With so much snow around many grown-ups and kids are off work and school. A fair number have obviously been putting their spare time to good use by being active out of doors. Sledging, snowball fights, skiing, snowboarding and even igloo building have been on the agenda of outdoorsy families this week.
In fact, Regatta has been sent a couple of photos of amazing looking igloos that have been built by a couple of our blog fans.
Take a look at their igloos before finding out how to build your own.
An igloo in progress in Livingston, Scotland.
A completed igloo in Edinburgh.
Here's a step-by-step guide to building an igloo:
1) Get yourself an igloo building assistant to help you to make lots of blocks of snow.
2) To make the blocks here's a top tip: Use a rectangular plastic container, like the kind that most kids have to store their toys. Pack in the snow and then turn upside down like building a sand castle.
2) Clear a flat place in your garden and mark out a circle shape so that you know where to place the first round of blocks.
3) While your happy assistant continues to make snow blocks, start to place the blocks for the base of your igloo walls. You can decide to leave space for a doorway or dig out a doorway later.
4) The second layer of blocks should be laid with each block above the joint of the blocks underneath. This staggers the blocks and makes the walls stronger, like brickwork.
5) With each layer, move the blocks inwards slightly so that you begin to create a dome shape.
6) When the walls are high enough and the blocks are quite close together you need to make and position a cap to cover the top of your igloo. You might need your assistant to help with this!
7) Now fill in the cracks and holes between the blocks to create smooth inner and outer walls.
9) Now you can relax. Pop indoors for a nice hot chocolate to warm up your hands - and then let the kids enjoy the fun of playing in the igloo.
We would love to see you photographs of any igloos that you build.