Picture of Halloween Mausoleum from Styrofoam
This is a prop built for my daughters haunted house at her school. We used styrofoam to create the mausoleum.

Step 1: Materials & Tools


2 x 8 Blue Styrofoam for side pillars
4 x 8 Styrofoam for Capstone
Latex Paint
Black Acrylic Craft Paint
Foam Adhesive
Decorative Moulding


Dremel Tool with Router Attachment
Hot Wire Foam Cutter

propgirrl1 year ago

Nice work! Do they survive from year to year? I'm always afraid I'll put a lot of work into it and they'll be ruined by the following year. Guess I need to be a little more lady like when it comes to putting the props away!! LOL!

mma belle1 year ago
This is awesome!
How did you hang it on your door/front porch?
macleod12 years ago
Great work. We also do a Haunted House each year. Last year had 450-500 trick or treaters come through. It's all outdoors wrapped around trees and such. We've always used a wooden Mausoleum front which we had to retire last year. This new much lighter weight version could be just what we need. One question - how did you attach to your door frame?
This looks like a great project to distract me from my midterms! Great work!
jangorenn2 years ago
Awesome! Just happened to find this. Great job. Mind if I borrow this idea? my kids would love this in the house this halloween.
tinker2343 years ago
wow ver y nice i wonder if i could use pvc and foam and make a mauslim thats full size
trekerbear5 years ago
great idea! i can make a smaller version to place infront of the arbor at the entrance to the back yard.
wow this looks great. I make a haunted house every year an my front and back yard. I think I will have to try this this year for the doorway to a crypt great job!!!
bryansierra (author)  yardhauntcreator5 years ago
Thank you. I just looked at the big sheets of blue board in my attic and was wondering what i am going to create this year. I think a broken obelisk. Let me know what you end up making..... Bryan
topperpowr6 years ago
where did you find the 4 x 8 sheet of styrofoam?
bryansierra (author)  topperpowr6 years ago
It's called Dow Blue Foam. I found it at Allied Building supplies in Fullerton, CA. You should be able to find it at any Home building supplies company.
robodud37 years ago
where do u get thos skulls
my friend got a rubber skull at universal studios :P
mowie7 years ago
wow this looks great i live in australia were no one serbrates halloween so its not really any use to me but great work