Crafts & activities

Make your own book-inspired haunted village for Halloween

Inspired by some of our favourite spooky stories, make your own haunted play village for Halloween out of recycled materials. 

Suzie Attaway
A photo of a DIY haunted village made out of empty juice cartons on a light purple background
© Suzie Attaway

You will need:

A photo of the materials you will need to make a haunted village including old juice cartons, sharpies, paint and Halloween stickers
© Suzie Attaway

•  Empty juice/milk cartons

•  Paint (we've used purple, grey, and white)

•  Paintbrush

•  Black and white pens

•  Halloween foam stickers

How to make:

A photo of two juice cartons being painted with purple and grey paint on a light purple background
© Suzie Attaway

1.  First, make sure the juice or milk cartons you're using are clean and dry, and then paint the outside of each. Leave to dry.

A photo of a juice carton having a grey roof painted on it
© Suzie Attaway

2. Next, paint the top of the cartons, which will be the roofs, in a contrasting colour, and allow them to dry.

A photo of a painted juice carton having tiles drawn on using a black sharpie to emulate a roof
© Suzie Attaway

3. Now, using a black marker pen, draw the tiles on each roof – don’t worry if it doesn’t look very neat!

A photo of two painted cartons have windows, doors and other house features drawn on them with a black and white sharpie
© Suzie Attaway

4. Next, draw on some windows, doors, spider webs, and any other spooky decorative features with the black and white pens.

A photo of three cartons, painted to look like houses having foam stickers stuck onto them
© Suzie Attaway

6. Then, stick some spooky foam shapes in place to finish off each haunted house. Now you're ready to display or play with your spooky village!

Huge thanks to Suzie Attaway for putting together this crafting activity! For more fun crafts and styling, check out Suzie's Instagram @craftpropstylist

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