YOU (South Africa) - - LIFESTYLE -

Pen­cil, ruler, card, scis­sors, mod­el­ling clay, bak­ing pa­per, glass bot­tle, util­ity knife, sand­pa­per, strong ad­he­sive, small pot plant.

STEP 1 Use a pen­cil and ruler to draw a house shape (a square topped with a tri­an­gle for the roof) on the card. Draw a rec­tan­gle the same height as the square to cre­ate a wall piece. For the floor draw a rec­tan­gle the same width as the wall piece and 1,5cm nar­rower than the house base. Cut out the shapes.

STEP 3 Place the sten­cils on the clay and use the knife to cut out two house shapes, two walls and one floor. Dry the clay ac­cord­ing to the packet di­rec­tions.

STEP 4 Once dry, sand the edges to en­sure all sides are straight and smooth.

STEP 2 Knead the clay un­til soft, then roll into a ball. Place on bak­ing pa­per and use the glass bot­tle to roll the clay to 7mm thick.

STEP 5 Glue one wall to the in­side edges of the two house shapes. Hold un­til the pieces ad­here.

STEP 6 Glue on the floor, then the other wall and al­low to dry. Add the pot plant.

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