Comments for Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca Art for Kids, Kids Crafts, Kids Activities and Play Ideas Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Construction Activity Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/construction-bin/#comment-8377 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3618#comment-8377 I’ve heard the little clip=on fans by “off” are quite effective. We tend to play in the sunny/open part of our yard when it’s buggy, but I’ve heard great things about those clips. If I have to resort to bug spray, I prefer to give the children’s hats and clothing a quick spritz rather than spraying their bodies directly. Even then, I do it only rarely, as I’m really not big on the chemicals.

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Comment on Homemade Magic Kit by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-magic-kit/#comment-8375 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9335#comment-8375 Oh no, this isn’t for children to actually perform “real” magic tricks with, Michael. Toddlers aren’t likely capable of that, nor is it important to them to learn how to perform magic. This is an open-ended activity which allows kids to explore the items and use their imagination. Free-play and unstructured, imaginative play is so valuable to a child’s development. Once we start placing expectations and “right or wrong” results on an toddler/preschool activity, it usually loses it’s appeal. The “magic” here, is watching a child explore, experiment and learn in his or her own way. :)

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Comment on The Fastest, Easiest, Cheapest way to Add Running Water to your Backyard Play Space by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/running-water-backyard-play-space/#comment-8374 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:39:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15686#comment-8374 I think it’s a super idea as long as it’s well washed – maybe give it a rinse with some hot vinegar water after you’re sure all the soap is gone. It will help to get rid of any residue.

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Comment on Construction Activity Bin by Lori Stepping http://happyhooligans.ca/construction-bin/#comment-8373 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:05:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3618#comment-8373 Love this bin, Jackie! My grandsons will enjoy it as well. My question regards the problem we are having playing outside at all this summer. The mosquitos here in our yard have been so bad we have been reluctant to go outside to play. We have a lot of woods around us here. Do you have similar problems where you are? What kind of preventive measures do you use (e.g. bug repellant) with your kids before going outside? Thanks for your input.

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Comment on The Fastest, Easiest, Cheapest way to Add Running Water to your Backyard Play Space by Marcy http://happyhooligans.ca/running-water-backyard-play-space/#comment-8372 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:51:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15686#comment-8372 What are your thoughts about using a laundry detergent bottle with a push button spigot that has been thoroughly cleaned out? We have access to water on our playground, but our hose does not stay out all the time. This would be a great way to give sandy hands a rinse.

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Comment on Construction Activity Bin by Jo Waltrop (Tennessee) http://happyhooligans.ca/construction-bin/#comment-8371 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:09:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3618#comment-8371 So glad I found your site. It has some GREAT ideas. We did the dinosaur bin .A 6yr old grandson & his 4yr old cousin (a girl). They had a wonderful time. Thank you. Keep your ideas coming.c

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Charmaine http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8370 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:58:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8370 I can’t find powder paint where I’m staying but still wanted to have colored cloud dough. Chanced upon another blog called ‘Blog me mom’ and her recipe calls for baking soda and oil before adding the liquid food coloring and corn flour. The results is beautiful! I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil though as it’s expiring soon but I think the key difference is in the baking soda.

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Comment on Homemade Magic Kit by Michael Pascoe http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-magic-kit/#comment-8369 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:33:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9335#comment-8369 It’s not whether how clever I am, you included a bunch of stuff, but didn’t say what tricks they are. I am a magician and that is a big step you left out. Adding a bunch of stuff and calling it magic is not helpful it’s actually frustrating.

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Kat Beaulieu http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-8368 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:53:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-8368 Hi ~ I am doing summer camp and think this would be a great project ~ working with 3 to 8 year old ~ my question is ~ can we add many layers to start with and let it dry ~ maybe in the sun? We only have a week to get through 3 projects ~ my concern is to have them dry to be able for them to paint ! Love the idea ~ thank you ~

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Comment on 20+ FROZEN Activities & Recipes {for Anna and Elsa Fans} by mandimadeit http://happyhooligans.ca/20-frozen-activities-recipes/#comment-8367 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15727#comment-8367 Wow. So many incredible activities here. Love the frozen Elsa hands and the Fractal Soup. Genius :)

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Stacie Scheet http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8366 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:12:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8366 What is cleanup like? Does the toilet paper dry on the ground, cement, etc?

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Comment on 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Mark http://happyhooligans.ca/20-science-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/#comment-8364 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:19:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15353#comment-8364 Absolutely love the idea of gigantic bubbles for kids. My four year old has a bubble machine and will no doubt love trying this idea on the weekend. I will post a link on my site http://www.excitedkids.com to this page as these are great.

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Comment on 20+ FROZEN Activities & Recipes {for Anna and Elsa Fans} by Angie http://happyhooligans.ca/20-frozen-activities-recipes/#comment-8363 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:13:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15727#comment-8363 Hi, this is beautiful! You don’t perhaps have any Monster High ideas such as these?

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures Activity for Kids by Monique http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-ice-sculptures-activity/#comment-8362 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:58:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15239#comment-8362 Maybe I missed it but I didn’t see anything in the instructions about making a larger block of ice for the base. Seems like you should add that in, since sticking things to a larger block is part of the instructions. It looks like you just used a repurposed plastic food container?

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Comment on Homemade Magic Kit by Stacy McDermott (@StyleMyParty) http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-magic-kit/#comment-8361 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:08:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9335#comment-8361 How clever are you? I just like the idea that it’s super cheap and almost more fun being made out of everyday items you may find in your cupboard. I’ve added it to my favourites, take a peek or magic yourself over! It’s featured on my party blog post http://www.stylemyparty.co.uk/blog/perfect-party-hats/ :)

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Kahlen http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8358 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:44:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8358 Absolutely beautiful. I think of the yellow oil as sunshine filtering through the water.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Sensory Stations - The Chaos and the Clutter http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-8357 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:55:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-8357 […] cream painting, fingerpainting, condensed milk painting, freezie painting, ice painting, puffy paint, face […]

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Comment on Magna Doodle Activities by Mallika http://happyhooligans.ca/magna-doodle-activities/#comment-8356 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:21:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9533#comment-8356 This is really awesome post. I’l start teaching my kid. Thank you som much for the lovely post.

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Comment on Milk Jug Bird Feeder by Jacquie http://happyhooligans.ca/milk-jug-bird-feeder/#comment-8355 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:37:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12068#comment-8355 I have made three. The holes all varying sizes thanks to the direction of the knife: Now to find some branches, and place then around the garden. I am hoping the Tui’s (Native Bird here in Nz) smell the seed. I know the wax eyes will ( another native bird ).

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by Howard hannon http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-8353 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:09:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-8353 Is once a month too much,he plays 12 months a year,2-3 times a week,yes we are in Montreal so it is freezing In winter ,I will make sure he leaves his bag in garage ,he used to bring his bag downstairs in the basement ,his equipment smells so good now ,before u could die from the smell. Could u put the helmut in a front load machine on gentle wash. What do u think. Thanks again,my wife is so happy she wanted to throw his eguipment in the garbage. Thanks again

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-8352 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:49:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-8352 I wouldn’t want to over-do it as it may cause wear and tear. I generally do my boys’ a couple times per season, our season is 6 months long, and our winters are freezing here, so we store the gear in the garage during the week, which tends to freeze and somewhat de-stink the stuff.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by Howard hannon http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-8351 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:55:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-8351 Great ,what a relief,the smell was horrid One question if ur playing hockey 2-3 times a week,how many times should u put the equipment in the washing machine. ,I used purex wth oxy ,used vinegar as softener and 1/3 cup of oxy. Once a week, every 2 weeks or once a month
Thanks hockey Dad

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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie by Honey http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-8350 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:16:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-8350 Just used this recipe and it’s currently in the oven!! I’m making it for my little brother for his birthday! Fingers crossed all goes well! Thank you very much for sharing! :)

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by Carolynricks http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-8349 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:49:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-8349 I paint rocks and use nails with different size heads to make dots.they turn out really good.

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8348 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:36:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8348 That’s the great thing about this wonderful internet, Jenni, no-one forces you to make or try everything you see. If you don’t like an idea, you can just pass it by. Or, like you said – you can modify it to suit your own tastes. Instead of leaving a negative comment behind though, you might’ve simply said “thanks for the inspiration”. We bloggers are, after all, simply sharing things we’ve done or made at home.

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Comment on Cork Owls by Sofie Vandersmissen http://happyhooligans.ca/cork-owls/#comment-8347 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11672#comment-8347 These owls look great thanks for the idea! I made 2 cork owls too!

Here are the links: http://365-owls.blogspot.be/2014/07/nr-3-cork-owl-girl.html & http://365-owls.blogspot.be/2014/07/nr-4-cork-owl-boy.html .

Greetings, Sofie

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Jenni http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8346 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:57:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8346 Would be much better if it were real food …. Thought it was actually a recipe and was sorely disappointed ….. Great idea tho think I am going to make a recipe that is based on that idea but edible and healthy ….
Hope kids don’t eat that :-/

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8345 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:58:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8345 Glad to hear it’s a hit at your house, too, Crystal!

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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-8344 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:57:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8344 You’re so welcome, Tawny! And guess what! Your boy is due on my birthday!! Congratulations to you and your little man! Hope to hear that he’s doing our activities one day. :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by TAWNY http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8343 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:34:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8343 I do not have any children of my own yet. My first, boy, is due August 9th, 2014. I’ve come across this page on my Facebook and because I’ve planned my son, still planning I will definitely be bookmarking this site for future activities! :) I do have nieces that I think would LOVE something like this so I may even get a chance to “practice early!” Thank you so much for all these fun, creative activities!!

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Crystal Potter http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8342 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:30:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8342 This is one of my 3-year-old’s favorite activites! We have made it many times with many different colors. There’s ALWAYS glitter involved. My daughter is very much in a princess phase though so she calls it “princess play-doh.” :) Thank you for sharing this fun post, I’m going to feature it on my own blog very soon!

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Comment on toilet roll reindeer by Mike Goodman http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-8341 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:15:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-8341 These are wonderful! Toddlers can do it and it leaves plenty of room for imagination.

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Comment on Rag Star Christmas Ornaments by 20 Star Ornaments | Hidden Treasure Crafts and Quilting http://happyhooligans.ca/rag-star-ornaments/#comment-8337 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:39:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1758#comment-8337 […] – Rag Star Christmas Ornaments from Happy Hooligans This ornament is made by wrapping a chenille stem with fabric […]

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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-8335 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:17:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8335 Yay! So glad you enjoyed it!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-8334 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:17:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-8334 Good point. It would’ve been more accurate to describe the detergent as being “free of ‘nasty’ chemicals”. Thanks for the heads up.

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-8332 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:19:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-8332 Will be making this weekend for the kids I watch to play with next week! Looks awesome!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Asia Pietrulewicz http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8331 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:28:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8331 I tried it with different detergent, didn’t work so well. Next time I’ll try Fairy. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll order Dawn in an US-import drug store.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Julia http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8330 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:49:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8330 Hi. I am from australia too. Would love to know where you found the powdered paint? Thanks!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by patrick http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-8329 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:32:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-8329 I liked your article, but I think it’s a little naive to say that your detergent is chemical-free. Nothing is chemical free. Oxygen is a chemical. Water is a chemical. The glucose in plants and amylase in your spit are chemicals. All matter in the universe is made up of chemicals. Any chemical in certain doses and modes if exposure can be potentially harmful. Any chemical manufactured for human use or consumption has undergone tests for years, sometimes decades before they make it to the shelves, but that’s not to say that they can’t still be “bad” for you in certain doses.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Miss Jo http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8326 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:16:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8326 Just did this today (No added color) with my summer camp group. LOVED IT!!!! Everyone in the camp came to see what we were doing. Smells great and although it was a bit messy, it was soooo worth it! I am forever searching around for fun things to do with my kids and your ideas are by far the best! So glad I found you!

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Comment on 20+ FROZEN Activities & Recipes {for Anna and Elsa Fans} by veronica http://happyhooligans.ca/20-frozen-activities-recipes/#comment-8320 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:22:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15727#comment-8320 WOW! I have LOTS of litle ones come visit..thanks for these projects that are fun, eye-catching and pretty easy

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by 10 Budget-Friendly Water Play Ideas for Summer | Dollar Store Mom Frugal Fun – Crafts for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-8319 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:04:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-8319 […] Dinosaur Activity Bin – Is water not enticing enough for your kids? How about water plus […]

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Comment on 20+ FROZEN Activities & Recipes {for Anna and Elsa Fans} by Sara @ Mom Endeavors http://happyhooligans.ca/20-frozen-activities-recipes/#comment-8318 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:53:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15727#comment-8318 Thanks so much for including the Frozen printables & coloring pages! We’ve had SO much fun with Frozen activities this year – we even did a Frozen birthday party, complete with DIY Olaf Shirts, Sven & Kristoff Ice Block Races, & various fun foods (all on the blog)!

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Comment on icicle ornaments: beads and pipe cleaners by bonnie happell http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-8317 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:33:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-8317 Thanks, I will give it a try also, you have so much good things to do and we have been having a lot of fun.

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Comment on icicle ornaments: beads and pipe cleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-8316 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:49:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-8316 Do you know about Pinterest, Bonnie? If you were on pinterest, you could just “pin” all of the posts that you see to a visual bulletin board. You can have multiple boards organized by topic. It’s an excellent way to “store” your favourite posts with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.

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Comment on The Fastest, Easiest, Cheapest way to Add Running Water to your Backyard Play Space by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/running-water-backyard-play-space/#comment-8315 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:47:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15686#comment-8315 Well, that is just a brilliant suggestion, Pixie! Thank you! One of my best friends is married to a vet. I’m going to check with him!

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Comment on The Fastest, Easiest, Cheapest way to Add Running Water to your Backyard Play Space by Pixie http://happyhooligans.ca/running-water-backyard-play-space/#comment-8314 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:38:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15686#comment-8314 My mother works as a vet nurse. Vet clinics that do surgeries can go through barrels of distilled water once a week or less. As a consequence I was able to source an easy half dozen or more -clean- 20L water barrels for water play all year ’round. As the toddlers and babies would often struggle with the tap I could set it on the tiniest trickle which would minimise water waste and create this beautiful calm aesthetic.

The first time I put a water barrel out in the sandpit there was a cluster of about 8 preschoolers and toddlers around it, carefully filling containers and waiting turns with -zero- conflict. When our director had the barrels put away after a parent complaint about water play over winter (this made me rather angry as it was a poorly informed and weak choice) my mud pie kitchen went from having most children spending 20minutes + (often up to an hour) in that playspace with water, to having maybe 3 children spend 10 minutes in it without water.

So check at vet clinics and hospitals and dental surgeries. They’re bound to have clean barrels they’d otherwise just throw. And that’s absolutely free.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8310 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:17:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8310 I don’t use oxy-clean, Catherine. My recipe is just borax and washing soda along with the Ivory soap and water. I’m only familiar with the liquid recipe. I’ve never used a homemade powder recipe, but I’m sure if you google it, you’ll be able to find powder recipes which tell you how much to use.

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Comment on icicle ornaments: beads and pipe cleaners by bonnie happell http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-8309 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:59:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-8309 I am not good with some computer things..how do I copy the directions for the icicle beaded ornament. Thanks

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Comment on The Fastest, Easiest, Cheapest way to Add Running Water to your Backyard Play Space by Jenny http://happyhooligans.ca/running-water-backyard-play-space/#comment-8308 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:13:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15686#comment-8308 I got out our camping water carrier today and my daughter was very pleased, I couldn’t believe how quick she emptied it though! Mainly on the floor “watering the plants” (grass)!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by catherine9192 http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8307 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:44:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8307 How much oxy clean do you add to your powdered mix? And how much of the powder do you put in each load (I have a front loader). I though I was being space saving by making it powdered then realized I don’t know how to use it that way!

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Comment on Sidewalk Chalk and Water Painting Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-chalk-water-painting-activity/#comment-8303 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:23:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15668#comment-8303 Oops! I just now realized that I’d listed paint as one of the materials. I’ve removed that from the list now, Priscilla. So sorry for that typo!

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Comment on Sidewalk Chalk and Water Painting Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-chalk-water-painting-activity/#comment-8302 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:22:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15668#comment-8302 Whoops! I didn’t realize I had “paint” in the supply list! So sorry, ladies! I was wondering where you got the idea that you needed paint. Smacking forehead! I’ve edited the post now. Yes. All you need is chalk, water and a paintbrush. The “painting” is done with water. Again, so sorry!

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Comment on Sidewalk Chalk and Water Painting Activity by Priscilla http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-chalk-water-painting-activity/#comment-8299 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:21:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15668#comment-8299 Ok, I thought it was on the list of required materials. I love the great ideas that I use for my grand children when they visit. They think I am a wizard!

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Comment on Sidewalk Chalk and Water Painting Activity by Glenda Bohnet http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-chalk-water-painting-activity/#comment-8298 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:10:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15668#comment-8298 I’m following up on Priscilla’s comment. In the “things you’ll need” you listed paint, but I didn’t see you use actual paint. So that’s more of just the motion or activity part, right? You really just need chalk, water and a paintbrush? Am I interpreting it correctly? I want to do this tomorrow! :)

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Donna Detty http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-8297 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:14:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-8297 Cut tops from bottles and use this technique to make plant pots, pencil (or sharpie) holders, tooth brush holders, rolled wash cloths, cotton balls… The possibilities are endless!!! Use the rubbing alcohol bottle for the tooth brush/pencil holders! Of course you will have to decorate one side at a time and completely dry before moving on to the next side.

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Comment on Teaching Spreading Skills with Blocks and Shaving Cream by Meri Cherry http://happyhooligans.ca/teaching-spreading-skills-shaving-cream/#comment-8296 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:53:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15392#comment-8296 This is such a great idea Jackie! I just love it and so will my kids!! Thank you!

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Comment on Mud Play – More Fun In Our Back Yard {Portable} Mud Pit by Add Running Water to your Backyard Play Space http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-play-more-fun-in-our-mobile-mud-pit/#comment-8295 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:39:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3455#comment-8295 […] You have to have running water when you’re getting messy in our mobile mud-pit. . […]

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Comment on Sidewalk Chalk and Water Painting Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-chalk-water-painting-activity/#comment-8293 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:47:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15668#comment-8293 We’re painting with water over top of the chalk, Priscilla.

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Comment on Sidewalk Chalk and Water Painting Activity by priscilla http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-chalk-water-painting-activity/#comment-8292 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:15:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15668#comment-8292 Where does the paint come into use? It is one of the materials listed but I don’t see where you use it.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-8291 Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:11:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-8291 I write about preschool activities, Nancy, but you can check out the blog and facebook page called Frugal Fun for Boys. She has 4 sons in and about that age group, and lots of activities geared especially to boys of that age.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Nancy T http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-8290 Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:37:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-8290 Hi I’m wondering how you could get kids form k to gr 5 interested but not bored ( especially the boys) I have up to 15 kids in my before and after school group.

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by Susen Malkowski Kuchta http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-8289 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:32:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-8289 I always forget to put the scissors out with playdough, I have to remember to do this next time!!

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Comment on icicle ornaments: beads and pipe cleaners by Alison http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-8287 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:34:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-8287 Hi Jackie, I am a teacher of students with learning difficulties and also run a Messy Church once a month and your ideas have been invaluable! Thank you so much

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Comment on Sidewalk Chalk and Water Painting Activity by aletao http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-chalk-water-painting-activity/#comment-8286 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:43:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15668#comment-8286 I saw some kids doing this while waiting for the 4th of July fireworks. It was really cute. My son can’t do this right now, though because he still wants to chew on everything :)

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-8285 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:42:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-8285 Yes, dry erase markers will wash off of skin, Thamara. The ones we have do anyway.

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Comment on rainbow playdough by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-8284 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:41:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-8284 Hi Misty. Sorry, but I’m not sure what recipe book you’re referring to. I do have a preschool activity e-book available for download on my blog, but it’s never been “new and improved”, and it’s never been offered free of charge. It’s an 8.99 download that was offered for a couple of dollars less back in April, but that discount was only available for a week when the book was first released. Perhaps you can give me a little more info so I might understand what book you’re referring to.

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-8283 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:34:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-8283 Of course, Jeb!

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by Jeb http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-8282 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:24:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-8282 Does this count as a bath since soap is used?

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Comment on rainbow playdough by Misty O'Dell http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-8281 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:32:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-8281 Hey love your ideas, everything we have tried from your blog has worked and the kudos have enjoyed it. Just wanted to update that the recipe ebook link connects to a $8.99 downloaded “new and improved” ebook rather than the free version…

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Thamara http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-8280 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:01:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-8280 Hi there! Super awesome idea. I was just curious as to whether or not you can get the ink from the skin. You answered a similar comment above but only with respect to surfaces. What about little hands, fingers and faces?

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Samanthia Hall http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-8279 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:29:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-8279 I took apart an activity book. Then I put the pages into page protectors, with card stock between I also put the pencil pouch with dry erase markers and Visa vi (overhead pens). I put all of this in 2″ under.
As my granddaughter grew I changed out the pages.
I used pages with lines for her to practice printing. Now she is learning to tell time. I put in a page of clock faces, she draws on hands.

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8278 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:34:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8278 I used one of each for this batch, Marie.

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Marie http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8277 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:48:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8277 How many bars of soap did you use and loo roll?

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Comment on toilet roll reindeer by 10 Christmas in July Crafts for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-8276 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:36:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-8276 […] Toilet Roll Reindeer […]

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by 10 Christmas in July Crafts {for Kids to Make} - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-8275 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:35:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-8275 […] Twig Star Ornaments […]

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Comment on 10 Christmas Crafts for Kids – cute and easy homemade ornaments by seashell ornaments - happy hooligans - easy christmas crafts for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-crafts/#comment-8274 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:31:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=249#comment-8274 […] hooligans and I have made some pretty cute Christmas Crafts over the years; there are our toilet roll snowmen, our toilet roll reindeer, our CD snowman […]

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Comment on Plastic Icicle Ornaments by 10 Christmas in July Crafts {for Kids to Make} - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/plastic-icicle-ornaments/#comment-8273 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:26:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1826#comment-8273 […] Plastic Icicles […]

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by 10 Christmas in July Crafts {for Kids to Make} - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-8272 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:20:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-8272 […] carols through the neighbourhood. What fun!  I’ve rounded up 10 of my all-time favourite easy Christmas crafts for you and your kids to get busy with if you’re planning on decking the halls for a […]

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Comment on 30+ Fairy Crafts and Activities for Kids by Amy @ Wildflower Ramblings http://happyhooligans.ca/30-fairy-crafts-activities-kids/#comment-8271 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:50:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15571#comment-8271 So so cute!! Thank you so much for including our clothespin fairies, Jackie!!

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Terrier V Tyrannosurus Rex…..the unlikely battle | grandmafootstep http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-8270 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:42:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-8270 […] will probably stock or get in for you.  For more dinosaur play I would suggest looking at http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/ or visting your local and national […]

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Comment on Water Bin with Tubes and Funnels by marge http://happyhooligans.ca/water-bin-with-pvc-pipes/#comment-8269 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:07:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3655#comment-8269 My 11 year old granddaughter loves your website. We found her in the kitchen blowing bubbles with paper towel tubes.

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Marie http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8268 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:42:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8268 Will it last a second day?

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Sarah Osborne http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-8267 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:30:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-8267 Is the difference the amount made? I use 1 pkg yeast, 3 tblsp oil, 3/4 tsp salt, 8-11 oz water, and 4 cups flour mixed in the bread maker on dough setting. It takes 90 minutes and I get three cookie sheet size pizzas. I like this for the quickness, but would want to get more than just one crust out of it.

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Comment on ghost mud by Cleaninup Kate http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud/#comment-8266 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:41:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1489#comment-8266 The boys and I finally got around to making this today. We sat out in the front yard and watched the construction on our street as we made it. The boys were making digger and bulldozer sounds the entire time. Interestingly, my 5 year old enjoyed the entire process and spent a good 1/2 hour “working” the mud, while my 2 year old loved grating the soap and throwing the toilet paper around but NOT the ripping of the toilet paper or the playing with the “mud” – and he’s the “messy” one.

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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-8265 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:22:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8265 Wonderful to hear, Molly! I’m so glad it worked for yoU!

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Comment on Homemade Glue by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-8264 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:21:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-8264 No, I wouldn’t recommend it, Amanda.

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Comment on Homemade Glue by amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-8263 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:13:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-8263 Do you think I could preserve a puzzle with this glue?

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Molly http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8262 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:58:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8262 So I tried it out with the sharpies and it worked great… The kids liked drawing things behind it and didn’t use a lot of crayon so you could still see the background.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-8261 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:37:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-8261 I think it would have to be spray varnish, Marie. You can’t use a sealer that you brush on because it will smear the ink. You can’t leave it unfinished because the ink would rub off. All I can think of is the spray varnish, and I *think* any kind would work.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Marie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-8260 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:59:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-8260 Love this idea!! Will any kind of spray varnish work? Or is there anything else that would work in sealing in the Sharpie ink?

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8259 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:45:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8259 Just did this today, my 4 yr old loved it, my 22 month old was confused and just wanted real mud, so real mud he got, while his sister enjoyed her clean mud:) She made a snowman (Olaf) and we are drying him to see what happens, if anything. So much fun!

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by TheBoyandMe http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8258 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:17:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8258 Starry night is my absolute favourite Van Gogh painting, love this and will definitely be trying this method.

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Comment on 30+ Fairy Crafts and Activities for Kids by Danya Banya http://happyhooligans.ca/30-fairy-crafts-activities-kids/#comment-8255 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:35:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15571#comment-8255 Oh goodness, I can see fairy sparkles all over my laptop after reading this post! Thanks for including our fairy door in this sparkly, tinkly round up. :)

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Comment on Backyard Play Ideas by Ismerkedjetek a vízzel! | Játsszunk együtt! http://happyhooligans.ca/in-our-big-back-yard/#comment-8254 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:12:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=250#comment-8254 […] (forrás: Happy hooligans) […]

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Natalia http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8252 Sun, 06 Jul 2014 06:21:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8252 My 2y.o. will enjoy it :) Thank you!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8251 Sun, 06 Jul 2014 03:51:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8251 Hiya, Google will help you convert litres to gallons. I think it’s about 4 to 1. Any laundry bar soap will work. I’m not sure about the Borax and washing soda. I’ve heard my followers say you can get it at Coles. Does that name ring a bell with you? You can make your own washing soda too. Did you see the link in the post that will take you to the instructions?

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by fairouz http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-8250 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:29:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-8250 thanx alot u have helped us with this great ideas i have already started with strews but the foam and plough are brilliant

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Comment on Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe by Karee http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-guacamole/#comment-8249 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:29:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12555#comment-8249 This looks like the perfect, easy-to-make guacamole recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Nevine guzel http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8248 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:56:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8248 Hi darling.., any chance you can help us Aussies out down under?? I have no idea what soap to try? And would be similar here as far as the washing soda and borax is?!! And we don’t even know what a gallon us??! Lol.. ;) any help would be appreciated! Thanks :)

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Comment on Muddy Car Wash Activity for Kids by {Mobile} Mud Kitchen - Kids Activities Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-8247 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:00:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-8247 […] you’re looking more mud-play inspiration, pop on over and see our muddy car-wash activity!  It’s always a huge hit with the under 5 […]

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Comment on 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by mummabw http://happyhooligans.ca/20-science-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/#comment-8246 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:14:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15353#comment-8246 Love these – thank you! I’ve already tried some of them out from previous blog posts of yours!

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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-8245 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:31:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8245 Awesome idea!

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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-8244 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:30:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8244 If it’s water-based, I don’t think it will work.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by 10 Expert Mum Tips For Laundry Organisation - Triple T Mum http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8243 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:05:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8243 […] 7. Make your own liquid detergent to use in top loader or front loader machines. Save yourself hundreds of dollars! Jackie from Happy Hooligans shares how she makes her homemade liquid laundry detergent. […]

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Kauai http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8242 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:21:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8242 Can I use the liquid tempera paint instead of powdered tempera paint for the cloud dough?

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Micheal http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8241 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:36:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8241 We are doing a red, white, and blue theme for the Fourth. Probably with glitter since my youngest hooligan is 7. These are going to be so great”

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Window Art with Foam Shapes and Water - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-8240 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:18:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-8240 […] Homemade Waterwall […]

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8239 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:16:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8239 It will stay that way until you crumble it up, Amy. Although it looks fluffy, it’s actually hard and solid, but can be crushed to a powder easily just by squeezing it.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by AMY G http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8238 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:01:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8238 HOW LONG DOES THE SOAP STAY FLUFFY???

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Window Art with Foam Shapes and Water - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-8237 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 03:51:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-8237 […] Dino Bin […]

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8236 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:11:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8236 Very interesting, Nancy. Never?

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Anna http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8235 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:26:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8235 We just made these for a preschool program. We called them sink-or-float bottles. We added small seashells and the larger glitter shapes. It was a great demonstration of what the word displacement means. The kids and parents loved them. :)

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Nancy http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8234 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:07:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8234 Shake it too much and it never separates again. Very disappointed in this project.

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Soup Activity – Ice Play for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-activity-ice-play-kids/#comment-8233 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:43:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15531#comment-8233 We LOVE our “mobile mud pit”, Linda! That’s what I call our wheelbarrow when I fill it with mud! One of our favourite things to haul out in spring time!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8232 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:42:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8232 Yes, I think any thick, unconcentrated soap would likely work, Nataly. I’ve heard that Palmolive is good, and if you’re in the UK, a brand called Fairy works well, apparently.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Nataly Ponce http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8231 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:26:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8231 Hi! I don’t live in the US so Dawn soap it’s not available, would any other liquid soap woul work? Thanks!

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Soup Activity – Ice Play for Kids by Linda Fayerweather http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-activity-ice-play-kids/#comment-8230 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:08:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15531#comment-8230 What a great website/blog. I love all your outdoor activities. in the 80′s I had a school age day care and summer camp. My kids loved to garden and go on outside adventures but the most favorite was always “mud day” where we made a huge wheel barrow of mud and played – hosing off required and different clothes. Your activities brought back all kinds of wonder memories – thanks. Linda

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Comment on Homemade Glue by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-8229 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:35:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-8229 No, but they look verrrry interesting, Bethany!

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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-8228 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:34:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8228 I’m in Canada too, Khayejae. I would try Michael’s crafts or a teacher’s supply store. If you have a specialized art store in your area (We have a Curry’s Art Supply in Whitby), they might carry it. If all else fails, see if you can get it from Amazon.ca. Most things that I order through them arrive the next day. Seriously! Less than 24 hours later. They’re amazing.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by KhayeJae http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8227 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:57:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8227 Where in Canada can I find tempera paint powder? I have called a few stores but I have no idea really where to start looking.
(I’m in Canada)
I really don’t want to wait to order online. Such a hassle.
Thanks :)

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Bethany K http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-8226 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:27:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-8226 Have you ever tried these crafty dab glue tubes? They remind me of those amber sponge top glue I used to use. I saw them on Amazon but haven’t tried them yet. http://www.amazon.com/Crafty-FoamWashable-School-Craft-White/dp/B0042SX2H4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1404329065&sr=8-3&keywords=crafty+dab+school+glue

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Comment on Muddy Car Wash Activity for Kids by a few of my favorite things | While You Were Napping http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-8225 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:26:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-8225 […] http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/ We did not do the MUD because I am not that brave. […]

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Comment on Which months have 31 days by Lynsy Jaymes http://happyhooligans.ca/trick-to-remember-which-months-have-31-days/#comment-8224 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:04:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9478#comment-8224 Oh wait no that’s not right lol because August starts on 31 again after July having 31. Sorryyyyy

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Comment on Which months have 31 days by Lynsy Jaymes http://happyhooligans.ca/trick-to-remember-which-months-have-31-days/#comment-8223 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:02:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9478#comment-8223 So really… It’s just every other month? 30 then 31 then 30 etc.. I didn’t realise that.

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Comment on Which months have 31 days by Jo http://happyhooligans.ca/trick-to-remember-which-months-have-31-days/#comment-8222 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:16:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9478#comment-8222 I taught this to my Miss last week and she loves it! I also taught her the finger trick for multiplying by 9. I think shes the only 5 year old I know that can do her 9 times table! But she loves it!

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-8221 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:13:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-8221 Sure you can, Otilla. The sealer just adds a nice finished shine to them and protects the paint from scratching/wearing off.

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by Otilia http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-8220 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:59:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-8220 Can i do them without using a paint sealer? #getyourcraftone

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Rainbow rice | Knocked out Jacq http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-8219 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:42:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-8219 […] and Joe seem to want to taste EVERYTHING, this seemed like a safer option, so I googled and found this ‘recipe’. It worked really well (although I used plastic bags and spread the rice out to dry on grease proof […]

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by Frozen Fractals Soup Activity - Ice Play for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-8218 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:43:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-8218 […] Baby Bath Station […]

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8217 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:22:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8217 Any kind should work, Rosemary. I never take note of the brand that I use, and we’ve made it lots of times over the year. I’m sure I probably use a different brand every time because I only ever buy what’s on sale, so it varies from week to week here.

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Comment on Ice Age Bin – A Captivating Activity for Preschoolers! by Sara http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-age-bin/#comment-8216 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:21:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3675#comment-8216 We did the dino dig months ago (I used a giant tub because we had -25 F temps and I took advantage!) and my kids are asking me all the time when we can do it again. I like this idea because I can use a smaller tub and colored salt. Great – thanks!!

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Shimmering http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-8215 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:20:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-8215 If you want colored rice, cook plain rice a little less than al dante first, then when its still hot, mix the colors you want in milk or water, pour it over the rice and put the lid over the rice. Heat up the rice one more time for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat. Let the rice stay like this for 20-30 mins. If possible try to make the lid air tight.
Or you can put the whole thing in the oven and cook the rice for 30-40 mins on 350F
Then just fluff it and you ll get a mix of white rice with colored grains. You can use multiple colors.

Also if your kids are allergic to food coloring or you simply dont want to use it, you can even use turmeric, beet juice, mint/spinach juice.

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Rosemary http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8214 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:43:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8214 What type of toilet paper did you use? I have a feeling if you use the wrong type it won’t turn out quite as well.

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by Julie http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-8213 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:14:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-8213 Just made this now for my 2kids, they are havin SO MUCH FUN in the sun!! Love it

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-8212 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:43:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-8212 I wonder if there was some food residue in the jars, Heather? The only way I could see mould developing is if there were some bacteria introduced to either the jars or the paints themselves. Strange!

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-8211 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:18:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-8211 I did this a fee years ago. Unfortunately my paint started to get moldy stored in the jars. I ended up freezing the leftovers in ice cube trays so I didn’t have to throw it out.

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Comment on Ice Age Bin – A Captivating Activity for Preschoolers! by Helen http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-age-bin/#comment-8210 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:49:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3675#comment-8210 I did a similar idea for the niece’s Christmas presents. Instead of just giving them money, I froze coins in large tubs of ice. I gave them each a hammer and they had to wait a while to find out why. Was just as much fun for the adults watching them go crazy on the back lawn to get their money out!!

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Comment on Ice Age Bin – A Captivating Activity for Preschoolers! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-age-bin/#comment-8209 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:35:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3675#comment-8209 Actually, all salt is toxic, Brittany. Table salt should be kept out of reach of children as well as it can be fatal if too much is ingested. The driveway salt we use is the same as rock salt, which is used when making homemade ice cream. It’s not added to the ice cream for ingested, but used to as an agent to change the temperature of the ice. As always, supervision is key, and if you think there is a risk of your child ingesting the salt, it’s best to hold off on this activity until they’re older.

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Comment on Ice Age Bin – A Captivating Activity for Preschoolers! by Brittany http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-age-bin/#comment-8208 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:02:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3675#comment-8208 Most driveway salts are toxic and have clear labeling on them about their danger.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by A Celebration with Rice | Seeking Shade http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-8207 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:26:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-8207 […] here to find out how I dyed the rice. I used only 3 ingredients: Rice, vinegar and food […]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Allison http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8206 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:45:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8206 I’m laughing because I made this same recipe this week (from another mom’s site) and thought the same thing (oh, this does NOT look like it worked) and then it did, brillantly, and I about 1 cup of bubble lasted 15-20 minutes (with my one big wand while the other kids ran around popping them) versus the store bought stuff that I went through a giant bottle in two afternoons! This stuff is awesome! :) And now, I feel validated too that YOU, the expert that I wish were closer so that you could play with :) my kids, use the same mixture. Fun! Fun! Fun! Thanks for always sharing your ideas and talents. I have so many things from your site on my summer bucket list! Thanks!

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by Clare's Little Tots http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-8205 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:35:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-8205 Love the idea of adding salt to this. We did it recently but just used warm water but this looks way more fun :-)

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Jody http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8204 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:30:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8204 We did this today with Dove sensitive fragrance-free soap. Worked perfectly! Thanks for the idea!

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Mother’s Day Necklace Made by Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-8203 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:28:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-8203 […] for Preschoolers (Teach Preschool) 8 Simple Mother’s Day Crafts (Kids Activities Blog) Paper Mache’ Bowls for Mother’s Day (Happy Hooligans) Available from […]

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Preschool Counting Activity for Spring http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-8202 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:26:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-8202 […] and preschoolers can learn their colors, shapes and numbers with this homemade drop box. (Happy […]

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8201 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8201 Great way to stretch the activity, Nicole! Let us know how the volcano works!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by phyllis hicks http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-8200 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:30:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-8200 love stuff like this thanks for the ideals

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8199 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:41:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8199 We have just this & the kids loved it, especially the throwing the toilet paper around the yard! We moulded ours into a volcano & are going to try the bicarbonate & vinegar trick to see it it works. Not sure how much it will dry out but figured it was worth a try. We also froze some to see if it changed it… Thanks for the awesome ideas!

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Comment on Ice Age Bin – A Captivating Activity for Preschoolers! by carolann http://happyhooligans.ca/ice-age-bin/#comment-8198 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:35:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3675#comment-8198 Please be careful when choosing driveway salt as some contain harmful chemicals. I just use sea salt or other table salt and it works fine.

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8197 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:20:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8197 Wonderful, Bryony! I like the idea of adding coconut oil!

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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-8196 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:20:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8196 What a brilliant suggestion, Donna! Thank you for sharing!

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by donna ehrenberg http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8195 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:12:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8195 If you don’t have an apron for the pattern you could use the child’s shirt to get the sizing. lay it flat on some paper and Trace from the under the arm down both shirt sides to how long you want it beyond the bottom of the shirt. make a line from side to side across for the bottom. Now measure in toward the center one to two inches from the under arm end and redraw that line for the angle of the apron front. Make a line straight across from mid height on the arm hole to the same height on the other side(directly across just below where their collar bone would be) this line will be the apron top. Now draw a line from the mid arm end of line to the under arm end of the other line. Now you will have the shape of an apron and can put on ties to size for the child. Ps. I always fold new patterns I draw in half on the center line, this is a check to be sure the sides match. Happy child raising.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by URL http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8194 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:11:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8194 … [Trackback]

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Bryony http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8193 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:24:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8193 We (nearly 2 and 4 yr old daughters) used a normal bar of soap and it worked well.. We used a teaspoon of coconut oil afterwards to help replenish the skin afterwards ;)

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-8191 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:23:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-8191 That’s a fantastic idea!

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-8190 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:22:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-8190 Yes, you can absolutely use liquid colouring for any of my recipes, Lyn. I just prefer the gels because the colours are so much more intense, and you only need a little bit, so they last forever. I blow through those little bottles of liquid colouring in no time because I find I need to use much more to get intense colouring.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Arts and crafts and projects | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8189 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:15:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8189 […] Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. 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 […]

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Comment on easy glass ornaments by joan barnes http://happyhooligans.ca/clear-glass-christmas-balls/#comment-8188 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:20:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1797#comment-8188 Where do i buy the glass ornaments from live in the u.k.

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Kent Chia http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8187 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:16:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8187 Thanks, will try it out provided I can find ivory soap in Asia Singapore…

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Shannon http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-8186 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:16:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-8186 Love the idea but was told while on a nature center field trip that chocolate cheerios are toxic to birds both pet and wild. Plain ones are good though!

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Lyn delcamp http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-8185 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:21:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-8185 for many of your recipes….can you use regular liquid food coloring ?? or must it be the gel kind ? Love all the ideas….I have 2 active boys….keep the ideas coming :)

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by mwass http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-8184 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:27:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-8184 I use old picture albumes put paper under under plastic and old socks for eraesers

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8183 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:14:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8183 We’ve not had any staining, Desiree, but if you’re concerned I would just have the children wear old clothing or smocks/aprons.

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by Damjana http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-8182 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:41:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-8182 Hello,
an amazing picture, it immediately drew my attention and – I tried the recipe.
However, I made a mistake I hope other recipe users won’t repeat – I decided to use dried sweet paprika powder as coloring (I usually try to use as many natural ingredients as possible). It turned out looking just the same as regular play sand. :( The kid did not even notice any difference.
Lesson learned: when I make cloud dough again (oh, an I surely will) I will stick to your recipe and use one of the fancy coloring options, apple green or blue, just like yours. :)

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Desirée http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8181 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:49:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8181 I am just wondering, as I don’t work with baby oil ever, do I need to be concerned about clothing stains? Thanks!

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Comment on 4th of July Twig Ornaments by Pat Gabriel http://happyhooligans.ca/4th-july-twig-ornaments/#comment-8180 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:27:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15436#comment-8180 Thank you for thinking of us and our holiday. Love the stars, my grandkids will love making them.

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Comment on 2-Ingredient GOOP Recipe by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/2-ingredient-goop-recipe/#comment-8179 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:31:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15474#comment-8179 My kids love this stuff! I’m from New York and we call it oobleck, based on the Dr Suess book “Bartholomew and the Oobleck”. So easy to make and so easy to clean up! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by The Drop Box: Our Favorite {Homemade} Fine Motor Toy for Toddlers - My Nearest And Dearest http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-8178 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:13:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-8178 […] made our first drop box after reading the post Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers over at Happy Hooligans (that whole site is an amazing resource for parents and teachers of […]

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Comment on 2-Ingredient GOOP Recipe by Martha http://happyhooligans.ca/2-ingredient-goop-recipe/#comment-8177 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:40:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15474#comment-8177 I teach art to kindergarten through 5th graders and have been following your posts for about a year. I just have to say that I bet your hooligans are more than fit to be ready for school when it’s time to go, and that I’m sure they miss you dearly when they do. Thanks for taking the time to share your work – err – fun!

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Comment on 4th of July Twig Ornaments by MLB http://happyhooligans.ca/4th-july-twig-ornaments/#comment-8176 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:05:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15436#comment-8176 As a Canadian, I would just make two reds and one white, hang the white in the middle. Love!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Shazia http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8175 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:45:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8175 Thanks. I found both from safe way. Detergent is really good.

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Comment on 2-Ingredient GOOP Recipe by cecilelacourdespetits http://happyhooligans.ca/2-ingredient-goop-recipe/#comment-8174 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:18:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15474#comment-8174 My kids love that too !
We call it slime, What’s the difference between Goop and slime ? (I don’t make slime with Borax, not easy to find in France).
You can see my Slime here : http://www.lacourdespetits.com/recette-du-slime-fait-maison-sans-borax/

Thanks for all your wonderful ideas !

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Comment on 2-Ingredient GOOP Recipe by Katie http://happyhooligans.ca/2-ingredient-goop-recipe/#comment-8173 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:31:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15474#comment-8173 Goop outside is brilliant!!! This looks soooo fun :).

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Make your own kids apron | Natural Mommy Files http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8172 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:29:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8172 […] It can’t be easier, just take a pair of your old denim (or any thicker material) pants and follow the instructions in the link. http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/ […]

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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-8171 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:07:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8171 You’re so welcome, Molly! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our activities!

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Molly http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8170 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 02:10:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8170 Thanks so much and will do! Also I didn’t expect yout to answer so quickly so thanks! Also I have been using your website for all sorts of crafts. I babysit a lot and all of your crafts are great and inexpensive. Thanks so much!!!!!!! :)

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Mini http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-8169 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:47:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-8169 This is so great:))))

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Rainbow Rice | The Hunting of the Wren http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-8168 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:50:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-8168 […] little while back I made rainbow rice for the boy, from the Happy Hooligans post – using vinegar as the fixer, liquid food colouring, and tupperware. Very effective! Took […]

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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-8167 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:32:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8167 Hi Molly. I’m guessing you could use the sharpies. Or you could skip that step altogether, and just go with the grated crayons. I wouldn’t worry about anything catching fire or exploding though. The oven is at such a low heat and your art is only in there for a short time. Let me know if it works with the sharpies.

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Molly http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8166 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:51:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8166 Would this work if I had the kids color the foil with sharpies? All we have is tempera paint and I don’t want it to come right off. Also, not trying to have anything explode or start a fire. :) please let me know ASAP as I am trying this on Monday.

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Comment on Coffee Can CD Wind Chime by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-can-cd-wind-chime/#comment-8165 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:41:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15107#comment-8165 Yay! So glad we inspired you, Shelley! I hope Nana enjoys it!

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Comment on Coffee Can CD Wind Chime by Shelley Moore http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-can-cd-wind-chime/#comment-8164 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:35:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15107#comment-8164 We Just finished ours for a birthday gift. Nana will be so thrilled! Beautiful idea- thank you!

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Bek http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-8163 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:53:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-8163 It does go hard, but then I just add more water the next day. When we do this, we do it in muffin tins. I leave the tin outside, it dries up, and tomorrow we just add more water back in. It’s always worked for us…

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Comment on toilet roll reindeer by Rilane http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-8162 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-8162 Beautiful little decoration. The idea looks sweet :)

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Comment on Laundry Day Pretend Play by jean http://happyhooligans.ca/clothesline-activity/#comment-8160 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:39:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9232#comment-8160 Brilliant so Simple

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Comment on Tin Can Stilts – Classic Childhood Activity by Clarissa Hooper http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-can-stilts-classic-childhood/#comment-8159 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:54:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15268#comment-8159 I’ve never experienced the joy of tin can stilts- I am determined to make them for my boys (or myself) soon ;-)

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Comment on Laundry Day Pretend Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/clothesline-activity/#comment-8158 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:16:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9232#comment-8158 Probably a shot of dish soap, Joann.

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Tineta Ellis http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-8157 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:50:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-8157 Many thanks. Does anyone know an easy way to transfer outlines directly onto a canvas other than using an overhead projector and tracing? I got some fabulous marbling results using paper towelling and fluoro acrylic paints diluted to run nicely , also food colouring.

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Comment on Laundry Day Pretend Play by Joann W. http://happyhooligans.ca/clothesline-activity/#comment-8156 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:39:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9232#comment-8156 Your water looks soapy…what did you use? My son loves bubbles in the bath.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Jenny Stenger http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8155 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:08:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8155 Becky, I am glad you found something fun (and messy) for the girls to do. I am sure Sophie and Josie love it!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8154 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:47:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8154 Maybe you’re thinking of homemade sour cream, John?

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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-8153 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:46:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-8153 Hi Jannette! Not a silly question at all! I like to use the rice and pasta as base materials for my sensory bins. You can see one here: http://happyhooligans.ca/i-spy-sensory-bin/. Both materials are wonderful to run your hands though, making them excellent for sensory bins or discover bins. Also, you can fill a plastic bottle with rice and drop small trinkets into it. Seal it back up and you have an I Spy Bottle – kids can turn it over and over, looking for the hidden items. Hollow pasta is great for stringing necklaces and bracelets, and any coloured pasta is fun to create collages or mosaic art with. Both are fun to simply scoop/pour/sort into interesting jars and containers too. I set out a variety of glass jars, wooden bowls, funnels, sectioned trays etc. They can sort pasta by shape and colour and they can sift and pour the rice with scoops and spoons. All great fine motor and critical thinking activities. :)

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Comment on Tin Can Stilts – Classic Childhood Activity by Bev http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-can-stilts-classic-childhood/#comment-8152 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:09:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15268#comment-8152 Loved these when I was small!! They had the Romper Stompers, which were plastic, on Romper Room. However, I remember making these from tin cans in kindergarten. What fun ! Can’t wait until my granddaughters are old enough to use these.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Jannette Steverson http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-8151 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:21:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-8151 I am a great grandmother and dyeing rice and pasta is a wonderful idea. I hesitate to ask this for fear of appearing ignorant, but I need some ideas for fun things to do with the colored rice and pasta. Please help.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by john http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8150 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:00:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8150 WOW! I thought the cream had to set out over-night to sour before starting!

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Comment on Teaching Spreading Skills with Blocks and Shaving Cream by Lara http://happyhooligans.ca/teaching-spreading-skills-shaving-cream/#comment-8149 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:58:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15392#comment-8149 Awesome idea, my Mom taught nursery/preschool for 20+ years, and she always told her parents (90+ a year) that you need to teach your child how to make a PB&J, if for no other reason that if you were sick, they could make themselves a simple meal. It’s an important skill, yet it seems so simple to us adults. My husband always tries to help my kids and I make him back away because they need to learn it.

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Comment on DIY Wind Chimes – a Recycled Craft for Kids by danga http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-wind-chimes-recycled-craft/#comment-8148 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:28:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14529#comment-8148 I think is a great idea, just waiting for my daughter to awake and we ewill make it right tooday :) Thank you

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8147 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:57:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8147 Good question, Fay. I think the build up occurs more in the tubing that leads away from the machine – the drum of the machine is probably quite clean. Think about your kitchen or bathroom sink. The sink itself stays clean because of all the action it gets – friction, agitation, cloths wiping it etc. But the pipes leading away from the sink develop that gunky build up because there’s no friction or agitation in there – just the water running through. That’s my thought anyway – not sure if I’m right or wrong. lol

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Fay http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8146 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:58:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8146 I am needing to try something like this for serious health reasons for myself, and also for my Navy son. My problem is we live in an apt building and share laundry facilities (he front loaders) with everyone else in a communal area. Would I be cleaning the machine and putting everyone else’s laundry scum on our clothes if I use this laundry detergent and the vinegar softener?
Thank you so much for this posting. I am hoping so much to be able to go completely organic and safe in every area of my/our lives.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by Pamela Wallace http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8145 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:41:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8145 Buttermilk? Where did that come from?

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Comment on Teaching Spreading Skills with Blocks and Shaving Cream by Helen Neale (@KiddyCharts) http://happyhooligans.ca/teaching-spreading-skills-shaving-cream/#comment-8144 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:07:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15392#comment-8144 This looks like an awful lot of fun – what a great idea, so easy for them to explore and do their own thing. Thanks for much for joining in with the Parenting Pin it Party – we really appreciate it.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8143 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:00:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8143 I remember doing this as a 4th grade science project. We each had our own little half pint container of heavy cream that we shook until we had butter. It was fun. Definitely going to do this as a fun summer project with my kids. :-) Thanks for the reminder!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Crystal http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8142 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:35:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8142 I got this recipe somewhere else, and I have been using it for about a year now. I love it. I love not having to buy laundry soap at the store. Its so easy to make. I make a half batch and still have enough to share with other family members. The only thing I have found is it takes a lot less per load in my washer than was it says to use. If I use a much as it says, it leaves a residue on my clothes.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by 910m http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8141 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:29:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8141 Caution the kids to not lick the marbles or quick as a wink the marbles will be in the tummy!

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8140 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:17:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8140 So glad she had fun with it! I’ve kept mine overnight before, but any longer than that, and it started to grow fuzzy mold. Maybe in the fridge it would keep longer?

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Comment on Toilet Roll Structures – a Glue Gun Project for Kids by Katie @ Happily Ever Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-structures-kids-and-low-temp-glue-guns/#comment-8139 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:55:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7085#comment-8139 Love this – what a great idea, Jackie!!

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by monkeymoodesigns http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8138 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:48:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8138 We had so much fun doing this today, thank you!! She enjoyed the making process and spent ages with the playing too. Its stored for now, but I have no idea how well it will last!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8137 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:44:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8137 There are lots of online conversion sites, Kathryn. You’ll find them if you do some googling. Then you can enter exactly he amount and type of measurement you’re looking to convert.

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Comment on winter wonderland sensory bin by Sensory Bin 101 - Enchanted Homeschooling Mom - Enchanted Homeschooling Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/wintersensory-bin/#comment-8136 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1641#comment-8136 […] Winter wonderland sensory bin by Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on repurposed denim bibs – from old jeans and tee shirts by Baby I Got Scraps! | sewforkids http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-8135 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:19:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-8135 […] a good way to make them more appealing. And of course you can upcycle items you have like denim jeans , T shirts as here , here and here […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Kathryn http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8134 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:19:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8134 Found the UK equivalent ingredients, but don’t know what your cup measurement equals? 5 gallon bucket is 20L, all ingredients are sold in grammes so any rough guide would be helpful. Thanks!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8132 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:23:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8132 Store-bought heavy cream is what we use. :)

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Cloud Dough | The Educated Nanny http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8131 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:08:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8131 […] Cloud Dough, made with 2 simple ingredients (baby oil and flour) can make a fantastic sensory activity for the young ones! The Happy Hooligans blog did this activity with her kids.  See how she did it here: Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by Rattlin Chains http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8130 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:07:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8130 Can you use store bought heavy cream, or do you need unpasteurized cream?

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8129 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:43:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8129 I’m in Canada, Tina. The best I can suggest is to wait for a humid, overcast day or to try it in a very shaded area on a day with little or no wind. The wind, sun and dry heat are the enemy when it comes to bubbles. lol

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-8128 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:42:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-8128 It’s a clear sealer, Tineta that also acts like an adhesive. It’s similar to white glue thinned with a bit of water.

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Comment on Painted Cardboard Name Puzzle by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/name-puzzle-cardboard-cut-outs/#comment-8127 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:40:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15138#comment-8127 Yay! Thanks, Cassi! So glad you liked it!

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Comment on Painted Cardboard Name Puzzle by Cassi http://happyhooligans.ca/name-puzzle-cardboard-cut-outs/#comment-8125 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 04:02:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15138#comment-8125 I love this idea, Jackie! I’ll be sharing it on The Crafty Crow soon!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by jacque http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8124 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:35:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8124 I used to be a teacher and we would make this in baby food jars when we were studying Pioneers/Westward Expansion. However, anytime we put marbles in the baby food jars and shook them we had lots of jars BREAK! We eliminated the marble, but it took longer. I am assuming you use a mason jar and the marbles don’t cause a problem?

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Tineta Ellis http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-8123 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:30:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-8123 Sorry for my ignorance, but what is Modge Podge? Sounds fascinating if it’s a way to transfer things onto canvas. Tineta

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Tina http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8122 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:25:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8122 We live in California where it is very dry and hot. Our bubbles keep popping as so as we make one. Where do you live and do you have any pointers to help us out? We’re pulling our hair out trying to master it and the glycerin is expensive….lol

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8121 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 21:59:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8121 Someone commented earlier on my fb page saying they use a tupperware container, Carol. You could try that. :)

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by Carol Frazier Shepherd http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8120 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 21:39:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8120 Does the jar have to be glass? I’m not allowed to have glass in my classroom.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by Jan Stark http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8119 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 21:16:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8119 Can you let me know how long it will keep just plain nothing added. Cheers Jan

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8118 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:49:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8118 Thank you, Tarryn! I’m heading out now, but I’ll take a look later. Might be worth me adding the link to the post!

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Tarryn http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8116 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:18:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8116 Forgot to post the link! http://www.somethingswanky.com/homemade-cool-whip/

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Tarryn http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8115 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:16:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8115 Found this relatively simple recipe to make your own cool whip substitute! Now I can make your delicious trifle!!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by cindy http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8114 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:24:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8114 Thank you for the great initiativex

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Lu http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8113 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 06:56:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8113 having excellent fun with this at this very moment … my son is mad about pre-historic animals so we are having an Ice-age morning here in sunny Devon (UK) with mammoths and bears.. thank you for such a simple play idea xx

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-8112 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:19:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-8112 The garden hose rinses this right away, Jodee. We’ve done it several times, and never had any staining on our driveway or our bricks.

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8111 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:19:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8111 We’ve never had a problem with either, Kent. Ivory is a very mild soap, and it’s never left our hands feeling dry, even after playing in the mud for an hour. I suppose if someone were to rub their eyes with soapy hands it could be a problem, but we’ve never had it happen. You could keep a basin of clean water and a towel nearby if you felt someone might need rinse off before touching their eyes while playing.

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Comment on Sandbox Ideas – Toy Suggestions, Play Ideas and Storage Solutions by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-sandbox/#comment-8110 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:17:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9365#comment-8110 Aww, thank you, LuAnn!

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by lynn valentine http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-8109 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:08:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-8109 How do you anchor your tarp/plastic to the hill? Looking forward to doing this for our grandkids this summer.

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Comment on Sandbox Ideas – Toy Suggestions, Play Ideas and Storage Solutions by LuAnn Meyer http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-sandbox/#comment-8108 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:04:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9365#comment-8108 Jackie, I’d love to be one of your kids! Your ideas are amazing and inspiring!lu

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by kent chia http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8107 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:44:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8107 My concern is the eyes n drying effect by the soap..

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Jodee http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-8106 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:32:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-8106 How do you get it off the sidewalk? I have some that has stained the sidewalk.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Alfonso http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8105 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:23:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8105 Well, I did it and it really worked well. Thanks for sharing these things. Still missing the bubbles from the old detergent but certainly is a ‘mental’ thing, this home madre detergentes really works. Thanks a lot.

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Bernie McGrath http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8104 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:56:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8104 thank u that would b great

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8103 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:13:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8103 Thanks for that. Sounds much the same as dime bars so I just need to figure out the cool whip now…I’m sure we have some non-foods here too! ;) If I find anything that could substitute I’ll let you know! :)

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8102 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:47:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8102 Tarryn, Dime bars are apparently a good substitute in the UK. I haven’t had any UK readers suggest an alternative to the whipped topping. Our Cool Whip is a frozen whipped topping that you thaw before using. Do you have something similar to that where you are?

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8101 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:46:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8101 Hi Pam, I’ve heard from a few readers in the comment thread on my facebook page, that Dime bars are apparently very similar to Skor bars. Heath bars are similar as well, but according to one reader, they are not as yummy as your Dime bars. Skor bars are simply a thin layer of buttery toffee covered with chocolate. If that sounds like a Dime bar, then you’re good to go. :) I haven’t had anyone suggest an alternative to our Cool Whip. Cool whip is a frozen whipped topping that you thaw and then scoop into or onto your dessert recipe. You might be able to use real whipping cream, but I’m not sure it would hold up for long once you take it out of the fridge. Cool Whip holds up quite well (likely because it’s umm… not “real” food, if you know what I mean).

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8100 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:35:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8100 Hi there, I have the same problem as Bernadine! I am in the UK and follow you on FB but I often struggle to think of alternatives. My biggest challenge for this yummy looking recipe is I have no clue what Skor bars are! :( Could you maybe describe what they are like please? And is Cool whip a whipped cream type topping? I can manage the rest! :)

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Tarryn http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8099 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:26:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8099 This looks amazing! I’m in the UK so am looking for substitutes… When u say candy bar, what flavour? And whipped topping – whipped cream?

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8098 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:24:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8098 Sorry, I don’t, Bernadine. I’m in Canada, so I have no idea what products or brands you have there. I would think you should be able to find similar products in your grocery store though. It’s just a brownie mix, mousse/pudding packet, whipped topping, pie filling and a candy bar. I’m thinking those should be fairly standard ingredients in most countries, but again I’m literally half-way around the world from you, so I can’t say for certain. Good luck! Hope you find them. :)

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Comment on Black Forest Trifle to Feed a Crowd by Bernadine http://happyhooligans.ca/black-forest-trifle/#comment-8097 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:25:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6200#comment-8097 do you have substitutes for Australia plz …

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Comment on Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe by Pamela Gille Fahey http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-guacamole/#comment-8096 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:25:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12555#comment-8096 Add a spritz of olive oil to the top of the guacamole before storing to help keep the oxidation from turning it brown.

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8094 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:57:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8094 In case you are tempted to add glitter for a touch of glam… Don’t do it! Maybe someone who knows science better than I do can explain it, but it looks like the glitter catches everything up and emulsifies it , so it takes a very long time for the oil in the water to separate again! I just threw everything away and started over!!

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Comment on 10+ Stone Activities for Kids by Terri http://happyhooligans.ca/10-stone-activities-for-kids/#comment-8093 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:49:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14809#comment-8093 I love the rocks…where does every one find the flat rocks? I have looked everywhere around our area and none to be found! ;-(

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Comment on Painting with Coloured Ice – A Vibrant Outdoor Art Activity for Kids by Summer Art Activities for Preschoolers + CASH GIVEAWAY! - Hand Made Kids Art http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-coloured-ice/#comment-8092 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:00:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1009#comment-8092 […] Paint with Colored Ice | Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on “Garden Soup” Water Play: a simple backyard activity that entertains for hours! by Kids Outdoor Fine Motor Fun http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-8091 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:58:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-8091 […] the ingredients and then “cooking” garden soup as Happy Hooligans had a children did looks like so much […]

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8090 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:33:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8090 Wonderful, Fiona! I love that she ended up enjoying the activity! Thank YOU so much for following along with us. :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Charlene Tomlins http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8088 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:47:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8088 You can get scoops, cones an asst. Of molds, In the sweet treats playdoh kits.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by Amanda H. http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8086 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:38:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8086 We have done this before and they kids loved it! said it was the best butter they have ever eaten. A tip to speed up the process – add 3 or 4 clean marbles to the jar. Helps the process go faster. It is a nice upper body workout!!!

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Comment on “Garden Soup” Water Play: a simple backyard activity that entertains for hours! by Top 10 School Readiness Activities for Summer - LalyMom http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-8084 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:39:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-8084 […] Garden Soup […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Sheila http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8083 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:47:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8083 A great idea

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Fiona http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8082 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:06:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8082 Love it. I made it for a frozen mad girl, and my 2 year old. The girl was a little reluctant to get her hands messy, but soon got stuck in and made some frozen chocolates for Anna! Thanks. Love all your ideas.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8081 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:36:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8081 […] of all ages will get a kick out of making their own butter with nothing more than jar full of […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-8080 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:33:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-8080 […] Watch baking soda and vinegar react while you mix up a batch of homemade water colour disks.  […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-8079 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:30:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-8079 […] Create 3 dimensional, puffy art with the help of a microwave. […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-8078 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:04:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-8078 […] 5-Ingredient Homemade Watercolours […]

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Comment on I Spy Sensory Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/i-spy-sensory-bin/#comment-8077 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:12:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11332#comment-8077 Yes, that would be a great idea, Jude! In a jar or bottle would be fun too – a twisty I Spy!

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-8076 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:11:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-8076 Thanks so much, Julie! And I’m glad you’re loving my activities!

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-8075 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:11:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-8075 You’re welcome, Diane! Hope you give it a try!

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-8074 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:10:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-8074 Wonderful, Ellen! Isn’t it great with those simple activities result in so much fun! So glad you gave it a go!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by John & Sandy Hosey http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8073 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:10:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8073 Thought it was very cleaver. How did this idea come up It should be pattened. I will pass this on to a few of my friends who have tiny toddlers Sandy Hosey

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Comment on I Spy Sensory Bin by Jude http://happyhooligans.ca/i-spy-sensory-bin/#comment-8072 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:30:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11332#comment-8072 You could extend this activity by putting heaps of rice in and hiding things in it so children could find them.

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by Julie http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-8071 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:51:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-8071 I love all the activities that you post and my daughters are loving them too, thank you so very much!

We have these dolls from target, this is the link to the small one, but they sell a bigger one too, hope it helps someone:

http://www.target.com/p/circo-mini-bath-baby-gift-set/-/A-13783384#prodSlot=_2_15

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Ellen Bober http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-8070 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:19:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-8070 Did a quick and dirty version this morning with just rocks, sticks from the park we live next to, and leaves and grass from the backyard with live-in 2 1/2 yo grandson T-man. Howling success! Our own dinosaur park! Sometimes simplest is perfect! Would post a pic but not sure how via my droid…where are the 10yo’s when you need them!

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Comment on Toddler Art with Items Found in Nature: Nature Faces by Crafting and Playing with Nature | Suzy Homeschooler http://happyhooligans.ca/nature-faces/#comment-8069 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:29:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3512#comment-8069 […] Leaf People Finger Puppets from Play Dr Mom How To Make a Flower Crown from Fireflies and Mudpies Nature Faces from Happy Hooligans Nature Mobile from Danya Banya Flower Print Art from Inspirations Laboratories […]

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by Diane http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-8067 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:23:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-8067 That is brilliant. I think I have that same container. Thanks for the great idea.

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Comment on Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin by Storytime Ideas: The Deep Blue Sea http://happyhooligans.ca/water-play-bin/#comment-8066 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:31:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3555#comment-8066 […] based on a book also helps to build comprehension and retelling skills.  Check out this deep sea water bin from Happy […]

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-8065 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:18:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-8065 Yes, you should be able to remove the gloves ahead of time, and then put the hands back in the freezer. They may melt a little while you’re taking the gloves off, and you won’t want them to stick and freeze to the surface you put them on, so maybe place them on top of some plastic wrap or wax paper so you can tear it away if that happens (instead of trying to snap them off the metal baking sheet or freezer rack. Know what I mean?

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-8064 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:16:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-8064 I think you could probably laminate it, Nicole. I think you may be able to do the process on paper too. I’ve seen it done on fabric, so that might be an option, then you could laminate that. As for the container, any opaque container should work – I’m not sure where you’re located, but in the US, milk is often sold in opaque jugs.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-8063 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:52:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-8063 Just came across this and think it is a great idea. We are going to give my daughter’s teacher a gift card to a book store as her end of year gift and I thought how nice if we add a home made bookmark. Do you think that we could skip the varnish step and laminate? or would the two plastics blend too much as heat is applied when laminating? And I wonder what other materials others have used instead of the vinegar container? I also was thinking of adding a picture before laminating.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Jamie S. http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-8062 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:35:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-8062 Love this! I am using it as the craft for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party this week. I made 25 of them last night! Do you think I can take the gloves off in advance and stick them back in the freezer? Awesome blog!

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Comment on Homemade Cardboard Construction Set by Carla http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-cardboard-construction-set/#comment-8061 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:08:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7258#comment-8061 I think that mat board (like is used to mat photos or artwork) would be perfect for this. I get free scraps from a college photo dept., but maybe someplace that frames pictures would give them away too.

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-8060 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:41:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-8060 Oh girl. There’s a link in the post that takes you to the recipe over at Kids Activities Blog. Now you’ll really be SYH. lol

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by heather http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-8059 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:13:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-8059 there is no recipe for this smh

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8058 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:29:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8058 Yes, if you don’t want to use the Ivory soap to make the cloud dough, you can use it to make laundry detergent. Here’s my recipe: http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/. However, if you’re using your soap to make the clean mud with, I can’t think of too much that you could do with that when you’re finished playing with it. You might be able to press the toilet paper/soap mixture through a screen and make homemade paper, but we haven’t tried that.

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Choices for Children http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-8057 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:56:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-8057 Thank you for the idea! We chose blueberries for our fruit/vegetable of the month so this activity went well with that choice. We did this activity with toddlers for a local play group. They loved the introduction to pipe cleaners and beading cheerios and berries. And they ate a great deal of the ingredients which was great since they are healthy. A squirrel got to ours before the birds but he did look appreciative.
http://choices4children.blogspot.com/2014/04/blueberry-cheerio-birdfeeders.html

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by J. Shelley http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8056 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:13:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8056 I have five children of my own three-years-old and under… Definitely excited about this. Thank you!

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by vftmom247 http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8054 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:47:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8054 We are definitely trying this one today!

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8053 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 06:34:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8053 Do you know if you can use the Ivory soap in this recipe after you’ve made the ivory soap cloud with it?

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Preschool Art | Make Colored Rice - TinkerLab http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-8052 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:37:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-8052 […] This recipe was inspired by Rainbow Rice via Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by Easiest DIY Light Box Ever ‹ Mama. Papa. Bubba.Mama. Papa. Bubba. http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-8051 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:57:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-8051 […] light tables using plastic bins and portable LED lights {like this one from Teach Preschool and this one from Happy Hooligans}, but the problem is that I haven’t come across the perfect shallow plastic bin with a flat, […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8050 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:32:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8050 Woolworths in Victoria was known as Safeway up until a few years ago. Maybe that is where the confusion lays? Sadly we have a duopoly over here in Australia in relation to supermarkets. Aldi has made some impact, but not as much as we would like. But I digress.
Thankyou Sue, I was wondering about using the Sard. I will try to get everything for this this week while I am shopping and create some to use when I have finished up my current lot of powder

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by Raedon Tuck http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8048 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:30:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8048 Perhaps happyhooligans can recommend a method to helmet and bubblewrap fultilt’s children so they can be protected from the poor parenting indicated by the obvious lack of maturity in the original comment. If fultilt’s kids can’t play with this without injuring themselves, well, perhaps the “mentally challenged” slur should be redirected.

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Comment on Tin Can Stilts – Classic Childhood Activity by Karen Howerton http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-can-stilts-classic-childhood/#comment-8047 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:47:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15268#comment-8047 I call these “Romper Stompers”!!

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by jess http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8046 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:06:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8046 Well said sarah

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by Yvonne Bentley http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8045 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:36:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8045 looks like fun, great motor skills. My nephew installed a flying fox in his garden. kept the kids entertained.

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by The mommy talks http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-8044 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:59:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-8044 Love this! I bet my boys would like it just as much as the girls!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Alfonso http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8043 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:14:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8043 Thanks for your kind response. Will wait till tomorrow to try my first homemade laundry detergent, I’ll let you know how it went. Thanks.

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Comment on Construction Activity Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/construction-bin/#comment-8042 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:03:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3618#comment-8042 I used sand from my sandbox for this, Cindy. You can usually buy a smallish bag of Sandbox Sand at Walmart for about 5 dollars.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by JLM http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8041 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:01:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8041 Thanks for your quick response – love you site!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8040 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:00:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8040 I’m not sure that it would work with Ivory liquid, Alfonso. I think that would cause much more sudsing than the bar soap. I personally would only recommend using the bar soap.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8039 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:59:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8039 Yes, I wash mostly in cold, JLM.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8038 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:58:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8038 Not necessarily, Alfonso. I mention in the post that the consistency is different for me every time I make it. Sometimes it’s thick, sometimes it’s watery. As long as all the ingredients are in there, it will work just the same.

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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-8037 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:57:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8037 Yay! So glad you tried it!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Nez http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8036 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:57:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8036 Hi Nez from Sydney Australia here. We just tried it and loved it! Tempera paint worked a treat to colour it.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Alfonso http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8035 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:50:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8035 Another question: I did, today, half of the recipe, meaning, half of every ingredient: correct? 2.5 gallons. How should the consistency be? Shouldn’t be thick?

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8034 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:48:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8034 The only way I can conceive of this contraption resulting in a trip to the ER is if a child were to purposely swing it at someone’s head. If your child were doing that, then the ER trip is the least of your worries and perhaps firmer parenting on appropriate behavior is in order.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by JLM http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8033 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:23:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8033 Does this work in cold water? Thanks

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Ann http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8032 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:17:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8032 We were at Space Center Houston today, so when I made it tonight, I called it Moon Sand! I made it with whole wheat flour and it looked like beach sand. My almost 3 year old is having a blast playing with it as we speak! He’s using the plastic eggs left over from Easter to make some neat little mounds. Thanks for the recipe!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Alfonso http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8031 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:21:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8031 Bello. Thanks forma sharing. Do you know, if using liquid ivory, how muchos should one use forma this receipe?

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Danielle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-8029 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:48:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-8029 I’ve been using this recipe for so many different things. First for dinner rolls, then hamburger buns and brat buns. This recipe turns out every time. Only change I had to make was using cocunut oil in place of margarine due to allergies.

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Comment on Construction Activity Bin by Cindy http://happyhooligans.ca/construction-bin/#comment-8028 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:51:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3618#comment-8028 Hi Jackie – my first experience doing a sensory bin – I’m wondering what exactly you used in the pictures above for the base? I tried very white light sand which was to slippery and fine for the construction site. I want this for a indoor bin. I tried rice and didn’t like that either ~ found it to loose for moving about the trucks. Can you advise me on what products you have liked for the base? Is there a better type of sand? Appreciate your comments / loving all of the sensory bins.
Thank you !
Cindy

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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-8027 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:47:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-8027 I love that idea, Jennifer!

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by mrs mayank sharma http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-8026 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:39:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-8026 thanks aiot for inovative ideas. i did salt activity with my students they loved it.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Mary Catherine http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-8025 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:11:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-8025 I LOOOOOOVE these, and I know a ton of little ones who’re going to love trying it out. :)

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures Activity for Kids by Birute Efe http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-ice-sculptures-activity/#comment-8024 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:04:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15239#comment-8024 it’s more than awesome. how didn’t i think of that!!!

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by Jennifer Ohaus Bunkers http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-8023 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:25:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-8023 I was just thinking that using some plastic easter eggs with baby dinos/treasure inside would add an element of surprise when they finally “dug” one out!

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Comment on Oreo Mummy Pops by Halloween Learning Activities for School Aged Kids (and the After School Linky!) - The Measured Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/oreo-mummy-pops/#comment-8022 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:16:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=784#comment-8022 […] a Halloween treat, make these adorable Oreo Mummy-Pops from Happy […]

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Comment on Monster Hands by Halloween Learning Activities for School Aged Kids (and the After School Linky!) - The Measured Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-hands/#comment-8021 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:34:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1385#comment-8021 […] these monster hands from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by Amanda Steele http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-8020 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:33:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-8020 I’m doing this activity at my son’s dragon themed birthday party and am putting “dragon eggs” in the ice. I hope the guests enjoy it as much as your kiddos!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8019 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:06:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8019 It’s hard to say for sure, Joyous. I’ve found the biggest culprits are sun, dry heat and wind. They wick the moisture out of the bubbles, causing them to pop quickly. Heavy, humid, damp air is great, especially when it’s overcast. A grey day is much better than a sunny day. If it’s sunny, make sure you’re doing it under the shade of a big tree.

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Comment on Toilet Roll Structures – a Glue Gun Project for Kids by Stacy@{Share&Remember} http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-structures-kids-and-low-temp-glue-guns/#comment-8017 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:59:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7085#comment-8017 Awesome! I need to get a couple low temp glue guns. Fun stuff!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Structures – a Glue Gun Project for Kids by Shawna http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-structures-kids-and-low-temp-glue-guns/#comment-8016 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:17:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7085#comment-8016 I did sewing with my four year olds today. Real needles and thread. They loved it!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Joyous http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8014 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:41:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8014 this just isn’t working out ~ it blows seemingly okay bubbles with a normal wand but pops as soon as you open the straws. What’s the trick?

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8013 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:38:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8013 Hi Linda. I’m not familiar with arrowroot. Maybe “google” it and see if the two are interchangeable? Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8012 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:35:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8012 can you substitute arrow root for the corn starch ?

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Comment on child’s sewing basket by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/childs-sewing-basket/#comment-8010 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:23:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7529#comment-8010 You should be good to go now, Nichole. :) Thanks for the heads up.

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Comment on child’s sewing basket by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/childs-sewing-basket/#comment-8009 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:21:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7529#comment-8009 Oops! Let me fix that for you, Nichole. CBC had their website redesigned. I was told some of my old links to their site might not work until they updated everything. I’ll get on that now.

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures Activity for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-ice-sculptures-activity/#comment-8008 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:20:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15239#comment-8008 We used a very fine glitter, Tia. All of the water was contained in the tray we were working over. You could pour it down the drain or let the spills evaporate and wipe the tray clean.

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Comment on Painted Cardboard Name Puzzle by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/name-puzzle-cardboard-cut-outs/#comment-8007 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:18:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15138#comment-8007 Thank you so much for your kind, heart-felt words, Wynn! I have a full-blown case of goosebumps after reading your comment. I’m so glad that you appreciate and enjoy my activities. It’s so wonderful to hear that you are so passionate about making a difference in the lives of the children around them. Your grandkids are blessed to have you for their Nana. What a wonderful time they’ll have with you this summer! Have fun & enjoy! (I know you will!) x

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Comment on Painted Cardboard Name Puzzle by Wynne Smith http://happyhooligans.ca/name-puzzle-cardboard-cut-outs/#comment-8006 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:10:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15138#comment-8006 Hey Jackie! Your ideas are fantastic!!! My two children (and spouses) and four grandchildren live in China so I only see them for about six weeks a year. My grandkids are going to Nana Camp this year at my house. Your ideas will be used every day so my grandkids will have fun, make memories and learn so many new skills. I can’t thank you enough for your dedication to teaching and children. I was an aide for autistic children in a public school setting and after several years I became very disillusioned and depressed about the situation. Non-caring parents drove me nutty. Lazy, uninspired teachers angered me. Kids I love. There are so many great ideas to work with kids on your site that any teacher would have a years worth of lessons to teach their kiddos. Thank you, thank you for your love of children, your dedication to teaching, your sense of humor and your ability to share those skills with others. You are a blessing to your children, their parents and all those you touch with your site. I can’t thank you enough for all that you have shared with me and others. My grandkids are going to have a very fun six weeks together due to you. Thanks!!!! Nana`

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures Activity for Kids by Tia Fraser http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-ice-sculptures-activity/#comment-8005 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:05:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15239#comment-8005 Just curious what you do when the ice cubes melt, does the glitter go everywhere? Seems a little messy but very cool!

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Comment on bug headbands by Katherine http://happyhooligans.ca/bug-headbands/#comment-8004 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:20:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9001#comment-8004 lovely! I must make these with my two little cheeky monkeys! They’re really into ‘minibeasts / bugs’ at the moment!

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures Activity for Kids by pien http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-ice-sculptures-activity/#comment-8003 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:26:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15239#comment-8003 We used to do this frozen activity for a sunny frosty morning in the winter. Having watched the weather forecast for a few days ahead and putting the freezer full of ice cube trays and other containers. The colorful frozen shapes build in to a sculptures looked amazing with the sun light shining through them.
Even more exciting was when we knew it would freeze out side enough overnight to put out all sorts of containers with colored water, glitter, little objects etc and come out in the morning, tip out all the frozen shapes and build with them. The rest of the day we could watch them through the window whilst doing other in door activities.

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures Activity for Kids by jenetamasson http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-ice-sculptures-activity/#comment-8002 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:41:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15239#comment-8002 What a fantastic activity!

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Comment on child’s sewing basket by Nichole Hubiak http://happyhooligans.ca/childs-sewing-basket/#comment-8001 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:19:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7529#comment-8001 The CBC link above didn’t take me to the page with the sewing basket. Would love to see a listing of what all is in the basket, please update the link or give is a listing of your own. Thanks.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by 10 Awesome Summer Activities for KidsMama OT http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8000 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:03:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8000 […] play dough recipes. Experiment with making different types of slime, including sand slime. Create soft cloud dough using only two ingredients. Learn how to make your own bubble solution and make GIANT bubbles. Try […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Cindy Peters http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7999 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 06:13:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7999 Thanks for your comment above Jackie. It totally makes sense to me, so this time around I will be sure not to use chlorine bleach and I will throw in a 1/2 cup of washing soda from time to time. I’ll also watch the heat on my dryer. I’ll let you know how it goes. I am excited to try it. Thank you!!

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7998 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:37:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7998 Go for it, Crystal. :)

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Comment on Christmas Play Dough Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-play-dough-activity/#comment-7997 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:36:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12356#comment-7997 I think it was from the Dollar Store, Dee.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Brandi http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7996 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:14:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7996 I LOVE this idea!! My daughter isn’t quite old enough for it but I’ve definitely pinned it to come back to. I have nieces that will love this as well! Glad I read the comments because I didn’t even think of adapting it to fit a holiday like Halloween as a sensory activity! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by ET Speaks From Home http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7995 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:53:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7995 I didn’t realised that vinegar can be use as softener. This is such an interesting recipe! Thanks for sharing it with us! #Pintorials.

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Comment on “Garden Soup” Water Play: a simple backyard activity that entertains for hours! by Gardening with Kids & Tips http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-7994 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:52:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-7994 […] in each recipe. Voila! You just created your very own theme garden. Consider a fairy garden or garden soup from Happy […]

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Comment on Small Worlds and Fairy Gardens by Gardening with Kids & Tips http://happyhooligans.ca/small-worlds-and-fairy-gardens/#comment-7993 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:50:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=178#comment-7993 […] the vegetables in each recipe. Voila! You just created your very own theme garden. Consider a fairy garden or garden soup from Happy […]

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Comment on Christmas Play Dough Activity by Dee http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-play-dough-activity/#comment-7992 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:29:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12356#comment-7992 Hi,
love the activity divided tray as shown on the Christmas playdough activity?
I like to know where you got the tray from or what make it is?
Thanks

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Crystal http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7991 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:20:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7991 I wonder how it would do if I froze it after initial play (made without petals) and then thawed it a few weeks later for an encore. I might have a go as a worthwhile experiment. If nothing else we have a fun time with it and I throw out a weird aoppy mess in a few weeks.

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7989 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:11:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7989 Not long, Rosie. The flower petals really discolour everything after several hours. If you left those out, you could probably get a couple of days out of it, but it will eventually either dry out or if it’s kept air tight it will go mouldy.

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7988 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:09:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7988 Yes, simply top up the bottle with oil. That’s right, Dan.

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Comment on Cheater Cheesecake: 3-Ingredient Healthy Alternative to Cheesecake by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/cheater-cheesecake-quick-and-easy-alternative-to-cheesecake/#comment-7987 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:50:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10033#comment-7987 Using Greek yogurt would even make it a high protein snack! I have similar to this as an afternoon snack most days, but I never thought to add cookie crumbles. Sounds amazing!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Dan W http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7986 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:44:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7986 After the food coloring and water are shaken, the instructions say “Now, simply top up the bottle with oil.”

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Rosie http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7985 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:07:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7985 I love this idea. I’m an SI occupational therapist and am always look for new ideas. I’ve used quite a few of your things in therapy and with my kids. I just wanted to know how long the fairy mud lasts for? Is it just for the day or could I keep it for the week?

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Comment on big soft ginger cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-7984 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:42:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-7984 There’s such a small amount, I don’t think I’d worry about substituting anything in its place, Andrea. You’ve got the ginger and cinnamon in there for plenty of flavour.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7983 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:41:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7983 I think that would work very well, Melanie. I’ve seen wooden dowels used so skewers should be fine. :)

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Comment on big soft ginger cookies by Andrea http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-7982 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:40:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-7982 I am allergic to cloves. Do you think I would I need to adjust the recipe in any other way if I omitted the cloves? I love soft ginger cookies! Thanks.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by melanie klem http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7981 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:17:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7981 I’m wondering if you could tie the string to kabob skewers instead of using straws…or would wood maybe not work as well?…….

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Alex Blaine http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7980 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:13:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7980 I’m a fan of your blog and expected you to accept my point. But instead you feel like you need to be snarky and justify your decision. Where I live in the UK it’s taught to never decant ANYTHING to a container which a child might confuse for a soft drink etc. As I say, I am a fan and I expected you to be more responsible in your reply.

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by Mohammed@BazaarInEgypt http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-7979 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:58:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-7979 Okay these are sooo cool! I wish I was artistic :( Your sharing are absolutely fantastic. Just loving it. You are doing a wonderful job involving the kids with your simple ideas which is fascinating.
Really nice idea!
Thanks.

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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-7978 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:36:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-7978 I might be. We’ve done it a few times now, and I think we use crayolas.

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-7977 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:08:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-7977 […] Giant, Reversible Flannel Receiving Blankets – the Ultimate Baby Gift […]

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7976 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 03:20:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7976 Thank you for the response, I will have to test out a few ideas .

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by synevabarrett http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-7975 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 03:19:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-7975 I just tried this and couldn’t get it to swirl. Looking at your photos it doesn’t look like you put that many crayon shavings on. Wondering if the problem is that I only had Rose Art crayons on hand.

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7974 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:50:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7974 I haven’t in the oil and water bottle, Michelle, but I’ve added odds and ends to bottles that I’ve filled with water or hair gel or coloured rice! I think it’s a great idea!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Michelle Bordeaux http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7973 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:13:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7973 This is really cool. I was thinking about doing it as the craft for an Easter Egg Hunt next year (2015). I was also thinking about buying small plastic sea creatures and/or small shells to add a few in. Have you tried anything like that before?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7971 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:35:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7971 For the record, the tropicana jug was for photo purposes. The state of my old, used laundry detergent container is less than desirable for a blog post. I’m not sure how a detergent bottle would be any safer though. They’re not child-safe. And, as you can see, Alex, your comment was not deleted. It was simply waiting in moderation for me to approve it. I’ve been out to yoga and the soccer field, and have come home to a number of comments to approve and publish. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7970 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:33:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7970 The clothes dryer is often the culprit when it comes to yellowing, Cindy. It’s the high heat. Chlorine bleach will also yellow your whites over time. I suppose there might be something in a commercial detergent that offsets this? Probably a blueing agent. Blueing agents add a tinge of blue to your whites, which offsets yellowing. And when you think about it, laundry detergent that you get in the store is almost always blue, so that’s my guess. Because I line-dry 3 seasons of the year, it hasn’t been an issue here. Sunlight bleaches them bright white, but if you could always use a non-chlorine bleach, don’t use the hottest setting of your dryer (heat=yellowing), and if need be, you could toss in an extra 1/2 cup of the washing soda from time to time, Cindy. It’s a whitener. If you can line-dry outdoors that’s the best for getting your whites the whitest, but that may not be an option for you. Glad you’re loving my blog! x

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7969 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:28:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7969 Yes, or baby oil would have the same look too. I must pick some up at the dollar store!

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Comment on Playing with Coloured Water: Backyard Activity for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-laboratory/#comment-7968 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:27:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11204#comment-7968 Not necessary at all, Sarah. It just adds another element of fun for kids who are past putting everything in their mouths. It would be just fine with coloured water. :)

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Comment on Playing with Coloured Water: Backyard Activity for Kids by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-laboratory/#comment-7967 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:57:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11204#comment-7967 Thank you for a wonderful idea for hot weather, we are having an African heat wave in Italy right now ! I have a question: is the dish soap really necessary? My toddler loves to taste anything, so I’d be happy to skip the soap and only use food coloring… Today she was happily munching on her watercolor brush filled with red!! :-D Thanks again, Sarah

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by RCMom http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7966 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:04:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7966 Such fun!! Using mineral oil instead of cooking oil means the oil is clear and I really love that effect with the food coloring in the water and the other half (the mineral oil) perfectly clear.
http://gotkiddos.blogspot.com/2013/07/five-faves-week-of-fun-discovery-bottles.html

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Cindy Peters http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7965 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:09:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7965 At one time, I made my own liquid detergent, loved the cost! However, I started seeing my whites and white washcloths e-specially all turning yellow. Have you heard had this happen or heard of it happening? If so, what rectified the situation? I would love to make my own again. And by the way, I LOVE your ideas and blog, thank you SO much!!!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Alex Blaine http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7964 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:19:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7964 I’m shocked to see this stored in a Tropicana jug! Big child-safety NO-NO!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Ruth http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-7963 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:40:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-7963 This are the best bread machine rolls I have tried. Today I am making the dough into hamburger buns.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Tammy Crosby Donaldson http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7962 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:06:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7962 Has anyone thought of smashing up colored chalk (sidewalk chalk) ???

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7960 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 01:51:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7960 When you’re confident that you child isn’t going to be tempted to eat it, Jan. You could supervise very closely, but if you’re not certain that your child won’t want to taste it, I would hold off.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7959 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 01:50:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7959 Hi, Joyous, Yes, it will settle a bit. You can gently stir it and let it rest for a bit before using. You’ll see some settling while you’re using your solution as well. It didn’t seem to affect our mix and the more we used it, it seemed to dissolve. Most important is that you don’t want to stir it in vigorously. If you agitate your mixture too much before or while using it, it won’t work nearly as well.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Joyous http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7958 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 18:25:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7958 HELLO! So ~ I made your recipe this morning and every time I walk by the sitting solution, all the powder (cornstarch or baking powder) is just settling on the bottom. I have to re-stir the sludge back into the liquid. Does it eventually dissolve completely? I did mix in just the water and cornstarch really well before adding everything else, so I don’t know what happened.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Cleaninup Kate http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7957 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 17:09:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7957 We did this today and it worked wonderfully. I hadn’t heard of self-rising flour before so I googled how to make it. For anyone that needs it, here’s the recipe I used: 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder. Sift or stir together.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Jan Saathoff http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7956 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 16:28:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7956 At what age can you use cloud dough

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Comment on repurposed denim bibs – from old jeans and tee shirts by Homemade Laundry Detergent with Borax, Washing Soda and Ivory Soap http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-7955 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 12:52:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-7955 […] Repurposed Denim Bibs (repurposing a denim pant leg and old tee-shirt) […]

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-7954 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 02:31:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-7954 Interesting! Makes sense – it kills bacteria!

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by click http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-7952 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 00:06:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-7952 … [Trackback]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Becky http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7950 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 20:10:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7950 BRILLIANT! I run craft classes and it would be great to have my own stock of aprons instead of relying on parents to bring them! Nice :) THANK YOU!

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Comment on Coffee Can CD Wind Chime by Mudpie Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-can-cd-wind-chime/#comment-7949 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 18:53:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15107#comment-7949 Sooo pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at the OPP :-)

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by Elena http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-7948 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:37:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-7948 Recently I found out that Listerine is the secret ingredient for getting your hockey gloves smelling good.
http://angrybrow.com/hockey/listerine-for-that-clean-hockey-glove-smell/

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Comment on pool noodle abacus by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pool-noodle-abacus/#comment-7945 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 01:09:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9703#comment-7945 Oh no! Don’t be so hard on yourself, Maren! Everything we do here is super-simple and really inexpensive. Just use some of these ideas as inspiration and you’ll impress the heck out of the kids and yourself! :D

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-7944 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 01:08:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-7944 That is a terrific idea, Judy!

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Comment on Homemade Wind Chimes – with Sticks Painted in Rainbow Colours by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes/#comment-7943 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 01:08:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9159#comment-7943 You’re so welcome, Marilyn! You’ll both enjoy this one. I did have to help with the hooks, and strings, but the kids had a great time peeling the bark off the sticks, sanding them and painting them. Some of the older ones were able to twist the hooks in (great fine-motor building there) once I’d started them for them.

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Comment on Homemade Wind Chimes – with Sticks Painted in Rainbow Colours by marilyn http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes/#comment-7942 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:07:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9159#comment-7942 I am a little slow in starting this project, but now that my granddaughter is out of school for the summer, I have to find something interesting for her to be involve with. She is limited in what she can do and I thought this would be a fun thing (even if I do most of it. She will enjoy the final outcome of this project for sure. Thank you for all of your great ideas.

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Judy http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-7940 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:10:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-7940 How about putting the torn pieces inside of a clear glass or plastic Christmas ornament?

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-7938 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:19:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-7938 I love these, so very similar to our wands we made this week in Country Kids. I may have to try twirling sticks next!

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Comment on Coffee Can CD Wind Chime by Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-can-cd-wind-chime/#comment-7937 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:18:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15107#comment-7937 A lovely and fun idea. Well illustrated #Outdoorplayparty

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Comment on pool noodle abacus by Maren Cecil http://happyhooligans.ca/pool-noodle-abacus/#comment-7936 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:04:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9703#comment-7936 I may need you to take a vacation. Your amazing-ness boggles my mind. Compared to yours, my daycare is a jail sentence in Alcatraz.

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Comment on Coffee Can CD Wind Chime by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-can-cd-wind-chime/#comment-7935 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:40:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15107#comment-7935 This was the first time it had ever occurred to me too!

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Comment on Salt and Ice Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-experiment/#comment-7934 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:39:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11625#comment-7934 Apparently salt and ice will cause burns when held tightly against the skin. It’s an intentional (senseless) activity that teenagers apparently dare each other to do. Similarly, ice would freeze your flesh if you intentionally pressed it against your skin for too long. In an activity such as this, done with toddlers, and supervised by an adult, there isn’t any risk of either happening. So to answer your question, no, we do not avoid touching the ice with our fingers. That’s all part of the fun.

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Comment on Coffee Can CD Wind Chime by Adventures Of Adam http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-can-cd-wind-chime/#comment-7933 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:17:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15107#comment-7933 Great idea. For some reason I have never thought of attaching them to the lid!

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Comment on Salt and Ice Experiment by Henley http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-experiment/#comment-7932 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:37:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11625#comment-7932 Hey real quick question on the safety parts, I’ve heard of people using salt and ice as a way to produce burns on the skin. I was wondering if you made the kids use tongs or something to prevent this or if the articles I saw were just bogus. Thanks!

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Comment on coloured ice cubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-cubes-2/#comment-7929 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:17:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1135#comment-7929 Yes and yes! :D

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Comment on coloured ice cubes by Kelsey http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-ice-cubes-2/#comment-7928 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:31:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1135#comment-7928 So regular food coloring? Do you think I could do this in a small swimming pool?

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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-7927 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:19:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7927 I have no idea, Moon. You could try it. Let me know if it does!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Moon http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7926 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:17:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7926 Would crushed watercolors work for this??? Also water-based . . . just a random thought/question :-D

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by Mudpie Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-7924 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:57:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-7924 I use to absolutely love doing this when I was little! Looks like your girls love it too x

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Comment on 10+ Stone Activities for Kids by Mudpie Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/10-stone-activities-for-kids/#comment-7923 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:46:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14809#comment-7923 These ideas are fab. I love the story stones, my friend makes beautiful versions of these and the kids just love playing with them. Thanks for linking up to the Outdoor Play Party. Hope to see you there again from tomorrow :-)

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-7922 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:28:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-7922 Good thinking, Rebecca!

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Comment on Turning Grapes into Raisins – Science for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/grapes-into-raisins-science-for-kids/#comment-7921 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:28:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15037#comment-7921 Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out, Judy! I hadn’t even noticed that I’d forgotten to add the link to the post! I’ve added it now, so you can click on it and check out the other method. Thanks again for letting me know I’d overlooked adding the link.

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Comment on Turning Grapes into Raisins – Science for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/grapes-into-raisins-science-for-kids/#comment-7919 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:20:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15037#comment-7919 It certainly might, Linda, especially if placed in a warm, sunny place.

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Comment on Turning Grapes into Raisins – Science for Kids by Linda Street http://happyhooligans.ca/grapes-into-raisins-science-for-kids/#comment-7918 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:07:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15037#comment-7918 Would putting them in a warm place (eg. airing cupboard) speed the process up a little, do you think?

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Comment on Turning Grapes into Raisins – Science for Kids by Judy Mastick http://happyhooligans.ca/grapes-into-raisins-science-for-kids/#comment-7917 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:37:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15037#comment-7917 Great experiment for kids. But I didn’t see where the recipe was for grapes turned into raisins that you can eat.

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by Rebecca M Ford http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-7916 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:16:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-7916 You could print pages from coloring books on it to color with the sharpies also. One of those stained glass pattern books would make pretty designs.

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by Rainbow Roundup: DIY Crafts, Fashion and Party Ideas | The DIY Homegirl http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-7915 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:48:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-7915 […] pretty rainbow drink by Jackie at Happy Hooligans was made with water, but you could probably revamp this “recipe” into an adult beverage […]

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Comment on ghost mud by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud/#comment-7914 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 01:09:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1489#comment-7914 Oh, that’s one I haven’t heard before, Tanya. I often hear it called “clean mud”. Isn’t it wonderful?

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Comment on ghost mud by tanya http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud/#comment-7912 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:20:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1489#comment-7912 i did this not so long ago, called soap mud

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7911 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:22:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7911 Oh, that’s brilliant, Nancy! We’ve done the frozen hands for halloween too – dyed them green, purple and orange, filled them with googly eyes, black and orange beads etc. I LOVE your idea with the red food paste though, and freezing them in bizarre shapes is so awesome!

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Nancy Allison http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7909 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:46:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7909 I did something along this line for Halloween decorations for a restaurant I managed. We were encouraged to decorate without spending more than $100. One thing I did was take the same type of gloves and paint streaks inside the gloves with red food color paste. I then added water and draped over items in the freezer to make them different shapes. This was then put into a punch bowl filled with red punch at our hostess station.

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Comment on Turning Grapes into Raisins – Science for Kids by Felicity McArthur http://happyhooligans.ca/grapes-into-raisins-science-for-kids/#comment-7906 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:22:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15037#comment-7906 I think you have amazing patience. I would have swapped the grapes with raisins after 4 days max.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7905 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:20:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7905 To help with the melting of the ice, Michelle. Salt speeds up the melting process, and the syringes are a fun way to get the water on to the frozen ice to melt it.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Jen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7904 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:47:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7904 I still want to make myvoen laundry soap because my kids have sensitive skin. I might try a powder recipe. I been reading up and says fels-naptha and borax are not good to use because its unatural and can be harmful to the body.

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Comment on I Spy Bottles by Patricia Agacki http://happyhooligans.ca/i-spy-bottles/#comment-7903 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:40:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11250#comment-7903 I’m moving from infants to 2′s this summer….i was just going to bring the bottles i had already made but this has put me in the right brain age….thanks

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7902 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:25:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7902 My daughter wsnts a frozen birthday party so I thought since (she has a summer birthday and we go to the park) we would do this for an activity. The hand will be their goodie bag. Great idea! Thank you for sharing. I dont quite understand what the salt and syringes are for though. Would you mind emailing me to explain in further detail?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7901 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:45:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7901 Going to try this for my 2 yr old today! It’s rainy out so I’ll be giving it a go indoors … Hopefully not too too messy! ;)

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Comment on repurposed denim bibs – from old jeans and tee shirts by Rob O'Neill http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-7900 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 06:23:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-7900 Oh, I love denim bibs so much and I could say that you really did a great job in making these awesome bibs of yours. I have tons of old jeans in my cabinet so I will try making these bibs too. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7899 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:08:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7899 Sure, Izyan! Just check out the “secret ingredient” that I refer to in the post. Click on the link to find out what it is. :)

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Comment on Turning Grapes into Raisins – Science for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/grapes-into-raisins-science-for-kids/#comment-7898 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:07:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15037#comment-7898 Awesome, Emma! Perfect timing then!

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Comment on Turning Grapes into Raisins – Science for Kids by Emma @ P is for Preschooler http://happyhooligans.ca/grapes-into-raisins-science-for-kids/#comment-7897 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:59:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15037#comment-7897 That is very cool! My daughter has been asking about how grapes become raisins – now I have a way to show her!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Izyan http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7896 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:52:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7896 here’s a suggestion to those who can’t find the Tempera paint. I know I won’t be able to find it from where I come from. Anyway, I can find powdered food colouring so I am sure it will work wonders. :) Can’t wait to try this with my little one!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Izyan http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7895 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:48:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7895 This is awesome! my toddler loves playing with bubbles! However, is there a substitute for glycerine in the event i couldn’t find some?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Loulou http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7894 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 01:48:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7894 Wonderfull …100 like… I am going to try definitely :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Jen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7893 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:39:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7893 I have but can’t figure it out. I’d hate to waste it. Mine is lumpy though annd very watery. I gear people say there’s is gel like.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7892 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:34:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7892 I’ve never heard of this happening, Jen. I’ve never used Fels Naptha, but I’ve heard from dozens of people who love the recipe, and dozens who use feels naphtha instead of the Ivory. I’m sorry that I can’t offer any explanation, but in 3+ years, I’ve honestly never had a single problem with my homemade detergent. Did you try googling your issue to see if it might be related to something else?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Jen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7891 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:24:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7891 Help!!! I made this detergent but used fels-naptha instead. My colored ckothes are coming out with blue spots. My whites are good so far. The blue spots happened on 2 different loads.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7888 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:26:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7888 We’ve only tried it on the plastic vinegar bottles, Mansi, and only with the Sharpies. I’m really not sure what else to suggest because I don’t know what products you have in India. You could try a clear plastic bottle perhaps. We’ve only tried it with the opaque bottles though. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Perhaps another reader will jump in with a suggestion for you.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Vasudha http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7887 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:09:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7887 Did this last weekend with my 3 year old twins. They spent one hour freeing the treasures. At one point, my son made his dad bring out his hammer and screwdriver and did some heavy duty hunting!!! I added metal forks, reminiscent of the ice pick that is used in the first scene in the movie.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Carolyn http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7886 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:26:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7886 We make the most incredible bubble mix at my work with the same liquid ingredients and the a powdered bubble formula that we buy. I bet I know what is in the formula!

Thank you!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Leslie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7885 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:37:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7885 Thanks!!

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Lizzie-Beth http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7883 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:04:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7883 Love it!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7882 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:53:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7882 Thanks for the advice!!!

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Mansi http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7881 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:51:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7881 Hey Jackie,

I tried this on photo paper with normal Faber Castle sketch pens. But did not get the same effect. I can order the sharpies , but we dont get such plastic bottles here in India…. Please help!!!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7880 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 02:06:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7880 I really don’t know for sure, Laura, but something’s making me think it should be made just before using it.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7879 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 01:59:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7879 Can I mix this up the night before?

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Holly http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7875 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:50:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7875 Just made a batch of this and we substituted crushed Crayola sidewalk chalk for the tempura powder. The color was nice (crushed 2 sticks per half batch) and way cheaper!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Bill Sweet http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7874 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:31:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7874 If you really want to do something new with bubbles go to the dollar tree or any other dollar store and buy a bunch of “Glow Sticks” cut the end off and pour the liquid into the bubble mix. Wait till it gets a little dark and the bubbles glow in the dark. Also in the winter when the weather is really cold you can blow small bubbles and they will freeze before they hit the ground. Some will break but some will stay whole and last a long time.

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Comment on 10+ Stone Activities for Kids by Kierna http://happyhooligans.ca/10-stone-activities-for-kids/#comment-7873 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:40:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14809#comment-7873 So many great ideas, now where can I get my hands on loads of rocks! Thanks for linking up.

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Summer sensory and messy play list | cuddles + muddles + muddy puddles http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7871 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:19:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7871 […] this year so I like the idea of setting up a small world sensory tub on the theme. This one from Happy Hooligans incorporates water, rocks and stones, some leaves – and, of course, […]

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Napa Randi http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7870 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:55:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7870 You are so brilliantly creative! This nana is your next subscriber.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7869 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:28:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7869 Usually in grocery stores, in the laundry aisle, Shazia. I just saw some at our Metro store yesterday. I also buy it at No Frills and Independent Grocer (both owned by Lowblaws). Walmart and Canadian Tire, and possibly even Home Hardware may carry it as well.

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by 101 Summer Activities to do with Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7867 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:34:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7867 […] 101. DIY Water Slide […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Shazia Amjad http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7866 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:49:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7866 Hello there, I couldn’t find borax. I live in Edmonton, Alberta ca. From where I can buy it? Thanks.

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Comment on Framed Photo Paper Art for Kids to Make and Give by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/framed-photo-paper-art-kids-make-give/#comment-7865 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:06:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15061#comment-7865 Thanks to your post about stained glass sharpie art, my kids and I have also recently discovered the joy of drawing on photo paper :-). I think I will have to invest in some of those plastic frames, before we are all buried under our pile of sharpie pictures! Thanks for all the great ideas :-)

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7864 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:07:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7864 Just sent you an email, Tahira, with a couple of links, but for anyone else who’s curious, just check the links that are in the post (they’re highlighted in red, and underlined).

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Tahira http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7863 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 22:34:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7863 Just wondering What kind of treasures would you use to try this activity with boys?

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Selina Strong http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7862 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:43:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7862 Please revise the instructions for ocean in a bottle. Oil is one of the three ingredients, but there is no mention of adding the oil to the bottle. Surely it is either added first ( although the food coloring doesn’t mix in ) or second? Thanks.

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Framed Photo Paper Art for Kids to Make and Give - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7861 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:29:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7861 […] Paper Mache Bowls […]

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Comment on Homemade Magic Kit by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-magic-kit/#comment-7860 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 11:07:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9335#comment-7860 When working with very young children, I find it’s best to allow the children to explore and experiment, using their own imagination and creativity. When we impose our pre-conceived notions of how the activity is to be done, it tends to stifle their imagination and takes the fun away from it.

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Comment on Homemade Magic Kit by Michael http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-magic-kit/#comment-7859 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 08:41:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9335#comment-7859 You forgot one thing. How to use the magic tricks. That’s important.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by The mommy talks http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7858 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 07:18:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7858 So cute! I bet they all just LOVED that! Will have to pin this for summer! Love your cool ideas!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by aletao http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7857 Sat, 31 May 2014 21:34:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7857 This is just WAY cool! I LOVE it and as an adult, I’d want to try it. I can’t wait for my son to get a little older and do cool stuff like this with him. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Louise http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-7856 Sat, 31 May 2014 20:32:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-7856 Oh wow! So wish I’d found your blog a few years ago when au-pairing.. Made the first step today with my 4 year old, we used greens for background, and will do bright colours for the wax to hopefully create a wild flower field look to go in a frame on my tv stand :-D

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Denise Hilker http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7855 Sat, 31 May 2014 17:00:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7855 Has anyone tried adding essential oils to it? For a calming activity maybe lavender? FYI I get my flour in a 25 pound bag at a warehouse store for right around $8.00.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Carrie http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7854 Sat, 31 May 2014 16:56:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7854 I use this idea in my preschool classroom. We use old socks as erasers. Old gloves or mittens would probably work too! :) Can also clip to a clipboard to make more portable!

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Comment on Three to Five Playful Preschool e-Book by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-5-playful-preschool-e-book/#comment-7853 Sat, 31 May 2014 16:21:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14691#comment-7853 Hi April, sorry you’re having trouble with the download. You can email Cathy James, and she’ll help you resolve the problem. She was the blogger who co-ordinated the project, and she’s handling the technical end of things. She’ll be more than happy to help you. Her email is: cathy@nurturestore.co.uk

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Comment on Three to Five Playful Preschool e-Book by April Bundridge http://happyhooligans.ca/3-5-playful-preschool-e-book/#comment-7852 Sat, 31 May 2014 16:05:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14691#comment-7852 I bought this during the opening sale on my phone and I’m not sure how to download it now on my computer. If I received a receipt it must have went to my spam! Please help!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7851 Sat, 31 May 2014 15:17:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7851 1/3 water, and then fill up with oil, Dorothy.

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Dorothy Tulk http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7850 Sat, 31 May 2014 14:54:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7850 Do you use 1/3 oil .then fill up with water

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7849 Sat, 31 May 2014 13:01:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7849 Sorry about that! It was super-late when I finished the post, and I didn’t catch that error. I’ve fixed it up now. Thanks so much for letting me know!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Lora http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7844 Sat, 31 May 2014 11:21:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7844 This is the BEST thing I’ve seen in a long time! I can’t wait to make it for our next trip.

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Comment on How to Keep a Diaper on your Toddler at Nap Time (or Bed Time) by Lisa Gallaher http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7842 Sat, 31 May 2014 11:06:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7842 Any one piece, onesie, or sleeper has been working for my daughter. Her sleepers are too hot, but I managed to find some one piece sunsuits and onesies that are working. I’m amazed how determined the other children mentioned are! I hope I don’t have to resort to some of these measures!
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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Christmas Kids Crafts with Free Printables | seven thirty three – - – a creative blog http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7840 Sat, 31 May 2014 04:09:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-7840 […] Across Handprint Reindeer Hat by Putti’s World Yarn and Beads Christmas Tree by Whatever Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree by Happy Hooligans Glue Snowman Window Clings at Mommy Savers Stay up-to-date with all things seven thirty […]

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by Penny http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-7839 Sat, 31 May 2014 02:46:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-7839 What a fantastic idea! We have been inspired to include this craft in our blog post ‘It’s a GIRL Thing … 8 Inspiring Craft Ideas’, You can find a copy of the post here – http://www.billylids.com.au/blog/item/18-it%E2%80%99s-a-girl-thing-8-inspiring-craft-ideas.html

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Erica Loop http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-7838 Sat, 31 May 2014 02:16:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-7838 I love this! Such a simple idea, but so creative. I spent years teaching art in a museum’s children’s studio. We threw out dried up markers all the time (with 100s of kids using them, the caps were often left off). We could have been reusing them for water colors instead of tossing them.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7837 Sat, 31 May 2014 02:11:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7837 You might’ve, Michelle. My microwave has never smelled for more than a few minutes after doing it. How about microwaving a coffee cup filled with water and vinegar for a minute or so after Leave it to sit in there for a half an hour. Vinegar is good for absorbing odours. Then give the microwave a wipe, and maybe the scent will be gone.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7836 Sat, 31 May 2014 01:54:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7836 We did this experiment and loved it!!!! However it did bake my microwave stinky…would there be any advice on how to get the smell out? Did I over microwave the soap??? Yikes! !

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Comment on How to Keep a Diaper on your Toddler at Nap Time (or Bed Time) by Dineen Wiemels http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7835 Sat, 31 May 2014 00:55:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7835 My kids put on zip up sleepers or pj’s with tops and bottoms and then put a onesie over it all on their little ones. It worked great. If you forgot to Poop Proof them you were in deep sh-doodoo!

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Comment on How to Keep a Diaper on your Toddler at Nap Time (or Bed Time) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7834 Sat, 31 May 2014 00:48:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7834 Wow! That is quite the routine, Emma! Inside out is brilliant!

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Comment on How to Keep a Diaper on your Toddler at Nap Time (or Bed Time) by emma http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7833 Sat, 31 May 2014 00:01:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7833 ^^^ What she said. Twins or any multiples are another story. They help each other. We’ve tried everything (inside out and backwards, my sleeper keeper, onesie over pjs, onesie over pjs with cloth diaper over and backwards, etc) and after a few days they get out again, and not just take the diaper off, but spread poo EVERYWHERE!!! So now we found this had worked so far: we have to put the Pjs on inside out, and backwards, and cut a small hole on each side of zipper and tie paracord together in a bow to keep it together. I have little houdinis!

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Sally Mostafa Elanwar http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7832 Fri, 30 May 2014 23:06:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7832 Love it &will try soon :-)

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by jennifer foreman http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7831 Fri, 30 May 2014 20:08:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7831 Love it……you make it a great summer fun time for my little girl and I to have together..

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Comment on 10 Backyard Balancing Activities by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/10-backyard-balancing-activities/#comment-7830 Fri, 30 May 2014 19:57:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9999#comment-7830 What the heck is Paracord, Lindsey? lol I just used whatever we had in the shed. It’s just little kids playing on it. I’m sure any rope would be fine as long as it’s not the splintery kind if you know what I mean.

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Comment on 10 Backyard Balancing Activities by lindsey http://happyhooligans.ca/10-backyard-balancing-activities/#comment-7829 Fri, 30 May 2014 18:14:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9999#comment-7829 What kind of rope for the tightrope? Would 550 Paracord work?

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7828 Fri, 30 May 2014 17:39:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7828 Great idea, Sherry.

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Comment on Pringles Can and Paint Swatch Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activity/#comment-7827 Fri, 30 May 2014 17:39:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8405#comment-7827 Oh, you should see my craft cupboards, Adele! LOL I have a hard time parting with anything that looks like it *might* come in handy one day! The blue canisters are by “Lays”. Very similar to a pringle, just a different brand. :)

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Comment on Muddy Car Wash Activity for Kids by 18 Outdoor Water Activities For The Kids - TheItMom.com http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-7826 Fri, 30 May 2014 17:32:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-7826 […] Muddy Car Wash from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Pringles Can and Paint Swatch Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Adele Wilkes http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activity/#comment-7825 Fri, 30 May 2014 15:25:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8405#comment-7825 Love this pringles can make. It’s so good to be in the company of people who understand the need to save things like paint cards, pringles cans, etc. etc, etc. I’ve never seen the blue plastic holder shown on this page.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Alyssia http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7824 Fri, 30 May 2014 14:51:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7824 For older kids: spelling words, clocks for telling time, 3d shapes, vocab art, ven diagrams

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Sherry http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7822 Fri, 30 May 2014 13:59:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7822 I buy age appropriate learning workbooks, cover the pages with slick, clear Contact. The books get used over and over by multiple children using dry erase pens.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Tracy A http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7820 Fri, 30 May 2014 13:45:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7820 Using chipboard (cut to size shirt boxes, cereal boxes) in-between two sheets of regular copy paper substitutes for cardstock stability. Love this project!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Favorite Summer Toy for Early Speech & Language Development: The Water Table {Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!} http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7819 Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7819 […] water and/or sand! As I already mentioned, you can also fill the table with other items!  Sand, colored rice, beans, foam building blocks, oatmeal, moon sand, cloud dough…check out Little Bins for Little […]

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – An Easy Mason Jar Craft by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7818 Fri, 30 May 2014 11:51:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7818 I don’t know, Cheryl. I’ve only ever made these jars that you see here. I interchange my gels and liquid colourings for a lot of projects though, so I wouldn’t think it would matter, but I’m not sure about the white. I didn’t know they made white.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-7817 Fri, 30 May 2014 11:49:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-7817 You can use either, Olgasek. I know lots of people who use liquid watercolours to dye their pasta and their rice.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by olgasek http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-7816 Fri, 30 May 2014 07:40:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-7816 Love it and did it yesterday! One question: what about dyeing rice with liquid watercolors? I saw you used watercolors when dyeing pasta, why not rice?

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – An Easy Mason Jar Craft by cheryl ives http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7815 Fri, 30 May 2014 07:11:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7815 I’m wanting to try this but I want the white frosted look….I looked on line to see if they even make white gel coloring and they do but it’s a gel paste dye. Does that make a difference?

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7814 Fri, 30 May 2014 02:25:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7814 Not at all, Michelle! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7813 Fri, 30 May 2014 01:52:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7813 Love this idea! Hope you don’t mind me featuring it on my blog :)

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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-7812 Thu, 29 May 2014 23:08:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7812 Yes, you can, Jenn. :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by jenn http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7811 Thu, 29 May 2014 22:14:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7811 Can we use regular vegetable oil instead odf baby oil?

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Comment on Ladybug Craft for Toddlers (with Corks and Buttons) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ladybug-craft-for-toddlers/#comment-7810 Thu, 29 May 2014 20:47:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13902#comment-7810 I have this button and bead pinboard that you can check out, Amy (all of my boards are organized alphabetically if you’re ever looking for a topic like buttons, animals, water play etc.). Also, I keep our buttons in a shallow box so the kids can access them and play with them whenever they want. They love sifting and sorting and just running their fingers through them. I’ll give them jars and bottles and scoops and they fill them up and dump them out and start again. It’s great for fine motor skills and such a fun sensory experience. Here’s the link to my pinboard: http://www.pinterest.com/happyhooligans/buttons-beads/

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Comment on Ladybug Craft for Toddlers (with Corks and Buttons) by Amy http://happyhooligans.ca/ladybug-craft-for-toddlers/#comment-7809 Thu, 29 May 2014 20:15:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13902#comment-7809 Cute idea do you have any other projects using buttons? I picked up a gallon size Ziploc baggie filled with buttons for a quarter! I’d love to do more projects with them :-)

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Comment on Easy, Homemade Paper Doll Family by Lisa @ Charlie The Cavalier http://happyhooligans.ca/flat-people/#comment-7808 Thu, 29 May 2014 19:51:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8679#comment-7808 What a great idea! Always thinking of ways to use these.

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by How to build a water wall for kids water play - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7807 Thu, 29 May 2014 17:25:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7807 […] Easy, DIY Water Slide […]

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-7806 Thu, 29 May 2014 17:00:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-7806 No, sorry, I don’t, Kathy.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-7805 Thu, 29 May 2014 17:00:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-7805 It might, Heather. I really don’t know. You could try it. :)

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-7804 Thu, 29 May 2014 15:55:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-7804 Hi! I just saw this, as you posted it today! You said that the salt crumbles… Do you think that it would stay put if you sprayed a few coats of Modge Podge sealer over it? Or something similar?

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by Kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-7803 Thu, 29 May 2014 14:34:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-7803 Do you have a poem for Father’s Day that can go with the rocks?
Love all your ideas!

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by 40+ Fun Activities to Do with Kids This Summer. The Video to #9 is Just the Sweetest Thing. http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-7802 Thu, 29 May 2014 08:35:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-7802 […] Shaving foam car wash: Have the kids set up a mini car wash for their toy cars, dolls, LEGOs or whatever else they want to […]

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by The Ultimate Toys: Dirt and Water | Eyes On Heaven http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7801 Thu, 29 May 2014 07:34:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7801 […] Make a water wall. Happy Hooligans has some great ideas about […]

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Comment on Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments by Mohammed@BazaarInEgypt http://happyhooligans.ca/tinfoil-trees-ornaments/#comment-7800 Thu, 29 May 2014 06:19:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-7800 Hi ! Jackie
Love it….. I love your decor style, I like this simple ideas using foil and tissue paper. Looks amazing. Great idea.. I will be trying it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful concept with fabulous idea.

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by How to make your own giant bubbles - bubble recipe http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7799 Thu, 29 May 2014 05:58:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7799 […] Easy, DIY Water Slide […]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Shannon http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7798 Thu, 29 May 2014 05:47:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7798 Great ideas! We’ve done the Design Dazzle version of bubble wands before, but they are difficult for little hands (and shorter arms) to wield, even though they want to desperately. The straw wands seem much more “little hand-friendly” — thanks!!

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by Plan the Perfect St. Patrick's Day • Little Gold Pixel http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-7797 Thu, 29 May 2014 05:23:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-7797 […] After work/school, make a rainbow collage with your child. Crafting with children is actually one of the most gratifying experiences ever […]

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Tina Marble http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7796 Thu, 29 May 2014 01:07:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7796 You completely ROCK!! I can’t wait for summer break to do with my girls. They will love it. Thank you.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Liz Credo http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7795 Wed, 28 May 2014 23:20:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7795 I’m anxious to find out the alternative!!!! :)

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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-7794 Wed, 28 May 2014 19:21:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7794 I don’t know about the liquid paint, Emily. If it contains water at all, the oil in the dough will repel it. I’ve heard you can use candy food-colouring though because it’s oil based. Maybe check to see if you can get that at your grocery store.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7793 Wed, 28 May 2014 18:20:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7793 I can’t get powdered tempera paint where I live…only the liquid. Would that work or would it ruin the cloud dough?

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by Maren Cecil http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-7792 Wed, 28 May 2014 13:37:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-7792 Love visiting your blog. I, too, run an in home daycare which I started to be able to stay home with my kids (who now total 7). These days, my husband and I run the daycare together. We love those kids. Thanks for all the great ideas, I’m planning to make the jeans aprons next!

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Comment on constructing with styrofoam by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/constructing-with-styrofoam/#comment-7791 Wed, 28 May 2014 13:22:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4132#comment-7791 Thanks so much, Deb! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’ll look for your post!

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Comment on constructing with styrofoam by Deb @ Living Montessori Now http://happyhooligans.ca/constructing-with-styrofoam/#comment-7789 Wed, 28 May 2014 11:36:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4132#comment-7789 What a fun project, Jackie! I featured your post and photo in my Montessori-Inspired Construction Unit post today. :)

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by MultiTestingMom http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-7788 Wed, 28 May 2014 11:27:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-7788 These are so cute! We do this at the cottage every summer!

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Comment on Fairy Soup by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-soup/#comment-7787 Wed, 28 May 2014 04:59:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9946#comment-7787 Welcome, Gerry! So happy you found me! Happy to have you on board! I hope you and your daughter make some great memories while enjoying my activities!

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Comment on Story Stones by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7786 Wed, 28 May 2014 04:58:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7786 Thank you, Debs!!

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Comment on Story Stones by Debs http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7785 Wed, 28 May 2014 03:38:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7785 These are so lovely. Great idea using craft/activities books like that! I still have to make my own. Just letting you know that I’ve featured this idea on this week’s Tuesday Tots in a post full of rock’n great ideas. ;)

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft for Kids to Make - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7784 Wed, 28 May 2014 02:53:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7784 […] *Like those aprons?  I make them out of the pant legs of our old jeans.  You can get the step-by-step instruction here. […]

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Comment on Fairy Soup by Gerry http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-soup/#comment-7783 Wed, 28 May 2014 00:56:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9946#comment-7783 This website is awesome. My wife and I can’t wait to start doing some of these things with our daughter. I found this site by accident… happy, happy accident.

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Comment on Frozen Sensory Bin by susanguda http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-sensory-bin/#comment-7782 Tue, 27 May 2014 16:44:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14874#comment-7782 I use sensory bins in my preschool which I have owned for almost 20 years, but I always need new inspiration. Thank you for what you do! I recently saw this wonderful learning system by Spielgaben. They are giving away a learning system on the following website: http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/2014/05/spielgaben-is-it-worth-it/ check it out!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Sheena Crain http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7781 Tue, 27 May 2014 16:15:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7781 Sounds fun. My daughter will love this since she loves to be in the kitchen with me. I shared this to my page because pretty much all of the women in my family are into kids activities. Thanks and keep them coming!

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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-7780 Tue, 27 May 2014 14:08:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7780 Go for it, Nancy! I can’t see what difference it would make. :)

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Vibrant Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Phil O'brien http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-7779 Tue, 27 May 2014 12:35:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-7779 I also once used such technique, it looks quite attractive and moreover u can reuse it if used carefully.

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Comment on Frozen Sensory Bin by Jeanine http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-sensory-bin/#comment-7778 Tue, 27 May 2014 00:53:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14874#comment-7778 Gorrrrrgeous!!!!! I love this!!! I will add rice and cotton balls to our list!! Amazing! And YES, the entire daycare, even the boys, LOVE FROZEN! Ugh! (I’m SOO over it though) lol :D

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Nancy http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7777 Mon, 26 May 2014 21:58:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7777 Why not mix the powdered colour with the flour before adding the oil?

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Jerri white http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7776 Mon, 26 May 2014 18:15:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7776 I w as looking for something to do with my almost four year old granddaughter, who is visiting us this week! She will love this!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7775 Mon, 26 May 2014 18:11:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7775 I should add that you’ll just want to stir it well every time you refill your laundry jug. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7774 Mon, 26 May 2014 18:11:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7774 Yes! I’ve done that before, Leslie. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Leslie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7773 Mon, 26 May 2014 18:07:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7773 Hi there!! Just wondering if it would be ok to half the recipe (yielding 2.5 concentrated gallons) and go ahead and fill with water to the 5 gallon line so I don’t have to add water every time I refill my laundry jug?? Thank you!!

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Comment on Story Stones by Amanda Formaro http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7772 Mon, 26 May 2014 13:18:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7772 Hi Jackie! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this post on my Facebook page during April and people loved it. It made it into the top 20 for the month, of which I always do a round up. So today I’ve featured you on my blog as well (link below). Thanks for such an awesome post! http://craftsbyamanda.com/2014/05/great-craft-ideas-may-2014.html

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Comment on Story Stones by Great Craft Ideas – May 2014 - Crafts by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7771 Mon, 26 May 2014 13:09:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7771 […] Story Stones – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Felt Flower Buttoning Toy by Mary Catherine http://happyhooligans.ca/felt-flower-buttoning-toy/#comment-7770 Mon, 26 May 2014 13:02:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14858#comment-7770 I love your original button snake, and this flower version is an awesome springy version of it!!! Can’t wait to try it out with my preschool kiddos. :)

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Comment on 10+ Stone Activities for Kids by Mary Catherine http://happyhooligans.ca/10-stone-activities-for-kids/#comment-7769 Mon, 26 May 2014 13:01:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14809#comment-7769 Thanks so much for including my colorful rocks with your awesome resource. My son and my preschool kiddos LOVE rocks, much like your Hooligans! :)

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Comment on Easter Playdough Activities for Toddlers by mariz http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-playdough-activities-toddlers/#comment-7768 Mon, 26 May 2014 04:26:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13748#comment-7768 This is so cute. It looks fun. I’m sure my son will love this. Thank you for posting. You might want to see this.

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by DIY Wind Chimes - Gorgeous, Recycled Craft for Kids to Make http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7767 Mon, 26 May 2014 01:13:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7767 […] Gorgeous Paper Mache Bowls […]

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Comment on 10 Spring Crafts for Kids! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/10-spring-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7766 Mon, 26 May 2014 00:51:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13684#comment-7766 I’m not exactly sure exactly what you’re looking for, Sylvia. All of our crafts are done by both boys and girls here, but you can find all of my posts on my pinterest board, where you’ll have more of a visual overview of everything we’ve done. It should be easy to spot things that might appeal to you. :) Here’s the link: http://www.pinterest.com/happyhooligans/happy-hooligans-posts/

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Comment on 10 Spring Crafts for Kids! by Sylvia Albert http://happyhooligans.ca/10-spring-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7765 Sun, 25 May 2014 23:55:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13684#comment-7765 Nice ideas for a little girl. Would you have any crafts for a boy?

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Katherine Collmer http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-7764 Sun, 25 May 2014 21:00:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-7764 I love this activity! Will share!

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Comment on popcorn trees by apple tree craft - happy hooligans - fall sensory art with sandpaper http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-7763 Sun, 25 May 2014 20:56:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-7763 […] been having lots of fun with our fall crafting this month!  Tree crafts have been among our favourite lately!  We’re making another tree craft today!  An apple tree […]

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by URL http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-7762 Sun, 25 May 2014 16:16:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-7762 … [Trackback]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Vanessa http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7761 Sun, 25 May 2014 15:39:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7761 teehee! the other link’s “secret ingredient” made me giggle like a school girl. I would see myself blushing everytime i saw a kid dip into the solution knowing the original purpose of the secret ingredient….also….awkward to explain to neighborhood parents who want to make their own for their kids….glad you found an alternative for us immature adults hahhaha

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Laura Harris http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7760 Sun, 25 May 2014 13:11:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7760 would this work for slime??? my boys love it and we go through tons of glue…do you have to let it warm a bit after taking out of fridge?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Fernanda Arruda http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7759 Sun, 25 May 2014 13:01:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7759 Que tipo de farinha posso utilizar aqui no Brasil?
Farinha para fabricar pão?? Para que se usa essa farinha na cozinha??

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by tissue paper fall wreath - happy hooligans - fall crafts & fine motor http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-7758 Sun, 25 May 2014 03:27:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-7758 […] Fabulous Fall Collage […]

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Comment on Homemade Glue by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7757 Sun, 25 May 2014 03:21:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7757 You are awesome! Thank you, Sue!

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Comment on Homemade Glue by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7756 Sun, 25 May 2014 03:21:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7756 I don’t think it would work with homemade glue, Mary. Just a guess though…

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Tracy Curley http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7755 Sun, 25 May 2014 00:25:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7755 And by the way. I love your ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Tracy Curley http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7754 Sun, 25 May 2014 00:20:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7754 What is corn syrup in Australia?

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Mary Vasquez-Davidson http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7753 Sat, 24 May 2014 23:59:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7753 Can you use this glue recipe to make Gak? Gallons of glue get expensive after a while! ;)

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Lavoretti | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7751 Sat, 24 May 2014 22:24:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7751 […] homemade glue – happy hooligans – corn syrup, vinegar and cornstarch […]

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Sue Fromm http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7750 Sat, 24 May 2014 22:12:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7750 Googled mucilage ( the glue in those duck beak bottles) and it led to a company in Canada called Avron where you can get a bottle for only .99 cents ! They have a FB page., too.

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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-7749 Sat, 24 May 2014 13:03:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7749 Yes, that’s right, Michelle. :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7748 Sat, 24 May 2014 08:38:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7748 How so you store this when not in use? I.e air tight container? X

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7747 Sat, 24 May 2014 04:01:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7747 I saw a recipe where it’s colored with a lavender colored sidewalk chalk, and lavender essential oil for the sensory experience of a soothing scent; and the mother uses it as a calm-down activity for her children right before bedtime. Can’t wait to try it!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Chantal http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7746 Fri, 23 May 2014 22:21:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7746 Thanks!!!!!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7745 Fri, 23 May 2014 04:17:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7745 I’ve heard your Fairy Liquid works very well, Jo.

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Comment on 10+ Stone Activities for Kids by piratemonkeymama http://happyhooligans.ca/10-stone-activities-for-kids/#comment-7744 Fri, 23 May 2014 02:06:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14809#comment-7744 Awesome ideas! I’m one of those people who can’t resist picking up a pretty or “different’ stone and taking it home with me for the garden so I especially enjoyed this post. My son is just coming up on a year and I can’t wait to share my silly passion for rocks with him. I’ve added this to my favourite list for when he gets a bit bigger. Thanks.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Jo Howell http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7743 Thu, 22 May 2014 20:47:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7743 Hi, I am in the UK and would love to give this a go but we don’t have Dawn, do you know what liquid I may be able to use. I saw a referece to baby shampoo is that any brand? Thanks in advance Jo

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7742 Thu, 22 May 2014 17:14:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7742 Ours moulded fairly quickly last year, Janine – within a few days.

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Meggin D http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7741 Thu, 22 May 2014 16:56:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7741 I’m wondering what would happen if I mixed the cornstarch and water with my hand mixer? Mixing it all by hand got my carpal tunnel something fierce! Worth it though!! The kids had so much fun!
Thanks for a great one!

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by janine http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7740 Thu, 22 May 2014 16:28:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7740 How long will this keep before it spoils?

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Comment on Story Stones by Fun with ROCKS – Family fun idea #4 http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7739 Thu, 22 May 2014 14:40:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7739 […] imagination can be involved I’m all over that!! Get their story telling juices flowing with Story Telling Rocks. I shared a similar idea a few years ago using stickers, fabric and other fun images I had on […]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Barbara Peters http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7738 Thu, 22 May 2014 14:34:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7738 Great recipes. I’d like to add my experience regarding the bubble mix. I use baby shampoo instead of the dawn because it doesn’t burn when it gets in their eyes. I’ve found that using dish detergent can sometimes turn them off on bubbles, forever.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Cathy http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7737 Thu, 22 May 2014 14:18:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7737 When I did mine I also put it in the oven on low for a bit just to dry it out faster (I also used vinegar instead). I just need to remember to get a decent sized bin to contain the mess because a tray is too shallow!

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by katienk http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7736 Thu, 22 May 2014 14:09:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7736 LOL ;)

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 10 Fun Things to Do with Salt | left brain craft brain http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7735 Thu, 22 May 2014 13:41:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7735 […] 6.  Make Homemade Puffy Paint like the one from Happy Hooligans. […]

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by I Spy Sensory Bin - happy hooligans - fine motor activity for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-7734 Thu, 22 May 2014 12:02:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-7734 […] dyed pasta (get our easy recipe here) […]

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Unit: Clothes | Raising Yusuf http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7732 Thu, 22 May 2014 02:15:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-7732 […] happyhooligans.ca […]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by WebbletMama http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7731 Thu, 22 May 2014 02:09:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7731 We made this today….it took some getting used to to figure out how to make the bubbles with the straw and yarn. Thank goodness my 4 year old twins figured it out ;) they love it! One of my boys said “wow mom, beautiful colors you have there!” -referring to the colors they make when blown up. It will keep us entertained all summer. My 2 year old even managed to make mini bubbles with it. So cool- thank you for sharing!

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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-7730 Wed, 21 May 2014 22:49:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7730 Thanks, Liz! Hoping to get that post written up this week. :)

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Comment on Water Bin with Tubes and Funnels by Ali Blyth elliot http://happyhooligans.ca/water-bin-with-pvc-pipes/#comment-7729 Wed, 21 May 2014 18:27:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3655#comment-7729 I used to run a preschool and a water table was out everyday, it was always popular. I live the idea with all the pipes, I’ll do that with my young son, he will love it!!!! I used food colouring a lot too, a favourite was when we filled latex gloves with coloured water and froze them overnight before dropping then into the water tray!!!!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Jerome Madson http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7727 Wed, 21 May 2014 17:11:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7727 If you add some glow-in-the-dark paint, it’s an amazing activity for summer nights. I tried a bunch of different ones and found that Rust-Oleum worked best (http://amzn.to/1i4FVPz).

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by amy http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7726 Wed, 21 May 2014 16:07:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7726 My little boys and I made your clod dough this morning. I would post pics, but it would be too graphic. Lol. They loved the feel of it so much they stripped their clothes off to play naked in it. Hilarious. Love your stuff, we have done tons of it and have lots more planned! Thank you!!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Liz Credo http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7725 Wed, 21 May 2014 16:05:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7725 Where is your recipe for cloud dough without baby oil? My little one would love this but she’s still in the phase of sticking everything in her mouth. Is the alternative something that would be safe if ingested? Thanks! I’m in love with this blog now!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7723 Wed, 21 May 2014 11:14:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7723 If you take the link in my post to the Coloured Cloud Dough, you’ll see how we coloured ours, Elizabeth. We tried a few things, and unfortunately, Koolaid powder didn’t work, but we did find a way to colour it beautifully!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Moon Dust | Baking Betsy http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7722 Wed, 21 May 2014 09:02:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7722 […] it also reminded me of an activity I’d seen on Happy Hooligans many moons ago (haha) called Cloud Dough, but I had renamed Moon Dust in my head at some point. I’m not really wanting to stray too […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Elizabeth Olden http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7720 Wed, 21 May 2014 02:42:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7720 I am guessing to color it you could add dry koolaid, the kind without sugar.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7719 Tue, 20 May 2014 17:29:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7719 I haven’t tried it yet but have seen it in the stores at a fairly high price tag. I think my granddaughter will love this….can’t wait to make it…:)

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by Doll Diaper Station - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-7718 Tue, 20 May 2014 17:20:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-7718 […] white fabric (more on that in a minute).  I suspected it would be a hit because of how popular our Babydoll Bath Station always is with all of the […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by christie http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7717 Tue, 20 May 2014 16:13:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7717 What a GREAT idea! I am so making this for my special needs child!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Angela R McKinney-Yates http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7716 Tue, 20 May 2014 12:06:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7716 Your blog had me laughing so hard that I think I may just have to try this stuff!!! lol. Kids would love it.

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Comment on Fairy Soup by Cleo http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-soup/#comment-7715 Tue, 20 May 2014 10:07:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9946#comment-7715 I loved this idea so much. We don’t have a garden so we did an out and about version. I just posted about it. Thank you so much for such a great idea

http://www.cleocobb.co.uk/2014/05/20/fairy-and-unicorn-potions-in-the-park/#more-1381

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by Yennie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-7714 Tue, 20 May 2014 08:39:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-7714 I’m so excited about finding your blog today. I’m going to go through all your wonderful ideas for kids. You are incredible creative! Thank you so much!

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Comment on Mosaic Project for Preschoolers – with styrofoam meat trays by Yennie http://happyhooligans.ca/mosaic-project-kids-styrofoam-produce-trays/#comment-7713 Tue, 20 May 2014 07:22:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13576#comment-7713 Great idea! I’m going to try this with my daughter. Thanks.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by CanuckGirl http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7712 Tue, 20 May 2014 06:40:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7712 Yes we can get them here. Safe ways and Co-op for sure have them.

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Comment on Story Stones by Kay http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7711 Tue, 20 May 2014 05:29:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7711 Just found these in your site. I looked st them thinking you were such a good painter!! I’m half I clicked to read more-only to find I can use magazine pictures!!!! I’m excited I can go this!!!! I certainly can’t paint that good. Brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing. Kay

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Comment on Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin by 10+ Stone Activities for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/water-play-bin/#comment-7709 Tue, 20 May 2014 04:02:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3555#comment-7709 […] a great addition to a sensory bin or activity bin.  Check out our Dinosaur Activity Bin and our Deep Blue Sea Bin to see what I […]

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by 10+ Stone Activities for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7708 Tue, 20 May 2014 03:57:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7708 […] and Sensory Bins:  Rocks make a great addition to a sensory bin or activity bin.  Check out our Dinosaur Activity Bin and our Deep Blue Sea Bin to see what I […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Jessica O. http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7707 Tue, 20 May 2014 00:35:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7707 I was wondering for Essential oils, which I use daily for almost everything at this point. What would be your recommendation on how many drops to add? Would you say to add it to the individual jugs each time or add the oils to the 5 gallon bucket?

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Comment on 15 Easy Homemade Paint Recipes Your Kids are Going to Love! by Stephanie Haass http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paint-kids/#comment-7706 Mon, 19 May 2014 23:29:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14308#comment-7706 Oh my goodness! Thanks for including our magic foaming paint in your collection! This is so fab ;)

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Jes http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7704 Mon, 19 May 2014 18:18:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7704 I want to go home and do this experiment right now… my little one is only 9 months old, but I’m putting together an activity book with all of the experiments / activities I want to try in the future. This will be a favorite, I am sure.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Cassie http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7703 Mon, 19 May 2014 16:34:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7703 For a non gluten containing recipe you can try one part conditioner to two parts cornstarch it works the same and regular food colours work.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Stacy of KSW (@stacyofksw) http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7702 Mon, 19 May 2014 15:12:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7702 Fantastic, thanks for the tips about how NOT to do it too :)

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks in 5 minutes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-7701 Mon, 19 May 2014 13:16:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-7701 […] Portable Mud-Pit […]

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by 33 Actividades divertidas para niños | Viri en Casa http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7700 Mon, 19 May 2014 06:00:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7700 […] una resbaladilla de agua […]

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Comment on Mud Play – More Fun In Our Back Yard {Portable} Mud Pit by fairy mud - happy hooligans - soap and toilet paper sensory material http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-play-more-fun-in-our-mobile-mud-pit/#comment-7699 Mon, 19 May 2014 00:07:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3455#comment-7699 […] Portable Mud-Pit […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Ghost mud, a sensory activity with toilet paper and ivory soap http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7698 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:55:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7698 […] 2-Ingredient Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on “Garden Soup” Water Play: a simple backyard activity that entertains for hours! by Ghost mud, a sensory activity with toilet paper and ivory soap http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-7697 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:55:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-7697 […] Garden Soup – sensory play […]

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Ghost mud, a sensory activity with toilet paper and ivory soap http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7696 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:53:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7696 […] Dinosaur Activity Bin […]

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by How to make your own giant bubbles - bubble recipe http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-7695 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:50:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-7695 […] Baby Bath Station […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Homemade Laundry Detergent with Borax, Washing Soda and Ivory Soap http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7694 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:29:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7694 […] Repurposed Denim Aprons (repurposing a denim pant leg) […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Maggie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7693 Sun, 18 May 2014 17:24:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7693 You can get Borax in the UK. Try the Soap Kitchen.

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Comment on Sandbox Ideas – Toy Suggestions, Play Ideas and Storage Solutions by Ann http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-sandbox/#comment-7692 Sun, 18 May 2014 17:04:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9365#comment-7692 So Awesome. What lucky children that get to hang out at your place every day!

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Comment on paper candy canes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-candy-canes/#comment-7691 Sun, 18 May 2014 13:34:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1653#comment-7691 For trimming the rectangular piece of paper into a square.

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Comment on paper candy canes by Shaireen http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-candy-canes/#comment-7690 Sun, 18 May 2014 13:28:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1653#comment-7690 What are the scissors for?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Mel Cryer http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7689 Sun, 18 May 2014 11:36:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7689 Love this idea! One of my girls got some store bought cloud dough a few years ago, and she loved it, but it’s too expensive to buy often, and is definitely an outdoor activity.

When I saw this post, I thought about making this for students of mine. I have 2 classes of autistic students from kindergarten to year 5, who are often very sensory seeking, and easily bored with activities. This could be a fun change to the usual games and activities we have at lunchtime/recess. With a maximum of 7 in each class, and most of one class integrated into the mainstream playground, and two teachers on duty, this could be lots of fun! Thank you so much!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Tina Moore http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7688 Sun, 18 May 2014 04:08:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7688 I have been making the powdered version for some time now. It doesn’t last as long but I also add oxy clean to mix. Works great on kids and electricians dirty clothes.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7687 Sun, 18 May 2014 03:31:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7687 It doesn’t really matter, Chantal because you’re just filling that jug to be a convenient working supply, so whatever container you have on hand is fine. I use an old laundry jug or vinegar jug or juice jug – whatever I have. The main supply of the detergent is kept in a 5 gallon pail, but I just fill the jug 50% of that detergent in the pail and 50% water to have a working supply handy at beside my washing machine.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Chantal http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7686 Sun, 18 May 2014 03:20:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7686 How big of a juice jug or laundry jug do you use??

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Marlena http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7685 Sun, 18 May 2014 01:59:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7685 Thank you:)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7684 Sun, 18 May 2014 01:33:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7684 I think it will, Marlena. I’m fairly certain others have used that as a substitute.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7683 Sun, 18 May 2014 01:33:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7683 I use distilled white vinegar, Teri.

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Comment on rainbow playdough by rainbow rice - how to colour vibrant rice for play - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-7682 Sun, 18 May 2014 01:32:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-7682 […] Rainbow Playdough […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Teri http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7681 Sun, 18 May 2014 00:58:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7681 What type of vinegar do you use or does it not matter?

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Comment on Painting with Coloured Ice – A Vibrant Outdoor Art Activity for Kids by Coloured Ice Activity Bin - Kids Activities Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-coloured-ice/#comment-7680 Sat, 17 May 2014 23:00:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1009#comment-7680 […] you’re looking for another great way to play with coloured ice, check out our ice painting activity!  That’s another one you’ll want to try this […]

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Comment on Shaving Cream Sensory Play with Glitter by sam http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-and-glitter/#comment-7679 Sat, 17 May 2014 21:19:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1031#comment-7679 I just did something similar with my kids, we mixed different colour paints in to the foam, good messy fun. Keep up the good work.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Marlena http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7678 Sat, 17 May 2014 19:45:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7678 Do you know if Borax Substitute will work this same way?. Cas I think U cannot get Borax in UK.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Sarah T http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7677 Sat, 17 May 2014 19:07:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7677 Check your cloth diaper manufacturers recommendations.
It may void the warranty if you use something other than what they recommend.
I’ve used this or similar on my cotton ones and it’s lovely!!
But I never tried it on key microfiber BC it said not to on their site.
Best recommendation I saw was to wash covers in with other laundry not the inserts to save washing then so much.
I can’t wait to make my own. I just bought a big bucket of Claudia’s Choice and it will be a while before I need to but I’m not hugely happy with it and it’s sooo expensive!!!!

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by Shaving Cream and Glitter - a Wonderful Sensory Play Experience! http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-7676 Sat, 17 May 2014 18:43:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-7676 […] Shaving Cream Car Wash […]

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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-7675 Sat, 17 May 2014 18:04:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7675 Go for it, Kristen, and let me know how it turns out. I’ve had readers ask if they can do it that way, but I’ve never tried to.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Kristen Swisher http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7674 Sat, 17 May 2014 17:31:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7674 I would need to try this with gluten free flour.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Button Apple Tree Craft by 20+ Ideas for Hand and Footprint Art - Fun-A-Day! http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-pape-button-apple-trees/#comment-7673 Sat, 17 May 2014 16:27:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1122#comment-7673 […] Tissue Paper and Buttons Apple Tree – Happy […]

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Comment on hand dyed pasta necklaces by Donna C. Douthit http://happyhooligans.ca/dyeing-pasta-for-necklaces/#comment-7672 Sat, 17 May 2014 16:02:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7621#comment-7672 When one of my sons was in kindergarten he made a dyed pasta necklace for me for Mother’s Day. I got all dressed up to go out for brunch that day and he looked at me sadly and said, “Aren”t you going to wear your necklace I made, Mama? Don’t you like it?” He only called me Mama at that point when he was sick or feeling insecure. I told him of course I loved it and made some excuse of waiting until the last moment to put it on. It really looked hideous with my clothing. But, if I had any reservations about it, the beam on his face put them to rest. I got a lot of strange looks at the restaurant that day, but I just told him that everyone was noticing his beautiful gift. My little boy turned 32 recently and on Mother’s Day recently told me how proud he was that I actually wore his necklace in public that morning.

I came across your site accidentally. Thanks for the memory!

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by DIY Wind Chimes - Gorgeous, Recycled Craft for Kids to Make http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7671 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:31:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7671 […] Easy, Recycled Water Wall […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Homemade Bookmarks - Tie Dyed with Sharpies and Rubbing Alcohol http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7670 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:24:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7670 […] 3-Ingredient Puffy Paint […]

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by How to build a water wall for kids water play - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-7669 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:17:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-7669 […] Portable Mud Pit […]

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Comment on “Garden Soup” Water Play: a simple backyard activity that entertains for hours! by How to dye rice - 3 easy steps - no alcohol no waste - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-7668 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:09:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-7668 […] Garden Soup […]

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks in 5 minutes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7667 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:00:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7667 […] Easy, Homemade Water Wall […]

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Terri Lane http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7666 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:59:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7666 There are oil based food colorings/flavorings used in candy making that might work. No idea if it would “color” the kids hands or not. :)

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Comment on Muddy Car Wash Activity for Kids by Ghost mud, a sensory activity with toilet paper and ivory soap http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-7665 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:46:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-7665 […] Muddy Car Wash […]

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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-7664 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:40:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-7664 Phew! Yes!! Good thing! lol Have fun with it, Kara! :)

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by fairy mud - happy hooligans - soap and toilet paper sensory material http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7663 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:39:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7663 […] 2-Ingredient Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by fairy mud - happy hooligans - soap and toilet paper sensory material http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-7662 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:39:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-7662 […] Shaving Cream Car Wash […]

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Kara http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-7661 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:28:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-7661 Oh well it’s a good thing I asked then or it could have been a disaster! Thank you :)

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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-7660 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:25:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-7660 No, Kara. It’s Farenheit. The lowest setting that my oven will go to.

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by How to make your own giant bubbles - bubble recipe http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7659 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:23:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7659 […] Recycled Water Wall […]

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by kara http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-7658 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:19:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-7658 I’m guessing when you say 200 degrees that it’s celsius, yeah? :)

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7657 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:18:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7657 […] 2-Ingredient Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - happy hooligans - flour and baby oil http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-7656 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:11:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-7656 […] Homemade Watercolour Discs […]

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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-7655 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:02:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7655 Yes! I’ve had several people tell me it can be made with those, Clarissa! And I was so happy to hear one person say she’s in Canada, so I know I’ll be able to get some here! I have plans to try it with our next batch!

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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-7654 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:00:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7654 It would be great in a sand table, Tanya. As long as it doesn’t get wet, it will last indefinitely. :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Tanya http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7653 Fri, 16 May 2014 23:56:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7653 Can this be used in a sand table instead of sand???? Will it keep?? Of do I need to take it out after playing with it???

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Clarissa Hooper http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7652 Fri, 16 May 2014 21:46:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7652 I never do have tempera powder around, but I did have something that made cloud dough SUPER vibrantly colored AND it smelled oh so good!!! I’d love for you to check out my post on it here: http://munchkins-and-moms.blogspot.com/2014/03/secret-ingredient-cloud-dough.html

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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-7651 Fri, 16 May 2014 17:17:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7651 Thanks, Natalie! Great to know!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7650 Fri, 16 May 2014 17:17:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7650 I can’t say we’ve ever had that problem, Jessica. lol Sorry! I’d try googling “getting dough out of hair”. Essentially bread dough or pizza dough would be pretty much the same thing – flour and oil, so that might turn something up. I’m surprised dish soap didn’t work, but sometimes the best way to fight grease is with grease – i.e. oil will remove oily, sticky stains, so maybe combing a little more baby oil or vegetable oil through her hair with a very fine toothed comb, and rubbing the little pieces between your oily fingers might break it down. You’ll def. need to do a dish-soap hair wash after that though, to cut the grease. Good luck!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Lin http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7649 Fri, 16 May 2014 17:00:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7649 that’s an adorable idea Miranda! thanks!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Natalie http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7648 Fri, 16 May 2014 16:31:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7648 I am in Ontario and our local Independent Grocer (Loblaws chain) sells the Duncan Hines Frosting Creations. I imagine they would sell them at most larger chain grocery stores.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Jessica http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7647 Fri, 16 May 2014 16:19:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7647 My step daughter got this in her hair thanks to making it “rain” cloud dough! Any suggestions on how to get it out?? Her hair has been washed and combed… I tried dishsoap and drowning her hair with conditioner but it is still there…. Tiny little pieces. Please help!

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by 100 awesome summer activities for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7645 Fri, 16 May 2014 09:01:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7645 […] 13. Make your own water slide! […]

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Sandra Frederiks http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7644 Fri, 16 May 2014 06:35:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7644 Dried black beans are available in the ethenic food section of Superstore.

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by Rebecca Hanson http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-7643 Fri, 16 May 2014 04:47:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-7643 Some of the best and well remembered activities happen with no advance planning!! I love spur of the moment creativity that seems to work by its own magic!!

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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-7642 Fri, 16 May 2014 04:20:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7642 Really, Miranda? That’s great to know! I’ve heard of those. Not sure if I can get them here in Canada, but you can bet I’ll be looking! Thank you!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Miranda Bradford http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7641 Fri, 16 May 2014 03:09:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7641 I’ve made several colored batches using the newfangled Frosting Creations by Duncan Hines! I have a tub of green “mint chocolate chip ice cream” cloud dough, threw in some dried black beans for the chips! Works perfectly for me :) My preschool class absolute loves this stuff!!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7640 Thu, 15 May 2014 21:13:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7640 It’s the high air content that makes this work, Terrie. I can’t say if it will work with other brands. It could just burn. I really don’t know first-hand.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Terrie http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7639 Thu, 15 May 2014 20:19:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7639 is there a reason you can’t use any other type of soap, I wanted to know if I could try it with dove ?

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by D. Griff http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-7638 Thu, 15 May 2014 12:50:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-7638 Jackie, you are an inspiration! What awesome, wonderful,exciting ideas you have. I have an in-home day care and I cannot wait to use so many of your posts! Thanks again, Jackie!!

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by Judy http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-7637 Thu, 15 May 2014 11:39:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-7637 Fabulous projects for little ones and their grandmothers to do as well!

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by Kristen@CountryFitFamily http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-7636 Thu, 15 May 2014 11:24:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-7636 Oh, I am so doing that too! My kids always ask me to carry the pail full of cars/toys up into their playhouse. This would be much more fun for them!

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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-7634 Thu, 15 May 2014 03:18:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7634 Haha! No worries Dana. We had fun with all the experimenting.

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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-7633 Thu, 15 May 2014 03:18:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7633 I’ve actually lucked out and found some of them at second hand stores, April. One of them came with our playdough ice cream factory years ago though. You could try amazon.com

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Dana http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7632 Thu, 15 May 2014 02:42:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7632 I used the oil based candy coloring with great success! I guess it should’ve occurred to me to share that little tidbit when I discovered it and saved you from the failed experiments…my bad.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by April http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7631 Thu, 15 May 2014 02:17:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7631 Where did you get the ice cream cones?

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7630 Thu, 15 May 2014 01:43:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7630 Here it is, Felicity. Enjoy!! http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2014/02/rainbow-slime-recipe.html

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7629 Thu, 15 May 2014 01:39:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7629 Oh! I know the one you mean. It’s not actually my post. It was one that I shared on my page. Hang on. I’ll find the link.

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Felicity http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7628 Thu, 15 May 2014 01:18:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7628 Thanks Jackie but it wasn’t rainbow. The pic was twisted up with brilliant colours and you made it sound like it was a new creation of yours. I will make this rainbow one for now, but any help from your readers too would be great.. You always want what you can’t have !!

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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-7627 Thu, 15 May 2014 00:09:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7627 Wow! I didn’t know there was such a thing as oil based colouring, Monique! I would certainly think it would work! I’m going to have to look for some!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by monique http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7626 Wed, 14 May 2014 23:37:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7626 I was wondering as i read this……there is oil based food coloring (you use it to color the candy melts used for cake pops) they are oil based and regular food coloring doesn’t color them properly. Smaller quantity of coloring, dual use for it?
I doesn’t have any powdered tempera (nor do I want to buy a huge amount)

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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-7625 Wed, 14 May 2014 22:15:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7625 Very strange. We’ve played with this dozens of times in our yard, and never had any problems with our grass. Mind you, we’re not dumping or leaving heaps of it out there to suffocate the grass or anything, but just the normal spills that occur when we’re playing with it hasn’t had any ill effects.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by enne http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7624 Wed, 14 May 2014 22:05:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7624 We tried the simple recipe for cloud dough. White flour and baby oil. It killed the grass and seems like it has permanently stained the colored, stamped concrete. So proceed with caution. The kids had a blast but we need to look into something with less side effects to the home.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Joann Kochet http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7623 Wed, 14 May 2014 18:31:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7623 I’m going to try this with my Grand Kids.
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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by Theres Just One Mommy http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-7622 Wed, 14 May 2014 18:28:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-7622 Sometimes simple really is best! We may need to add a bucket and pulley to our stepping logs area!

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7621 Wed, 14 May 2014 16:03:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7621 Was it our rainbow playdough post, Felicity? Whenever I’m looking for something on my own blog, I just google my blog name and a couple of keywords, so to pull this up, I googled “hooligans rainbow playdough”, and it popped up. :) http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Felicity http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7620 Wed, 14 May 2014 15:55:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7620 Jackie a while ago I saw a pic of the most amazing coloured play dough on one of your posts. It looked like a hardened version of multi coloured slime. Now that I have the time to make it I. A not for the life of me find the recipe or post. I think it had rainbow in the title. Can you help.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Mickie http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7619 Wed, 14 May 2014 15:29:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7619 Wonderful idea! I love this!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7618 Wed, 14 May 2014 15:00:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7618 I can’t be sure, Jessica, but I think it might. You could try mixing up a very small amount – 1/4 cup flour and a tbsp of oil to see what the consistency is like.

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Comment on “Garden Soup” Water Play: a simple backyard activity that entertains for hours! by Coloured Cloud Dough - How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-7617 Wed, 14 May 2014 14:59:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-7617 […] GIANT Homemade Bubble Recipe Dino Dig – Melting Ice with Salt and Water Easy, Homemade Water Wall 2-Ingredient Clean Mud Fairy Mud Garden Soup […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Jessica T http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7616 Wed, 14 May 2014 14:55:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7616 I’m wondering if this would work with rice flour for those children affected by regular flour/gluten allergies/intolerance

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Julie samples http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7615 Wed, 14 May 2014 14:22:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7615 I love love love your posts!

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Coloured Cloud Dough - How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7614 Wed, 14 May 2014 14:00:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7614 […] Dig – Melting Ice with Salt and Water Easy, Homemade Water Wall 2-Ingredient Clean Mud Fairy Mud Garden […]

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Sue Lively http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7613 Wed, 14 May 2014 12:11:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7613 This is great Jackie! I’ve been trying to figure this one out too! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Coloured Cloud Dough - How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7612 Wed, 14 May 2014 05:55:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7612 […] or even if you have, and it’s just been a while, you can get all the details about this amazing sensory material over here, in an article I wrote a couple of years […]

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Comment on homemade natural wind chimes by Maretta Taylor http://happyhooligans.ca/wind-chimes-for-cbc/#comment-7611 Wed, 14 May 2014 05:15:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9275#comment-7611 I can’t wait to go for a nature walk to find sticks to make this! ! Just wonderful!

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by Daniela http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-7610 Wed, 14 May 2014 04:40:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-7610 This is great! Can’t wait to try it with my boys.

http://www.aznannies.com

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by $3 Incredibly Fun DIY Slip & Slide http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7609 Wed, 14 May 2014 00:07:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7609 […] saw this blog post today and couldn’t wait to make our own water slide. It was so easy and fun! Our whole family was […]

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Comment on Kids’ Playhouse Ideas – Playhouse Makeover: from Boring to WOW! by Ellen Dillon http://happyhooligans.ca/playhouse-makeover-2/#comment-7608 Tue, 13 May 2014 22:53:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=113#comment-7608 Thank you for sharing, Jackie! This is over the top fabulous! You’ve made it a home for imaginative play, and you and/or your kids can add or change things to keep it inviting and fun. Makes me want to be a kid again. Thank you. Sharing on my FB page.

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by Linda Womack http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-7607 Tue, 13 May 2014 22:41:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-7607 Wow I think that is a awesome idea cause my grandbabies don’t care for water but if I put some color to it they may drink it. I don’t want to put the Koolaid packs and things in the water because of the sugar.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Elyse http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7606 Tue, 13 May 2014 17:54:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7606 These are really cool. I wonder if fabric or something easier to cut would work for this! I think I shall try it with some white fabric, or even some card stock paper! Thanks for the idea!!

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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by priscila escobar http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-7605 Mon, 12 May 2014 12:50:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-7605 que lindo, me encantó. So pretty, it’s beautiful

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by maggie http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7603 Mon, 12 May 2014 06:57:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7603 I made moon dough for my boys years ago when they where little.its been around for years as i remember playing with it at my grandma’s house..We use to add food coloring to it and they loved it..

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-7602 Mon, 12 May 2014 02:34:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-7602 Not at all, Kathy. The ink dried immediately.

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by Kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-7601 Mon, 12 May 2014 01:04:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-7601 Did you have problems with it smearing? Did you have to allow drying time mid-project to avoid that?

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by Becky http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-7600 Sun, 11 May 2014 18:56:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-7600 That was a wonderful idea. We will do that for Father’s Day or their anniversary.

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Comment on Homemade Doodle Art by Revue de presse du 11 mai 2014 - M.M Blog – Materner avec un grand Aime http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-doodle-art/#comment-7599 Sun, 11 May 2014 06:49:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2775#comment-7599 […] Homemade Doodle Art […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by This Week on Facebook 5/10/14 | The Homeschool Realm http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7598 Sun, 11 May 2014 06:21:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7598 […] Cloud Dough recipe This recipe looks so fun I think I’ll try it out even though my kids are older than would normally do this kind of activity! Great for those of you with preschoolers! […]

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by Playing with Coloured Water - Free, Easy, Educational Fun for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-7597 Sun, 11 May 2014 05:00:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-7597 […] good-old water play!  What child isn’t happy when they’re playing with water?  The hooligans love it when […]

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-7596 Sun, 11 May 2014 00:46:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-7596 Really, Fultilt? Do you think I staged the photos with artificial children?

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by fultilt http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-7595 Sat, 10 May 2014 23:37:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-7595 Either you’re retarded or you dont have kids…not real ones at least. This would result in a sure fire trip to the er at my house

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7594 Sat, 10 May 2014 20:44:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7594 You could give it a try, Kim. We only tried it with the plastic. It works on fabric though, so I would think it might work on paper.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7593 Sat, 10 May 2014 20:42:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7593 That sounds wonderful, Tracy! We’ll have to try it!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Tracy Acevedo http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7592 Sat, 10 May 2014 16:26:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7592 I did this with my daughter last year and she loved it! You can also get side walk chalk, crush it (you can take a butter knife or even a cheese slicer) once it is dust like, mix it with the sand so you can make the moon sand into different colors as well.

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Comment on Story Stones by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7591 Sat, 10 May 2014 16:08:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7591 I’m not sure, Martine. I have a beach full of them about 5 minutes from home, so I’ve never had to look for them in stores. A craft store like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby perhaps?

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Comment on Story Stones by Martine Bracke http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7590 Sat, 10 May 2014 15:42:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7590 Hello

Great idea but where can I buy this kind of flat rock?

Thanks
Martine

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Comment on Sandbox Ideas – Toy Suggestions, Play Ideas and Storage Solutions by Lauren http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-sandbox/#comment-7589 Sat, 10 May 2014 15:31:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9365#comment-7589 Very nice! Love your thought process! You’ve given me some inspiration for our sandbox this summer. :)

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Comment on Kids’ Playhouse Ideas – Playhouse Makeover: from Boring to WOW! by 10 backyard balancing activities - easy backyard activities for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/playhouse-makeover-2/#comment-7588 Sat, 10 May 2014 14:47:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=113#comment-7588 […] Supervision and common sense are called for here, but as long as no-one is waiting to go down the slide, I’m all for this activity.  Core strength, balance, risk assessment and decision-making skills are all challenged here.  By the end of June, our 1 year old (seen in this photo) could make it to the top of the slide and into the playhouse. […]

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Comment on Backyard Play Ideas by 10 backyard balancing activities - easy backyard activities for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/in-our-big-back-yard/#comment-7587 Sat, 10 May 2014 14:46:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=250#comment-7587 […] are a few of our favourite backyard play activities.  Most of these can be provided with little or no cost, and often make use of items that you may […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Fun 2-Ingredient Cloud Dough http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7586 Sat, 10 May 2014 13:41:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7586 […] various ways. Some of the best ways are with flour, sand, playdoh, water, and this great idea that Happy Hooligans thought up called Cloud Dough (some call it Moon Dough). All you need is a bag of flour and baby oil! It has […]

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Jamie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7585 Sat, 10 May 2014 13:12:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7585 Thank you for this great project! Pinning it to do with my daughter this summer!

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Rachel http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-7584 Sat, 10 May 2014 09:08:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-7584 Love the sewing needle made from a straw- genius!

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7583 Sat, 10 May 2014 02:53:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7583 I’m guessing it would as long as it’s an aerosol, Marie, and just spray it very lightly for the first coat so you don’t re-activate the marker ink.

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Comment on Wet Sidewalk Chalk Activity for Kids by mybuddiesandi http://happyhooligans.ca/wet-sidewalk-chalk-activity/#comment-7582 Sat, 10 May 2014 01:11:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14589#comment-7582 My buddies just discovered this the other day. I don’t always encourage it because they can go through chalk so quickly this way, but it’s really cool to watch them figure this out on their own the first time :)

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Jenny http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7581 Sat, 10 May 2014 00:45:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7581 My son’s pre-k class did this for Easter presents. Instead of bookmarks they made tile coasters. They came out so nice I’m thinking of framing them instead of using them! Going to try the bookmarks too. Thanks!

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Marie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7580 Fri, 09 May 2014 23:44:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7580 The varnish, would clear coat work?

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Kim mcgehee http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7579 Fri, 09 May 2014 22:09:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7579 Would this work with card stock paper instead of plastic jug?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7578 Fri, 09 May 2014 21:20:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7578 I think any All Purpose flour would work, Sandra.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by sandra http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7577 Fri, 09 May 2014 19:52:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7577 I just seen this post…..wondering if you can use any flour or is it a certain brand?

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7575 Fri, 09 May 2014 17:40:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7575 Well,you have to lay it flat in the microwave, so I’m not sure how you’d make that work with clothing, Christine, and it’s just flour, so I have to suspect it would wash away as soon as you put it in water.

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Comment on Easy Puffy Paint Recipe for Home by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-puffy-paint/#comment-7574 Fri, 09 May 2014 16:15:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9380#comment-7574 Can this be used on clothing? If so, is it washable? Thank you for your great ideas.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7573 Fri, 09 May 2014 15:40:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7573 Of course it’s toxic, Yaya. It’s dish soap. I’m quite certain any brand of dish soap or dollar store “bubble mix” could make you quite ill if ingested. Please be rational and reasonable when you’re looking at ideas on the net. I’m not suggesting you drink this mixture. It’s for a one time play in the backyard.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by catapurple http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7572 Fri, 09 May 2014 15:23:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7572 So going to make this tomorrow for my 2 boys, my third has to wait awhile before he can join in on messy play which his brother’s absolutely love to do, think dirt water and flowers and leaves, my almost 5 5 yr old calls it his recipes, going to make it with vegetable oil or rice bran oil as baby oil is a by product of petroleum. Need to purchase a big air tight container and we have a container with wheels, and the lid has cracked so be great to put in while they are playing, need to go op (opportunity) shopping (u call thrift) and get some second hand kitchen gadgets or a cheap variety shop.
I love your FB page which sends me to your blog and links awesome!
Want to do this now but it is 1:21 am :(

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Yaya http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7571 Fri, 09 May 2014 15:12:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7571 PLEASE GOOGLE DAWN IT’S TOXIC. GREAT RECIPE AND I APPRECIATE IT BUT DAWN IS NOT SAFE.

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Comment on Wet Sidewalk Chalk Activity for Kids by multitestingmommy http://happyhooligans.ca/wet-sidewalk-chalk-activity/#comment-7570 Fri, 09 May 2014 13:49:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14589#comment-7570 I love what you use for dipping cups! We accidentally discovered this beautiful trick due to rain as well!

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by sjoukjebiere http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7568 Fri, 09 May 2014 07:29:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7568 Hi Jackie,
Thank you for your answer!
I did an little experiment myself, but the paint went very hard, like chalk. But perhaps i use a bit to much cornstarch ;)

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Comment on Sidewalk Chalk Activities by Wet Sidewalk Chalk Activity - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-chalk-activities/#comment-7567 Fri, 09 May 2014 04:37:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=954#comment-7567 […] a “dipping cup” to your sidewalk chalk activities and instantly create creamy-smooth, vibrant works of art in the […]

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by PlanetKid » Oh My Water Wall http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7566 Fri, 09 May 2014 04:01:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7566 […] kids) busy, busy, busy? Water! Happy Hooligans shares a really fantastic idea for water play with a WATER WALL. How cool is that? The best news about this wall of water: It is homemade, and there is nothing […]

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Comment on ghost mud by 5 Simple Messy Sensory Play Recipes Experiment | Little Bins for Little Hands http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud/#comment-7565 Thu, 08 May 2014 23:02:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1489#comment-7565 […] first saw this over at Happy Hooligans as ghost mud but it is also called clean mud which is perfect for our "muddy" sensory play. I […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7563 Thu, 08 May 2014 20:48:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7563 When you say tube, do you mean “tub”, Eileen? I use Wilton tubs, and the colours go very far. They last me for years. Usually just a little dip in with a toothpick is enough to colour whatever project we’re doing. We used very little of the gel/paste to get the colours in this project.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by eileen staller http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7562 Thu, 08 May 2014 18:00:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7562 How do you get the colors so vibrant. One tube of wiltons icing colors doesn’t go very far. I tried it with my granddaughter. We had fun doing it, but didn’t get the vibrancy you got.

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7561 Thu, 08 May 2014 17:44:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7561 Thank you so much for sharing with your readers, Cassi! x

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Comment on Story Stones by Katie http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7560 Thu, 08 May 2014 16:44:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7560 I can’t source any rainbow stickers anywhere :0( any ideas please?!

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Charlene Becker http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7559 Thu, 08 May 2014 15:25:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7559 I am a grandma and greatgrandma. I love these ideas. Just goes to prove we don’t need expensive toys to keep kids occupied or addicted. Thank you for spreading the word. I came to this site looking for giant bubble receipe for a graduation party. I had it years ago and lost it. I can’t wait to see the delight on young and old faces. I remember years ago having daycare in my home and using corn in a bucket for cold weather play. God bless you all

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by JDaniel4's Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7558 Thu, 08 May 2014 12:57:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7558 These are such a wonderful idea! I would love to tuck one into a book to give to my mom!

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Ana http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7557 Thu, 08 May 2014 11:21:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7557 Jackie, these are incredibly beautiful! I’m so happy to see you made them from recycled plastic too! Sharing them :)

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Cassi http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7556 Thu, 08 May 2014 04:44:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7556 Paper mache bowls are one of my favorite crafts and yours came out so amazing! I’ll be sharing this idea (and your gorgeous bookmarks too!) in a Mother’s Day round-up on The Crafty Crow soon!

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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-7555 Thu, 08 May 2014 02:05:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-7555 Well, thank you, Kristina & Millie!

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Kristina & Millie http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-7554 Wed, 07 May 2014 20:32:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-7554 Hey there :) We featured your artwork in our 12 Kid Crafted Gifts for Mom’s day round up! http://2crochethooks.com/12-kid-crafts-for-moms-day/

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7553 Wed, 07 May 2014 17:53:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7553 This is so cool, and a lot less messy than using alcohol inks!

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Comment on Homemade Wind Chimes – with Sticks Painted in Rainbow Colours by Vicki Woods Devine http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes/#comment-7552 Wed, 07 May 2014 17:23:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9159#comment-7552 I’m doing the wind chimes as we speak but trying them with Bamboo!,

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – Homemade Cards by Cheryl Geiger http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-7551 Wed, 07 May 2014 16:56:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-7551 We combined Crayon Resist with Milk Art and the results were fantastic. 1. Create a “card” as above from watercolor paper but don’t fold it. 2. Write a message or draw a design with white crayon on the right-hand side of the paper. 3. Create some milk art – http://flutterflutter.ca/2012/03/17/spring-break-diy-milk-art/ 4. Gently lay your Crayon Resist “card” face down over the Milk Art and carefully lift it from the milk. The Milk Art design will transfer to the paper leaving the crayon message visible. 5. Let it dry and fold paper in half to create a card. 6. We mounted a photo inside with a Mother’s Day Greeting.

Did this with my 3-year old granddaughter and she was sooooo proud of her creation.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7550 Wed, 07 May 2014 16:14:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7550 Absolutely, Sarah. Any plastic jug similar to the one I used should work.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by sarah chambers http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7549 Wed, 07 May 2014 15:42:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7549 can you use anything else besides a vinegar jug..milk perhaps???

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Sharon Oaks http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7548 Wed, 07 May 2014 15:12:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7548 I love this idea! I’ve been looking for the perfect thing for my grandson to make for his mom for Mother’s Day and this is it. Thanks for the great instructions. You didn’t say you could but we’re going to try doing the back after the front is completely set.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Chantelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-7547 Wed, 07 May 2014 14:13:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-7547 I love this! Would the same effect work on paper? Then it could be laminated?

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Comment on Kid’s Birthday Party Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/birthday-party-activity/#comment-7544 Wed, 07 May 2014 01:53:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11597#comment-7544 Welcom, Breanna! Glad you like! :)

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7543 Wed, 07 May 2014 01:53:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7543 It’s the high air content that makes it so unique, Vicki, and that’s why it expands so much. I don’t think there’s any other brand that is whipped with air the way Ivory is. If you can find a soap that floats, it might work. Ivory is so light and airy that it floats.

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7542 Wed, 07 May 2014 01:51:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7542 That should be ok, Eileen. It will still be bowl shaped. I think it will work. Let me know!

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Jojo http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-7541 Wed, 07 May 2014 01:22:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-7541 Thankyou!! Forgot teacher appreciation day today so I just dyed some pasta for tomorrow so we can make a big card for my daughters preschool teacher (along with a big batch of cookies).

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Eileen http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7540 Tue, 06 May 2014 23:49:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7540 My bowls are drying now– but I just realized I did it incorrectly!! I lined the inside of the bowl with plastic wrap and then covered the INSIDE of the bowl with the paper mach (not the outside)! Rookie crafter mistake!! I’ll have it try it again tomorrow…

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Terry http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7539 Tue, 06 May 2014 21:09:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7539 use a non brand baby oil and then a drop or two of essential oil (go easy its strong stuff)

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Sherry Powers http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7538 Tue, 06 May 2014 20:46:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7538 Awesome Idea!!

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7537 Tue, 06 May 2014 17:57:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7537 I would think you’d be able to store the chalk paint. There’s nothing in there that would ferment or mould. I can’t guarantee it, but I would imagine you’d be fine making it ahead of time. It would need a good stir before using though, and you might need to add a few drops of water.

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Comment on Story Stones by Rock Activities for Kids - Carrots Are Orange http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7536 Tue, 06 May 2014 17:48:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7536 […] make a story. With younger children, use stickers or glue real images onto the stones. I love these Story Stones from Happy Hooligans! Another great idea is to create story stones based on a favorite […]

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by JDaniel4's Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7535 Tue, 06 May 2014 14:49:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7535 I love the idea of marking the thumb! Brilliant!

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by sjoukjebiere http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7534 Tue, 06 May 2014 12:16:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7534 Hi Jackie,
what a great blog you have!
I’ve got just one question. When you made the chalk paint is it possible to keep it in a container of closed bottle for some time?? Or is it for immediate use?

I want to make some as an treat for the kindergardenclass of my youngest daughter ;)

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Vicki Ferrin http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7533 Mon, 05 May 2014 20:41:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7533 We don’t have Ivory soap in Australia. Is there something special in it? I thought I could check our labels and find a similar one here.

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Comment on Kid’s Birthday Party Activity by Breanna http://happyhooligans.ca/birthday-party-activity/#comment-7532 Mon, 05 May 2014 18:16:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11597#comment-7532 Wow this is great!!! U have a new follower!! Keep up the good work

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7531 Mon, 05 May 2014 17:17:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7531 Interesting, Erin. I’ve been making mine with Ivory, which is a bath bar, for 3 years now, and it’s never left a film on any of our clothing.

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7530 Mon, 05 May 2014 17:14:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7530 Because otherwise you’d just be playing with wet toilet paper?

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Angela http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7529 Mon, 05 May 2014 14:56:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7529 Why do you need to add the soap?

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by Cathy jenkins http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-7528 Mon, 05 May 2014 13:07:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-7528 Been doing this with my preschool classes for 30 years. We typically do this in preparation of our thanksgiving feast. We also make cornbread. Delicious combo!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Erin Krumenacker http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7525 Mon, 05 May 2014 11:55:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7525 Actually, Fels naptha and soaps that are specifically made to use on clothing are the only bar soaps that should be used when making homemade detergent. Other bar soaps leave a film on clothing. Bath soap won’t work.

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Comment on DIY Wind Chimes – a Recycled Craft for Kids by Deborah K. Hayford http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-wind-chimes-recycled-craft/#comment-7523 Mon, 05 May 2014 04:29:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14529#comment-7523 Very colorful! Just wondering how much music they would make? I’m thinking of using the bottle idea, but using small metal spoons hung from fishing line, so the spoons will hit each other and be musical.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by donna knight http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7522 Mon, 05 May 2014 02:56:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7522 hi .. never heard of this and am looking forward to making this for my 18 month old granddaughter… l have read some of the contents.. l own a bakery and yes there is such a thing as powdered food coloring which l use quite often .. also use powdered tempra paints for window decorating l think l am going to make small batches of 1 cup of flour and one eighth of oil like the lady above and see which works better ..the powdered tempra paint or the powdered food coloring .. so glad l ran into this column

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7521 Mon, 05 May 2014 00:32:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7521 Thanks for mentioning that, Faith. No one here has any respiratory problems, so I hadn’t thought to mention that it might be a problem for those who do.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by Kassy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-7520 Sun, 04 May 2014 22:42:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-7520 Just about every time I try to make whipped cream I end up beating it into butter.

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by snottynoses http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-7519 Sun, 04 May 2014 18:53:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-7519 Haha! Your comment about how toddlers love to cut things (which is SO true) reminded me of the time I foolishly left my 2 year old unattended (for about 30 seconds) busily cutting up some paper. Except it wasn’t paper he was busily but when I got back, it was his brand new shorts!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Faith http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7518 Sun, 04 May 2014 14:39:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7518 Be careful doing the ivory soap in the microwave. We had this done at an in-service training and the fumes coming from the microwave bothered those of us with asthma problems.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7517 Sat, 03 May 2014 17:43:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7517 Nope. Not sure where you saw Woolworth’s mentioned. I haven’t seen one of those stores in several decades. I remember thinking they were pretty cool when I was a kid.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by peelee http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7516 Sat, 03 May 2014 14:14:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7516 You still have a Woolworths?! I thought they closed down all their stores all over.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Susan Catron http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7515 Sat, 03 May 2014 13:22:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7515 Thanks.

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by Kristi http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-7514 Sat, 03 May 2014 11:45:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-7514 My threes LOVE cutting straws, but I’ve never thought of using the Mardi Gras beads. Heading to dollar store now….

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Kimberly Graham http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7513 Fri, 02 May 2014 18:48:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7513 Thanks Happy!

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by Tara http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-7512 Fri, 02 May 2014 18:22:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-7512 These are great! My daughter seems like she may want to begin cutting practice and I had no idea on how to begin! Thank so much for the wonderful ideas!

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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-7511 Fri, 02 May 2014 17:26:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-7511 So glad we’re inspiring you at home with your hooligans, Tiffany!

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7510 Fri, 02 May 2014 17:25:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7510 Brilliant idea, Joan!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7509 Fri, 02 May 2014 17:24:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7509 As long as the weather co-operates, you’ll be fine, Kimberly. You want it to be humid and overcast with very little wind. If it’s sunny, try to do it in a shaded area. Sunlight and wind dry the bubbles out, and they tend to pop quickly.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7508 Fri, 02 May 2014 17:23:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7508 You can see it in the first photo, Susan. It’s a shallow, glass baking dish. :)

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Susan Catron http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7507 Fri, 02 May 2014 15:53:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7507 What did you put the solution in that they could dip the straw wand in, just the measuring cup?

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Kimberly Graham http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7506 Fri, 02 May 2014 14:55:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7506 I am making this bubble recipe for our neighborhood block party tomorrow. If its a big success I will make it again for my 4yo bday party… I am confident it will by all of these wonderful comments! Thank you Thank you Thank you.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7505 Fri, 02 May 2014 14:32:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7505 Is dawn the same as fairy just I’m in the uk and we don’t have dawn

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by Joan http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7504 Fri, 02 May 2014 13:39:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7504 To contain the mess of toddlers snipping paper, I’ve seen teachers use a rigid wading pool as a “cutting center” in their classrooms……the toddlers climb right in and snip, snip, snip away!

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7503 Fri, 02 May 2014 12:58:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7503 Try this tool, Olga: http://www.jsward.com/cooking/conversion.shtml

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by olgasek http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7502 Fri, 02 May 2014 12:46:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7502 Could you also provide amounts in ml and grams? It’s hard to follow without having cups here in Europe :) would be awesome if you could apply that to every future recipe. Thanks!

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by Tiffany http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-7501 Fri, 02 May 2014 03:46:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-7501 I love your ideas and use them often for my two preschoolers…..my 9 year old uually joins in on the fun too! Thanks!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7500 Fri, 02 May 2014 00:39:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7500 Yes, there’s a link near the bottom of the post that takes you to Steve Spangler Science’s website, where the scientific part is explained, Lizzy. It all centres around the Ivory soap, and why it’s different than other brands.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Lizzy http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7499 Thu, 01 May 2014 21:48:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7499 Is there something special about Ivory soap? I’m in Australia and I have never seen it but would love to try this with my grand kids :)

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by Mud Play in our Mobile Mud Pit http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-7498 Thu, 01 May 2014 21:01:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-7498 […] seeing all of the awesome mud play ideas and mud kitchens out there in the blogosphere, I used our wheel-barrow to create a mobile mud-pit last year for the […]

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7497 Thu, 01 May 2014 18:03:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7497 A couple of weeks? That’s some strong food colouring, Xubie. We use food colouring at least once a week here, both liquid and gels, and we’ve never had staining like that. My hands usually get the worst of it because I do most of the hard-core mixing, and they’re always clean by the end of the day. A few hand washes, and it’s gone.

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Comment on Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-7496 Thu, 01 May 2014 18:01:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-7496 If you would normally bake a cake at 350, just take it down a bit to 275, Kristina.

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Comment on Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Kristina http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-7495 Thu, 01 May 2014 03:22:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-7495 Is this in Celsius? Just checking.

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Comment on Kids’ Playhouse Ideas – Playhouse Makeover: from Boring to WOW! by Play Logs - Awesome Natural Addition to a Backyard Play Space http://happyhooligans.ca/playhouse-makeover-2/#comment-7494 Thu, 01 May 2014 02:58:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=113#comment-7494 […] I showed you our backyard play house and shared some sandbox ideas with you.  Well today, I’m just busting to share the newest […]

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Carolyn http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7493 Thu, 01 May 2014 01:52:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7493 love it!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by xubie http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7492 Thu, 01 May 2014 01:28:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7492 I have found with kids, food coloring is dangerous! As it stains everything and anything. I stay clear of it since I made snake bubbles outside last summer with the kids wearing garbage bags over their clothes. Little did I realize it would take a couple of weeks to get the food coloring off their feet and the bubbles that blew onto the patio stained that too. No more food coloring for this grammie! (esp since the patio was not mine but their dad and moms! Yikes!)

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7491 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:33:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7491 I’m so glad you’re enjoying my posts, Jennifer. I love that the things that I do in my small home-daycare are inspiring moms like you to get creative with your own hooligans! x

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7490 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:31:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7490 I imagine you could, Taylor.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by taylor http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7489 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:42:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7489 Could you put food color in it

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by jennifer Dyer http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7488 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:04:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7488 I absolutely love your web page! I’m always reposting! Keep up the great posts and pictures! I’m a mother of an 8 yr old son who has a form of autism, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this group!!! But a huge thank you!

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Amy http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-7487 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:55:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-7487 This will be perfect for our 8-hour flight next month! Thanks

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Nancy Garbish http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-7486 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:41:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-7486 I’ve made fine motor skill boards with buttons on it but the snake is an awesome idea. Not only will they get to practice buttoning, it can also turn into a nice toy for them to take home.

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Comment on Painting Activities for Toddlers by Veens http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-activities-toddlers/#comment-7485 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:15:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14407#comment-7485 My 4 year old still paints on his own self before anything :)

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Comment on Pringles Can and Paint Swatch Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activity/#comment-7484 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:53:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8405#comment-7484 Love your ideas, Ruth!

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Comment on I Spy Sensory Bin by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/i-spy-sensory-bin/#comment-7483 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:53:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11332#comment-7483 I’d go for the largest under the bed store container you can find, Mandi, and place it on a plastic table cloth so you can pour the spills back in to the bin when they’re finished playing.

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Comment on Painting Activities for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-activities-toddlers/#comment-7482 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:52:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14407#comment-7482 We were using acrylics, Alina. My favourite because of their vibrant colours and excellent coverage.

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by shaving cream and food colouring - happy hooligans - messy sensory fun http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-7481 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:14:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-7481 […] such an amazing sensory substance, and you can do so much with it!  So far we’ve had a shaving cream car-and-truck-wash, and mixed glitter into a shaving cream bin, and I suspect there will be many more shaving cream […]

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Comment on Homemade Wind Chimes – with Sticks Painted in Rainbow Colours by Cassie @ 3Dinosaurs.com http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes/#comment-7480 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:14:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9159#comment-7480 I just love how simple and creative you can be!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Steph http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7479 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:53:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7479 Hi how long can you keep cloud dough?

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Comment on Which months have 31 days by Donna Duritza http://happyhooligans.ca/trick-to-remember-which-months-have-31-days/#comment-7478 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:43:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9478#comment-7478 awesome

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Comment on Painting Activities for Toddlers by Alina Sng http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-activities-toddlers/#comment-7477 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:53:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14407#comment-7477 What paint did you let her play with?

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Comment on I Spy Sensory Bin by Mandi http://happyhooligans.ca/i-spy-sensory-bin/#comment-7476 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:01:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11332#comment-7476 The children love Sensory scavenging, but they make such a mess, the rice goes everywhere. I have tried it in a wide storage box, an aluminum roasting tray, a deep storage box, what should I use?

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Comment on Pringles Can and Paint Swatch Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by June Roush http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activity/#comment-7475 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:16:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8405#comment-7475 I did the same thing almost I used the plastic wipe boxes and use the metal juice tops and bottoms we used different stickers on them in numbers, colors, animals, the ABC’s what ever you want to work with them mix them up and have them separate them and put in the boxes the real little one just over 1 love to take colorful scarves out of the opening in the boxes their little hands go in there real easy…

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Comment on Easy Paper Plate Flowers (for Toddlers and Preschoolers) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-paper-plate-flowers-kids/#comment-7474 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:58:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14286#comment-7474 Fiona, 1. Paint plates, 2. Cut out centre, 3. Chop rim into pieces, 4. Invert pieces and glue to center.

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Comment on Painting Activities for Toddlers by multitestingmommy http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-activities-toddlers/#comment-7473 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:43:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14407#comment-7473 LOVE this post! I just shared a Painting with Kids RoundUp Post last week with a linky! You should come link up :)

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Comment on Easy Paper Plate Flowers (for Toddlers and Preschoolers) by fiona http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-paper-plate-flowers-kids/#comment-7472 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:03:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14286#comment-7472 were doing these today, can you tell me how you print the instructions off as having trouble doing so

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by Painting Activities for Toddlers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-7471 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:48:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-7471 […] Next up were the credit cards.  This is where things started to get really fun!  We’ve done lots of credit card painting activities over the years.  This is one of my favourite processes for colour-mixing and making collages. […]

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Comment on painting with credit cards by Painting Activities for Toddlers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-credit-cards-a-valentines-craf/#comment-7470 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:38:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2495#comment-7470 […] done lots of credit card painting activities over the years.  This is one of my favourite processes for colour-mixing and making […]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by SpurgeonGirl http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7469 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:59:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7469 Thank you for sharing your recipe and tips. Do you think this solution would work in a hula-hoop/baby pool scenario? If so, someone mentioned wrapping the hoop with string- any thoughts?

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by How to dye rice - 3 easy steps - no alcohol no waste - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7468 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:54:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7468 […] you ever seen the Rainbow Rice that we use in our sensory bins?  It’s vibrant and gorgeous!  You can use it for all kinds of sensory activities, and […]

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Comment on Spring Art Project for Toddlers – Styrofoam Meat Trays & Foam Shapes by Ruth http://happyhooligans.ca/spring-art-project-for-toddlers/#comment-7467 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:27:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3138#comment-7467 Great idea!! I use paint brushes for glue but will have to try the coffee stick idea too!

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Caja de encastre – nivel 2 | Jardin de colores http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-7466 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:04:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-7466 […] / complicados… Buscaba algo que pueda jugar en autonomía, y así es cómo encontré esta idea genial de la caja de encastre. Es totalmente adaptable a los intereses del chico. Yo decidí enfocarme […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by 50 + Apron Tutorials for Spring Cleaning | http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7465 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7465 […]   […]

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Comment on Homemade Wind Chimes – with Sticks Painted in Rainbow Colours by Vivian McDermott http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes/#comment-7464 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:29:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9159#comment-7464 So delightful to hang this colourful wind home on a tree outdoors. Will be going on a Nature Hunt with the cherubs soon.

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Comment on Toddler Art Project – Smoosh Painting over Old Paintings by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/recycled-art-painting-over-an-old-painting/#comment-7463 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:28:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6695#comment-7463 Yay! Glad you liked it, Jo-Anne!

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Comment on Sand Play Idea – DIY Sand Table For Kids Without a Sandbox by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sand-play/#comment-7462 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:27:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11381#comment-7462 Aren’t you smart, Cindy!

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Comment on Painting with Shaving Cream: Outdoor Art for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-shaving-cream/#comment-7461 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:27:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4031#comment-7461 I LOVE the idea of having one stand on the inside of the glass, Janese! That’s brilliant!

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Comment on Painting with Shaving Cream: Outdoor Art for Kids by Janese Canada http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-shaving-cream/#comment-7460 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:00:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4031#comment-7460 When my kids were little we did this, but we would have one child stand on the inside (or clean side) and pose against the window. The kids on the paint side would then paint the model. We would dress them as funny clowns or pirates along with any other character ideas they could come up with. It was always entertaining and every child loved getting involved. I’m so glad to see that kids are still doing this activity. It was always one of my favorites

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Comment on Sand Play Idea – DIY Sand Table For Kids Without a Sandbox by Cindy http://happyhooligans.ca/sand-play/#comment-7459 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:17:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11381#comment-7459 I have used birdseed. It isn’t moldable but my Grandkids loved it. I also like it because it doesn’t stick to clothing either. Easy to clean up.

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Comment on Toddler Art Project – Smoosh Painting over Old Paintings by Jo-Anne Comerford http://happyhooligans.ca/recycled-art-painting-over-an-old-painting/#comment-7458 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:50:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6695#comment-7458 I LOVE this idea!! Definitely using it in my Education Centre… Busy Wee Bees Banbridge Northern Ireland!! Jo xx

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Comment on Sand Play Idea – DIY Sand Table For Kids Without a Sandbox by Theres Just One Mommy http://happyhooligans.ca/sand-play/#comment-7457 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:50:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11381#comment-7457 Sand pies are always a hit! Love the idea of providing sand even if you don’t have a sand table.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7456 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 14:33:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7456 Absolutely, Steph! Share! So glad your girls had fun with it!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Cheyenne http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7455 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 13:20:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7455 I have used a similar recipe for awhile and I love it. Though as a geologist I’d like to address something…remember that arsenic is also a naturally occuring substance. Natural does not always mean safe and chemical does not always mean dangerous (even water is a chemical…don’t knock the wonderful science of chemistry! It’s not all doom and gloom!). And now…I’m off to have my morning coffee and make a new batch of laundry detergent! Cheers! :)

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by StephsTwoGirls http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7454 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:13:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7454 Hi Jackie, just want to say thanks so much for this, my girls absolutely LOVED doing these and I know we’ll do them again and again! Am about to reblog for my UK readers, with links back to you of course, hope that’s OK! Everyone should know about these!!

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Comment on coffee shop activity by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-shop-activity/#comment-7453 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 02:34:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9736#comment-7453 What a fantastic yet simple idea, Jackie! I’ll be sharing this:o)

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7452 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 01:36:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7452 I’m assuming I used food glycerine, Gaby, as I bought it at a natural bulk food store.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Gaby http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7449 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:20:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7449 YOU HAVE TO USE PHARMACY GLYCERINE (It is different from food glycerine). There are two types of glycerine. (DON’T USE FOOD GLYCERINE).

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta the Easy Way! by Claire farmer http://happyhooligans.ca/dye-pasta-easy-way/#comment-7448 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:34:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14387#comment-7448 Thanks for the reply I meant brown vinegar. I tried it yesterday and it worked fine. Looking forward to playing with it tomorrow.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Liz Cairns http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7447 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:19:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7447 Wow, looks great fun

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7446 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:33:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7446 I’m confused too, Shelly. lol How did you see the post, and leave comment, and not see that all that information is in the post? It’s definitely an easy project that a first-time crafter can do. Read through the post – I tell you, step by step, how we made them.

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Comment on Sandbox Ideas – Toy Suggestions, Play Ideas and Storage Solutions by The Fairy and The Frog http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-sandbox/#comment-7445 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 08:50:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9365#comment-7445 love your sandpit- esp love the flowers.

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Shelly http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7444 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 07:49:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7444 I love this!! Question though…did you line the bowl with the Saran Wrap? I’m confused! I’m guessing you did but want to be sure before we start!
Also while I’m at it, how long did you let it dry? And how many layers of paper should we use?
Sorry! Definitely a first timer here with this! And NOT crafty!
So love love LOVE all your ideas! I want to be a Happy Hooligan! OMG these kids are so lucky! I’m jealous. ;)

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by 5 Handmade Mother's Day Gifts for Kids of All Ages to Make http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7443 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 05:37:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7443 […] Paper Mache Bowls – My favourite handmade Mother’s Day gift of all time!  These toddler-made, one-of-a-kind bowls were a big huge hit with the moms in my daycare a couple of years ago. […]

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by James http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-7442 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 02:28:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-7442 Hey Art,

The average consumer doesn’t need to buy a machine, that’s for businesses. It only costs $30 to clean your gear. You can find the nearest place on our locations page.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Rachel http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7441 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:47:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7441 This would be great for when it is Eid or Diwali and making Mendhi/henna hand patterns on a hand outline.

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Comment on Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring by BJacques http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-art/#comment-7440 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:43:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10004#comment-7440 So you didn’t end up with tie died toddlers?

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-7439 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:09:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-7439 You’re so welcome, Amber. Prayers and positive thoughts on their way to you and your nephew. x

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-7438 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:08:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-7438 Haha! I love it, Julie! So glad you’re enjoying them!

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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-7437 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:07:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-7437 Beautiful, Joyce!

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta the Easy Way! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/dye-pasta-easy-way/#comment-7436 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:06:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14387#comment-7436 Yes, that’s what we use, Claire – ordinary white vinegar.

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta the Easy Way! by Claire farmer http://happyhooligans.ca/dye-pasta-easy-way/#comment-7435 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:00:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14387#comment-7435 Can you use ordinary vinegar?

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Joyce http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-7434 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:31:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-7434 Would like to share that I did this with the handicapped adults I work with and they turned out beautiful. We used the painted wax paper as a dyed Easter Egg. I had cut out an egg frame from a cereal box painted white and we taped the painted wax paper to the back of the egg frame. Look beautiful on the window !!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Julie P http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-7433 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:20:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-7433 I am on my third batch since the weekend! These are the best I have ever made!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Amber S. http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-7432 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:30:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-7432 My sweet little nephew who is 5 was just diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumor. I have been looking for a simple, light weight blanket to send him for his chemo treatments and with a few adjustments in size this one will be perfect! Thank you for sharing it online.

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Comment on Easy Paper Plate Flowers (for Toddlers and Preschoolers) by Rashmi vaidya http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-paper-plate-flowers-kids/#comment-7431 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:57:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14286#comment-7431 Iam definetly doing this in school!!!!!!Awesome

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by Art http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-7430 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:41:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-7430 Only $14,000. What a deal. I’ll take 2.

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by 6 Fun Summer Activities with Dollar Tree Toys - B-Inspired Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7429 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:36:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7429 […] Water Wall – I really want to set up a Fun Water Wall on our play yard fence.  Don’t you think Dollar Tree pool noodles would work great for the […]

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by How to Dye Pasta the Easy Way! - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-7428 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:00:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-7428 […] always have a big batch of brightly coloured pasta on hand here.  It’s great for threading activities, for sorting and learning about shapes and […]

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7427 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:09:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7427 Yes! The hooligans are learning to spell their names with ours too! So many great ideas! Love the hangman one! I was just playing that with my son last night! On paper though. lol

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Comment on Easy Paper Plate Flowers (for Toddlers and Preschoolers) by Peggy http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-paper-plate-flowers-kids/#comment-7426 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:03:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14286#comment-7426 Instead of cutting up the childs art work, I would have the notches cut out of the plate before giving the plate to the child. Some children would be offended if you cut their creation, and may lose interest. Older children, (pre-k) would understand the process. Very pretty flowers, I will do this with my class in a couple weeks.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Angel New Moore http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7425 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:39:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7425 Absolutely! Oh! We also made one sheet full of tic-tax-toe lines all over it! We made a space for names and of course for cat! LOL And my niece and I made a hangman sheet! Had letters at the top to mark out and lady the bottom blank for the letter spaces for the words :)

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Comment on Magna Doodle Activities by Liz http://happyhooligans.ca/magna-doodle-activities/#comment-7424 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:27:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9533#comment-7424 I love these! Totally doing these today. Thanks for the tip!

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Comment on Magna Doodle Activities by teachingeveryday http://happyhooligans.ca/magna-doodle-activities/#comment-7423 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:16:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9533#comment-7423 Great ideas! My girls are OBSESSED with their Magna Doodles. They call them “Doodle Pads”

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7422 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:46:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7422 Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed this one!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7421 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:45:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7421 That’s fantastic, Angel! I love the idea of colouring pages! This activity has so many possibilities, doesn’t it?

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Angel New Moore http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7420 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:40:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7420 I absolutely LOVED this idea! I went and bought the stuff I needed and got started right away! My kids and also all the kids at church loved this! I did add my own thing and they loved it! I put some coloring book pages in the sleeves too! Thank you for this great idea!

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by Simple Earth Day Playdate - The Inspired Home http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-7419 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:17:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-7419 […] Create a little mobile mud patch […]

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by pinkoddy http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-7418 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:52:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-7418 Can’t beat letting kids use scissors. We have some with the fancy edges too – they are great. I am featuring this post on The Sensory Seeker as part of this weeks Kids Co-op.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Earth Day Craft for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/earth-day-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7417 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:58:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8843#comment-7417 Thank you, Emily!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment by James Antinozzi http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-7416 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:56:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-7416 hey Jackie,

Great tips here for sure! Nice to see someone educating people on the danger of that hockey stench! Washing gear helps for sure, but it takes a long time to dry. Check out our all-natural machine on our website. It’s a dry process using ozone, which kills MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant superbugs. It only takes 30 min to 1 hour, and you can even do skates and helmets. 150 locations for hockey moms all over North America.

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Comment on playing with sponges by Charlotte Tagg http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-sponges/#comment-7415 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:37:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7191#comment-7415 just a small idea but of course they make terrific paint “brushes “.

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Comment on Backyard Play Ideas by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/in-our-big-back-yard/#comment-7414 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:17:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=250#comment-7414 You bet! Here’s the link to the post, Suzanne! So glad you liked it! http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/

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Comment on chocolate chip-cranberry cookies by White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Cookies - Easy and Amazing! http://happyhooligans.ca/chocolate-chip-cranberry-cookies/#comment-7413 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:16:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1953#comment-7413 […]  Pair it with tart, tangy, dried cranberries, and ohhhh, baby, I’m in heaven! Remember my  Oatmeal,  Chocolate Chip and Canberry Cookies? Mmmm! Those are amazing too. I tend to make those cookies around the holidays though.  That […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Tiny http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7412 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:42:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7412 I made this and added color and my kids loved it so much!

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Comment on Backyard Play Ideas by Suzanne Merlis http://happyhooligans.ca/in-our-big-back-yard/#comment-7411 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:54:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=250#comment-7411 Love the water wall! Can you tell me how you made it.

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Comment on Rain Sticks – Kids Can Create the Sound of Falling Rain! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rain-sticks/#comment-7410 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:49:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9684#comment-7410 That’s a great suggestion, Lynn! I’ve also heard pinecones and rice work well!

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Comment on Rain Sticks – Kids Can Create the Sound of Falling Rain! by Lynn http://happyhooligans.ca/rain-sticks/#comment-7409 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:54:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9684#comment-7409 pounding nails would be a little hard for toddlers and some preschoolers and they get tired of it quick. I have found if you use packing peanuts and rice it is a completely child done activity and sounds great. Just another idea.

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Comment on Sandbox Ideas – Toy Suggestions, Play Ideas and Storage Solutions by amber whitehead http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-sandbox/#comment-7408 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:20:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9365#comment-7408 your sandbox is amazing ! who would not love playing here =)

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Allie http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7407 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:39:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7407 Love the idea. Went out today and bought some of the material and did it for my 2 year old. He loved it.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Earth Day Craft for Toddlers by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/earth-day-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7406 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:47:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8843#comment-7406 Just wanted to let you know I thought this was a cute craft for today and I linked it in my blog post!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7405 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:37:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7405 I’m not sure what brand ours are, Janika. We use several brands actually. I’ve not had any problems with them. The “ink” (which is like a fine powder) wipes right off our table top if the kids happen to get any on it.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Earth Day Craft for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/earth-day-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7404 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:36:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8843#comment-7404 It’s today, Jayne. April 22nd. If you google it, you’ll find lots of info about it.

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Comment on Tissue Paper Earth Day Craft for Toddlers by Jayne Kalatzis http://happyhooligans.ca/earth-day-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7403 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:24:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8843#comment-7403 Can you tell me please what date is Earth day, I see a lot of talk about Earth Day , can you please tell me the dates thankyou………

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Janika http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7402 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:16:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7402 Hi! Lovely idea! Could you tell me whether dry-erase markers can be “erased” from little fingers/cheeks/table top too? My son is 2, and wondering if he’s too young.. He likes doodle and draw, though. What brand of dry-erase markers are you using? Thanks!

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Comment on 15 Easy Homemade Paint Recipes Your Kids are Going to Love! by Allison http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paint-kids/#comment-7401 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:19:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14308#comment-7401 Thank you for including a couple of our paint recipes! Would you believe I STILL haven’t made your homemade watercolors?

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Comment on 15 Easy Homemade Paint Recipes Your Kids are Going to Love! by Katie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paint-kids/#comment-7399 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:13:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14308#comment-7399 These are all must haves!! Thanks so much for including our liquid watercolors.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 15 Easy Homemade Paint Recipes for Kids - Simple! Fast! Fun! http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7398 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:01:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7398 […] 4. 3-Ingredient Puffy Paint  - 3 ingredients and a microwave are all you need to make our cool puffy paint! […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by 15 Easy Homemade Paint Recipes for Kids - Simple! Fast! Fun! http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-7397 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:56:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-7397 […] 1. Homemade Solid Watercolour Paint - made from a few simple kitchen ingredients! […]

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Comment on Mirrors and Dry Erase Markers by Alpana Deo http://happyhooligans.ca/mirrors-and-dry-erase-markers-glass-beads/#comment-7394 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:34:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12791#comment-7394 Jackie, I came across your page through one of the facebook crafts links(Shaving Cream Painting). All your ideas are so creative. They look simple but they are thoughtful. I have also read your About Me page, kids always gives us lots of new ideas and inspire us to do more…:)

Do visit me whenever you have few extra minutes.
I am adding you on facebook and google+

Alpana

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Jessica Mitchell http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7393 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:57:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7393 Hi Jackie! This is my go-to recipe for colored rice. It is so easy. I have made several tubs of different colors for my boys and they love it! Thank you for this easy recipe. Cheers!

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Bianca http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-7392 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:08:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-7392 The best home made pizza ever tried. I had made several recipes, and this is by far the best. Tanks for sharing it

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Comment on Easy Paper Plate Flowers (for Toddlers and Preschoolers) by intheplayroom http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-paper-plate-flowers-kids/#comment-7391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:07:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14286#comment-7391 These are so cute! I love that it’s simple too, my youngest would love this :)

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Comment on Easy Paper Plate Flowers (for Toddlers and Preschoolers) by amber whitehead http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-paper-plate-flowers-kids/#comment-7390 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:13:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14286#comment-7390 I love them so perfect for Spring and easy to do with the kids. Thanks for another creative project we love your blog at home and in preschool.

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7389 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:37:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7389 Thanks! I’m kind of “challenged” when it comes to recipes so I just wanted to make sure!! :)

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Easy Homemade Sidewalk Paint - only 3 ingredients http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7388 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:28:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7388 […] 3-Ingredient Puffy Paint […]

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7387 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:26:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7387 Oops! It’s a 1/4 cup, Emily! I’ll go in and edit that. Thanks!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Jane http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-7386 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:28:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-7386 If your rolls turn out bad, it might be because you use warm water and your bread machine has a preheat stage. mine does and I use cold tap water.

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7385 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:02:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7385 This may be a silly question but 1/4 of what for the cornstarch? 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons per well?

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Comment on Painting with Shaving Cream: Outdoor Art for Kids by Anna Meadows http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-shaving-cream/#comment-7384 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:57:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4031#comment-7384 Love this whole activity – from making to playing – all the way to cleaning:-) ;-)

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream Shop by Jamie http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7383 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:43:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7383 “Jergens Mild Soap, Pure & Natural” worked great! Found that at the dollar store. Puffed all up in the microwave… We couldn’t stop laughing!

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream Shop by Jamie http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7382 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:38:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7382 At the dollar store, they didn’t have Ivory so I got Jergens, and it worked great! However I don’t think this will be any help to you because the ingredients are very similar.

This project was so fun and easy every step of the way!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Easter “Break” | Hereditary Insanity http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7381 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:25:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7381 […] well together on Monday, and it was a nice day, so they were in and out a lot. I even made this Cloud Dough for them to play with. I am not that kind of mom, so I was really proud of myself. The girls had a […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Easy Homemade Sidewalk Paint - only 3 ingredients http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-7380 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:05:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-7380 […] Awesome Homemade Watercolour Paints (solid) […]

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream Shop by Alexis http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7379 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:24:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7379 What do you get off you dont use soap? I was thinking about how I could modify it for a baby/toddler who still mouths everything. Has anyone tried it without any soap?

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream Shop by Rachel http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7378 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:12:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7378 Hi, cool idea! Just wondering if you or your followers know a uk equivalent to the ivory soap? Is it because it has a high moisturiser content or something like that x thanks

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream Shop by crystal .k http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7377 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:12:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7377 Dose it harden up if u want to make somthig out of it

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream Shop by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7376 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:54:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7376 Yes, I believe you can use any mild soap for the ghost mud, Kat. You just can’t do the microwave experiment that I mention at the first of the post! Only Ivory will work for that because of the high air content.

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream Shop by Kat http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-7375 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:47:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-7375 Would love to do this, but can’t allergic to ivory. Mom couldn’t even use ivory snow laundry detergent on my baby clothes she had to use dreft. Can any other soap be used.

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Comment on Coffee Filter Easter Wreath by patti bennett http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-filter-easter-wreath-for-kids/#comment-7374 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:29:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13657#comment-7374 My preschool class is.doing a “colors.of spring” theme. This will be perfect.

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Comment on Easter Playdough Activities for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-playdough-activities-toddlers/#comment-7373 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:10:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13748#comment-7373 I’m not sure I understand, Rachel? You’re wondering if the playdough will harden?

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-7372 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:10:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-7372 I know! I’m in Ontario too, Maureen! It’s ridiculous this year!

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeders with Cheerios and Blueberries by Maureen Senior http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeders-cheerios-blueberries/#comment-7371 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:47:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12924#comment-7371 April 18 and it is still very cold here in Ontario still time to try this with my granddaughter Thanks for the idea♥

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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-7369 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:49:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-7369 You’re welcome, Terry! Enjoy!

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Terry J Walker http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-7368 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:25:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-7368 YUM!!! Thanks, I’ve been looking for a quick and easy pizza dough recipe. Will try it very soon.

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Quick and Easy Pizza Dough - Oven-Ready in 20 Minutes! http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-7367 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:11:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-7367 […]  If you liked this post, you might also like our easy Bread Machine Dinner Rolls! […]

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Comment on Easter Playdough Activities for Toddlers by Rachel http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-playdough-activities-toddlers/#comment-7366 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:06:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13748#comment-7366 will it harden so we can keep it?

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Comment on Ivory Soap Explosion – a microwave experiment that’ll knock your socks off! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-explosion/#comment-7365 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:53:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4672#comment-7365 So glad you’re enjoying our activities, Samantha! The link to the detergent is there in the Ivory Soap post. The words “homemade laundry detergent” are underlined – that’s a click-able link that will take you to the detergent post. Any time you see coloured, underlined words in an article on the web, it’s usually because it’s a click-able link that the writer has put there for you to use. :)

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Comment on Ivory Soap Explosion – a microwave experiment that’ll knock your socks off! by Samantha Bushnell http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-explosion/#comment-7364 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:36:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4672#comment-7364 Thank you so much for all these great idea’s.Im a stay at home mom and live doing these with my kiddos.They can’t wait to do this.Also if you have the recipe for the homemade laundry soap that would be awesome.I love homemade everything.lol

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Comment on meat tray mosaics by Paint Chip Mosaics - Abstract Art for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/meat-tray-mosaics/#comment-7363 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:07:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3266#comment-7363 […] you’re looking for another mosaic art idea for little hands, check out our Meat Tray Mosaics.  They were really fun to make […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - happy hooligans - flour and baby oil http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7361 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:40:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7361 […] want to wear old clothing or an apron.  Check out the aprons I make from the legs of our old jeans!   This is definitely messy play.  I personally suggest taking it outside.  If you want to use it […]

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Comment on Rain Sticks – Kids Can Create the Sound of Falling Rain! by Rosella Stephens http://happyhooligans.ca/rain-sticks/#comment-7360 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:42:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9684#comment-7360 Sounds like an excellent idea to teach the child about Creativity,

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Comment on Easter Egg Table Toppers – Painting with Q-tips by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-egg-table-toppers/#comment-7359 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:07:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14193#comment-7359 Yay! Thank you, Cassi! So glad you liked it!

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Comment on pool noodle abacus by Dawn Barron http://happyhooligans.ca/pool-noodle-abacus/#comment-7358 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:22:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9703#comment-7358 I just love your posts ……. Keep em coming !

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Comment on Easter Egg Table Toppers – Painting with Q-tips by Cassi http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-egg-table-toppers/#comment-7357 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:19:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14193#comment-7357 This is a really great project, Jackie! I’ll be sharing it on The Crafty Crow soon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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