Comments for Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca Art for Kids, Kids Crafts, Kids Activities and Play Ideas Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:19:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Comment on Easter Egg Table Toppers – Painting with Q-tips by Cassi http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-egg-table-toppers/#comment-7357 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:19:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14193#comment-7357 This is a really great project, Jackie! I’ll be sharing it on The Crafty Crow soon!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7356 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:19:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7356 You can use Sunlight bar soap or Fels Naptha, Regina. I believe you can use any mild soap actually.

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Comment on Ice Age Bin – A Captivating Activity for Preschoolers! by Laure http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-age-bin/#comment-7355 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:08:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3675#comment-7355 That’s awesome! Will do it with my kids. You understand exactly what makes kids happy and I love that! Those kids are lucky to have you!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Regina http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7354 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:33:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7354 What do you do it you are terribly allergic to the only type of soap you mention, Ivory!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Angie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7353 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:11:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7353 Hi
@suzanne manser- do you know the brand names forum? I’d love to try this as my first homemade/Eco venture but am a little nervous.
As for soaps, could we use a standard baby soap eg johnsons (I love the smell). Tia :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Tracey http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7352 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:55:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7352 Just wondering if there is a printable version?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Suzanne Manser http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7351 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:10:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7351 Hi folks, for UK use, both the borax and soda stuff are available just dif brand names. Soap wise, I’d go with something fairly unperfumed and no moisturisers in so avoid dove types but a standard supermarket bath soap should work. You can do translation of american cups online or more effectively, you can get American cup measure in most supermarkets or online for reuse. It looks fab.

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Comment on Easy Butterfly Crafts for Kids- 3 Ways to Make Paper Towel Butterflies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-butterflies/#comment-7350 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:05:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8512#comment-7350 It makes me so happy to hear that, Joyce. I love knowing that our activities can bring joy into the lives of adults as well as children.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7349 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:04:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7349 You would want to check with your municipality about that, SLB. Sorry I can’t help, but I’m not on a system like that.

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Comment on Easy Butterfly Crafts for Kids- 3 Ways to Make Paper Towel Butterflies by Joyce http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-butterflies/#comment-7347 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:18:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8512#comment-7347 Just wanted to share I did these with the residents at our AFC home. They turned out beautiful and a plus was learning to use your fingers to manipulate the dropper. The paper towel I used was obviously 2 ply since they separated, so they each did 1 large and 2 small butterflies.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by SLB http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7346 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:16:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7346 Is this recipe safe for leach bed septic systems?

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Kids by Easy Butterfly Crafts for Kids - 3 simple paper towel butterflies http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-7345 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:59:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-7345 […] Button Flowers Tissue Paper Butterflies Rainbow Collages Colourful Tissue Paper Wreath Fishy Fridge Magnets Paper Plate Rocking […]

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Comment on Creative Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-play-dough-activity/#comment-7344 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:07:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13191#comment-7344 It’s true, isn’t it, Vivian – when you choose a career that you’re passionate about, it never feels like “work”!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7343 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:06:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7343 Awesome, Sarah! I may just have to brave it indoors one of these days then!

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Comment on Squash and Potato Soup by Best Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Ever - Bread Machine Recipe http://happyhooligans.ca/squash-and-potato-soup/#comment-7342 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:15:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=967#comment-7342 […] it most often in the winter, when a couple of thick slices of homemade oatmeal bread and a bowl of homemade soup makes for an easy but hearty lunch or […]

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Best Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Ever - Bread Machine Recipe http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-7341 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:13:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-7341 […] your bread machine to make the dough for your cinnamon rolls is so much easier than making it by hand. You’ll need to set aside a […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by sarah garner http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7340 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:16:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7340 It’s cold out here today but I just made some for my 2 and 4 yr old put trash bags down on the kitchen floor and they have been playing ever since without making a huge mess :) I just told them to keep it in the container. this is my new favorite stuff!

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Comment on Creative Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head by Vivian McDermott http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-play-dough-activity/#comment-7339 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:56:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13191#comment-7339 It is so great to know that you have a passion for the care and education of children in the early years.
I am an Early Child Care Educator myself and after 22years in the field I never stop learning.
Vivian McDermott
Brisbane.Queensland.
Australia.

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7338 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:17:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7338 You’re so welcome, Tina! Have fun!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by gay lynne http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7336 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:10:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7336 Enjoy in this site, will pass it on. Leslie b , one with an abundance of baby powder, I just saw where you could use it to kill ant dens .haven’t tryd it myself . Mite work…

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7335 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7335 Storage and shelf-life is mentioned at the bottom of the post.

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7334 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:58:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7334 I switch the water out every day, Shawna. I just drain the old off, fill it up again and re-arrange the contents of the bin – takes 5 minutes.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Elaine Teo http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7333 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:46:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7333 Loveyour idea..

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Shawna http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7332 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:54:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7332 Did the water get gross after a week?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7331 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:32:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7331 Has anyone done this using a gluten and wheat free flour?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Allissia http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7330 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:47:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7330 how long would a batch of the cloud dough last?

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Comment on Small Worlds and Fairy Gardens by Anik http://happyhooligans.ca/small-worlds-and-fairy-gardens/#comment-7329 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:37:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=178#comment-7329 I love the ideas :) Fairy garden is something I created as a child…time to make one with my son now :)

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7328 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:53:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7328 Hi there! Just dropping a note to let you know that AllFreeKidsCrafts featured this project in a recent newsletter, and it was a hit! We hope you received some great traffic from it :)

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Tina Shone Hulsey-Truelove http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7327 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:15:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7327 My boys would love this. We have plenty of dinosaurs and rocks. Now, please excuse me while I go empty out a container and grab some plastic plants. How fun! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7326 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:42:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7326 We don’t seal our puffy paint art, Clare. It looks great straight out of the microwave.

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Comment on Small Worlds and Fairy Gardens by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/small-worlds-and-fairy-gardens/#comment-7325 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:41:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=178#comment-7325 Oh, Anne! Have you seen my other fairy posts? Paper Bag Fairy Tiaras, Fairy Mud (sensory play) and Fairy Soup (water play). Just use the search button at the top of the sidebar on my blog, and they should pop up for you. If not, drop me a line (here in the comments, or you can email me at jackie@happyhooligans.ca, and I’ll give you the links!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7324 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:40:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7324 Oh, isn’t that just brilliant! I feel a new activity coming on!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7323 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:39:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7323 Baby wash-cloths are a great idea, Kirsten!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Kirsten http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7322 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:29:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7322 Oh, I forgot to mention: we use baby washcloths as erasers. Each child keeps 1 or 2 in a 3-ring pencil case with her dry erase markers, and when they get really stained, we just toss them in the washing machine with a load of laundry! Cuts down on the waste. :)

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Kirsten http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7321 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:26:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7321 Great idea! Each of my girls has a “Game Book” – a binder filled with activity pages in page protectors. I hadn’t thought of putting drawing prompts in there, though. I’ll be doing that this evening! Thanks. :)

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Morag Mummy Stephen http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7320 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:29:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7320 Fab idea. I also use old CDs as a dry wipe surface for writing/drawing on. My kids love the shiny surface :)

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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by Gayle Brecke http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-7319 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:28:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-7319 These are adorable and I can see me using them with the creation story in my toddler class.

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by mud kitchen activity - happy hoolians - mud pies, mud soup, messy play http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-7318 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:57:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-7318 […] you’ve been following along with us for a while, you know how much I love coming up with unique mud play activities!  The inspiration behind today’s mud kitchen activity was the awesome pretend “coffee […]

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Comment on Small Worlds and Fairy Gardens by Anne Boudewyn http://happyhooligans.ca/small-worlds-and-fairy-gardens/#comment-7317 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:57:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=178#comment-7317 Good timing! I’m starting a Fairy theme at preschool this week! I have collected beach stones, driftwood and bits from the forest. Can’t wait to see what the children create! Tracy Kane has two wonderful picture books all about fairy houses. They are wonderfully inspirational!

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Comment on Small Worlds and Fairy Gardens by Rita Neve http://happyhooligans.ca/small-worlds-and-fairy-gardens/#comment-7316 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:46:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=178#comment-7316 You are so creative.

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Comment on constructing with styrofoam by Meri Cherry http://happyhooligans.ca/constructing-with-styrofoam/#comment-7315 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:44:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4132#comment-7315 They kind of rule : ) Enjoy!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by clare khetab http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7314 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:54:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7314 just wondering if pva can be used instead of mod podge to seal being as it dries with a clear layer? thanks

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Comment on Ladybug Craft for Toddlers (with Corks and Buttons) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ladybug-craft-for-toddlers/#comment-7313 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:18:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13902#comment-7313 Yay! Gotta love timing like that, Mary Catherine!

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Comment on constructing with styrofoam by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/constructing-with-styrofoam/#comment-7312 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:18:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4132#comment-7312 Those sticks were actually given to me several years ago, by one of my daycare moms, Meri. She was cleaning out her classroom supplies and gave me some things she no longer needed. Unfortunaetly, I have no idea where she got them.

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Comment on coffee shop activity by Miriam O'Sullivan http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-shop-activity/#comment-7311 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:12:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9736#comment-7311 This is just fab, I love your blog absolutely brilliant, thanks for the inspiration :-)

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by Jo X http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7310 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:03:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7310 A fab idea going to show some fellow mummies lol. Adeline maybe try a hair drier over it. It works with fabric puff paints x

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Comment on constructing with styrofoam by Meri Cherry http://happyhooligans.ca/constructing-with-styrofoam/#comment-7309 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:01:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4132#comment-7309 This is fantastic! I love every aspect. And where did you get those popsicle sticks with the holes??

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Comment on Ladybug Craft for Toddlers (with Corks and Buttons) by Mary Catherine http://happyhooligans.ca/ladybug-craft-for-toddlers/#comment-7308 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:07:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13902#comment-7308 Oh, Jackie, I am LOVING these ladybugs! We’re in the middle of an insect theme at preschool — I know I’m adding this to my lesson plans. :)

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by anita http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7307 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:43:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7307 i did this for my middle sons 7th birthday and then again for my daughters 8th birthday and all the kids loved it..i now do it with my 3 year and he also loves it

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Jodi http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7306 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:58:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7306 Did anyone bother to read the ingredients before making this? I think I got the right one but I assume the dishwashing detergents are pretty similar: http://www.pg.com/productsafety/ingredients/household_care/dish_washing/Dawn/Ultra_Dawn_Power_Clean_Dishwashing_Ingredient_Disclosure.pdf

There is also an MSDS sheet for Dawn Dishwashing Detergents. They can be found here: http://www.pg.com/productsafety/search_results.php?searchtext=Dawn&category=msds&submit=Search&submit=Search

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Comment on “Diamond Dig” – A Snowy Sensory Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diamond-dig-snowy-sensory-bin/#comment-7305 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:34:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13336#comment-7305 We’ve done something similar, Hailey! It will work great!

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Comment on “Diamond Dig” – A Snowy Sensory Bin by Hailey http://happyhooligans.ca/diamond-dig-snowy-sensory-bin/#comment-7304 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:36:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13336#comment-7304 I live in Australia an was thinking about doing something like this with crystals and fools gold but as we don’t have snow excep for high in the mountains of NSW or in Tasmania…. I was thinking of using that Cloud stuff (Flour and Oil) and turning into a gold and gem dig… do you think that will work??

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Comment on coffee shop activity by Anne Worner http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-shop-activity/#comment-7303 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:37:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9736#comment-7303 I love all the detail you have used for the coffee shop, i.e. creamer carton, soap bubbles. With the grandkids (ages 4-9), I also have used coffee grounds (normal trash or plant food) that have been spread out on a tray and dried, put into a canister with coffee scoop, and use coffee pots with stem, covered basket and glass knob on top. Since I use one pound of coffee at a time to make my cold brew coffee syrup, I have a pound of coffee for them at a time. This gives the smell of coffee too — SO FUN!!

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-7302 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:46:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-7302 Ours hangs about a foot off the ground, Teresa.

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Comment on Painting Clouds: Shaving Cream Art on a Mirror by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-clouds-mirror/#comment-7301 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:45:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11277#comment-7301 I picked mine up at a second hand shop, Jamie. It’s not quite a full length mirror, and it’s in a frame.

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by Aabir http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7300 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:14:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7300 Reminded me of my childhood in the states, we got this thing called slip and slide, thanks for sharing, I love your ideas and appreciate you sharing with us. I haves used several ideas, and I must say the idea of cotton wool coated with colored flour was amazing I made it for my Playgroup kids and they enjoyed smashing it with a plastic hammer.

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Comment on Painting Clouds: Shaving Cream Art on a Mirror by Jamie http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-clouds-mirror/#comment-7299 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:48:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11277#comment-7299 What kind of mirror do you use?

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Comment on We’re back! by Kim http://happyhooligans.ca/were-back/#comment-7298 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 01:43:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11053#comment-7298 *I* want to be one of your hooligans! :) (I’m a mom ;) )

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Renee http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7297 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:52:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7297 Well where I live anyway :)

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Renee http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7296 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:51:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7296 Any ideas for an alternative to glycerine? I haven’t been able to find it anywhere here in Australia.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Leslie b http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7295 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:23:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7295 Thanks. I didn’t think of the inhalation issue while mixing. Going to blame it on baby brain. Guess I will have plenty of powder for my beach bag for sand removal.
Can’t wait to mix a batch of this for my toddler.

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by teresa http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-7294 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:26:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-7294 Do you rig the bucket to hang or do you leave the rope long and have it sit on the ground?

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Little Bear http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7293 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:16:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7293 Can’t wait to try this with the children

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by Easy Earth Day Craft - mess-free smoosh painting technique http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-7292 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:34:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-7292 […] We’ve done smoosh painting before to create a beautiful piece of collaborative artwork for our playroom, and also when we made our gorgeous fall collages. […]

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Comment on Backyard Balancing Activities by rhonda http://happyhooligans.ca/10-backyard-balancing-activities/#comment-7291 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:45:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9999#comment-7291 What about tires for balancing? We use them. We also hung a chain from tree to tree and tied 6 tire swings up to it for the wipe out party my oldest had! It was a huge hit! And it was more complicated for the 9-10 year olds!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7290 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:11:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7290 That’s so fantastic, Sandra! I’m just thrilled that you’re trying so many of our ideas with your grandson! What a lucky, little guy to have a Nana as fun and creative as you. Just think of the memories he’ll have of your times together as he gets older! God bless. x

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Comment on Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin by melting ice with salt and water - happy hooligans - dino dig activity http://happyhooligans.ca/water-play-bin/#comment-7289 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:52:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3555#comment-7289 […] Deep Blue Sea Bin […]

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Comment on Coffee Filter Easter Wreath by laughingkidslearn http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-filter-easter-wreath-for-kids/#comment-7288 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:34:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13657#comment-7288 I absolutely adore this. I hope to include it in an Easter round up I’m doing. Great work Jackie!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Sandra aka Nana http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7287 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:07:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7287 I made several of these today and my 5 year old grandson said, ‘Nana this is a GREAT idea, thank you for making them!!” Thank YOU for giving me such great ideas. We’ve made the toilet paper roll chicks and birds and put them in a paper bag nest and made cork stamp flowers with buttons in the middle My grandson made a ‘ghost’ mask out of the part of the bag we cut off of the bag to make the nest. I cut out shapes, (hearts, girl, boy, cross, circle and square) on the folds of my bag cut off. We had a blast. We’ll be making more of your creations I’m sure…keep ‘em coming!!!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Joan Rocchetta http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7286 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:29:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7286 didn’t mean to imply that there was any lack of creative ideas……it’s just a concern that teachers and parents think worksheets have value for young children…..I worry about “mixed messages”. I have looked at the other ideas and share them with my college students and colleagues. Now that our weather is warming, I can’t wait til I can get outside with my grandchildren to try your bubble recipe!!!!

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7285 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:13:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7285 Yes, Joyce, you won’t have any problem with the paint coming away from the card. I hope you try this one! Thank you so much for sharing our activities and bringing joy into the lives of others! x

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7284 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:11:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7284 Thank you for your input, Joan. If this were the only “creative” activity we were to do here, I would agree, but the hooligans are given plenty of opportunities, every day,
to explore a wide variety of artistic, craft and sensory materials. We have done literally hundreds of open-ended art projects with natural, man-made and recycled materials over the years. This is just one of many, many creative activities that the children do on any given day in my care. I hope you’ll take some time to look through the hundreds of activities on my site to see some of the truly wonderful ways we explore and create here in my daycare.

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7283 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:06:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7283 I believe it will, Adeline!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Kids by 25 Easter Crafts for Kids | There's Just One Mommy http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-7282 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:23:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-7282 […] Here’s a beautiful tissue paper wreath. […]

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by Adeline http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7281 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:52:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7281 I don’t own a microwave, would this work in the oven?

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Joan Rocchetta http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7280 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:28:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7280 Love the idea of the erasable sheets and the cotton makeup pads for erasers….However, I would leave the pages blank…..otherwise it’s simply an erasable ditto or worksheet (which isn’t really appropriate for preschoolers ……especially toddlers)……..I’m reminded of the famous quote “dittos don’t develop dendrites” and concerned that we seem to see more and more of these worksheets for younger children…whether it’s regular paper or erasable.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Amanda ~ MommiesFirst Box http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7279 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:15:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7279 Brilliant idea!

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by Joyce http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7278 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:06:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7278 Does the puffy paint bond well to the cardboard or cardstock to that if we make flower picture for example and hang them up that the paint will not fall off. Love your site, use lots of your ideas at the adult foster care home where I work with the handicapped adults.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Lara http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7277 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:26:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7277 I just did something similar to this, I have a laminator and printed out some sheets put two together and laminated them, he can use a better brand of crayon and color on them, they erase like a charm. I also did some pages that he can practice printing his name. I’m going to whip up an eraser to go with it as well. I did that for my daughter for a morning check list because she kept forgetting to make her bed and brush her hair (I know right) and it’s worked wonderfully, it hangs on her door with a crayon she can check it off when the task is completed.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7276 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:44:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7276 Terrific ideas, Brandi! The possibilities are endless!

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by fine motor activity- happy hooligans, pringles can - paint chip sample http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-7275 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:29:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-7275 […] pringles can and some paint swatches makes a great fine motor drop box activity for babies and […]

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Comment on Sidewalk Chalk Activities by 10 backyard balancing activities - easy backyard activities for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-chalk-activities/#comment-7274 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:23:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=954#comment-7274 […] Lay down a long, winding piece of rope, or draw a curving chalk-line in the driveway for your child to walk along.  Have fun with different styles of lines: zig-zags, long and winding, or a circular labyrinth for example.  In the photo above, our chalk line just happens to be drawn a long a low brick wall, which also serves as a perfect place to practice a balancing act.  See more of our creative chalk activities here. […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Kaylee http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7273 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:52:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7273 This looks so incredibly fun! Due to food allergies, we have cut out most play doughs, and boy do we miss them! It’s a long shot, but has anyone had success using a gluten free flour for this?

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Brandi http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7272 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:13:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7272 This is great! One of those “why didn’t I think of that!” I have a binder filled with homemade erasable pages already for my daughter and this will be a great addition! Your question got me thinking, how about pumpkins to turn into jack-o-lanterns, an empty dinner plate, a snowman, bakery items to decorate (cakes, cookies, etc), bare trees (seasons, fruits, pretend trees – like a lollipop tree), basic outlines of monsters or aliens, simple underwater scene they can add to – leave a bit of room at the top for the water/ sky line so boats can be drawn. :)

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Barbara http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7271 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:11:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7271 Brilliant! I especially will use this with my toddlers who are all about the process. Thanks!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7270 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:18:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7270 Awesome ideas Peggy!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7269 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:17:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7269 Love this idea! My 3yo son loves playing with our dry erase board. Being able to make different pictures/shapes to start drawing from is genius! You could also make a flower pot, a car shape, an under water scene… The possibilities are endless!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7268 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:39:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7268 I don’t think I would use baby powder as it’s much finer and the dust can pose a health hazard if inhaled, Leslie. I would personally stick to the flour as it’s natural and not nearly as light and fine.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7267 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:38:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7267 I believe you can add chalk dust or tempera paint powder, Nicole, but it won’t take food colouring well because that’s water based, and well, you know the whole water and oil don’t mix thing…

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Peggy http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7266 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:46:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7266 I love this idea. I made a similar binder full of dot to dot pages and letter tracing, and put them in the page protectors. :)

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Comment on Homemade Doodle Art by Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids - homemade reusable drawing sheets http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-doodle-art/#comment-7265 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:22:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2775#comment-7265 […] your house is like ours, your children probably go through a ton of paper doodling ,colouring, drawing and tracing. I’d never discourage them from drawing.  Even if the paper ends up in […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7264 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:55:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7264 Can you add color to it?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by leslie b. http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7263 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:57:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7263 Any idea if this could be done with baby powder instead of flour? I have a ton of never touched baby powder and am looking for something to do with it.

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Comment on big soft ginger cookies by Kathleen http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-7262 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:50:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-7262 To the lady who asked about using butter… my sister (a veteran cookie baker at age 82) says that the shape of the cookie won’t hold up using butter. In her experience the butter makes the cookies ‘spread out’. The lady above, who tried it, didn’t mention anything about their shape.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Erin @ Strawberry Mommycakes http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7261 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:37:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7261 This looks so fun!!! Definitely trying this out this week :)

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Comment on Easter Playdough Activities for Toddlers by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-playdough-activities-toddlers/#comment-7260 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:52:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13748#comment-7260 I’m using your recipe from Valentine’s Day for chocolate playdough & we’re making “chocolate Easter bunnies”! :)

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Anna m http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-7258 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:41:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-7258 This is great! We have so many left over markers, I am going to make time to try this the colours look so pretty :)

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Comment on Toddler Art with a White Crayon – an easy drawing activity by Von Pickering http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-a-white-crayon/#comment-7257 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:45:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6761#comment-7257 I love all your ideas..as i work with six weekes up to nine to ten mths…great inspirations!!!

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7256 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:16:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7256 I don’t know if it would retain it’s colour while cooking, Valerie. I fear the colours would leach out and mix, and you’d get a grey or brown result.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7255 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:15:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7255 You can try, Kathie. I’ve heard Palmolive works well – the original green kind. I think the thicker the detergent, the better.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7254 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:14:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7254 I’m so glad you tried our aprons, Jenny! Aren’t they so easy? And so cute!! I hope you do try the bibs! They’re so great! We’ve and ours for years, and they wear so well!

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Comment on mitten match-up by Easy Homemade Matching Game - make it anywhere! http://happyhooligans.ca/matching-activity/#comment-7253 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:27:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2029#comment-7253 […] Fine Motor Mitten Match […]

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Comment on repurposed denim bibs – from old jeans and tee shirts by How to paint a mason jar with glue and food colour - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-7252 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:18:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-7252 […] Repurposed Denim Bibs […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Jenny W http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7251 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:05:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7251 Just wanted to let you know that I recently made 8 aprons for the children at my home daycare/preschool. They were super simple and will make a great souvenir of our preschool year as we ventured to cook our way through the alphabet! Thanks for the ideas. Just saw the bibs and think I might have to try those as well.

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Covenant Preschool http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7250 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:42:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7250 Every time I see these I smile! I cannot wait to try these out with my kiddos this spring. Love, love, love!! You always share such fantastic ideas with us. :)

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Comment on Easter Crafts for Kids: Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies by Marla B http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-bunnies/#comment-7249 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:17:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8076#comment-7249 Did it w the kids today, thanks.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Kathie Merritt http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7248 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:33:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7248 Would any detergent do as we don’t have Blue Dawn in NZ

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Kids by Easter Tissue Paper Wreath | Ultra Indigo's Violet Rays http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-7247 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:29:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-7247 […] A source form inspiration was Happy Hooligans Easter Wreath […]

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Valerie V http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7246 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:17:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7246 Just because I’m curious, since nothing in it is toxic, could it be cooked and there be any hope of it retaining its color?

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Suja http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-7245 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:52:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-7245 We made a flower and a caterpillar.. Turned out great!

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Sue Lively http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7244 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:38:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7244 Love this idea for getting the kids involved in making the rice – thanks for sharing. I just shared the way that I make coloured rice on my blog today as well – I use vinegar as well, but spray on the vinegar with a spray bottle. I think next time I’ll get my son involved with the spraying! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Comment on Fantastic Mud Activity for Preschoolers – Muddy Car Wash by Shelly Hopkin http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-7243 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:29:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-7243 What did you use as the track? Did you buy one or use some sort of household product?
My 2 preschoolers LOVE their hot wheels cars so this will be a big hit once warm weather arrives!
Can’t wait to surprise them with this fun activity! Thank you!

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Comment on Rain Sticks – Kids Can Create the Sound of Falling Rain! by Rosalind http://happyhooligans.ca/rain-sticks/#comment-7242 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:22:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9684#comment-7242 This looks awesome and I will make one this week for my wee one (only 6 months but he will love the sound and I will always be present when he plays). What did you seal up the end with? You say it’s visible in the cover photo but I can’t see that or am not looking in the right place. Could you describe how you are sealing the ends, please? Thank you!

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Creating Simple Outdoor Spaces for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7241 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:01:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7241 […] The water wall. Come warmer weather, I’m so making one of these. […]

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7240 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:03:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7240 The food colouring is quite diluted, but to be safe, you’d want to make sure your child wasn’t wearing good clothing when using this, Beth.

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Beth Powell http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-7239 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:34:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-7239 Read your Toddlers the book entitled “Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons”. Cut out a cat shape similar to Pete the Cat and have the children glue on his four groovy buttons

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Angela G. http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-7238 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:14:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-7238 I am a Therapy Director and was looking for a easy activity that could be used during occupational therapy sessions. Because April is OT Appreciation Month, I made 11 button snakes to give to my OT staff! I can’t wait to pass them out, I know they will be just as excited about them as I was! Thanks for the great idea :)

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Comment on 10 Spring Crafts for Kids! by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/10-spring-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7237 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:57:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13684#comment-7237 I just love your ideas!

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Comment on Spring Art Project for Toddlers – Styrofoam Meat Trays & Foam Shapes by Rain Sticks - Happy Hooligans - an easy spring craft for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/spring-art-project-for-toddlers/#comment-7236 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:23:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3138#comment-7236 […]  Styro-framed art […]

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-7235 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 07:30:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-7235 Could you use them to make Hot Air Balloon Pictures? Maybe make the wicker baskets by doing string painting on brown construction paper (like in the project below) and then mount on blue paper joining the balloons to the baskets with lengths of yarn and with tufts of cotton balls of clouds….
http://www.broogly.com/project/sailing-boat-collage

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-7234 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 06:17:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-7234 Rhine house should make a texture something maybe mobile , wall art , ect but add on to it so now you have made beautifull bubbles ;) add some fish or kites or seed pods , or leafs ect depending on your type of season :) add faces and hand prints for spring , connect for caterpillars for summer or clouds and fall leaf prints for fall possibly some crystals or sparkles for winter :) the possibilities are endless !!!!! I hope this comment sparks an idea for now or to save for later :)

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint Recipe by Beth Henry http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7233 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:28:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7233 Does the paint also wash easily from clothes or will it stain?

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by mommacan http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-7232 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:55:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-7232 How about some sweet Spring garland?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7231 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 01:24:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7231 Thanks for the tip about diluting the vinegar, Lisa. I use it full strength. I’ve never thought to dilute it. Tomorrow is laundry day, so I’ll give it a try!

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Comment on homemade sidewalk paint by Easy Homemade Sidewalk Paint - only 3 ingredients http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-driveway-paint/#comment-7230 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:59:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/2012/03/19/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7230 […] often use this recipe for sidewalk paint.  It’s so easy, you can whip up a batch of creative fun for the driveway, sidewalk or patio […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Lisa Thompson http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7229 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:01:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7229 Hi, I’m in Australia and have been making my own laundry soap for years too. The ingredients are readily available in any Coles supermarket. For the soap I was using Lux flakes but have switched to Sunlight soap (grated) for a change. Both work well.
As for the vinegar, I dilute my white vinegar in water 1:3. Lasts ages and still works as a softener. In Australia 2L of white vinegar cost $1.09. This gives me 8L fabric softener. I will never buy washing soap and softener again!

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by h. http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-7228 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:23:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-7228 Colorfull fluffy catepillar would go nicely with your paper towel buterfly

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Anne Eastham http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7227 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:14:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7227 @Stacy! I’ve been using this several months, I have a little goalie and dives into mud puddles, This stuff is brilliant for all this mud.
Could it be your overloading your machine? This is the only thing I can think of that could help x

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Sue http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-7226 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 21:22:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-7226 I just made this for the children’s museum that I volunteer for. I can’t wait to see the kids try it! What a fantastic idea.

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Misty http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-7225 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 19:02:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-7225 You should use the cotton pads to make a mobile. Take a walk find some sticks (could even paint the sticks too) and use string or yarn to tie & hang the decorated cotton pads from. You could even include older children by having them use thread and a needle to hang the pads

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Comment on stained glass art by Cotton pad art with liquid watercolours - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-7224 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:43:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-7224 […] tape resist art […]

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Comment on 10 Spring Crafts for Kids! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/10-spring-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7223 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 04:02:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13684#comment-7223 Here you go, Alisa. http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/ If you ever can’t find something using the search bar on my site, just google a few key words. I just googled “happy hooligans paper mache”, and it popped up. :)

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Comment on 10 Spring Crafts for Kids! by Alisa http://happyhooligans.ca/10-spring-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7222 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 03:50:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13684#comment-7222 Trying to find your paper mâché bowl directions

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Comment on Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-art/#comment-7221 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:47:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10004#comment-7221 Check out the water activities we’ve done here, Laura. You’ll find a bunch of them if you click the following link. They’ve all been so fun, and there’s no chance they can hurt their eyes with these. :)

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Comment on Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring by Laura Murphy http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-art/#comment-7220 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:59:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10004#comment-7220 I love activities like this, but I take care of two year olds. When their eyes he itchy the rub it with shaving cream filled hands. Then guess what happens, shaving cream is now in their eye. What kind of activity will I do with them that will not get in eyes?

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Comment on Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-art/#comment-7219 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:35:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10004#comment-7219 Yes! We did it to clean our art table in the basement a couple of weeks ago, Amy! The kids love it, and the table came up so clean!

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Comment on Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-art/#comment-7218 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:34:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10004#comment-7218 Sure, Krystale. I think that’s a great solution!

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Comment on Ladybug Craft for Toddlers (with Corks and Buttons) by Michelle @ A Mommy's Adventures http://happyhooligans.ca/ladybug-craft-for-toddlers/#comment-7217 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:14:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13902#comment-7217 Very cute! We have done similar with just construction paper spots. I love the cork prints and how the legs are attached on these…great idea :)

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Comment on Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring by Krystale http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-art/#comment-7216 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:56:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10004#comment-7216 For smaller children who put everythingin their mouths, can we use whipping cream or cool whip as an alternative to shaving cream?

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Comment on Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring by Amy http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-art/#comment-7215 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:27:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10004#comment-7215 I used to use shaving cream on all my students desks as a fun way to get them playing creatively while cleaning their desks of germs and gunk. Shaving cream is fun in the tub too!

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7214 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:42:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7214 Yes! We love cutting up small strings of craft beads! We’ll have to move on to our dollar store necklaces one of these days!

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Comment on Fairy Soup by Carla http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-soup/#comment-7213 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:45:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9946#comment-7213 We had great fun exploring this at our nature preschool group! http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com/2014/04/fairies-at-nature-preschool.html
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Comment on Fairy Mud by Carla http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7212 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:44:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7212 The kids loved this during our fairy nature preschool time! Thanks! http://insideoutsidemichiana.blogspot.com/2014/04/fairies-at-nature-preschool.html

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by lindart1 http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7211 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:44:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7211 The children in my class also used to cut up Mardi Gras Beads!

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Comment on ghost mud by fairy mud - happy hooligans - soap and toilet paper sensory material http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud/#comment-7210 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:05:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1489#comment-7210 […] make our fairy mud, I simply tweaked our ghost mud (or clean mud) recipe, a pure white sensory dough which yields a slightly smaller amount. […]

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Comment on Coffee Filter Easter Wreath by Claudia http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-filter-easter-wreath-for-kids/#comment-7209 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:35:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13657#comment-7209 probably we could use left over colors used for dying easter eggs for this! :)

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7208 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:19:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7208 That’s wonderful, Terri! I’m so glad your daughter loved these so much!

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Comment on Ladybug Craft for Toddlers (with Corks and Buttons) by mommacan http://happyhooligans.ca/ladybug-craft-for-toddlers/#comment-7207 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:56:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13902#comment-7207 Lol, I bumped over here thinking you were making the ladybugs with the wine corks. (embarrassed)

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Comment on Kids’ Playhouse Ideas – Playhouse Makeover: from Boring to WOW! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playhouse-makeover-2/#comment-7206 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:42:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=113#comment-7206 I have thought of that actually Debbie! I’d love to! I’m thinking I might take on that project this summer.

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Comment on Kids’ Playhouse Ideas – Playhouse Makeover: from Boring to WOW! by Debbie Hayford http://happyhooligans.ca/playhouse-makeover-2/#comment-7205 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:28:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=113#comment-7205 Love it! Have you thought of adding “musical instruments” in the form of pan lids and a metal garbage can? Not inside the playhouse, naturally!

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Terri http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7204 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:17:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7204 Jackie, I just have to stop by and tell you how much I love these! Recently my 4-yr-old decided she wanted to make a gift for her grandma. We were browsing Pinterest, she saw these, and asked to make them. She made a whole bouquet of these cork flowers for her grandma, lovingly presented in a clear plastic cup. They were beautiful and grandma loved them!! Thank you!

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Comment on Paper Bag Tiara – an Enchanting Spring Craft for Little Girls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-tiara/#comment-7203 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:15:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8793#comment-7203 Thank you, Cassie! x

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by mermaid http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-7202 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:46:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-7202 I love this brick thing too :)

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Comment on Paper Bag Tiara – an Enchanting Spring Craft for Little Girls by Cassi http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-tiara/#comment-7201 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:11:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8793#comment-7201 So sweet! I have featured it on The Crafty Crow today :)

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by sensory play in a cardboard box - happy hooligans - small world in a cardboard box http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7200 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:16:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7200 […] Dinosaur Activity Bin […]

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Comment on Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin by clothesline activity - happy hooligans - fine motor and water play http://happyhooligans.ca/water-play-bin/#comment-7199 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:43:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3555#comment-7199 […] Deep Blue Sea Bin […]

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Comment on Fantastic Mud Activity for Preschoolers – Muddy Car Wash by clothesline activity - happy hooligans - fine motor and water play http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-7198 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:42:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-7198 […] Muddy Car Wash […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by 6 Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-7196 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 03:18:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-7196 […] arty kids at home?  Try making some homemade paint with easy materials like vinegar, baking soda, corn syrup. I am sure kids will be eager to create […]

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Comment on DIY Napkin Rings: an Easter Craft for Kids by Courtney @CraftsbyCourtney.com http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-egg-napkin-rings-inspired-by-eric-carle/#comment-7195 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:34:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8203#comment-7195 This is such a cool idea!! I’m a huge fan of Eric Carle and his work. Have done many crafts and parties based on his books. These will look beautiful on any Easter table.

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Comment on Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (Bread Machine Recipe) by homemade bread machine dinner rolls http://happyhooligans.ca/bread-machine-cinnamon-rolls/#comment-7194 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:26:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=812#comment-7194 […] setting.  Hello!  Life-changing!  I now frequently make pizza dough, to-die-for Homemade Cinnamon Buns, and these amazing dinner […]

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by Our Preschool Homeschool April Bucket List | Growing Kids Ministry http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-7193 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-7193 […] Small Version from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Paige M http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-7192 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:46:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-7192 Love this project. Using it today with my girl
Scouts. We are cutting out the trefoil symbol in various shades of green instead of the hearts. A great idea as the spring sun is getting brighter – thanks!

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Comment on 8 Simple Outdoor Activities for Toddlers by sandbox ideas - happy hooligans - easy ways to pimp out your sandbox http://happyhooligans.ca/outdoor-activites/#comment-7191 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:45:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=335#comment-7191 […] 8 Simple Outdoor Play Ideas for Toddlers […]

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Comment on Kids’ Playhouse Ideas – Playhouse Makeover: from Boring to WOW! by sandbox ideas - happy hooligans - creating a natural play space http://happyhooligans.ca/playhouse-makeover-2/#comment-7190 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:40:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=113#comment-7190 […] of the yard over the years, making it an engaging and natural backyard play space. You have to see how I pimped out the inside of our playhouse last year!    Next up – the […]

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Comment on Backyard Play Ideas by sandbox ideas - happy hooligans - creating a natural play space http://happyhooligans.ca/in-our-big-back-yard/#comment-7189 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:38:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=250#comment-7189 […] spend a ton of time playing in our backyard, and without a doubt, the most popular spot for the kids to play is in and around our sandbox and […]

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Comment on Easter Egg Craft for Kids – a pretty foil and tissue egg ornament by 50 Easter Egg Activities for Learning, Art, and Play - Fun-A-Day! http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-7188 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:02:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-7188 […] Foil and Tissue Egg Ornament – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7187 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:20:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7187 It will work, Ashley. It dries hard. It won’t lose it’s puffiness. :)

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by Ashley Bailey http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7186 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:09:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7186 How long will it stay puffy? I teach 4 yr olds and want to use it on my bulletin board.

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Comment on 4 Easter Finger Puppets to make with your kids (or for your kids)! by Kati http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-finger-puppets/#comment-7185 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:10:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7930#comment-7185 These are too cute! We will definitely be making some of these.

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Comment on Coffee Filter Easter Wreath by Heather Sherman-Kautzman http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-filter-easter-wreath-for-kids/#comment-7184 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:37:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13657#comment-7184 Definitely going to try with my kids!

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Comment on Sensory Play on a Mirror by Clasina http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-play-mirror/#comment-7183 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:06:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11152#comment-7183 I once did this in a slightly different way.with the children in my class. Every child hold a mirrortile in his hand and looked at it. They formed a row and the first one had no mirror but lead the way so that everyone was safe. They walk through the wood in an row while looking on down to the mirror that reflected the sky and the threecrowns. And they where very confused and thrilled by this experience. Very nice to do it yourself.
Clasina(Holland)

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Comment on Homemade Wind Chimes – with Sticks Painted in Rainbow Colours by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes/#comment-7180 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:37:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9159#comment-7180 Yay! Thanks, Nana!

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7179 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:37:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7179 What a fun idea, Sandra!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7178 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:37:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7178 It’s a liquid, Barb, so wherever you’d normally add your liquid detergent – likely in the dispenser that you mention.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Barb http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7177 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:05:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7177 I have an HE front load machine with soap dispenser on top. Where do you suggest I add the soap w this recipe?

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Sandra http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7176 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:39:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7176 Love this idea …done something similar place the food colouring in the bottom of the bowl cover with dry rice ..let the children stir and surprise the rice chages colour SP

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Comment on painting with credit cards by Credit Card Painting | the artsy toddler http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-credit-cards-a-valentines-craf/#comment-7175 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:00:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2495#comment-7175 […] got this idea from from Happy Hooligans, and I thought the finished products there looked really awesome, plus I thought Sweet Pea and Love […]

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Comment on Fantastic Mud Activity for Preschoolers – Muddy Car Wash by mud play ideas - happy hooligans - mobile mud pit in a wheelbarrow http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-7174 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:50:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-7174 […] Use a wheebarrow to create a mobile mud patch in your yard! It’s a portable mud kitchen to provide your kids with hours of good ol’mud play! […]

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Comment on muddy play – more fun in our mobile mud-pit by mobile mud patch - happy hooligans - mud pit in a wheelbarrow http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-play-more-fun-in-our-mobile-mud-pit/#comment-7173 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:47:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3455#comment-7173 […] a wheebarrow to create a mobile mud patch in your yard! It’s a portable mud kitchen to provide your kids with hours of good […]

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by outdoor play ideas - happy hooligans - backyard play ideas http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7172 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:44:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7172 […] Make a waterside with a tarp and some shampoo! […]

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Comment on Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin by small worlds and fairy gardens - happy hooligans - simple play ideas http://happyhooligans.ca/water-play-bin/#comment-7171 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:25:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3555#comment-7171 […] A small world is easy to make using items that you already have around your home. Simply find a container, and fill it with a base material such as water, dirt, sand or rice and… […]

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by small worlds and fairy gardens - happy hooligans - simple play ideas http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7170 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:24:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7170 […] Small worldsand Fairy Gardensare simple set up, and you’ll probably have as much fun creating one as your child has playing with it. […]

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Comment on Cork Owls by Maria http://happyhooligans.ca/cork-owls/#comment-7169 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:59:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11672#comment-7169 These are so cute! I just made mine. Thanks so much for inspiration!
http://instagram.com/p/l_aimpS5jW/

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Comment on Homemade Wind Chimes – with Sticks Painted in Rainbow Colours by Nana http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes/#comment-7168 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:15:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9159#comment-7168 We’re doing this tomorrow…made TP roll chicks today and TP roll bunnies last week. My grandson (and I) love doing crafts!! Yours are the best!!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by homemade puffy paint recipe - happy hooligans - arts and crafts 4 kids http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-7167 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:18:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-7167 […] you know me, you know we LOVE homemade paint recipes! I’ve seen lots of recipes for homemade puffy paint online, and it’s been on our to- […]

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Comment on Easter Egg Craft for Kids – a pretty foil and tissue egg ornament by Jr. Church | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-7166 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:16:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-7166 […] easter egg craft – pretty tin foil and tissue paper ornament […]

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Comment on 10 Easy Easter Crafts for Kids by Charly http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7165 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:00:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13551#comment-7165 These are adorable! Just a thought, do any parents out there teach their kids the history behind these adorable Easter traditions?

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Comment on Adorable Owl Craft by Paper Plate Birds « Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-7164 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:21:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-7164 […] Adorable Owls […]

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Comment on Paper Bag Tiara – an Enchanting Spring Craft for Little Girls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-tiara/#comment-7163 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:09:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8793#comment-7163 Thank you, Raynell! My blog looks a little out of sorts right now, as I’m having it re-designed. They layout looks a little wacky at the moment, but I’m so glad you’ve found us, and that you’re enjoying what you see! You can share any photos you have on my Happy Hooligans facebook page. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/happyhooligansblog

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Comment on 10 Spring Crafts for Kids! by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/10-spring-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7162 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:51:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13684#comment-7162 Thank you so much for creating this site!! I love your ideas because they aren’t expensive and are so “real”– no picture perfect kids crafts (because that never happens!). Because your projects are so easy, kid friendly, and inexpensive I am SO much more likely to do them. Thank you!!!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Ocean Sensory Play | prairiemama http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-7159 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:17:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-7159 […] rice (it is so easy to colour rice. This blog shows you […]

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Comment on Paper Bag Tiara – an Enchanting Spring Craft for Little Girls by Raynell Caples http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-tiara/#comment-7158 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:57:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8793#comment-7158 In the words of my 3 year old granddaughter … I love you, You’re my beeest friend!
I have 7 granddaughters and get to see 4 on a regular basis (I’m so blessed), we are always crafting and I was so excited to find your blogg. Is there a way for us to post pictures of our activities? Thank you so much Jackie, you are Nana’s new best friend!
Nana Ray

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Comment on Easter Crafts for Kids: Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies by Sandra Sippel http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-bunnies/#comment-7157 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:40:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8076#comment-7157 …off to watch my three youngest grandchildren (5, 4, 2 yrs.) . This looks like a fun project in which they all can participate and succeed. Thank you for another timeless classic….forgotten by me since my own “babies” were young.

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Comment on Homemade Paper Dolls by Ally03 http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paper-dolls/#comment-7156 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:24:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11926#comment-7156 So love these, I think I’ll have to show my daughter this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment on Homemade Paper Dolls by Ally http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paper-dolls/#comment-7155 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:17:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11926#comment-7155 So great, really need these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by ak http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-7153 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:40:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-7153 tried this today…it is wonderfull!!!!!!!!!

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Comment on Pasta and Playdough for Fine Motor Development by boymamateachermama http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-development-playdough-pasta/#comment-7152 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:33:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13420#comment-7152 Thanks for sharing at After School!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Marsha Siperek http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-7151 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:50:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-7151 I just made 2 of the reversible blankets and they are really cute! I can’t wait till the baby shower to give them! Thanks!

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Comment on Paper Bag Tiara – an Enchanting Spring Craft for Little Girls by qcmusicadmin http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-tiara/#comment-7150 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:13:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8793#comment-7150 I just love this Jackie! Such a lovely little craft and I bet it goes down SO well!

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7149 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:49:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7149 Thank you!!!!!

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7148 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:39:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7148 It won’t keep too long, Amanda. I wrapped mine in cling wrap, and after a few days it had gone mouldy. You’d be fine for a couple of days I think.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7147 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:38:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7147 Glad you liked it, Anik!

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7146 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:32:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7146 Can I ask how you store it and how long it will last stored that way? I wanted to make it for both of my boys (kindergarten and pre-k) classrooms. Thank you!!!

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Anik http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7145 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:24:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7145 Great! Such simple and no mess :)

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7144 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:44:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7144 Thank you, Jackie! I am thrilled to hear you read all of my posts! And I’m so pleased that they’re inspiring you in your preschool! Thank you so much for taking time to let me know! x

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-7143 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:43:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-7143 Great thinking using buttons of different shapes and sizes, Gaye! And I don’t know why I didn’t think to put a button on each end! Brilliant! I’d love to see pictures! Can you upload them to my facebook page?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Nel http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7142 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:08:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7142 I will try this. At the moment I use a commercial brand detergent and I add vinegar and soda at the same time. The vinegar is also supposed to help remove any detergent left also it cleans the washing machine every was so no build up.

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Gaye Dorkin http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-7141 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:26:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-7141 I loved this so much and made a few button snakes for my daughter who is a pre-school teacher. I put a button at each end of the ribbon instead of tying a knot in the piece of felt. One snake has huge buttons and the other has much smaller buttons – one end has a square button and the other a round one- just to see if the shape will make a difference to how the children grip the button. Cant wait for her to use them in class this week. Would love to send a picture so you can see your ‘inspiration in the flesh(felt!).

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Jackie too (but here it's not common) http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7140 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:00:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7140 I’m a teacher (in France school starts at 2 or 3 years old) and I read each article you write and I’m so inspiring about your job! Thank you for sharing (woldwide) and sorry for my english…

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Courtney http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7139 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 03:41:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7139 This is awesome! I don’t like the rubbing alcohol version so this is perfect!

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Comment on Coffee Filter Easter Wreath by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-filter-easter-wreath-for-kids/#comment-7138 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:09:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13657#comment-7138 We did styro ornaments and coffee filter ornaments, but not together, Marie! What a creative idea!

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Comment on tissue paper clothespin butterflies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-clothespin-butterflies/#comment-7137 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:07:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8549#comment-7137 You’re so welcome, Debbie! I’m glad you’re finding some ideas on my site to do with the kids in your programs!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by tricia http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7136 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:58:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7136 There is a recipe on Soulemama’s blog. Instead of Ivory she uses Dr. Brommer’s peppermint soap.

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Comment on tissue paper clothespin butterflies by Debbie http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-clothespin-butterflies/#comment-7133 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:50:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8549#comment-7133 Thank you for sharing your wonderful art ideas! I work at our Public Library and do story time for the Children and I am always looking for new creative ideas.

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Comment on Easter Egg Craft for Kids – a pretty foil and tissue egg ornament by 12 Ways to Make Easter Egg Art http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-7132 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:07:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-7132 […] I just adore what the Happy Hooligans did with theirEaster Egg Craft for Kids a pretty foil and tissue egg ornament […]

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Comment on Coffee Filter Easter Wreath by defofawife http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-filter-easter-wreath-for-kids/#comment-7131 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:06:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13657#comment-7131 I have to make these with the daycare! These are just beautiful!!

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Comment on Coffee Filter Easter Wreath by Marie B. http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-filter-easter-wreath-for-kids/#comment-7130 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:48:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13657#comment-7130 So pretty! I’ve made coffee filter wreaths before with styrofoam wreaths. Easy and cute!

Once I learned to dye the filters, I went on to make styrofoam shaped Christmas trees. I cut the coffe filters in half and used a crochet needle (or anything really) to push the filters into the foam. I cut larger pieces for the bottom and smaller for the tops! I then applied a wee bit of glue on the ends of the filter and sprinkled gold glitter! Maybe you could try those at Christmas time! Really pretty table decorations!

You know I love your ideas and maybe even got mine from you! Although all my ‘hooligans’ are grown, I love arts and crafts. My daughter teaches pre-K 4 and they have a lot of neat ideas, also!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7129 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:18:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7129 Great idea, Denise!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Denise Ansell http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7128 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:16:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7128 putting the bin in an old paddling pool?ball pond would stop the spread in areas you want kept rive free :-)

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Comment on Toddler Art: Paper Towels and (homemade) Liquid Watercolours by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-art-paper-towels-liquid-watercolours/#comment-7127 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:18:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13395#comment-7127 Sure, assuming you have some on hand. I’m sure you wouldn’t go out and buy that though, as it’s probably less “kind” to the planet than paper towels are. We don’t often use paper towels, but I do like to keep them on hand for this kind of thing. And of course, they can be composted when you’re ready to dispose of them.

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-7126 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:14:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-7126 I would suggest less food colouring Jeanne. My guys didn’t have any staining. It’s strange because if you’d put the food colouring in icing or some other food, I wonder if their lips would’ve been so stained. How many drops did you use? Alternatively, you could freeze different colours of juice. Then there would be some nutritional value as well.

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Comment on muddy play – more fun in our mobile mud-pit by muddy car wash - happy hooligans - kids mud and water sensory activity http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-play-more-fun-in-our-mobile-mud-pit/#comment-7125 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:13:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3455#comment-7125 […] we’re loving our water play and mud playnow that the summer weather has arrived. Our latest backyard water and mud activity is […]

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by Jeanne http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-7124 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:38:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-7124 This is such a cute idea but when we did it yesterday my kids mouths were all stained blue or purple and still are today. It’s a good thing my husband and I didn’t try any or we would have looked hilarious today. Any tips to avoid this?

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by st. patrick’s day! {3.17.14} | {a modern scrapbook} http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-7123 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:06:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-7123 […] {rainbow ice | happy hooligans} […]

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Comment on A Beginner Glue Gun Project for Kids: Mosaic Meat Tray Structures by Thaleia@something2offer http://happyhooligans.ca/glue-gun-project-for-kids/#comment-7122 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13298#comment-7122 Never thought about painting meat trays before! Gorgeous project ideas. Now may stalk our meat dept. people to ask for some unused ones, lol. With baby in the house do not want to have any extra germs around:) Thanks for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop. Hope to see you next week!

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by Samara http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7121 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:19:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7121 To be honest they don’t look that bad.

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Comment on Toddler Art: Paper Towels and (homemade) Liquid Watercolours by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-art-paper-towels-liquid-watercolours/#comment-7120 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:34:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13395#comment-7120 I like this too, but rarely buy paper towels because they are just not kind to the planet. Maybe we will try tissue paper too!

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Comment on A Beginner Glue Gun Project for Kids: Mosaic Meat Tray Structures by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/glue-gun-project-for-kids/#comment-7119 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:31:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13298#comment-7119 This looks fun! And like a creative way to learn to use a new tool!

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Comment on Water Displacement Activity by Natalie PlanetSmartyPants http://happyhooligans.ca/water-displacement-activity/#comment-7118 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:51:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10415#comment-7118 Love this simple water experiment! Thanks for sharing with After School Link Up!

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Kids Activities http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7117 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:52:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7117 These cork-stamped flowers look gorgeous! I would love to have these lovely flowers to decorate our living room, especially they are handmade by my kids. Thanks for sharing!
Dorothy

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Comment on Paper Plate Owls by sandra Bevins http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-owls/#comment-7116 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:05:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11574#comment-7116 Thanks very much for all your hard work with these lovely craft ideas. I have a mixture of ages and I can always find something for all of them on here. xx

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an easy Easter craft for kids by diy napkin rings - an Easter craft for kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-7115 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 03:47:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-7115 […] Cardboard Tube Easter Chicks […]

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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by Karen W http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-7114 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:04:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-7114 Cute! Someone just shared this on Facebook and I had to stop by and Pin it. May just be making these when we get to our Q:Quail (Birds) unit.

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by Grace http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7113 Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:11:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7113 Try using Elmers school glue and only a little bit of water. It might help im not sure.

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by Grace http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7112 Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:08:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7112 I didnt relize that you had to use water. When I looked up how to do this before everyone always said just glue and dye. So my glasses were always unevenly painted. Now there all nice and smooth!! lol

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Comment on Adorable Owl Craft by cheerio bird feeders - easy bird feeder craft - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-7111 Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:59:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-7111 […] Adorable Owls […]

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Comment on painting rainbows by Rainbow Activities for Toddlers | Housing a ForestHousing a Forest http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-rainbows/#comment-7110 Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:09:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2725#comment-7110 […] how these little rainbows came about. I recently came across Happy Hooligans post on how to make a rainbow from a circle. Such a brilliant idea! Instead of painting rainbows, we decided to put our […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Jorjann http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7109 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:29:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7109 I have hard water…well water and I have made my own laundry soap for several years. It works wonderfully!

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Comment on Adorable Owl Craft by The Ultimate Toilet Roll and Paper Tube Round Up http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-7108 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:24:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-7108 […] Frog Craft by Learn Create Love 41. Easy Paper Roll Penguin Craft by Learn Create Love42. Adorable Owls by Happy Hooligans43. Toilet Roll Fish by The Craft Train44. Iguana Toilet Paper Roll Craft by […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by The Ultimate Craft Recipe Collection – 50 Recipes http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-7107 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:21:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-7107 […] Play Imagine41. How to make Sludge by Paging Fun Mums 42. Homemade watercolour paints by Happy Hooligans43. Finger Paint by Creative connections for kids44. Coloured Salt by Nurturestore45. Textured Paint […]

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Comment on Toddler Art: Paper Towels and (homemade) Liquid Watercolours by Thaleia@something2offer http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-art-paper-towels-liquid-watercolours/#comment-7106 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:53:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13395#comment-7106 I love this idea but am very stingy with my paper towels! I might try vellum, tissue paper, or the brown paper that comes in large boxes. Thanks for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop. Hope to see you next week!

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Comment on pom-pom spiders and wooly webs by 35 Pompom Activities Toddlers Love » The Pleasantest Thing http://happyhooligans.ca/pompom-spiders-and-wooly-webs/#comment-7105 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:14:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1211#comment-7105 […] Pompom Spider from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by Family Fun Guide: St. Patrick's Day - http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-7104 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:32:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-7104 […] your St. Paddy’s Day the healthy way, with these tasty green smoothies. Try some rainbow water at lunch time Then, splurge a little with a rainbow soda or a shamrock shake in the […]

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Damson Lane http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7103 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:32:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7103 This looks perfect for my little one. He loves stamping and I love that you can get such a beautiful effect from such an easy craft. Have pinned! #pintorials

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Comment on Adorable Owl Craft by Duct Tape Bracelets - funky duct tape toilet roll bracelet craft http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-7102 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:52:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-7102 […] Adorable Owls […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by How to Make a Handbag Using a Pair of Jeans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7101 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:15:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7101 […] might also like the look of our Recycled Denim Chair Covers found here or these nifty Recycled Denim aprons from Happy […]

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Comment on Easter Crafts for Kids: Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies by Karen Sklodowski http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-bunnies/#comment-7100 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:03:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8076#comment-7100 So cute like all that u post love your link

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by Best St. Patrick’s Day Food Pins | Mama Momtourage http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-7099 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:00:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-7099 […] Source […]

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by 3glol http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-7098 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:36:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-7098 Easy, simply, yet ah-some idea!! thanks for sharing!!!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an easy Easter craft for kids by how to make a bird nest - paper bag craft for kids - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-7096 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:28:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-7096 […] been making? Today, I’m going to show you how to make a bird nest to go along with our Easter Chicks and Easter Peeps. This is a really easy paper bag craft that can accompany any simple bird craft […]

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Helen & Peakles (@peaklepie) http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7095 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:13:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7095 So sweet and brightly coloured too. I love flowers like this because I always feel slightly sad about cut flowers – these ones would lat forever! #Pintorials

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Comment on Easter Craft for Kids: Toilet Roll “Peeps” by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-peeps/#comment-7093 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:55:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7998#comment-7093 LOVE these!! I plan to make them with my little’s tomorrow!!! Your ideas are the best!!!

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Comment on Easter Egg Craft for Kids – a pretty foil and tissue egg ornament by Toilet Roll Easter Chicks - an Easter craft for kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-7092 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:22:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-7092 […] Tin foil Tissue Eggs […]

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Comment on Easter Egg Craft for Kids – a pretty foil and tissue egg ornament by Easter Crafts for Kids - 10 easy Easter crafts by Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-7091 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:20:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-7091 […] Foil & Tissue Eggs – preschoolers can transform a piece of cardboard into a pretty Easter egg ornament with this simple foil and tissue paper technique. […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Kids by Easter Crafts for Kids - 10 easy Easter crafts by Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-7090 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:04:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-7090 […] Tissue Paper Easter Wreath – fine motor skills areput to the test as little hands scrunch the colourful tissue paper for this toddler’s Easter wreath. […]

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an easy Easter craft for kids by Easter Crafts for Kids - 10 easy Easter crafts by Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-7089 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:01:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-7089 […] Toilet Roll Chicks – Toddlers and preschoolers will love painting and decorating these cheery cardboard roll Easter chicks. Tucked into shredded paper nests, they’re as cute as can be! […]

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-7088 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:28:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-7088 THank you so much, Debs! You are awesome! I’ll pop over. :)

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Comment on meat tray mosaics by mosaic project for kids - styrofoam produce trays and acrylics http://happyhooligans.ca/meat-tray-mosaics/#comment-7087 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:03:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3266#comment-7087 […] want to share another mosaic projectfor preschoolers with you. Did you see our 3-D Mosaic Structures last week? Well, today, the […]

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by Debs http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-7086 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:19:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-7086 Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tots. I’ve featured this gorgeous activity this week :)

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by hodgepodgecraft http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7085 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:00:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7085 These are lovely! And the stamps would make great wrapping paper too :)
Thanks for sharing at #Pintorials

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Anna http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7084 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:17:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7084 I love the idea of working with corks, these look great!

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Comment on homemade name puzzle by name puzzle - happy hooligans - wallpaper samples and cardboard http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-homemade-name-puzzle/#comment-7083 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:06:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1116#comment-7083 […] September, I make these easy homemade name puzzles for kids in my daycare. Playing with their name puzzles is a great way for the preschoolers to […]

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by paper towel butterflies - 3 easy butterflies for kids to make http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-7082 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:06:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-7082 […] Button Flowers Tissue Paper Butterflies Rainbow Collages Colourful Tissue Paper Wreath Fishy Fridge Magnets Paper Plate Rocking […]

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by Rainbow Activities and St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids Round Up {Hands On Play Party} | Little Bins for Little Hands http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-7081 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:39:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-7081 […] Rainbow Collagefrom Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Kai http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7080 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:48:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7080 Thanks, Jackie. A great little Easter gift for my boys’ teachers! And we’ve got LOOOOOOAAAAAADS of wine corks- and proud of it!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons - an adorable spring craft http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7079 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:08:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7079 […] Rainbow Rice for Sensory Play […]

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by laughingkidslearn http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7078 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:29:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7078 Oh WOW! These are so gorgeous. You are such a clever clogs Jackie. ;)

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Comment on 10 Christmas Crafts for Kids – cute and easy homemade ornaments by Christmas crafts for kids - easy homemade ornaments - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-crafts/#comment-7077 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:21:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=249#comment-7077 […] you’re looking for ideas forhomemade Christmas ornaments, you’ve come to the right place! Here are12 easy Christmas crafts for kidsto make. […]

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7076 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:28:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7076 I know! And it’s crazy! Corks and buttons! How can they be THAT cute?!

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Jen http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7075 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:15:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7075 Haha, I am! I can’t stop staring at them lol. I can only imagine how you must feel!

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7074 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:09:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7074 Haha! Thanks, Katie! I was pretty excited about these too! So glad you like them!

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7073 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:08:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7073 Hehee! You sound as excited as I was yesterday when I made them, Jen!

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Jen http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7072 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:07:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7072 Yup! Just gorgeous. What mama wouldn’t want flower like this made by their little ones? Perfect Jackie :) I can’t wait to make some myself with my little guy. Brilliant. Sharing all over. Oh, can I just say brilliant again ;)

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Comment on Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons by Katie @ Preschool Inspirations http://happyhooligans.ca/stamped-flower-craft-corks-and-buttons/#comment-7071 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:19:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13526#comment-7071 These are so gorgeous and creative! You are for sure the “craft queen”!

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons - an adorable spring craft http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-7070 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:47:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-7070 […] Rainbow Collages […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7069 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:13:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7069 I agree, it would be challenging to have a group that large playing at the bin. What about splitting it into two bins so 3 or 4 children could gather around each bin? I generally like to do our rice bins outside, and even then, I place a large plastic table cloth under the bin so all the loose rice can be tipped back into the bin when they’re done.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Siu yeung http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7068 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:58:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7068 Tried giving the toddlers rice to pour in to a funnel to learn pouring, how the funnel work etc but they were more interested in feeling the rice, pick them up and spill them all over the play area outside. I just want them to have fun but I’m wondering how to allow 8-10 toddlers to play with rice with out it getting out of hand. I was going to try to colour the rice next time but it was too messy.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7067 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:22:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7067 Thank you for your reply. It does make sense that they engage more around others their age or similar. She does play longer at play dates. I will try some water play. Thanks again.

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Comment on Pringles Can and Paint Swatch Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by bev http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activity/#comment-7065 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:26:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8405#comment-7065 I just recently started grabbing them for my pre-k class we use them for cutting practice then we craft with them thanks for the game ideas

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-7064 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:36:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-7064 Yay for spring! It’s been such a long winter, hasn’t it, Sally? The snow is starting to melt here, but we have a LOT to get rid of! Hope you have fun painting yours! I’m so glad we’ve helped you entertain your hooligans with our ideas, Sally!

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by Sally http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-7063 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:52:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-7063 Such a great idea! It is finally nice enough to get outside and play, I will be bringing this to the boys I nanny! They will love it! Our snow is melting so I think it’s a great last hoorah before it all goes away and we welcome spring! Love your site – have been using so many great ideas for all the kids i watch in my neighborhood.

Thank you for sharing these amazing ideas they have helped me on so many frustrating and boring days!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7062 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:16:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7062 She’s still very young to expect her to play for long periods of time with anything – particularly if she’s the only child playing. In a group setting, the young ones are more likely to stay engaged longer than they normally would because they’re interacting and following the older ones, whose attention spans are longer. What about water play, Melissa? A bin filled with some scoops, funnels and containers. A turkey baster, a sponge etc. Even a doll to bathe. Water seems to fascinate my youngest ones the most.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7061 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:38:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7061 I love your ideas and tried several of them. However, my daughter interest does not last for more than 10 to 20 mins. unlike all others i hear about playing for an hour. She is almost 2.5. Any ideas how to keep her interest longer? It is like this with sensory bins and art projects.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Snowy sensory bin - Bring the snow indoors for a "Diamond Dig"! http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7060 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 13:50:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7060 […] Blue Sea Bin Polly Pool Party Dinosaur Sensory bin Dino Dig Cloud Dough Fairy […]

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Comment on Sensory Play on a Mirror by jan http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-play-mirror/#comment-7058 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:50:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11152#comment-7058 Great idea, I have a class of pmld pupils in early years that I teach for messy play, tgey are going to love this. Thanks xxx

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Sara http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-7057 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:21:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-7057 That’s a clever idea! Now to go dig out the old markers we have in storage. Thank you!

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by garden soup - awesome water play activity for toddlers/preschoolers http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7056 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:58:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7056 […] Dinosaur Bin – a prehistoric water bin […]

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Comment on Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin by garden soup - awesome outdoor activity for toddlers and preschoolers http://happyhooligans.ca/water-play-bin/#comment-7055 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:38:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3555#comment-7055 […] Deep Blue Sea Bin – a water bin with sea animals […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7054 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:00:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7054 Interesting. Like I said – this is a concern that I’ve not heard before. When you say “dirt” do you mean mud and actual dirt? Or are you talking about food stains? Paint and marker stains? How “dirty” are the clothes to begin with. If they’re very soiled, you might add an extra half cup of the washing soda as a laundry booster. I do that from time to time if I have something that’s quite soiled i.e. someone spills spaghetti or coffee on a shirt, but quite honestly, when it comes to regular laundry, I’ve never had a problem getting my clothes clean with this detergent. Hopefully it all works out for you. :)

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Comment on Rainbow Water Play Activity – colour mixing in the back yard by baby bath station: water play for toddlers - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water/#comment-7053 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:08:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1264#comment-7053 […] Water play activitiesare always a hit here in my home daycare. In particular, baby care stations are a favourite among the toddlers and preschoolers. […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Moky http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-7052 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:35:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-7052 I’m vegan and both the Ivory and the Fels Naptha have sodium tallowate in the ingredients (made from animal fat) so I won’t use them, instead I used Marseille soap (in bar). Works just the same and it’s completely cruelty free!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Stacy @ Life on Three Sides http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7051 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:45:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7051 It’s the look. It doesn’t quite get it all the way clean Sometimes we have to run the load twice to get all the dirt out, that kind of thing. They smell great. =) I’ll just keep working with it.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7049 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:50:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7049 Hmmm, what’s making it “feel” like your clothes aren’t coming clean, Stacy? Do they *look* clean? If you scroll through the comment thread, you’ll see that yours is not a concern I’ve heard before. I’m not really sure what to suggest. If your clothes look clean and smell clean, it’s hard to determine what might be causing you to feel that they’re actually not. I’ve never used Fels Naptha as we can’t get it here, but many people love using that. I’ve also hear that you can use Sunlight bar soap instead of the Ivory.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Stacy @ Life on Three Sides http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7048 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:26:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7048 Do you know if there is an effectiveness difference between Ivory and Fels Naptha? I LOVE this idea and have used your recipe (with Fels) for a few weeks now. I do feel like the clothes don’t quite come as clean, so I upped the detergent-to-water ratio when I mix in my jug to 63%/35% to make it more concentrated, but it still feels like the clothes aren’t coming quite as clean. Any suggestions?

(Side note, I think the laundry comes out with this really light fresh clean smell, and it is wonderful– I also use vinegar as a softener and not smell additives, so it’s all from this recipe mix. =) )

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Comment on Handy tip to keep a diaper on at nap time! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7047 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:22:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7047 It’s the safety pin holding the zipper to the fabric that seems to do the trick, Ashley.

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by Renae http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7044 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:28:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7044 These are good ideas. My daughter loves to cut. We’ll have to try these out!

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Comment on Handy tip to keep a diaper on at nap time! by anna http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7042 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:22:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7042 Didn’t work with the twins…..they helped each other out of the nannies! LOL

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Comment on Handy tip to keep a diaper on at nap time! by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7041 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:17:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7041 Hahahaha…we used to do this with my oldest when she was around 18 months because she constantly took all her clothes off. Only worked about a week before she found a way out of it too! Little Houdini child! I am lucky I haven’t had to use this with any of my others!

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7040 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:48:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7040 I’ve heard from a couple of people who say theirs didn’t appear frosted. If it’s not the glue, I really don’t know what would cause the different outcome. Are they still quite pretty, Sarmara?

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by 32 Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas - How Wee Learn http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-7039 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-7039 […] and big kids! Don’t have watercolors on hand? Check out this awesome way to make your own Homemade Watercolors from Happy […]

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Comment on Pasta and Playdough for Fine Motor Development by Sue http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-development-playdough-pasta/#comment-7038 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:02:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13420#comment-7038 I love this idea! I would never have thought of putting pony beads and pasta together! You do think out of the box! I feel like rushing off setting it up for my Pre primarys i will have next week! I think they would enjoy it as well
Thanks for sharing
Sue

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by Samara http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7037 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:22:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7037 They are completely see through but have a blue tint. I also used the elmer’s school glue.

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Comment on “Diamond Dig” – A Snowy Sensory Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diamond-dig-snowy-sensory-bin/#comment-7036 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:12:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13336#comment-7036 Isn’t it amazing how a new venue or a change of scenery can put such an exciting spin on an old idea? Like you said – they’re surrounded by snow outside, but bring it inside, and it’s a whole new ballgame!

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Comment on Christmas village sensory bin by Month-by-Month Sensory Bins http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-village-sensory-bin/#comment-7035 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:34:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1853#comment-7035 […] Christmas Village […]

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Comment on “Diamond Dig” – A Snowy Sensory Bin by Debbie http://happyhooligans.ca/diamond-dig-snowy-sensory-bin/#comment-7034 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:31:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13336#comment-7034 It sure has been a long cold winter. Just recently I brought our water table in the house and filled it with snow. I have to say I totally underestimated the interest the kids would have in it. I thought with all the snow we have to play in outside, what really would be the difference. But they loved it. They were so engrossed in play that there was total silence for half an hour. That’s pretty unheard of around here. Love the idea of hunting for gems. Will definitely try that.

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Comment on Toddler Art: Paper Towels and (homemade) Liquid Watercolours by Erin - The Usual Mayhem http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-art-paper-towels-liquid-watercolours/#comment-7033 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:53:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13395#comment-7033 You know, I don’t think we ever tried this one….at least not intentionally :) Thanks for sharing; I know what we’ll be doing later today!

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7032 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:41:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7032 Unfortunately, no, Beverly. I’m afraid the glue and food colouring would wash away.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Debra http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7031 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:33:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7031 I thought of using a bit of glue in the recipe. I wonder if that would help. Also, I might just try the mod podge for a shiny seal!

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Kate Williams http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7030 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:10:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7030 What a great idea! I’ve made my son an apron from an old tea towel before but I love this :) thanks for taking part in Tuesday Tutorials

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Ruth's all sorts http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7029 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:11:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7029 Great idea! I recently made a pair of jeans for my 3 yr old from an old pair of my jeans. This would go down well with him too. I found you through #pintorials on Tuesday tutorials at crafts on sea :)

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by beverly http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7028 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:17:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7028 can you wash these after done

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-7027 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:32:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-7027 Bobbins! You can call your mindees bobbins. Like for sewing.

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Let kids be kids http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-7026 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:41:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-7026 Great ideas. I love the look of that paint :)

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Comment on Cake Pops! by Melody Hon http://happyhooligans.ca/cake-pops/#comment-7025 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:01:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=804#comment-7025 Can’t believe they are pop cakes. Simply looks adorable and lovely. Am sure all children will love it!

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Comment on coffee shop activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-shop-activity/#comment-7024 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:03:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9736#comment-7024 Heehee! I think yours is one of my favourite comments ever! Blessings to you!

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Debs http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-7023 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:58:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-7023 I love, love, love this! Thanks for linking this post to Tuesday Tots. Im featuring it this week :)

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Mars M. http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-7022 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:22:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-7022 Hi, Jackie! I’m so thrilled to have found your site! And this activity–I must try this soon! Thank you!

Mars M.
http://www.montessoriinmars.blogspot.com

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Kate http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-7021 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:05:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-7021 I love this, as I’ve been wanting to buy a full set of liquid watercolors but holding off because of the price. Will definitely try this first!

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Comment on coffee shop activity by BLESS School Japan http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-shop-activity/#comment-7020 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:58:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9736#comment-7020 its one of the best idea I’ve never done that.Soaping water looks whippen cream and sand water looks coffee. That’s I never realised it.You are so great idea maker.Crap crap crap

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-7019 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:20:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-7019 Yep! I’m in Canada too, and we’ve been having sub zero temps for weeks now. Hasn’t this winter been something, Marilyn?

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7018 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:19:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7018 Good point, Shannon. That can be so frustrating.

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Marilyn Kok http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-7017 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:09:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-7017 Will the birds eat the blueberries once they are frozen? We live in Canada so the berries will absolutely freeze.

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by Shannon http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7016 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:31:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7016 I think it’s important to note that the scissors should be good enough quality that they actually cut. I have seen many people buy plastic scissors that look safer but take advanced skill to actually cut anything. It causes frustration, and improper use of them and that can be more dangerous that buying a quality pair of child size scissors to begin with.

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Karen W http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-7014 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:10:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-7014 What fun activities for little ones. i love the craft foam in a bowl idea, the silk scarf and the orange in a tray activity. I am wondering where you would get a whole bunch of corks like that.
I would love if you could stop by and share on Toddler Idea Tuesday!
http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2014/02/toddler-ideas-tuesday-february-25th-2014.html
Have a great evening.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Kidz | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-7013 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:32:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-7013 […] homemade watercolour paints – easy recipe, great homemade kid's paints […]

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Snowy sensory bin - Bring the snow indoors for a "Diamond Dig"! http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7012 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:19:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7012 […] Blue Sea Bin Polly Pool Party Dinosaur Sensory bin Dino Dig Cloud Dough Fairy […]

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Comment on Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin by Snowy sensory bin - Bring the snow indoors for a "Diamond Dig"! http://happyhooligans.ca/water-play-bin/#comment-7011 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:18:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3555#comment-7011 […] Deep Blue Sea Bin Polly Pool Party Dinosaur Sensory bin Dino Dig Cloud Dough Fairy Mud […]

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Comment on stained glass art by paper towel art - happy hooligans - colour bleeding - markers & water http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-7010 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 13:54:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-7010 […] Tape Resist Painting […]

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Comment on Paper Bag Tiara – an Enchanting Spring Craft for Little Girls by madhumitha.parthiban http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-tiara/#comment-7009 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 05:54:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8793#comment-7009 it was so awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank u now i have a gift for my sis b’day……….so excited too……………….

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Glue gun project for kids - Mosaic Meat Tray Structures - http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7008 Sat, 01 Mar 2014 13:34:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7008 […] homemade puffy paint! […]

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Comment on Potato Heads in the Snow by Brooke (siayla) http://happyhooligans.ca/potato-heads-in-the-snow/#comment-7007 Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:52:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7771#comment-7007 Love these! Such a sweet and simple idea. Shared here http://siayla.blogspot.ca/2014/02/got-winter-try-these-snow-and-ice.html

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Comment on Meet the Hooligans! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/happy-hooligans/#comment-7006 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:43:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1#comment-7006 Hi, Cheryl. Ours is about 4 feet off the ground. My husband is a builder, so he just “winged” it, so I don’t really know what standard specifications would be. Here’s a link that will show you what’s inside the playhouse:http://happyhooligans.ca/playhouse-makeover-2/ I’m really happy with all that I’ve packed in there. I think it would be neat to have a system of tubing from upstairs to the sandbox that they could speak to each other through, and a pulley system would be neat so they could hoist things up from the sandbox.

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Comment on Meet the Hooligans! by Cheryl http://happyhooligans.ca/happy-hooligans/#comment-7005 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:24:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1#comment-7005 I really enjoy yur blog. I also do home child care in Ontario. So I look forward to yur ideas often. I wanted to ask about your play house. How high is it? I want to make one over the sand box but I am not sure of a height. Also is the any thing specific you love and also something you wish you had included in the play house? I don’t want plastic prefab play house. Or the small super expensive walmart type wooden ones. I am hoping this is the summer to make it

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Comment on cotton-ball ghosties by 13 Crazy Cotton Ball Crafts and Activities for Kids - Kids Activities Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-ball-ghosties/#comment-7004 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:00:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1446#comment-7004 […] love the texture of pulling cotton balls apart. Check out this easy ghosty craft from Happy […]

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Comment on repurposed denim bibs – from old jeans and tee shirts by Rita http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-7003 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:31:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-7003 I just tried it – it was supposed to be a present for a baby-party…. but I wanted to keep it aaaall myself for later when having own children :)

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Vicky @ Mess For Less http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-7002 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:55:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-7002 You are a genius! Seriously, Jackie this is awesome and I am probably way more excited about it than one should be – LOL! I have not wanted to splurge on liquid water colors but this is a great alternative. Thank you!

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Comment on styrofoam structures by Glue gun project for kids - Mosaic Meat Tray Structures - http://happyhooligans.ca/styrofoam-structures/#comment-7001 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:40:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1192#comment-7001 […] the hooligans are making structureswith their styrofoam. Building a structure is a simple way for young children to explore the […]

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Comment on Marbleizing with shaving cream and food colouring by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/marbleized-hearts-with-shaving-cream-and-food-colouring/#comment-7000 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:27:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2530#comment-7000 What a wonderful lesson to teach your granddaughter, Molly. So true! Glad you had fun with this activity!

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Comment on Story Stones by homemade stamps for kids with corks, bottle caps, rocks and blocks http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-6999 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:00:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-6999 […] often use common household items to make our own toys and craft supplies here. It’s a fun way to recycle and it’s a […]

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by winegumsx http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6998 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:17:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6998 This is fantastic! We’ve tried it before but gave up as the colours were so weak, never thought to leave them in so long! Will definitely be trying again now :) x

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Comment on Marbleizing with shaving cream and food colouring by molly http://happyhooligans.ca/marbleized-hearts-with-shaving-cream-and-food-colouring/#comment-6997 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:06:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2530#comment-6997 did this with my 8 year old granddaughter last night, we both had a ball. used heavy watercolor paper and tonight will cut into postcards and she will send some overdue thank-you notes to friends and fam. we discussed how it is NEVER too late to send a thank-you, even if (or especially if) YEARS have gone by … AND that thank you notes are not just for gifts, but for small kindnesses, too. thank you!

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Dizzy http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6996 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:21:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6996 fantastic idea, what a great way to make use of the pens that would otherwise get thrown away. Might be a good way to show colour mixing by putting red and blue pens together to get purple etc.

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Fine Motor Activities and Pinning Party #24 - Teaching Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6995 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:00:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6995 […] Golden Reflections Blog 10 Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlersby Happy Hooligans Cardboard Drop Boxby Happy Hooligans Water Dropper Practiceby Tutus and Tea […]

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Hannah Johansson http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6994 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:03:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6994 Wow wow wow! The kid in me is super excited! lol! I’m definitely going to try this out for the super kids at my home day care. They will be so excited to do this technique as they love colors!

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Fine Motor Activities & Toddler & Preschool Pinning Party #24 - The Chaos and the Clutter http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6993 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:23:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6993 […] Golden Reflections Blog 10 Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlersby Happy Hooligans Cardboard Drop Boxby Happy Hooligans Water Dropper Practiceby Tutus and Tea […]

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Comment on painting rainbows by The ultimate list of St. Patrick's Day crafts and activities {Weekly Kids' Co-op} » Gift of Curiosity http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-rainbows/#comment-6992 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:01:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2725#comment-6992 […] Painting rainbowsfrom Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by childcentralstation http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6991 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:44:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6991 We’ve been doing this for years too :). I even recycle the caps and the body of the markers! I started out using just the markers dipped in the water, now I pull them apart immediately and add the insides to our jars. We seem to have a continuous supply! It also dyes wood beautifully :).

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6990 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:42:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6990 I’ve heard those that say yes, and those that say now, Sarah. I can’t say one way or the other, as I’ve never used it for diapers.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6989 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:41:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6989 I use the vinegar as a substitute for rubbing alcohol. I’ve read that some people use hand sanitizer, and I’ve heard that some don’t bother adding anything to set the colour, but you might run into the colour coming off on your hands. I can’t guarantee whether you will or not, but I add the vinegar so it doesn’t happen to us.

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6988 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:40:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6988 The koolaid is a great idea, Rita! That would smell so good!

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Joanne http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6987 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:24:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6987 Great idea! One question though, will it work if the markers aren’t dried out before we start?

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Ginny http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6986 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:24:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6986 Love it!

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Rita Neve http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6985 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:23:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6985 Jackie I have been doing this all school year. Yesterday we added an off-brand kool aid packet in the appropriate color to each jar of paint. We got more vivid colors and scent.

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Lauren http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6984 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:03:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6984 I love the extra step! We’ve made watercolors with the markers, but they weren’t as bright as I’d like. We’ll be trying this soon as we have a ton of dried out markers!

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Marilyn Kok http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6983 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:17:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6983 You are a genius. Recycle, reuse experiment, awesome. Congratulations smart lady.. ?? It.

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Kristin http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6982 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:54:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6982 Can’t wait to give this a try, thanks so much for all your hard work posting and sharing! You are so inspiring :-)

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-6981 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:25:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-6981 Adorable! Bet the birds love them too! You were featured on Mom’s Library this week!

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Sue Agnew http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6980 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:05:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6980 What a great idea, excited to find old pens & have a go ! Great money saving new idea to try at Topcliffe Playgroup – THANK YOU & keep those ideas coming x

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by laughingkidslearn http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-6979 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:56:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-6979 You are so clever Jackie! Great post! :D

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Vibrant homemade liquid watercolor paint for kids - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6978 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:37:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6978 […] homemade watercolours […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by meia http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6977 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:46:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6977 is it okay not to put vinegar? what does the vinegar help with? i was just wondering is there a substitute for it?

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by pschooltoolbox http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6976 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:03:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6976 Jackie – thanks so much for sharing these today! I know our kids will have a blast! SO FUN!!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6975 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:11:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6975 Unless your baby has a sensitivity to any of the three ingredients, yes, it’s much safer as there are no chemicals in this detergent like there are in commercial brands.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6974 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:11:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6974 Do you know if this is OK to use for cloth diapers?

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Comment on Colour Wheel for Kids – a Paper Plate Craft by JayNine http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-wheel/#comment-6973 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:39:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13152#comment-6973 I love this Jackie! Very colorful for these dull days. We have been lucky here in Ontario, Canada cuz we’ve seen a lot of the sun through this long frigid winter. Anyway, I love your website here & creative inspiration, thank you!!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Don't Throw That Away - Uses for Laundry Detergent Containers | camp greta http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-6972 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:00:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-6972 […] looking for a liquid recipe to put in a container with a handle or spigot, check out this recipe and tutorial. Other than being able to reuse containers, two huge benefits of making your own laundry detergent […]

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by 10 Budget-Friendly Games for Kids | Dollar Store Mom Frugal Fun – Crafts for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-6971 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:00:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-6971 […] Make a Water or Sand Wall – Use containers from your recycle bin and your own patio furniture to make a temporary water […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Cloud Dough | The Caffeinated Pinner http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6970 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:24:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6970 […] Pintrest Link […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Erica Guindon http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6969 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:29:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6969 I have been wanting to try homeade detergent. Is it safe for babies?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Irmie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6968 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:15:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6968 Wondering if anyone with very hard water has tried this out? Our water is so tough on our appliances. I have to to vinegar runs in the washing machine (just vinegar, no clothes) a couple times a year and we still get tough build up. Curious to see if people with the hard rural water (and no water softener or UV machines) have tried it!

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by I Spy Bottles - rainbow "discovery bottles" for play - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6967 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:29:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6967 […] Cardboard Drop Box […]

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by I Spy Bottles - rainbow "discovery bottles" for play - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-6966 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:28:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-6966 […] Homemade Light Box […]

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Comment on Sensory Play on a Mirror by thequiverfull http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-play-mirror/#comment-6965 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:26:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11152#comment-6965 Loved this so much! I have sent it to a teacher friend! I can’t wait to get into a classroom and try it out! That is the down side of Relief teaching! I might set it up for my friend’s children in the meantime! Glad I found you!
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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by Mom 4 a Difference http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-6964 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:39:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-6964 Thanks! I’ll check our Dollar Tree to see if they have them.

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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-6963 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:05:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-6963 I’ve had that one for years and years, so I can’t remember where I got it, but our Dollar stores here carry lots of colourful plastic trays.

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by St. Patrick's Day Inspiration | Crafts, Decor & Food | Create&CaptureCreate&Capture http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-6962 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:30:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-6962 […] out their idea for rainbow water for a colorful surprise for your family on St. Patrick’s […]

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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by Mom 4 a Difference http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-6961 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:33:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-6961 So cute and incredibly colorful. I know my little guy will love this! Can’t wait to try it. One question though – where did you get the colorful cafeteria-like tray to work off of? I keep seeing them on blogs but can’t seem to find them. Thanks!

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Comment on Easter Egg Craft for Kids – a pretty foil and tissue egg ornament by Easter egg garland - happy hooligans - painting with golf balls http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-6960 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:28:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-6960 […] TIn foil Tissue Eggs […]

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an easy Easter craft for kids by Easter egg garland - happy hooligans - painting with golf balls http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-6959 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:28:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-6959 […] Toilet Roll Chicks […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Kids by Easter egg garland - happy hooligans - painting with golf balls http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-6958 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:26:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-6958 […] Tissue Paper Easter Wreath […]

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Comment on Ice Painting Activity by Deceptively Educational http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-painting-activity/#comment-6957 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:43:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13021#comment-6957 That looks like SO much fun!! Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky Party!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an easy Easter craft for kids by easter wreath with crumpled, coloured tissue paper - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-6956 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 01:17:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-6956 […] Toilet Paper Roll Easter Chicks […]

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Comment on Easter Egg Craft for Kids – a pretty foil and tissue egg ornament by easter wreath with crumpled, coloured tissue paper - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-6955 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 01:14:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-6955 […] Tissue paper is one of my favourite kids’ craft materials. It’s inexpensive, vibrant and versatile, and it’s perfect for making a fluffy, colourful holiday wreath or a sweet Easter decoration. […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Kids by Toilet Roll Easter Chicks - an Easter craft for kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-6954 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:20:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-6954 […] Tissue Paper Easter Wreath […]

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Comment on Easter Craft for Kids: Marbleized Egg Garland by Toilet Roll Easter Chicks - an Easter craft for kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-egg-garland-painted-with-golf-balls/#comment-6953 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:18:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3112#comment-6953 […] Marbleized Easter Egg Garlands […]

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by Catherine nixon http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-6952 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:30:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-6952 Inspiring. Ice is new way forward!

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Catherine nixon http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-6951 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:27:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-6951 It’s perfect, can’t wait to try out with the children

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Tryhonesty74 http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6950 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:50:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6950 I used to work in a petstore years ago. When i got bored I would take the paper towels and wrap them up, much like you would a shirt your tyedyeing, and dip them in puddles of water with marker ink in them and tye dye them like this, then write notes to my coworkers on them when they dried.

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Rebecca http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-6949 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:34:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-6949 This is such a fun way to learn to do buttons.

I have featured this on The Sunday Showcase: http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2014/02/23/prepare-for-school.html

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Sara http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6948 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:16:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6948 I love it! I would use the shreds as potpourri. Get a scented spray or make your own!

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – gorgeous gifts for kids to make and give! by How to make a child's apron from your old jeans -Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-6947 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:44:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-6947 […] vibrant paper mache bowls […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by How to make a child's apron from your old jeans -Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6946 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:39:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6946 […] cloud dough […]

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Comment on Creative Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-play-dough-activity/#comment-6945 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:13:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13191#comment-6945 Congratulations, Sandra! That is fantastic!! Good for you for rolling up your sleeves, and doing what you had to do to get your business running at full tilt! Proof, once again, that when we do what’s required of us at our end, the Universe will take care of the rest: “if you build it, they will come”. Oooh, I have goosebumps just thinking about it! Well done, Sandra. I’m so thrilled to know that in some small way, I’ve played a part in your success! Best wishes for your continued prosperity! xx

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Comment on Creative Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head by Sandra Bevins http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-play-dough-activity/#comment-6944 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:28:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13191#comment-6944 Hello Jackie, I would just like to say that the ideas you have come up with have helped me so much in my business. I moved from a town to a village in England and as such found it very hard to get my day care business going again. Then I found your site and I started to use and advertise the crafts and activities I could provide for the children. I even set them up, took photos and used them on my face book site, I made them and took them to local toddler groups for messy play as my contribution. Now I would just like to say a massive thankyou. All that work paid off and now I am well know in the area and full once again. Thank You Very Very Much xxxxxxx

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Comment on Creative Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head by Angelia http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-play-dough-activity/#comment-6943 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:24:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13191#comment-6943 Whoa!!!! Am blown away by this combi! Am so gonna try them!! I am a mr & mrs potato head fan myself! Thanks for this added dimension of creative fum!

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-6942 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:58:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-6942 […] Dyed Pasta […]

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Comment on Creative Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head by Shirin http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-play-dough-activity/#comment-6941 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:23:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13191#comment-6941 Brilliant, Jackie. As always. I am doing this tomorrow with the kids. Too bad they are in bed already. :) Thank you very much.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6940 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:23:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6940 […] Rainbow Rice […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6939 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:22:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6939 […] Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6938 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:21:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6938 […] homemade watercolours […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6937 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:20:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6937 […] homemade puffy paint! […]

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Comment on rainbow playdough by Homemade Play Dough Activity with Mr. Potato Head http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-6936 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:20:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-6936 […] Homemade Play dough is a classic activity for kids. We almost always have several batches on hand here in my daycare; the hooligans never tire of it. I like to come up with fun and creative ways to play with play dough, like our candy shop, ice cream shopand cookie decoration station. […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Tracy http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-6935 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 23:50:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-6935 I love rice in a sensory tub. I have 2 different Kindy groups. One group played with it so quietly and spent ages tipping, filling, wriggling their fingers in it and there was very little mess. The next day it was from one end of the room to the other. haha. Children are so different.

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Comment on easy glass ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/clear-glass-christmas-balls/#comment-6934 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:04:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1797#comment-6934 I think you’d have a hard time getting the lid to be leak-proof, Ross. It’s quite a flimsy, light-weight little foil thing.

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Comment on easy glass ornaments by Ross Farquhar http://happyhooligans.ca/clear-glass-christmas-balls/#comment-6933 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:09:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1797#comment-6933 Could you fill the ornaments with colored water???

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6932 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:40:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6932 Yes, very easily, Susen, with a cloth, paper towel or rag.

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Comment on Homemade Paper Dolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paper-dolls/#comment-6931 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:39:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11926#comment-6931 Thanks, Deirdre! x

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by rainbow rice - happy hooligans - dying rice - how to colour rice http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-6930 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:47:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-6930 […] if you love this easy process for colouring rice for play, you’ll love our easy dyed pasta […]

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Comment on Homemade Paper Dolls by JDaniel4's Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paper-dolls/#comment-6929 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:57:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11926#comment-6929 These are super cute! I have pinned this post to the Better Homes and Gardens board.

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Karen http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6928 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 06:24:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6928 i didn’t read previous posts, but I was thinking paper mach…but placing mix first and just laying these over top of it….you could make a beautiful piata!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Colour Wheel Craft for Kids - crafting with paper plates and paint http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6927 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:48:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6927 […] Rainbow Rice […]

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Comment on cotton-ball ghosties by painted ghost craft - happy hooligans - stamping with sponges and corks http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-ball-ghosties/#comment-6926 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 03:35:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1446#comment-6926 […] Cotton Ball Ghosties […]

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by DIY light box play ideas - common household items for light box play http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-6925 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:42:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-6925 […] that I’ve shown you a super-easy and inexpensive way to makea DIY light box, you’re probably looking for some DIYlight box play […]

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Comment on Easter Craft for Kids: Toilet Roll “Peeps” by Linda leaf http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-peeps/#comment-6924 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:29:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7998#comment-6924 Really good idea will use this in my nursery

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Comment on coloured ice in the snow by 5 Winter Activities to Get Your Kids Outside! | Delta's Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-cubes/#comment-6923 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:58:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2450#comment-6923 […] Freeze a few trays of coloured ice cubes for your children to play with in the snow! http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-cubes/ […]

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Susen http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6922 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:22:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6922 I’ve been seeing more and more activities with mirrors and can’t wait to try! I like the idea of dry erase markers too,especially since we have lots of them around here! Do the dry erase markers wipe easily off of the mirrors?

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Comment on About Me by Aya Qudus http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6921 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:39:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6921 hi..I’m a single mom with 3kids..and I love to read your blog.It’s a wonderful ideas you have that I can practice at my home.Happy to see you here,Jackie!Regards from Indonesia.

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Comment on Easter Craft for Kids: Marbleized Egg Garland by toilet roll peeps - happy hooligans - Easter chick and nest craft http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-egg-garland-painted-with-golf-balls/#comment-6920 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:18:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3112#comment-6920 […] Marbleized Easter Egg Garland […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Colour Wheel Craft for Kids - crafting with paper plates and paint http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6919 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:59:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6919 […] homemade watercolours […]

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by Amber L. http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-6918 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:31:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-6918 Awesome idea! Those light tables and boxes are expensive.

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Comment on Coloured Coffee Filter Snowflakes by sonia amorim http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-coffee-filter-snowflakes/#comment-6917 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:18:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12602#comment-6917 SUPER CRIATIVO E AO MESMO TEMPO DE GRANDE AJUDA. ADOREI!
PODE MANDAR MAIS ATIVIDADES INTERESSANTES, ESTOU AQUI PAR SEGUI-LOS.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by JayNine http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6916 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:24:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6916 excellent for name/letter recognition! I know my 4 year old will love this too as she will demand trying the glue tracing herself! thank you ;D

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Comment on Story Stones by Clarissa Hooper http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-6915 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:36:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-6915 This is such a great idea to use stickers to create story stones! I’ve always wanted to make them, and using stickers is just so much easier than painting them!

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Comment on Waterworks – a fantastic water play activity for kids by Payal Shah http://happyhooligans.ca/waterworks/#comment-6914 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:33:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3655#comment-6914 Its an awsome fun with funnels n other water play props..I did it with my school kids…they had a blast..

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Comment on rainbow playdough by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-6913 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 04:16:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-6913 I think this might be an old tupperware tray, Emily. I always see lots of sectioned trays at second-hand shops, and you can find lots of really pretty ones at the dollar store.

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by Colour Wheel for toddlers - crafting with paper plates and paint http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-6912 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 04:06:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-6912 […] of dreary, grey skies, I start to yearn for colourful crafts like ourrainbow wind chimes and rainbow collages. Yesterday we made this vibrantColour Wheel craft! It was a beautiful way to teach the […]

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Comment on rainbow playdough by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-6911 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:10:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-6911 Where can I get a tray like that? Thanks!!

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Comment on painting rainbows by rainbow ice cubes - happy hooligans - fun drink for St. Patrick's Day http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-rainbows/#comment-6910 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:13:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2725#comment-6910 […] painting rainbows […]

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Comment on rainbow playdough by rainbow ice cubes - happy hooligans - fun drink for St. Patrick's Day http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-6909 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:13:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-6909 […] rainbow playdough […]

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Comment on Rainbow Water Play Activity – colour mixing in the back yard by rainbow ice cubes - happy hooligans - fun drink for St. Patrick's Day http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water/#comment-6908 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:30:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1264#comment-6908 […] I thought it would be fun to prepare some rainbow waterfor my boys. Not to be mistaken with our rainbow water activity, this one is a a fun, little St. Patrick’s Day drink for my […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by rainbow ice cubes - happy hooligans - fun drink for St. Patrick's Day http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6907 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:29:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6907 […] rainbow rice […]

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by rainbow ice cubes - happy hooligans - fun drink for St. Patrick's Day http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-6906 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:25:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-6906 […] rainbow collage […]

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by Homemade Puzzles for toddlers with wooden building blocks http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-6905 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:09:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-6905 […] homemade puzzles here in my daycare. We’ve had quite a few over the years: name puzzles, toy puzzles and puzzles made from cereal boxes. Today I came up with this building block puzzle when I was […]

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Comment on 6 Ways to Make Homemade Stamps for Kids by Shannon Beckles-Rahming http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-stampers/#comment-6904 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:43:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7973#comment-6904 Very nice. I love these crafts ideas. You’re awesome!!! :)

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Danya Banya http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6903 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:33:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6903 I just ADORE this idea!

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Comment on Easter Craft for Kids: Marbleized Egg Garland by Easter Crafts for Kids - Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-egg-garland-painted-with-golf-balls/#comment-6902 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:55:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3112#comment-6902 […] Marbleized Egg Garlands […]

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Comment on Easter Egg Craft for Kids – a pretty foil and tissue egg ornament by Easter Crafts for Kids - Cardboard Roll Easter Bunnies - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-6901 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:51:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-6901 […] age children. The kids have been making finger puppets,adorable chicks, simple wreaths and decorations. Today we made these easy Cardboard Roll Easter Bunnieswith a few simple […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Kids by Easter Craft for Kids - Cardboard Roll Easter Bunnies - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-6900 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:46:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-6900 […] toddlers and preschool age children. The kids have been making finger puppets,adorable chicks, simple wreaths and decorations. Today we made these easy Cardboard Roll Easter Bunnieswith a few simple […]

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an easy Easter craft for kids by Easter Craft for Kids - Cardboard Roll Easter Bunnies - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-6899 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:46:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-6899 […] Easter crafts for toddlers and preschool age children. The kids have been making finger puppets,adorable chicks, simple wreaths and decorations. Today we made these easy Cardboard Roll Easter Bunnieswith a […]

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Debs http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6898 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 02:59:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6898 Hi Jackie, thanks for linking this useful post to Tuesday Tots. Just letting you know I’m featuring it this week. :)

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Comment on 6 Ways to Make Homemade Stamps for Kids by Donna http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-stampers/#comment-6897 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 01:58:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7973#comment-6897 Love! We also cut shapes from sponges and glue them on to make slightly bigger stamps. You can pour paint on to a paper towel and make a stamp pad too!

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by Sabbie http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-6896 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:46:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-6896 What food color did u use? I think the opaque thing has something to do with the gel-based clor. Elmers glue dries clear

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by candi http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6895 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:25:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6895 powder tempra paint also works. mix it in the the flower to add color then mix in the oil.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by homemade stamps made with common, household items - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6894 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:00:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6894 […] homemade watercolours […]

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Comment on Puffy Paint Valentines by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/puffy-paint-valentines/#comment-6893 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:07:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13004#comment-6893 This sounds like a fun!

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Comment on Toddler Art with Items Found in Nature: Nature Faces by katia http://happyhooligans.ca/nature-faces/#comment-6892 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:16:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3512#comment-6892 How wonderful, amazing ideas! thank you!

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6891 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:46:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6891 Just to store the bits in while they’re playing, Andrea.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6890 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:45:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6890 Yay! Doesn’t it go a long way?! So glad you were happy with it, Debbie! Major savings, right?

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-6889 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:45:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-6889 I’m pretty sure any kind would be fine.

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6888 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:43:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6888 Yay! Yes, isn’t this just the best? The blankets are my favourite go-to gift whenever anyone’s having a baby! So glad you’re happy with yours, Katie!

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Comment on Snowman Activity Tray by Laura Hutchison http://happyhooligans.ca/build-snowman-activity-tray/#comment-6887 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:37:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12199#comment-6887 How fun! My daughter will LOVE this simple activity!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Katie http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6886 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:12:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6886 Made 4 of these today for my cousin. This we’ll certainly be part of every baby shower gift I give from now on!

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Wondering What We Did Today? http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-6885 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:50:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-6885 Cute! We tried this a few weeks ago!

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6884 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:01:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6884 Haven’t stopped making coloured ice cubes since I saw this. When inside, my DS enjoys using tongs to transfer them from the sink to a container.

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Comment on Homemade Puzzles for Toddlers by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puzzles/#comment-6883 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:58:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12638#comment-6883 Thank you for this idea! I used the top of a frozen pizza box and cut it into “slices”.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by ed http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-6882 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:35:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-6882 What kind of yarn works best

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Debbie F http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6881 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 03:34:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6881 This is the second batch I have made. It worked great and we live in a rural area so there is always dirt. It lasted for 10 months for my family of 3 and that is AFTER I gave away a bunch to friends.

one side note, I did use my immersion blender on the concentrated batch to make it a little more consistent in texture.

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Andrea http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6880 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 03:18:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6880 I don’t know if you already mentioned this but what were the containers put in the box for? To catch the items?

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6879 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 02:19:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6879 Love this! Pinning!

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6878 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:21:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6878 Oh, don’t you worry, Barbara, we’ve done it! It’s fabulous, and I’ll be blogging about it soon!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by paper towel art - happy hooligans - colour bleeding - markers & water http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6877 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:21:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6877 […] homemade watercolours […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by paper towel art - happy hooligans - colour bleeding - markers & water http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6876 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:21:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6876 […] homemade puffy paint! […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by boymamateachermama http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6875 Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:17:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6875 Beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing at After School!

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Comment on stained glass art by homemade watercolour paints - easy recipe, great homemade kid's paints http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-6874 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:17:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-6874 […] Tape Resist Painting […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by homemade watercolour paints - easy recipe, great homemade kid's paints http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6873 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:13:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6873 […] homemade puffy paint! […]

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Barbara http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6872 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:50:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6872 Don’t throw away worn out markers–put them into a baby food jar with a little water and they make beautiful water colors before too long!

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts Valentines Decorations by Puffy Paint Valentines - Homemade Cards and Garlands - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-6871 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:38:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-6871 […] Tinfoil Tissue Paper Hearts […]

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by button snake - toddler toy and fine motor activity - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6870 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 04:26:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6870 […] Cardboard Drop Box […]

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Comment on mitten match-up by button snake - toddler toy and fine motor activity - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/matching-activity/#comment-6869 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 04:25:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2029#comment-6869 […] Mitten Match Up […]

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Comment on stained glass art by stained glass painting - happy hooligans - easy stained glass art http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-6868 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 02:17:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-6868 […] Tape Resist Painting […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by stained glass painting - happy hooligans - easy stained glass art http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6867 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 02:16:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6867 […] homemade puffy paint! […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by stained glass painting - happy hooligans - easy stained glass art http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6866 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 02:14:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6866 […] homemade watercolours […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6865 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:37:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6865 It might, Kelly. I really don’t know. Bear in mind that this is not “quality” paint. It occurred to me when you said you like to add white to your colours that you might be thinking you can use this for some serious art-work. This is really just an inexpensive paint option for young children who go through their art supplies quickly.

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Clarissa Hooper http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6864 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:00:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6864 Oh wow! I think I need to make a trip to the dollar store to find these mirrors! What a great play idea! (also pinning onto my pinterest “Playing with Mirrors” board :)

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6863 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:06:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6863 If you don’t add the food colouring will the paint turn out as white? I love pastel paint and i always mix white with my normal colours…

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Comment on Heart Shaped French Toast by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/heart-shaped-french-toast/#comment-6862 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:51:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13087#comment-6862 Olympic rings! What a great idea!

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Comment on Heart Shaped French Toast by multitestingmom http://happyhooligans.ca/heart-shaped-french-toast/#comment-6861 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:25:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13087#comment-6861 So much fun! We have that often! We had Olympic Ring French Toast last weekend too :)

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Comment on Melting Crayon Art by Anissa "Li'l Bit" Rodriguez http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-6860 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:16:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-6860 Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful, and with crayons, too? WOW

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Helen & Peakles (@peaklepie) http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-6859 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:55:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-6859 Thank you for sharing this lovely activity on We Love Weekends! Peakles and I plan to make these next week! Your post has been featured on this week’s We Love Weekends on Peakle Pie :)

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Comment on rainbow playdough by Valentines Play dough Activity - "The Candy Shop" - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-6858 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:08:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-6858 […] Rainbow Play Dough […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Valentines Play dough Activity - "The Candy Shop" - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6857 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:07:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6857 […] plastic ice crystals. You could also use pony beads, glitter, drinking straws, coloured pasta, coloured rice, tooth picks, craft sticks, birthday candles, craft gems, sea shells the sky is the limit […]

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Valentines Play dough Activity - "The Candy Shop" - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-6856 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:06:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-6856 […] glass beads and plastic ice crystals. You could also use pony beads, glitter, drinking straws, coloured pasta, coloured rice, tooth picks, craft sticks, birthday candles, craft gems, sea shells the sky is […]

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Comment on contact me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6855 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:55:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6855 Diane, here’s the link to my pinboards. You’ll find a visual overview of all of my posts there. There are many ideas for messy play, fine motor play, water activities, sensory activities, engaging activities bins etc. http://www.pinterest.com/happyhooligans/happy-hooligans-posts/

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Comment on contact me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6854 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:36:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6854 Hmmm, all of my projects are either done by individuals or by a very small group of children, Lin. I can’t think of anything off the top of my head that a large group could work on. Have you thought of looking on Pinterest to gather ideas?

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6853 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:32:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6853 The Press n Seal paper is a brilliant idea btw, Jennifer. Great thinking there!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6852 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:31:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6852 So glad it was a hit with your crew, Carol!

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6851 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:57:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6851 What rubber band game are you talking about, Judy?

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6850 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:56:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6850 They didn’t actually *stick* where they overlapped, Jennifer.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Carol Lucas http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6849 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:29:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6849 This was so much fun for my 3 youngest grandchildren and me. The kids ages 22 months, almost 4 and barely 5 all enjoyed attaching the tissue hearts to the contact paper that I had cut into heart shapes also. Thank you! :)

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6848 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:49:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6848 We did this today (we have lots of snow here). But we didn’t have contact paper so we used glad Press n Seal. It worked great but how did you get the hearts to stick were they over lap?

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas….has helped so much with all the snow we have gotten this year!

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Judy http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6847 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:20:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6847 I watch my cousin s son who is 13 months old and he would love all but the rubberband game. At this time he is putting too much in his mouth. I will keep that for late .
Thanks for all your help, Judy

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6846 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:35:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6846 You can do some googling to find out, Lindsey. You might be able to do it in a regular oven, but I’m not sure. I’ve had a follower tell me she’s done it with a hair dryer too.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6845 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:34:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6845 Hi Kathy, the recipe is close to the top of the post. I’ve just made it stand out a little more so it’s easier to spot. :)

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Comment on contact me by Lin McAuley http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6844 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:29:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6844 Hi,
I love your crafts! I teach kindergarten and my principal is going to retire in June. I want to have my class make her a cute retirement gift. I would love to have your ideas sent to me for this important day for my principal.

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Comment on contact me by Diane http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6843 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:23:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6843 Hi Jackie. I absolutely love your site and all of your ideas. I do in home daycare and I have done many of them. Thank-you! I have one little guy (21 months old) who is mildly autistic. He has some sensory issues and it is very hard to get him to do any crafts except to maybe scribble once in a while. Do you have any ideas that might help him out? I just love him so much and would like to make his day full of new and wonderful things. Thank-you so much Jackie for all you do. You are truly an inspiration to us all. God Bless!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Kathy tran http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6842 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:07:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6842 What is the recipe for this? Like how much of what do you use to make a dough?

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Lana http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-6841 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:06:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-6841 Can’t wait to try it with my 19-month old. I think he’s gonna love it. Thanks :)

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Hayley http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6840 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:30:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6840 This is a wonderful list of activities for little ones! I especially like the paint swatch and pringle can activity – so simple, creative, and fun. I am definitely pinning this!

My son, who is 20 months, loves painting with water!

http://minne-mama.blogspot.com/2014/01/water-painting.html

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6839 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6839 Thank you so much, Krissy!

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Comment on Backyard Balancing Activities by Mudpie Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/10-backyard-balancing-activities/#comment-6838 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:59:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9999#comment-6838 This is such a fab post! I love rope play, we haven’t got any set up in our garden yet but I’m sure we will soon. Risky play is so important and you just show how easy it is. Thanks so much for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party :-)

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Comment on Olympic Craft for Toddlers – Tissue Paper Torch by Kim Vij (@EducatorsSpin) http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-torch-craft/#comment-6837 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:03:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13039#comment-6837 This is too cute ! I can imagine them running around the house hosting their own Olympics. Thanks Jackie for sharing on Playful Preschool at The Educators’ Spin On it! I’ve shared it on our Olympic Pinterest Board!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Krissy of B-Inspired Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6836 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:28:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6836 Love this, Jackie. :) I’ll be featuring it on B-Inspired Mama’s Kids Co-Op Link Party tomorrow.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Lindsey http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6834 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:40:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6834 Is there an alternative to rhe microwave? We don’t use one.

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Comment on Puffy Paint Valentines by crayonboxchronicles http://happyhooligans.ca/puffy-paint-valentines/#comment-6833 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:42:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13004#comment-6833 Yes, they are gorgeous! Definitely going to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing Jackie. Pinned.

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Indoor Playtime, Outdoor & Valentine-Inspired | Tales of a Mountain Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-6832 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:41:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-6832 […] an easy bird feeder- and here’s another!Make them heart-shaped and deliver one to a friend or […]

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Suzanne Manser http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6831 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:34:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6831 Love this project. Unfortunately we have rain and flooding in UK at the moment. Wettest winter on record. But great for when it does get cold!

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6829 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:27:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6829 Sounds like your snow was too light and fluffy. A crusty snow works best, or at least a packing snow that has quite a bit of moisture in it. It does require a light touch, but I think the biggest problem was your snow was too fluffy.

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by Jean Gooch http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6827 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:04:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6827 This didn’t work that well for me. I did this activity yesterday and the snow also stuck to the brush. It was frustrating. What are your suggestions for it to work better?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Cloud Dough: Experimenting with Perfection - Lemon Lime Adventures http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6826 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:03:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6826 […] to my good friends at Tinkerlab, Happy Hooligans, and Meaningful Mama, Cloud Dough SHOULD […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by Jennifer Dawn http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6824 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:42:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6824 These are adorable! Thanks for sharing. (pinning.)

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by Jennifer Dawn http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6823 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:40:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6823 What a fun idea! It looks like they really enjoy it.

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Makeovers & Motherhood http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-6822 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:02:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-6822 I can’t tell you how much I love this! I really appreciate “useful crafts” and my boys will love feeding the birds! (They really enjoyed our last homemade bird feeder, but it was a messy project.) I am featuring this on Makeovers & Motherhood’s Welcome Party Wednesday Link-Up this week! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on contact me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6821 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:47:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6821 Adel, I’ve just written a post about simple activities to do with babies and toddlers. Here is the link: http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/. At your daughter’s age, it’s not as important to provide her with “toys” as it is to provide her with simple activities that she can learn from, and that give her the opportunity to develop her muscles, motor control and thinking processes. Very simple instruments like the ones in the post, or wooden spoons, pots and pans, paper to crumple and rip etc. It doesn’t matter to your child whether the item is a “funny toy”. Simple processes will engage her and hold her interest. Just be sure that any items you give her do not post a choking hazard. Here is a link to some homemade toys and games that you might refer to as she grows and develops. http://www.pinterest.com/happyhooligans/homemade-toys-games/

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Comment on Faucet Extender for toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/faucet-extender-for-toddlers/#comment-6820 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:38:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8770#comment-6820 Even with the water on full blast, it does not reach all the way across the sink, Sharon. And assuming your child can’t reach the water flow without this, they wouldn’t be able to turn the water on either, so a parent would be there to turn the water on and off. This just eliminates the need to have to lift your child to reach the water, which (especially in a group setting) can be very hard on the back.

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Comment on Faucet Extender for toddlers by Ramona Fernandes http://happyhooligans.ca/faucet-extender-for-toddlers/#comment-6819 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:19:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8770#comment-6819 I love this product,and the best thing ever is that I can buy it from amazon uk. Thank you
I have 3 boys age 3, 2 and 1 year old and they just love the water but washing hands always been a bit tricky…..

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Jessica Mitchell http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6818 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:32:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6818 I just did the rice coloring project with my 4-year-old, and it was great. So easy! LOVE your blog and SPIRIT.

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Comment on Faucet Extender for toddlers by Sharon Blevins Pilgrim http://happyhooligans.ca/faucet-extender-for-toddlers/#comment-6817 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:48:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8770#comment-6817 It’s great as long as a parent is in there with the kids. I could see mine turning the water on full force and my finding a flooded bathroom. Worse yet, my bathrooms were at the top of the stairs and behind/below the stairs. The twins would have loved to see water running down the stairs like they did when they tried flushing toys to each other ONCE. Landlord = NOT amused.

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Comment on Faucet Extender for toddlers by Lindsay http://happyhooligans.ca/faucet-extender-for-toddlers/#comment-6816 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:34:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8770#comment-6816 Oh we just love all these ideas and I find it therapeutic on my journey raising twins new ideas are always challenging so your helpful hints really are truly appreciated

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Abby http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6815 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:34:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6815 Can I please send my kids to you? I love your ideas!

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Comment on contact me by Adel http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6814 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:42:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6814 Dear Jakie ,form remote Algeria north Africa I dare say your fun & enlightening website is a sight for sore eyes , thanks for the tremendous efforts you put right here .
On a personal note ,right now I am a bit lost with with my 09-month daughter as I wish to provide her with some funny toys and activities that she needs badly right now , whereas she got sued with the same toys at home .
As soon as I step in the house after the working hours , I could feel she missed me by jerking her arms & feet like crazy asking me to play with her . see what I mean , I am at sea and in chapter 11 right now for I can’t afford to buy those costly fancy toys for the time being.
Therefore , would you be kind enough and provide me with some great home-made toys or activites to make her happy.
I appreciate your support Jackie.
Best Regards

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Comment on play dough chocolate shop by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/play-dough-chocolate-shop/#comment-6812 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 06:01:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6944#comment-6812 It’s hair conditioner, Lorelei, not shampoo. I think shampoo would yield quite different results. I think I used Suave brand strawberry scented conditioner. And any cooking oil would be fine: vegetable, canola etc.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6811 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:57:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6811 No, you cannot, but there’s a link in the post which takes you to a site that shows you how you can turn baking soda into washing soda.

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by Camille http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6810 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 01:25:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6810 Would love for you to link up this idea with us! Such fun! @costours.blogspot.com

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by collegestudent17 http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6809 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:34:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6809 Can you substitute Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda for Arm & Hammer Washing Soda?

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Comment on play dough chocolate shop by Lorelei http://happyhooligans.ca/play-dough-chocolate-shop/#comment-6808 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:15:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6944#comment-6808 What kind of Shampoo and Oil did you use.?.. lovely recipe ! Just wondering if i did it correctly

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6807 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:23:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6807 I’ve never tried, Sandra. You’d just want to make sure you had a thick layer of paint going onto the paper so it would puff up.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Sandra T http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6806 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:18:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6806 Would this work for fingerpainting or handprinting too?

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Comment on Backyard Balancing Activities by Claire http://happyhooligans.ca/10-backyard-balancing-activities/#comment-6805 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:58:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9999#comment-6805 Thanks for sharing this post on our Facebook page for Movement Monday! We’ve featured your idea at The Inspired Treehouse today! :)

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Comment on Puffy Paint Valentines by Stacy of KSW (@stacyofksw) http://happyhooligans.ca/puffy-paint-valentines/#comment-6804 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:09:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13004#comment-6804 LOVE THEM!! We had so much fun making a few Valentine’s of our own using your recipe. Thanks so much!

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Comment on Melting Ice with Salt and Watercolours by MaryAnne http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-watercolours/#comment-6803 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 05:07:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12762#comment-6803 What a wonderful activity that combines science and art!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6802 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:57:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6802 This would be a ton of fun for the little ones!

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6801 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:55:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6801 This is a super idea!

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Comment on Puffy Paint Valentines by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/puffy-paint-valentines/#comment-6800 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:20:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13004#comment-6800 Well, I haven’t tried that, Denise. I suppose it would just dry over time, but if it takes a long time, it could get runny, and kind run all over the paper. I really have no idea.

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-6799 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:18:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-6799 If you google it, Juzanka, you’ll find instructions to make your own. I think you have to add baking soda and/or baking powder to your flour.

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Comment on Puffy Paint Valentines by jaime http://happyhooligans.ca/puffy-paint-valentines/#comment-6798 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:16:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13004#comment-6798 puffy paint hearts are so much fun! These turned out great!!

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Comment on painting with coloured ice by Ice Painting Activity - Ice Play with Polly Pockets - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-coloured-ice/#comment-6797 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:54:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1009#comment-6797 […] done various forms of ice & snow painting before. We’ve painted with coloured ice and we’ve painted on snow with paints and with watercolours, and like I mentioned a minute […]

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Comment on Puffy Paint Valentines by Karen Roberts http://happyhooligans.ca/puffy-paint-valentines/#comment-6796 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 22:36:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13004#comment-6796 We did Valentine hearts with puffy paint. Holding a large heart cookie cutter down on to card the children then puddled the paint inside. then sprinkled it with the rainbow rice. We removed the cutter then microwaved the hearts for approx 20 seconds. Fab results! Thanx :-)

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by juzanka http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-6795 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 22:26:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-6795 it looks to be so cool, but: pls what exactly mean “self-rising flour”? can it be “backing powder”? i’ve never seen it in the shop.
greating from slovakia

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Comment on Valentines activity bin by Puffy Paint Valentines - Homemade Cards and Garlands - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/valentines-activity-bin/#comment-6794 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 22:21:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2302#comment-6794 […] Valentines Sensory and Activity Bin […]

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Comment on Puffy Paint Valentines by Denise http://happyhooligans.ca/puffy-paint-valentines/#comment-6793 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:56:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13004#comment-6793 Question from a non-artistic person: What would happen if I did not microwave the heart after painting? I would like to do this activity with a large group (33), and would probably not have time to do all that microwaving.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Laura Hutchison http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6792 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:53:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6792 This is SO beautiful, Jackie!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Puffy Paint Valentines - Valentines crafts for kids - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6791 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:13:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6791 […] homemade puffy paint! […]

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Rebecca http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6790 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:21:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6790 Such a great idea. I can see so many uses for it. I’ve featured it this week on The Sunday Showcase: http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2014/02/09/activities-for-3-5-year-olds.html

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6789 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 18:25:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6789 I was thinking of doing that too, Heather, using squares of tissue!! Great minds think alike!

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Comment on Shaving Cream and Food Colouring Marbleized Valentines by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-and-food-colouring-2/#comment-6788 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 18:25:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6911#comment-6788 I can’t say for sure because we’ve never tried it but I would think they’d work just as well. Just try it with a small puddle of shaving cream and a drop or two of the watercolours to test, Mel.

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Comment on Shaving Cream and Food Colouring Marbleized Valentines by Mel http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-and-food-colouring-2/#comment-6787 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:42:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6911#comment-6787 Hi Jackie, will liquid watercolours work instead of the food colouring? Not sure if the colors will “transfer” as well, what do you think?

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Becky @ This Reading Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6786 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 11:08:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6786 How much fun is this!?! It takes writing to a whole new level. Thank you for sharing at the After School Link Up.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Heather from My Tales with Two http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6785 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 07:08:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6785 How pretty! I’ve been thinking about doing tissue with contact paper inside the silhouette of a heart but heart shaped tissue had never dawned on me! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Kristina @ School Time Snippets http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6783 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 15:57:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6783 Absolutely stunning!!! Love the hearts!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Dawn http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6782 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 13:40:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6782 This looks like so much fun and my son loves heart shapes :)

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6781 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 13:21:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6781 That is beautiful, but I am a sucker for color! I love all the little heart shapes too!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window by Susen http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-6780 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 12:02:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-6780 I love all the fun things contact paper allows us to do with it!! This is great!!

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by Love Letters For My Daughters http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-6779 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 04:14:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-6779 Love this idea! We made your votif candle holders the other day out of baby food jars and they turned out fabulous. I might try this with some more baby food jars to add to our candle holder set.

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by aiming4simple http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6778 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 03:12:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6778 Pinned! I’m visiting from the Hands on Play Party!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6777 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:41:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6777 Adorable!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6776 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:32:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6776 Hi Maria, follow your child’s lead. Very young children will show an interest in putting objects in and out of a basket or bowl. In the photos in this post, the baby is just over 12 months, but as long as there’s no risk of choking, you can certainly start younger than that.

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6775 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:28:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6775 Very fun idea! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Marla http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6774 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:20:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6774 What age are these activities good for? I’m a new mother, and i don’t really know when they should be able to do any of this stuff. Thanks!

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6773 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:38:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6773 That’s great, An’e! I really have to make a geo-board for the hooligans.

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6772 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:38:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6772 Thanks for sharing it, Hannah!

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Hannah @ Making Boys Men http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6771 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:13:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6771 Great ideas, so simple, but the sort of stuff I can never think up on my own. I’m off to email the link to my sister, she’s just started doing lots of play with her first and I know these will spur her on.

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by An'e http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6770 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:32:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6770 I am amazed at how much fun my 2-yr old has with a geoboard and some rubber bands…he is a young 2 (26m) but the challenge of securing those bands and making designs keeps him absorbed for nearly 20 min at a time.

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6769 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:58:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6769 I love your ideas for all ages! I would love to see how you store all of your supplies! Could you do a post on that?

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Revathichandrakothandaraman http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6768 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:46:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6768 I do have all of these things… But ur creativity s lacking.. Now at least I can learn from u n play with the children n imbibe the creativity of yours in them… Love n thank you:)

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Carol http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6767 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:10:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6767 What fun!! Cute little baby!!!!!

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Rachey http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-6766 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:08:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-6766 These are great! Thanks for the ideas!

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by Skirtfixation http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6765 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:07:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6765 Hey, that’s a great idea! We linked up this week too! http://skirtfixation.com/2014/02/copycat-soft-surroundings-top/

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by fine motor activities - happy hooligans -10 ideas for babies/toddlers http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6764 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:19:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6764 […] homemade drop box […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6763 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:09:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6763 Definitely a money saver and better for the environment!

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – an easy mason jar craft by marge http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-6762 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:01:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-6762 I am in awe of your inventiveness. You are the Thomas Edison ogearly childhood creativity.

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Comment on box lid art by Anna U. http://happyhooligans.ca/box-lid-art/#comment-6761 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 04:17:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6564#comment-6761 LOVE this! I did something similar to decorate my daughter’s room. I splurged and bought different-sized canvases and then had friends, family & daycare kiddos decorate them & hung them up to create a fun collage. It turned out WAY better than I could’ve imagined! Back to the topic at hand though-we are in desperate need of some fun stuff to put at kid-level in our play room now & I think this will be a super fun & cheap way to do it! Thanks!

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Comment on Melting Crayon Art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-6760 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 04:16:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-6760 Yay! So glad you guys loved it, Kelly!

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Comment on Melting Crayon Art by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-6759 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:10:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-6759 I just tried this with my 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 year old sons, and they came out so awesome! Thanks for this great idea.

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by Jolanthe http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6758 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:43:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6758 So colorful – I love it!! {and simple – even better!}

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Comment on Wax Resist Valentine’s Cards by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wax-resist-valentines-cards/#comment-6757 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:32:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12887#comment-6757 I know what you mean, Marilyn! I have just as much fun as the kids too!

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Chris Chesnutis http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6756 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:23:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6756 I think I will try this but I will probably frame the mirror with duct tape. Will also put tape on the back to reinforce it.

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Comment on Wax Resist Valentine’s Cards by triciaslittleblessings http://happyhooligans.ca/wax-resist-valentines-cards/#comment-6755 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:11:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12887#comment-6755 We did oil pastel resist valentines last week. They love seeing the picture appear with the watercolor. I have been meaning to buy liquid watercolors but we made our own with dryed out markers . Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Wax Resist Valentine’s Cards by marilyn http://happyhooligans.ca/wax-resist-valentines-cards/#comment-6753 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:47:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12887#comment-6753 I think I have more fun with these activities than my Granddaughter does. I was going to try this for Valentine’s day after seeing your wax resist thank you cards. You beat me to it. I can’t thank you enough for all your easy to do ideas.

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by painting rainbows - happy hooligans - easy way to make a rainbow http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-6752 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:31:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-6752 […] Collage Rainbow Drinking Water Rainbow Playdough Rainbow […]

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by painting rainbows http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-6751 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:29:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-6751 […] Rainbow Collage Rainbow Drinking Water Rainbow Playdough Rainbow Rice […]

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by jeannine: waddleeahchaa http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6749 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:23:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6749 Hi from HHH!

So easy (I like low-maintenance projects) and cute. Great way to develop fine-motor-skills.

Going to pin and share.

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Liz S. http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-6747 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:38:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-6747 Thanks for this great alternative to the traditional peanut butter-birdseed bird feeders! For the many kids who have nut allergies, this is a wonderful way to feed our feathered friends safely!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6746 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:14:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6746 Thank you, Sue! This is very helpful! Now I can direct anyone who asks, here to your comment. x

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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-6745 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:01:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-6745 When you hover over each photo, you should see a “P”, Jen. That’s the “pin it” button. You can click that to pin the post. There is also a row of social media buttons at the bottom of each post. One is a pin-it button. Alternatively, if you install the pin-it button in your tool bar, you can use that as well.

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Comment on rockin’ robin by Anita http://happyhooligans.ca/rockin-robin/#comment-6744 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 07:48:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3222#comment-6744 This is such a great site.I have a 4 years old girl that loves to glue and cut and make things out of nothing.Thank you for sharing :)

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Comment on painting with credit cards by box lid art - happy hooligans - using a box lid as a painting canvas http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-credit-cards-a-valentines-craf/#comment-6743 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 04:05:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2495#comment-6743 […] Painting Smoosh-painted, upcycled art Starry Night with melted crayons Credit Card Painting White Crayon Art Olympic Ring Art stamped with […]

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Comment on constructing with styrofoam by Theres Just One Mommy http://happyhooligans.ca/constructing-with-styrofoam/#comment-6742 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:11:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4132#comment-6742 We did our first creating with styrofoam this week. No doubt about it, so fun for those little construction workers to hammer and create with!

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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by Jen http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-6741 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 02:04:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-6741 Hi Happy Hooligans! Is there a way to pin specific activities. I follow the page but would love to pin activities I can use for my OT kiddos! TIA

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by Theres Just One Mommy http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6739 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:51:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6739 What a fun activity! We have used spray bottles with food coloring and water, and recently painted snow inside with food coloring and brushes, but never thought of using real paint!

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by laughingkidslearn http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6737 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:35:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6737 What a wonderful idea Jackie! I love this so much and can’t wait to try it myself with my little girl.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Colette http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6736 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:18:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6736 Tried this with my little boy and he loved it! He then added water to it and created a sticky mess..lots of fun! :-) thanks!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Sue http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6735 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:25:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6735 I’m in Australia and make this so can help with where to get ingredients. I use Sards Wonder Soap from the laundry aisle in the supermarket. I get it at Coles but have seen it at Woolworths as well. Borax and Lectric Soda Crystals (the washing soda) is around the same place. The washing soda is in crystal form so I dissolve it n the saucepan while it is still on the stove, doesn’t take long. I use it as a concentrate so leave it in a bucket with a lid and just scoop out about a third of a cup per full load. Hope that helps :)

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Comment on rockin’ robin by paper plate birds - happy hooligans - cardboard bird craft for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/rockin-robin/#comment-6734 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:14:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3222#comment-6734 […] craft feathers(you could also use crumpled squares of tissue paper – see our Rockin’ Robin Craft) […]

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Amanda Boyarshinov http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-6733 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:09:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-6733 Beautiful and I think our birds will love them! Shared!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6731 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:33:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6731 Do you know how much essential oil should be added to this mixture?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Danielle Z. http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6730 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:10:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6730 Love this…don’t you just wish everyone knew how simple, inexpensive & fantastic homemade laundry detergent is!? I never had much luck with the liquid/gel version but have been happy with my powdered variety for years. Just started adding citric acid and making my own bar soap scented with essential oils to grate into the mixture.

Stopping by from the Hip Homeschool Hop! :-)

Danielle
TheHandcraftedHomestead.com

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Danielle Z. http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6729 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:09:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6729 I did also hear it said (read it somewhere on the BrambleBerry – a soapmaking supply store – website) that the studies that supposedly link Borax to cancer are from Borax that was directly applied…not just exposed…to the skin. Because this is laundry soap and is never directly applied I would have to see some concrete proof of the harm of a naturally occuring mineral before I stopped using it. Just my opinion!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6728 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 05:55:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6728 Hi Monica, sorry, are you asking “what” can you add to get the scent natually? You can use essential oils (citrus, herb, fruit etc). They’re available in most health food stores.

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by Tiffiny http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6727 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 03:52:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6727 I LOVE the idea of re-purposing unwanted artwork. I always see stuff like that sitting in thriftshops and wonder who would buy it. Now the answer will be me!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by redheadmom8 http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6726 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:59:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6726 Thank you so much! We have ten children still at home, and I spend a fortune on detergent. I’ve been thinking about making my own!

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Alice Hipwell http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-6725 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:49:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-6725 Hi, I’ve been following your posts for some time now and have used quite a few of your ideas before. We’ve just made the coloured pasta,and the little ones loved shaking them up in the tubs. We’re going to be threading them into necklaces tomorrow, along with some cut up straws, as we’ve been working on scissor control at the moment! Thanks so much for all your posts, they give me such inspiration for new ideas.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Monica http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6724 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:33:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6724 Whay can u had to get the scent naturally??

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Jodie @ Growing Book by Book http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-6723 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:52:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-6723 I love it. My 3 year-old will love making these and I’ll love that he is working on his fine motor skills. And, I know the birds will love it because we are about to get more snow today!

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Comment on contact me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6722 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:47:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6722 Hi Angela! I’m so glad you’ve found my page! I will definitely keep the activities coming! Make sure you pop over and follow my facebook page as well, Angela. I’m always sharing my older posts there, as well as activities from other kid bloggers around the web!

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Homemade bird feeders - happy hooligans - cheerios and blueberries http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6721 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:45:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6721 […] Cardboard Drop Box […]

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by teachingyoungchildren http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6720 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:38:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6720 How cool! I always wondered how to upcycle unwanted art. Thanks for sharing your technique and this fun and cheerful Olympics art with Afterschool!

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Comment on contact me by Angela Jelf http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6719 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:18:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6719 Hi there! I love your website! So excited to have stumbled across it. So many amazing ideas!!! I am a home-schooling mum so I am always looking for fun and affordable activities! You have a treasure trove of ideas here. Keep em coming!!! Thank you, Angela Jelf

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 'Auntie' Nikki http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6718 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:00:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6718 That’s cool! Maybe some hairspray, or a glue-water mixture would help keep them together for longer too.

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by Claire http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6717 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:53:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6717 Love this!! Such a simple activity that turns out so cute! :) Great idea!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6716 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:13:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6716 Hi Linda. White vinegar – the same as you’d use for cooking or cleaning, and I just fill my rinse compartment to the “fill” line. It’s probably about 1/4 cup.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6714 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:12:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6714 Go for it, Shirin! Nice to hear from you by the way. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6713 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:11:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6713 No, there are a lot of recipes out there that suggest adding essential oils to homemade detergents.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6712 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:11:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6712 You’d want to do some digging and researching. Here’s an article from Crunchy Betty to get you started. http://www.crunchybetty.com/getting-to-the-bottom-of-borax-is-it-safe-or-not. I do not believe it to be harmful. Schools are permitted to use it in science experiments, while many are not allowed to use shaving cream for play. One thing I do know for sure, is that I trust Borax (which, on a side note, is not the same as boric acid) a naturally occurring mineral, to be much safer than most of the chemicals found in commercial detergent and softeners. That’s just my personal opinion though.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Ximara Peckham http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6711 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:35:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6711 Two thumbs up up!! Thank you!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by a_kaminska@rogers.com http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6710 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:22:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6710 I read somewhere that Borax can cause cancer. Is this true? I used this wonderful recipe in the past and made some detergent but, after I read about the Borax I sadly stopped making it.
Thanks.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Wendy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6709 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:41:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6709 Just wondering whether adding a couple drops of an essential oil would have an adverse effect on the mixture. Thanks

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Shirin http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6708 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:53:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6708 Thanks, Jackie. I like when natural living ideas are discussed widely by different blogs. And thanks for this post, I meant to switch from our natural options to a homemade one for a while. Maybe it is a sign I finally should. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6707 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:45:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6707 Jackie, what kind of vinegar do you use and how much of it for a full load?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe – slash laundry costs to 10 dollars per year! by Kate - The Craft Train http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-6706 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:17:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-6706 Thanks for sharing Jackie, I’ll have to pin & give this version a try. I use a similar break down of ingredients but don’t cook & dilute them, it only lasts 2-3 weeks with one scoop per wash. For me this is because of my own skin allergies and possibly the diluted version will be even better for that. FYI you can buy borax and washing soda in the laundry detergent aisle at most Australian supermarkets (but the packaging and brand names are different). Thanks!

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by jenneen heilbronn http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6705 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:35:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6705 I wouldnt have torn it up, but kept it whole to use as wrapping paper

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Homemade laundry detergent - happy hooligans - recipe for HE washers http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-6703 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 06:41:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-6703 […] with all of my personal ramblings and opinions about the benefits of making your own laundry soap, pop over to see the old post when you’re finished […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Rosario http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6702 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 03:59:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6702 I like, thank you for sharing

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Beth http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6701 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 03:13:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6701 This looks like an awesome project to try with my preschoolers… does anyone know if liquid water colors would work as well as the food coloring? Thanks for sharing this idea!

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by Shaune http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-6700 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 02:08:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-6700 I teach toddlers and the curriculum calls for puffy paint this month. I seriously JUST FINISHED making this and now I see your post. LOVE that I could microwave it and it looks cool. (Caught paper on fire, but I won’t leave the kid’s in that long. I used all purpose flour and it is still very puffy. Thanks.

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by kewkew http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6699 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 01:58:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6699 What a great idea for an easy craft for kids to get involved with the Olympics! I am not sure that we would be able to find old canvas art in our tiny community, but we have plenty of cardstock!
I would love for you to stop by and share on my recently revived Toddler Ideas Tuesday linky. I will be featuring 2-3 posts every week, linking back to the original post.
I hope to see you at Tots and Me.
http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2014/01/toddler-ideas-tuesday-january-28th-2014.html
Have a great evening.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Rainbow Rice: Make colored rice without stinky alcohol. | jaxinthebox.com http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6698 Sun, 02 Feb 2014 23:10:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6698 […] used her recipe, but I’ll share some best practices I discovered while spicing up my rice. This is super easy […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Kay http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6697 Sun, 02 Feb 2014 23:08:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6697 You can also add bi-carbonated soda to ‘plain’ flour to make it rise. If you add a few drops of cooking /olive/vegetable oil to the mixture it will stop it from flaking and will stay intact for longer.

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6694 Sun, 02 Feb 2014 04:43:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6694 Great idea, Georgina! Thank you!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Elizabeth http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6693 Sun, 02 Feb 2014 04:37:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6693 Hannah , we did this with watered down acrylics. They worked, but I had to “polish” them by wiping off the dried paint from the resist letters and it was not as brilliant of a “resist”. Stick with nice, dilute watercolors if you can, better result for sure. My little fellow loved it tho, thanks for the great idea!

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Georgina http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6692 Sun, 02 Feb 2014 01:36:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6692 I didn’t read every suggestion, so forgive me if I’m repeating something someone has already said, but, you could set them hard with pva glue, flat in a plastic tray. Then once set, cut them into shapes, love hearts or whatever and string them together. Hang them by a window and I’m sure they’d make lovely light catchers. :)

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Lee Murray http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6691 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 23:07:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6691 Take an outline picture (like a coloring page) and then have them make a collage with it outline in marker…

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by Playdough at Dawn http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6690 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 18:39:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6690 I did this today with my 3 year old and she loved it! She really enjoyed scrunching and gluing the tissue paper, such a simple idea but one we have not tried before.

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Comment on Melting Crayon Art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-6689 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 03:45:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-6689 Yes! Just pour some boiling water over the grater. The wax comes right off. :)

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Comment on Melting Crayon Art by Lisko http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-6688 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 03:00:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-6688 We’ve done some grate’n'melt art. We love it every time. The only problem is cleaning the grater afterwards. Any thoughts? :)

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Michelle G. http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6687 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:34:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6687 I’m so impressed! Not only to make so much ice, but to brave the cold to do this! Gorgeous photos ~ looks so fun! {Except for the cold!} ;-)

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an easy Easter craft for kids by easter finger puppets - happy hooligans - pipe cleaner and pom poms http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-6686 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:47:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-6686 […] you’re looking for another adorable easter craft, be sure to check out our toilet roll chicks! They’re super-easy to make and pretty darn adorable […]

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts Valentines Decorations by tissue paper valentine wreath - happy hooligans - heart wreath craft http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-6685 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:44:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-6685 […] tinfoil tissue hearts […]

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Comment on painting with credit cards by tissue paper valentine wreath - happy hooligans - heart wreath craft http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-credit-cards-a-valentines-craf/#comment-6684 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:42:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2495#comment-6684 […] hearts painted with credit cards […]

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Comment on Indoor Hopscotch – an easy homemade indoor activity by Misty from Minnesota http://happyhooligans.ca/indoor-cardboard-hopscotch/#comment-6683 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:48:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7418#comment-6683 Well……I loved this so much, I had to make my own. I made mine digitally (pdf)…..so I could share it with other family child care providers. I am more than willing to share a copy with you.

Thanks for the idea!

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by twig tree ornaments - happy hooligans - twiggy trees - twigs and yarn http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-6682 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:45:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-6682 […] you loved the simplicity and charm of last year’s Twiggy Stars, you’ll love these Twiggy Trees […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by homemade doodle art - happy hooligans - fun for kids of all ages http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6681 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:41:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6681 […] homemade watercolours […]

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Comment on Olympic Ring Art Project for Kids by Anik http://happyhooligans.ca/olympic-ring-art-project-kids/#comment-6680 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:33:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12844#comment-6680 Easy, beautiful and so much fun! great idea :)

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Comment on pom-pom spiders and wooly webs by Wednesday's Weekly Wrap-Up - Oct 17/12 - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pompom-spiders-and-wooly-webs/#comment-6679 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:28:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1211#comment-6679 […] Wooly Webs and Pom-Pom Spiders […]

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Comment on playing with shaving cream and glitter by painting with shaving cream http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-and-glitter/#comment-6678 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:28:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1031#comment-6678 […] ones, check out our marbleized shaving cream activity (it’s SO awesome!), our very simple shaving cream sensory binand our awesome shaving cream car […]

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Kathryn http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6677 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:50:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6677 Love this. I bet charity shops are full of old mirrors too.

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Comment on stained glass art by Olympic Ring Art - happy hooligans - stamping Olympic rings with tubes http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-6675 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:08:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-6675 […] Tape Resist Art […]

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Comment on painting with credit cards by Olympic Ring Art - happy hooligans - stamping Olympic rings with tubes http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-credit-cards-a-valentines-craf/#comment-6674 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:08:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2495#comment-6674 […] Painting with a Credit Card […]

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Comment on About Me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6672 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:15:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6672 You’re welcome, Misty! I’m so glad you’ve found us! Did you fine my facebook page too? I share several of my older posts there every day, so my followers can see more than what we’re just focusing on “today”. If you want, you can subscribe to my blog by email (in the right hand sidebar of my blog, there’s a field to put your email address into), and that way you’ll get my new posts in your inbox when I publish them. I usually publish 2-3 times/week. Happy to have you on board! :)

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts Valentines Decorations by The Ultimate Guide to Tissue Paper Crafts & Activities | Stir The Wonder http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-6671 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:02:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-6671 […] Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on About Me by Misty from Minnesota http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6670 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:59:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6670 Finally……I have a found a blog written from the perspective of a family child care provider! As a home-based provider, I love what I am reading. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

-Misty

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Comment on Indoor Hopscotch – an easy homemade indoor activity by Misty from Minnesota http://happyhooligans.ca/indoor-cardboard-hopscotch/#comment-6669 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:52:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7418#comment-6669 LOVE IT!!!!!

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Comment on Indoor Hopscotch – an easy homemade indoor activity by Misty from Minnesota http://happyhooligans.ca/indoor-cardboard-hopscotch/#comment-6668 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:50:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7418#comment-6668 What a great large-motor idea for the winter months when my kiddos are trapped inside due to extreme cold weather. Thanks for sharing.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6667 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:19:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6667 I just fixed the link in the post, LaDonna, thank you. For some reason, a lot of the links in my posts have failed. When you click on it now, it will take you to the bib post. :)

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Comment on repurposed denim bibs – from old jeans and tee shirts by repurposed denim aprons - happy hooligans - homemade kids' craft apron http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-6666 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:17:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-6666 […] Repurposed denim is the perfect fabric for making a craft apron for a child. Denim is soft but sturdy, it doesn’t stain easily, and it washes up really well. One of my daycare parents brings me her family’s jeans when they’ve outgrown or out-worn them. I use the legs of the old jeans to make kids’ craft aprons and repurposed denim bibs. […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6665 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:13:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6665 It is so heart-warming to get a comment like yours. I am so happy to know you’ll be making our wreath with your grand-daughter. How fortunate she is to have such a caring and creative Grandmother. x

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by marilyn http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6664 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:32:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6664 Nice project, for my granddaughter who is 18 and developmentally disabled. I get to work on it also,. I do the cutting and I will help her with the gluing. I will be sharing this idea with her VE-1 teacher.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by LaDonna http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6663 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:52:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6663 Where can I find the pattern for bibs from jeans?

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by Tiffany http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6662 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:35:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6662 I love this idea! Gotta love when fun and easy meet up in the middle.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by Suzy http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6661 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:26:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6661 Thank you Jackie and The Hooligans for the Valentine inspired tissue paper wreaths! Perfect project for two little girls! Happy Valentines to you!

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Comment on Snow Sensory Bin by Amy http://happyhooligans.ca/snow-sensory-bin/#comment-6660 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:01:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7594#comment-6660 what an great idea! Sharing over on twitter! :)

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by Rachael Dorr http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6659 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:24:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6659 Love this!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Brandi http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-6658 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:58:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-6658 I love you rwonderful ideas and i have used several for helping plan my homeschool day with my 4yr old and 2 yr old. We use our rainbow rice with learning the letter of the day and number search i hide animals and letter tiles (scabble tiles)in the rice and then we discuss each one and their names and for the number search she finds the numbers and put them in order and then i just give them spoons measuring cups to have fun scooping and pouring. Thank you again for having such a an inspiring blob.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6657 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:57:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6657 Hi Shelly! I have one felt post. It’s a great fine-motor activity that teaches buttoning skills: http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/, but Deborah from Teach Preschool has an entire pinboard dedicated to felt:http://www.pinterest.com/teachpreschool/felt-fun/. I’m sure you’ll find some great ideas there.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by Carol http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6656 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:45:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6656 Love that little Valentine in the first picture. Looks like they had a lot of fun!!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Kids by tissue paper valentine wreath - happy hooligans - heart wreath craft http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-6655 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:39:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-6655 […] in every colour of the rainbow making it suitable for all occasions: Christmas, Valentine’s Easter, […]

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Comment on Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments by tissue paper valentine wreath - happy hooligans - heart wreath craft http://happyhooligans.ca/tinfoil-trees-ornaments/#comment-6654 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:38:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-6654 […] vibrant, and available in every colour of the rainbow making it suitable for all occasions: Christmas, Valentine’s Easter, […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath by Shelly Lelek http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-6653 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:11:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-6653 I want to be a Hooligan!
Love this!!!
Do you have fun ideas for felt? I bought a package and now I’m at a loss!!!
Can you and the Happy Hooligans give Seth and I some fun projects?!!!
Thanks!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an easy Easter craft for kids by tissue paper valentine wreath - happy hooligans - heart wreath craft http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-6652 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:53:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-6652 […] incredibly versatile! You can transform a sheet of tissue paper into snowflakes, feathers, leaves or butterflies. You can iron it flat, crunch it up, decorate a window or decoupage a […]

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Tiffany http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6651 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:42:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6651 Love love love this idea for little ones.

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6650 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:00:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6650 Well, thank you, Marge! I hope to continue to amaze you. :)

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6649 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:00:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6649 We’ve never had a problem with ours, but we don’t put anything terribly heavy on them, and obviously, we wouldn’t put them on the floor where they could be stepped on. If you’re concerned, I would recommend looking for a shatter-proof mirror, Brigette, or perhaps waiting until your child(ten) are old enough that they can understand the importance of playing gently when you’re using the mirror.

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6648 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:58:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6648 Terrific, Joy! That’s a broad age-range to appeal to, so I’m glad this was a hit with everyone!

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Comment on contact me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6647 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:56:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6647 Hi Diane! My apologies. I linked to Amazon in my post, but it wasn’t the page I wanted to link to. I’ve changed it now, so if you click on the words “glass beads” in the “supplies” part of the post, it will take you to a bunch of the flat glass beads on amazon. I”m not sure if there are multi-coloured beads in one bag though or if they’re all individual colours. I get most of mine at thrift shops, but I know I’ve seen multi-coloured packages in stores. Most likely craft/hobby stores i.e. Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Walmart or even some dollar stores.

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Comment on contact me by Diane http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6646 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:11:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6646 Hi Jackie. I absolutely love your website. I do in home daycare and we have used so many of your ideas. I was wondering where I can purchase the beads that you use for some of your projects. I do a lot of shopping on Amazon but can’t seem to find an assorted bag of the flat beads etc. Thank-you and keep up the great work. You are AWESOME!! God Bless!

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Trisha http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6645 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:54:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6645 You can get mirrors at the Dollar Store too:)

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by joy http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6644 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:29:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6644 We are always looking for outside, winter activities that keep snow from being thrown so this was GREAT..all ages (K-6) were involved. We do get LOTS of snow in NH. Thanks again for a great activity. JLK,

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Simona http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6643 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:14:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6643 How beautiful!

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Comment on play dough chocolate shop by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/play-dough-chocolate-shop/#comment-6642 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:32:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6944#comment-6642 This looks too delicious to play with! Thanks for sharing it at Mom’s Library; I featured you this week!

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by B Williams http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6641 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:34:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6641 Have you ever found the mirrors crack or shatter? Or are they quite safe?

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by marge http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6640 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:52:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6640 I continue to be amazed at your creativity and energy.

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Emma @ P is for Preschooler http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-6639 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:15:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-6639 Those mirrors are perfect for something like this! I’ll have to keep an eye out for similar ones – I want to try this with my 4-year-old!

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Comment on free art by Mirrors and dry erase markers - happy hooligans - a drawing activity http://happyhooligans.ca/free-art/#comment-6638 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:55:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2808#comment-6638 […] Free Art […]

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by triciaslittleblessings http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6637 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 04:18:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6637 I have tried the watercolours . My little buddies loved them . I will be making these again and again

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6636 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 02:15:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6636 Oh good! I’m glad you found some great fabric on sale, Sheila! Happy sewing!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Sheila Ubik Kobli http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6635 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 01:21:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6635 I am in the US and did go to Joann fabrics, they were running a great sale and picked up some cute prints! Can’t wait to get started. Thanks

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by UsedEverywhere | Cardboard Creativity: Kids Crafts - UsedEverywhere http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6634 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:37:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6634 […] Drop Box […]

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Comment on Melting Crayon Art by French Cardamone http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-6633 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:32:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-6633 Thanks for sharing that idea. Looks beautiful.

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Comment on Rain Sticks – Kids Can Create the Sound of Falling Rain! by Simona http://happyhooligans.ca/rain-sticks/#comment-6632 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:41:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9684#comment-6632 What a great idea!

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by Shelly http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6631 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:24:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6631 Do you think the vinyl (latex free) gloves will work?

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Comment on Cardboard Roll Bracelets by Lucy serrano http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-bracelet/#comment-6629 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:21:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5500#comment-6629 Great idea!!!! Thanks!!

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by Tot School: Letter T - Wildflower Ramblings http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-6628 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:03:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-6628 […] page I made — this took a minute to make and he loved it — another great idea fromHappy Hooligans! This is a great activity for spatial awareness and creating […]

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Comment on Natural Elements by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/natural-elements/#comment-6627 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:50:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=397#comment-6627 Thankyou for the speedy reply wow!
Great love the story stones. They can re create there own stories and maybe use the camcorder for recording or write there story out afterwards. The dominoes are fab! A fab toy once there bored at the beach! I tend to take a pack lunch then hubby meets us there with a BBQ in the eve! Think the kids would enjoy this. As they would dry fairly fast I. The sun!and varnish at home!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by annie http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6626 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 04:16:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6626 Thanks! That’s what I was thinking… I read on another blog somewhere that the gel food coloring and rubbing alcohol don’t mix well. Maybe that was my problem. Looking forward to trying out rice and pasta next! Thanks again for your post and feedback!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6625 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:26:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6625 No, I’ve only used this process to dye rice and pasta, Annie. I know others have used it to successfully dye corn kernels, but I’ve not heard of anyone dyeing beans. Sorry. It’s the gel that I use to dye my rice and pasta, and I’ve never had a problem when working with those materials, but maybe the beans just don’t absorb it well. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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Comment on Natural Elements by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/natural-elements/#comment-6624 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:24:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=397#comment-6624 Hi Sarah, I’m not sure if you mean just one of the activities in the post or all that are shown (there are quite a few), but I personally think that most of the activities probably appeal to a younger crowd. At nine, they might enjoy some outdoor art projects, or perhaps making the letter and domino stones for a younger crowd. They might also enjoy making a set of story stones like these: http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/. Decoupage and paper mache projects are usually popular with kids that age I think. I’m kind of guessing though because my forte is toddlers and preschoolers.

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Comment on Bird Seashell Ornaments by Akane http://happyhooligans.ca/bird-seashell-ornaments/#comment-6623 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 23:40:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12397#comment-6623 Feathers and seashells! What a great combo Jackie! Would love it if you would link it up to my Ultimate Guide to Feathers post. :-) http://www.jugglingwithkids.com/2014/01/the-ultimate-guide-to-feathers-and-our.html

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Comment on Natural Elements by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/natural-elements/#comment-6621 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:11:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=397#comment-6621 Do you think this would be suitable for older children? I’m trying to find out door activities that would suit 9yr olds.
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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Victoria http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6619 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:59:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6619 Love, Love this!! I’m definitely going to do this with my girls next week! I know they are going to love it :) Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! You were featured as one of my favorites this week :0)

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Annie http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6618 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:37:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6618 Have you ever tried using this technique to dye white beans? I tried gel food coloring and rubbing alcohol and my beans are still sticky and color comes off on our hands its been about 5 days and still like that. Wondering if the gel color was the problem. Ever have this problem? Tips?

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Comment on Homemade Name Puzzle – to teach your child to spell his name by JDaniel4's Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-name-puzzle-2/#comment-6617 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:39:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4223#comment-6617 I love your textured print letters!

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6616 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:57:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6616 What an amazing idea!! It looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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Comment on Colour the snow with watercolours by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-the-snow/#comment-6615 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:56:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12735#comment-6615 Using juice is a great idea!

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Comment on Melting Ice with Salt and Watercolours by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-watercolours/#comment-6614 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:56:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12762#comment-6614 Most craft stores and dollar stores sell buttons, Diane, but I tend to pick up most of mine at second-hand shops and yard sales. Try your local craft and dollar stores, and worst case, there are loads of them on Amazon.com. They tend to be a little pricey though.

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Comment on Melting Ice with Salt and Watercolours by Diane http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-watercolours/#comment-6613 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:43:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12762#comment-6613 Where would be a good place to purchase buttons for your crafts? I love your site. Thank-you!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by Jordan http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-6611 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:30:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-6611 Have you tried an ozone disinfecting machine? We use Sani Sport . I know the ozone actually gets into the equipment – I wonder if a washing machine gets in deep…

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Katherine http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6610 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:12:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6610 This looks like an awesome idea! My three year old son loves the packet of name brand Moon Dough that he got as a free gift with another toy, but because you lose a little every time you play with it, what was once a decent amount is now a small ball :(. So I think I need to make some more for him!

On that note, has anyone tried using a powdered-type colorant with this? I’m thinking even something as simple as a finely-crushed dollar-store eyeshadow or blush would mix well with the flour and produce an even color. Also, what about color-appropriate scents? I know of a FANTASTIC company that makes amazing fragrances for homemade soaps, candles, and other items. Perhaps an unscented baby oil with a little blueberry, grape, raspberry, lemon, apple or watermelon scent would take this stuff to the next level?

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Comment on Melting Ice with Salt and Watercolours by Ann @ My Nearest and Dearest http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-watercolours/#comment-6609 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:05:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12762#comment-6609 This looks so fun, Jackie! We’ve done the salt and ice thing outside before, but as you mentioned, this must be a completely different experience inside.
And – now I really want to try liquid watercolours!

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Comment on Colour the snow with watercolours by e http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-the-snow/#comment-6608 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:26:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12735#comment-6608 We do this with juice… tasting is encouraged :)

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Comment on Shaving Cream and Food Colouring Marbleized Valentines by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-and-food-colouring-2/#comment-6607 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:52:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6911#comment-6607 Thanks, Devany! I think you said on my page you do this with paint, right? What kind of paint do you use? Watercolours or acrylics?

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Comment on contact me by Gayathri K http://happyhooligans.ca/contact-me/#comment-6606 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:01:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=44#comment-6606 I am addicted to ur page. u have so many awesome ideas. me n my 3 yr old love doing ur crafts. big fans here :)

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Comment on Shaving Cream and Food Colouring Marbleized Valentines by Still Playing School http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-and-food-colouring-2/#comment-6605 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:57:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6911#comment-6605 Gorgeous!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-6603 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:24:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-6603 You can definitely make it ahead of time. It does best if it sits over night. I’m not sure exactly how far ahead you can make it though, or how long it’s good for (we never have leftovers).

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Alicia Stanley http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-6602 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:38:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-6602 Awesome ! How long does the mix last for ? Can you make it a few days ahead ?

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Comment on Story Stones by Karen Lowrie http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-6601 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:20:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-6601 Have made these and they are so versatile, big stones with dinosaurs on, some with shapes on in the Maths area, a really lovely idea, and free too!

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by Colleen http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6600 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:27:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6600 Love your creative ideas! Please link some up at http://www.solagratiamom.com Link-Up too!

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by Cutia cu lumina… | joaca de-a copilaria http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-6599 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:01:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-6599 […] ca a venit vremea sa o si punem in practica. Ne-au convins oamenii frumosi care se joaca aici si aici, asa ca… ne-am pus pe […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Make-Your-Own Sensory Bin Play Date | letthembelittle http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6598 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:05:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6598 […] and fun! The night before we had the play date, we dyed rice using a quick and easy recipe fromHappy Hooligans. We also added “bubble gum” scent to our rice using Wilton’s Flavored Icing […]

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Comment on Colour the snow with watercolours by Anna U. http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-the-snow/#comment-6597 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:58:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12735#comment-6597 Love this! If you haven’t before, you should try it with regular finger or tempera paints…VERY cool! Makes “confetti snow” until things start to melt. My daycare kiddos have all loved it!

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Comment on Colour the snow with watercolours by Carol http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-the-snow/#comment-6596 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:30:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12735#comment-6596 Can I come and play one day?????

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by Rachel | Racheous - Lovable Learning http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6595 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:28:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6595 This is a fun and memorable activity Jackie! I think I’ll have to do this while our weather is so stinkin’ hot and we can watch it melt :D

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Comment on bringing the snow indoors – a snow sensory bin by colour the snow - happy hooligans - winter activity with watercolours http://happyhooligans.ca/snow-sensory-bi/#comment-6594 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:40:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2247#comment-6594 […] with snow indoors in the winter time. We do it every year, either making a snow sensory bin or a snowy activity bin. When you bring the snow inside for play, kids have the opportunity to really explore it with […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-6593 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 03:31:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-6593 I wouldn’t have thought to use the microwave for drying it, Angela! Good thinking!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6592 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 03:30:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6592 It might be baking powder and baking soda, Crystal. I’m not sure of that though, so google it, but yes, I believe you can make your own self-rising flour. I haven’t done it before though.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Crystal Smith http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6591 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 03:15:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6591 I don’t have self rising flour. Can I add a bit of baking powder?

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Comment on Earth Day Craft for Kids by Judy http://happyhooligans.ca/earth-day-craft/#comment-6590 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:18:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3179#comment-6590 I will let the toddlers have fun with this one. Thank You !

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Angela. Ennis http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-6589 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:32:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-6589 I am a childminder in the UK and love your site, I often copy your brilliant ideas. This rice is gorgeous but I cheated and dried it in the microwave for 20 seconds as the kids were keen to get started. Thanx for the brilliant ideas, keep em coming.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6588 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:43:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6588 Meredith, I think that is just fantastic! I’m so thrilled to think that our recipe brought you (and it’s recipients) so much happiness at Christmas this year. Good for you for being so resourceful, and so wonderful that you gave a useful gift that really impressed for very little cost!

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6587 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:41:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6587 Haha, the hooligans don’t even know that I refer to them as that, Sue. I never even use the term when talking about them other than on my blog. It was just a fun name to call my website, and a great substitute for having to use the words “kids” or “children” or their names, when writing about our activities. Thanks for your thoughts. :)

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Michelle B. http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-6586 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:46:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-6586 I am soooo making this for our Montessori school. Our primary teachers will love this and so will my toddlers!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Love Sensory Play – Rainbow Rice | Love Early Education http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6585 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:41:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6585 […] http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/ […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by meridith http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6584 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:03:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6584 Here is an update on the Ice cube tray paints. My daughter and I went to visit my mom and other family in Texas for Christmas and Christmas gift funds were extra tight this year. In the process of cleaning out a cabinet Mom and I found a large stack of old ice cube trays from before we had an ice maker. She was going to throw them out but I took them made them all in to paint sets and wrapped them up to give to my friends kids/my daughters friends . I made over 20 sets of paints. I had more invested in the wrapping and bow than the gift its self but no one noticed that fact. Needless to say the ice cube tray paints were a huge hit with everyone we gave them too, and when I told them they were homemade they could not believe it. This made us able to give a lot of gifts with very little funds which made for a great Christmas. For any one interested I had about 4 cents or less invested in each set of paints I made.

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by sue martin http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6583 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:32:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6583 I love lots of your ideas. Thanks. I’m just not sure that calling the children hooligans is respectful. ..I do appreciate is meant in fun. .. and probably not to their faces.

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by maryanne @ mama smiles http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6582 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:38:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6582 I love this idea!!! Pinned to my “For kids to make for other board” and planning to feature tomorrow. Thanks for linking this up to the Afterschool party this week!

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6581 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:37:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6581 I like that this project can be completed with items that anyone will have around the house At first I thought “Oh what a mess!” But you are one step ahead of me with the baking pan.

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6580 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:32:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6580 I really love this idea. I am thinking of trying this method for Valentine’s Day cards.

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-6579 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:12:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-6579 Maybe that’s it then. The only time I’ve had buns/bread flop for me is when I’ve forgotten and started with cold water.

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-6578 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:09:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-6578 I can make sure the water is 110. I can’t remember now if I used warm water or not. I usually do. I have made white bread and pizza dough with success. The rolls tasted wonderful, but they were only and inch high — both times.

I will definitely keep trying!

Thank you!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-6577 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:07:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-6577 I’m not sure, Kathy. I’ve had so many people say they’ve made them successfully. Are you starting with warm water? Your water should always be about 110 degrees in order to activate the yeast when you’re making bread. Have you made other bread/buns with success?

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 3 ingredient puffy paint - happy hooligans - self rising flour paint http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6576 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 01:42:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6576 […] homemade puffy paint! […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by rainbow rice - happy hooligans - dying rice - how to colour rice http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6575 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:51:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6575 […] Well, the rainbow ricethat I made on the weekend was a HIT with the Hooligans! You can find the recipe here. […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by rainbow rice - happy hooligans - dying rice - easiest coloured rice http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-6574 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:50:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-6574 […] Spread each batch out on a plate or a cookie tray (I used styro meat trays – I run them through the dishwasher before using them for this kind of thing) to dry. You can place them in the sun, or by the fire to dry them quickly. It’s not sunny here, but it’s too warm to have the fire going, so I’m just going to leave my trays on the dining room table over the weekend. Doesn’t it look fantastic? To see how we played with it, visit our other post:Playing with the Rainbow Rice! […]

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Comment on Homemade Puzzles for Toddlers by Amy Lee http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puzzles/#comment-6573 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 23:55:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12638#comment-6573 Brilliant! How clever!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-6572 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:53:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-6572 Hello!

Okay. I’ve made these rolls twice now, and I cannot get a big fluffy rise. They turn out more like dense bisquits. Any idea what I am doing wrong????

Kathy

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6571 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:28:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6571 Yes, corn syrup is also very stick, thick and slow running. Yours sounds quite similar to mine, so I would think it should work. Do you have Karo syrup there? I know that’s an alternative in some parts, Sue.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by suepheasey@gmail.com http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6570 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:10:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6570 In the UK I notice corn syrup is replaced with golden syrup for cooking. Golden syrup is quite thick and extremely sticky so would this be a suitable replacement for making paint? Is corn syrup also very sticky?

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by justfordaisy http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-6569 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:57:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-6569 Love this! Thanks for sharing – we’ll be giving this a go this week! They look lovely!

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Comment on About Me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6568 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:36:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6568 Hi April. It’s a good question. Blogging is definitely time consuming, and it’s something that most bloggers struggle with from time to time (or all the time). For me, my blog is a part of my business. I work 4 days a week, and I blog in the evening and on the weekend. I typically write anywhere from 1-4 blog posts per week, and ultimately, I decide how much of my personal time I put into blogging and social networking. My own boys are teenagers, and so I find myself with much more spare time than I had when they were younger. I’m also fortunate (if you want to call it that), that I thrive best on about 5 hours of sleep, so I’m a night hawk and do a lot of my blogging long after my family has called it a night. My daycare is closed wednesdays so that’s a day that I use for taking care of a lot of business-related/blogging things. All said though, I do put a lot of time into my blog, but it’s my hobby and my passion, and I love it. :)

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Comment on magna doodle activities by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/magna-doodle-activities/#comment-6567 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:31:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9533#comment-6567 Yes! We used to play that as kids, Amy!

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Comment on magna doodle activities by Amy Lee http://happyhooligans.ca/magna-doodle-activities/#comment-6566 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:05:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9533#comment-6566 When I used to babysit, we’d play drawing games where we take turns putting some kind of scribble on the board and the other have to complete the drawing. It was really fun and it’s amazing what the kids see in a scribble =)

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Comment on About Me by April http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6565 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:54:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6565 Your blog is really beautiful and inspiring!

I am curious, if you are willing to answer, when do you find the time to blog? Caring for six children plus your own family is very time consuming and I find myself wondering, how does she do it all?!?

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by Coombe Mill http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6564 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:54:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6564 They look very spooky with the fun colours and the odd missing finger!

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Comment on magna doodle activities by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/magna-doodle-activities/#comment-6563 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:03:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9533#comment-6563 Wonderful idea, Olivia! I love that there’s no waste with your suggestion, and that errors are so easy to erase and correct.

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6562 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:03:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6562 Great ideas, Gemma!

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Comment on Melting Crayon Art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-6561 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:03:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-6561 I’ve only ever used acrylics, Karoline, but I would think it would work with other paints. The only question might be whether the paint would crack and flake with the heat of the oven, but you don’t know until you try, right? Go for it.

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Comment on recycled art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/recycled-art-painting-over-an-old-painting/#comment-6560 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:01:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6695#comment-6560 Hi Joni, I’m not sure why that happens. Sometimes, my blog is actually “down” because of server issues, and sometimes google just picks up the code for the photo, and not the actual post, so that might be the problem. Here’s the link though: http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/. Happy sewing! And thank you for hopping on board and following along with me!

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Comment on Which months have 31 days by Jani http://happyhooligans.ca/trick-to-remember-which-months-have-31-days/#comment-6558 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 04:03:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9478#comment-6558 Now all I need to remember is how this trick goes again?

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by Lesley http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6557 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 02:21:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6557 Thank you for the lovely words about the blog, Jackie. LOVE the salt PLUS icy hands. The same thing happened to our “troll hand” fingers. The children collected the fingers in a bucket. The idea was kind of gruesome, but the colorful collection was pretty.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Mary Catherine http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6556 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 01:55:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6556 Love, love, love! Art AND literacy = YES, PLEASE! We’ll be trying this out in preschool sometime in the next month. I’m featuring this at Share It Saturday this weekend.

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Comment on recycled art by Joni http://happyhooligans.ca/recycled-art-painting-over-an-old-painting/#comment-6555 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 01:49:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6695#comment-6555 Love this! I am new to your site and will be following. Shared on my Facebook page. One thingI cannot get the repurposed denim link to workclaims it cannot find the page. Can you repost?

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Claudia vickers http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-6554 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:18:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-6554 Love it, my pre-k class will go crazy they love painting I probably use finger paint. Thanks

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Comment on Melting Crayon Art by Karoline http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-6553 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:11:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-6553 hello, can I poster paint?

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by gemma http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6552 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:10:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6552 Latex gloves are great. For a baby sensory activity we filled gloves with jelly to squeeze and squash and then suspended some from ceiling too. Other gloves were filled with ice and water. The babies had fun batting them and squeezing etc.

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Comment on magna doodle activities by Olivia http://happyhooligans.ca/magna-doodle-activities/#comment-6551 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:30:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9533#comment-6551 I have a 7 year old second grader. We still use the magnadoodle for practicing spelling words. He gets practice writing and seeing the words, and when they are wrong it’s easy to cross out or erase.

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Comment on Polly Pocket Ice Skating Party by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/polly-pocket-ice-skating-party/#comment-6550 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:54:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5111#comment-6550 Thanks for featuring us, Hannah! Glad you liked our Polly Rink!

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-6549 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:54:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-6549 I run them through my dishwasher, Amanda. I mention that in all of my other styrofoam posts, but I over-looked putting that tip in this post. Thanks for asking! I’ve just edited the post, and added that recommendation. The toddlers will love cutting play dough. That’s the easiest to get them started with. :)

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by Amanda Hrachovy http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-6548 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 03:12:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-6548 How do you clean/sanitize the foam meat trays? What do you recommend? I teach infant and toddlers and right now we are only using construction paper. Thanks for any helpful tips.

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Comment on Polly Pocket Ice Skating Party by Hannah @ Makingboysmen http://happyhooligans.ca/polly-pocket-ice-skating-party/#comment-6547 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:30:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5111#comment-6547 Thanks for sharing your polly pocket skating at the outdoor play party, I’m featuring it tomorrow and am off to pin it too.

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Comment on play dough chocolate shop by Meagan http://happyhooligans.ca/play-dough-chocolate-shop/#comment-6546 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:18:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6944#comment-6546 Meagan@letthembelittle
Jackie, I LOVE this invitation to play! Your hooligans are so blessed!

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Comment on mitten match-up by Doodlebug Club: Painting with Mittens | The Littlest Brooks-Livingston http://happyhooligans.ca/matching-activity/#comment-6545 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:52:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2029#comment-6545 […] started out the class by doing a mitten match-up activity that I found on Happy Hooligans, another great site for preschool and early childhood […]

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Eva Lewis (The Mulititasking Mummy) http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6544 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 03:38:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6544 That’s a pretty cool activity, pinned! Thanks for linking up to Mummy Mondays.

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by lisa foster http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6543 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 03:14:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6543 Thank you for the speedy response. I want to try it tomorrow. Just started following you and am loving it

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6542 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 03:14:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6542 I just edited the post and added a bit about removing the gloves. Thanks again, Lisa.

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Comment on play dough chocolate shop by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/play-dough-chocolate-shop/#comment-6541 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 03:10:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6944#comment-6541 Seriously? That’s great, Anne! I’d have never thought to let them dry for future use. We’ll do that next time!

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6540 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 03:09:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6540 Yes, just run it under a little bit of cold water, and gently slide it off. I should add that to the post! Thanks, Lisa.

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by lisa foster http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6539 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 03:02:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6539 I am assuming you cut the glove off before you poured the salt? Never did a salt and ice before

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Capri + 3--Theresa http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6538 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:16:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6538 I love your project idea. Our little ones would love it as they are learning their letters and love art. Thank you for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday. I always look forward to reading your posts. You have so many creative ideas.

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Comment on play dough chocolate shop by Anne Worner http://happyhooligans.ca/play-dough-chocolate-shop/#comment-6537 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:29:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6944#comment-6537 The grandkids and I made the chocolate play dough on Valentine’s Day 2013. Their creations were allowed to dry and they have been playing with them ever since. They still have the chocolate fragrance. We also made minature ones (1/2″) for American Girl doll treats. A very fun project!!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6536 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:23:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6536 Thank you, Dayna!

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts Valentines Decorations by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-6535 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:23:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-6535 If you thin it with a bit of water, stirring until the water is well incorporated, it should work, Sharon.

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts Valentines Decorations by sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-6534 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:06:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-6534 do you think white glue would work?

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Comment on DIY Light Box Play Ideas with Common Household Items by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-and-light/#comment-6533 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:34:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=993#comment-6533 Merci! Je suis si heureux que vous apprciez nos activits!

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Comment on DIY Light Box Play Ideas with Common Household Items by Agns http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-and-light/#comment-6532 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:29:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=993#comment-6532 Il y un petit moment que je cherchais comment faire ma table lumineuse avec un petit budjet, et vous venez de me donnez la solution. Votre site est trs bien avec des activits trs sympas. au plaisir peu etre un jour de vous lire.

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts Valentines Decorations by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-6531 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:11:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-6531 Mod-podge is a brand name for a product used in decoupage. You can find it in most craft stores. You can make something similar by thinning white glue with a bit of water, Kathryne. :)

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Comment on coffee shop activity by Shaunna Evans http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-shop-activity/#comment-6530 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:07:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9736#comment-6530 This is my kind of pretend play! What a great idea. I can’t wait to try this in the spring.Thanks for sharing in the Discover & Explore pretend play theme. I’m featuring this post today.

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts Valentines Decorations by Kathryne Gill http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-6529 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:00:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-6529 Great idea but what is mod podge please?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by play dough chocolate shop - playdough with hair conditioner http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6528 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:16:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6528 […] Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on rainbow playdough by play dough chocolate shop - playdough with hair conditioner http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-6527 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:16:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-6527 […] Rainbow Play Dough […]

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Danya Banya http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6526 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:49:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6526 They turned out brilliantly!

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Comment on About Me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6525 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:02:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6525 Thank you Pat! I’m blessed to have them in my life as well. So glad you were reminded of happy memories while you had a look around.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6524 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:01:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6524 I used a kid’s dollar store apron as a template, Karen. Trace it onto tissue paper or newspaper, and you’re good to go.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Karen http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6523 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 07:06:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6523 I would love to make these aprons for my twin grandchildren. I was wondering what if you don’t have a pattern to copy, what can we use? Or how would you make one?

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6522 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:20:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6522 We did the same thing, Jenn, right down to the pieces of drinking straws. We called ours “Haunted Hallowe’en Hands”.

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by Jenn http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6521 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:35:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6521 I love ice and salt activities. I did this very same one at Halloween with the kiddos in my day home. We added googly eyes, spiders, bugs, and pieces of drinking straws to the gloves before they froze. We called them Monster Hands – this was the big activity during our Halloween party. :)

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Comment on About Me by Pat Wood http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6520 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:30:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6520 Your blog, crafts, recipes etc made me smile !! Im a Gramma of young adults. But they will always be my grandbabies!! Your blog brought back so many memories. I applaud you for inviting little hooligans into your home. They are blessed to have you as a surrogate Mommy and will be friends for life. Congratulations on your endeavors and ‘high fives’ all around.
Gramma Pat

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6519 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:21:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6519 I really don’t know of any fabric websites, Sheila. I’m not sure where you are, but I’m in Canada, and I always find the cutest fabrics at Fabricland (a chain of fabric distributors). If you’re in the U.S., I know people rave about Joanne’s Fabrics.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6518 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:19:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6518 It sounds like it must be the consistency of your glue, Josephine. My glue stayed put when I drizzled it onto the paper, so if yours is running, it might be too thin. Perhaps a different brand would work? I should mention though that even if another glue worked, this isn’t a project that you can really display other than laying it flat. The salt crumbles and falls off. It’s more just a fun experiment/activity to try, but not a piece of art that’s really functional.

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by Gina http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6517 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:14:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6517 oooh, I think mine would love that, they love anything cold and wet on a cold, wet day. I will have to look the science up so I can pretend to be a clever mummy.

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Comment on Salt and Ice Activity – melting frozen hands by sherri http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-activity/#comment-6516 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:05:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12683#comment-6516 Love this idea!! I look forward to reading all of your creative ideas with the children. God Bless!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Sheila Kobli http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6515 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:11:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6515 Can you make a suggestion to a website for your cute flannel material? I am having such a difficult time anything cute for a baby. Thank you, Sheila

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Josephine http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6514 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 03:54:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6514 Hi Jackie!
I just tried this out (I’m planning to use this to make a rainbow colored birthday sign for my girl) but my glue seems to spread out rather than stay nicely in shape like yours. And it gets worse after I drop the coloring on. Would you know why and how to solve this?

I love your ideas, by the way!

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Comment on About Me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6513 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:58:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6513 Wow! Good for you, Angelina! So glad you liked them enough to try them!

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Comment on About Me by Angelina Hamby http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6512 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:42:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6512 I love your cute sewing crafts! Aprons and receiving blankets done here!

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6511 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:44:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6511 I love this – can’t wait for snow to give it a try again this year.

Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots last week and just letting you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6510 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:37:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6510 I still love this idea and I’m waiting and waiting for our temperature to drop enough here to give them a try this year with the kids.

Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots last week and just to let you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Jamie http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6509 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:07:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6509 Wow! I had no idea the salt would absorb the color like that. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Jamie
Play to Learn Preschool

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Victoria http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6508 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:43:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6508 This looks like so much fun! Wish we had some snow :) Thank you for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Spot last week! You are featured as one of my favorites this week :)

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-6507 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:20:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-6507 Super, Connie! I’m so excited to think that you’ll be using our idea with so many students! Thanks so much for following along with us!

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6506 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:18:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6506 Wonderful, Leona! That’s such a great way to put your finished art to good use!

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Leona http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6505 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:22:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6505 This is great. I’ve just done it with my 3 year old daughter and we’re going to use pipe cleaners to turn them into butterflies :)

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Comment on Rain Sticks – Kids Can Create the Sound of Falling Rain! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rain-sticks/#comment-6504 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 05:34:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9684#comment-6504 I’ve been thinking about your question, Mandy, and maybe I just misunderstood what it is you’re looking for. Can you re-phrase your question so I know what part of the project you’re looking for a “printable” part to?

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Comment on Rain Sticks – Kids Can Create the Sound of Falling Rain! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rain-sticks/#comment-6503 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 04:52:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9684#comment-6503 Not sure what the printable part would be, Mandy. It’s a paper towel roll covered in tinfoil and stickers. You need a printable for that?

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Comment on Rain Sticks – Kids Can Create the Sound of Falling Rain! by Mandy http://happyhooligans.ca/rain-sticks/#comment-6502 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 04:15:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9684#comment-6502 would love a printable version on this..

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6501 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:13:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6501 I love this idea. This would be really fun for the kids, and the contrast of colors against the snow is amazing!

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6500 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:08:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6500 I love this idea. It is creative, inexpensive and the result is stunning.

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6499 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:05:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6499 There isn’t one, sorry, Ruth. I’m not tech-savvy enough to put one of those together. As I mentioned in the tutorial, I simply traced a child’s apron to use as a template for this one.

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Comment on About Me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6498 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:02:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6498 There isn’t a download, LuAnn. As I mention in the post, I simply traced a child’s apron that I had to use as a pattern for this one. In the tutorial, I suggest that you do the same. Sorry there’s no printable. I’m not as technically advanced as to put one of those together. :)

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Comment on About Me by LuAnn Alexander http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6497 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:56:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6497 would love to be able to dl your instructions for the repurposed denim aprons… i can’t dl the file that says is free, don’t want it on my computer, can you sent this to me in a pdf file, i can open them print it out? thanks.
LuAnn

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Stephanie Whittle http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6496 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:48:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6496 Always looking for something else to do with my liquid watercolors!! Thanks for sharing at After School!

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Comment on Shaving Cream “Magna Doodle” Activity by Steph @www.MisplacedBrit.com http://happyhooligans.ca/finger-painting-in-shaving-cream-activity/#comment-6495 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:54:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9913#comment-6495 We did it!! The kids thought it was awesome… THANKS for a great post …you can check out our antics here: http://misplacedbrit.com/activities/shaving-foam-magma-doodle/
(and of course I linked right back to you) :-)

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Colleen http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6494 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:53:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6494 I want to try these for teenager girls at girls’ camp. I’ll be looking for some huge jeans at yard sales in the Spring, I guess. Maybe they could even use permanent markers and sign each other’s aprons.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Sandi Marklew http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6493 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:33:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6493 instead of hemming the outer edge 1/4 inch, do a zigzag stitch in a color that is similar to the golden stitching around the pocket and hem, and then let the edges ravel down to the stitch, cutting off long strings as it gets washed and ravels. even easier for a beginning sewer… cute project, can’t wait to do one!

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Anik http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6492 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:05:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6492 I love it!! As soon as cold days come we will freeze some colourful ice and try this activity. Looks like fun!

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6491 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 06:29:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6491 I love this idea! It is going to be raining all day tomorrow, so I think we will be doing this.
Thanks for sharing,
Kelly

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Comment on Homemade Puzzles for Toddlers by Nicole @ Working Kansas Homemaker http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puzzles/#comment-6490 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:44:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12638#comment-6490 This is such a cute idea, and could be used with lots of different big boxes that have designs on them. Thank you for sharing with us.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Ruth Martin http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6489 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:42:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6489 How can I get a printable version of this pattern?

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Stephanie http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6488 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:03:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6488 Great ideas and love your page! Will be trying this one next week with my gang!
Thanks for the art inspiration :)

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by jaime http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6487 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:51:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6487 featured you on the kids co-op:) http://www.frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtail.com/2014/01/winter-crafts-and-activities-to-keep.html

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by JDaniel4's Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6486 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:35:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6486 What fun! Kids will love creating letters this way!

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Bridget http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6485 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:05:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6485 brilliant idea, going to try this next week with my mindees (need to think of a cute name for them…Groovy Gang!) thank you for what you do…and keep warm over there.

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Comment on repurposed denim bibs – from old jeans and tee shirts by Susan http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-6484 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:42:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-6484 Thank you so much for sharing the bibs and aprons. I am going to mske them. I might ask for a room in the daycare to do my sewing in.

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Comment on repurposed denim bibs – from old jeans and tee shirts by Erica http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-6483 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 04:17:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-6483 This is a great idea! I have tons of old jeans that I just can’t get rid of, but they are definitely not wearable anymore. I’ll have to try this!
I have a love-hate relationship with velcro….well, it’s probably 90% hate (and it only gets any love because I don’t have to tie my son’s shoes all the time!)….so I may have to do snaps, or get over the intimidation factor and learn to use the button-hole foot on my sewing machine.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Phyllis http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6482 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 03:11:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6482 Do you know how to make temera cakes?

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by kewkew http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6481 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 01:08:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6481 What a wonderfully fun idea!

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Katie @ Preschool Inspirations http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6480 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:58:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6480 This is so awesome, Jackie!!! I can’t wait to try it out :).

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Michelle Gibson http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6479 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:41:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6479 Oooooooh! The sneak peak had me curious! Fabulous! Worth the wait for sure!

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by amber whitehead http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6478 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:39:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6478 we’ve done our names in salt before you guys made it look so fun we’re definitely going to have to do this again.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by triciaslittleblessings http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-6477 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:24:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-6477 I did this with my little buddies today. I think we will be doing this again . My little three year old buddy had really good control .This was our first time doing it as well. I love your pictures .

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Comment on meat tray mosaics by salt, glue and watercolour art - happy hooligans - name recognition http://happyhooligans.ca/meat-tray-mosaics/#comment-6476 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:11:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3266#comment-6476 […] Styrofoam Mosaics […]

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by Connie http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-6475 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:59:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-6475 Hi Jackie: I teach art to over 300 students at an elementary school. I teach it only once a month so I am always looking for new cool ideas to keep the kids engaged. I think we are going to try this next week.

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-6474 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:45:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-6474 Thank you, Sheila! I’m so glad you’ve found me too! I hope you get lots of inspiration from my site. :)

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6473 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:44:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6473 I’m thinking it would work in a regular oven, Jennifer – after all, when you bake with self-rising flour, your cookies and cakes rise. I’m thinking it would just take longer than it would in the microwave, and you wouldn’t want your oven temp too high because of the paper/cardboard you’ve painted on. Totally guessing there though.

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by 25+ Bird Crafts and Activities for Children | Something 2 OfferSomething 2 Offer http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-6472 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:01:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-6472 […] cheerio bird feedersfrom Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by 25 Beginner Sewing Projects http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6471 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:54:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6471 […] Jumbo Receiving Blankets: […]

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Comment on mitten match-up by Creative Family Indoor Winter Activities - Just Between Friends Sale Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/matching-activity/#comment-6470 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:47:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2029#comment-6470 […] Photo Credits: Indoor Ice-Fishing Wintery Indoor Picnic Indoor Snowball Fight Kit Mitten Match-Up […]

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Comment on play dough Ice Cream Shop by Marie Mahoney http://happyhooligans.ca/play-dough-ice-cream-shop/#comment-6469 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:19:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4051#comment-6469 Pretty Cool Idea with playdough. “Loose Parts” and playdough colors. How creative. Marie Mahoney- Phoenix,Az.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Jennifer DeMent http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6468 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:21:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6468 I know this is an unusual question… but I don’t own a microwave. Is there any safe alternative?

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Sheila http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-6467 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:54:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-6467 This is really great. So glad I found you. Pinned! I love that you took regular items and opened a whole new world for young imagination :)

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Natalie http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-6465 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:23:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-6465 I love this! But please keep in mind, many birds can’t digest chocolate. Any other flavor would be great.

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Snow Day Activities ~ 6 Ways To Keep Kids Happy And Having Fun! | Child Mode http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-6464 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:27:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-6464 […] your neighbourhood birds happy with these cereal bird feeders from Happy Hooligans. Hang them in your yard where kids can view birds grabbing their little snack from a window. Take […]

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Comment on Cork Owls by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/cork-owls/#comment-6463 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:39:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11672#comment-6463 Congrats! I’m just stopping by to let you know that this post was selected as an Editor’s Pick for November (yes, we’re a bit behind from the holidays!) over at Fun Family Crafts. :) You can see it here http://funfamilycrafts.com/editors-picks-november-2013/

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Comment on Homemade Puzzles for Toddlers by Gina http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puzzles/#comment-6462 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:06:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12638#comment-6462 We do this with painted or draw pictures or photos on card. It is deeply exciting to have a homemade puzzle for some reason!! Lol. x

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Comment on Homemade Puzzles for Toddlers by Tricia Campbell http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puzzles/#comment-6461 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:25:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12638#comment-6461 That is a great idea! I often have to set up an activity for my little buddies while I fix up lunch . This is quick and simple . Just the way I like it . Thanks again!

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by homemade puzzles for toddlers - happy hooligans - cereal box puzzles http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-6460 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 03:37:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-6460 […] Easy DIY Matching Game […]

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6459 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 03:31:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6459 Glad you guys liked it, Lisa! I’ve become a little obsessed with the process myself. It’s safe to assume you’ll see more crayon resist posts from me in the next little while. :)

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6458 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 03:30:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6458 I’ve only tried it with the watercolours, Hannah. I’m not sure if oil or acrylics will resist the wax. Did you try googling it to see?

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Samantha @ Stir the Wonder http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6457 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:38:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6457 What beautiful cards! You have such great little artists there! Thanks for linking up with the Hands-On Play Party!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Vicky @ Mess For Less http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6456 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:26:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6456 Love how each is different and original!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Hannah http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6455 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:19:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6455 Does it have to be watercolors or will different paint work?

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Yvette http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6454 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:03:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6454 I Love this ………… so cute………….Awesome……..Much Mahalo for all your wonderful and awesome ideas.

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6453 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:55:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6453 Did this with my crew today – well the “big” ones :). Loved it! So fun and easy!
We have done quite a few of your crafts, love them all!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Bre http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6452 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:32:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6452 I am so excited to try this with my kids today! We are FREEZING and on “lock down” due to terrible wind chills, so I’ve been looking for some fun activities. They will adore this. Thanks!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by sineamarie http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6451 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:27:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6451 I love this! Another great idea for my preschool class. Keep em coming Jackie!
Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

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Comment on Snowman Activity Tray by sineamarie http://happyhooligans.ca/build-snowman-activity-tray/#comment-6450 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:16:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12199#comment-6450 Oh, this is BRILLIANT! I teach preschool to homeschoolers. (Sounds strange) Yes, I have them one day a week at the Homeschool Academy in my town. Anyhow, we are a bit snowmanned-out but this will work for anything. Got tons of felt. All I need is the trays and little pieces and there we go! Thanks. (New follower / fan here)
Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row
Hey, my blog hop goes live tonight (Tues 7pm EST). Stop by and share some posts?

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Comment on Melting Crayon Art by Kim http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-6449 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:22:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-6449 instead of using a grater we put the crayons in a sandwich bag and pounded the crayons with a hammer. I did this with my 10 yr old, 8 yr old and a 13 yr old neighbor.

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Kim Hainline http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6448 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:01:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6448 So cute and easy! Think I’ll try this with my kids today. We’re still snowed in!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Ana http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6447 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:23:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6447 These are beautiful!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Gude @HodgePodgeCraft http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6446 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:31:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6446 I love these! Really beautiful & so simple :)

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Bek @ Just For Daisy http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6445 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:53:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6445 We did this a few months back when Miss Daisy broke her leg and was receiving lots of lovely things. We made our thank you’s using a tea light candle and watercolours! :) Lots of fun!

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Comment on About Me by Ula http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6443 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:41:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6443 Can I just say I LOVE your creative crafty ideas!! Thank you!

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Jo Todd http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6442 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 07:36:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6442 Love your crafts. Well done and keep it up. If people don’t have a white crayon you can also use a wax candle.

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by rebecca at thisfineday http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6441 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 06:33:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6441 Love this! What a great way to get the kiddos into writing thank you notes and showing gratitude. It’s been slow going over here with the thank you note writing. I’m going to have to work this in :-) Thanks for the idea.

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – homemade thank you cards by Rashmie Jaaju http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-6440 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 05:24:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-6440 Hi Jackie, thank you for the link love :-) and Happy New Year, my friend. it’s been such a long time. I’ve been off the blog for the past few months – pregnancy, travel etc. and eventually the little girl who’s come in my life! She’s two months old now and am totally loving this phase although it gets tiring as well…
As I saw the pingback in my inbox today, I so felt like connecting with you. Best wishes, love and hugs…
Rashmie

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Comment on Homemade Doodle Art by crayon resist art - happy hooligans - homemade cards for kids to make http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-doodle-art/#comment-6439 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 05:20:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2775#comment-6439 […] Homemade Doodle Art […]

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Comment on stained glass art by crayon resist art - happy hooligans - homemade cards for kids to make http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-6438 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 05:17:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-6438 […] Tape Resist Stained Glass Art […]

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Mudpie Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-6437 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:18:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-6437 These are brilliant. Little Man loves cheerios and I reckon he would love making these (if he doesn’t eat them all first!) Thanks for sharing with the Outdoor Play Party :-)

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-6436 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:04:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-6436 Jackie, I LOVE these! I linked to this project on AllFreeKidsCrafts. Just thought I’d let you know :)

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Comment on mitten match-up by Hlne OCTO http://happyhooligans.ca/matching-activity/#comment-6435 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:14:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2029#comment-6435 You’re a genious! I’m keeping this idea for the Snow/cold themed week. It is true that little children love clothespins and the idea of matching mittens? Just wonderful. thank you so much for all your great ideas

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Comment on cinnamon-sugar french toast mittens by Hlne OCTO http://happyhooligans.ca/french-toast-mittens/#comment-6434 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:12:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2042#comment-6434 That’s just great! thanks. I never thought of cutting shapes out of the bread I use to do French bread. Have a nice day

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Comment on recycled art by Hlne OCTO http://happyhooligans.ca/recycled-art-painting-over-an-old-painting/#comment-6433 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:06:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6695#comment-6433 That’s a great idea that turned to be better than I thought!! Thanks

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Comment on CD Snowman Ornaments by Stephanie Whittle http://happyhooligans.ca/cd-snowman-ornaments/#comment-6431 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 03:28:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12266#comment-6431 Love this idea! I am featuring it this week in the After School Linky!

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Katie @ Happily Ever Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-6430 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 05:01:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-6430 Such a great idea – I’ve been wanting to do something like this for my kids. I love that you used so many different types of bottles from around the house. Thanks for the inspiration, Jackie!

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Comment on Ice Moulds and Icy Sun Catchers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-moulds-2/#comment-6429 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 04:56:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6215#comment-6429 So glad you’re enjoying the ice activities, Barb! I love the 4th of July idea. It would be pretty for Valentines too! Thanks for the great idea!

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Comment on Ice Age Bin – A Captivating Activity for Preschoolers! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-age-bin/#comment-6428 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 04:55:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3675#comment-6428 It’s awful that we’re getting such extreme temperatures, isn’t it? If only we could have moderately cold or moderately hot. The intense heat and cold is just too much to take.

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Comment on Ice Age Bin – A Captivating Activity for Preschoolers! by kate http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-age-bin/#comment-6426 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 02:13:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3675#comment-6426 Perfect for us in Australia right now as I am desperate for cool activities in the midst of a heatwave. We had 41 deg c yesterday so I have just prepped the ice tub for tomorrow.

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Comment on Ice Moulds and Icy Sun Catchers by Barb Allen http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-moulds-2/#comment-6425 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 00:50:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6215#comment-6425 Barb@thepreschooltoolbox
Jackie ~ I’ve been following your ideas for ice activities! I live in a subtropical climate in Louisiana, but it does get cold and damp here! Really hot in the Spring and Summer, though! I love your ice molds and can see using this idea for different holidays! Thinking of 4th of July with stars in an ice tub and flags! Thanks for the great blog and super activities!

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6424 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 21:47:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6424 Tempera paints are actually non-toxic and one of the more environmentally friendly paints out there, which is one of the reasons that they’re popular paints for young children.

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Cheerio Bird Ornaments | My Craft Adventures http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-6423 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 20:53:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-6423 […] chose Cheerio bird feeders from Happy Hooligans (and yes, everyone in this house is old enough to drive, your […]

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by shan http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6422 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 20:51:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6422 But what about when the snow melt and the paint ends up in the soil? :-(

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by How to Recycle Christmas Trash | ALLterNATIVElearning http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-6421 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 19:32:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-6421 […] Hooligans made this awesome dropboxthat has entertained her children for years. The best part is not that she used an upcycle box, […]

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Veens http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-6420 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 13:19:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-6420 We have done the lid thing on chart paper, but never on wax paper. I just know what we will be doing tomorrow :)

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by ana-maria mihalcea http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-6419 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:54:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-6419 awesome idea :)…i have to try this

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Comment on No Sew Sock Puppets by Sugar Aunts http://happyhooligans.ca/no-sew-sock-puppets/#comment-6418 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 02:32:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12485#comment-6418 Love it! We’re featuring your post tomorrow on Share It Saturday over at Sugar Aunts. Thanks for linking up :)

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Melanie http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6417 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 01:37:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6417 What a fun idea!!!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6416 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:45:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6416 Maybe it was the length of time it was in there, or maybe your microwave is stronger than mine? I really can’t say for sure. Glad you had fun with it though!

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Comment on Potato Heads in the Snow by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/potato-heads-in-the-snow/#comment-6415 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:45:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7771#comment-6415 Yay! Glad you liked it!

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Comment on Potato Heads in the Snow by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/potato-heads-in-the-snow/#comment-6414 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:44:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7771#comment-6414 Thank you, Cynthia!

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Comment on Potato Heads in the Snow by Cynthia http://happyhooligans.ca/potato-heads-in-the-snow/#comment-6413 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:23:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7771#comment-6413 Great idea, sharing on our Facebook page!

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Comment on Potato Heads in the Snow by Theres Just One Mommy http://happyhooligans.ca/potato-heads-in-the-snow/#comment-6412 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:42:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7771#comment-6412 Oh my goodness, I love this! What a fun way to get our Potato Head stuff back in use!

Pinning and trying this with them today!

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Comment on No Sew Sock Puppets by Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share http://happyhooligans.ca/no-sew-sock-puppets/#comment-6411 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:00:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12485#comment-6411 These are so cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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Comment on painting with credit cards by Crafting a Green World | The home for green crafts and tutorials! http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-credit-cards-a-valentines-craf/#comment-6410 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:04:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2495#comment-6410 […] 31.Painting with Credit Cards(this is a great craft activity for children!) […]

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Comment on Potato Heads in the Snow by Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) http://happyhooligans.ca/potato-heads-in-the-snow/#comment-6409 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:43:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7771#comment-6409 How cute are they, very imaginative

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Comment on Polly Pocket Ice Skating Party by Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) http://happyhooligans.ca/polly-pocket-ice-skating-party/#comment-6408 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:42:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5111#comment-6408 Real dancing on ice!

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-6407 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:40:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-6407 Lovely idea, we always have cheerios around so might try this when it stops raining so they don’t melt away!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Deb http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-6406 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:14:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-6406 We done thistle at and Maisie loved it!!, we used eye droppers to put the paint onto the card and when we put it into the microwave Maisie talked about how it would be hot when it came out. Only problem is I don’t think the consistency was quite right as it came out cracked or maybe I put I too long?

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Comment on About Me by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6404 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:22:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6404 So glad you’re enjoying my posts, Paula! My own 2 are now 16 and 13, and I too am so thankful that I was at home with them during their early years. I’ll bet you love working in a toddler room. It’s so nice to be surrounded by little people when your own have grown, isn’t it? They have a way of keeping us young, don’t they?

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Comment on Waterworks – a fantastic water play activity for kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/waterworks/#comment-6403 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:21:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3655#comment-6403 Thank you, Aabir! I’m glad you’re enjoying my posts!

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-6402 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:20:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-6402 Good points, Lynne! Oh, ha! No pun intended!

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Comment on easy way to peel a pomegranate by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-way-to-peel-a-pomegranate/#comment-6401 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:20:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5067#comment-6401 I’ll have to give that a try! I sense a new blog post in my future: “An even EASIER way to peel a pomegranate”. :)

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6400 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:19:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6400 That’s a great idea, Jo!

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Comment on Shaving Cream “Magna Doodle” Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/finger-painting-in-shaving-cream-activity/#comment-6399 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:19:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9913#comment-6399 Oh, we have LOTS of ideas to keep you busy, Steph! So glad you’re liking what you see! :)

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Comment on Shaving Cream “Magna Doodle” Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/finger-painting-in-shaving-cream-activity/#comment-6398 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:18:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9913#comment-6398 Absolutely! Thank you for the shout-out, Steph!

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6397 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:18:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6397 You’re welcome, Kerri! Thank YOU!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-6396 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:17:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-6396 There are powdered recipes, Lisa, but you’ll have to google one. I’ve never made it in the powder form because the liquid form is more cost-efficient.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Lisa T. http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-6395 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:12:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-6395 Can this recipe be used as a powder too or does it have to be a liquid? What about using a bar if Dr Bronners Castile soap? Would that work or not. I can’t wait to try.

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by Kerri Murphy http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6394 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 01:56:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6394 thank you for all of your wonderful ideas, you guys are the best!

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Comment on Shaving Cream “Magna Doodle” Activity by Steph @www.MisplacedBrit.com http://happyhooligans.ca/finger-painting-in-shaving-cream-activity/#comment-6393 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:03:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9913#comment-6393 …I forgot to say that I’ve linked your image & credited your site in my post – I hope that’s ok!

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Comment on Shaving Cream “Magna Doodle” Activity by Steph @www.MisplacedBrit.com http://happyhooligans.ca/finger-painting-in-shaving-cream-activity/#comment-6392 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:02:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9913#comment-6392 This one is just TOO funny!
I’m also totally in shock that while randomly selecting the 10 pins I most want to try out in January… this is the second one that’s come from your site! :-)
…I’m going to spend a lot more time exploring here! …thank you… my kids are going to LOVE this!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Steph @www.MisplacedBrit.com http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-6391 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:27:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-6391 I love this idea. I’ve never given my kids buckets of rice to play with… I can’t wait to see the look on their faces when I pull this one out! Thank you.
I hope you don’t mind that I’ve linked your post on my blog, as one of my TOP 10 January pin challenge!
You really have a great site… I’ll be back!

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by Kate http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-6390 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:45:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-6390 My two year old is just getting into cutting. Perfect timing! Loving spaghetti and straw ideas. We snipped and made paper snowflakes today

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by jo http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6389 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:30:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6389 Will have to try this great idea. Another idea along the idea of spray bottles that might be easier is squirty washing up bottles that you just squeeze.

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Comment on easy way to peel a pomegranate by Jasbir @jasbeeray http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-way-to-peel-a-pomegranate/#comment-6388 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:30:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5067#comment-6388 I used to do it this way until recently I found another method. Took only second. Cut it into half and gently to to pry open but don’t go all the way, you are just trying to loosen the seeds. Turn the fruit in your palm and whack it with a wooden spoon. All seeds fall into your palm and the bowl underneath it. Seriously easy.
Hope this helps.
Cheers

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by Lynne http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-6387 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:18:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-6387 I always taught children how to carry or pass scissors correctly too. That can get scary with young children!!! Oh and to put them down when they are not actually cutting!

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Comment on Waterworks – a fantastic water play activity for kids by Aabir http://happyhooligans.ca/waterworks/#comment-6386 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:00:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3655#comment-6386 I love your blog!! Learning a lot from you. Thanks for sharing

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Comment on About Me by Paula http://happyhooligans.ca/about-me/#comment-6385 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:44:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?page_id=2#comment-6385 Hi Jackie!
Happened upon your blog today and I have bookmarked it for future reference because you have some neat ideas. You would think tat after 25 years in the field that I would have come across them all but someone out there always has a fresh, simple, inexpensive take on things that I love to try out.
I am an ECE but in the middle of my career I had my 2 kids very close together and I spent 6.5 years at home with them and provided home daycare in that time. My son is 16 and my daughter 15 and I am so blessed to have been able to stay at home with them in their formative years. Now, I am working in a toddler room. It’s my 4th school year with this age group and sometimes finding new and fun activities for them is a challenge. I will stop by often to browse…Happy New Year!
Paula

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6384 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 04:52:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6384 I never thought to photograph the paper and use it as a backdrop, Lula! That’s brilliant! (and I know what you mean about decluttering – I was doing the same here yesterday!)

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6383 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 04:52:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6383 Your comment makes me so happy, Terry! I’m just thrilled to think that you’re using many of our ideas, and I love hearing that your CDs were such a hit with the kids and the parents. Thank you for following along with us, and for using our ideas as inspiration. You’re making a difference in those young lives! x

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6382 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 04:50:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6382 Great idea, Linda! I think that would look super!

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-6381 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 04:50:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-6381 Awesome, Karen! You’ve been so busy! I love it!!

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-6380 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 04:49:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-6380 You don’t mention the age of the child, Ofelia.

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-6379 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 04:48:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-6379 You’re welcome, Megan! Glad they enjoyed it!

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-6378 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 04:47:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-6378 Super, Megan! Glad your soap expanded a bit for you! Great ideas adding the bits to make snowmen with!

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream by Megan Osmond http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-6377 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 04:17:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-6377 I used a plain home brand bar of soap and it did expand maybe not as good as your pictures we then made the mud and turned it into snow men with sultana eyes and bits of pipe cleaners for the nose. We currently have the snow men drying hoping that the children can take them home in a couple of days.

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Megan Osmond http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-6376 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 04:11:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-6376 Did this one today with children aged from 2 – 5 they loved it thanks for all the ideas

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Comment on 5 Scissor Exercises for Kids to Develop Scissor Skills by Ofelia Vasquez http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-6375 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 03:48:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-6375 In my case it’s difficult because I visit the child at there house, I leave home work For the child, when I return the following week the mother says that she had no time to practice with him/her, so this leaves me to work with the child during our home visit, which is difficult, because my lesson plan is Held back a week, what can I do?

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by Marilyn Kok http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-6374 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 23:50:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-6374 This is such a fun activity for kids & big people too. I love tempera powder paint mixture to paint the snow. Ty for sharing this awesome activity. The kidlets are so into the activity. :-)

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Karen Lowrie http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-6373 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:54:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-6373 we have made stick trees, stars, all so simple, playgroup children loved them, we also made sandpaper gingerbread men, cut out the ginger bread man shape from sandpaper, rubbed the sandpaper with cinnamon sticks or all spice sticks, smelled lovely and were very effective, thank you for all of your great ideas, x

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6372 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:07:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6372 I would use it in a photo frame with a smaller photo on it so there is a colourful background. I am going to do this with my Dayhome. Thank you excellent craft for little ones :-)

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by Terry J Walker http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6371 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 17:58:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6371 Happy New Year, Jackie!
Thanks for all the great ideas. I provide curriculum and support for homeschool families and use many of your fun, creative and (yea!) recycled projects with all my k-2 students and their parents. I have to say my all-time favorite so far is the cd christmas ornaments! We had a recycled art class and made so many beautiful ornaments. Everyone participated and took home beautifully decorated cd’s transformed from something-ready-to-toss-in-the-landfill to valued treasures. Anyway, who doesn’t love playing with glitter. Some of the parents said they will use these on their fruit trees after Christmas to keep the birds off their fruit.
Thank you so much for all you do to create and share your wonderful fun.
Aloha,
Terry

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Lula B http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6370 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 16:43:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6370 We love this kind of art! Sometimes we use the results in our art journals, or I scan or photo them and use them to make blog buttons – like you I used one for my most recent post. (Kinda wishing I hadn’t thrown away a bunch of old washable markers yesterday in a decluttering session, now!)

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6369 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:03:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6369 That’s a great thought, Emily!

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6368 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:02:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6368 Thank you, Kate, for sharing our “stuff”, and for following along with us! x

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6367 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:01:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6367 Great idea, Shelly!

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Shelly http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6366 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 07:22:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6366 First thing that came to mind…wrapping paper! How great to wrap presents for our friends and loved ones with our kids art!!!

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by laughingkidslearn http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6365 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 03:47:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6365 So many wonderful ideas that you’ve shared over 2013. I know I’ve shared many of them on my own blog. I can’t wait to see what you do this year. Keep up the great work.

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-6364 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:40:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-6364 Could you use it like paper mache to decorate something?

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6362 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:52:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6362 I had someone just say today that they tried it in warm weather, Colleen. Sure it would work, but like you say, it would just melt more quickly.

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6361 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:51:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6361 So glad you’re enjoying our ideas, Tricia. :) Yes! You have to try the watercolours! Let me know if you do, and how your little buddies like them!

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6360 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:50:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6360 So glad we’re giving you some ideas for your kids’ group, Lynn! Thanks so much for following along!

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by Lynn http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6359 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:57:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6359 I volunteer for a kids group (I just love it) and you have given me some great ideas for crafts. It is winter and sometimes it get kinda hard to come up with things to keep the kids on task. I am always looking for great ideas and this is a super site for that! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Comment on Most Popular Posts of 2013 by triciaslittleblessings http://happyhooligans.ca/most-popular-posts-of-2013/#comment-6358 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:38:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12583#comment-6358 These are great Jackie ! I must try the homemade watercolours , I have my little buddies coming back . I know they would love them . Our favorites this year was wet chalk , your Christmas crafts involving tissue paper, and bubble painting . Thanks for your ideas

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Most popular posts of 2013 - happy hooligans - our best kid activities http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-6357 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:15:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-6357 […] 6.Repurposed Denim Aprons: […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Most popular posts of 2013 - happy hooligans - our best kid activities http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6356 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:59:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6356 […] homemade watercolours […]

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Comment on coloured ice sculptures by Colleen Hayward http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-6355 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:40:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-6355 Would it work the same only mealy quicker in Warmer weather?

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Joan http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6354 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:19:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6354 My daughter was so excited to receive the reversible receiving blanket and bibs. When she used the blue jean bib she said it was so nice and soft to wipe the babies face using the soft flannel from the strip I used, of the same material from the receiving blanket. It seemed to be in just the right spot. I also used the flannel piece for the back of the bibs.
Thanks, we are having so much fun having a baby Granddaughter. I will be making more of these. Thanks again, Joan

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6353 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 00:57:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6353 Wonderful, Joan! I love co-ordinating the bibs and blankets when giving them as gifts too. Congratulations on your new granddaughter!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6352 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 00:56:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6352 Great! So glad you were happy with the paint recipe, Jeri!

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-6351 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 00:55:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-6351 You can use liquid, Jeri Lynn. The colours might not be as intense, but it should still work.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6350 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 00:54:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6350 I really couldn’t say for sure, Kodi. Sorry!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Kodi http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6349 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:52:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6349 Is it possible to substitute the vinegar w/ another weak acid like lemon juice? I have vinegar somewhere but I can’t seem to find it.

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by nataliyad http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-6348 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 15:57:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-6348 OMG! We did this one too, just a couple of weeks ago! What a coincidence!
http://pipidinko.blogspot.ca/2013/12/ice-digging-for-dinosaurs.html#.Ur7057QTj9M

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Jeri Lynn Willis Jagger http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-6347 Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:17:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-6347 Do you have to use gel coloring or can you use the liquid?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Jeri Lynn Willis Jagger http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-6346 Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:19:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-6346 can’t wait to make, agree looks like an outdoor activity

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Jeri Lynn Willis Jagger http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6345 Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:16:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6345 This was a huge hit for Christmas…I made some up from Santa…and the boys just love it. I have a 3 and 5 year old (well I also have a 16 and 14 year old as well as a 5 month old….but the 3 & 5 year old were the target age for this). I love it because it’s big enough to SHARE!!!! Not those little strips of water colors you get at the store…THANK YOU for the post…thinking the Easter bunny is going to bring your sidewalk chalk and the bubbles #thinkingahead!

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Comment on Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe by Meredith @ Homegrown Friends http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-guacamole/#comment-6344 Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:18:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12555#comment-6344 Oh these pictures make me want to eat my computer screen! Love guacamole!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Joan http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6340 Wed, 25 Dec 2013 02:54:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6340 I did make this reversible receiving blanket and two blue jean bibs with the same strip of material on each of the blue jean bibs as the reversible blanket. I also make a burp cloth. This was all made for my new Granddaughter. It was easy and fun, Thanks for posting it! Joan

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Comment on toilet roll reindeer by Rosie the Reindeer | cuddles + muddles + muddy puddles http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-6339 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:34:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-6339 […] Cute toilet roll reindeer craft from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on homemade magic kit by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-magic-kit/#comment-6338 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:04:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9335#comment-6338 Aw, thanks Melissa! It’s funny, I forget sometimes that while I’m blogging to an audience of moms with young kids, my blogger friends’ kids are all growing up, and won’t be needing my ideas for too much longer. :( I’m so glad you still pop by to see what we’re up to though. Thank you! xx

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-6337 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:01:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-6337 Yay! So glad you like them! That’s great that the boys made them on their own! Proof that the recipe really is easy! Can’t wait to have them with our Xmas feast!

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Comment on big soft ginger cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-6336 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:00:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-6336 Glad the cookies were a hit, Kathryn! I usually put the batter in the fridge between batches too. I should mention that in the post. I think I’ll try making mine a little smaller next time. The big ones are great, but they go so fast! Maybe more, smaller cookies would last a little longer. Thanks for the tip!

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Comment on big soft ginger cookies by Kathryn Myers http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-6335 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 03:36:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-6335 Thanks for the recipe. I made them last night for office gifts and they were a hit! These reminded me of when I was very young and made ginger snaps with my mother….the smell in my home was warm and cozy! Thank you for the memory!
Just a couple of tips…I kept the dough in the fridge while cookies were baking. Otherwise the dough was too sticky. The size balls I rolled were about an inch in diameter & they came out about 2″ big…not as big as what yours seem to be, but I did get 4 dozen cookies out of your recipe! Awesome AND delicious!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by christina carino-Forrest http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-6334 Mon, 23 Dec 2013 19:16:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-6334 HANDPRINTS! Genius…..

Xmas eve craft and stocking stuffer gifts for family!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Kathleen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-6333 Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:52:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-6333 These are so easy and yummy, why trying something else. Made them a couple of times already and they are always a success! My boys 12 and 9 made these the last time, all by themselves!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Crystal McClean http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-6332 Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:03:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-6332 Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ve not yet tried our bread maker with anything other than white and brown bread as it was passed down to us and didn’t come with directions. My son wants me to bake overnight buns for Christmas morning…the last time I made them (2 Christmases ago) they puffed up and then fell flat. They tasted ok but definitely weren’t sharable outside of our family. I have your recipe bookemarked as well as the tab open on my tablet in case of another disaster this year…if we don’t have buns for breakfast I’ll make these for later in the day or Boxing Day so we can share with in-laws.

Merry Christmas!!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Jeri http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-6331 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:12:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-6331 Ohhhhh how i wish my sewing machine didnt break :-( someday soon!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Tash http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6330 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:06:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6330 if the paints dry chalky, it might mean that there’s too much pigment and not enough binder. you could try adding something that naturally binds, like perhaps honey or egg yolks, but they would have to be used fresh rather than dry. however, the paint will bind to the paper better and be more resistant to light fading and wear/tear.

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Comment on golf ball webs and finger spiders by Child Central Station – 101 Ways to Paint Without a Brush! #creativitymatters http://happyhooligans.ca/golf-ball-webs-and-finger-spiders/#comment-6329 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 04:23:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1342#comment-6329 […] 2. Celery 3. Apples 4. Golf Balls […]

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Comment on homemade magic kit by Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-magic-kit/#comment-6327 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:26:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9335#comment-6327 This is so adorable. Even just adding extra things you mentioned to a commercial kit would make it so much better. Many times the sets are not so great and cheap. I may may make one of these set for a 3 year old that I know. Thanks so much. You have such wonderful ideas. I know I would be following you if I had a younger child. You are amazing! I am always popping by on your page either way. Merry Christmas!

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Comment on How to wrap a gift card or concert tickets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-6326 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:22:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-6326 What a fun guy you are, Mike! She’ll love that! Enjoy the concert!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-6325 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:21:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-6325 Thank you Yvonne! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family too! We are encased in a world of ice right now. We have snow on the ground, but it’s been raining for over 24 hours, and the temps are hovering just below zero, so our world is a skating rink right now. It’s crazy. You could literally skate on our driveway. So awful for anyone who still has to shop or travel for Xmas. It’s supposed to last for another day too. Hopefully then it will let up. I still have one more Walmart trip to make. I’ll be ok if I don’t get there – the boys just won’t get any body wash or undies in the stocking this year. lol Thank GOODNESS all the rest of the shopping is done!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6324 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:17:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6324 I’m in Canada too, Colleen, and I get my icing gels at Bulk Barn, and also at my local health/bulk food store. Michael’s Crafts also carry them, or as a last resort, you could order from Amazon.ca. So glad you’re liking our activities!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Colleen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-6323 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 23:21:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-6323 Hi Jackie,

Someone could have asked this already so I am sorry if this is a repeat. Where can I find gel coloring? I have never seen it before. Thank you for your blog, it is AMAZING. I am following you on Facebook and we have tried a lot of your ideas. Great for snowy indoor play up here in Canada.

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by brisyvonne (Yvonne) http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-6322 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 22:06:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-6322 They look very yummy indeed. I will have to borrow the bread maker from my brother again. lol
Jackie I hope you and your family have a safe, happy and special Christmas and all the best for the new year. Starting to really warm up in Australia, I have a friend visiting Canada and it looks absolutely magical with all the snow. She even posted a video of them all snowing, and snow boarding. It certainly made me feel cool for a minute.

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by irini -Greece http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-6321 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 20:20:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-6321 I like the colour mix that you greate.Bravo very nice job!

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Comment on How to wrap a gift card or concert tickets by Mike http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-6320 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:24:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-6320 This is great idea….I am going to start with a big box and wrap and place about 4 other boxes in with my wife’s favorites…1 box with a can of coke, another box with a twix bar, one with the fun size twix, and one with a bag of her favorite chips or popcorn, then the can filled with Hershey kisses and the concert tix.

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Janis Cox (@AuthorJanisCox) http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-6319 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:35:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-6319 Following you from Crafty Moms Share. Wonderful idea.Next year.
Blessings,
Janis http://www.janiscox.com Author of Tadeo Turtle

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by www.aspiredliving.net http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-6318 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:33:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-6318 WOW! Those look like you broke the bank, they are plastic & big kids could do it for me. Sounds like a win win all around thank you so much for posting!

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-6317 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:57:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-6317 I hope you do, Rachel. They’re so easy to make, but the results are so beautiful.

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Comment on Cardboard Gingerbread House by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cardboard-gingerbread-house/#comment-6316 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:57:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12535#comment-6316 Thanks, Rachel! This really was so fun. Glad you liked it.

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Comment on Painting with Shaving Cream: Fantastic Sensory Play Idea! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-shaving-cream/#comment-6315 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:56:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4031#comment-6315 I’m so glad this brought back good memories for you, Leroy. I’m all about providing kids with the kind of good, old-fashioned play experiences we had “back in the day”. :)

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Comment on painting rainbows by ABC's of Cardboard Creations N-S - Here Come the Girls http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-rainbows/#comment-6314 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 09:10:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2725#comment-6314 […] Rainbows from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on homemade name puzzle by ABC's of Cardboard Creations N-S - Here Come the Girls http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-homemade-name-puzzle/#comment-6313 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 09:10:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1116#comment-6313 […] Name Puzzle from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts Valentines Decorations by ABC's of Cardboard Creations G-M - Here Come the Girls http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-6312 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 08:32:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-6312 […] Hearts from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Painting with Shaving Cream: Fantastic Sensory Play Idea! by Leroy http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-shaving-cream/#comment-6311 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 08:16:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4031#comment-6311 I is over 60 when I was a kid in club scout we did lot of thing messy paint,mud making lot thing, some to learn our pin happy to know kid still have fun.

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Comment on Cardboard Gingerbread House by Rachel | Racheous - Lovable Learning http://happyhooligans.ca/cardboard-gingerbread-house/#comment-6310 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:45:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12535#comment-6310 I know my kids would LOVE to do this. I love the open-ended fun in your set up!

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Rachel | Racheous - Lovable Learning http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-6309 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:44:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-6309 These are simply gorgeous! Next year I’m certainly going to stock up on fillable ornaments like these (maybe on after Christmas sales!?) and create all the awesome ideas such as this one with my littlies!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-6308 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:47:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-6308 Sounds like maybe your dough was too dry, Andrea, or perhaps you rolled your ornaments too thin. I’ve heard a few people say the same, but the majority of people say they love the recipe. Ours are almost a week old now, and they haven’t cracked or broken. We rolled ours quite thick though, so maybe that’s the trick.

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Comment on big soft ginger cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-6307 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:45:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-6307 Good to know, Janet! (not that I’ll ever find myself with enough left to freeze lol)

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by yasmine http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-6306 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:43:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-6306 This is super brilliant and it looks amazing!!! love it and thanks a million for the great tips ! keep up the good work!

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Comment on big soft ginger cookies by Janet http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-6305 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:03:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-6305 Hi Jackie,

They freeze okay; I microwaved them to make them softer, and they were good, but they’re definitely better pre-freezing.
I have two boys (only 1 and 2.5 at this point), so I anticipate this not being an issue with us either soon enough. :)

We made these to give to all our friends at Christmas! They were a hit, and we’ll make these every year.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Andrea http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-6304 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:27:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-6304 I tried to use this dough this year for a class project with my preschoolers and when it dried it broke and cracked. We were devastated.

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