You guys! We had so much fun with the oil pastel bat craft and we hated the idea of stashing the oil pastels back in storage right away. So we put together these Oil Pastel Haunted House Crafts! It’s a set of five, so create one of each for your own spooky neighborhood scene or simply pick your favorite to recreate!
Oil Pastel Haunted House Crafts
Each house has it’s own style, so you can easily use them to create a spooky neighborhood scene. And each house uses simple supplies that you probably already have on hand. To get started, gather up construction paper (or cardstock), oil pastels, scissors, glue and the printable house template of your choice.
After printing out your haunted house template (using the color of paper indicated at the top of each page), carefully cut out all of the pieces.
Grab a white piece of construction paper or cardstock and draw a large circle with yellow pastels to create your moon. Then trace around your yellow circle with orange pastels.
Using your fingertips, smudge and blend the colors together.
For the purple background, use shades of pink and purple to finish filling in the paper, starting with darker colors and then filling in with the lighter ones.
Once again, use your fingertips to smudge and blend your background colors together. Keep blending until you’re happy with your background.
When your background is finished, use a black oil pastel to draw a border around the entire piece of paper. Blend the black pastel towards the middle of the paper.
Glue the fence along the bottom of your paper and the house on top of the fence. Then place your bats up in the sky and over the moon.
Next, glue the doors and windows onto the house, followed by any ghosts you want to add in.
Glue the doors and windows onto the house followed by any ghosts you want to add.
Make this project even more unique by trying out different color combinations! We used purple, blue, green, red and orange for our backgrounds, being sure to really blend out each one.
You can really get creative and play around with your background designs and colors, even adding in glitter!
To create your own Haunted House, download your favorite house template by clicking on the pictures below.
As always, if you do recreate these Haunted Houses, send as a picture! We’d love to see your finished project.
Enjoy and have a Spooky-fun Halloween!