Make your own Ice Skating Snowman Theatre

icetheatreThere’s snow doubt about it Winter is coming! *Excuse me while I laugh heartily at my multiple clichés and puns :D* The nights are drawing in and the weather is super nippy so why not cosy up and get crafty with the kids. Today’s tutorial to make your own ice skating Snowman theatre is a fun way to embrace the season while keeping warm! It was made using materials provided by Bostik as part of their Craft Ambassador program.

Full instructions to make the theatre are included in this video but I’ll also pop text instructions below.

What You’ll Need

Bostik Blu Tack Foam Pads

Bostik Micro Dots

Bostik White Glu

A cardboard box

Foam or paper to decorate the sides

Blue card

Tracing Paper


Snow themed stickers

Fluffy Balls (or pom poms)

Polystyrene Star


Lolly sticks




Step 1

Start with a cardboard box, stick back 3 flaps with tape, leave one flap open.

Step 2

Decorate the sides & back using foam (or paper) stick into place using the Bostik Foam Pads.

Step 3

To make the frozen lake (ice-rink) use a blue sheet of cardboard with a piece of tracing paper laid on top. Cut shapes out of foam to make the edge of the lake, add white foam on top to represent the snow. Stick into place using Bostik Micro Dots or White Glu.

Using Foam pads stick the ice-rink to the open flap of the box

Step 4

Cut a slit into the back of the box, then decorate the interior using stickers. To add further decoration I stuck fluffy balls (snow balls) to the scene using foam pads.

Step 5

Cover a polystyrene star with Bostik White Glu, then sprinkle over glitter. Once dry stick to the back of your scene using foam pads.

Step 6

Now to make the snowmen. Stick fluffy balls (or pom poms) on top of each other and then stick to a lolly stick.

Step 7

Tie thread around some sparkly pom poms and stick to the top of the theatre using foam pads.

Finally paint the outside of the box, slide your snowmen through the gap at the back and you’re ready to play!



Snowman Egg Cosy Tutorial

It has been sometime since we had a tutorial so today I thought I would share my Snowman Egg Cosy pattern. This lovely little chap will not only keep your eggs warm, it will keep them festive and stylish too!

What You’ll Need

Size 3 Knitting Needles

Snowflake Wool

Orange/Red Wool

Black/Brown Wool

Wool Needle


This pattern is made extra special by the use of Snowflake wool, if you’ve never encountered this you really must search it out. It’s fluffy, sparkly and notoriously awkward to knit with but the results are beautiful.


Cast on 30 st using the snowflake wool.

Beginning with a K row st-st 22 rows

(K2, K2tog) 7 times, K2 = 23st

P one row

(K1, K2tog) 7 times, K2 = 16st

P one row

K2tog to end = 8st

B & T tightly

Carrot Nose

Cast on 5 st using orange/red wool

St-st 4 rows

B & T tightly

To Make Up

Using your wool needle sew up the two side edges of the body leaving the cast on st free.

Sew up the side edges of the carrot nose leaving the cast on st free.

Stuff the carrot lightly if required & then sew onto the centre of the body.

Next, taking your brown/black wool sew on two eyes and four dots for his coal mouth.

Place over your eggcup and egg and admire!

I think a couple of these would make a lovely Christmas gift, perhaps buying a couple of eggcups and packaging it all in a pretty box.