Learn how to draw a Haunted House and then fill the windows with all kinds of spooky things. An easy step by step tutorial gets your started.
Haunted houses come in all shapes and sizes, of course, but if students really want to make them look scary, I have a few tips.
One, the more unbalanced and pieced-together looking the house is, the better. They need to be the opposite of neat and orderly. That’s why this house has an overall funky and irregular shape to it.
Two, they need to be dull and boring in color. Given that the neglect is often part of the story, the more blah the colors, the better.
Three, the creepy details will make for an interesting story. Why is one light on and none of the others? Is there a black cat staring back at me? And did I really just see a ghost in that window?
The spooky season has a lot to offer, when it comes to creativity. That’s the fun part to embrace, if you ask me.
- How to Draw a Haunted House (click to download a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Haunted House
- Draw a rectangle and tower.
- Add the first floor.
- Draw the second floor.
- Add the third top.
- Draw the bottom floor details.
- Draw the second floor details.
- Draw the third floor details.
- Add the bricks and background.
- Trace with marker and color.