures like black cats or witches peering out of the windows and doorways. Add a pumpkin or two, and a Frankenstein monster. Perhaps a witch will fly by on a broomstick!
Haunted house coloring page template. For an extra sturdy house print out on card stock.
- Print out the pdf (By clicking on the following link you agree to our terms of service* see end of post) -->: Haunted Mansion Coloring Page
Colored pencils, crayons or markers
Optional: stickers, glitter glue, googly eyes or other craft materials
Optional: cardboard and glue stick
Optional: our printable Halloween finger puppets!
After printing the haunted house template, color it in using whatever medium you like. Add glitter or stickers if so desired.
Cut out the haunted house. You can either cut carefully around the silhouette of the house or leave a wide margin as we did, to accommodate a (second) moon and flying ghosts.
Fold carefully along the dotted lines. Note that the lines don't go to the top of the template, but you'll still want to fold the length of the paper.
If you've printed the house out on card stock or a similar heavy paper, that may be all you need to keep the house standing.
If, like us, you used regular office paper, cut a piece of cardboard to the size of the house. Mark where the fold lines should be and fold the cardboard. We used the cardboard from a cereal box. You may find it easier to score the cardboard with your scissors before folding.
Next, glue your house to the cardboard, and stand it up to create a Haunted House playscape!
Do your kids want to create a whole spooky village? Use our village shop printable coloring page templates and draw in some creepy faces in the windows.
Don't forget to print out the Halloween finger puppets!
About the Illustrator
Melanie Hope Greenberg loves to dress up as a mermaid for Halloween, but alas, she doesn't live in a haunted mansion. You can visit her at her unhaunted website.
She is also an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. She was an Artist-In-Residence at the Eric Carle Museum and her books have been featured as a NY Times Great Children's Read. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Mermaid Parade, Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is, all of which take place in the city!
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