For the roof, cut a 26 x 15cm rectangle and for the sidewalls, cut a 24 x 15cm rectangle
For the front and rear walls (above), use a card at least 16 x 25cm in size. Draw a 16cm (width) x 15cm (height) rectangle on the bottom of the cardboard. To shape the roof, mark a point in the centre of the top of the rectangle then mark another point directly above it, 10cm higher, for the top point of the roof. Draw lines from the top corners of the rectangle to the rooftop.
For the chimney, draw a 3cm (width) x 6cm (height) rectangle. To fit the slant of the roof, measure 2.5cm from the top of one long side and mark a point. Draw a line from this point diagonally to the bottom of the rectangle on the other side. Cut it out, then flip the template, trace it and cut out another piece.
For the caramel, to stick your house together there really isn’t much of a substitute for the strength of caramel syrup – warning – this part is not clean- but it is Christmas after all!
Bring sugar and the water to a boil in a medium saucepan; reduce heat, and simmer until thickened and light brown, about 10 minutes. Use immediately.