Dare you make this 4 Part Attack? It's a House Of Horrors!

You will need:
  • Large cardboard box
  • Cardboard box card
  • Scissors
  • Cereal box card
  • Drinking straws
  • Pen or marker pen
  • Sticky tape
  • PVA glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Kitchen roll
For the main shape of the house, you'll need a large cardboard box.

Stand it up on one end and cut away the top part - but don't throw it away as you'll need it later!
Next, crush the sides of the box to make them crooked and spooky.
For the roof, take a strip of cardboard box card that's as deep as the box but a lot wider, and You don't need to be neat with this - in fact, the more rickety it looks, the better!
Fill in the triangular hole with another piece of cardboard box card.

Again, it doesn't have to be a perfect fit.
That completes the basic house shape.

Next you need to add floors, windows and doors.
So - decide where you'd like the windows and doors, and then draw them in, as pointed arches.
When you're happy with the positioning - cut them out.
Next, add in the floors by using more cardboard box card.

Just draw around the bottom of the house to get the right size for the floors. Use plenty of sticky tape to secure them in place.
Don't forget to leave a hole in one of the floors, to create a landing for a staircase.
If you like, you can add in dividing walls.

As you can see, this one has a hole for a door!
When everything's stuck securely in place, you'll have something that looks like this.
If you like, You can add drinking straws to the windows...
...and doors made from more cardboard box card.

Use a long piece of sticky tape as a hinge for the door, so that it opens and closes.
And you can also make a staircase by folding a piece of cereal box card into shape!

Drinking straws make great banisters, too.
Next, how about adding in a revolving bookcase?

To make one, just cut a rectangular hole in the back of the box...
...and cut a piece of cardboard box card that fits into the hole.

On one side of this, draw a bookcase...
...and on the other, draw a secret staircase.
It's important to make sure that the corrugations of the card run from top to bottom, because you need to thread a thin drinking straw down the middle corrugation.
When done, simply place the cardboard back into the hole, secure the straw in position with tape...
...and it should revolve!
Now some other ideas!
How about a spooky portrait?

The eyes of the portrait are punched holes behind which are moveable eyes - they're drawn onto a strip of card and can be moved about!
A couple of other strips of card stuck to the back of the box will allow you to thread the card with the eyes through and keep it in place.
Paste a layer of kitchen roll all over using a paintbrush dipped in PVA glue mixed in equal parts with water.
Be careful not to glue over the doors!
When the glue has dried, it will go very hard and then you can paint it.

Use whichever colours you like.
And when it's all painted, you'll have something that looks like this!
This one has differently coloured rooms...
...smelly old rugs and creaky floorboards...
...and a rickety roof, too.
You can add to the House Of Horrors with whatever you like.

This cupboard was made from a box. It's been painted and has split pins for handles. A piece of cotton is attached to one of the handles, and when it's pulled...
...the door opens and a skeleton pops out!
This grandfather clock was made from a toothpaste box, with added card detail.
The more you add in, the spookier it looks.

Try it yourself!