How to make a duck island like Peter Viggers' for just £20!

Daily Echo: The Echo's £20 duck house... The Echo's £20 duck house...

IT MAY have cost a Hampshire MP more than £1,600 but the Daily Echo’s DIY duck island cost just over £20.

A more modest version of Gosport MP Sir Peter Viggers water feature can be completed on a shoestring.

The smaller scale duck island has a thick polystyrene base, thinner polyfoam walls, roof tiles, wooden decorations and a lick of paint.

And all bought from a craft store with change from £21.

All it needs is a square base, a smaller square of thin polyfoam card glued together with four equally cut triangles for a roof.

Add some decorative small pieces of wood and little roof tiles, all painted over to finish.

It may only be fit for a rubber duck in a bath but it doesn’t cost the earth.

Our DIY duck island materials ■ A thin 60cm long strip of balsa wood (windows) £0.49 ■ A thicker strip of balsa wood (door frame) £1.25 ■ Acrylic paints – seafoam green £1.25 ■ Luscious lemon and Amish grey £3.98 ■ 100 roof tiles £3.49 ■ Polystyrene sheet (base) £4.99 ■ Two Westfoam polystyrene sheets £4.99 ■ Total £20.44

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11:36am Sun 24 May 09

sooey says...

Sell it on ebay, see how much you get for it!
Sell it on ebay, see how much you get for it! sooey

11:53am Sun 24 May 09

Patron says...

I had a comment deleted saying the Echo's Duck house was rubbish. Someone is obviously proud of their work lol
I had a comment deleted saying the Echo's Duck house was rubbish. Someone is obviously proud of their work lol Patron

4:20pm Sun 24 May 09

Stubs says...

Does it come with Mp's wages, a mansion, second home, expenses for second home, another home in France and all my travelling expenses paid for?
Does it come with Mp's wages, a mansion, second home, expenses for second home, another home in France and all my travelling expenses paid for? Stubs

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