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Hauntingly Good DIYs to add a Dose of Disney Parks Magic to your Halloween

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

With Halloween fast approaching, we’ve scared up a Stretching Room full of hauntingly good Disney Parks DIY favorites to begin the week!

Whether it’s terribly terrific tutorials for creepily creative crafts, hair-raising recipes for dreadfully delicious delights or Halloween-inspired how-tos from our popular Disney Paper Parks series designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, there’s something fiendishly fun to create for all Foolish Mortals this season!  

Dr. Facilier pumpkin

It’s pumpkin carving time and you can peruse a plethora of Disney-inspired templates.  Top designs vary in level of difficulty – an easy Skeleton Mickey, a moderate Princess Anna or a complex Dr. Facilier.  For templates on each of these designs, click here. And here are step-by-step instructions.

When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls,” it’s a bewitching time to add a touch of the Haunted Mansion at home with our how-to on creating a Madame Leota crystal ball.   

Download the instructions and template before you start, and be sure to read our terms of use. 

Just after the sun sets is a perfect time to learn how to draw a Haunted Mansion-inspired manor.  Our special tutorial allows you to use your imagination to stretch the design and add your own ghostly goings-on!

Disney fnas with their Halloween DIY crafts

Sarah from Pretty Providence, and Ashton from Mom on The Monorail are also unearthing some frightfully-fun Disney inspired Halloween DIY crafts just for the occasion.  Sarah’s No-Carve Mickey Pumpkin is a quick and easy craft that all members of your family can enjoy making!  And Ashton is sharing her adorable Mickey Candy Corn Piñata.  You can find both projects in our earlier story. 

Create your own haunting homage to the Pumpkin King with some macabre materials you might find around your home. Just click above to follow along and you’ll soon have a Jack Skellington garland.

And Walt Disney Imagineering has a frightfully fun four-part series of Disney Paper Parks inspired by Halloween and the Haunted Mansion! Part one of the series includes Haunted Mansion home decorations!  And part two focuses on tableware inspired by the Haunted Mansion. 

Part three of the Halloween-inspired Disney Paper Parks series is a spirited set that includes the exterior facades of the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World Resort, as well as a Portrait Chamber that actually stretches!    And the series wraps with paper wearables inspired by the Haunted Mansion. 

For something dreadfully delicious, we have step-by-step directions on how you can make a ‘Ghost Mickey’ Candy Apple.  It’s easy to create – you’ll just need Granny Smith apples, caramel, marshmallows, white chocolate and a touch of dark chocolate. 

Also, don’t miss our DIYs on how to make Disney Slime, with styles inspired by Disney characters Mickey, Tinker Bell, as well as Disney films “Frozen,” and “Fantasia.”

Click here for step-by-step directions.

Another dreadfully delightful Disney DIY is our tutorial on becoming a Haunted Mansion Ghost Bride. The step-by-step video directions require just a few pieces of makeup to add ghostly magic for Halloween. 

Prepare for Halloween night by creating a “Nightmare Before Christmas’-inspired candy pouch. It’s an easy no-sew DIY featuring the Pumpkin King and his queen! Download the Halloween Candy Pouch template and DIY instructions to get started.

Be sure to check out our terms of use before downloading.

And “there’s no turning back now,” as we wrap our hauntingly good DIYs with a frightfully fun tutorial on creating a Haunted Mansion butler costume.   Also, we’re sharing a roundup of favorite Halloween cosmetology tips and tutorials from over the years.

We hope you enjoyed this creepily creative look at Halloween-inspired DIY magic.  The frights and delights don’t end here – be sure to check out more Disney Halloween surprises by visiting our new “Everything Halloween” page.