Haunted Houses

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Yesterday The kids and I made haunted houses. I cut a bunch of windows in black construction paper. I used one square sheet for the bottom of the house, another cut at a jagged pitch for the roof, and then shaped the scraps into extra towers.

Using glue sticks the kids assembled the houses and towers on another sheet of construction paper.

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The idea after that was for them to add in ghosts and monsters hiding behind all the windows and doors. Reuben added a few, my favorite being in his words a “ghost bunny.” It is a head with two long ears.

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Miriam decided she didn’t want any ghosts in her house, despite her current obsession with the book Georgie and the Robbers. Instead she covered her house with friendly pumpkins.

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I kind of want to fill in ghosts in her windows for the fun of it though I know she’d be outraged if she caught me. On the other hand, I don’t really want to go to the trouble of making my own…or do I?

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3 thoughts on “Haunted Houses

  1. Jennifer

    Very fun idea. Grandpa Buzz loved Halloween, too. I wish you would do a house, because I would like to see what sort of monsters would be behind the shutters. Well, maybe not, since I am reading Caliban’s War and I can almost imagine the sort of scary monsters you could draw.

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