These were completed last year - it's wonderful to see how they have stood the test of time. They look great and the kids have loved seeing them again. Making crafts that be re-used in subsequent years can save time, energy and resources. Plus, if you make something fabulous, it can become a treasured family item. We included a battery operated light to illuminate our house. With the use that this receives during the Halloween season, we have yet to replace the batteries. Most likely, this little light will last for many years.
At the time, we made these out of cleaned half & half cartons and you could use the tall or short version. We cleaned them up nicely, removing the milky residue and drying them fully before moving to the next step. Once they were dry, we cut out the little windows - then painted the entire carton black. The insides of each window received a quick coat too - for realism. We then left the house to dry.
M&H completed the next step with great enthusiasm, decorating the house with wisps of spiderwebs (cotton balls) and jewels (leftover from a gift) - great eco-friendly project.