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Build a mini-roundhouse!
Materials Required

  • MDF board 30cm x 30cm and approx 8mm thick
  • Pair of compasses
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • 8 lengths of dowel 12cm long, 10mm in diameter for uprights
  • 8 lengths of dowel 25cm long, 8mm in diameter for roof structure
  • Hacksaw
  • Hammer (optional; our pegs needed a bit of a whack!)
  • Glue to hold dowel uprights in place firmly
  • Twigs or lolly sticks to make struts in between roof beams
  • Garden twine for binding
  • Scissors
  • Willow or hazel withies for wattle walls (ask at your local garden centre or look online); or you can use basket weaving canes available from craft shops or online
  • Clay for daub (you could add straw for authenticity!)
  • Raffia or similar material for the roof thatching
  • An adult to help