How to make house from matches

Today we have made with the children of the second approach to attempt to manufacture a joint houses of matches. Our first attempt failed due to the fact that we bought for this match turned out to be shorter than those specifications for the construction of which I had in my head. Leaning into technical difficulties, we have transferred the experience to date. I slightly changed the algorithm, and as a result it worked.


Some of the pictures are not quite clear, so sorry.

At one house will take about five boxes. In any case, better to buy six.
Matches desirable to measure performance. If the length of a match is in the range of 40-45 mm, the proposed algorithm based on the base of which 6 can be used in its entirety. If the length of a match more can increase the base number from 6 to 7.


Step 1
On a flat surface (such as a large-format book) placed the first two matches. They play the role of a base and in due time “fall out” of the design.
The book will enable, if necessary, easily transfer the work started from place to place.


Step 2
Take 6 matches, which are placed on the two previously laid matches so that their heads were alternated.


Step 3
Another six matches with alternating heads are placed on a previously arranged six matches.


Step 4
On the basis of the received start to build a well. A number of well – it is the square, which is obtained from two pairs matches. Overlap matches should be approximately five millimeters.


step 5
Total spread 6 rows (6×4 = 24 matches).


On the top row of the well laid six matches with alternate heads alternation, and across the top – six more, in the same way alternating.


step 7
For further work we take a toothpick, which will be useful to push lying next match (hereinafter will be clear where it may be needed). In addition, the top-most row of matches put a coin (1 ruble), on which it will be possible to rely finger by performing the following operations.
In this step, we begin to establish a match vertically. Taking the first match of the head, we drop it inside the well, in one of its corners. Then three more matches we set up in other corners so that the heads of matches were on top, matches the other end of the income to the stand.
After inserting the 4 corners match, we begin to work on the insert matches the vertical along each side of the resulting cube. Each vertical next match is between two adjacent lying horizontally matches of a series of six matches lying on the well, and then, sinking to the bottom, passes between the upper bottom matches the lower horizontal row of six matches.


Step 8
After vertical matches are inserted between each of the twelve upper and lower 12 matches house would look like this.
Looking at each of the walls, you can find that on each of them or below the upper or above the lower ceiling has unallocated space for one more horizontal “logs”. They must be carefully inserted.


Step 9
Carefully tucked house on all sides, remove the coin. A significant part of the future work will be carried out with a house already on weight.
Vertical match on the same stage are pushed so that their heads fell to the horizontal matches. This square of the vertical head matches will be the foundation of the house.


step 10
Turning the house so that it rests on a foundation, starting the formation of the second row of vertical “pillars” by inserting match between matches upper and lower “floors”, but outside of the well.


Step 11
After the second series of vertical “logs” ready, take a house together and once again it carefully compress the. The denser it is crimped, the easier it will be to work on the next stage.


Step 12
One of the most difficult stages – forming a second layer of horizontal matches. Matches for each wall are inserted between the protruding matches allied walls. Once one wall is ready, the house is crimped. next wall is then, at the conclusion of which the house is necessary to compress again.
The shorter were matches that you’ve found this to crafts, the harder it will pass this stage.


Step 13
After the external horizontal “logs” to be laid, it is necessary to insert a vertical angle to match those “channels” that are formed as a result of the previous stage.

Step 14
Before performing the next step is inserted in the “vacancies” and horizontal matches.

Step 15
With every match you can from the “foundation” to push the outer vertical row matches up so that the average match “popped” up nearly half its length, and the remaining matches to protrude the less, the closer they are to the edge.

Step 16
Once exposed due up front “logs”, along two walls formed projecting up “triangles” between the start in order to lay the alternating horizontal “logs”. First – bottom row, then the second row, but without tab matches in a number of extreme positions, the next row – another two matches short.

Step 17
When the “attic space” is filled with horizontal “logs”, you need a little work to push the match from the “foundation” vertical sidewalls match the house so that their heads went up by about the thickness of a match.

step 18
Installation of the roof is done by alternately stacking matches that slips under the head vertical matches, raised in the previous step.

Step 19
When the roof is ready, all the vertical matches earlier rise, fall down as long as their heads are against the match extending along their “roof”.

step 20
Multiple matches broken in half, after which the halves with heads used for manufacturing pipes, window.

Step 21
In the same way, and the door is manufactured. House again pressed out and put on the shelf.

courtesy: rusbatya

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