Mr. Printables has a printable (obviously) template to help you cut out the walls & floors, as well as some paper pieces to use in decorating your house. (I didn't use the paper pieces on mine.) They also give you some tips on creating spooky peg dolls. I found inspiration for the rest of the peg dolls by searching on Pinterest, Google, & Etsy.
Meet this motley crew of spooks & ghouls! Grady & I both love the kitty best.
I even painted a Grady peg doll dressed up in his Lone Ranger Halloween costume & surprised him with it this morning! He just giggled when he saw it & asked where I got the pumpkin halloween bucket. (I have a jar of pumpkin potpourri that I painted & glued a felt handle on.) He's all ready to go trick-or-treating at the haunted house - if he dares! Good thing he's got his 6-shooter along!
Some creepy monsters waiting by the rope ladder.
I love the ghost peeking through the window!
The pieces of the house slide easily together so you can take it apart making it simple to store!
A few close-up shots of our motley crew!
Some of the things I tweaked:
- I painted the house with chalkboard paint. (I thought it would be fun to draw different things on the walls & floors & be able to erase them!)
- We made a whole fireplace instead of just a chimney.
- Added a fence around the porch.
- Added a crooked ladder to get upstairs.
- Added a rope from the 1st to 2nd story (Grady's brilliant idea!).