Popsicle Stick Haunted House

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This fun and spooky Popsicle Stick Haunted House is a festive craft that doubles as cute Halloween decor. Made with supplies easily found at the Dollar store, this simple craft is educational, budget-friendly, and fun for the whole family!

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A purple house with a ghost and pumpkins.

Nothing will get you into the Halloween spirit like a fun craft and this popsicle stick haunted house is one the kids are sure to love.

Just like our super cute no-carve pumpkin ideas, this project makes a great activity for Halloween parties at home and class parties too. It’s also just a really fun family activity for fall.

The fun part is that you can change the colors or embellishments to personalize this craft and make your own unique creation! There’s really no right or wrong way to make it. The only rule? Have fun!

A hand holding a purple house.

Why We Love This Craft

  • Easy – This haunted house is a quick and easy craft that the kids will love. You can create it in just 30 minutes.
  • Festive – It makes a great addition to your seasonal decor or your Halloween party table.
  • Inexpensive – You can find most of the supplies you’ll need for this craft at the Dollar Store, so it’s a great budget-friendly activity for the little ones.

Supplies Needed

A craft kit with paint, glue, scissors, and a glue gun.
  • Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Store
  • Craft Stick, Regular – Dollar Store
  • Craft Foam, White, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Black – Dollar Store
  • Rhinestones, Orange – Dollar Store
  • Button, Orange – Dollar Store
  • Permanent Marker, Black – Dollar Store
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Store
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Purple, Black
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

More Halloween Fun

Looking for more Halloween craft ideas? Try this Hocus Pocus Wooden Spoon Craft, this easy Mummy Pumpkin, or this Halloween Pumpkin Diorama. And if you need some snacks to enjoy while you’re creating your crafts, we’ve got plenty of festive options. Check out some of our favorite Halloween treats.

A purple house with a sign that says keep out.
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Popsicle Stick Haunted House

Additional Time 30 minutes
Drying time 15 minutes
This colorful Popsicle Stick Haunted House is a fun and festive craft that also doubles as cute Halloween decor.


  • Line up seven jumbo craft sticks on your work surface. Use scissors to trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the house and attach them with a glue gun.
    Wooden popsicle sticks glued together on wooden background
  • Next, glue two jumbo craft sticks in a triangle pattern on the top of the house to create the roof.
    Roof for haunted house made from craft sticks with a glue gun
  • Turn the house over, and place four jumbo craft sticks horizontally on the gable end of the roof. Trace the edge of the roof with pencil, and trim to size with scissors. Attach to the back of the roof with a glue gun.
    Craft sticks cut to form a roof for a house
  • Paint the sides and front of the house with purple acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry, then apply a second coat, if needed.
    Wooden craft sticks painted purple with bottle of paint and paintbrush
  • For the chimney, cut a jumbo craft stick into two pieces that are 2” long. Glue the sections together with the remaining piece of craft stick.
    Wooden chimney for craft stick haunted house
  • Attach to the side of the roof with a glue gun. Paint the chimney, roof, and an additional regular craft stick with black acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry, then apply a second coat, if necessary.
    Front of wooden stick haunted house painted black and purple
  • Download, print, and cut out the craft stick haunted house pattern.
  • Use a pencil to trace the ghost onto white craft foam. Trace the window twice onto yellow craft foam and trace the door onto green craft foam. Trace the pumpkin onto orange craft foam and the sign and pumpkin stem onto brown craft foam. Finally, trace the bat onto black craft foam.
  • Cut out all shapes, making sure to cut inside the traced lines so there are no pencil marks on your project.
    Patterns for craft stick haunted house
  • Use a permanent black marker to add a face to the ghost and the jack-o-lantern. Write KEEP OUT on the sign and draw lines on the door. Add an outline and panes on the windows.
    Haunted house cutouts detailed with black marker.
  • Glue the sign to the sign post, and trim to length with scissors. Attach the door, windows, sign, pumpkin, ghost, and bat to the house with a glue gun. Use two orange self-adhesive rhinestones to make bat eyes and glue an orange button to the door for the door knob.
    Haunted house made from popsicle sticks
  • That's all there is too it! Super cute, right?
    Haunted house craft next to craft pumpkins


  • If you have younger kids, you may want to use liquid glue. It’ll work just as well, you’ll just have to have time to let it dry.  
  • If you don’t have craft foam, colored cardstock would be a good substitute.
  • It’s best not to use washable marker. It could smear on the craft foam.

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