My mother, who raised six kids, has long made these houses with munchkins over the years. My mom has taught me just about everything I know when it comes to fun for my munchkins.
And what she didn't teach me came from the genes.
These houses are perfect for Halloween parties, sleepovers or just for fun on a weekend with your munchkins.
empty, rinsed dry small milk or orange juice cartons
haunted house decor (gummy worms, gummy skulls and spiders, chocolate candies, cereals, etc)
plastic knives (or wooden Popsicle sticks)
trick with haunted house making is pre-assembly. Have cartons dry and
ready for graham cracker walls the night before you need the houses.
Assemble roof and walls with vanilla frosting and graham crackers. Set each house on paper plate, securing with frosting.
Let set overnight.
munchkins are ready to make their haunted houses, set out a small bowl
of assorted candies and cereals next to each munchkin. This makes all
the finger licking MUCH more tolerable.
I also give each haunted house assembler their own bowl of frosting and their own plastic knife.
This goes back to the licking thing again.
munchkins take their time and construct a masterpiece, some slop it all
on there and eat the candy. Either way, the activity is always a big
Mommyhood Footnote: Remember to supply exciting candies. Play Halloween tunes. Make a house with the kids.
As with everything in life, "Halloween House Making" is what you make it. So make it totally awesome.