How to DIY a Haunted House
Don't miss out on these amazing tips on how to build the spookiest haunted house on the block in this post originally featured on Fatherly.
There's a neurochemical explanation for the enduring popularity of haunted houses: Scary situations flood the brain with endorphins, dopamine and oxytocin, and when that happens in a context you subconsciously know is safe, the experience can be tons of fun. Your own house is a perfect place to introduce kids to this kind of thrill, and Halloween is the best time to do it because society mostly frowns on trying to scare the crap out of kids the rest of the year.
Timothy Dahl, founder of the DIY site Built by Kids, and professional set designer Tadd Kroneck both know their way around a good haunted house. Here are a few tricks of their trade to help you get started.