Create a Haunted House Craft with this Spooky Shadow Box DIY! Learn how to turn a cereal box into a haunted house with FREE printable spooks. This is such a fun craft and kids will love creating their own story with these creepy shadows! You can easily make Frankenstein walk or a scary spider come dropping in from the ceiling. Look below for this step by step tutorial.
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Before you get started on this craft, you will need a few things!
Haunted House Craft
Turn your empty cereal box into kid friendly Halloween Shadow box theater with the following items:
- Cereal Box- I used my Fruity Pebbles box. It doesn’t matter which box you choose as you will be turning the box inside out.
- Straight Razor or Crafting Knife
- Free Spooks Printable
- wax paper
To get started, you will first need to cut out both sides of your cereal box. As this is a haunted house craft, I wasn’t worried about perfect edges. I felt like the torn edges brought something fun to the shadow box.
Once your box is cut, you will need to lay down a flat piece of wax paper on the inside of the box (colored side) on the flap that will be facing forward. Securly tape all sides. Now turn box up and tape sides back together (both ends), leaving top flap open.
FREE HAUNTED HOUSE PRINTABLE
This spooky theater comes with a FREE Halloween Printable. DOWNLOAD ON THIS LINK. Once printed on card stock, cut out! Put your haunted house on the front of your box and tape down.
Once your printable is good and cut out, add a small piece of string to your spooky ghosts, spider, and frankenstein. Note: The cut out does not need to be perfect~
Creating your Shadow Box Haunted House
Place a flashlight BEHIND your cereal box theater and turn on.
Drop your characters down into the box. Moving the flashlight and characters around will supply different looks, which is super fun! I also add slits in the top of the box so the characters could hang unassisted (Shown below).
Make sure you are telling an awesome scary story or listen to your kids put on a show!
IDEA: Combine more than once box for a Halloween Village!
Looking for other inspiring ideas? Do not leave without checking out Cereal Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls , Edible Chocolate Dessert Cups, and my totally awesome movie theater snack box DIY, which would be great to put your dessert cups in!