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Oil Pastel Haunted House Crafts – Set of 5!

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

Oil Pastel Haunted House Crafts - Set of 5 free printables for Halloween!


Unleashing Your Creativity: Crafting Oil Pastel Haunted Houses for a Spooky Halloween


Halloween, the season of spooks, ghouls, and all things eerie, brings forth the opportunity for creative minds to conjure up delightful crafts that capture the essence of this thrilling holiday. If you’ve recently indulged in some oil pastel bat crafting and can’t bear the thought of stashing away those colorful pastels, then you’re in for a treat. We present to you a bewitching adventure in the form of Oil Pastel Haunted House Crafts – a set of five unique houses to awaken your inner artist and set the stage for a spooky neighborhood scene that will send shivers down your spine.


These haunted house crafts promise a delightful combination of artistic expression and the spirit of Halloween. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just looking for a fun project to enjoy with friends and family, these crafts are sure to cast a spell of excitement. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through each step to create your own oil pastel haunted houses, each with its distinctive style, using simple supplies you likely already have on hand.


Getting Started

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.


Now, envision the backdrop for your eerie neighborhood. Take a white piece of construction paper or cardstock and let your creativity shine. Using yellow oil pastels, draw a large circle to represent the moon. Don’t worry about making it perfect; the charm of Halloween lies in the imperfections. Once your moon is in place, outline it with orange pastels for a hauntingly radiant glow.



Using your fingertips, smudge and blend the colors together.



With your moon aglow, it’s time to paint the sky with shades of purple. Begin with darker colors like deep purples and pinks, filling in the paper and allowing them to blend into one another. As you progress towards the top of the page, switch to lighter shades of purple and pink to create a gradient effect that evokes the mysterious allure of the night.



Don’t be afraid to get your hands involved; using your fingertips, gently smudge and blend the pastels together. The more you blend, the more enchanting your sky will become. Continue this process until your background embodies the eerie atmosphere you desire.



Framing the Haunting Night

To give your artwork a polished finish, take a black oil pastel and trace a border around the entire piece of paper. The border not only adds a sense of completion but also enhances the spooky ambiance.


Bringing Your Haunted House to Life

Now, it’s time to introduce the stars of the show – the haunted houses themselves. Begin by gluing the intricately cut fence along the bottom of your paper, anchoring the entire scene in place. Position the haunted house on top of the fence, as if it’s looming over the ominous landscape.



Assemble the tiny, eerie inhabitants of your haunted scene. Place the bats against the inky sky, letting them take flight in the moonlight. Glue the doors and windows onto the haunted house, allowing them to beckon visitors with an air of mystery. If you dare, add ghostly apparitions to your scene, making your haunted house truly come alive with the paranormal.




Dive into Creativity with Color

As we embrace the spirit of Halloween, let your creativity run wild by experimenting with different color combinations. Our haunted houses feature backgrounds in various hues, including purple, blue, green, red, and orange. Take your time to blend each color, creating a unique backdrop for your haunted narrative.

Moreover, don’t shy away from adding a touch of shimmering enchantment to your masterpiece. Consider incorporating glitter for that extra layer of otherworldly charm. After all, in the world of Halloween, there’s no such thing as too much magic.



Choose Your Haunted House Adventure

Our set of five haunted house templates offers a range of styles and personalities to suit your artistic preferences. Select your favorite or craft all five to create a spine-tingling neighborhood scene that will leave an indelible mark on your Halloween celebrations. Below are the templates available for download:


Purple Haunted HousePurple Haunted House Free Halloween Printable



Blue Haunted HouseBlue Haunted House Free Halloween Printable



Green Haunted HouseGreen Haunted House Free Halloween Printable



Red Haunted HouseRed Haunted House Free Halloween Printable



Orange Haunted HouseOrange Haunted House Free Halloween Printable


To assemble these printable Haunted Houses, begin by downloading the complimentary printable templates. To access a particular template, simply click on the corresponding image above. For added convenience, I’ve included a comprehensive PDF containing all the house templates. To obtain the combined version, simply click the button provided here:


Share Your Spooky Creations

We encourage you to embark on this creative journey and bring your vision of a haunted neighborhood to life. If you decide to recreate any of these bewitching haunted houses, we would be thrilled to see your finished projects. Don’t hesitate to share your eerie artwork with us – the more haunted houses, the merrier!


Oil Pastel Haunted House Crafts - Set of 5!

In the spirit of Halloween, we invite you to immerse yourself in the world of Oil Pastel Haunted House Crafts. These enchanting creations offer an opportunity to unleash your creativity, embrace the spooky season, and craft your very own haunted narrative. With just a few simple supplies and the provided templates, you can transform blank sheets of paper into eerie, captivating scenes that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who beholds them.

As you venture into the world of haunted house crafting, remember that there are no rules – only your imagination and the eerie charm of Halloween to guide you. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just looking for a fun and festive project, these haunted houses promise to delight and enchant. So, grab your oil pastels, scissors, and glue, and let the haunted crafting begin. As you bring these haunted houses to life, may you have a spine-tingling, Spooky-fun Halloween!


And, as always, don’t forget to check out the rest of our free Halloween printables!


Tuesday 3rd of October 2023



Sunday 10th of September 2023

Finally got it!!! Thank you so much!!!!


Tuesday 18th of October 2022

Tried this project with middle school students. They really enjoyed them so much. Thank you for the great project!


Tuesday 5th of October 2021


Rebecca J Akins

Monday 4th of October 2021

Awesome! Can't wait to try with my students

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