Comments for Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca Art for Kids, Kids Crafts, Kids Activities and Play Ideas Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:49:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Comment on Paper Bag Puffy Hearts – A Valentines Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-puffy-hearts/#comment-14687 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:49:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2518#comment-14687 Thank you, Tiffany! That’s the best compliment I could ever ask for! So glad you’re enjoying our activities!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by French Vanilla Brownie Cupcakes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-14683 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:39:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-14683 […] Big Soft Ginger Cookies […]

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Comment on Quick and Easy Coffee Cake Recipe for Last Minute Entertaining by French Vanilla Brownie Cupcakes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-coffee-cake/#comment-14682 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:38:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=828#comment-14682 […] soup to thicken it up? I always have one on hand because a boxed cake mix is the main ingredient in this incredibly easy coffee cake, an all-time favourite around […]

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Comment on Paper Bag Puffy Hearts – A Valentines Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Tiffany http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-puffy-hearts/#comment-14674 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:45:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2518#comment-14674 You have the best blog. It’s so hard to come up with activities that a 2-3 year old can actually do. I love all your ideas! They are fun and achievable for preschoolers. Thanks!! Tiffany

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Comment on Paper Bag Puffy Hearts – A Valentines Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Penny Grossman http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-puffy-hearts/#comment-14548 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:15:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2518#comment-14548 Your stuff is TOTALLY amazing!!!
You impress me each and every day with your posts.
Thanks you for helping me to be so very creative with my preschoolers.
Most sincerely,
Penny Grossman

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-14545 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:11:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-14545 I’ll have to get you to ask the author of that post, Diya. I’ve simply included it in a round up on my site. If you drop Jen a line from Mama Papa Bubba (click on the link to her blog in my post), you can drop her a line. Good luck!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by diya oswal http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-14535 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:53:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-14535 Please let me know this question’s answer please it’s urgent cause my mommy’s birthday is tomorrow nd i need this idea to make a gift for her…..plzzz its a request

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by diya oswal http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-14534 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:49:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-14534 I liked your hand shaped ring dish but can we use anything else inspite of air dry clay……and if then from where i can buy this air dry clay!!!!!!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Snowman Craft by 2015 Winter Crafts Round Up! - Playground Parkbench http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-snowman-ornament/#comment-14525 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:48:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1623#comment-14525 […] toilet roll snowman craft […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Dianne http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-14394 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:45:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-14394 I use some of the flavored coffees but most of the time I use my refillable cups I bought a dollar general store (4 in a pack for about 10 dollars) I love my regular coffee brand and buying it in the k-cups is too expensive. Refills save money and the environment..a little at a time.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Dianne http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-14393 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:39:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-14393 Snow man or Santa ornaments

Use 5 cups
Place one rightside up
Glue second cup rightside down on top of first
Do this again with last two cups then glue them on top of each other
Spray paint white for a snow man; red for santa
Add all the accessories as needed such as black belt from felt, cotton ball spread out as a bread, wiggle eyes, small pom poms for buttons, felt for scarf, etc.
Spray paint last (5th) cup black or red and add a felt base of black for snowman hat or a cotton ball that has been stretched out long to go around the red one to use for Santa. Glue hat in place. Glue gun would be best

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Jenny http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-14391 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:26:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-14391 My 9 yr old son LOVES the “I Survived” series. It’s fiction based on real events (“I Survived Pearl Harbor,” “I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic,” etc.). He’s been reading them for the last year or two & even wrote the author to see when a new one would be coming out. Definitely recommend!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by ann http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-14385 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:43:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-14385 My son absolutely love The Rangers Apprentice Series. he is 10… he has gotten all his friends to read the series as well.

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Tessa http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-14371 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:32:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-14371 I’m wonder the same thing is there another sheet of wax paper over top of the painted wax paper before you slid and stamp withy the cap?

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentines Wreath for Toddlers to Make by Nancy Johnson http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-14330 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:05:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-14330 This is so cute. I thought maybe I could make hearts out of paper plates.I love this craft. Thankyou

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by Bring the Playground to your Backyard — Marquette Turner Luxury Homes http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-14316 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:37:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-14316 […] can be made and added to the backyard in the space of a few hours, are balance beams, tight ropes, mud pits and soccer goals, no net required. You can also randomly arrange tree stumps in varying heights for […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Todd Pipkin http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-14308 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:49:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-14308 And no Huckleberry Finn?!?! No Tom Sawyer?!?!?!

SACRILEGE, in the World of Boys!!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Lori http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-14292 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:36:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-14292 The Shadow Children Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix should not be missed. Draws in every reluctant reader I’ve ever worked with.

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Comment on Footprint Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving by Bubble Blowing Activity - Bubble Towers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/foot-print-turkeys-and-painting-with-bubbles/#comment-14291 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:33:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1302#comment-14291 […] The last time I set the hooligans up with this bubble activity, they were at it for about a half an hour.  I wonder how long your kids will stay with it for?  If you’re looking for away to extend the bubble blowing activity, have a look at this post to see how you can create coloured art with your bubbles! […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-14286 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:49:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-14286 Hi Melinda, you can find measurements for both he machines and top loading machines in the “using your detergent” section of the post.

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Comment on Beef and Barley Soup – Easy, Hearty and Delicious! by Amy Gaudette http://happyhooligans.ca/beef-barley-soup-easy-hearty-delicious/#comment-14264 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:16:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18855#comment-14264 Anyone try this with a ground beef substitute? Just wondered if you’d get the samish flavored…

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Melinda http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-14261 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:53:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-14261 I have just started using this, and my mom would like to use it too… She just wonders if it’s safe for her h e machine and how much would you use…. Thanks!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Gail http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-14259 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:40:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-14259 I made these rolls and they couldn’t have been easier. The photo directions were excellent. As well as tasting light and delicious, they looked amazing. I don’t usually take pictures of food, but I made an exception in this case!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Randy http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-14242 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:26:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-14242 I loved the Hardy Boys series. I read them in the seventies around age 12. They were my father’s probably from the forties, I need to look and see if they are still around my father’s house.
Randy

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Comment on Build a Snowman Activity Tray by Amy Huntley@theidearoom.net http://happyhooligans.ca/build-snowman-activity-tray/#comment-14169 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:46:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12199#comment-14169 Such a fun idea!

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Comment on Teaching Spreading Skills with Blocks and Shaving Cream by Erica http://happyhooligans.ca/teaching-spreading-skills-shaving-cream/#comment-14165 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15392#comment-14165 This is a great idea! I was just talking to my 6-year-old about learning to make his own PB&Js. He doesn’t want to because the last time he tried, I kept getting after him for not paying attention and getting the jelly everywhere except on the bread. Kids’ messes just stress me out. We’ll definitely have to try your idea! But it’ll have to wait a while…January in Colorado is a bit too cold.
We already have the foam blocks, thanks to your suggestion and link! My kids love them! So we got a second set. They get played with more than anything else they have!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Cookie http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-14153 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:38:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-14153 If you belong to a group that has secret pals or secret sisters, Paint the cups and decorate with beads and ribbons or anything you have, then insert a message of encouragement or a small gift for your secret sister or pal, cut a circle of paper and glue around the edge of the cup to seal. Stuff seven and put a message of encouragement to be opened one a day for a week.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-14126 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:56:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-14126 You’ll love them, Claudia! I’ve read all but a few of them, and they’re terrific!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Claudia Sneigoski http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-14087 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:48:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-14087 When I was in 4th grade I saw a book entitled, “King Arthur for Boys”. It was the one time that a feminist side came bursting forth.
“For BOYS! Why just for boys! Am I not supposed to read it because I am a girl!!”
So, I plucked it from the shelf and read it! When I was done I closed it with a satisfied, “There! and I LIKED it!”
So, when I see this list I want to read them all too!!!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Nannette http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-14067 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:01:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-14067 I hate to be a curmudgeon, but from the get go I thought this was such a wasteful item….do we really need such an appliance…?

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Evie Jo http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-14007 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:24:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-14007 When teaching elementary art grades 1-6, I would use an old cheese grater for shredding old crayons. However, that can take a toll on knuckles and fingers. Myyy solution: crayon/pencil sharpeners! The cheap plastic ones with a storage cup attached. Ooooh, and my 6th grade art helpers. They loooved shredding crayons! You could even control the colors and keep colors separated in little margarine tubs.

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Comment on 6 Easy Valentine’s Crafts Your Toddlers and Preschoolers Will Love by Julie Land http://happyhooligans.ca/6-easy-valentines-crafts-toddlers/#comment-13997 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:38:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18792#comment-13997 I so love these ideas…great for both classes I work in, preschool Jrs. and my Toddler class. Easy peasy, too!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by joyce counts http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-13939 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:22:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-13939 I cut toilet rolls in half….covered with fabric that has breast cancer symbols..filled with indivually wrapped peppermints and enclose inclear cellophane and tied at both ends with pink ribbon. Given as a gift during October…breast cancer month!

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Comment on Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup by Delta http://happyhooligans.ca/slow-cooker-chicken-salsa-soup/#comment-13938 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:15:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17892#comment-13938 Most of the time you can highlight the recipe (even the picture in this case since it is right on top) and just hit the print button on your print button on your computer. Just tried it and it worked like a charm on this recipe.

Can’t wait to try this, it looks so yummy!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-13929 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:28:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-13929 Any non-fiction suggestions? My 12 yr old is not a big reader but he gets sucked into non fiction.

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-13924 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:10:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-13924 Do you mean “Denim”, Agnes? I have two projects that make great use of old denim jeans: http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/ and http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by 7 Awesome Ways To Keep Your Child Entertained - Even On Rainy Days! http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-13902 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:16:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-13902 […] How about making some rainbow rice with your child? It will keep them entertained and can be used it many other things like sticking them on paper etc. Learn how here! […]

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Comment on bringing the snow indoors – a snow sensory bin by HUGE Collection of Winter Sensory Activities for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/snow-sensory-bi/#comment-13872 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:05:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2247#comment-13872 […] Sensory Play Exploring Snow Inside – Play Dr Mom Snowy Sensory Bin – Happy Hooligans Snow Sensory Bin – Happy Hooligans Snow Sensory Tub – Simple Fun for KidsExploring Symmetry with Snowflakes – And Next […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Tawna http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-13802 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:51:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-13802 I would add the Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans for tweens to adult. My 12 year old grandson loves them as much as his grandpa and grandma do. Very exciting!!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Agnes. Porteous http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-13787 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:51:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-13787 Looking for ideas to use. Up lots of old Demi Jean all colors and weight of Demi. Look to make our new grand child items . Also ideas for other members of family we have 4 girls and 3 boys al kids are in 20 -30 Thanks

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Comment on 21 {Gorgeous} Outdoor Ornaments to Make with Your Kids by Rebecca http://happyhooligans.ca/21-gorgeous-outdoor-ornaments-make-kids/#comment-13781 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:37:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18848#comment-13781 This is a super fun list! We will definitely be making some of theses and showing them off in the yard!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-13766 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:11:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-13766 My son is in 4th grade and has never been an avid reader. He is devouring the STAT:Standing Tall and Talented series (5 books) written and based on the life of NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire. A very positive story line, that follows 11year old Amar’e, his friends and family and reinforces being a good person, team work, responsibility, positive attitude and believing in yourself. My son loves sports and basketball, so that sparked his interest and the storyline has had him hooked from start to finish of each book in the series. Recommended for readers age 8-12 year olds.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Preschool | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-13764 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:48:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-13764 […] 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – happy hooligans – flour and baby oil. I’m a sucker for a good, homemade sensory play recipe, and this flour and baby oil Cloud dough is something I’ve been waiting all winter to make! […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by 23 Ways To Keep Your Toddler Busy on a Rainy Day | NewSpeeder http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-13760 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:23:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-13760 […] This is an easy-to-follow tutorial from Happy Hooligans. Always good to have in the house, rainbow rice will come in handy in some of the ideas below. […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Friday Finds–1/23/2015 | QuiltMouse http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-13745 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:10:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-13745 […] is a recipe for “Homemade Water Color Paints” that can be made with items you probably have on hand in the kitchen and can be used with this […]

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Comment on Simple, 3-Ingredient Concoctions for Kids to Make by Tina http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-3-ingredient-concoctions-kids-make/#comment-13728 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:40:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15802#comment-13728 I used to make edible play-doh when I was a kid. I cant wait to make this cool stuff with my daughter!

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Comment on Squash and Potato Soup by Beef and Barley Soup Recipe - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/squash-and-potato-soup/#comment-13715 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:06:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=967#comment-13715 […] Butternut Squash and Potato Soup […]

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Comment on Constructing with Styrofoam Activity for Kids by Bella http://happyhooligans.ca/constructing-with-styrofoam/#comment-13714 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:46:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4132#comment-13714 We cut things like this in the bath. Same when we fill beanbags or use those little white balls for a project. Much much easier to vacuum up from the bath (be sure to put the plug in to catch the small bits but obviously no water).

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Comment on Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/slow-cooker-chicken-salsa-soup/#comment-13687 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:04:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17892#comment-13687 Hi! Do you use 1 cup of dry pasta to add to the slow cooker? Can’t wait to try this…looks delicious!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Community Post: 19 DIYs For The Artist In You - Buzz Jeet http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-13635 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:37:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-13635 […] Super easy watercolors that you can make with materials you probably have around the house! Directions Here! […]

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Comment on Simple Trick to Organize Gift Cards and Rewards Cards in Your Wallet by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-trick-organize-gift-cards-wallet/#comment-13606 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:15:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18296#comment-13606 Really? Sorry to hear that, Kirsten. I didn’t have any trouble with mine?

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-13605 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:14:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-13605 There isn’t buttermilk in the recipe, Waynette. It’s just cream that you put in the jar. When you shake the jar, the cream will separate into a liquid and a solid. The solid is butter, and the liquid is buttermilk. You pour the buttermilk off, and you’re left with butter. :)

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Magic Milk Experiment Explosion of Colour - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-13595 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:33:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-13595 […] Check out our 10-minute, homemade butter! […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by waynette sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-13584 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:53:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-13584 Why is there no mention of buttermilk in the recipe? Need to know how much buttermilk & when to put in.

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Comment on Simple Trick to Organize Gift Cards and Rewards Cards in Your Wallet by Kirsten http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-trick-organize-gift-cards-wallet/#comment-13583 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:38:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18296#comment-13583 I did this a month ago and love it BUT it killed my hole punch.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-13549 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:09:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-13549 Aw, thanks for your support and encouragement, Charlotte. :) I think people really forget that bloggers are real human beings with real lives. lol In addition to writing and maintaining my blog, I’m trying to keep up with my facebook page, which has 1/2 million followers, and of course – then there’s my life as a mom and wife, the house-work, the errands… so, you know…. a little bit busy here. Heehee. Glad folks like you can appreciate that, and see the humour in the comment thread. xx

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-13548 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:01:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-13548 Your pattern idea is brilliant, Verda! I’ll definitely use that tip in my sewing room!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-13547 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:01:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-13547 Yes! I have a post about the expanding Ivory experiment on my blog, Kelli! We LOVE doing that! Isn’t it amazing? It doesn’t matter how time we watch that bar of soap expand – it impresses me every time!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Charlotte from AZ http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-13540 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:25:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-13540 WOW! I will definitely be trying these…love Ginger Cookies! Sounds like they were a hit with 99.9 of your readers. I am amazed tho when readers have to comment such straaaange ones…Really? Criticizing the author of the Blog cause they didn’t get their question answered sooner than 2 hours? Many times I see that questions aren’t answered at all..so what…figure it out! And you found another similar recipe on another site…Man ‘o man…Really? And you’re going to put that in print? Oh well, if we were all alike it would be boring! I love your blog Jackie! Been checking out all of your Christmas ornaments that little ones can make…very cute! Thanks for sharing!!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Toni Atchison http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-13498 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:35:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-13498 I’ve used the same basic recipe quite often. However, I’ve made it with scented soaps (my mom saves bars of Zest for me), and been pleased with the results. Seems to last. But I never diluted mine, just used the jelled detergent straight from the bucket at a quarter cup per load. I like using Zest for the scent, but have also used Yardley’s lavender too.

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Jen http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-13479 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:21:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-13479 Just made this for lunch with my two homeschooled hooligans,, It’s was fun, easy, and super fast!! We are eating it now and it’s also DELICIOUS!! We substituted raw honey for sugar (we are beekeepers so we do not use sugar at all). I added it to the water and put it in a little pot on low. Few min to make the water warm and melt the honey. Then just followed the recipe!! Saving this for sure!! Thank you!!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Resources for young learners | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-13470 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:34:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-13470 […] science experiment for toddlers and preschoolers! I love making homemade toys for the hooligans. Easy Puffy Paint recipe. 3-Ingredient, homemade Puffy Paint you make in your […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Kelli http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-13439 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:55:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-13439 If you don’t want to grate the ivory cut it in quarter size pierce and put it in the microwave! It’s expands and turns in to crumbs after you play with it! My kids love it!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Verda http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-13429 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:39:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-13429 I love all the great ideas listed here. One that I use is to roll a drawing or pattern and slip it into a cardboard tube. Keeps it neat without creases. Of course my great-grandsons think they are mega-phones or telescopes. Kids can always make a game out of anything.

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Comment on 6 Easy Valentine’s Crafts Your Toddlers and Preschoolers Will Love by Patricia Stubbs http://happyhooligans.ca/6-easy-valentines-crafts-toddlers/#comment-13420 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:55:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18792#comment-13420 Thank you. These are so cute !

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by karen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-13418 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:49:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-13418 Not sure about the tupperware container, more chance of the lid popping off. How about a plastic peanut butter jar, or a Kraft Marshmallow creme jar. Those are now made of plastic.

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by 10 Fun Water Play Activities For Kids | HitShareNow http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-13359 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:12:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-13359 […] via happyhooligans […]

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts – Valentines Decorations for Kids to Make by 6 Easy Valentine's Crafts for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-13345 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:05:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-13345 […] think we made these tin-foil tissue-paper heart ornaments about 4 years ago, and they’re still one of my all-time favourite Valentine’s crafts. […]

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Amber http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-13333 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:17:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-13333 I make calzones regularly. the part I hate is the time consuming dough makin process I’m going to try this and hope it’s just a delish without all the fuss!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-13302 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:38:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-13302 Yay! Sounds like you are awesome grandparents! Your family is so blessed to have you!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentines Wreath for Toddlers to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-13301 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:37:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-13301 Great idea, Denise!

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Comment on 35+ Creative Ways to Use Leftover Candy Canes by Blender Babes http://happyhooligans.ca/35-creative-ways-use-leftover-candy-canes/#comment-13300 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:14:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18758#comment-13300 Glad our Peppermint Alexander Cocktail made your list! Thank you! :) HAPPY BLENDING! ~ Team Blender Babes

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Comment on Tissue Paper Valentines Wreath for Toddlers to Make by Denise http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-valentine-wreath/#comment-13297 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:45:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12822#comment-13297 I would mix glue in with the paint and have the kids stick the tissue paper on right away. Think I will do with my preschool class!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by rosemarie johnson http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-13292 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:48:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-13292 i have a 7 year old grandson who loves to do crafts and soon to be 2 years twins from the same family that love to get into doing things with us as we the grand-parents watch them 2-3 days a week and i love doing crafts with them so now i am saving all of my toliet paper tubes,paper towels tubes all tubes cause you can make some really cute crafts with them plus i love making them as much as they do..thank you…

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Comment on Homemade Story Stones by Melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-13232 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 02:09:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-13232 Love how vivid the picture look! Great for story telling.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Heather-Marie http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-13229 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:53:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-13229 I have over 100 cardboard tubes that we have done nothing with.

If there is anyone that would like to use them for crafts, I would be willing to mail them to you! Just let me know :) PinkLemonade_222@hotmail.com

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Jackie http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-13207 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:01:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-13207 So many great ideas and endless activities with the kids using readily-at-hand materials. Thank you!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 30 Indoor Activities for Little Kids (Or, How to Keep Your Sanity on a Snowy or Rainy Day) - Average But Inspired http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-13190 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:51:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-13190 […] paint and be amazed when it puffs and hardens in the microwave.  This is a great recipe from Happy Hooligans.  My kids LOVED this.  We didn’t have self-rising flour, so we used an easy […]

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Comment on 35+ Creative Ways to Use Leftover Candy Canes by Dayna @ Lemon Lime Adventures http://happyhooligans.ca/35-creative-ways-use-leftover-candy-canes/#comment-13187 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:36:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18758#comment-13187 Thank you so much for including our experiment!

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – An Easy Bird Feeder Craft For Toddlers by 15 Fab Winter Craft Ideas | 101thingstodowithkids http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-13184 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:00:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-13184 […] 6. Cheerio bird feeder by Happy Hooligans – this is a neat, and unique idea! […]

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by 35+ Creative Ways to Use Leftover Candy Canes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-13137 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:53:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-13137 […] Cinnamon Sugar Snowflakes […]

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Luisa http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-13129 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:37:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-13129 Wow! Love it! These are so awesome! I can’t wait to try them out!
Thank you so much!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids - Lil Moo Creations http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-13059 Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:25:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-13059 […]  How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids […]

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Comment on Sensory Play in a Cardboard Box by Beginners guide to Small World Play | Raising Playful Tots http://happyhooligans.ca/small-world-in-a-cardboard-box/#comment-13049 Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:34:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1064#comment-13049 […] Open a large cardboard box like the ones for appliances or your big box TV 1. Diorama  2. Cardboard box […]

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-12977 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:06:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-12977 Great suggestion, Joyce!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-12976 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:05:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-12976 That’s brilliant, Cindy! I use my hairdryer to dry our art projects all the time, but I’d never thought of using it to dry our rice! Thanks for the great suggestion!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kristin http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12962 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:00:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12962 I would also add the Artemis Fowl series!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Cindy Saffron http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-12955 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:32:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-12955 I always dry my pasta and rice in a big bowl using a hair dryer. It dries within 3 minutes and can be used immediately.

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Joyce anderson http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-12934 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:31:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-12934 Hang the wax paper art on a window by gluing 1″ foam strips to each side, like a picture frame. Then attach 2 small suction cups to 2 corners, and hang in a window.

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Comment on Popsicle Stick Snowflakes by Winter Activities, Games, & Crafts For Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/popsicle-stick-snowflakes/#comment-12919 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:45:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1840#comment-12919 […] Popsicle Stick Snowflakes via Happy […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Nancy http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12905 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:14:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12905 PEAK by Roland Smith is another excellent choice. I’m wondering if anyone else has read it?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Sheena http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12880 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:05:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12880 Thank you so much for the great list! My son and I will be sure to check out some of these. Right now we’re enjoying the ‘Magic Treehouse’ series, but we’re always looking for new and exciting books for boys. Thanks again for the post and for the work you put into it. {BTW- don’t feel bad about Harry Potter, I’ve never read it either. It was too low of grade level when I was in school so I never read it. ;)}.
Thanks!
Sheena

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Comment on ghost mud by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud/#comment-12869 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:51:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1489#comment-12869 It’s generally a one-time activity, Ruth. We’ve put ours in a sealed baggy and kept it for a day or two, but it starts to go fuzzy (moldy) after a couple of days.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by carol sienkowski http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12862 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:09:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12862 My son is all grown up now. He started reading Nate the Great series. Then read the entire Box Car Children series. And the Hardy Boys. I have enjoyed and always recommended. the Great Brain. I don’t remember who wrote it but it is also a series of books with different names. All good!

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Comment on ghost mud by Ruth Shapovalov http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud/#comment-12841 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:38:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1489#comment-12841 How did you store this, if you stored it? Or was it a one-time activity? I’m going to make this at the local Boys and Girls Club and would like to know ahead of time if we can re-use it. Thanks in advance!

Ruth

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Comment on Puffy Paint Valentines Cards for Kids to Make by Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney http://happyhooligans.ca/puffy-paint-valentines/#comment-12831 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:56:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13004#comment-12831 This is a wonderful idea!! I would love to do this with the boys. It’s been pretty cold so we are looking for new ideas to do in the house. Thanks for the great idea!

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Shannon http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-12807 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:34:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-12807 Thank you. I will try this next time. I was successful years ago but this year had the paint problem of it running off and leaving empty spots as it dries. Disappointing.

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Shannon http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-12806 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:30:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-12806 Had the same problem with the paint just running off and not adhering. So frustrating since I successfully did this project years ago. Cheap acrylic paint? Using Styrofoam cups instead of plastic??? Ornaments have some coating inside??? Only 3 differences I can think of.

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Comment on Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Mittens by Heart Shaped French Toast - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/french-toast-mittens/#comment-12794 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:26:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2042#comment-12794 […] French Toast in kid-friendly shapes is such an easy way to add a bit of fun to meal-time, or to make a themed meal extra-special. […]

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Heart Shaped French Toast - Valentines themed lunch - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-12793 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:23:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-12793 […] love making cute holiday-themed treats for my daycare hooligans!  Here’s a really cute food idea for Valentine’s Day.  Heart […]

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Preschool Dinosaur Dig - Fireflies and Mud Pies http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-12788 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:45:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-12788 […] for Toddlers | Fantastic Fun and Learning Magic Hatching Dinosaur Eggs | Fun at Home with Kids Dinosaur Activity Bin | Happy Hooligans Paper Mache Dino Bank | Red Ted Art Dinosaur Footprint Craft | Crafty Morning DIY […]

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Comment on Snowflake Activity – Building Snowflakes on a Mirror by Anna http://happyhooligans.ca/snowflake-activity-mirror-dry-erase-markers-gems/#comment-12772 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:36:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18656#comment-12772 They look gorgeous! We love mirror play, we’ll have to try this.
Thanks for including our snowflake printables, so cool to see them used for such a lovely activity :)

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Kate http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-12733 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:51:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-12733 These are my new favorite and I have tried a lot of different recipes! Thank you so much!!!

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Jilly B http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-12721 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:19:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-12721 Can’t wait until tomatoes are in season again so I can try your recipe, the shop bought ones here do not have much flavour. Got a blender similar to this for Christmas so coming across new soup recipes it’s fantastic!

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Comment on Snowflake Activity – Building Snowflakes on a Mirror by Lora http://happyhooligans.ca/snowflake-activity-mirror-dry-erase-markers-gems/#comment-12720 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:17:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18656#comment-12720 What a beautiful way to make snowflakes! We’ve got tons of jewels floating around here.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Shawn http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12718 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:10:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12718 My son was reading Red Badge of Courage in grade 4. His teacher was in shock. My son was an avid reader from age 1..any and all books. His vocabulary skills and correct usage in Kindergarten amazed his teachers. I guess I’m trying to point out just how important it is to read to them right from the beginning days of their lives.

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Comment on Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup by Dana http://happyhooligans.ca/slow-cooker-chicken-salsa-soup/#comment-12704 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:56:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17892#comment-12704 What is this serving size?

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-12674 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:19:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-12674 You can use the solofill reusable k-cups and fill with your own coffee with the newer Keurig machines. All you have to do is cut the top ring that says “Keurig brewed” and glue it to the top of the reusable cup. The machine will read the label, allowing you to brew your own brand if coffee. 😊

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Comment on Tin Foil and Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft for Kids by Tissue Paper Easter Eggs | All Crafts http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-12670 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:25:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-12670 […] source: […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-12666 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:43:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-12666 “Justin comes out to play”. I LOVE it, Jen. Your husband was brilliant! (And so very thoughtful!)

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-12665 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:40:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-12665 What we used is more like the weight of a cereal box or more accurately, a cake-box, Slyn. My friend gets it for me from the packaging company that she works at. Poster board would work too I imagine.

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by Slyn http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-12663 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:21:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-12663 You used white cardboard, is that like white poster board, or something different? Thanks.

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Comment on Coloured Ice Sculptures in the Snow by Heidi http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-12662 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:07:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-12662 Has anyone had any experience with the melting cubes leaving food coloring /dye on hands or clothing?

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Paula Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-12661 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:53:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-12661 Me and my girls 8 and 3 did glass ornaments with crayons. I tried the grater first then found that a pencil sharpener was easier for the girls.

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Comment on 20+ FROZEN Activities & Recipes {for Anna and Elsa Fans} by nancy whiting http://happyhooligans.ca/20-frozen-activities-recipes/#comment-12660 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:33:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15727#comment-12660 I love this page so many exciting things

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Raven Gazette | Community Post: 19 DIYs For The Artist In You http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-12658 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:45:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-12658 […] Super easy watercolors that you can make with materials you probably have around the house! Directions Here! […]

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Comment on Simple Solution to Keep a Diaper On at Bed Time by Shanna R. http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-12647 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:19:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-12647 If you come up with a solution for twins let me know. I turn them inside out and zip them up my twin b unfastens twin a’s and of course twin b assists twin A. Then we get clean up disasters at least 2-3 times a week. Im a very frustrated mom right now.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Jan http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-12645 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:18:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-12645 I am a typical crafter, and save most things once I have thought what I can do with them! My late husband bought me a large storage container for a present one birtday, and he gave it its own name – “Justin”. You can work that out – (just in case)! I put everything in there, and when I want something different to do, Justin comes out to play! I open it up, dive in and start making things. I do paper sculpturing, and I make greeting cards, and “off-the-page” photo layouts and pictures (the cards are my main activity). I have often used the tubes as a base for sculptures, like an armature. Squash a roll flat, cover it with fabric, adding a flap, with a velcro dot seal, and you have a case for your specs or sunglasses. Join two together if you wear different glasses. Cut a toilet roll tube in half, flatten them and stick them together. Cover with double thickness fabric, with a velcro fastening flap (insert a piece of card for stiffening before sewing it up), and you have a small coin purse, or credit and business card holder. I have done the wall decorations. I have also made “tube-dolls”. Part of a tube can be used in the neck of hand puppets to keep the head fom flopping about. Last of all (here,at least) I’m sure everyone has used them as desk tidies. I cut them to lots of different lengths, stick them together, make lids for some, decorate them, and they can make my work area tidy and attractive.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by MiaTheReader http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12639 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:06:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12639 Children’s lit is one of my favorite topics, so I really enjoyed this post! Thank you for it. I am from a family of all girls, but now I have a son who is 3, so I’m trying to get good ideas about what to read with him in the coming years. A couple of books I would add to the list that my husband loved as a kid was Farmer Boy from The Little House series and The Horse and His Boy from The Chronicles of Narnia, but I see many have mentioned the Narnia books already. I also highly recommend The Boxcar Children for ages 5-10.

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Contessa EauCrafty http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-12580 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:12:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-12580 what great ideas! Thanks

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Susie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12568 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:16:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12568 There is evidence that being read to can continue to improve reading fluency, even after being able to read on one’so own. As an adult, I find it lovely to be read to also.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-12563 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:29:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-12563 Haha! Yep. Kind of! Even more reason to hoard them, Barbara!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by gretch http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12557 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 03:30:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12557 where is ..Were the Red vern grows? My side of the mountaun ect?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12551 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:06:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12551 Wow! book 7. Good for him! Crazy that my boys never got into Harry. I’m not sure why that series didn’t really appeal to them. I’m determined to read it myself!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Liz F http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12549 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:52:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12549 AWESOME LIST!!! My boys have quite a few of these. I will definitely add more of these to their list during the summer break. Surprised to see that Harry Potter wasn’t there. My son is in 4th grade and is on the last book already (book 7) He can’t put the books down.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Edible toddler paint! | juja's blog http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-12534 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:39:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-12534 […] their hands or a brush if you have one. Oh, and be ready with some newspaper for the floor and an apron for the tiny human. Rock music playing in the background is […]

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Lana http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-12522 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:25:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-12522 fun animal receipes

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Krista Guffey http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12487 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:22:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12487 My 8 year old is currently about 3/4 of the way through the first 39 Clues series, and he is loving them. We’ve done quite a bit of research as he has read so that he learns about the various places and historical events that the characters encounter. We’ve both enjoyed the adventures of Amy and Dan and I think girls would like these books, too.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Barbara http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-12482 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:26:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-12482 I can’t help myself from saving tp tubes either…so doesn’t the Scott Toss the Tube commercial just freak you out a little?
The end of the world as we know it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AcTbiYcG6E

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Comment on Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup by Patti http://happyhooligans.ca/slow-cooker-chicken-salsa-soup/#comment-12472 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 12:55:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17892#comment-12472 When I can’t print a recipe I just copy and paste it to word doc and then print it off tah dah!! This soup looks amazing I am going to try it ..so easy too thanks for sharing ..I pinned it :-)

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Comment on Coloured Ice Sculptures in the Snow by LeAnn Taylor http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-sculptures/#comment-12433 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:34:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7210#comment-12433 We just had a cold snap here in the Deep South, so I tried this out with the kids. I was so excited I almost made more ice than we could use! I don’t have that many ice cube trays, so I used Glad and Rubbermaid containers of varying sizes. Then we stacked the ice blocks on top of one another to make sculptures. I used liquid water colors to dye the water. They were all so beautiful! The kids are enjoying watching the sculptures as they change in the warm sun. Thanks so much for this wonderful idea!

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Comment on Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/slow-cooker-chicken-salsa-soup/#comment-12428 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 03:27:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17892#comment-12428 I’d love to give you one, Sandra, but I have no idea how to make a printable. It’s one of the things on my never-ending to-do list. :)

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Comment on Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup by Sandra http://happyhooligans.ca/slow-cooker-chicken-salsa-soup/#comment-12411 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:39:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17892#comment-12411 I would love to see a printer friendly version of this recipe. Please and thank you!!!

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-12374 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:29:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-12374 This is great! I made a light box a couple years ago with a container from Ikea (snalis) and LED light strips from Walmart. Ikea doesn’t make Snalis boxes anymore, but the Trofast box (if turned upside down) looks like it would work well also. If using a clear container, taping white tissue paper underneath the cover might help diffuse the light.

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Dad Needs Decaf http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-12373 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:28:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-12373 I’ve used your recipe several times over the last few months with my 5-year-old son, and it’s always ended up making significantly better pizza bases than the bog-standard “pizza base mix” the supermarkets sell; it’s also much easier to clean up afterwards!

He noticed earlier that people were allowed to make comments and wanted to make one himself – so, on his behalf, I’m passing on his thought: “it tastes wonderful!”

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Donna Willingham http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-12369 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:10:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-12369 Awesome ideas and crafts for parents and kids to do together.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Peter D. http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12239 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 03:42:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12239 thank you, Alex. I was beginning to wonder the same thing. My son and I read several of these. We also plowed through at least a dozen of the Redwall books. Another fantastic book is The Phantom Tollbooth, a story that likely turned me into the editor I am today.

I would also recommend The Subtle Knife and other books by Phillip Pullman.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-12227 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 02:28:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-12227 love the idea and look!! will be trying this, thank you so much for sharing. I also must confess I LOVE BOOKMARKS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Britt http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12171 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:27:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12171 My little boy’s name is Zayne. He’s 4 1/2 but I think I’ll go ahead and snag this book to keep it for him. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Britt http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12170 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:25:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12170 Caz West, have a look at the overview and reviews on these two series sets: Conspiracy 365 http://x3632.myubam.com/p/1006/conspiracy-365-january-book-1
The Last Thirteen http://x3632.myubam.com/p/2891/last-thirteen-the-13
Hunger Games fans are hooked and the fun part is, it’s not over after one book. :)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12155 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:56:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12155 I am so happy to think that this post has made such an impression on you, Kejal. Yes, I read to my boys well beyond the age of 8. I think you’re exactly right. There IS something about being read to that’s really wonderful. I’m so glad you found my post, and that you’ll continue reading to your son. The years fly by so quickly. The day will come when he won’t want you to read to him, so cherish these times while you can. xx

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kejal Mehta http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12147 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:29:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12147 Hi! Am just so glad to know that you read TO your children till they were much older. My 8 year old asks me everyday to read to him. Most times I agree willingly, but many a times, I grudgingly say to him “aren’t you old enough to read for yourself?” But after reading this article of yours, I feel, maybe there IS something they really REALLY enjoy about their parent reading to them. Thank you so much! I do not think I will ever say ‘NO’ to him again for reading him a book.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by myrna http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-12134 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:15:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-12134 thankyou so much for sharing this awesome idea,i have a child that is learning to sew and its perfect for her..we love this idea

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Gail Weber http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-12111 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:56:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-12111 This would be great for using with mazes, hidden pictures, word hunt pages, etc. No need to copy the pade each time.

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by Lesley http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-12086 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 06:25:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-12086 Hi Jackie, Happy New Year to you… so great to get a new idea to try with the kids, at playgroup, that any mother can make. We will be including you in our list of top early childhood sites. Thanks.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Kari http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-12080 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 02:26:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-12080 Crayola makes a washable dry erase marker. I use them in my daycare.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-12071 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:56:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-12071 Oh good! I’m so glad you got to the bottom of it! Hooray! :)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Britt http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12067 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:07:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12067 Kara, I would love to help you find the perfect books for girls! I’ve been researching and gathering age recommendations from my book business. These books are amazing and are certain to please. If you are interested, email me at ubambrittj@aol.com I love books for my own family and give them as gifts for my children’s friends.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Dawnelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-12059 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:50:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-12059 That did it! I was probably using about a cup before so i cut that way back. and instead of using an extra rinse i just didn’t seal the downy ball completely so it opened sooner in the cycle. Thanks for trouble shooting with me! Love your blog btw!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Alex http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-12058 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:12:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-12058 Hi guys!!
What about (not necessary in this order): Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain), Winnetou (Karl May), Treasure Island (Louis Stevenson), Two Years Vacation and (Jules Verne), The Mysterious Island (same author), Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe), The Invisible Man (H. G. Wells), Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll), Swiss Family Robinson (J.D. Wyss),
White Fang (Jack London), Floating Island (Parrish Anne), The Hobit (JRR Talkien), and so on…

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Anne http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-12048 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:29:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-12048 Any ideas on how I can do this with a class of 30 students all at once? I don’t have 30 large jars. Do you think I could dissolve the Borax in a metal bowl first, then transfer the solution to a plastic container? Or would the plastic not hold the heat that is needed?

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Comment on watercolour thank you cards by Homemade thank you cards for kids to make - Mum In The Madhouse- Mum In The Madhouse http://happyhooligans.ca/watercolour-thank-you-cards/#comment-12027 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:28:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1991#comment-12027 […] Watercolour thank you cards by Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Erika http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-12021 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:35:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-12021 I made it for holiodays, and it was pretty cool and tasty, and very smart and sipmly. Thank you!

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Comment on Squash and Potato Soup by Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/squash-and-potato-soup/#comment-11999 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:53:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=967#comment-11999 […] Hearty Butternut Squash and Potato Soup […]

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-11981 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:40:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-11981 Aw, lovely idea, Ashley! My Nan was an avid bird watcher, and my parents are too, so it runs in the genes here as well. :)

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Comment on Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls – Easy, to-die-for recipe by Zuppa Toscana - Olive Garden Knock-Off - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/bread-machine-cinnamon-rolls/#comment-11980 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:38:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=812#comment-11980 […] Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls […]

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-11977 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:35:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-11977 These all look fantastic. My grandparents and parents used to be bird watchers, and passed it along to me. I think I will be making the painted can feeders with my two small children soon! It’s too cold to play outside right now, and I can hang these from the trees and the kids and I can watch the birds eat from the living room windows:) Thanks for all of the great ideas!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-11968 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:19:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-11968 Thanks, Jill. I haven’t heard of it!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-11961 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:04:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-11961 The “I Survived” series is great for boys… usually right about 100pgs and true stories with lots of action.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-11955 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:22:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-11955 Thanks for the suggestion, Yve!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Yve http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-11935 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:36:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-11935 Great books for boys!
May I also offer a book to your list? It is a new series (just came out Oct 2013) called Zane the Brain, for ages 9-13. It is about a boy-genius and his experiments that lead him into many misadventures. Volume 1 is available on Amazon.com, and I believe Volume 2 comes out this Spring.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-11934 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:10:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-11934 Fantastic info, Sheryl. Thank you for sharing!

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Comment on Simple Bird Feeder Mold with Snow, Corn and Chestnuts by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/feeding-the-birds/#comment-11933 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:10:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7069#comment-11933 If you click on the link to the feeder that you like, you’ll be taken to the blog where it originated, Rhonda. You can drop that blogger a line. I made several of the feeders in the round up, but the Knox feeders were made by other bloggers.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-11932 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:09:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-11932 I’m not sure, Debbie. I found about a dozen tins of it at the second-hand shop, so I got mine for a steal You could check the Michael’s Crafts website. They probably carry it.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Debbie http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-11876 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 02:26:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-11876 Even with three packs of the frosting creations it’s still not as vibrant as yours.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Debbie http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-11874 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 02:23:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-11874 I’m in Toronto and I found the Duncan Hines frosting creations stuff at Walmart. It’s like a buck for a pack. I used three packs for our batch so that the colour is vibrant. How much is the powdered tempera paint?

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Comment on Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments by NickiG http://happyhooligans.ca/tinfoil-trees-ornaments/#comment-11862 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00:18:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-11862 Thank you – I made these with my school-kids and the four-year-olds I was looking after – they especially liked sticking on the jewels and they looked beautiful on the Christmas tree.

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Comment on Simple Bird Feeder Mold with Snow, Corn and Chestnuts by Rhonda http://happyhooligans.ca/feeding-the-birds/#comment-11848 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:59:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7069#comment-11848 Hi Nana,
I live in South Florida so I definitely don’t get any snow. I like your idea about Knox gelatin. Did you follow package directions or did you modify it? Would like to do this with my students.
Thanks!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Sheryl http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-11834 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:42:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-11834 My husband (the PhD chemist) and I (the educator) have used borax in making slime with children for years. If you are interested, I can give you his whole talk on polymers, also called slime or plastics depending on the ingredients used. At the start of each session we did, he told them, “Chemistry is like cooking – only you can’t lick the spoon.” Then he would show them a picture of the mad scientist’s helper, “Igor” who had licked the spoon to emphasize his point.

Many natural substances, such as those found in shrubs and flowers, are toxic. Hemlock is a good example. Some, like foxglove, can be used in medicine to treat or misused to harm. All materials should be properly handled and children need to learn this. Chlorine is a good example of something that is toxic, but is put in pools, laundry, and our drinking water. Hope this helps. I’m just a Grandma educator now.

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Comment on Simple Trick to Organize Gift Cards and Rewards Cards in Your Wallet by Jenae http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-trick-organize-gift-cards-wallet/#comment-11791 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:07:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18296#comment-11791 This is seriously brilliant, Jackie! I am totally doing this with all the gift cards we got for Christmas!!!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Our Most Popular Posts of 2014 - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-11771 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:31:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-11771 […] number-one, most-popular post in 2014 was our 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough!  You guys viewed this post over 1.5 million times!  Made with just 2-kitchen ingredients, this […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Our Most Popular Posts of 2015 - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-11765 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 22:52:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-11765 […] number-one, most-popular post in 2014 was our 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough!  You guys viewed this post over 1.5 million times!  Made with just 2-kitchen ingredients, this […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Evelyn http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-11761 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:28:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-11761 You can split tubes lengthwise and put them around your tubes of gift wrap. It will keep it neat. I prefer to use two rolls, one near each end.
You can cut them into 1/2″ circles for creative play. They can be glued together with hot glue to make trees, too….Christmas trees, bare branches, leaves, your choice. They can be painted in various colors. Think about things made with cheereos in the commercials.
You can make a family tree and put pictures in each ring, to hang on the branches. The tree can be painted on a board ot made with twisted wires. Extra electrical wiring can be cut to desired lengths, ‘skinned’ and twisted together to make tree trunks and branches.

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-11757 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:53:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-11757 I’m not sure, Amy, but if you click on the link you’re referring to, you’ll be taken to that blog post, Amy, and from there, you could ask that blogger. I haven’t made the cookie cutter ones myself, although they look awesome!

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Comment on Easy Fine Motor Drop with a Wrapping Paper Tube by jeanine http://happyhooligans.ca/cardboard-drop-zone/#comment-11744 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:51:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7564#comment-11744 perfect! love this idea! getting into clean out the Christmas bins & remaining closet stash: this will bring some fun to our after school activities! Thank you!

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Amy http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-11739 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:01:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-11739 I was going to do the bird feeder with the cookie cutters how long before hand can I mix the ingredients together before they seat up

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-11722 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:46:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-11722 Actually, the girls are very interested in this activity too. Dinosaurs aren’t just for boys of course. :) But we have done many versions of this activity. One that the girls particularly loved was our “Melting Elsa’s Hands” activity: http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Christian Christmas Crafts Easy Recipes For Kids To Make | Mucugi http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-11717 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:14:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-11717 […] source: […]

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Christmas Crafts For Children Easy Cheap Dinner Recipes | Mucugi http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-11716 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:14:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-11716 […] source: […]

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by 10 Low Cost Educational Ways to Entertain Your Little One http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-11703 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:25:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-11703 […] Make your own Light Box Happy Hooligans have an amazingly thrifty way of creating your own light […]

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by Damutt http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-11697 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:01:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-11697 You could get the girls interested longer if you put some other items in there that would interest them more. Maybe JEWELS,tea cups, dishes, all things that you could actually dig up.

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Holly B. http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-11694 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 03:35:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-11694 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Simple Trick to Organize Gift Cards and Rewards Cards in Your Wallet by Cheryl http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-trick-organize-gift-cards-wallet/#comment-11665 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 22:32:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18296#comment-11665 OH my thanks this is a SUPER DUPER IDEA ! I shall be doing this today ! An sharing with all my Gal Pals….And be sure to save the punches for confetti for your next Birthday card ! woot woot

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an Easy Easter Craft for Kids by 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-11664 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 22:31:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-11664 […] Easter chicks in paper nests are just too […]

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by Karen http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-11650 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 20:26:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-11650 You can also make a lot of types of paint with flour, water, cornstarch, and food colouring which would be more natural for the earth. Old dish soap bottles would be great for squirting the paint.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Snow Week! | Charity Lamprecht http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-11648 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 20:21:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-11648 […] Sand aka Cloud Dough-baby oil and flour. Easy […]

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by Shayne http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-11640 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:13:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-11640 I used to live an hour west of Toronto. Love Ontario! I also love your stuff!! I pin ideas all the time. Thank you!

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Comment on LONG LIVE HAPPY HOOLIGANS!! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/long-live-happy-hooligans/#comment-11639 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:08:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=568#comment-11639 You are so welcome, Sherill. It makes me so happy to know that teachers like you are really enjoying my site and using it as a resource. I couldn’t ask for a bigger compliment, so thank YOU for letting me know, and for putting our activities into action with your students! 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-11638 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:07:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-11638 I think it would work, Aimee. You might have to re-glue from time to time though. It’s super-easy to sew it by hand though. Just thread a needle, knot your thread at the end, and go in and out of the button holes, securing the button to the ribbon. There’s really no right or wrong way to do it because it’s just a toy. If you were putting the button on a shirt, you’d want to look nice and neat, but no worries with this. :)

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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-11637 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:05:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-11637 I’m about an hour east of Toronto. We had a little blizzard yesterday afternoon, but it turned to rain overnight, and anything that accumulated is pretty much gone now.

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by Shayne http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-11635 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 18:21:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-11635 Great idea! I hope to try this with my pre-kindergartners if we ever get snow. What part of Ontario are you in?

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Aimee http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-11630 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 17:15:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-11630 Would this work if I hot glue the button rather than sew it? I don’t have a lot of experience sewing.

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Comment on LONG LIVE HAPPY HOOLIGANS!! by Sherill Vance http://happyhooligans.ca/long-live-happy-hooligans/#comment-11619 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 15:17:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=568#comment-11619 Thank you so much for all of the cool ideas, experiments, and product suggestions. I’m a 6th year public preschool teacher and I still research new activities every month when creating my lesson plans. I am continuously finding awesome ideas from your site and I appreciate your willingness to share. It really helps cut down on the time I spend in front of the computer when I can just jump right to your site and find amazing activities for my students. Thanks for making my job a little easier!
Sincerely,
Sherill Vance
Bardstown Independent School District
Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center

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Comment on 32 Classic Christmas Movies Your Family Will Love by Liz http://happyhooligans.ca/32-classic-christmas-movies-your-family-will-love/#comment-11587 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:27:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18420#comment-11587 Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band’s Christmas (Jim Henson). We watch every Christmas Eve (Family tradition from when my dh was a boy!)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-11580 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 03:27:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-11580 Thanks for sharing your thoughts with is, Viva.

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-11578 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 03:20:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-11578 Hi Angela, I felt I should respond as I’m not sure your comment is entirely correct. I’m not sure what your background is – if you’re a biologist or an ornithologist, but if you are, please correct me if I’m wrong. I’ve always understood that bread, in moderation, is fine for birds. Birds cannot however, exist solely on bread, as it doesn’t offer enough nutritional value. A little here and there shouldn’t be a problem, which would be the case if you were to make the bread feeder that you see in the post. Before responding, I did a little googling. Here are three links that I found, but again, please correct me and provide sources if you have information that conflicts with these articles. Thank you so much.
http://birding.about.com/od/birdfeeders/a/feedingducksbread.htm, http://thehappyscientist.com/blog/feeding-bread-birds, , http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/feeding_birds.html

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Angela Wood http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-11571 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:48:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-11571 Hi, I think you should remove the “stale bread bird feeder” as birds must never, ever be given bread to eat. They eat it, they feel full, they get no goodness or energy from the bread, they die. :(

Bread – any kind – is a big no no for all birds.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Cheryl Pierce http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-11570 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:10:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-11570 Don’t forget to put the used coffee grounds on your compost pile! :)

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Comment on Cardboard Roll Bracelets by Yvonne http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-bracelet/#comment-11565 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 22:12:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5500#comment-11565 If they aren’t sturdy enough you could try glueing one roll inside the other. Going to try this one. Maybe cover in some fabric but cutting in 1/2 inch or 1 cm intervals along the long edge and fold under as the item is curved.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by VivaE http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-11563 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 21:38:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-11563 Although I am happy to see people finding ways to repurpose the unnecessary amount of waste that comes from this machine, these suggestions are a real stretch. To suggest that these cups are in any way a learning tool for a child is pretty ridiculous and a poor way to educate your child, but more importantly these cups are a choking hazard. All the other suggestions are just silly and will create more waste and clutter in your home that I bet you will eventually throw out and there goes all that repurposing you did.
Making coffee is pretty darn easy folks. By using this machine you are wasting your money and creating large amounts of harmful waste. The grounds and filter used making coffee the traditional way have many more realistic uses, most of which will help you repurpose other things and will contribute to making the planet healthier. Look up used coffee grounds as a fertilizer and you will reevaluate your definition of repurposing. This blog post is not it.
Keurig is just a lazy and wasteful product. You’ll eventually throw it out and you won’t be able to repurpose it. With every pot of traditionally brewed coffee you can make real change with your waste. Repurposing is not a trend, it makes a difference and is necessary, a Keurig is not. These suggestions are not a solution mainly because this product is a problem.

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – An Easy Bird Feeder Craft For Toddlers by 32 Easy Homemade Bird Feeders - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-11545 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 16:11:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-11545 […] Cheerio Bird Feeders – An Easy Bird Feeder Craft For Toddlers […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-11508 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 02:11:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-11508 I wouldn’t recommend putting any other brand of soap into the microwave. You can do it with Ivory because of the high air content, but other brands could burn and potentially ruin your microwave, or worse yet, catch on fire.

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Comment on meat tray mosaics by New Year’s Eve – Meat Tray Mosaic Fireworks & Homemade Edible Glue! | curiouslittlegnomes http://happyhooligans.ca/meat-tray-mosaics/#comment-11503 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 00:56:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3266#comment-11503 […] Our little gnomes are still too young to stay up late for the NYE countdown and fireworks. Instead, we can make a fireworks mosaic out of…yes…meat trays. A while back, I got the idea of using meat trays as mosaic tiles from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Monica http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-11499 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 00:21:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-11499 Does the microwave trick work on fels naptha too?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by HeatherLee http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-11479 Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:02:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-11479 Jevic and the Stone is an amazing book for boys! Such a great story. I believe it’s available on amazon! Highly recommend.

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Comment on 4-Ingredient Christmas Bark Recipe by Sazzy http://happyhooligans.ca/4-ingredient-christmas-bark-recipe/#comment-11434 Fri, 02 Jan 2015 04:37:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18405#comment-11434 These look absolutely scrummy and so easy to make too. I’m thinking of making them for a nearby shelter as I have most of the ingredients. is a time for giving :)

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Comment on Turning Grapes into Raisins – Science for Kids by Jaime http://happyhooligans.ca/grapes-into-raisins-science-for-kids/#comment-11416 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 22:19:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15037#comment-11416 When I was a kid, we used to do this all the time! In our house we had radiators for heat. So, I would put a bowl of grapes on the radiator and watch them turn into raisins. It probably only took a few days. I really can’t remember if we actually ate them, but I remember thinking that the transformation from grape to raisin was amazing! lol your post brought back some good memories.

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Comment on Cardboard Roll Bracelets by Dorothy Breitenstein http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-bracelet/#comment-11414 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 21:02:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5500#comment-11414 You could cover the tube with a decorative duck tape that might give it more stability and then coordinate the embellishments.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Dana http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-11411 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 19:33:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-11411 oops that was supposed to say but not ‘bit’!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Dana http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-11410 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 19:32:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-11410 Does it have to be a glass jar? I didn’t read that at first and I have no large glass jars, bit I saved a really big plastic one to use for this!

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Comment on 10 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make for the Tree this Year by Christmas Crafts For Toddlers How To Make Parents Happy | All Crafts http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-crafts/#comment-11403 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 16:14:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=249#comment-11403 […] source: […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-11401 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 13:50:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-11401 I dont think so because it’s liquid, but any mild bar soap should work.

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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-11400 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 13:49:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-11400 Hi, Sharon. I’m sorry, but I don’t make the aprons and sell them. With the number of requests I get, I’d have to start up an apron-sewing business. lol Is there friend or relative who you could ask?

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Comment on Simple Solution to Keep a Diaper On at Bed Time by Amy http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-11377 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 02:27:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-11377 I have had luck with backward pj’s with a t shirt or sweatshirt over them. The idea of him getting the safety pin out scared me and this was our solution,

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-11372 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 01:15:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-11372 Would you consider making one of the child craft aprons? If so, what would you charge? I have a 5 year old Granddaughter that would love one with either a red or pink heart. Please let me know whether you would make one for me or not. Thank you so much.

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Michellea http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-11371 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 01:02:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-11371 a celing moble Tiered like a chandelier.

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Comment on Mitten Matching Game with Clothespins – Fine Motor Fun for Toddlers by Winter learning activities - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds http://happyhooligans.ca/matching-activity/#comment-11362 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:22:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2029#comment-11362 […] Match mittens using clothespins. (Happy Hooligans) […]

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – An Easy Bird Feeder Craft For Toddlers by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-11350 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:12:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-11350 This is a fantastic idea!! I can’t wait to try this with my little peanut.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by vicki http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-11337 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:49:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-11337 May be a silly question, but do you think Avon SSS bath oil would possibly work??

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by DeeAnna http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-11280 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:04:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-11280 Good to know. Thanks so much! :-D I’m a little OCD. Haha

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by tammy march http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-11246 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:13:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-11246 Can’t wait to make this for my daughters teacher who is expecting her first and I just got a new sewing machine for christmas from my husband!

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Comment on Simple Bird Feeder Mold with Snow, Corn and Chestnuts by Nana http://happyhooligans.ca/feeding-the-birds/#comment-11197 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:04:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7069#comment-11197 Although it’s pretty cold here, we don’t get snow here so I use Knox gelatin for the seed mold. Cookie cutters work great for this. Some of them we hang from trees, others we leave on the ground or outdoor table. The Knox is made from animal protein, which is good for winter birds according to audubon.

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Comment on Homemade Cardboard Construction Set by Nana http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-cardboard-construction-set/#comment-11196 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:51:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7258#comment-11196 As a former preschool teacher and home school mom I am always on the look out for great ideas that I can use with our grandchildren. We have the privilege of babysitting several times a week and your ideas are a real blessing! This one I will be doing in the coming days. thanks for the post

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-11193 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:15:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-11193 Hi Robbie! So glad you’ll be using some of my ideas for your grandchildren! I don’t have any posts of my own that would suit a 9 year old boy, but here’s a post from “How Does She” that you might find some inspiration in: http://www.howdoesshe.com/19-very-cool-diy-gift-ideas-for-teenage-boys/

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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-11191 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:10:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-11191 Hi Deirdre! So glad you like our aprons! How lovely that you’ll be making them for the crafty kids in your life. I’m not sure what “class” you’re referring to though. The step-by-step instructions in the post are all that I offer. You’ll be able to make your aprons by simply looking at the photos, and following the steps in the post.

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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-11190 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:07:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-11190 Thank YOU for your kind words, Lisa! I’m so glad you like what you see here! You’re like me – my own boys are teens now, but unlike yours, mine no longer have any interest in crafting. Heehee. Thank goodness I have my daycare hooligans to get creative with! Glad you have some little ones to get crafty with too!

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – An Easy Bird Feeder Craft For Toddlers by 25 STEM Activities for Kids Vacation Play Ideas http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-11181 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:33:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-11181 […] Cheerio Bird Feeders | Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Karen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-11161 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:37:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-11161 As a quilter & crafter, I thing the plastic I buy to make templates for patterns would work. There are different weights & sizes. Available at craft & fabric stores. Has anyone tried this?

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-11158 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:05:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-11158 I can not get over how inspiring you are!! Where have you been all my life!??!!?!?! My kids are growing older getting in there teens and while they will do crafty stuff with me (when they think no one is looking) we do a lot with my niece 3 and nephew 2 :) thank so much for taking time from your busy days to share with all of us followers!!! You rock. Thanks for the fun!!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Robbie http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-11143 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:21:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-11143 Sorry typo in previous message. I have 6 great granddaughters.

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Robbie http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-11142 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:20:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-11142 I have 5 great granddaughters ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 8. I like to make my Christmas presents so I will be checking out the jeans at Goodwill. I will be embroidering on the hearts “Nana loves you”. We have two new great grandbabies due in 2015. Part of the shower gifts will be the bibs and oversized blankets. These are extremely special. Now, for my problem, I have a 9 year old great grandson. Do you have any ideas of things that can be created for him?

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Deirdre edge http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-11123 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:34:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-11123 love the ideas the one about old jeans turn into apron love will be making them for the kids in my area how do I go about joint the class ?

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Elizabeth http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-11090 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:59:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-11090 As a teacher, I love getting handcrafted gifts from my students and one can never have too many bookmarks!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-11072 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:09:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-11072 Yes, I use one of my cooking pots to make the detergent in.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by DeeAnna http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-11070 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:33:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-11070 Thank you for this recipe! Do you use the same pot for cooking and melting the bar soap? Just wondering if the soap renders the pot unusable for anything else. :-D

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by abshoes http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-11057 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:34:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-11057 Brilliant idea!!! I can’t wait to do this!
Simple, creative and inexpensive ideas are always what I’m looking for

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by abshoes http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-11056 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:33:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-11056 Brilliant idea!!! I can’t wait to do this! =)
Simple, creative and inexpensive ideas are always what I’m looking for

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Casey http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-11054 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 05:50:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-11054 You’re right. You cant re-use the plastic k-cups for your own coffee. Once the lid is peeled off you can’t use it to brew. They MUST have a lid. Good call Lisa!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-11050 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:59:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-11050 Thanks for the suggestions, James! So glad your boys have also enjoyed many of the books that my guys have!

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-11049 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:58:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-11049 Fantastic, Rebekh! It always makes me so happy when I hear that my ideas have been used with the elderly. Thank you for letting me know. Blessings to you and your patients. x

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-11048 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:57:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-11048 Heidi, you are awesome! Thank you! xx

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-11047 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:57:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-11047 I’m not sure what the ratio would be, Richelle, but a common substitute for buttermilk is to add a bit of vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk. You’d have to google it to see what the exact amounts are though.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Richelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-11043 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:17:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-11043 this is awesome! I remember doing this as a school experience way back in elementary school during thanksgiving season. My question is, what is the ratio from butter to buttermilk? We are stationed where it’s hard to find buttercream because of language barrier. I told my friend about this and she needed buttermilk for a recipe.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Heidi http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-11042 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:15:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-11042 Hi Kara,

Here you can find some book list for girls. You can also check whether the books are available from you local library.

Best Picks for Girls

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by Rebekh http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-11028 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 21:26:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-11028 I have been a nurse for 40 odd years, I work with pedi & geri patients. I took you apron & bib projects, put them together to make larger bibs for my elderly “kids”. works Great, Thank you so much. Bekah

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by James http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-11024 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:59:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-11024 A couple favorites of mine that I am sharing with my boys now are The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper and the Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. I’ve read most of your list and my boys have enjoyed them so far. We’ll have to check out the others soon.

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Comment on Simple Solution to Keep a Diaper On at Bed Time by Barb http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-11014 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:56:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-11014 I’ve done this with 2 kiddos and it works very well. Upsize the pjs one size & twist the leg around. It won’t bother them & you can keep them in footies. For summer, I use the thinner pjs and cut them into shorts & short sleeves. No sewing necessary, the thin knit won’t unravel.

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Eli http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-11013 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:35:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-11013 Waauw!!!! You are AMAZING, so talented and so creative! You are really inspiring. You make me want to drop everything ang join you in your daycare!!(I’ve 2 little one, a 1year old and a 2 year old.)I don’t have a lot of time, because I’m a full time working mom, but whenever I can I try to create some toys (very easy one’s) and do some early childhood Learning activities with my kids. Surely, one of the best blogs I saw until now!!thank you

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Donna http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-11009 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:38:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-11009 Some great ideas, both in post and comments! And so glad to see I’m not the only one who collects them!
I use them for organising, and also make crackers at Xmas with them. Would be interested in seeing a post with ideas for adults uses – not really up for bracelets!!
Thanks x

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Laurel Buell http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-11004 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:25:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-11004 Wonderful ideas!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Andrea http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-10970 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:48:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-10970 You can also make it a matching game by having them match up the sounds (fill 2 cups with corn, 2 with rice, etc.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Georgina Levey http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10967 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:12:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10967 Wow! That’s all I can say… you are very patient with all of your replies to the comments, Melissa. Tough crowd at times;)

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-10960 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:38:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-10960 I don’t really know what else to suggest, Sharlene. I’ve only used the opaque, plastic bottles for this.

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-10958 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:36:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-10958 The link is right there at the bottom of the post, Judi. Just click on it, and it will take you to the step-by-step instructions for the aprons. :)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10957 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:34:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10957 I’ll leave that to the moms who have read books to their daughters over the years, and have an extensive list of favourites, Kara. I have 2 boys, and I’ve based this list on the books we’ve read together over the years. You could search the Chapters’ website though. I believe you can search by age and gender there.

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Comment on 32 Classic Christmas Movies Your Family Will Love by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/32-classic-christmas-movies-your-family-will-love/#comment-10956 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:33:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18420#comment-10956 Holiday Inn is actually #24 on the list, Stacy. I guess you missed it. :)

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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-10955 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:32:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-10955 I’m not sure what relevance your comment has, Mandy, or why you think you’re raining on anyone’s parade.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Mandy http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-10949 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 02:04:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-10949 I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade – but vinegar is not that far off alcohol… It’s just cheaper.

What Is Vinegar?

Vinegar is a product of the fermentation of alcohol by bacteria to produce acetic acid. The acetic acid is what gives vinegar its tangy flavor and also the ingredient that makes vinegar useful for household cleaning. Although you can use any alcohol for fermentation, you want to use ethanol to make vinegar you can drink and use in recipes.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-10934 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:49:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-10934 They don’t make them for the newer machines yet.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Grey http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-10927 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:17:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-10927 If anyone is saving K cups they have a serious problem! If you’re concerned your carbon footprint just get regular coffee and put it in the wire mesh basket that comes with the Keurig machine. Problem solved!

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Comment on 32 Classic Christmas Movies Your Family Will Love by Stacy Travis http://happyhooligans.ca/32-classic-christmas-movies-your-family-will-love/#comment-10924 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:10:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18420#comment-10924 What about “Holiday Inn”?!?! I know it shows more than just Christmas, but it is a great movie for this time of year. As an added bonus…Bing Crosby sings White Christmas in this movie!!!

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by kathleen http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-10921 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:16:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-10921 I love this recipe. It is quick and easy to make! My picky eater asks for this pizza often. I add one Tbs. Flaxseed meal to the dough…it always comes out perfect. Thanks!!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kara boyd http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10885 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:08:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10885 will you write a list for girls?

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Denise deLong http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-10882 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:43:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-10882 I use long cardboard tubes in the sensory table. My preschoolers love to fill them and watch the rice or wood pellets travel through them to a bucket down below. Shorter tibes are good, too to fill buckets. I cover the tubes with colorful duck tape to make them sturdier and fun to look at!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Mel http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-10869 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:49:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-10869 The Australian Woolworths is a separate company to the Woolworths that Americans would be familiar with. It opened in the twenties and is still one of the (two) largest supermarket chains in Australia. I believe that they were originally called Wallworths Bazaar, but deliberately took on the ‘Woolworths’ name to cash in on the existing popularity of the overseas chain. Just in case you were interested… :)

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by Judi McElmury http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-10843 Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:08:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-10843 I would like to know how to make the aprons if you could please send back the steps on how to make them.

hanks Judi

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Comment on 32 Classic Christmas Movies Your Family Will Love by Bambi http://happyhooligans.ca/32-classic-christmas-movies-your-family-will-love/#comment-10804 Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:43:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18420#comment-10804 Christmas in Connecticut , The Holiday, A Dog named Christmas

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Carmen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-10793 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 21:26:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-10793 Made these for Thanksgiving and the family loved them. Thank you for a great recipe. Yummy!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Bunnies for Toddlers and Preschoolers to Make by Char http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-bunnies/#comment-10790 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 20:59:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8076#comment-10790 such cute ideas!

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Sharlene http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-10777 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:20:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-10777 These are absolutely beautiful. I am thinking about making these for Valentine’s Day. If I don’t want to use the plastic bottle to make the bookmarks, do you suggest anything else? I need it for a classroom of preschool children (ages 4-5). Thanks!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by 10 Indoor Activities for Toddlers | Dollar Store Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-10770 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:01:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-10770 […] Homemade Watercolors – This is another edible paint. With careful supervision, your toddler can even help mix up […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kirby Wood http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10763 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:21:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10763 As an upper elementary school teacher for many years, my students always enjoyed The Indian in the Cupboard series.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10762 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:19:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10762 I’m not sure I understand your logic there, Jon, but thanks for chiming in.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10761 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:15:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10761 Fantastic, Jen!

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Comment on 4-Ingredient Christmas Bark Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/4-ingredient-christmas-bark-recipe/#comment-10760 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:15:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18405#comment-10760 I’m sorry, Connie, I don’t have a recipe for those! Have you tried Pinterest?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10759 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:14:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10759 Thanks so much for weighing in, Tadd! It’s great to hear a Dad’s opinion!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10758 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:13:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10758 Thanks so much for sharing your suggestions, Heather!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10739 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:08:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10739 If your readers are looking for other good books for boys, these are some wonderful Australian authors to look out for: Markus Zusak, Steven Herrick, Odo Hirsch, Bill Condon, James Moloney, Morris Gleitzman, Paul Jennings, Michael Gerard Bauer, Will Kotsakis, Barry Jonsberg. The website http://www.insideadog.com.au/ is a great source for books for teenagers.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10738 Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:00:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10738 Anything by Judy Blume, Hazel Green series by Odo Hirsch, Dicey’s song by Cynthia Voigt

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Caz West http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10707 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:34:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10707 My son has just turned 10 and is desperate to read ‘The Hunger Games’ series. He is an advanced reader but is he too young for the content? Grateful for some advice.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Tadd http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10700 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:13:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10700 Ok, so I know this is typically a “Mom blog” and I’m a dad but .. hey, I’ll weigh in.

My 9 year old loves the series about cats (warriors, seekers, survivors) by Erin Hunter.

He also enjoyed the latest series by Tony Diterlizzi called “Wondla”. There are three in the series surrounding a girl named Eva 9. Really good science fiction.

The Cooper Kids Adventures by Frank Peretti are a fun adventurous family adventure series. Light reads. He read all seven that we have in about a week.

For teens, I’ve read some series by Micheal Scott surrounding mythologies. If you’re kids like Rick Riordan they’d like his stuff. More teenager in style than Riordan.

And finally, a series called Dreamhouse Kings by Robert Lipardo about a family that moves into an old house where doors take them to other places and time.

Hope that gives people more ideas on what to read!

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Comment on 4-Ingredient Christmas Bark Recipe by Connie Vaessen http://happyhooligans.ca/4-ingredient-christmas-bark-recipe/#comment-10694 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:46:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18405#comment-10694 Help, looking for recipe: Mini Choc Chip cheesecakes. I lost recipe need to make today.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by jen http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10683 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:30:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10683 The Rangers Apprentice is rhe series which helped my son at the age of 16 begin to read. Prior he was second grade level as he has learning disabilities.
His teachers were floored.
Itwas all about interest!
He loved Hugo also which my now 9 yr old is reading

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Stacie Dunn http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10681 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:46:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10681 Thanks so much for the list! I’m a fifth grade Reading teacher & you’re spot on! Can’t speak to Half- Brother, but the others make up the majority of my kiddos’ readimg time. We read City of Ember as a whole group novel & it was a big hit…encouraging readers in their pursuit of the prequel & sequels.
This is your share, & I’m sorry you have to listen to folks critique you on things like the title, gender, & books not listed. You never said it was an exhaustive list:) Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, & Happy reading!
Thanks again!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Jon Sims http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-10680 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:46:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-10680 I am sorry, but the simple fact that you have never read any of the Chronicles of Narnia books negates all credibility for the ability to suggest a list of books to read to anyone.

… or perhaps I should write an article suggesting a list of the worlds greatest wines, even though I don’t drink.

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Comment on Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls – Easy, to-die-for recipe by Elizabeth Cotten http://happyhooligans.ca/bread-machine-cinnamon-rolls/#comment-10676 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:28:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=812#comment-10676 Thanks so much for this recipe! It’s Christmas eve right now, I’m going to bake them tomorrow morning while I watch my kids open presents! Thanks again!
God Bless.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10668 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:56:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10668 I don’t believe liquid starch will use for this experiment, Christine.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10667 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:56:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10667 Yes, just run very hot water over them. I cleaned my jars out in the sink this way. They lifted right off with a knife after soaking.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Shanny http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10662 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:41:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10662 Instead of a glass jar I used the big dish from my crock pot. The ornaments turned out so pretty but now I also have crystals stuck to my pot like cement rocks. Not sure how to remove. Perhaps reheat the whole thing to dissolve?

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Comment on Paper Candy Canes by Fiona Wood http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-candy-canes/#comment-10638 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 07:56:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1653#comment-10638 I love these! Just did them with my children (7 and 9) as a Christmas eve activity to put on the table tomorrow. They had a great time. My little one (7) used a ruler as he found it difficult to draw straightish lines. Thanks Jackie!

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Comment on 25 {delicious} Christmas Breakfast Ideas by Jenetta Penner http://happyhooligans.ca/25-christmas-breakfast-ideas/#comment-10611 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:19:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18375#comment-10611 Those are perfect… I’m sure kids will love them. Merry Christmas! :)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Sara http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-10584 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:40:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-10584 I was thinking kids could make a rain chain out of them. Put a few more holes in the bottom, string them together a few inches apart and paint them silver or gold?

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by christine http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10556 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:13:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10556 My boys and I really want to make these. But I only have liquid starch on hand (used it to make gak). Do you know, does liquid starch work just as well as the brand name borax? Thanks!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Jim Cowan http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-10554 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:51:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-10554 Or, stop buying the cups altogether since you aren’t going to reuse them all. Instead, buy a metal reusable filter: http://www.amazon.com/Ekobrew-Stainless-Refillable-Keurig-Brewers/dp/B00859FH7O

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Comment on Rockin’ Robin by >:( http://happyhooligans.ca/rockin-robin/#comment-10543 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:21:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3222#comment-10543 You are terrible at instructions. Telling where it should be glued and such is kind of necessary.

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by katherine http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-10541 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:00:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-10541 Cool whip would be Dream Topping in UK i think,not whipped cream

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Joyce http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-10530 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:37:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-10530 I always substitute real whip cream for the cool whip. No chemicals in real whip cream! :)

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-10457 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:34:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-10457 I made these tonight. They are not only easy to make, but they are delicious!

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by 20 Creative Extraordinary Ways To Use Everyday Objects Differently | HeySup http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-10453 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:34:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-10453 […] source […]

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by 25 Delicious Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-10439 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:02:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-10439 […] And dinner wouldn’t be dinner with out these fantastic Bread Machine Dinner Rolls. […]

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by 20 Creative Extraordinary Ways To Use Everyday Objects Differently | eKanpSack http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-10415 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:03:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-10415 […] source […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Fawn http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-10414 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:53:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-10414 Oops, I threw away a bunch just recently. I will start throwing them in my recycle container.. What was I thinking!
I was saving to do something with them, but got in one of my “I am over it moods.”

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Comment on 32 Classic Christmas Movies Your Family Will Love by Cathy http://happyhooligans.ca/32-classic-christmas-movies-your-family-will-love/#comment-10402 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:22:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18420#comment-10402 Obscure but very good – “The Wish That Changed Christmas”. Only ever released on VHS but it may also be on YouTube. Definitely worth seeking out.

Also the old CBC Sharon, Lois & Bram special “Candles, Snow & Mistletoe”. Again only on VHS but you can find them on Amazon.

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Comment on 4-Ingredient Christmas Bark Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/4-ingredient-christmas-bark-recipe/#comment-10381 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:46:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18405#comment-10381 I think you could probably use any of those, Priscilla. The Wilton Candy Melts sound familiar to me. I think they’re very similar.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Erin http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10375 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:30:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10375 We have used pickling salt (different then regular table salt) with the same results. It forms the crystals and is hard as rock when it is dried.

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Comment on 4-Ingredient Christmas Bark Recipe by Priscilla R. http://happyhooligans.ca/4-ingredient-christmas-bark-recipe/#comment-10374 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:29:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18405#comment-10374 Hi Jackie,
Can I use candyquik or the wilton candy melts instead of the brand you used? Ive never seen the brand you have in your recipe. Maybe its a regional brand. What about just plain old white chocolate chips? Could they be subbed?
Its looks really yummy. Can’t wait to.make this with my kids.
Thank You, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Brandi http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-10371 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:56:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-10371 was wondering best substitutes to make dairy free:)

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by 15 Ways To Reuse, Repurpose And Re Imagine Your Jeans! ⋆ The NEW N!FYmagThe NEW N!FYmag http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-10368 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:06:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-10368 […] 14. Soak up a little slobber. Babies drool. It’s a fact of life. Protect their clothing in style with a denim bib. (ViaHappy Hooligans) […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by 4-Ingredient Christmas Bark Recipe - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-10363 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:11:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-10363 […] 10 Minute Homemade Butter […]

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by 4-Ingredient Christmas Bark Recipe - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-10355 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:33:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-10355 […] Homemade Dinner Rolls (For the Bread Machine) […]

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by 4-Ingredient Christmas Bark Recipe - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-10349 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:31:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-10349 […] Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes […]

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Comment on Festive Winter Bark by 4-Ingredient Christmas Bark Recipe - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/festive-winter-bark-a-k-a-coral-reef/#comment-10348 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:31:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1967#comment-10348 […] been making a similar version of this bark for years, but this year I switched things up a bit.  I’ve used holiday Rice Krispies this […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Holiday “Cookie” Ornaments http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-10343 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:57:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-10343 […] items and painted them quite simply.  Here is a link to a similar basic water color recipe – http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/ […]

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Our Reindeer Craft - A Nugget of Joy http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-10308 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:09:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-10308 […] since been on Pinterest looking for more ideas! When I saw this cute toilet roll reindeer craft on Happy Hooligans, I thought it would be a perfect craft for […]

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Keely http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-10275 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:12:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-10275 We so the christmas books, though this year I didn’t wrap them. We started our own version of an elf on the shelf last year. She’s a tinkerbell friend reinvented and much less creepy looking than EOTS. She does some of the things the kindness elves do too…ie deliver foods to the food pantry, etc. I usually give a couple of gifts earlier in the month….christmas shirts and/or pajamas.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Let it Snow Play Dough & 5 Other Festive Activities | Healthy Family Simple Budget http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-10261 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:39:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-10261 […] tsp of vinegar per 1 cup of rice – thank you to Happy Holligans for suggesting this method to dye rice instead of using rubbing […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10234 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:02:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10234 Was the pipe cleaner touching the side or bottom of the jar, Sheila? Was your borax completely dissolved and the solution absolutely clear? If the answer is “no” to either of those questions, that might be why it didn’t work for you. Did any crystals form anywhere? There should have been some on the side/bottom of the jar as well.

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Comment on Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls – Easy, to-die-for recipe by 25 Delicious Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/bread-machine-cinnamon-rolls/#comment-10223 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:09:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=812#comment-10223 […] These bread machine cinnamon rolls are a favourite at our house.  I prepare the dough the day before, and bake them will we’re opening our gifts.  You can prepare them even further in advance and freeze the dough too! – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Mittens by 25 Delicious Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/french-toast-mittens/#comment-10222 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:09:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2042#comment-10222 […] little ones will get a kick out of these Cinnamon-Sugar French Toast Mittens.  Dust them with a little  powdered sugar for a frosty effect.  – Happy […]

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Monique http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-10214 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:35:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-10214 I love this idea! I am an Early Childhood Education student and I have to bring different resources to my field placements. I am going to definitely give this a try. I love the suggestion of using this to match up colours or shapes – i.e. have the children put all of the circles on one snake and the squares on another or put all of the blue pieces on one snake.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Sheila http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10202 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:31:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10202 I put the pipe cleaner into the hot solution and nothing happened what did i do wrong. It set for almost 8 hours

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Shawna http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-10159 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:58:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-10159 OMG! I love all your great and helpful tips and tricks. I am an ebay seller and for the life of me I have tried everything to remove the store tags. Not once, have I thought about or have even heard about using a hair dryer. What a GREAT IDEA!
So glad that I found your blog and look forward to more great and awesome ideas..
Thank you soooooo much you have made my life so much easier

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-10130 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:56:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-10130 That seems to be what others have found as well, Gail. You need to use margarine for the design to hold.

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Comment on Nativity Sensory Bin for Kids to Play with at Christmas-time by Nativity Crafts & Activities For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards http://happyhooligans.ca/nativity-sensory-bin/#comment-10126 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:22:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1674#comment-10126 […] Nativity Scene Find & Fill Scavenger Hunt is a great way to teach the Christmas story to young kids. This Nativity Small World from Imagination Tree lets kids play with all the figures. This nativity activity would be great with a Sunday school class or as a family tradition the way Toddler Approved does it every year. I love this nativity sensory bin from Golden Reflections Sun Hats and Wellie Boots has a lovely Nativity Tree. You might want to see how Happy Hooligans created their nativity sensory box too. […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Lenah http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10125 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:11:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10125 We made our today and I see one tiny crystal on the top of the jar of each jar, we made 20. We boiled our water 3*3=9 cups and 9*27…and stirred (till I think clear) then poured over pipe cleaners and in jar. Leaving them overnight. But 2 touch bottom will this interfere?

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Soni http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10089 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:46:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10089 I made these with my son more than 15 years & they are still in good condition. We hang them on our tree every year :)

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by Jenetta Penner http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-10069 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:10:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-10069 Great round-up! Those button snowmen looks adorable. :)

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Gail http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-10054 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:15:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-10054 Tried the delicious cookies with butter….Loved them but was disappointed that they did not keep the design….Looked like a normal cookie…Did everything to a tee except for the butter….Do you think that was the problem

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Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-10042 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:27:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-10042 Most cans now have rounded edges for safety and I am not finding a can opener that will open them. Has anyone else figured out what to do for the rounded edge cans???

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Rebecca http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10033 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:28:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10033 Hi i’m a secondary school science teacher and just wanted to let you know the use of borax is band within the uk in schools. This due to the risk of infertility in both boys and girls even in small quantities, not to mention the other possible health related issues outlined by CLEPPAS. I would definitely not risk exposure to myself and especially not my daughter no matter how pretty they look; the risk is exponentially worse.

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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie by Ria http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-10029 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:58:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-10029 I love to decorate these with frosting since we use them in place of birthday cakes!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Mimi http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-10025 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:45:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-10025 If you want to keep them looking like they do, I would suggest spraying them with some kind of clear coat. We made these last year, and now instead of looking like ice crystals, the borax looks more like snow, and we can no longer see the pipe cleaners. Still look interesting, but definitely not the same.

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-10024 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:34:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-10024 Hi Barbara, I’m afraid that I don’t have another breach machine recipes on my blog. Sorry! I”ll have to work on that!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-10023 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:33:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-10023 I’ve similar bottles with shells added, Heidi. As for how to display them, there’s a brand of bottled water called Voss. I’m not sure where you are, but if you have it there (in your grocery stores), you could use those bottles. It’s pricier than regular bottled water though, so you may need some pals splurge on it once in a while, and give you the bottle when they’re done. You could also check Michael’s or Hobby Lobby for interesting looking containers with lids that seal tight.

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Vivienne http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-10007 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:05:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-10007 Thank you for this. I made one for my almost-2 year old, and she loved it. Since playing with it, she has been finding buttons everywhere (on her pjs, her dad’s shirt, etc).

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Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by Jenetta Penner http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-9997 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:50:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-9997 Nice hack… This is perfect! Love the idea of leaving the label on and see the look on my friends’ faces! :)

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Kim http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9985 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:11:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9985 I made these when I was about 8 years old, 20 years later, my mom still puts them on her tree! They last for a long time, mine have never crumbled or fallen apart in any way. I’m getting ready to make them with my nieces now. Good luck everyone!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Heidi http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-9976 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:07:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-9976 Trying to think of a way to use this as decor for an Ocean themed wedding. My niece is getting married next year and I think something like this would be awesome to display, maybe on tables. Just not quite sure on bottle types and if putting in sea shells would work. Any suggestions??? Pls help!

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Over 20 Christmas Games and Crafts for the Classroom | How Does She http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9971 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:53:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9971 […]  The kids would love to decorate a Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree!  I’d have them glued and painted beforehand so everything is […]

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Kim http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9963 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:32:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9963 I have made these in the past and I always rinse them out with hot water and vinegar a day or two before so that there is a clean surface for the paint to adhere to.

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Barbara http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-9960 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:04:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-9960 With us living abroad for the past 9 years, these hit home. Thank you again

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Barbara http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-9959 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:02:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-9959 best dinner rolls in the world, and with the fresh butter, just to die for. But I do have a question, do you have other bread machine recipes .

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Cheryl http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9955 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:51:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9955 How can something made with margarine be called “home-made butter”?

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-9946 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:32:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-9946 I used this for a white elephant recycling themed gift exchange for my cub scout. My son loved doing this, we used a baby oil bottle, bonus we used the last third of the oil for the project and topped it off with some veg oil. He chose blue also. And since it’s for scouts, we used plastic putty glue to permanently (I hope)glue shut the lid. Should be fun! Thanks!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Zoe Milburn http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9923 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:06:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9923 My boys love Rick Riorden. Other amazing authors that they couldn’t put down are Anthony Horowitz, Philip Pullman, Michael Morpurgo and C.S” Lewis. Most of these authors write fantasy and adventure stories. Michael M writes a variety of types of story’ very thought provoking and some sad. My eldest (12) is also discovering the delights of Terry Pratchetett and his Discworld series.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9913 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:49:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9913 I really don’t know, Kate. You could hit Google, and see if you can find an answer there though. Sorry!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Danica http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9903 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:46:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9903 I’d like to recommend the book Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon. It’s a bit of a mystery with a lot of boyish adventure and really good writing.

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Sheet Music Christmas Tree Ornaments - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9886 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:44:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9886 […] used sheet music to make ornaments before, and I love how charming they look.  Mind you, I played the piano for years in my youth, so […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Kate http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9883 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:10:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9883 I remember doing this about 25 years ago using a film canister with just a little cream to make a little lump of butter. If you have little hands and don’t want to use glass, a plastic container comparable to an old film canister will work.

Most of the readily available cream here in Texas contains carrageenan. Will this process still work if I use cream with carrageenan?

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Sharon Fitzpatrick http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9882 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:47:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9882 I love these…plan to try it.

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Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by Seerah http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-9875 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:20:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-9875 Soooo lovely, never seen anything like it. Cant wait to make this for my loved ones, especially hubby.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9874 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:16:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9874 How odd. That’s what I like best about this dough is how bright it is. I’m not sure why yours would be beige when baking soda and cornstarch are so bright. Sorry you weren’t happy with yours, Lisa!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Trish http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9868 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:27:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9868 This looks so simple and I think the kids are going to love doing it. I have always wanted to make butter to go with my homemade bread.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9867 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:25:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9867 We rolled ours thick and let air dry. Many also cracked like others were stating but only 2 broke. The kids aren’t home from school yet so they don’t know. I’m going to make the salt ones before they get home and once those dry, cover them with shellac. The end result wasn’t really a bright white like I expected, more of a dull beige after drying.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Stacy http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9866 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:40:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9866 Does it matter If it’s self rising flour or all purpose flour ?

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9865 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:36:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9865 Thanks, Julie! Glad you liked them! I appreciate your sharing. x

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Julie http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9864 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:49:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9864 Love these ideas. You are awesome! I shared on FB :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9863 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:17:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9863 Yes, you still cut it half and half with water, Patricia. :)

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Shelley http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9862 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:33:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9862 Borax Is extremely toxic to leviathans in supernatural lol

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Claire http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9861 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:45:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9861 When I do this project, it always helps to use rubbing alcohol to swirl around and “coat” the inside of the ornament first. That way the paint will adhere better when used. Just make sure you let the ornament dry 24 hours first after using the alcohol.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Patricia http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9860 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:36:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9860 Thanks, Jackie:) So just one more question: even when you get watery soap you still dilute it in the jug or you use it just like that? Thanks!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Santa Ornament by All Things Santa! http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-santa/#comment-9859 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:01:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1915#comment-9859 […] Toilet Roll Santa | Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Ingrid KLIMKE http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9858 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:14:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9858 I like to use them for planting…I fill them with fishtank stones and put my seeds on the edge of my tank with a clip. Letting the bottom hang into the tank and touching the water. I grow some herbs this way and it helps to keep the tank clean too. Happy Aquaponing…

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Ashely http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9857 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:04:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9857 Mine all cracked and have fallen apart and they were so awesome. Im confused about the cooking part do you cook it till the dough is almost formed or do you just let it cook till it is bubbling?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Monika http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9856 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:23:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9856 The salt dough cracks less.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Monika http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9855 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:19:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9855 Put the dough in plastic bag and refrigerate.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Dugar http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9854 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:35:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9854 My mother made butter like Nadine’s recipe and it was awesome!! I may try the other as a project for my grandson.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9853 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:36:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9853 Boric acid is completely different, and highly toxic. I would not recommend using it for any craft activity.

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Comment on CD Snowman Ornaments by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/cd-snowman-ornaments/#comment-9852 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:33:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12266#comment-9852 This is so cute and we are going to do this at our school. What did you use to attach the buttons and beans to the CD? Thanks

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Karie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9851 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:10:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9851 Peggy, I read all the comments, and someone mentioned this butter makes great cookies.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Liz http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9850 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:10:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9850 I’m the science lab instructor at a school and last year I made about 500 snowflakes with the kids. You have to make sure the borax and water solution is really really hot and let your ornament hang in the solution overnight. It will completely crystallize. Borax is found in your grocery store in the laundry detergent aisle. It’s a laundry booster. As with any experiment you have to make sure to supervise and help the little ones. These make adorable ornaments.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Marketa http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9849 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:28:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9849 Please note that baby oil is highly toxic. If there is any chance of this product being consumed, do not make it.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Gina http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9848 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:26:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9848 I always add a few drops to tea tree oil because of the antifungal and antibacterial properties and i add some sweet orange oil too!

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Jamie Culver http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9847 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:14:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9847 I’m having the problem of it almost evaporating (I guess that’s the right word). I’ll pour it in, get all the unpainted spots covered, and then let the excess drip out. The next day when it looks like as much of the excess paint as possible has dripped out, I turn it over to let it dry inside. When I go back to look and make sure the inside is done to put it up, there are clear places in at least 1 area of the ornament. Sometimes one entire side of the ornament is clear with just specks of paint left in that area. I don’t have any idea why they are messing up. I’ve put all this time into working on them and at least $50-$75 on this project. It’s starting to seem like it’s a waste of time and money.PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Hetali http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9846 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:32:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9846 Would it work the same way with boric acid?
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Comment on Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls – Easy, to-die-for recipe by Claudia http://happyhooligans.ca/bread-machine-cinnamon-rolls/#comment-9845 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:07:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=812#comment-9845 Love these so much! Making them as teacher gifts this year

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Cathy Schoen http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9844 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:29:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9844 someone mentioned maybe making something for Halloween. How bout putting 2 of them together and adding pipe cleaners as legs for a scary spider. or add several together to make a catapillar. or a centipede or any other kind of bugs. I bet the kids would think they would be cool to put on top of a halloween cake

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Juanita Haines http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9843 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:43:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9843 They are delicious and I flattened them with the bottom of my drinking glass and the imprint stayed after they were cooked..WTG..

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9840 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:30:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9840 How thick was your paint? Assuming it was thin enough to run out of the bottle, I can’t see why it wouldn’t run around the ball.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9839 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:29:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9839 No co-incidence that I’m aware of, Brooke. I’m sure there are many recipes out there under the same name, as recipes get shared among friends and family, and like me, people love to blog about their favourites.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9838 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:26:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9838 If you google it, you’ll find some instructions and video tutorials, Sharon.

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9837 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:25:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9837 I’m really not sure, Nancy. I’ve had some of our ornaments for years. I’ve heard others say the same as you, but I’m not sure what causes that to happen.

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9836 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:24:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9836 I really don’t know why your acrylic paint didn’t work, Teah. As long as it’s thin and liquified (not thick and drying up), it will run around the ornament just like it runs out of the bottle.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9835 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:23:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9835 10 minutes is how long it usually takes us without marbles.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-9834 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:22:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-9834 It’s the brand soap that you need, Julie. The one pictured in the post.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9833 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:21:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9833 I’m not sure, Peggy. I’ve never tried baking with it.

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9832 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:21:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9832 I’m not sure what book it is that you’re looking to get your hands on, Susan. Can you specify?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9831 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:20:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9831 I mention in the article that the consistency of my detergent is different every time I make it, Patricia. Sometimes, it’s really watery. As long as you have all of the essential ingredients in there, the actual mixture is the same regardless of the consistency. It will be fine. :)

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9830 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:19:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9830 I think it might interfere with the process, Pam. I would add it at the end. It’s easy to stir it in for even distribution.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Ona Lee http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9829 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:06:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9829 My butter churn has wood for agitation. A clothes pin is a great idea!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Mel http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9828 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:50:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9828 Don’t have any baking soda so am going to try baking powder, it says on the web to times amount by two or three so let’s see how it goes! My little two are home poorly so a nice carm activity is just what we need- love all your posts thanks

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9827 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:56:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9827 Can the salt just be added at the start of the process or will that keep it from ‘churning’ into clumps? I would think it would be more evenly distributed if you added it to the cream at the start.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Patricia http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9826 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:50:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9826 Hi there. I tried the recipe but my soap is too liquid, it does not look concentrared at all. I used a bar of 580 gr of soap. Can you please tell me the size of the soap bar you used in the recipe? I see the Amazon link points to packs of 4 oz bars, which are way smaller than the one i used… Thanks!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Susan Ferguson Martin http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9825 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:54:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9825 I think their are aa lot of great ideas. Would love to know how some one could get their hands on such a book.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Peggy luther http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9824 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:54:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9824 Can this be used then for baking cookies.?

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by julie http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-9823 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:28:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-9823 Can you use imperial leather ivory soap or only the brand ivory soap

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by rosalynd http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9822 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:19:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9822 We are doing this now, boy is it a lot of work. How long can you expect without marbles in a mason jar? My arms are sore…. HAHA THANKS

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by annejacq http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9821 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:51:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9821 I used Borax (about a cup) with a few drops of Dawn dish soap to wash my car. No-didn’t use gloves. My car looked great but my hands swelled, broke out in a rash and really ached. DON’T DO IT! DO NOT use straight Borax on skin! It was a stupid thing to do. I believe this recipe would work great on my laundry, however, after witmessing what it did to my hands!

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Comment on Simple Trick to Organize Gift Cards and Rewards Cards in Your Wallet by g http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-trick-organize-gift-cards-wallet/#comment-9820 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:07:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18296#comment-9820 This is wonderful thanks for sharing!!!

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Teah http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9819 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:40:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9819 I just tried this and my acrylic paint just laid inside the ball, it didn’t run as I twisted and turned the ball around. I bought Artist’s Loft acrylic paint from Michael’s. Is there something else I should be doing?

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Nancy http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9818 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:24:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9818 I’m having the same problem as others. I tried these a few years ago with glass and, after a few days, the paint just slid off the sides. So, this year I tried with plastic, followed the directions precisely and the same thing happened again. I’m so disappointed and don’t understand what’s going wrong. I’m using acrylic craft paint. :-(

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Sharon Sandahl http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9817 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:04:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9817 I have a question. I LOVE the idea of reusing the cups. I saved a dozen or so, got the top off to throw the coffee grounds away, and found there was a filter to keep the grounds where they belong. How do you get the filter off the cup? It was stuck on pretty tight, I didn’t know how, so threw them away. I’d love to hear your ideas :)

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Comment on 26 Gorgeous Star Ornaments for Kids and Moms to Make by Malia {Playdough to Plato} http://happyhooligans.ca/26-gorgeous-star-ornaments-to-make/#comment-9816 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:49:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18181#comment-9816 Such a beautiful pinnable image and so many great ideas. Sharing!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Emily B http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9815 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:38:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9815 The marble idea is genius! We’ve done this with the kids before but they got bored halfway through.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by mwells http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9814 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:13:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9814 As a young kid back in the olden days my Mon would be cooking breakfast and my dad would be shaking a quart jar of cream for fresh butter. We had our own cow and cream was abundant. This is wonderful memories.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Brooke http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9813 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:12:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9813 This is just like the “Big Soft Ginger Cookies” recipe on Allrecipes. Any coincidence?

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Comment on Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe by Kathy Mahood http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-guacamole/#comment-9812 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:14:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12555#comment-9812 awesome tip on the pits , I also press the plastic wrap onto the surface of the dip to help keep it from discoloring but I will remember the pit tip for next time im making this , your recipe sounds yummy thx

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Susan schmidt http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9811 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:47:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9811 I have made butter in my blender and it works just as well but this might be fun to do with kids!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by LUISA Scarati http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-9810 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:10:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-9810 sono idee incantevoli e deliziose!!!very very nice Valsesia Piemonte- Italy

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Diane http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9809 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:01:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9809 I don’t think I would use the marbles. Marbles could/will break the glass or chip it. I guess I rather just mix it with a blender.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Jannell Leonard http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9808 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:41:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9808 I’m 76 years old, so I remember when butter was made in a crockery churn with a top made of wood with a hole in it for the churn paddle. Churn held about 4 gal of milk and you sat down with the churn between your legs and pumped the paddle up and down until the butter was made. The buttermilk left behind was delicious and had little flakes of butter in it and as Sheri Holmes said the butter was put in a small bowl and a design pressed on top.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Sabine http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9807 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:47:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9807 It would be great if the books with some sexual content would be marked with an astrix just so we know. I love the list and appreciate it’s Happyhooligans’ list of favorites – not an all inclusive list of best books ever! :-)

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Katie http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9805 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:25:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9805 If anyone is still confused.. Read this article!! Thx for posting.. I was getting so sick of telling people that it is fine to use in projects with kids.. I’m not endangering my children!! Lol

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by Fontaine Richardson http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-9804 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:59:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-9804 Absolutely Awesome

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Clare Bell http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9803 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:23:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9803 You will have to buy it from the internet as they don’t stock it in hardware shops any more (just borax substitutes which doesn’t work as I found out!)

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Sheri Holmes http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9802 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:27:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9802 Fun to see you kiddos surprised by the buttermaking process. When I was about 3 years old, we lived across the street from a lady who had a cow. Every Wednesday, she churned butter, and I helped. She had a big glass jar-like container, and its lid had paddles that went down into it. It had a handle, which made the paddles turn. Cream went in, I got to crank the handle (for a LONG time, it seemed), .When the butter formed, she washed it and put it into a little wooden bowl. She made a design on the top with a wooden spoon. Then, to pay me for my work, I got to eat several teaspoons right out of the bowl! Yumm! Talk about nostalgia!!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Mindy Nickel Gates http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9801 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:43:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9801 Instead of a marble, you can use an all wood clothespin. You don’t have to worry about breaking the jar, but you still get extra agitation.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9800 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:36:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9800 Yay! Have fun!

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-9799 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:36:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-9799 If you brush the varnish on, your ink might run. That’s why I used the spray varnish, Melissa.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9798 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:35:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9798 Mine didn’t crumble at all, Rose. I don’t know how long they took to dry. I just set the on the counter for a while, and when I came back they were good to go.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Sandra Donsbach http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9797 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 03:42:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9797 we use to milk a cow and took what I called scum of top and put little salt and shook it made great butter ,

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Comment on Scented Sandpaper Gingerbread Ornaments by michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/scented-sandpaper-gingerbread-ornaments/#comment-9796 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:16:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5507#comment-9796 Fantastic perhaps you could make a lot and make bunting :D

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Rose http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9795 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:27:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9795 Love how ours look! After they are taken out of the solution and dry will they stop crumbling when handled? how long do they take to dry? Hoping they are good when nappers awake!

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by mellisa http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-9794 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:41:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-9794 can you use modge podge instead of varnish? I hate to spend 10$ on varnish ill only use once. What are some other uses for varnish?

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Kitt http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9793 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:32:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9793 Thanks, it worked! I just ordered it!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Helen Hall http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9792 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:08:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9792 One of my aunts used to make butter this way when I was a little girl, about 45 years ago. I’ve wanted to try it myself, as I think of her often now that I’m grown. I remember her shaking and shaking a big glass jar. Not sure but I think she used plain, whole milk for hers. Gonna try this ASAP! Thanks for sharing, and bringing back some sweet memories.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Cindy Farris Gruver http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9791 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:06:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9791 That a great science experiment! That being said, having grown up with homemade butter, no thanks to eating it! As a child, I hated the butter milk oozing out of the butter. (All these years later, I get the shivers just thinking about it!) We will gladly do the experiment, let the kids taste it, and then — bye bye to the homemade!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9790 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:01:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9790 Yes, our chenille pipe cleaners produced a solid coating of crystals as well, Elly.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9789 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:01:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9789 A UK blogging friend orders it from this website, Kitt: https://www.soapkitchenonline.co.uk/acatalog/Solids_and_Powders.html. You could see if they’ll ship to you?

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Manualidades que lxs niñxs pueden hacer casi solxs. « Madres y padres – Punto de encuentro http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9788 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:39:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9788 […] varios tubos del papel del wc se pueden hacer unos renos para colgar en el árbol de navidad. En Happy Hooligans tenéis el tutorial. Si lxs niñxs prefieren, o quieren invitar también a las tortugas ninja a su […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Kitt http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9786 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:28:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9786 You lucky guys, it is not possible to buy Borax in Denmark, “we migth use it to make bombs”.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Elly Whitt http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9785 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:57:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9785 We use the soft pipe cleaners and we get more crystals on them vs. the metal sparkly ones in the picture with this post.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9784 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:25:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9784 I’m SOOO excited to try this! I found a recipe for homemade slow cooker yogurt last night & now I find a recipe for BUTTER! AWESOME! THANK YOU! Just one question though; can you freeze it?

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Boys' Learning: Sensory Bins - Brain Power Boy http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-9783 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:52:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-9783 […] know I couldn’t leave out dinosaurs, right? There are plenty of learning opportunities here. The bin includes plants (love that!) […]

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Comment on Construction Activity Bin by Boys' Learning: Sensory Bins - Brain Power Boy http://happyhooligans.ca/construction-bin/#comment-9782 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:51:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3618#comment-9782 […] construction sensory bin is sure to be a hit. Grab some of the smaller construction vehicles, sticks, rocks, figures, blocks […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9781 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:18:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9781 Haha. No worries. I imagine readers don’t always realized that it’s just a regular mom here behind the blog. Just me, and me alone. :) Interesting that the shape didn’t hold even though you used margarine. I’ve only heard people say that happens when they use butter because the cookies tend to spread/flatten out more. I’m not sure if shortening would make a difference or not. Let me know if you try it though, Claudette!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9780 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:15:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9780 It’s delicious without salt, but you can certainly add some if you want to.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by pame http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9779 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:03:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9779 You put some salt con it? I guess…I mean other way its not yummy…. But love the idea.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9778 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:06:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9778 I’m really not sure, Joanne. We’ve never measured. Sorry!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9777 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:05:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9777 Yes, just reheat it and stir until the crystals completely dissolve again, Sherra.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Claudette Savoie http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9776 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:08:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9776 Sorry Didn’t mean to be so rude….yes I did use margarine and I chilled the dough for an hour after mixing. They are delicious the kids love them but they look nicer when did hold their shape, maybe if I use shortening?

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Sherra http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9775 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:36:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9775 Can you use the solution over and over or only once? Would I just reheat it
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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Joanne http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9774 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:34:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9774 Quick question. How much butter would you get from a cup of whipping cream? I’m really keen to try this with the boys and we need butted fur a baking recipe we were planning on making today anyway. :-)

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by alycia http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9773 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:14:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9773 mildly toxic and a mild irritant are two completely different things

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9772 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:54:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9772 Well, I do have a husband and kids and a life. Sorry it took me a couple of hours to get to you. lol I’ve responded to your first question just now.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9771 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:53:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9771 That is so bizarre. I’ve heard from a lot of people who use vinegar as their rinse agent, but never from anyone who’s clothes smell of vinegar afterwards. Try the extra rinse for sure. And how much are you using? I probably use about a 1/4 cup or less.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9770 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:52:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9770 The only reason I can think of is that the borax wasn’t dissolved enough. If there are still particles in the water, they’ll fall to the bottom of the jar. If they’re well dissolved, they’ll cling to the pipe cleaner because they’re suspended in the liquid. Did you stir it until it was absolutely crystal clear. It must be perfectly clear. No cloudiness at all.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9769 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:50:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9769 Are you using butter instead of margarine, Claudette. They won’t hold their shape if you are. Also, did you refrigerate the dough after mixing it?

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by HC Sinclair http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9768 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:18:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9768 Oh sorry I didn’t make it clear, yes I set the pipe cleaners as soon as I am done stirring and dissolving the borax. Water is still very hot.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-9767 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:24:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-9767 I make my laundry soap with the same ingredients but without the water. I put it in the blender to make sure everything is fine and blended well. Use 1 Tbsp for a sm-med load or 2Tbsp for med-lg or heavily soiled clothes. Works great.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Dawnelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9766 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:15:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9766 Ok I’m definitely doing something wrong then. My whites smell like vinegar for almost a week after they are washed and dried in an electric dryer. I’ll try an extra rinse cycle

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Claudette Savoie http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9765 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:34:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9765 Didn’t get a response to my question…..

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Claudette Savoie http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9764 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:49:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9764 This is the third time I make these and they don’t hold their shape. I flatten the m with the bottom of a glass and they swell up when cooking and the glass imprint is gone. What should I do????

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9762 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:47:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9762 When you say you let it sit, so you mean you let it sit and cool before adding the pipe cleaners? Your pipe cleaners need to go into the piping hot liquid.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kristin Avril http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9761 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:16:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9761 Melissa, I really enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia growing up (where The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe comes from), as well as a Cricket in Times Square. When I was about ten I was really hooked on the Girl Talk series by L. E. Blair, and most girls like the Boxcar Children and Judy Bloom. Secret Garden was also fantastic, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and one of my all-time favorites, A Wrinkle in Time. I hope some of these suggestions work for you!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kristin Avril http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9760 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:12:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9760 These books were excellent!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kristin Avril http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9759 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:09:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9759 Oh, the Ranger’s Apprentice series is excellent for pre-teens/young teens (12-15)! I’m finishing up the twelfth (and final) book now. :) The Ranger’s Apprentice is written by John Flanagan.

I also really love The Tomorrow Series, in which the first book is “Tomorrow, When the War Began,” by John Marsden, though perhaps this is for older teens (15-17).

I read both series as an adult and have thoroughly enjoyed them, though I’ll be honest by admitting I read Ranger book 1 and wasn’t hooked. It was the second book that hooked me.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by helen p. http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9758 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:50:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9758 to Hc Sinclair…i think you would have to put the pipe cleaners in while the solution is still warm.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by nadene http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9757 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:31:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9757 I make homemade butter and love it.. here is the way I make it.. 1 pound of cheap margarine-room temp, 1 cup of buttermilk, 3/4 cup oil and salt to taste.. mix all together .,. I use a food processor or my kitchen aid mixer .. mix till all blended and smooth and creamy.. put into containers, can be frozen for later also.. it stays soft and creamy

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Comment on Rag Star Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Fabric Scraps by Pipe Cleaner Christmas Crafts - Blessed Beyond A Doubt http://happyhooligans.ca/rag-star-ornaments/#comment-9756 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:00:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1758#comment-9756 […] Repurpose some old clothes into pretty raggedy star ornaments. […]

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Christmas Tree Crafts & Activities for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9755 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:10:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9755 […] a different version of the craft stick Christmas tree ornaments can be found at Happy […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by HC Sinclair http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9754 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:51:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9754 I just made mine but instead of crystallizing on the pipe cleaners,all the crystals formed on the bottom of the jar! Nothing clung onto the pipe cleaners! Any ideas why? I dissolved 9tbsp of borax in 3 cups of hot water and let it sit. Thanks!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Nic* http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9753 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:47:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9753 Never just pour away the buttermilk though. It is super beauty stuff. You can drink it (if you don’t like the raw taste add some flavour like chocolate or vanilla) it’s full of good acids helping the stomach. Or, if you don’t have enough for drinking use it like a cleansing tonic for your face. AMAZING for the skin. After you cleaned for face, dip a cotton pad in it and wipe it over your face. Leave on for a few minutes and rinse face with clean water afterwards….but you don’t have to.helps get rid of talg and makes the skin super soft. Ancient recipe….what do you think Cleopatra bathed in? Wasn’t milk, but buttermilk ;)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Lindsay http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9752 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:19:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9752 im curious about tryin this…but i think when ive tried ivory soap it made me break out…is irish spring to strong of a soap to use? tyvm… oh and i use vinegar to clean my washer works great :)

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Angie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9751 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:07:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9751 We leave our fresh cream (skimmed off the milk from our Jersey cows) out on the counter to come to room temperature before we put a quart or so in our Kitchen Aid mixer and use the wire whip to bring it to whipping cream. Then we switch over to the beater blade, put the pouring shield on the bowl and a kitchen towel over the mixer and bowl (to catch the splashing when the cream clumps up into butter) and let it mix while we tend to other kitchen duties.

Cream left out overnight will give the resulting butter a stronger flavor (fresh cream equals ‘sweet cream’ butter) as it begins to sour which some folks prefer.

Milk will not create butter. It must be the cream off the top of fresh raw milk or straight cream from the store (not half and half). Depending on the breed of goat (some, just as with cows, produce more cream than others) and the fact that goat milk creams slowly (takes much longer for the cream to rise to the top than cow’s milk), makes it more difficult to collect the cream from raw goat’s milk.

Homemade butter must be rinsed thoroughly in cold water until all the whey (also called buttermilk, not the same as the cultured product bought in stores) is gone. We pour off all the whey, let the mixer beat a little more until it clumps up onto the beater blade. Removing the bowl from the mixer, we take a rice spatula to press and ‘knead’ the whey out of the butter, rinsing with COLD water (warm water will begin to melt the butter) until it runs clear.

Any whey will turn sour quickly and contribute to butter’s rancidity.

For this reason, we only leave out on the counter the butter we will use in one day and freeze the rest in flexible silicone muffin pans (pressing the soft butter into the cups with the rice spatula). After the individual ‘muffins’ freeze, we pop them out, put them in freezer storage bags and label them with a date and return them to the freezer.

We don’t salt our butter, but it’s easy to salt to taste right after rinsing and kneading. Homemade butter makes wonderful cookies! —Angie from Douglas Falls Creamery on FB

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9750 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:48:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9750 I can’t exactly understand your question, but I’ll take a guess. It doesn’t keep long as there are no preservatives in it. If you’re not going to eat it all in one day, keep it in the fridge. It will likely be a small amount, and will soften quickly if you set it out on the counter for a few minutes before using it.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9749 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:47:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9749 Add the salt after, Roxanne. It might interfere with the process. Plus, you’ll want to taste the butter as you’re adding the salt so you’ll know how much is right. You can try adding juice, but you’ll likely end up with very wet, mucky butter.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9748 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:46:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9748 I would definitely mind if my clothes smelled like vinegar. There should not be any trace of vinegar odour when you take them out of the washing machine, Dawnelle. Is your machine old? I’m wondering if it’s not rinsing your clothes thoroughly. Regardless, vinegar doesn’t smell once it’s evaporated, so when your clothes are dry, there shouldn’t be any noticeable smell.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9747 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:43:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9747 When you’re finished, you’re left with a lump of butter in a pool of white liquid. That liquid is the buttermilk, Misty. You can use it in your baking if you like.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9746 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:42:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9746 Yep! You’ll get butter! :)

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Cristina Archuleta http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9745 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:40:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9745 That was my question .. is there another alternative to shaking it instead? So if I beat it with a hand mixer or with a kitchen aid machine it would get the same result as well? I’m sure it would not use the marbles right ? Lol

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Charlene http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9744 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:20:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9744 I made 3 dozen of these with my 2 year old grandson, and they have been a hit with everyone! With him being so young, he used a lot of paint. The colors did change as they dripped, but the outcome was still awesome!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by MIchelle http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9743 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:18:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9743 My Side of the Mountain. Such a beautifully-written book. It was my favorite book as a young girl and read it more than a couple of times. I read it to my son when he was about 8. Now my 7-year-old daughter is asking me to read it to her. Two more books in the Little House series to finish first. I can’t wait to read it again!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Misty http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9742 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:38:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9742 That’s what I was thinking where does the buttermilk come into play it was mentioned in the ingredients

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Dawnelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9741 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:36:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9741 I’ve been filling my downy ball with distilled white vinegar for over a year and my clothes always smell like vinegar, which I don’t really mind but i only do my whites for that reason. It would be nice to do all my clothes and not smell do strong. Suggestions?

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Roxanne http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9740 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:34:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9740 Sounds so easy I love it. 2 questions can I add the salt prior to shaking and can I add passion fruit juice to flavor the butter?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Barb http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9739 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:14:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9739 What is your dry version?

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Chris http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9738 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:12:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9738 How long does this keep? Doesn’t recto be refrOperated?…we hate hard butter in our house!!!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by andrea luna http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9737 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:00:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9737 Been using this ingredients for a while now I absolutely love it only substitution is I use the fels neptha only cause my skin is sensitive to the ivory soap otherwise 99 cents every so often for the bar soap to refill my detergent is amazing my clothes come out clean and fresh never tried powder form but im gonna try some tonight saves me money

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Comment on 26 Gorgeous Star Ornaments for Kids and Moms to Make by rayya http://happyhooligans.ca/26-gorgeous-star-ornaments-to-make/#comment-9736 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:47:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18181#comment-9736 Wonderful

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9735 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:15:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9735 Borax is found in the laundry detergent isle at the supermarket

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Deni http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9734 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:37:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9734 I have hear that oxyclean is very bad for people with allergies and eczema whichmy son has vboth!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Jenetta Penner http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9733 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:06:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9733 Awesome way to save money and help the environment. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9732 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:35:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9732 One of my favourite articles about Borax. Thanks, Erik!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Dottiw Wicker http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9731 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:18:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9731 I used 2 cups each of Borax and washing soda and 1 bar of Fels ( finely grated) and use it as a powdered soap. use 2 tablespoons only per load, but we have soft water system. I walk around the house in my white soxes and they come clean and white. I have a small apt and no room for 5 gallon bucket.. Gallon jar works great. might have to use more for hard water. love this soap. I don’t have to use any vinegar or anything. I add the soap first and then add some hot water to dissolve water in wash machine. just a little bit. then switch to cold water. I have used this soap for 2 years and love it.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Erik Bell http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9730 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:00:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9730 http://www.crunchybetty.com/getting-to-the-bottom-of-borax-is-it-safe-or-not

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9729 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:54:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9729 They add extra agitation, and speed up the process. Completely optional, Valerie.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9728 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:54:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9728 You can probably find recipes on the net for homemade detergents without Borax, Sonija. I’m not in the loop about those though. A google search should turn something up.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9727 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:53:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9727 I’ve heard folks say you can get it at Coles.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9726 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:53:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9726 Can you get “heavy cream” from a goat, Danny? The fat content is key. You couldn’t do this with regular cow’s milk. It has to be high-fat, heavy cream.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Danny http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9725 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:26:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9725 My daughter-in-law is allergic to dairy; will this work with goat milk?

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Raylene http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9724 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:10:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9724 Where can I get borax in australia

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Sonija Gierman http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9723 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:45:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9723 I would love to make this but I’m allergic to borax. Is there something I can substitute?

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Valerie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9722 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:42:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9722 What’s the purpose of the marbles? Just curious.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9721 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:04:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9721 No, you can totally use the chenille ones. I’m just not sure if you’ll get the same ice-cube effect. They’ll still have a lovely crystallized coating on them though. Go for it! You’ll love it!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Nativity Set by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-nativity-set/#comment-9720 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:03:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5830#comment-9720 So glad you loved it enough to make your own, Gill! Brilliant thinking with the angel on the stable door! Good work, hubby!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Kristi http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9719 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:02:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9719 Does it have to be metallic Pipe cleaners?

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Comment on Toilet Roll Nativity Set by Gill http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-nativity-set/#comment-9718 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:56:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5830#comment-9718 Hi Jackie Thanks for the inspiration. I made a set for our great niece and great nephew. My niece said they don’t have a nativity scene so its a keeper for xmasses to come which is lovely! A new family tradition!
My husband suggested a slit in the bottom of the cardboard tube for the angel so she could sit on top of the stable door – and that worked well. We now can’t help but smile every time we finish a toilet roll ‘Another Mary for you dear …’
Thanks again

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Comment on fish fridge magnets by Lisa @ The Wellness Wife http://happyhooligans.ca/fish-fridge-magnets/#comment-9717 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:52:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8738#comment-9717 Great craft! So easy and I love that it uses recycled materials!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter In a Jar by Samantha Huntley http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-9716 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:48:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-9716 We used to do this as kids growing up in VT. A dear friend always made butter in the spring and stirred in fresh finely chopped strawberries! DIVINE ;)

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9714 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:42:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9714 Well, this is the first time I’ve made them, so I can’t say for sure, Martha. I’m hoping they’ll last for years.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9713 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:42:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9713 Well, I’m not sure technically, Maria, but like I said in the post, crystals started forming within a few hours, and I left ours overnight to max the effect.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9712 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:41:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9712 Not at all. The only time I get any static is when I throw something acrylic in the dryer, which doesn’t happen often.

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Comment on Which Months Have 31 Days – A Simple Way To Remember by Helen Murchison http://happyhooligans.ca/trick-to-remember-which-months-have-31-days/#comment-9711 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:18:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9478#comment-9711 After going back to school at the age of 50, I found myself still having a hard time remembering the days in a month. My grandson told me about this trick. He said that I taught it to him some time ago but for the life of me, I can’t remember that. lol

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Shelley http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9710 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:14:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9710 Just a question…if using the homemade vinegar fabric softener in the washing machine…are the clothes full of static when removed from the dryer? Static is why I have always used the dryer sheets. I love this detergent recipe. Can’t wait to make it this weekend. My husband has lost his job after 26 years and with 3 kids at home and 1 in college we are trying to save everywhere possible. Thank you!!!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by mariahoard http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9708 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:01:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9708 how many hours do you wait

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Martha Lofton http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9707 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:04:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9707 How long does the ornament last? weeks,months,years? I would be interested in making some of them. please e-mail me with your answer. thanks

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - Lil Moo Creations http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9706 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:07:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9706 […] Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Bethany http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9705 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:38:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9705 So you leave the pipe cleaners in the solution and the crystals form? Then do you take them out and let them dry for a period of time before hanging them on your tree? Thanks

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Comment on Gingerbread House Ornaments by Lasso the Moon - 25 Gingerbread Activities for Kids: Sweet + Playful Ideas for Children http://happyhooligans.ca/gingerbread-house-ornaments/#comment-9703 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1780#comment-9703 […] Gingerbread House Ornaments Love the cotton ball roofs. So cute. Pin it for later | See full post […]

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Comment on Construction Activity Bin by miss_acacia http://happyhooligans.ca/construction-bin/#comment-9702 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:55:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3618#comment-9702 “a construction bin” it sounds so great! I love this idea ! I have to do it quickly, I’m sure my son’ll love it !

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Comment on Quick and Easy Coffee Cake Recipe for Last Minute Entertaining by 30 Easy Christmas Breakfast Recipes http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-coffee-cake/#comment-9701 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:17:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=828#comment-9701 […] Easy Coffee Cake from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Plastic Icicle Ornaments by 26 More Easy Christmas Ornaments - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/plastic-icicle-ornaments/#comment-9700 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:43:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1826#comment-9700 […] of my all-time favourites – our plastic icicle ornaments.  You won’t believe how we made them!  Don’t they look […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Candy Canes Craft by 26 More Easy Christmas Ornaments - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-candy-canes/#comment-9699 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:42:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1905#comment-9699 […] love these tissue paper candy cane ornaments.  Don’t think you have to stick to red and white.  White with pink, green or blue would […]

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Comment on Popsicle Stick Snowflakes by 26 More Easy Christmas Ornaments - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/popsicle-stick-snowflakes/#comment-9698 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:41:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1840#comment-9698 […] More craft sticks!  Paint ‘em,  and splatter ‘em into a batch of colourful snowflake ornaments. […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by kristi http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9697 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:20:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9697 borax is not toxic it is an all purpose cleaner dishes is one thing it is used for i use it on my dishes !
i have some in a jar now wish us luck!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by teri masters http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9696 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:23:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9696 Does it have to be metallic Pipe cleaners?

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Tasha http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9695 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:37:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9695 What is borax I’m in the uk?

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9694 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:04:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9694 Thank you for researching the topic, and commenting back after leaving your first comment, Kevin. Yes, Boric Acid is highly toxic. It is often confused with Borax, which is in fact a “mild irritant”. Some actually ingest a small amount daily as a dietary supplement. Strange, but true.

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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-9693 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:03:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9693 I’ve heard others say they leave out the vinegar, Theresa. Others still use a bit of hand sanitizer. It is alcohol based, but if you’re ok with that, you can use it instead.

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by How to throw a New Year's Eve party for the kids http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-9691 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:24:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-9691 […] want a kid friendly cocktail to sip too. Most mocktails are full of sugar so try these coloured ice cubes instead, for a rainbow drink made from […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Kevin http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9690 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:21:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9690 After a little more research, I think my previous comment was incorrect and overstates the dangers of borax. However, I still believe it is probably a bad idea to have it hanging where children or pets can get to it easily since there is no doubt that it is mildly toxic.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by pacohope http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9689 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:20:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9689 We shouldn’t call this a book list “for boys” because it implies that these kinds of things are not for girls. Or that other things are not for boys. A book list for “kids” this age? Sure. I’m a big fan of “Let Books Be Books” http://www.lettoysbetoys.org.uk/letbooksbebooks/

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Theresa Rivera http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-9688 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:11:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9688 Does the rice smell like vinegar after it dries overnight? My son is sensitive to smell and might not play with it if he doesn’t like the smell. I’m looking forward to making him a Christmas rice bin to play with! Thank you so much!

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Kevin http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9687 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:11:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9687 Any guess what the main ingredient of borax is? Yep, boric acid. Alicia is correct, borax can be toxic in sufficient quantities and it’s probably not a good idea to have it within easy reach of children or pets.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borax#Toxicity

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Comment on Construction Activity Bin by Sheila @ BrainPowerBoy http://happyhooligans.ca/construction-bin/#comment-9686 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:58:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3618#comment-9686 Love this. Just added it to a roundup. I like how easy it is to set up and how open-ended the play is with these bins. Super neat.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Leipua http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-9685 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:40:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-9685 Aloha,

Haven’t had time to read comments yet since i was excited to see the recycle-ideas shared Link viaFB. Wanted to post on my personal uses so far and yes i will browse thru yours later when i get a chance. [Working on some homework at the moment and don’t have much downtime to dedicate right now, hee hee…]

>>>I collect them for use on organizing loose cords around the house. This especially works great around your entertainment system and desktop areas. I can even Label them with a permanent marker so it’s easy to see “who” the cord belongs/connects to, hee hee…

>>>Have made playful bracelets made by myGrand-daughter & use them randomly for craft-projects.

>>>I keep ‘em around for “Used-sanitary-PAD disposal” like in the old days when they had individual pkg’d cardboard/strong maxi-pads where you can dispose the old one using the same box. I find this better than wasting toilet-paper which leaks through at times and this also keeps the odors minimized &view out-of-site!

***I smash them flat and rubber-band them together since i can’t seem to use them fast enough so Thank you for sharing other ideas and just knowing i’m NOT the few who does this is great to share with my other half who thinks i’m crazy for saving them! But then again, he doesn’t practice sustainable living much either, hee hee..
***Have a Mele Kelikimaka[MerryChristmas] Everyone! Stay blessed and keep sharing!****

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Sustainablog | Jeff McIntire-Strasburg has been blogging a greener world via sustainablog since 2003! http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9684 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:12:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9684 […] Paper Roll Reindeer: Little ones would love helping you gather empty paper rolls around the house to make these googly-eyed reindeers. Although the tutorial uses toilet paper rolls, you can also use wrapping paper and paper towels rolls for this project. […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9683 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:11:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9683 These were yummy!! I also used butter (margarine is scary). I made mine a little small I think. I got almost 60 cookies. The whole family loves them! They’d also make good ice cream sandwiches with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream. :)

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by 12 Christmas Toilet Paper Roll Crafts - The Chaos and the Clutter http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9682 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:24:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9682 […] Toilet Roll Reindeer from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9681 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:21:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9681 You might be confusing it with Boric Acid, Alicia. Boric Acid is highly toxic, while Borax is a mild irritant. Some folks actually take a small dose of it as a daily dietary supplement.

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by sharil http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9680 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:07:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9680 I tried these last night, I don’t know what I did wrong but instead of little ice crystals up and down the pipe cleaners the whole pipe cleaner was crystallized. It’s pretty but not what I was expecting. What did I do wrong?

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Recycling Toilet Papers into DIY Christmas Decors - Impact Hygiene http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9679 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 06:15:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9679 […] For this DIY project, you’re going to toilet paper tubes, googly eyes, brown wallpaper samples or brown art paper, brown pipe cleaners for the antlers (you can use another material if you like), artificial red berries for the nose (you can also opt for red pompoms or buttons), and glue. From the materials at hand, you can more or less figure out what to do to make these cute reindeer decors. But if you want more detailed instructions, you can find it here. […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Alicia http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-9678 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:55:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-9678 As cool as this is – Just remember borax is highly poisonous/toxic. I use to use it down south to kill off mammoth cockroaches but had to be careful to not put it where my cats could get at it.
Make sure the kiddies don’t lick their fingers or they or the animals drink the solution or suck on the ornaments. Borax is toxic.

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Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by 18 Kid-Made Gift Wrap Crafts - The Realistic Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-9677 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 01:14:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-9677 […] How To Wrap Gift Cards Or Concert Tickets – A fun way to wrap smaller gift and then let the kids decorate! From Happy […]

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Comment on DIY Wind Chimes – a Recycled Craft for Kids by betty johnson http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-wind-chimes-recycled-craft/#comment-9676 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 01:09:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14529#comment-9676 ENJOY YOUR BLOG I HAD A DAY CARE IN THE 70’s i enjoy the children so much you would have been so helpful to me with all the ideas you have you are doing a great job!

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Comment on Homemade Cardboard Construction Set by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-cardboard-construction-set/#comment-9675 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:06:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7258#comment-9675 No, it was all just random. Cut as many as you like in whatever fashion you wish. :)

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Comment on Homemade Cardboard Construction Set by 07JClds27 http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-cardboard-construction-set/#comment-9674 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:01:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7258#comment-9674 I have three children 7 and under and was just wondering if there were a certain number of each piece that you cut or if it was just a random number of each piece.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9673 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:19:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9673 There’s a link to The Imagination Tree’s site for the recipe, Kathy. Up near the beginning of the post.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Lillian Tetley http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9672 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:56:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9672 I don’t have the coffee pot and I’m low income. My husband at the time was working at the church pantry and brought home extra food. One day he came home with several boxes of Keurig hot chocolate. I don’t drink coffee. The cups of chocolate he brought home make a cup of hot chocolate. I tried heating a cup of hot water in the microwave and then put in a small cup of keurig chocolate in the hot water. It was awesome. Instead of using milk I used marshmellow fluff. I had several boxes of just chocolate so it last me sometime. I’m still have some. I saw this on FB and saved it so I could see what it was all about. Two months later (long story) I’m still using them. I went on this website to find out what to do with them. I’m glad I did. I do crafts and sewing projects and now I know what I can do with the empties I saved. AND when you don’t have a machine for them there is no hole in the bottom. Since it is so close to Christmas I love the idea of the string of golden bells. Plus I have small great grandchildren and all I have to do is getting my mind working on things. I’m sure they would be great for little tea parties for the kids. Thank you very much.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by kathy wentzler http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9671 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:35:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9671 What is the recipe for the dough?

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Comment on Rag Star Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Fabric Scraps by Six Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids - Joy In My Kitchen http://happyhooligans.ca/rag-star-ornaments/#comment-9669 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:07:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1758#comment-9669 […] Fabric Scrap Star Ornaments shown by Jackie at Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Wax Resist Christmas Cards for Kids to Make by Virginia Hewson http://happyhooligans.ca/wax-resist-christmas-cards-kids-craft/#comment-9668 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:32:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18218#comment-9668 Hi, Jackie – I just found your group this morning, about 3 a.m. I really could have used some of these ideas when I taught arts and crafts in vacation Bible School years ago. The great thing is, that the great-grandchildren will love them too. I don’t know if it true about children in that age bracket, but our will stop watching a TV program do arts and crafts anytime. Last Christmas, even the adults were taking part.

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Comment on Craft Stick Star Ornaments by Cheryl Gwyrfai-Jones http://happyhooligans.ca/craft-stick-star-ornaments/#comment-9667 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:52:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6098#comment-9667 Have made these for the last fifteen years with my class, they put a photo of themselves in the middle & we date them. The decorations come out every year for most of the children. I know because they tell me that their older brothers/sisters bring them out every year!! ;-)

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by A Very Twiggy Christmas | Still Playing House http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9666 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:36:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9666 […] How about doing them in color? […]

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by Unique DIY Christmas decorations | HSS Tool Hire Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9665 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:34:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9665 […] and some raffia (as well as a outdoor forage). For full details see our inspiration from Jackie at Happy Hooligans. This is a great one to get the kids on – get the hats and gloves on and go gathering! Once […]

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by Virginia Hewson http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9664 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:26:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9664 This great-grandmother really likes this link. The little ones love arts and crafts, as do I. But I really like ones that clean up quickly at the end of their time spent with us! Pinterest is so a great resource. Thanks for a quick and easy Christmas project.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9663 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:53:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9663 I’m sorry you ornaments didn’t turn out, Liz. I haven’t dried the clay in an oven. I let ours air-dry by the fire. You might try air-drying your next batch, as ours turn out well when we do it that way.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kevin http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9662 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:23:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9662 As a youngboy I enjoyed Judy Blume’s book “Then again maybe I wont’. I’ve shared it with my son. And its a great openingconversation book for boys.

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Jamie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-9661 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 01:43:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-9661 I’m going to introduce these this week to my hooligans. I haven’t tried blueberries on pipe cleaner but it seems tricky, was it?

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Comment on chocolate chip-cranberry cookies by Marie http://happyhooligans.ca/chocolate-chip-cranberry-cookies/#comment-9660 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:43:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1953#comment-9660 How much vanilla do you use with the chocolate chip cookie recipe?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Christina http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9659 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 21:46:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9659 Is there a way to print this out?

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Comment on Homemade Playdough in a Rainbow of Colours by 20 Amazing Rainbow Activities | The Train Driver's Wife http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-9658 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 21:14:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-9658 […] Hooligans’ Rainbow Playdough is so colourful, kids won’t be able to resist playing with […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Zoe Powell http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9657 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 14:25:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9657 Several years ago, my mom heard all the hoopla about the Harry Potter series and wanted to be in the “know.” So she read everything…at age 90.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Liz http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9656 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:17:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9656 We made these last night. I loved the idea and couldn’t wait to make them and give them as gifts to teachers and grandparents. I spent more than I would have just for beads on these tiny Christmas themed buttons that look so cute… little gingerbread men and mittens and glittery holly, etc. My kids, 6 and 3 helped with every step and were so excited. We made two batches which produced 16 ornaments. I even bought little gift bags and tissue paper for wrapping. Well, we are absolutely devastated that they are horribly cracked all over. The thinner ones and thicker ones alike. I even brushed more water on them as they were drying and starting to crack. I did put them in a 150 degree oven for 5 minutes and then turned the heat off and let them sit in there for an hour, based on what I read in the comments. The ones with fewer beads are still cracked but slightly less so. Maybe I’ll try this again and just use food coloring or glitter as the original recipe suggests. I’ll definitely test it before doing it again with my kids though. We spent all afternoon on these and they’re unuseable.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Denise http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9655 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:23:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9655 Thank you for a great list! My boys got interested in reading once they tried the Gregor the Overlander series by SuzAnne Collins. A teacher recommended it, and they read them all!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Leora Kemp http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9654 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 05:51:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9654 I agree with Nora. I’m sorry not to see the Harry Potter series and I understand your reply. If you don’t feel you have the time to sit down and read the books, try them on CD, read by Jim Dale. Until I heard these books, I never cared for books-on-tape. These are outstanding. As a retired librarian and former school teacher, I highly recommend the Harry Potter books for boys of the age you are suggesting, as well as girls and adults!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Art For Kids - 15 Homemade Paint Recipes {& funky brushes} http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9653 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 03:02:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9653 […] Microwave Puffy Paint Kids love to see their paintings *puff up* via Happy Houligans […]

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by A Subtle Revelry | 25 rainbow projects http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-9652 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 02:06:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-9652 […] love | 20. make-your-own-rainbow favors – griottes | 21. colorful ice cubes – happy hooligans | 22. mobile cloud – lait fraise | 23. diy crayon holder – sugar bee crafts | 24. […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 전세계의 최신 영어뉴스 듣기 - 보이스뉴스 잉글리쉬 http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9651 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 01:27:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9651 […] Microwave Puffy Paint Kids love to see their paintings *puff up* via Happy Houligans […]

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Comment on Button Wreath Ornament for the Christmas Tree by Button Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make - Fun-A-Day! http://happyhooligans.ca/button-wreath/#comment-9650 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:20:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1687#comment-9650 […] Button threading ornament| Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-9649 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:05:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-9649 So excited for an easy pizza dough recipe!! The last one I tried was sooo hard to make a gooey!! Haven’t tried it yet but wrapped it up and put it in the fridge for tonight!! Can’t wait to try it!!

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Deb http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-9648 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 17:52:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-9648 I had the same thought about toxicity but I think we are thinking of driveway melt which is a chemical mix. I’m pretty sure what is recommended is just pure salt but in bigger crystals making is more fun for play (and a better price than buying coarse sea salt)!

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Comment on 26 Gorgeous Star Ornaments for Kids and Moms to Make by Ana http://happyhooligans.ca/26-gorgeous-star-ornaments-to-make/#comment-9647 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:34:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18181#comment-9647 Fantastic round up! Sharing!

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Comment on 26 Gorgeous Star Ornaments for Kids and Moms to Make by katepickle http://happyhooligans.ca/26-gorgeous-star-ornaments-to-make/#comment-9646 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:47:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18181#comment-9646 I have a bit of thing about stars too!
Love all these ideas… thanks for including ours!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Carol Stratton http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9645 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 02:22:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9645 I’d like to add Skull Creek Stakeout by Eddie Jones. He’s written for preteens and young teens. His book are full of adventure with great values

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Heidi http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9644 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:14:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9644 Susan,thank you so much for your detailed reply! I will definitely check out Dean Hughes!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Susan Ence http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9643 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:02:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9643 Dean Hughes has some great historical fiction pieces!
I enjoyed his series “Children of Promise” that focused on one family during world war 2. Very clean, no language or “mature” issues. He goes back and forth between the siblings that are serving and the family at home. You read about how the Father’s business changes, the mother’s cooking changes, the teenage girls can’t buy the right clothes or the party foods aren’t as appetizing, the boys who aren’t quite old enough to serve talk about it, then age and go off to war. Some marry during the series and a German family becomes involved in the stories. Definitely fiction, but lots of great facts.

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Comment on 10 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make for the Tree this Year by Gorgeous Star Ornaments to Make - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-crafts/#comment-9642 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:52:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=249#comment-9642 […] Wool Wrapped Stars – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Build a Snowman Activity Tray by Kathy LeMay http://happyhooligans.ca/build-snowman-activity-tray/#comment-9641 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:47:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12199#comment-9641 what awesome idea’s you have love them & going to try all, grandkids will love this! Thank you so much for sharing.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Heidi http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9640 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:40:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9640 My 12yr. old has thankfully read most of these however, he now prefers historical fiction which leaves me clueless!

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts – Valentines Decorations for Kids to Make by 10+ Valentine’s Activities Kids Love http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-9639 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:56:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-9639 […] or keep. Valentine’s Day Pack  by 3 Dinosaurs- lots of fun learning! tin-foil tissue hearts by Happy Hooligans Cupids Cups by Meet The Dubien Yoda Best Valentine by Design, […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by cygnetsmall http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9638 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:18:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9638 The Mysterious Benedict Soceity books are fantastic as well. (And, I agree with the others who have said this is a good list for everyone, not just boys.)

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Easy Christmas Tree Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Intentional By Grace http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9637 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:46:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9637 […] Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Lynda http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9636 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:59:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9636 Yes, Kim, I was thinking the same. Although the majority are probably squeaky clean, I think there are a couple in the list that have some sexual content.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Tami Koletsky http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9635 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 04:06:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9635 Tim Green has awsome books for boys or anyone who likes sports. My son loved them, and he even has contests on his Web page to have your name used as a character name. He was a football player for Atlanta Falcons and now he writes and visits schools promoting reading. Awesome guy and awesome books!

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by RobbieRobeen http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9634 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:30:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9634 I Love all of these ideas. This year for each day leading up to Christmas, I bought and wrapped 24 small books for my 2-yr. old granddaughter to open one each day. My daughter-in-law sent me a picture after she opened the first on. She was sitting on the floor with only her panties on reading the book she had opened.

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by 50+ Christmas Activities For The Kids | CMS1 http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9633 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 01:00:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9633 […] Twig Star Ornaments by Happy Hooligans  […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by DIY Glitter Puffy Paint to Make Valentine’s Day Hearts | CMS1 http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9632 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:39:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9632 […] “note” for some time.  When Happy Hooligans stopped by my FB page to share her homemade puffy paint project it inspired me to work on a Valentine’s Day project with the kids that called for us […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kirsti Harrison http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9631 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:00:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9631 My 14 yr old son and I are on the 4th book of the Time (A Wrinkle in Time) Quintet. We are both loving it!!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Catrina http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9630 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:24:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9630 Thank you so much! I’ll look into doing that!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9629 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:14:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9629 I don’t, Melissa, but all of the books that I said that I enjoyed would be enjoyed by girls too. I can’t speak for the ones that my sons read without me, but if you go through the list again, I’ve mentioned which ones I personally loved. They were terrific.

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9628 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:13:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9628 I just ask at my local paint and paper shops, Catrina. The always have outdated books that are just going to go in the trash.

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Catrina http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9627 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:54:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9627 These looks great! Question…where did you get wallpaper samples?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Tammy http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9626 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:56:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9626 Harry Potter and The Nethergrim!

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Comment on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments – With Toilet Paper Rolls! by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-ornaments-toilet-paper-rolls/#comment-9625 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:38:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18100#comment-9625 Jackie, these Ninja Turtles are AWESOME!!! My son loves TMNT, these ornaments are just the cutest!!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kim http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9624 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:22:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9624 Great list. I would suggest parents preview the books first as some have content they may find unsuitable for their children.

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Comment on Footprint Rudolph Christmas Cards for Preschoolers to Make by kerisnyder2014 http://happyhooligans.ca/footprint-rudolph-christmas-cards/#comment-9623 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:25:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18135#comment-9623 How adorable! I love this and love your site! I do inhome childcare and always looking for cute ideas- this is great!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Melissa Polzin http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9622 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:11:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9622 Do you have a list for girls this age?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Hillary http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9621 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:07:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9621 Girls will love these books too! Teaching 4th grade I did many of these as read alouds. Great literature engages boys and girls. We need our girls to hear stories of bravery and our boys to hear ones of tenderness. Sounds like the mom compiling the list has boys. Lucky kids to have a home with such great books! Awesome list!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Michelle Massung http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9620 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:02:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9620 My 9-year old recently read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein and he said it was the best book he has ever read. There was a puzzle to be solved at the end and the author invited you to email him if you did. My son solved it and emailed the author. Within a day or 2 the author emailed him back a very nice note. My son was absolutely thrilled!

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Comment on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments – With Toilet Paper Rolls! by Maggie http://happyhooligans.ca/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-ornaments-toilet-paper-rolls/#comment-9619 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:49:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18100#comment-9619 Thanks for this cute idea! My three year old had fun making these guys, and hanging them on our Christmas tree.

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – An Easy Bird Feeder Craft For Toddlers by Winter Wildlife and Birds | Flotsam and Jetsam http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-9618 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:43:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-9618 […] DIY bird feeders! Some of my favourites are this un-suet suet feeder (using peanut butter), these Cheerio feeders, and these fruit […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Sondi http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9617 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:57:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9617 Also Ender’s Game and Wrinkle in Time, both of which have sequels. Ender’s also has a parallel novel, Ender’s Shadow.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Sondi http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9616 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:54:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9616 I have a girl, but she’s enjoyed a lot of these books as well. I understand this list is about the author’s personal experience and not meant to be an authoritative list, but for those who are reading, I’d suggest the Artemis Fowl series as one that also appeals to both boys and girls.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by grubslekin http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9615 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:06:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9615 You missed Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain. They got me into reading years ago and my sons have followed suit.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Cali Ormond http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9614 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:58:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9614 Thank you for this awesome list! I have 3 boys and we read every night. We’ve read most of the Roald Dahl books, although they stopped me tonight saying that The Witches was too scary (they are 4, 6 and 8 years). I read this book over and over when I was young, but anyway! We have also gone through The Wishing Chair series by Enid Blyton, very old school stuff which they totally LOVED and we are about to start on the The Enchanted Wood series by her too. Obviously our books are still young but I’m always looking for more and this list is so great. My eldest is dyslexic and hated reading, but since we’ve started these great adventure and humorous books he has read a couple on his own. I too hope to be reading to my boys until they are far too old for it! ;)

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Comment on Toilet Roll Snowman Craft by Escuela Infantil GRANVIA Vistahermosa » Archivo del weblog » 7 manualidades navideñas con rollos de papel http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-snowman-ornament/#comment-9613 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:26:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1623#comment-9613 […] Fuente: Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by James http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9611 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:49:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9611 Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce – a little outdated for today, but one of the most classic fantasies ever written.

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Comment on Fairy Mud with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-9610 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:23:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-9610 Any white, mild soap will be fine for the Fairy Mud, Bridgette. It’s just the expanding Ivory Soap experiment (microwave) that you can only use Ivory for. Other soaps can scorch and burn.

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Comment on Fairy Mud with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Bridgette http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-9609 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:31:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-9609 Does it have to be Ivory Soap or would any white block bar soap be ok…live in UK so Ivory soap os imported so expensive? ?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Liz Marshall Lauricella http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9608 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:54:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9608 the title of the piece could just say “great books!” or “books i loved to read to my children!”
it doubles your internet reach; many mothers of girls would skip right over the piece.

but it’s a great list and i’ve bookmarked/shared it for my own reference! happy reading!

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9607 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:52:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9607 Of course, Heidi! Thank you so much for including me in your roundup. Feel free to share it on my facebook page when you publish it. :)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9606 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:51:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9606 Oh, I thought it was clear, Liz that these are simply books that I’ve read to my boys. Many of them can be enjoyed by girls of course, but not having girls, I couldn’t say for sure that they’d all be guaranteed hits with the girls. :)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Liz Marshall Lauricella http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9605 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:01:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9605 great list, but why assign a gender to this? girl love to read about adventure, space/time travel, inventions, and sports, too! and, here’s a hint: we think fart jokes are funny too

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Ted Mills http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9604 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:11:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9604 Although I am no longer a boy, once upon a time, a long time ago, I was. I highly recommend the “Bloody Jack” series of books by L.A. Meyer. The main character is a girl, but she pretends to be a boy. I stumbled across this series in the juvenile section of the Library and so far have read 9 of the 12 books in the series. The reader need to start with the 1st book and read the rest in order. I actually listened to the books on audio while driving a truck. The person narrating the books is very good at changing her voice for the different characters in the story. The 1st book in the series has a long title. “Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary Faber, Ship’s Boy.”

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Belle http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9603 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:29:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9603 Great list! Thought your son would like to know his wishes have been granted. :-) Rick Riordan will have a new series coming out next year. About Norse mythology. It sounds like it’ll be a good one too!

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by Heidi http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9602 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:17:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9602 I’m doing a roundup of Christmas ornaments that kids can make. I’d love to include your beautiful icicles! (One image and a link back). I blog on One Creative Mommy. Would that be okay?

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by 41 Adorable Christmas Decorations You Can Make This Holiday Season | ScoopNova http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9601 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:29:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9601 […] Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by Melanie Tuffill http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9600 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:00:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9600 Our first Christmas Craft of 2014! So effective and allowed the older children (9 & 11) their first use of a glue gun too. Our stars are all individual and so beautiful. :) Thank you for the fabulous idea. x

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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-9599 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:11:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-9599 Aw, thanks, Nikki!

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Nikki http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-9598 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:28:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-9598 I absolutely LOVE these! Well done, Jackie – super cool! x

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Denise http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9597 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:26:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9597 Peter and the Starcatchers series appeals to boys and girls. Just FYI. The Divergent series is good. I have one child that also reads a few grades ahead and we cannot keep him in books. The Outsiders is a good book, lots of talking points, some dark stuff, though. Check out http://www.arbookfinder.com to search for books. Also read reviews on http://www.commonsensemedia.org, it’s helpful. Good luck!

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Theres Just One Mommy http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9596 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:05:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9596 Such great alternatives!

We have an elf because my sister sent it to us. I find the idea of a toy that moves on its own creepy…and so did the kids when I first introduced it. So I let them know I’m the one that moves it — made them feel much better! And they have lots of fun finding it each day.

I think this year we are going to give it a kindness twist!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Edie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9595 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 01:36:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9595 I have 3 boys and we’ve all read the majority of the books on the list. I do suggest that you read the rest of the Giver series if you haven’t. There are actually 3 more books. You must get to book 3 before you will see a connection, since originally book 2 was written as a companion book, not a sequel. They are amazing. My 12 year old finished the series this week. We also enjoyed the Divergent series.

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Comment on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments – With Toilet Paper Rolls! by Becky Mansfield - yourmodernfamily.com http://happyhooligans.ca/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-ornaments-toilet-paper-rolls/#comment-9594 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:46:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18100#comment-9594 Jackie- these are ADORABLE and so easy!!! Love it!

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Ashley Hodge http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9593 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:30:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9593 Great post! Another alternative to add to the list :) ….my book! I’m a stay at home mom who just released The Journey of the Wise Men. Take a look at http://www.seekersonthesill.com. Thanks!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Shama http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-9592 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:57:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-9592 I loved these ideas!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kristen http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9591 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:27:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9591 My 9 yr old son and I love the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger. If you are a Star Wars, fan you will find them especially fun. We still laugh about some of the chapters.

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Julia G http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9590 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:18:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9590 Great ideas! I actually like the Elf on the Shelf (including the idea of him doing all kinds of funny pranks), EXCEPT the concept of him *watching* the children and reporting back to Santa. THAT is the creepy part to me. I guess we could do the Elf but just not say that part… hmm….

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Comment on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments – With Toilet Paper Rolls! by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-ornaments-toilet-paper-rolls/#comment-9589 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:11:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18100#comment-9589 Cool craft. My youngest grandson loves the Ninja Turtles. I have all the supplies but the Washi tape. Guess I will need to have his help to complete the project! I will do at least do one prior to his arrival Friday after the house calms down.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Therese http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9588 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 03:07:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9588 Have a look at the Zac Power books. These really influenced my son to read.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9587 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 02:17:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9587 Island of the Blue Dolphins, the Lemony series, and the 2 Peter Pan books would likely appeal to her though. you could also drop a line to Jodie over at the blog “Growing Book By Book”. That girl knows her books! http://growingbookbybook.com

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Anthony Catanzariti http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9586 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 01:31:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9586 This is a great list. Half Brother looks intriguing. I echo the comments about The Ranger’s Apprentice. A great series for boys. Have you considered The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta. Excellent reading for older teenagers as well as Marcus Zusak’s trilogy. I can’t remember the name of the first one but the second one, which is fantastic is called Fighting Ruben Woolfe. Teenage boys also seem to like the novels by Matthew Quick, John Green and David Levithan.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by David Stevens http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9585 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 01:10:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9585 I think the entire Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome (12 novels) belongs on this list.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Tracey http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9584 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:42:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9584 I would also highly recommend the Rangers Apprentice series by John Flanagan and his second series Brother Band.

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Comment on Tin-Foil Tissue Hearts – Valentines Decorations for Kids to Make by 10+ Valentine’s Activities Kids Love | FSPDT http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-tissue-hearts/#comment-9583 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:57:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2316#comment-9583 […] or keep. Valentine’s Day Pack  by 3 Dinosaurs- lots of fun learning! tin-foil tissue hearts by Happy Hooligans Cupids Cups by Meet The Dubien Yoda Best Valentine by Design, […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Raeyle http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9582 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:49:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9582 I made a typo (autocorrect on phone)- it’s Ribticklers not Ribstickers. Lol. Don’t know where that came from. One of my favourites from it is about a rajah from asia who has big ears and hides it so no one knows except his barber who is sworn to secrecy.

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Comment on CD Christmas Ornaments with Paint and Glitter by Anna http://happyhooligans.ca/cd-christmas-ornaments-paint-glitter/#comment-9581 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:07:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12133#comment-9581 Pretty sure it was Tempera paint, Jackie. It worked out ok in the end, we just mixed up another batch with more glue and gave it another go! The kids were fine with it once they found out we could do it again! And we did the glitter right on top of our paint/glue mixture and then I sprayed it with Mod Podge. Worked like a charm! Thanks for all the fun ideas! The kiddos and I just love them!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Holli Robertson http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9580 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:02:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9580 Do you have a similar post for girls? My 10 yr old reads at least 2 grades levels ahead, but I’m struggling to find things where I feel the content is age-appropriate so any suggestions would be great. She can literally go through up to 5 books a week (ummm, bookworm much!?! Haha). Thanks!

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Comment on CD Christmas Ornaments with Paint and Glitter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cd-christmas-ornaments-paint-glitter/#comment-9579 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:00:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12133#comment-9579 Bummer. So glad you tried them again though. And so glad we added the glitter glue to ours. Was it acrylics that you used, or did you use tempera paint. Tempera can be quite flakey. Acrylics are usually quite durable once dry.

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by 50+ Christmas Activities For The Kids | FSPDT http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9578 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 20:42:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9578 […] Twig Star Ornaments by Happy Hooligans  […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by DIY Glitter Puffy Paint to Make Valentine’s Day Hearts | FSPDT http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9577 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 20:38:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9577 […] “note” for some time.  When Happy Hooligans stopped by my FB page to share her homemade puffy paint project it inspired me to work on a Valentine’s Day project with the kids that called for us […]

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Comment on CD Christmas Ornaments with Paint and Glitter by Anna Underwood http://happyhooligans.ca/cd-christmas-ornaments-paint-glitter/#comment-9576 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:18:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12133#comment-9576 Plain paint definitely doesn’t work… Once when we made these I didn’t add enough glue and it all flaked off as it dried… Very sad for the kids and for me! Of course, then we had a great excuse to do it again….

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by Inspiration Monday | Innisfree Village Art Class http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9575 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:58:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9575 […] http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/ […]

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by 12 Christmas Tree ornaments made from nature! - Happy Trails Wild TalesHappy Trails Wild Tales http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9574 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:13:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9574 […] Rustic Twig Star Ornaments for your Christmas Tree Using only some twigs from the yard, a hot glue gun and some colored raffia, these Twiggy Stars from Happy Hooligans happen to be one of my favorite natural ornaments. [Read more from Happy Hooligans] […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Greg http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9573 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:41:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9573 Great list! I would add “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury. I have boys aged 12 and 10, and this story of two boys, a father, and the frightening circus that comes to town was perfect for them. It explores themes of dreams and responsibilities, and has been a favorite of mine since I was 13!

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Comment on Making Homemade Wrapping Paper with Coloured Ice Pops by Josephine http://happyhooligans.ca/making-homemade-wrapping-paper/#comment-9572 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:35:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17373#comment-9572 I am so happy I stumbled across this site! Wow, I love the wrapping paper idea and the stamps and so many more. Quick question though, (as with an almost 2 year old I don’t have a lot of time to be online…) What sort of crafts would you suggest for what I would consider the pre-toddler stage. (She won’t be two until February). Any helpful ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by Kara http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9571 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:53:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9571 Just a FYI, I found a bunch of little sizes for canvases on eBay. :) Going to try this when they show up!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Reindeer Roundup! - 15 Reindeer Crafts and Activities for kids! - The Well Nourished Nest http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9570 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:20:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9570 […] Toilet Roll Reindeer Craft by Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Erin http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9569 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:14:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9569 Be sure to add Gathering Blue and Messenger by Lois Lowry to the Christmas list. They aren’t exactly sequels, but they are companion novels. I haven’t gotten to read Son yet, but I’m told it wraps the previous stories up together. They take place in the same world. A great series at any age!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9568 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:30:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9568 Can you believe I’d never even heard of it before I picked it up for my boys, Jodie? I’m so glad I ran across it. We all loved it!

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Comment on Summer Twig Star Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/summer-twig-ornaments/#comment-9567 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:28:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9441#comment-9567 Lovely idea, Lynn! I’m glad you stumbled across my post!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9566 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:27:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9566 Thanks for the recommendation, Raeyle. I’ve never heard of the Ribstickers. I’ll have to look for it!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Sheila @ BrainPowerBoy http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9565 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:10:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9565 Great list and I am glad to find some new selections, as well as old favorites, for my son. I am going to try Peter and the Star Catchers. I’m glad you put this together–Thanks :)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Raeyle http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9564 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 03:40:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9564 Love this list. Will be using it for gift ideas for my nephews. They live in another country so I am always looking for gifts I can send via Amazon.
I also recommend the “Ribstickers! : Funny Stories” anthology compiled by Michael Rosen, for the 9+ age group. Great set of stories that I think would interest a reluctant reader. And is not overwhelming as you can read one story at a time.

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Comment on Summer Twig Star Ornaments by Mrs Lynn Cawse http://happyhooligans.ca/summer-twig-ornaments/#comment-9563 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:24:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9441#comment-9563 i came across these stars by accident and love them, was looking for something to keep my grandchildren busy with the run up to Christmas these stars are ideal easy for all ages. going to use red and green raffia for seasonal effect. thanks

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by growingbookbybook http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9562 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:46:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9562 So many neat ideas on this list! We love, love, love The Cricket in Times Square. It was my favorite growing up and is now a favorite of my 4 year-old!

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-9561 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:37:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-9561 Hi Cathy! You should drop Dayna from Lemon Lime Adventures a line. She has a son with sensory processing disorder, and she blogs all about tools and materials for people with sensory needs. I’ll bet she’d have some ideas. Here’s her blog, and she has a facebook page too. You could always msg her through her facebook page: http://lemonlimeadventures.com

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Cody http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9560 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:19:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9560 Sorry, I just saw the comment above. But if your boys are past the age of being read to, this is still a series you would enjoy.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Cody http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9559 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:16:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9559 I would strongly recommend the Ranger’s Apprentice series as being some of the best. I have read a good number of the ones on your list and the Ranger’s Apprentice is my favorite for young readers.

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by Janou http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9557 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:26:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9557 très mignonnes et simples à faire ces petites pendouilles ! j’ai des cure-pipes et je vais peut-être m’y essayer !
merci pour les idées !

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Comment on Christmas Village Sensory Bin by Hope McCalla http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-village-sensory-bin/#comment-9556 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:55:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1853#comment-9556 Awesome this my project for this week.. Thanks for the inspiration !

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Cathy Stine http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-9555 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:43:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-9555 I would love some help thinking of ideas to put on a figit/fiddle blanket for both those with Alzheimer’s or for my grandson who has Autism. The blankets and any attachments need to be machine washable. I would like to make several so low cost or handmade additions would be best. Sure having a hard time thinking of ideas and not much on the Internet.
Thanks much!
Cathy

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Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by Betty Diana Arce http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-9554 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:35:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-9554 Great idea. Using a safety can opener will make this project a lot safer!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9553 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:33:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9553 I don’t really recall how many ornaments we got out of the batch, Nicole, but what you see in the photos might give you an idea. I wouldn’t make the dough ahead of time, as I think it might dry out quickly. If you must, you could try wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap so it’s air-tight, but I can’t guarantee that will work.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9552 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:31:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9552 Hi Nora. I’m glad you enjoyed our list. I would love to add Harry Potter to the list, but it’s a personal list of favourites that my boys and I have read over the years, and we didn’t read the Harry books/series. I’ve heard fantastic things about the series. It’s just not one that my guys took an interest in. Perhaps I’ll read it myself one day, and add it as a personal favourite. :)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9551 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:29:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9551 I’m sure it’s on many lists of favourites, Tom. It’s just not a series that my boys and I delved into. I read the first book in the series to them, and they weren’t keen to explore the series any further.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9550 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:28:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9550 Hi Coral, This list is simply a collection of my boys’ favourites chosen from all of the books they’ve read, or that we’ve read together over the years. Please don’t be shocked that your favourites aren’t on the list. It’s simply because we haven’t read (or heard of) the books that you’ve mentioned. Thanks for letting me know about them though. I’ll look for them.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Coral Lynch http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9549 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:13:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9549 I can’t believe that the “Ranger’s Apprentice” series isn’t on the list, or the “Skulduggery Pleasant” series. My kids have all loved those books.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Tom Atkins http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9548 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 05:44:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9548 Harry Potter?…

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Nora Rylee http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9547 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 05:40:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9547 Loved your list!! As s retired teacher, you MUST add the Harry Potter Series to the list!! So many reluctant readers in my 6th grade class began to finally read after completing the first book. I like that your list includes many genre as well as the old & new!! Thank you!!

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Christina http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9546 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 04:48:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9546 The colors on mine seemed to blur together. It wasn’t like that when I did it, but not long after I turned it upside down to dry it, they blurred together. Any suggestions?

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by karrie http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9545 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 04:24:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9545 do the gingerbread men out of sandpaper then rub with a cinnamon stick to make them smell great!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9544 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 04:12:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9544 How many ornaments does this recipe make and can it be made ahead of time and refrigerated until use?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Donna http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9543 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 01:38:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9543 :) You are very welcomed!

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Craft Stick Santa Elf and Reindeer - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9542 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 01:34:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9542 […] Craft Stick Christmas Trees […]

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Comment on Popsicle Stick Snowflakes by Craft Stick Santa Elf and Reindeer - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/popsicle-stick-snowflakes/#comment-9541 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 01:34:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1840#comment-9541 […] Craft Stick Snowflakes […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9540 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:44:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9540 Thank you so much, Donna!! I will correct that now. Whoops!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Marilyn http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9539 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:02:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9539 Great ideas! Some new ones I hadn’t heard of. How about Little Britches by Ralph Moody and all the boys series by G.A. Henty. Those my boss really loved!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Donna http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9538 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:55:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9538 Hi, good choices. I am a Children’s Librarian, so I must tell you that my favorite series is listed here, but the title is incorrect and people may have trouble locating it..”A Series of Unfortunate Events”..not An Unfortunate Series of Events. I enjoyed your post. Donna

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Janet Sibose http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9537 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:01:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9537 Rick Riordan has many books and my son, now 16, is hoping that he will write more. He loved the series.

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by c.k. williams http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9536 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:04:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9536 Same problem as others after pouring paint inside plastic ornament letting excess drain and letting dry additional days glue top on within a few days the color seems to slide off in side?

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Comment on Popsicle Stick Snowflakes by Advent Activities for Preschoolers | Sisters http://happyhooligans.ca/popsicle-stick-snowflakes/#comment-9535 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:18:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1840#comment-9535 […] name and the year on them somewhere! Here are some easy ones that mainly involve popsicle sticks: Snowflake, angel, stable, present, candy cane, Christmas tree, […]

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by ali http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9534 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:49:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9534 Yes i followed the instructions in the link she said she sprinkled them with glitter so they sparkled…maybe we will try glue and glitter :)

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Comment on CD Christmas Ornaments with Paint and Glitter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cd-christmas-ornaments-paint-glitter/#comment-9533 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:46:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12133#comment-9533 I don’t think paint will be enough to adhere the glitter to the ornaments, Stacy. I believe you would need to use glue.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9532 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:45:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9532 Did you just add the glitter to the wet dough, Ali? I would think you would need to glue the glitter on once the ornaments are dry.

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Comment on Mason Jar Lid Ornaments – Cool for Kids of All Ages to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mason-jar-lid-ornaments-for-kids/#comment-9531 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:44:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17903#comment-9531 Yay!! Hooray for hoarding! Heeheee!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9530 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:44:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9530 Thank you, Phyllis! I’ll be adding this to my son’s Christmas list as well! Rebecca (in an above comment) mentioned that “Son” is a terrific extension to “The Giver”. Not sure if you saw that, but thought I’d mention it, as it might interest you too!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9529 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:43:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9529 Oh cool! I didn’t even know about that one, Rebecca! Thank you! Writing that on my son’s Christmas list right now!!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Rebecca http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9528 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:22:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9528 If you loved The Giver you should read Son. Its the mother of the baby’s version of what happened. Very good!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Phyllis http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9527 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:17:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9527 I love the books you have chosen, I’d like to add one that my boys loved so much we read it 4 different times together, not sure how many time they read on their own. My Side of the Mountain. Full of adventure, saving nature , and growing up strong.

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Comment on Mason Jar Lid Ornaments – Cool for Kids of All Ages to Make by Samantha @ Stir the Wonder http://happyhooligans.ca/mason-jar-lid-ornaments-for-kids/#comment-9526 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:50:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17903#comment-9526 Perfect! I just found a bunch of lids hiding in my cabinet!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Samantha @ Stir the Wonder http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-9525 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:17:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-9525 Love hearing from more experienced moms what books their kids enjoyed! I’ve heard & read a few of these myself, but most of them are new to me! Pinning for when my son gets older! I hope to enjoy reading them to him until he is “far too old for bedtime stories”. :)

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by ali http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9524 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:14:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9524 We loved these they turned out great except our glitter did not stick once they dried :(

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Cheyanne http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9523 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:03:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9523 This is from awhile back so I doubt you need the info anymore, but in case someone is like me and browses the comments and has the same question I will pipe chime in. I don’t -KNOW- exactly as I have not made this as a powder (I dislike powders) but I have seen a TON of other recipes, all pretty much the same, I also use a laundry “sauce” recipe I found online that can be used as a powder. Pretty much everything i have read said that 1 Tablespoon of the powder (or sauce) works. I can personally say that 1 TBSP of the sauce is enough so I would assume the TBSP would at least be close :D You can always adjust if need be!

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Comment on Rain Sticks – Kids Can Create the Sound of Falling Rain! by laura http://happyhooligans.ca/rain-sticks/#comment-9522 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:46:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9684#comment-9522 We just made this girls luv it

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Comment on CD Christmas Ornaments with Paint and Glitter by stacy http://happyhooligans.ca/cd-christmas-ornaments-paint-glitter/#comment-9521 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:25:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12133#comment-9521 Couldn’t you just put the glitter on the paint instead of doing glue? I may try it this way :)

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Comment on Handprint Mitten Ornament by diane hellman http://happyhooligans.ca/handprint-mitten-ornament/#comment-9520 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:41:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5870#comment-9520 I made felt mitten oraments several years ago. We made two mittens and used yarn to string together (also the hanger) to make a pair of mittens.

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Escuela Infantil GRANVIA Vistahermosa » Archivo del weblog » 6 adornos de Navidad fáciles para el árbol http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9518 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:27:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9518 […] de unos agujeritos y dándole luego la forma de los cuernos. Esta manualidad es de Happy Hooligans y allí veréis imágenes del paso a paso por si os quedó alguna […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by jackie http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9517 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:55:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9517 okay, I just made these and they were successful with butter. I divided the batter into 40 even balls and coated the balls in sugar. I returned the balls to the fridge and only took out one dozen at a time. cooked at 350 for 9 minutes. I didn’t press them (although that is what appealed to me) but the flavor was excellent, they cooked evenly, and the color uniform.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Meri Cherry http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9516 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:40:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9516 We’re doing this right now and it’s AMAZING!!!

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Comment on Water Beads by Carey McMaster http://happyhooligans.ca/water-beads/#comment-9515 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:48:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1039#comment-9515 Water Beads Canada http://www.waterbeads.ca

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by 11 Simple Kids Activities for Mixed Ages http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9514 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:07:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9514 […] Cloud dough (on Happy Hooligans) […]

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Comment on Pin-Up Christmas Tree Decorating Activity for Toddlers by Dee http://happyhooligans.ca/pin-up-christmas-tree-decorating-activity/#comment-9512 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:15:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17775#comment-9512 This is perfect for my class of 2yr olds. Thank for sharing this fun, yet simple idea!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Anita Virginillo http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9511 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:39:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9511 I made a vegan version of these by replacing egg with flax egg & Earth Balance margarine. Turned out beautifully! Flax is 1 tablespoon ground flax mixed with 1.5 table spoons water.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9510 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:09:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9510 It sounds like they definitely still have moisture in them. We leave ours by the fire, and they dry as hard as a rock. I would let them air dry for a couple of days, or return them to the oven and bake longer on your lowest heat setting.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Deirdre Statham http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9509 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:01:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9509 I literally do not have a single glass tumbler to do this with. The day I found out I was pregnant I bought all plastic restaurant style cups. haha

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Wendy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-9508 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:34:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-9508 We made these using uncut stencil plastic. It worked very well.

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Comment on Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments by Advent with Kids: 76 (or so) Ideas for Getting Ready for Advent - Sacraparental http://happyhooligans.ca/tinfoil-trees-ornaments/#comment-9507 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:34:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-9507 […] Make simple Christmas tree ornaments. […]

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9506 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:40:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9506 I tried this last night and this morning I could squeeze them and they flattened like a pancake. I baked them for over an hour. I suspect they still have moisture in them. Should I return them to the oven?

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by 12 Fine Motor Christmas Ornaments - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9505 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:44:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9505 […] Head out on a stick hunt and then practice more wrapping and winding making these simple twig star ornaments. […]

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Connie http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9504 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:31:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9504 Thanks for the white clay ornament recipe. My 4 year old granddaughter and 6 year old grandson had the most fun making these ornaments. Some of the stone didn’t stay in very well so I added a spot of glue and it worked perfectly. We are putting them on our Christmas trees.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Rachelle http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9503 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:15:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9503 Congrats for being creative, really, but this is waste you can easily avoid by not buying those cups. An Italian coffee pot and some good fair trade beans, that’s all you need.

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Comment on Rag Star Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Fabric Scraps by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rag-star-ornaments/#comment-9502 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:55:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1758#comment-9502 Thank you! I had a major blog glitch last year, and it caused a lot of my links to go astray. It’s a huge task fixing them all, so I imagine there are quite a few more out there that are off. Thanks for the heads up. :)

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Kristi Charette http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9501 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:54:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9501 Depends on how big you make them. I make them using whole wheat flour and I get 5 1/2 dozen.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Kristi Charette http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9500 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:53:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9500 These are my son’s favorite and his best friend’s favorite. I make them with 100% whole wheat.

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Comment on Rag Star Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Fabric Scraps by healingmykids http://happyhooligans.ca/rag-star-ornaments/#comment-9499 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1758#comment-9499 Your links for the cutters and ribbon all lead to the pipe cleaners on Amazon.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Gail Thiessen http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9495 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:54:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9495 I’ve had this basic gingerbread cookie recipe for years, and years, and years, but never thought of “fancying” it up like this. What a terrific idea.

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – An Easy Bird Feeder Craft For Toddlers by Ten Way to Bring Nature Inside During Winter http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-9493 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:27:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-9493 […] Easy homemade bird feeders from Happy Hooligans. […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by cheryl Gale http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9491 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:05:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9491 Glue them inside of a tray to use to keep your jewelry in.

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Comment on Rag Star Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Fabric Scraps by Becky Goddard-Hill (@abeautfiulspace) http://happyhooligans.ca/rag-star-ornaments/#comment-9490 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1758#comment-9490 Oh these are abulous!

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Comment on Gingerbread House Ornaments by 15 gingerbread house ideas for kids + a $500 giveaway - the-gingerbread-house.co.uk http://happyhooligans.ca/gingerbread-house-ornaments/#comment-9489 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:05:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1780#comment-9489 […] You could always try making an upcycled gingerbread house from a milk carton,  a faux gingerbread houses from craft birdhouses or even styrofoam. […]

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Comment on 2-Ingredient GOOP Recipe by fortheloveofkids http://happyhooligans.ca/2-ingredient-goop-recipe/#comment-9488 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:34:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15474#comment-9488 This is the greatest stuff. Kids of all ages love playing with this.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Rebecca http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9487 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:33:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9487 Would you paint these before you put the gems on? Or after it is dry?

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeder with Fruits and Grains by Johanna Simmons http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeder-fruits-grains/#comment-9486 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:31:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12716#comment-9486 Love this bird feeder activity and it is pretty to boot!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by darlene kells http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9485 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:37:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9485 How many does this recipe make?? I need to make 9 dozen so need to know….lol

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by Babe And Bath Water | HeadLine http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-9484 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:01:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-9484 […] File Name : Baby bath station: water play for toddlers – happy hooligans Source : happyhooligans.ca Download : Baby bath station: water play for toddlers – happy hooligans […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Joyce http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9483 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:54:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9483 Next time I will try using margarine. The pattern just makes them look so festive. :)
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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9482 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:22:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9482 I couldn’t really say, as we eat them right away. I would imagine they’d keep for a while if you store them in an air tight container so they don’t absorb any humidity.

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9481 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:21:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9481 I imagine you could use whatever you have on hand. I’ve only tried it with the flour tortillas though.

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Sabrina http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9480 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:03:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9480 If you don’t eat them right away, how long do they last?

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by snowflake123 http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9479 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:10:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9479 Can I use corn tortillas or just flour?

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9478 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:25:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9478 I’ve heard people say they’ve used butter, and the cookies taste great, but they won’t necessarily hold the pattern that you press into them.

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by 15 Recycled Christmas Crafts http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9477 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:02:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9477 […] could look so nice on the tree, and a Magazine Wreath by Childhood 101 on the door! Add these cute Reindeer Decorations from TP Rolls by Happy Hooligans to your tree […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Das zweite Kind - Seite 570 http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9474 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:30:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9474 […] Tiere und andere Menschen machen da mehr Spass. Ihr mit den etwas aelteren Kinden muesst dieses Puffy Paint mal ausprobieren Ich finde es sooooooo toll!!! Am Freitag ist die Kleine Shopkeeper in der Kita […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Jen http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9473 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:38:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9473 I can’t use margarine. Would butter or coconut oil be better you think? Or even lard for that matter.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Terry http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9471 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:26:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9471 I’d like to use this recipe at school. If I make the night prior, will it stay soft until the following day in a plastic sealed bag?

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Comment on Rag Star Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Fabric Scraps by Christmas Star Ornaments | DO IT YOUR SELFIE 2014 http://happyhooligans.ca/rag-star-ornaments/#comment-9470 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:07:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1758#comment-9470 […] a lot of good DIY ornaments and decorations for the holidays coming up, so I wanted to try to make these stars. They’re super cute! The cool thing about these stars is that they’re super quick to […]

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Comment on Mitten Matching Game with Clothespins – Fine Motor Fun for Toddlers by Charlotte http://happyhooligans.ca/matching-activity/#comment-9469 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:49:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2029#comment-9469 On the backs you could put upper and lower case letters or numbers and dots on matching mittens

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Gayle http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9468 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:37:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9468 I have the exact same glass and used it but the pattern disappeared. I used butter, maybe that’s why, taste is good though.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9467 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:49:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9467 Thanks so much, Jaimi! I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

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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-9466 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:48:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9466 Yay! Hooligans to the rescue! :) So happy we were able to help, Barbara!

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Comment on Mason Jar Lid Ornaments – Cool for Kids of All Ages to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mason-jar-lid-ornaments-for-kids/#comment-9465 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:48:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17903#comment-9465 Jody, did you see Ivy’s suggestion to use the jar lid as a photo frame? I have a bunch of my boys photos framed that way, hanging on my tree.

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Comment on Mason Jar Lid Ornaments – Cool for Kids of All Ages to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mason-jar-lid-ornaments-for-kids/#comment-9464 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:47:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17903#comment-9464 Great idea, Ivy! We did jar-lid frames all the time when my boys are little. I have a bunch of them hanging on my tree. :)

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9463 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:47:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9463 Oh shoot, The Imagination Tree’s website is down right now, which is why you can’t open the link, Jenn. I’m sorry! I don’t have the recipe written down anywhere – I always refer to that link when I need it. Anna is aware that her site is down, and she’s working on it, so hopefully it will be back up soon. Sorry!

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Comment on Mason Jar Lid Ornaments – Cool for Kids of All Ages to Make by Ivy Curto http://happyhooligans.ca/mason-jar-lid-ornaments-for-kids/#comment-9462 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:19:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17903#comment-9462 Jody……maybe you can use the same mason jar lids for frames.

Ivy

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by jenn http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9461 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:11:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9461 For some reason the link to the recipe does not work for me. Can anyone write out the measurements of ingredients and baking times for me please? Really wanted to try these this afternoon!

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Comment on Mason Jar Lid Ornaments – Cool for Kids of All Ages to Make by Jody http://happyhooligans.ca/mason-jar-lid-ornaments-for-kids/#comment-9460 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:24:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17903#comment-9460 Love your ideas. I shared web site with 3 preschools teachers. Any ideas for gifts using kidsphotographs?

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Barbara http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9459 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:56:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9459 Hello Jackie,

you have saved me!
I was getting increasingly nervous as I had promised to do the craft stall at my youngest daughter’s primary and had no exciting ideas.
The Christmas tree from sticks for the younger ones or for the older kids a star made out of broken, (narrower) pieces decorated in white or gold with glitter seems a super idea. Thank you soo much! I am feeling really enthusiastic now.

This is a great site,
I love it!

Barbara from Edinburgh

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-9458 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:53:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-9458 Fantastic idea. I am just going to try it for my kids.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Jaimi@TheStayatHomeMomSurvivalGuide http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9457 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:45:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9457 These are fantastic! What a great resource.

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Comment on Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls – Easy, to-die-for recipe by Joanne http://happyhooligans.ca/bread-machine-cinnamon-rolls/#comment-9456 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:39:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=812#comment-9456 I have wanted to try this recipe but I don’t have a bread machine. Do I really need one ?

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Comment on Styrofoam Initial Ornaments for Toddlers to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/styrofoam-initial-ornaments-toddlers/#comment-9455 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:36:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17859#comment-9455 Have a look through the timeline photo album on my facebook page, Laura. It’s not an activity of my own, so it’s not here on my blog.

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-9454 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:35:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-9454 I really couldn’t tell you, Sarah. I just know that it works, and it’s tasty. :)

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9453 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:34:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9453 I’m really not sure either Vickie. I’ve made many of them over the years, and I’ve not had that problem.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9452 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:33:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9452 It’s different every time, Tracy. As I mention in the post, sometimes it’s very liquid-y for me, and other times, it’s quite thick.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9451 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:32:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9451 I’m not really sure what might’ve happened Joyce? You may need to apply more pressure when making your prints next time. Glad you loved the taste though!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Joyce http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9450 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:05:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9450 these taste wonderful and the house smells amazing! However, the pattern did not show up anything like yours. thoughts?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Tracy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9449 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:20:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9449 Thank you for posting this! I made the concentrate the other night and have one question. Was it supposed to thicken up at all or is this just a liquid consistency? Thanks.

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by vickie http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9448 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:24:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9448 I’m like a few others with the problem of the paint setting up good till several days later. Then then paint started to split in places, all most like cracking in areas. Not sure what is going n. Even switch to new paint .

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Comment on Vibrant Paper Towel Art for Toddlers Thru Tweens by Jess http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-9447 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:39:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-9447 I meant *crayola markers…. Darn spellcheck

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Comment on Vibrant Paper Towel Art for Toddlers Thru Tweens by Jess http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-9446 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:38:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-9446 Not sure if this has been said in the comments yet.

We do crayons markers on coffee filters, spray water with a spray bottle and when they dry fold them up and cut. Make them into snowflakes. :)

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Friday File | Healthy Simplicity http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9445 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:25:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9445 […] Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes […]

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-9444 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:39:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-9444 Looks like a regular pizza dough recipe – why doesn’t it need to rise? Must try though!

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Comment on Styrofoam Initial Ornaments for Toddlers to Make by Laura Foutz http://happyhooligans.ca/styrofoam-initial-ornaments-toddlers/#comment-9443 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:12:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17859#comment-9443 Hi Jackie! ! need to find the tutorial for the thumbprint reindeer ornament-I save all your posts and saw it once-thought I’d saved it-can you please add it an upcoming post? Thank you so much!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9442 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:02:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9442 Yes, you can use bleach along with this recipe, Lucy.

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9441 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:01:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9441 I use the baking stone that you see in the photos, Donna.

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Comment on No Sew Sock Puppets by Teresa Kelderhouse http://happyhooligans.ca/no-sew-sock-puppets/#comment-9440 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12485#comment-9440 Is there a way to print your pages as I come to them so I can keep them handy in a notebook without having to go back to the computer each time?

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by donna caskie http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9439 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:24:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9439 Do you bake them on a sheet or right on the oven rack ? I am thinking of doing these with my daughter’s girl scout troop.

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Comment on Paper Plate Dream Catcher Craft by Juleen Uys http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-dream-catcher-craft/#comment-9438 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:03:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16471#comment-9438 Great ideas

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Comment on 40+ Ways to Help Kids Overcome Night Time Anxiety by Mary Freeland http://happyhooligans.ca/stop-kids-afraid-bedtime-monsters/#comment-9437 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:50:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15929#comment-9437 I found a crib blanket I made when he was a baby. I gave the monsters a warning that Drevyn had his “keep me safe” blanket on so they could not bother him or I would get THEM. He no longer comes to get in my bed because he is afraid.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Juicy Lucy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9436 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:18:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9436 I may be shunned for asking, hey I’m blonde (ok,ok so some greys are visible)
But can you still use laundry bleach w/ your detergent recipe?
★Please know that I do know NOT to mix bleach & vinegar though★ lol

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Comment on Quick and Easy Coffee Cake Recipe for Last Minute Entertaining by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-coffee-cake/#comment-9435 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:57:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=828#comment-9435 Okay thanks!

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Comment on Quick and Easy Coffee Cake Recipe for Last Minute Entertaining by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-coffee-cake/#comment-9434 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:27:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=828#comment-9434 I’ve never tried, Nicole. There might be too much batter for a regular pan, but you can try. I believe baking times are different for the two pans too. You’d want to look that up.

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9433 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:26:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9433 Thanks, Meredith! I’m so glad you like them! Thanks for pinning too!

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9432 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:25:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9432 Well, I’m not familiar with your blender, Siddiqui, or any blenders with a “hot soup” setting, but I’m assuming if you can put hot soup into the blender then you would just serve immediately after blending it.

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9431 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:24:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9431 I’m not sure if you noticed that I updated the link in the post. I found one that is almost exactly the same a day after first publishing the post. Click through and see if you like it better than the purple one I’d originally shared, Sandi. Hope so. :) I bought mine in a small town in Ontario, Canada, so I’m not sure where else it would be available. (p.s. I only see your question here once, so it mustn’t have come through the first time).

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9430 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:21:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9430 I left them on, Shannon.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Tine Curran http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9429 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:28:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9429 I had trouble finding a glass with a nice bottom pattern, until I looked at home and discovered my seldom-used crystal wine glasses have a beautiful pattern! Will try these soon!

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by cathy http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9428 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:16:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9428 Perfect for our outdoor Christmas tree! All the ornaments will be made by the kiddos with help from Grandma.

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Comment on Pin-Up Christmas Tree Decorating Activity for Toddlers by Ashwaq http://happyhooligans.ca/pin-up-christmas-tree-decorating-activity/#comment-9427 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:55:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17775#comment-9427 Thank you for all your activities it help me to get good and simple way to do activity for children for their learning and well being

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Shannon http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9426 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:34:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9426 Do you peel the tomatoes or leave the skins on?

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Sandi http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9425 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:50:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9425 Don’t see my question so will try again…that brush looks awesome but the one on Amazon not like it. Pls can you tell where purchased it or the name of it. I have googled but none compare!!

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Siddiqui http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9424 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:29:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9424 If I’m using the new vitamin blender would I still need to put it on the stove because it has a ‘hot soup’ option. Please explain in detail.

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by Meredith @ Homegrown Friends http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9423 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:22:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9423 Jackie I am beyond in love with these! This is totally what I am having my kids make for their grandparents this year (and our fridge too!) Pinned and sharing on FB later today!

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by Leigh http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-9421 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:57:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-9421 Love this idea. The art department at my daughter’s elementary school did a similar project on Shrinky Dink paper. They hung several of their designs from a piece of painted wood, turning their artwork into beautiful sun catchers/wind chimes.

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Comment on Quick and Easy Coffee Cake Recipe for Last Minute Entertaining by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-coffee-cake/#comment-9420 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:19:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=828#comment-9420 Can this be made in a normal pan? Like a brownie pan?

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Comment on chocolate chip-cranberry cookies by Penny http://happyhooligans.ca/chocolate-chip-cranberry-cookies/#comment-9419 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:05:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1953#comment-9419 These sound amazing! I’m making them! Thanks so much for the recipe

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Comment on Toilet Roll Snowman Craft by Snowman Crafts for Kids | Housing a ForestHousing a Forest http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-snowman-ornament/#comment-9418 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:07:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1623#comment-9418 […]  Toilet Roll Snowman Craft from Happy […]

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by loui http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-9417 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:59:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-9417 Tnks i won the science fair tnx for sharing

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Susen Malkowski Kuchta http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9416 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:57:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9416 your ornaments turned out so pretty! Pinned!

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Comment on Homemade Cards from Wallpaper Samples and Fabric Scraps by 12 Fabric Scrap Christmas Crafts - And Sew We Craft http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-cards/#comment-9415 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:34:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1978#comment-9415 […] Making your own Christmas cards is another great way to use up those fabric scraps. Here’s some cute ones by Happy Hooligans: […]

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9414 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:46:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9414 Linda! Look what I found on Amazon! BBQ / Grill Basting Brush – 12 Inch Stainless Steel Handle With Silicone Bristles – Baste Food On The Grill With Ease – One Year Guarantee!

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9413 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:42:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9413 Ann Marie, I just found this one on Amazon, so I’ve switched out the link in my post. As far as stainless/silicone basters go, this is more similar than any others I’ve seen. BBQ / Grill Basting Brush – 12 Inch Stainless Steel Handle With Silicone Bristles – Baste Food On The Grill With Ease – One Year Guarantee!

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by Melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9411 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:29:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9411 Thank you!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Gingerbread Moon Dough | Acorns & Crayons http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9410 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:02:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9410 […] are a ton of Moon Dough recipes out there, like this one from Happy Hooligans or this one from Confessions Of A Home Schooler. All goodies. For ours, i […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-snowflakes/#comment-9409 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:58:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2291#comment-9409 Yay! I love a happy Nana! I had one of those myself. A loving, involved Nana is such a blessing in a child’s life. And how full your heart must be with that many to love. You are so blessed too! x

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by » DIY: decoração de Natal Coisinhas http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9408 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:08:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9408 […] Gostou da dica? Encontrarmos neste blog […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Snowflakes by Kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-snowflakes/#comment-9407 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:02:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2291#comment-9407 great idea going to do these with my grandchildren (16), Thank you for all that you have given to us, and your time :) Happy Nana Here :)

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Art supplies Melbourne http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-9406 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:23:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-9406 Hii,

I always prefer non toxic and natural art supplies for the safety and better health of kids but never thought we can make watercolors with home ingredients. Its amazing. I would love to try it.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Christine Nichols http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9404 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:02:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9404 Pilgrim hats

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Myrna Barager http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9403 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:26:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9403 Thank you, that worked. I also saved it in Mastercook.

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Hayley http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9402 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:18:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9402 I’ve just recently tried this with acrylic paint and plastic balls, turned out beautiful, but very very slow to dry. It’s been a week and just noticed the paint on half the ball has just, like slid away! how come? I don’t think I used too much paint, but do you think that it a possibility?

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Ann Marie http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9401 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:19:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9401 Not exactly sure what baster is shown above, but I too fell in love with THAT baster. There is one by William Bounds that looks similar. I might have to try it out! Great idea. Can’t wait to try it out

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9400 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:28:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9400 Sure, any oil will work, Melissa.

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9399 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:28:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9399 I can’t see why not, Jessica. Go for it.

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Jessica http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9397 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:59:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9397 Could you use whole wheat tortillas for this?

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by Melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9396 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:31:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9396 What about olive oil?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Kara http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9395 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9395 Our dough did not dry fast, but we left them at my mother’s to dry, returned 5 days later and ours too were cracked, all but 2.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Gemma http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9394 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:41:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9394 If you right click on the recipe, you can go to print preview and print the 2 first pages, and leave out all the comments

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9390 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:03:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9390 We haven’t painted any, Diana, but I love acrylic craft paint for any project. It’s vibrant, durable and water/streak proof.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9389 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:02:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9389 I really have to figure out how to do printables, Myrna. I’m sorry. :( I wonder if you can take a screen shot of it, and post that?

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by PTmama http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-9388 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:11:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-9388 Instead of sticks you can tie long ribbons to a couple of shower curtain rings for handles. They’ve worked great with my two young boys. These are so much fun when we are dancing to our favorite music!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Myrna Barager http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9387 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:09:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9387 Look delicious! Is there an easy way to print the recipe? I tried highlighting — no success. Clicking print gives me 11 pages. Suggestions?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Diana http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9386 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:41:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9386 What kind of paint do you use on these??

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Adria http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9385 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:33:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9385 Love it and so simple. The children & I will have a blast! Thank you!

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9380 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:55:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9380 My pleasure, Laura!

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Linda Hieber http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9379 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:44:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9379 I fell in love with the baster you used and followed your link to purchase one. Unfortunately, the link didn’t take me to THAT baster, but rather to the ordinary silicone baster like the one I have.

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9378 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:22:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9378 Thanks again for including our melted snowman ornament! Pinned!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Michelle Lopez http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9376 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:15:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9376 Has anyone tried mixing glitter in to the dough? I’d love to see how that would come out!

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Alison - The Way He Plays http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9375 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:16:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9375 Yum!! We will be trying these! I’ve always found baskets a bit icky too! Your one looks great!

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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-9374 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:34:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9374 Nope. :)

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Andrea Ainsworth http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9373 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:19:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9373 We just had an AWESOME idea to use our pumpkin carving kit tools to make the impressions and cuts!!! Awaiting our beautiful creations now… smelling YUMMY!!!

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by johanna http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-9372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:08:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9372 Ok just making sure you dont have to cook the rice first correct.

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Preschool Letter P - In My World http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-9371 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:42:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-9371 […] We thought we would get a bit creative this week and used some coloured spiral pasta to form the letter P. (I got my directions for dying pasta from WikiHow and Happy Hooligans.) […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Christine Allen http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-9370 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:27:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-9370 I color my rice and pasta the same way. Fastest way to do it and it dries quick.

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Comment on How to Get Teens to Hang Up Their Towels: 10 Fail-Proof Solutions by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/get-teens-hang-up-their-towels-10-solutions/#comment-9369 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:08:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17742#comment-9369 Wellll, instead of with-holding cellphone and car privileges, there are always *other* things you could with-hold…. ;)

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Comment on How to Get Teens to Hang Up Their Towels: 10 Fail-Proof Solutions by Keryn http://happyhooligans.ca/get-teens-hang-up-their-towels-10-solutions/#comment-9368 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:18:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17742#comment-9368 These are great now any for getting the hubby to do it. :)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Lily http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9367 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:59:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9367 So do we, except the landfills are called cemeteries.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Lisha http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-9366 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:31:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-9366 Love this idea! But is it really necessary to add the vinegar? I’ve tried making rainbow rice with only liquid food colouring and they turn out great…what exactly does the vinegar do?

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Comment on CD Snowman Ornaments by Susen Malkowski Kuchta http://happyhooligans.ca/cd-snowman-ornaments/#comment-9365 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:08:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12266#comment-9365 this is GREAT! For some reason we have lots and I mean lots of cd’s that we don’t use. Whatever the reason I now know what we can do with some of them!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9359 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:46:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9359 Natalie, I am in Canada, I don’t know what your measurements are there, but if you google “conversions” there are lots of sites what will convert for you.

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by Dawnelle http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-9358 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:44:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-9358 I don’t know either but I have seen other bloggers pour sand/salt/shaving cream in the upside down lid or a tray on top and let the kids use different tools to draw and write on it which would add tactile & fine motor components. I haven’t seen it done done but it just occurred to me to let them paint water colors on the lid (or maybe on wax paper) like stained glass and then wash it off. You could also lay a peg board on top and have your own light bright.

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Comment on How to Get Teens to Hang Up Their Towels: 10 Fail-Proof Solutions by Sandra Cranford http://happyhooligans.ca/get-teens-hang-up-their-towels-10-solutions/#comment-9357 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:24:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17742#comment-9357 logical consequences work best,,,confiscating towels on the floor should work and hooks are better than towel racks where they must carefully hang it over

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Comment on Scented Sandpaper Gingerbread Ornaments by Krystine http://happyhooligans.ca/scented-sandpaper-gingerbread-ornaments/#comment-9356 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:08:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5507#comment-9356 What kind of glue did the kids use? Love this idea!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Natalie http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9355 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:45:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9355 Can you post this with quantities in g or oz for uk readers please x

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Karen E. http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9354 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:03:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9354 Have u ever tried this project with snap together plastic balls? A parent in my classroom was so nice to get them for me to make with the kids in my class, but I realize I’ll have to have them put the paint in a different way? I’ve done this project with 4 year olds and they can do it easily with supervision!!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Stella http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9353 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:55:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9353 I would do puffy paint with my preschoolers but I used Shaving cream (Barbasol) works the best. Spray sone shaving cream in a bowl and put food coloring into bowl and gently fold it into the cream. Works well and stays puffy for and good long time

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Beth http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9352 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:16:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9352 They are absolutely delicious, made for my nieces birthday party. Even my non-ginger loving husband likes them! X thank you

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Myra http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9349 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:01:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9349 I made this recipe yesterday. THANK YOU! My family did not leave a drop behind. It was delicious and unexpectedly simple. I am scratching my head to think why I have been eating canned and condensed tomato soup all these years. Also, the garam masala was a surprisingly nice touch.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by buddwena bean http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9348 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:26:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9348 I have been doing this since Christmas and I have had to make 2 batches so far but was putting them in mason jars your way sounds more easier.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9347 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:51:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9347 Good advice, Josie. Thanks!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Josie http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9346 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:50:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9346 I would only use LED lights for this. Other ones may get to hot and cause a fire.

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9345 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:17:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9345 Yay! So glad you found me, Trena! And so glad you guys are having fun with our activities!

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Lasso the Moon - O Tannenbaum! 10 Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9344 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:32:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9344 […] Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Could it be any cuter?!? So simple, so sweet. Pin it for later | See full post […]

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by Trena http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9342 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:43:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9342 I love your website and the kids at my daycare are loving it too ! Fresh new ideas !

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9341 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:41:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9341 Hi all! Just wanted to share my knowledge about a product I found to be great–especially for hockey gloves/goalie blockers/catchers. http://shop.seventhgeneration.com/disinfectant-sanitizer.html
This is organic…it smells a little like gun oil/leather but I find it keeps my gloves smelling good and the leather soft. I decided to use it on all my goalie equipment. I do soak it once in a while in the tub and rinse with warm water and antibacterial dawn dish washing liquid. It seems gentle on the equipment. I always lay out my equipment immediately after returning from a game and spray everything. Gloves/blockers/catchers go on a drying rack with a fan blowing into them. Bag gets a lysol spray down. Seems to be working…thought I would share–especially for gloves–the lysol was drying out the leather bad!

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Comment on Paper Candy Canes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-candy-canes/#comment-9340 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:42:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1653#comment-9340 Oh, that is just brilliant, Linda! I’ll have to try it!

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Comment on Paper Candy Canes by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-candy-canes/#comment-9339 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:20:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1653#comment-9339 i just colored a few more stripes and my 8 1/2 X 11 peice of paper came out perfect without cutting! also instead of folding it over to make a candy cane you could keep it tight at one end and loosen it at the other and it looks like an icicle!!!!! im hanging them from my tiles in the office!! hahahahhaa

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by John Sweeny http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9338 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:52:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9338 We have also used the dishwasher to clean some of our son’s gear. The water jets and heat is good for getting into the equipment and because there is no “agitation” it does’t affect the shape of the equipment. In terms of any cleaning solution vinegar works well. Not sure about the long term impact but the higher heat is useful to help kill the bacteria. Besides, in general the equipment is being replaced quite regularly anyhow because of growth, equipment improvements, breakdown etc. In between cleanings drying it after each use is best just hanging it on a rack works. A little Febreeze must be the Antibacterial version spray can also help to keep the odour down. He wears “under armour coverage which keeps the equipment from direct contact with skin. I guess a spray bottle with vinegar and water to mist it may work too.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by julie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-9337 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:04:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-9337 Ive done this before one can also use a larg holahoop putting rubber boots on and stand inside the hoop pull it over your body and you are inside the bubble lol

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9336 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:42:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9336 Great idea, Kara! Thanks for the suggestion!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Snowman Craft by Snowman Crafts! | Seaside Staffing Company Web Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-snowman-ornament/#comment-9335 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:22:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1623#comment-9335 […] These toilet roll snowmen are too cute for words.  It’s one of my favourite snowman crafts ever. – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by DeeDee http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9334 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:50:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9334 So many fun ideas! Thanks for featuring my button snowman card.

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by 15 Rainbow Arts and Crafts | The Train Driver's Wife http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-9333 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:35:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-9333 […] why not use leftover crafting materials to make this beautiful Rainbow Collage from Happy […]

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by SIMA http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-9332 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:04:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-9332 WATER SLIDES . Rubi Platinum Spa Resort & Suites 5*. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wXRT88qCZk

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Comment on Hair Gel Sun Catchers for fall and Halloween by Pumpkin Activities for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/hair-gel-sun-catchers/#comment-9331 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:32:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1236#comment-9331 […] a hair gel sun catcher. (Happy […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Kara http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9330 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:22:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9330 These are awesome!!!!! I didn’t have any molasses on hand, so I used honey. Taste fabulous and they are so soft!!! Love!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Tanis http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9329 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:53:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9329 These are the best ginger cookies I have ever made, easy recipe. Thank you so much. I give them 5 stars

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Comment on Easy Butterfly Crafts for Kids- 3 Ways to Make Paper Towel Butterflies by Jean Glowicki http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-butterflies/#comment-9328 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:09:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8512#comment-9328 I love these ideas because they don’t cost an arm & a leg like Legos do.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9327 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:27:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9327 It would be the same as your bicarbonate of soda, Emily. :)

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9326 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:24:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9326 When you put baking soda, do you mean baking powder or bicarbonate of soda? Bit different here in uk. Not sure which to use!

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Lavoretti di Natale per bambini dell'asilo - Blogmamma.it http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9325 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:58:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9325 […] i materiali di riciclo si possono realizzare dei bellissimi addobbi natalizi, come questo alberello creato con i legnetti […]

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by 10 ridiculously fun shaving cream activities for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-9324 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:02:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-9324 […] Shaving Cream Car Wash (Happy […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-9323 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:24:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-9323 I have just made these out of some jeans that I was going to throw away. Going to donate them to the local church to sell at their Xmas fayre… Great idea HH

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Comment on Rag Star Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Fabric Scraps by Cookie Cutter Craft Ideas - Red Ted Art's Blog : Red Ted Art's Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/rag-star-ornaments/#comment-9322 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:40:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1758#comment-9322 […] Cookie Cutter Shaped Raggedy Hearts […]

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Comment on Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Mittens by Cookie Cutter Craft Ideas - Red Ted Art's Blog : Red Ted Art's Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/french-toast-mittens/#comment-9321 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:40:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2042#comment-9321 […] French Toast “mittens” […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Laurie http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9320 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:53:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9320 Drea – I went to the Terracycle.com website and they don’t currently have a program for the K-Cups, only Nespresso….Sad, because I would LOVE to have a program to recycle these. Perhaps if a bunch of people gathered together and made a request of Terracycle, they might put together a program for K-Cups.
Needless to say, I LOVE the Terracycle.com website and all of it’s current recycle programs!! Hope they add more!! I have joined their site and I look forward to receiving their newsletter and future information……Thank you, Drea, for having directed us to such a wonderful and useful site!!
I too LOVE all of the crafty ideas posted here…..I would also love to be able to recycle my K-Cups. I already take the painstaking time to remove the coffee from the plastic cups to use in my garden…but sadly hadn’t found many things to do with the plastic cup…..
Let’s ALL leave as small a footprint on this magnificent Earth as we possibly can…..<3

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Comment on Halloween Fairy Bread by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/halloween-fairy-bread/#comment-9319 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:47:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17511#comment-9319 I LOVE that you got sucked in and spent so much time looking through my posts, Nina! That’s just the best feedback a blogger can get! Thank you!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-9318 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:46:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-9318 Great improvisation!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Ellen http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-9317 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:16:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-9317 Couldn’t find tempra powder at any of my local stores and I wanted to use it tomorrow. So I had some glitter on hand. A small tube added some great sparkle

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Comment on Halloween Fairy Bread by Nina A http://happyhooligans.ca/halloween-fairy-bread/#comment-9316 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:01:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17511#comment-9316 Your cut-out fairy bread is adorable! I also just learned about it recently, however I think it was a Dutch website that introduced me. It seems the Dutch like to toast their fairy bread after the sprinkles are applied to melt them together a bit! (if you do ever decide to melt them, remember to turn your regular toaster on it’s side so you don’t get melted sprinkle all down it)

Thanks for the great content – been browsing for about an hour now and every time I try to click away, something new catches my eye! Keep up the good work!

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Comment on Build a Snowman Activity Tray by Allison Hendrix http://happyhooligans.ca/build-snowman-activity-tray/#comment-9315 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:26:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12199#comment-9315 This is absolutely adorable

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Comment on 15 {Easy, Gorgeous} Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/15-easy-christmas-ornaments-kids/#comment-9314 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:20:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17710#comment-9314 Aw, thanks, Karen! Happy to keep you inspired. :)

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Comment on 15 {Easy, Gorgeous} Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers to Make by Karen @ a house full of sunshine http://happyhooligans.ca/15-easy-christmas-ornaments-kids/#comment-9313 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:21:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17710#comment-9313 I always love your ideas, Jackie! Thanks so much for the inspiration. :)

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Amy@theidearoom http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9312 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:17:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9312 Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Clear Glass Ornaments for Kids to Fill and Decorate by Kelsey http://happyhooligans.ca/clear-glass-christmas-balls/#comment-9311 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:28:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1797#comment-9311 It’s great how you utilize different & unexpected materials with all your crafts. Thanks for such inspiring and fun ideas!

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9310 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:22:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9310 You’re welcome, Heidi. He’s so sweet! Thanks for pinning. :)

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Comment on 15 {Easy, Gorgeous} Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers to Make by caroline http://happyhooligans.ca/15-easy-christmas-ornaments-kids/#comment-9309 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:06:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17710#comment-9309 Thank you for all of your great ideas, I look at your post everyday for inspiration to help bring fun craft into the home. I also love that you promote having fun with the activity rather than getting it perfect – it helps me keep a healthy perspective when glue, glitter and pens are going everywhere except where I thought they would.

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by heidifowler http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9307 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:35:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9307 Thanks for including my Olaf snowman in this great roundup. Pinned!

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Comment on Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments by Noël | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/tinfoil-trees-ornaments/#comment-9306 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:30:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-9306 […] imagination pour créer toutes sortes de mises en scènes, aussi farfelues les unes que les autres. Gorgeous Easy Tin Foil Christmas Tree Ornaments. Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments with foil, tissue paper and craft […]

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by 4 Turkey-Themed Fine Motor ActivitiesMama OT http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-9305 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:01:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-9305 […] This was inspired by a post from Lovely Commotion and I love it because it is simple, cute, and uses stuff you probably already have around your house! All you have to do is find an empty plastic container from your recycling, make sure it’s cleaned and dried out, and then cut out a brown circle the same size as the lid. Cut a small circle for the turkey’s mouth in the paper and then make the rest of the face. Then lay the paper on top of the lid, poke a hole in the lid in the same location, and carefully cut out a similarly-sized hole so the two holes line up. Cut out paper feathers, glue the feathers and brown circle onto the lid, find some tube-shaped noddles or other small items to place in the turkey’s mouth, and you’re ready to go! For a quick tutorial on how to make colored dry pasta that your child can feed to the turkey (as shown in the photo above), check out these directions from Happy Hooligans. […]

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9304 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:53:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9304 You’re so welcome, Amy! They’re adorable!

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by Amy Weeks Huntley http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9303 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 16:00:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9303 Thanks for sharing my snowman Oreo pops! Lots of fun ideas!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Karolyn Landon http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9302 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15:47:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9302 Bottom line, they still end up in a landfill.

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by Happy Home Fairy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9301 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 02:19:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9301 Wow! So many great ideas! Thank you so much for adding the Fairy to this amazing round-up! :-)

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9300 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:59:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9300 You bet, Laura. My blogging friend Cathy James (from Nurturestore) is the project manager of our e-books. If you email her at cathy@nurturestore.co.uk she’ll be happy to help you get your copy.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9299 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:02:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9299 I went to get your ebook, paid for but did not download. Can you help me.

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-9297 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:50:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-9297 You are so welcome! I’m so pleased that your liked these ideas!

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9296 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:50:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9296 Thank you, Pat! I loved these too. Glad you enjoyed our project!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9295 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:49:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9295 Great to hear that the healthier version is just as delicious. I’ll have to make them that way and try them out!

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by Ashwaq http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-9293 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 23:14:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-9293 So thank for all your ideas that really help me with my assessment and give me a good experience to teach children and support the child who need more practice with scissor

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by Pat http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9292 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 22:34:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9292 I love the magnets canvass the kids did. really a neat idea, with wrapping paper to go with it.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Kristi Charette http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9291 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 22:16:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9291 My son absolutely LOVES these cookies. I make them with whole wheat flour. He and his friends scarf them down!

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Patty Yeary http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-9290 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 19:32:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-9290 Is there any way you could use a medium other than foil? Thatt way you could melt in microwave.

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Comment on Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments by Cody Doll http://happyhooligans.ca/tinfoil-trees-ornaments/#comment-9289 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:44:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-9289 What an amazing idea! I love the look of this! And everything can be bought at the dollar tree!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by kim http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9288 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 04:04:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9288 I like the idea to use them as seed starters

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-9287 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 03:02:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-9287 What kind of paint did you use, Sara? Tempera is known to flake and peel. Acrylics do not. If you used temperas though, they’ll run and smear if you brush on a sealant, as they’re waterproof. You could try a spray varnish, but I’m not sure if the wax would resist it. Wish I could be of more help… Sorry!

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Sara Hendrickson http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-9285 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:42:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-9285 I would love suggestions too on sealing. Our paint is separating from the tin foil, any tips on how to keep it on? I may have to wrap them in Saran Wrap . . . :)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Leigh http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9284 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:02:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9284 Make the hole a little bigger. Some cups we punched out designs (we made pumpkins and snowflakes)and others we drew on designs. We painted the insides of the Pumpkins ones and left the others alone. We placed a cup over each light bulb on a string of lights. The pumpkin one looked awesome on the banister. Can’t wait the see how the snowflakes look.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9282 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9282 I haven’t frosted them, Susan. I image you could, though. Wish I had a recipe to share with you, but I’m sure if you google “cookie frosting”, you’ll get plenty of suggestions. Good luck!

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Comment on Vibrant Paper Towel Art for Toddlers Thru Tweens by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-9281 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:59:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-9281 The salad spinner is a brilliant idea! We have one of those! Totally trying that!

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Comment on Kid’s Birthday Party Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/birthday-party-activity/#comment-9280 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:59:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11597#comment-9280 Thanks so much for sharing my activities, Clair! How wonderful to be at home with your little girl! I’m so glad you’re using some of our ideas to get creative together. Enjoy this one! And Happy Birthday to your daughter!

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Comment on Kid’s Birthday Party Activity by Clair gillespie http://happyhooligans.ca/birthday-party-activity/#comment-9278 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:45:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11597#comment-9278 This looks great:)think i will do this at my wee girls 2nd bday party in 2 weeks,have shared alot of ur guys ideas on my f.b page,they are all brill.i was a nursery nurse 4 over 10 years before i stopped work to have my daughter.am very lucky that i am able 2 be a full time stay at home mummy and we have done several of ur actitivies :)

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Comment on Vibrant Paper Towel Art for Toddlers Thru Tweens by Monique Adams http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-9277 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:11:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-9277 we do this activity with coffee filters…..scribble ( or “design”) all over the coffee filter. Place it in a salad spinner ( you know, the ones you wash and dry your lettuce in). Spray with water and SPIN the heck out of the thing!. The colors all blend together and kids LOVE to spin that salad spinner. We made butterflies out of ours: Use two DRIED coffee filters and pinch both in the center. Twist a pipecleaner around and form the ends into antenna. We have made hundreds of these :)

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Susan http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9276 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:55:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9276 Have you ever lightly frosted them? If so, do you have a recipe for frosting?

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9275 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:14:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9275 A friend posted this on FB & I can’t wait to give them a try. Also, I love that the pretty shape is made by simply using the bottom of a glass, no fancy equipment needed!

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by ena http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9274 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:21:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9274 You are a golden treasure, thank you for being such a fantastic mother and sharing it with us so we can pass on the joy of having kids!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Cold and Flu Fighting Stovetop Potpourri - Fireflies and Mud Pies http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9273 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:08:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9273 […] Big, Soft Ginger Cookies by Happy Hooligans Pin It | Original Post […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Sue http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9272 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:50:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9272 So sorry you are suffering, but so glad you’ve found something that helps you. We as a society take everyday chores and things for granted. Hope you will feel better soon and continue to heal! Sending good vibes your way! :)

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by CD Snowman Ornaments for Toddlers - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9271 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:28:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9271 […] Snowman ornaments: another easy Christmas craft for kids to […]

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Fiona Wood http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9268 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:41:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9268 Wow what a great list of gift ideas – no excuses now for giving pressies that are not hand-made! Thanks for including my glass mosaic sun catcher. The kids loved making these and we still have them hanging up on our windows. We have made a few other things on your list too, the candles were a hit as well as homemade sugar scrub and bath bombs (the kids loved to test them first before giving them away..)

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Alicia http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9266 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 03:38:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9266 Could you use something other than molasses? Just wondering if I could substitute for something I have on hand, agave syrup, maple syrup, honey?

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9265 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 01:46:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9265 I’m sure you could, Betty. The recipe calls for about 2 lbs or roughly 10 tomatoes, so whatever you think would be the equivalent of that. I’m afraid I would just be guessing.

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Betty http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9264 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:09:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9264 I no longer have tomatoes from my garden. Can I use canned tomatoes and if yes how many cans do you think?

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by 24 Rainbow Sensory Activities | The Train Driver's Wife http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-9263 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:07:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-9263 […] Rainbow Rice from Happy Hooligans is just too pretty! I could play with this all […]

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Sami http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9260 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:00:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9260 Could you use dye to colour it?

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-9259 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:43:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-9259 Isn’t driveway salt toxic?

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9258 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:53:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9258 We made these last year for Christmas and I just looked at them the other day and the paint inside has all cracked and doesn’t look the same at all. I used acrylic paints…did I do something wrong?

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by 35 Christmas DIY Crafts For Kids - Guru Koala http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9257 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:04:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9257 […] 26. Christmas crafts for kids – easy homemade ornaments source […]

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9256 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:36:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9256 I am SO glad you found me, Joan! I have a TON of Christmas crafts on my site! You’re going to have so much fun! Have you seen my pinboards? There are loads of ideas on those as well, and I have one that houses all of my Christmas crafts specifically. Here’s the link to it. :) http://www.pinterest.com/happyhooligans/christmas-happy-hooligans/

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by Joan http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9255 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:43:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9255 This is just the site I needed. Thank you. I am having all 5 grandkids over to do Christmas crafts. I am so excited, this is going to be so much fun. Thanks again.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Penny http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9252 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:07:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9252 Can you paint these?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9250 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:59:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9250 No, I’m afraid the baking soda and cornstarch would dissolve with any moisture.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9249 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:59:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9249 You need to click through on the link to the Imagination Tree’s recipe, Emma.

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Comment on Build a Snowman Activity Tray by pat coleman http://happyhooligans.ca/build-snowman-activity-tray/#comment-9248 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:46:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12199#comment-9248 My grandson Grant loves crafts and likes to put things together and has his own ideas about various ways to change things around. I will make up a tray for him. I bought the white trays awhile back in a bundle of 100. I have all kinds of notions from various other crafts. He will have great fun with this one. I almost assure you he will glue them to have as ornaments for his tree in his room. Thanks so much.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Kyla http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9247 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:43:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9247 Would these be safe for outdoor use? Or would the ordiment “melt” or ruin?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Emma http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9246 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 21:14:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9246 How much baking soda/cornflour? X

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by K http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9245 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:18:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9245 Do these hold up better & crack less than salt dough? Thank you :)

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9244 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:39:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9244 I really couldn’t say how long it would keep if you made it ahead of time, Heather, sorry!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9243 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:38:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9243 I think the beads would melt if you baked them, Rachel. We let ours air dry by the fire.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Julie http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-9242 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:24:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9242 We just did this and my daughters enjoyed it so much. They are so excited to play with it once it is dry.
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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Rachel http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9241 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:03:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9241 Great idea! Can you bake them with the plastic beads? They don’t melt?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9240 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:47:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9240 Hi! I’m running a preschool Christmas party for kids and their families in December. I’m looking for a few fun activities to do but will not have access to a stove or anything (all table top). Do you think if you seal the clay in a container that it will last overnight or maybe even 2 days? Thanks so much!

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Comment on {Adorable} Owl Craft for Kids by Jeanine http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-9239 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 14:49:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-9239 We begin our Owl Unit Study tomorrow, but I think this will be a perfect way to start TODAY :D !!! Plus, it’s a great activity for a cold and windy SUNDAY afternoon! Thank You I just love all the resources you share so kindly here!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Phyllis http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-9238 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 14:11:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-9238 I agree with MJ – sad that Ivory Flakes are no longer made. When I couldn’t find any, I improvised by making my own. I used a vegetable peeler on bars of Ivory soap to make my own flakes. It whipped up pretty good and my daughter and I were able to make a small snowman. This microwave method sounds a little easier so I can’t wait to try it.

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Wendy http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9236 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:57:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9236 We use a Danish stuffed elf that hangs on the wall. It’s also an advent calendar and we call it Christmas Elf. He stays in one place all of December, arriving December 1. Way less creepy than a traveling elf and he gives Advent presents each morning. I like it because it is a way for me to pass on my Scandinavian heritage while borrowing the elf on the shelf idea.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ken http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9235 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:22:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9235 Christine,

Provided there is no heat in the application then all the manufacturers would support it. As soon as heat is used, even though it may not be visible, it can breach the integrity of the compression foams and pvc in the gear. If it is cycle air, like if you put something on tumble dry in your dryer, then it will work. I know the Rocket System out of Montreal caused some gear to melt, deform and even in on instance catch fire.

So as long as you are cognizant, then yes, by keeping the feeding ground for microbes at bay you eliminate one of the two elements needed for them to grow. Moist area is one of them and of course the sweat is what the microbes eat. Eliminate one, as you are suggesting, then you have started to quell the growth no question.

Ken

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9234 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:32:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9234 I was just reading the kindness elf post and brainstorming how to make my own when this popped up on my news feed. The Christmas Mouse and Traveling Mary and Joseph stand out as well. Lots of neat ideas here!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9233 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:19:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9233 Check out the. EquipmentRanger.com
A forced air sports drying and organization system. If you can get the gear dry quickly the mold griejbg becomes less of an issue!! Developed for our goalie son! Helps cut down on The stink!!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ken http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9232 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:07:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9232 The HappyHooligans is a great read as often as I am notified of new blogs and updates on this one in particular being close to what we went through.

Yes, the bag is the petri dish that houses all the 13 primary contaminates found.

Keep up the chatter about hygiene in hockey folks, it will save lives in the long run truly!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9231 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:59:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9231 Thanks for popping in again, Ken. Love all your insight and advice. Great point about the hockey bag. I never even think to wash ours. Pretty scary to think of the infections that can be caused by moldy gear! Yikes!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ken http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9230 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:39:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9230 Hi Faye,

First, get a phosphate free surfactant and use that in conjunction with an antiseptic such as Dettol (by one cap per load only or per mixing cup of soap and mix thoroughly). That is important to maintain all the clarino materials’ integrity found all throughout goalie gear (and player gear too).

Start with stuffing newspapers into the blocker and catcher and skates. This is going to start to wick the moisture that is in there with the microbes onto the carbon of the ink and will assist you in cleaning it all up! Remove all the pads you can out of all the gear and mark it’s location if you need to or photograph it so you can remember how in the world it all came out!

Use a scrubber with an arm on it by dipping the bristled end into the soap. Scrub up and into all areas. Use a bottle cleaner for the glove fingers to be sure to disturb all the debris in there. By thoroughly rinsing in cold water you will be good. Do this (I would expect) at least two or three times to be sure you have reached it all. By missing some, it just gets reactivated as soon as you wear the gear again and start to warm up and your nose will let you know!

With the pads, toss them all into your non-agitated washing machine. If you don’t have one, then go to the laundry mat and use a front loader. Use a good portion of your soap in these units (don’t over do it) but make sure you sud it up well. Then do a double rinse to be sure all the soapy residue is gone as it will make you very itchy if it is not.

Skates and helmet need to be done by hand in the sink with your scrubbers. Take the insoles out, unlaces the skates completely and you’re ready. Scrub the helmet everywhere inside. Remove any headbands that are velcro’ed on and scrub that too. Scrub the chin cup especially. Very important and also the cage if there is one. Scrub the insoles with the brush as well as the laces. DO NOT PUT THE LACES IN THE MACHINE! They will wind all around everything and tightly and it is next to impossible to get it undone. But scrub the laces too. Scrub the skates with your scrubber inside all the way to where the toes go by bending back the tongue and throwing in lots of muscle to be sure you are disturbing the dirt and getting it loosened and out.

With the hockey bag itself, be sure to use cold water (be it in the tub if it is a wheeled goalie or player bag) with your soap and antiseptic. The bag houses all that noxious stuff so you KNOW it has to have some of that microbial growth on it. SCRUB IT LIKE CRAZY — RINSE THEN SCRUB IT LIKE A MAD PERSON ONCE MORE TO BE SURE! Hang to dry by bungee cords or whatever you have to suspend it so all water goes downward and out of the bag. Otherwise, tomorrow, (like I did), you will have skate pockets full of water and end compartments with water.

AIr dry now. do not use a machine to ‘tumble dry’ or any of that. As it dries be sure to flex the palms of your gloves and any other pieces with cotton, leather, clarino or any headbands. This will stop them from hardening as they dry and from becoming very course.

Once all dry (the next day at least so give yourself 24 hours to do it), reassemble all your pads back where they went. Make sure you put your hands into your gloves again too.Flex them around just to warm the gloves a bit to reshape to your hand. Shouldn’t take but a couple laps around the ice and you’re ready to go.

Studies have shown (http://hockeyclean.com/NW/bin/lab.html) what grows on our gear, how to combat it with the pros I linked you to here, but lets face it, maybe Athletic Clean/Hockey Clean isn’t in your area what I have provided is approved by those same pros as I DO have them in my area and I do use their services and it is unreal! It is proactive how they do it so when you start to sweat it is combating that microbial growth it is amazing, but still, do it it home if you don’t have the pros as it makes a difference to your health and those you play with 100!

Folks the bottom line here is to have a hygienic mindset and you all clearly do. I’ve seen many players over the years get infection, one loose a baby finger, another had a chest infection directly due to the mould growth on their gear. With that said, keep your olfactory sensory keen and smell for when you start to notice it and when you do, get those newspapers going (in and out of the gloves and skates after every skate) and pull it out after a day to de-moisturize skates and glove and even helmet.

Best to you all! Lets keep it clean out there in every way we can and play this game we all love so much!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9229 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 14:01:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9229 You make a good point, Faye! :) My husband doesn’t play, so I was writing about how I was my sons’ equipment. I imagine if my hubby played, I’d be having him handle his own. lol As for your husbands gear, you can ask at a sport shop about where you can take it to be cleaned. There are professional services that can sanitize the gear. Good luck! I feel your pain. :)

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Faye http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9228 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:05:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9228 Why is it wives and mums that wash the equipment? I’m a female hockey player married to a hockey player so not every little wifey is holed up at home scrubbing her husbands stinking kit. That being said, if you have any tips on washing a rancid goalie kit I’d love to hear them. My husband can’t fit his gear in the machine!

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9227 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:04:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9227 Oh yes! Those were so popular when Anna blogged about them last year. Isn’t it just the sweetest idea?

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Betsy @ BPhotoArt.com http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9226 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:33:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9226 I love the kindness elf idea!

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9225 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:29:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9225 I’m so glad you liked that idea, Jeneta! That one is especially near and dear to my heart. :)

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by jenetamasson http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9224 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:19:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9224 I love your idea for the last few days before Christmas! Thanks for sharing it.

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Comment on Pom-Pom Spiders and Wooly Webs by Songs We Love: "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" - Humble in a Heartbeat http://happyhooligans.ca/pompom-spiders-and-wooly-webs/#comment-9222 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:52:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1211#comment-9222 […] Simple Itsy Bitsy Spider Finger Puppet from Lalymom Paper Plate Spiders from I Heart Crafty Things Pom-Pom Spiders and Wooly Webs from Happy Hooligans Spider Handprint Craft from Happy Hooligans Spooky Spiders from Live Craft […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Homeschooling With A Toddler - CreativLEI http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-9220 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:58:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-9220 […] favorites are the mixed beans, the pasta, and the rice. The dyed beans are not color fast. At. […]

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Comment on Magformers Review – The Magnetic Building Toy that Kids Just Love by Veens http://happyhooligans.ca/magnetic-building-toy-kids-love/#comment-9219 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:43:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17461#comment-9219 That looks absolutely awesome!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Tegan Konradsen http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9216 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:20:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9216 great activity deffintly going trythiswithmy6 yr old for xmas this year always looking for craft ideas

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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie by Erica http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-9215 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:34:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-9215 Soften butter or melted?

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Comment on Magformers Review – The Magnetic Building Toy that Kids Just Love by Jen Thiel http://happyhooligans.ca/magnetic-building-toy-kids-love/#comment-9214 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:55:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17461#comment-9214 I love them! But in my opinion the large sets are very expensive!

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Comment on Monster Mobile from Toilet Rolls by Shari http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-mobile/#comment-9213 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:48:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4504#comment-9213 We are making them now and she is having so much fun!

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Comment on Magformers Review – The Magnetic Building Toy that Kids Just Love by MultiTestingMom http://happyhooligans.ca/magnetic-building-toy-kids-love/#comment-9211 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:23:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17461#comment-9211 My son received these for his 6th birthday a few weeks ago and it was his FAVOURITE gift!!!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Andrea http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-9209 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:42:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-9209 OH MY GOODNESS! Just made these today and holy moly THESE were EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!! These will now replace the ones I usually make for dinners. Excellent recipe! Thank you so much for this!

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Comment on Cotton Ball Ghost Craft for Toddlers to Make by Read This, Made That {Wispy Ghost} | Four to Adore http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-ball-ghosties/#comment-9208 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:46:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1446#comment-9208 […] the spirit of this book, we loosely used an idea from Happy Hooligans to make cotton ball ghosts.  To create our ghosts, I pulled cotton balls into thin wisps.  Next, […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Mari Craig http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-9207 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:09:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-9207 Thank you, Stephanie, for the powder tip! I was just wondering how I was going to store the 20l of detergent (40l after diluting), and if it was going to keep for as long as it will take me to go through it all! :)

Thank you lots to Jackie as well, of course, for the post – I’m going to give it a try! :D

I’m in the UK, so what I’ll be using are Dri Pak’s Washing Soda Crystals, Borax substitute and Soap Flakes. I found the Washing Soda at Tesco, so I’m guessing most supermarkets would carry it, and the other two ingredients I’m getting from eBay.

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Elaine http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9206 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:24:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9206 I have made this soup many times. We love it. It freezes great.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9205 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:04:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9205 Thanks for all the helpful insight, Ken!

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Comment on 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by paula http://happyhooligans.ca/20-science-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/#comment-9204 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:23:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15353#comment-9204 wonderful blog ! i like so much,bravo

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ken http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9202 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:00:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9202 Hi…I too learned about that but with hockey equipment, due to the compression foam, resins and adhesives used not to mention metal clasps and the like will have their integrity broken down when too much ammonia is used. A natural oxidization takes place.

If you cannot get to the pros at Athletic Clean, then the best thing is get Zeolyte into your hockey bag all the time. Release the rock in the sun and it recharges when it discharges the trapped air that it absorbs. Another trick is to be sure you take your gear out to dry after every game. Kill the feeding ground for harmful contaminates such as MRSA and Staccybotrys. Finally, NEVER use heat when drying. That breaches the integrity of the gear 100%. DO NOT even use hot water, its a myth. Use cold water on your gear, put in some elbow grease and get in there then hang it out to dry in a room temperature area.

At least you are all thinking in the right direction, hygiene in protective sports equipment. It is something we need to teach young and old—-for sure the OLD! (That includes me folks!)

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by pablonegro http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9200 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:21:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9200 I learned from a fencer that washing in ammonia breaks down the salts in sweat–it it what they wash their lames in. I tried it on hockey gear alternating with laundry soap every other wash; it’s magic. I didn’t wash the gloves in it–not sure how it reacts with the the leather in the palms.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9199 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:42:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9199 Your comment about the sun is an interesting one. So many people lay their gear out on a cold, sunny winter day to de-stink it. I think if you were to leave it on the line for days, multiple times per year, you might see some deterioration, in all the years I’ve been washing and line drying my boys’ equipment (2 or 3 times per year) I haven’t seen a problem. Thanks for the tips about the top loader. Hope you enjoy the detergent!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Andrew http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9198 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:27:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9198 Some good ideas but some bad ones. First, the sun. Most ice hockey gear, being made with various nylons, isn’t designed to withstand regular UV exposure. In lots of cases this would cause the material to discolor and/ or breakdown prematurely. Sunlight is generally worse than a small amount of bleach in the cleaning mixture.
As for using a top loader to fully wash gear; don’t ever let it get past soak cycle. Straps and loose bits of gear get caught in the agitator and can mess things up pretty badly.
I am absolutely looking forward to trying your cleaning agent recipe!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9196 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:19:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9196 My pleasure, Tiffany! Your luminaries are gorgeous!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Tiffany http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9195 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:37:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9195 Thanks for sharing our epsom salt luminaries! :) This is a super great list of gifts!

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9194 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:30:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9194 I”m not sure, Tracy. Acrylic paint will adhere to most surfaces as long as the surface is clean (free of any oils or residue) and dry. You’re using Acrylics, correct? I’ve done this project with both glass and plastic balls with success. I’m not sure what you mean by “coming off”. Do you mean it’s all just running right off when you tip the ball upside down, or do you mean it’s flaking off after it’s dry?

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Tracy http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9193 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:57:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9193 I’m having trouble with paint not covering or coming off too. What am I doing wrong?

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9192 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:23:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9192 They’re just your standard metallic pipe cleaner, Tracy. Probably about 12 inches long.

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by tracy http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9189 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:03:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9189 These are lovely. ..but I wondered what size pipe cleaners these were. ..which type exactly would be helpful. Thank you so much.

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Comment on Collecting Chestnuts by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/outdoor-play-party-collecting-chestnuts/#comment-9188 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:17:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4243#comment-9188 I just found some fresh ones on Amazon, Claudia. Here’s my affiliate link if you want to check them out: Chestnuts, Fresh, approx. 1lb

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by Janice Moen http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-9186 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:20:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-9186 Love all the ideas! I’m a nanny and this helps entertain with learning. Drinking straws were on your first cutting blog so they must be a big hit!

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Comment on Collecting Chestnuts by Claudia White http://happyhooligans.ca/outdoor-play-party-collecting-chestnuts/#comment-9185 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:59:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4243#comment-9185 I live in Florida, and we don’t have chestnuts. We only have very small acorns for the children to work with. I am a preschool teacher, and I would like to know if there is a way I can get some for the kids. Do you know of any company that ships them?

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9184 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:15:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9184 I haven’t tried to, but I imagine it would freeze well, Ana.

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Ana http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9183 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:10:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9183 Would you be able to freeze the soup? I want to make a soup that we can freeze and enjoy all winter long.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-9182 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:39:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-9182 Hi Helma, I see you’ve shared my paints as well. So glad you liked them. You’re more than welcome to share with one photo and a short description along with the link to my post, but I’ll have to ask you to remove the full post that you copied and pasted into your site. I dropped you a line on my puffy paint post to let you know about copyright infringement and whatnot. I’d hate for you to get in trouble with your blog for scraping content. Thanks.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9181 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:24:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9181 Hi Helma, I’m glad you enjoyed my puffy paint enough to want to share it. You’re probably not aware of copyright infringement though. I wasn’t either when I started blogging. By law, you can’t copy and paste another website’s content into your own. It’s known as stealing (or scraping) content, and you can be charged for it, and google can remove your blog from the internet. I’d hate to see that happen to you. If you’d like to share, you can use one photo and a sentence or two to describe the activity i.e. “Here’s an easy way to make puffy paint at home in your own kitchen. See Happy Hooligans for the details” and provide the link to my site. You must provide one of MY pictures with the link though. You’ve used another bloggers, which again, is an infringement of copyright. Think of a blog or website as you would a book in a library. You can’t just copy a page out of a published book and print it in a book of your own. A website and blog is the copyrighted property of its owner, just as a published book is. I hope this helps you understand a little about blogging protocol. If you make the necessary corrections, you’re welcome to share my post. :)

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Recipe for Homemade Puff Pant | Creche SA http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9180 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:57:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9180 […] http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/ […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Recipe for Homemade Watercolours | Creche SA http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-9179 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:11:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-9179 […] Recipe from http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/ […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Betty Coleman http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9178 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:22:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9178 If you make your own soap you could use k-cups for the forms and make guest soaps.

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Bev Sutton http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-9177 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:35:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-9177 I’m an 8th grade science teacher … and believe me … many of your experiments will enchant and delight 8th graders too. Thank you for these that show kids that science is interesting and FUN!

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Comment on 10 Christmas in July Crafts for Kids by Deanna http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-july-crafts-kids-make/#comment-9176 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:03:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15631#comment-9176 Very awesome ideas, love them!

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Comment on Play Logs for a Backyard Play Space by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/play-logs/#comment-9175 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:11:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9022#comment-9175 I didn’t treat them with anything to preserve them Kaly. I wonder if it has to do with the health of the tree. The tree that my dad took down was in good health, and 2 years later, our logs are still in the same shape that they were when we got them. If a tree was in poor health, and starting to rot from the inside, maybe they wouldn’t last as long? I’m just guessing there.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-9174 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:09:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-9174 Oh wow! They’re gorgeous, Marcia! What a great fall project! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Marcia Beckett http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-9173 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:09:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-9173 Thanks for sharing. I used this technique with my third graders! Check out what we did. http://www.artisbasic.com/2014/10/salt-watercolor-fall-leaves.html

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Comment on Play Logs for a Backyard Play Space by Kaly Court http://happyhooligans.ca/play-logs/#comment-9172 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:43:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9022#comment-9172 This is wonderful! I love seeing natural items used for play. I had this idea awhile ago and when the town cut down a tree and made a bunch of stumps, my husband and I lugged some of them to our house. We are in the process of working to finish our back yard, so the stumps have been sitting out waiting for a permanent place. Some of them have begun to rot and fall apart, and I’m wondering how you have kept yours intact.

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Comment on Monster Mobile from Toilet Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-mobile/#comment-9171 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:27:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4504#comment-9171 I’d love to see them, Brandi! Feel free to share them on my Happy Hooligans facebook page!

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Comment on Monster Mobile from Toilet Rolls by Miss Brandi http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-mobile/#comment-9170 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:40:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4504#comment-9170 We did this at our Family Halloween Fun Day. Everyone had so much fun! I would love to share the pictures with you.

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by Designing Bee http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9169 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:03:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9169 This idea is absolutely beautiful and colorful!! I like this activity because for children, it also helps the development of fine motor skills and it adds a lot of fun for the holiday season! A great activity to do indoors especially if the weather is rainy or snowy.

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Comment on Homemade Bibs and Blankets – Great Gifts to Make for a New Baby by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-baby-gifts/#comment-9168 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:24:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1081#comment-9168 Actually, you’d be surprised, Angela. Denim is so stain resistant. I’ve been using mine in the daycare for years, and we eat spaghetti sauce at least once a week. You should SEE the mess of the bibs after lunchtime somedays. Believe it or not, none of them have a stain on them. Think of how everything washes out of your jeans. Everything except marker or paint or grease pretty much. :)

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Comment on Homemade Bibs and Blankets – Great Gifts to Make for a New Baby by Angela Jackson http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-baby-gifts/#comment-9167 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:44:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1081#comment-9167 Great idea for upcycling a bib. However, this won’t work when using it in feeding time as the food stains would be difficult to remove. I prefer silicone bibs for feeding time.

http://ghcbibs.com

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9166 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:44:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9166 Jeni, I had a UK reader send me this msg a while back. I need to make time to add it to the post, but hopefully this will help:
“After reading your post about making your own laundry detergent I decided to have a go, the trouble is that we can’t buy Borax here in the UK and Borax substitute is hard to get hold of in shops. I got the ingredients for my powder all in one supermarket.
Take 1kg DriPak Soda Crystals £1 and one 800g pack of Bicarbonate of Soda 80p in Tesco, 4 sterilizing tablets (I got a pack of 56 for around 60p) and 1 bar of Simple soap (I got a pack of 4 for just over £1, the No Perfume No Colour kind). Grate the soap and mix all ingredients together. We get around 35 washes from this mix and I estimate it to be around 4p a wash. This beats Aldis Almat was by 5p a wash.”

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Jeni http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9165 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:24:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9165 I think you’re brilliant! I was originally on your site looking at craft but I’m now going to try your laundry detergent recipe – just trying to source all the ingredients in the UK at the mo – and have taken lots of other great ideas from your website too. Thanks so much!

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by Kids in Adelaide|Learn|Matching Game http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-9164 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:01:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-9164 […] Matching Game […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9163 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:16:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9163 There’s definitely a difference between convenience and serving a useful purpose. I’m glad yours makes life a little easier for you, Julie, but so sorry you’re suffering. Prayers of strength and healing going out to you. x

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9162 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:13:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9162 I think that’s just fantastic. Despite my using the dustbuster to suck up the ash from the floor of the oven (hope you’ll forgive me for that ;)), I am seriously into doing my part to preserve the planet. Even with a fam of 4 and a busy daycare, I put out one 1/2 bag of garbage a week because I compost and recycle everything I can. Clean with lemon, baking soda and vinegar, make my own enviro-friendly laundry detergent, use recycled materials for most of our crafts, buy second-hand, re-purpose whatever I can etc. I suppose one day, all energy companies will go the route that yours has. I just wish they’d do it sooner! Thanks for the info, Jeni. :)

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Kat http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-9161 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:23:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9161 rainbow rice is great for sticking on cards and pictures.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Basia http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-9160 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:29:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-9160 Fantastic idea!! I love it!!!

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Jeni http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9159 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:53:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9159 No kidding – the company is UK based Ecotricity http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/ :)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Juliekins http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9158 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:35:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9158 I am basically bedridden and VERY sick. The Keurig has saved me. I have it near me, and can not only use it for teas (very comforting) or coffee for a kick, but use it to make cup-a-soup or many instant soups with the hot water feature. This gives me a bit of independence, and is one less thing I have to ask others to do for me. So, NO. It is NOT a bad idea to buy one.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9157 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:35:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9157 You are welcome, Samantha. And I know what you mean about them liking the smell. Ugh!

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9156 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:34:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9156 I didn’t really time it, Jennalee. Just until they were nice and soft, and could be broken up easily with a wooden spoon.

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by Andrea Reilly http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9155 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:51:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9155 Love these ideas, your very talented.

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9154 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:02:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9154 Are you kidding me? That is AWESOME, Jeni!! :D

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Comment on Why is it called Candy Corn? by Annette http://happyhooligans.ca/why-is-it-called-candy-corn/#comment-9151 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:06:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11683#comment-9151 My 15 yr old daughter tolde about this and was so excited and I responded I just assumed everybody already knew that:)

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Jeni http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9150 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:57:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9150 Funny you should say that because I am :) The energy company I use provides 100% of its electricity from renewable resources (wind, sun etc). Every little helps…down that dustbuster ;)

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