Re-imagine a milk carton into this small world play scene!  These inexpensive, paper props are a great to incorporate Halloween into your child’s play and of course we love using recyclables for another purpose.  

 

Materials

We always find these items useful too: SmockCraftTray

Directions

  • Wash your beverage carton throughly with soap and water and rinse it well, allowing it to dry overnight.
  • Print your beverage carton house on thick paper such as cardstock and cut it out.
  • Fold along the dotted lines.
  • Glue the two pieces on the carton where the roof of the the haunted house lines up with the peaks of the milk carton near the top.
  • Cut out the characters and props and glue the opposite duplicates back to back.  Do the same with the stands. Make a cut along the dotted lines on the characters and the stands and insert them into one another.  You could make paper items of your own to add.
  • Set up your scene and add any things that you might like to enhance it (small toy figurines for trick or treaters etc.)

EXTENSION 

  • If you want to add a door for your characters to go into your haunted house, take a baby wipe lid and place it on the door of your haunted house.
  • Open the lid and trace around the inside.
  • Paint your lid with acrylic paint if you like.
  • Have an adult cut out the traced portion.
  • Glue the lid down with a sturdy/ child-safe glue.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Voila!  A door to open your haunted house up!

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Milk Carton Haunted House:  Use a beverage carton to make this recycled Halloween craft!  These printables are great for kids' to make and play with, making their own small world! (Printable includes play props as well)

Purpose

  • Recognizing some of the symbols associated with various holidays and celebrations.
  • Reusing recyclables.
  • Encouraging play which incorporates communication, imagination and interaction!

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use scissors with care and direct, adult supervision.
  • Be sure to throughly WASH your beverage carton prior to use!
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