How to Make a Haunted Tunnel Outside

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Things You'll Need

  • Wooden stakes

  • Cardboard

  • Staple gun

  • Black garbage bags

  • Scissors

  • Streamers

  • Cobwebs and plastic spiders

  • Glow-in-the-dark paint

  • Utility knife

Frighten trick-or-treaters this year with a haunted tunnel.

On Halloween night, when the ghouls and witches all take to the streets in search of candy, you want to give them a good show. Instead of just putting out the typical jack-o'-lanterns on your doorstep and handing out candy, lure the trick-or-treaters to your doorstep with a haunted tunnel. Using supplies found mainly around the home, you can make a simple but effective Halloween tunnel that will frighten all who go through it.


Step 1

Insert several wooden stakes, at least 10 in all and approximately 6 feet tall, on either side of your walkway. Make sure all the stakes are secure in the ground.

Step 2

Staple sides of cardboard to the stakes so that you have two walls made of cardboard on either side of the walkway. If you prefer, you can use black poster boards instead.

Step 3

Attach at least five wooden stakes or long pieces of PVC pipes to the cardboard walls to connect them to each other. Place more cardboard sides on top of the stakes or pipes.


Step 4

Cut some garbage bags in half so you have two flat pieces of black plastic for every bag. Cover the cardboard walls and ceiling with the plastic using a staple gun.

Step 5

Cover the entrance and the exit by attaching strips of black plastic to the ceiling so they hang down, blocking the tunnel.

Step 6

Hang black streamers from the ceiling in the tunnel at random spots to give your guests a fright when they walk through them.


Step 7

Cover the inside walls of the tunnel with cobwebs and plastic spiders. Paint bloody hands on the walls using red glow-in-the-dark paint.

Step 8

Cut holes in the walls so you and some volunteers can spook the guests by sticking your hands through them from the outside of the tunnel as the trick-or-treaters walk through.