Creaks and groans, rattling chains and flapping of wings—imagine the creepiness when you make this spooky haunted house from Perler beads! This fun 3-D project makes a great decoration for Halloween parties and greeting little goblins who come trick or treating!
Bead Colors Needed:
- Black - 714
- Dark Grey - 532
- Grey - 68
- Brown - 488
- Light Brown - 81
- Periwinkle - 159
- Purple - 508
- Rust - 92
- Orange - 60
- Dark Green - 192
- Parrot Green - 48
- Creme - 25
- White - 13
- Glow in the Dark Green - 205
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
Download the PDF for the Haunted House Project Pattern. You will need 4 large square pegboards for your project—assemble the boards in a square. Cut out the individual pattern quadrants and tape them together so that you can see the whole design at once. If you’re using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size pattern underneath them. Now place the beads for your project.
Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat step two. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: Turn the side walls perpendicular to the front of the house. Slide the side walls into the slots of the house front.
Insert the columns into the slots in the floor with the pointed ends up as shown. Connect the roof pieces at an angle, then insert the pointed ends of the columns into the small slots.
Connect the assembled front porch to the house by sliding the tabs into the slots as shown.
Your Haunted House is now complete. For an extra spooky look, place some battery-powered candles behind the house. Happy Halloween!