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!



Dirt Devil Mummy Bloggers Event at The Lowry with Mr Stink!

Yesterday morning the children and myself set off for The Lowry in Manchester for a Mummy Blogger Event hosted by Dirt Devil. It’s not a location we’ve visited before and we were very excited to be participating in the event, meeting other bloggers and watching a show. We even took a new Vacuum home!

The event began with an informal gathering in the Hexagon Room, the children marvelled over some rather fancy crayons they had been given before joining an art workshop and eating lunch. I then settled down with an array of sandwiches and had a chat with the other Mums at my table.

The good chaps from Dirt Devil gave us a presentation about the company and their new products. They were very aware that cleaning is not a favoured pasttime of most Mums (or Dads for that matter) but that the premise of the brand is high powered and more importantly quick and easy cleaning. I had to hide my excitement at this point, cleaning is most definitely not a fun activity, but a new Vacuum, well that’s a different matter!

They had brought three new products to show us, first was the Dirt Devil Reach. This little cutie can apparently stretch right across a tennis court! Resisting a very strong urge to grab one and go for a jaunt to see how far the hose came with me, I marvelled over the massive 13m cleaning radius (that’s the stairs sorted then). Priced with an RRP of £69.99 it’s a very affordable little vacuum.

Next was the Dirt Devil Pure. A bagless upright with a 1900W motor, it has an 8m cleaning radius and an ingenious switch on the front to vary the brush depth depending on carpet length. I loved the folding carry handle, despite being a standard sized machine it could easily be pushed into a small cupboard. Priced at just £79.99 it was the most expensive machine I saw that day but still very affordable.

Finally I enthused at the Dirt Devil Easy Handheld. Cordless and rechargable it provides the perfect solution for those quick cleans that tend to pop up around the home or car. It comes with a wall mounted charger meaning it’s always ready to go. I was lucky enough to be given one of these machines to review, so I’ll save my full thoughts for now (plus it’s busy charging up at present!). But at just £59.99 it’s also very economical.

All three machines come infused with Microban technology. This wonderful addition really makes them stand apart from other vacuums, Microban kills bacteria and odours building up in your vacuum. 99.9% effective against E.Coli, Listria and Salmonella amongst others. This feature really appealed to me.

Dirt Devil have a great website full of cleaning tips, tricks and a handy little tool that helps you pick which vacuum is right for you. They also blog regularly about all kinds of events and news (not just cleaning). It’s definitely worth a visit.

Or if videos are more your thing, you can visit their Dirt Devil YouTube page, there’s how-to videos, press events and more. I’m particularly fond of their Toupee Video, which had me chuckling away yesterday.

In August they are launching a Dirt Devil Facebook page, which promises to be very exciting, with games, comps, news, views and the celebrity world of cleaning. If you have little ones then keep your eye on it for the upcoming Little Devils comp.

After all that cleaning our ‘little devils’ returned from their workshop. We all made our way to the theatre and sat down to watch David Walliams new play ‘Mr Stink’. Whether your familiar with the books or not you really must get yourself along to see the show, it’s fabulous. So fabulous in fact that I am going to write about it in more depth soon. It’s playing at The Lowry until Sun 14 August so still plenty of time to visit.


The three Dirt Devil models mentioned are available to purchase at Argos, Tesco and other leading retailers both online and offline.

To ask questions, give suggesstions etc contact Dirt Devil on Twitter.