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Easy Monster House Halloween Craft for Kids – Step-by-step tutorial

Easy Monster House Halloween Craft for Kids – Step-by-step tutorial - motherhooddiaries

Blink and Halloween will be here on your doorstep!

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year because I get full approval to be super creative with the food and decorations. In partnership with Craft Merrily to create some Monster Crafts this month, we were sent a large box with lots of awesome arts and crafts supplies. It was up to the boys and I to get our thinking caps on and we decided to create a homely Monster House.

This Halloween Monster House is so easy to make. Here is our step-by-step tutorial below:

What you will need:


Craft Merrily Box of Crafts - motherhooddiaries

  • 3 pieces of A4 coloured card
  • Glu Dots
  • 2 piece of clay in any colour
  • One large and one small egg-shaped foam
  • 4 pieces of crepe paper in various colours
  • 2 Muffin cupcake cases
  • 2 pieces of A5 felt paper
  • 2 pieces of fence shaped felt paper (you can get 2 pieces of felt paper and cut the shapes out)
  • 1 larger piece of felt paper
  • Fine and Wide Glu Pen
  • 15 – 20 lollipop sticks in various colours
  • 15 – 20 pipe cleaners in various colours
  • Various feathers, googly eyes, hands and feet shapes, bobbles and other small bits of decoration – whatever you can get your hands on!

Let’s get crafting!

  • To start with, grab the 3 pieces of A4 coloured and cut two of them in half widthways (so they become A5)

3 pieces of A4 Card - Craft Merrily Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

  • Glue the cards widthways so there are three pieces of A5 card sitting alongside each other. Make sure to overlap by an inch to make it easier to glue the card. Place aside for the glue to dry

Glue the pieces of A4 card together - Craft Merrily Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

Allow the glue to dry - Craft Merrily Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

  • Once the sides are dry, glue a couple of pipe cleaners across the parts where you’d just glued and add the large piece of felt paper to the bottom, overlapping the felt with the middle card by an inch and gluing the sides together.

Add the pipe cleaners and glue the felt paper to the bottom of the middle card - Craft Merrily Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

  • Glue the other pieces of A5 card underneath the felt paper, to make the floor sturdy enough to withstand the other 3 walls of the house
  • While the sides are drying, it’s time to make your monsters! Grab the large and small egg-shaped pieces of foam and your crepe paper and start wrapping the paper around the foam, gluing only the sides, as crepe paper gets a little ‘mucky’ when wet.

Wrap the crepe paper around your egg shaped foam - Craft Merrily Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

Use the other coloured paper to wrap the other egg-shaped foam - Craft Merrily Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

Decorate your monster with hands and feet shapes - Craft Merrily Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

  • Once all sides of the walls are dry, you will need to form the house. Using the felt paper as the ‘floor’, pick up the other sides and glue the felt paper to the bottom of the sides of the house. If this doesn’t make sense, the illustrations will help! As always, please wait for the glue to dry before you move on to the next step.

Form the house - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

Glue the bottom of the felt paper to the bottom of the sides of the house - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

Allow the sides to dry before you move on - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

  • The house is now ready to be decorated! First, grab your cupcake cakes and glue them to the floor. Then add your fence-shaped felt paper to act as the fencing around the house

Glue your cupcake cases and felt paper to make the chairs and the fencing around the house - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

  • Sit your monsters into their cupcake case chairs and decorate the rest of the fencing with lollipop sticks and other bits you can find

Sit your monsters in their chairs and continue to work on the fence - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

Mother and child monsters in their chairs - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

  • Finally, decorate your back wall with whatever decorations you can find. As this is a monster house, we decorated ours with colourful feathers and lots of googly eyes!

Decorate your back wall with lots of colourful things - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

  • My eldest had a great idea of adding a family pet, so he went ahead and created a pet rat out of blue clay

Create a family pet for your Monster Family - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

The family pet rat - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

Here is the final Monster House!

The family monster house! - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

Easy Halloween Monster House - Craft Merrily Easy Halloween Monster House - motherhooddiaries

Really super easy to make. You don’t need to follow the instructions to the letter. Get creative and add your own flair to the house. These make awesome decorations for Halloween.

I look forward to seeing your creations on social media. Please don’t forget to tag Motherhood Diaries on Twitter, @M_Diaries and using the hashtag #MotherhoodDiaries.

Happy creating!

Easy Monster House Halloween Craft for Kids – Step-by-step tutorial - motherhooddiaries

*Craft Merrily sent us a box of craft supplies free of charge as part of the Bostik Bloggers 2017 project. Our crafts and opinions are 100% our own.*

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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 7. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/


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