Comments for Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca Art for Kids, Kids Crafts, Kids Activities and Play Ideas Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:50:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by Jenetta Penner http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-9997 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:50:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-9997 Nice hack… This is perfect! Love the idea of leaving the label on and see the look on my friends’ faces! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-9693 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:03:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9693 I’ve heard others say they leave out the vinegar, Theresa. Others still use a bit of hand sanitizer. It is alcohol based, but if you’re ok with that, you can use it instead.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-9599 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:11:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-9599 Aw, thanks, Nikki!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9466 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:48:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9466 Yay! Hooligans to the rescue! :) So happy we were able to help, Barbara!

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

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

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

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

Ivy

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

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

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

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

This is a great site,
I love it!

Barbara from Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Tine Curran http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9429 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:28:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9429 I had trouble finding a glass with a nice bottom pattern, until I looked at home and discovered my seldom-used crystal wine glasses have a beautiful pattern! Will try these soon!

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by cathy http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9428 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:16:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9428 Perfect for our outdoor Christmas tree! All the ornaments will be made by the kiddos with help from Grandma.

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Comment on Pin-Up Christmas Tree Decorating Activity for Toddlers by Ashwaq http://happyhooligans.ca/pin-up-christmas-tree-decorating-activity/#comment-9427 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:55:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17775#comment-9427 Thank you for all your activities it help me to get good and simple way to do activity for children for their learning and well being

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Shannon http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9426 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:34:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9426 Do you peel the tomatoes or leave the skins on?

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Sandi http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9425 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:50:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9425 Don’t see my question so will try again…that brush looks awesome but the one on Amazon not like it. Pls can you tell where purchased it or the name of it. I have googled but none compare!!

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Siddiqui http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9424 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:29:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9424 If I’m using the new vitamin blender would I still need to put it on the stove because it has a ‘hot soup’ option. Please explain in detail.

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by Meredith @ Homegrown Friends http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9423 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:22:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9423 Jackie I am beyond in love with these! This is totally what I am having my kids make for their grandparents this year (and our fridge too!) Pinned and sharing on FB later today!

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by Leigh http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-9421 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:57:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-9421 Love this idea. The art department at my daughter’s elementary school did a similar project on Shrinky Dink paper. They hung several of their designs from a piece of painted wood, turning their artwork into beautiful sun catchers/wind chimes.

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Comment on Quick and Easy Coffee Cake Recipe for Last Minute Entertaining by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-coffee-cake/#comment-9420 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:19:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=828#comment-9420 Can this be made in a normal pan? Like a brownie pan?

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Comment on chocolate chip-cranberry cookies by Penny http://happyhooligans.ca/chocolate-chip-cranberry-cookies/#comment-9419 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:05:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1953#comment-9419 These sound amazing! I’m making them! Thanks so much for the recipe

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Comment on Toilet Roll Snowman Craft by Snowman Crafts for Kids | Housing a ForestHousing a Forest http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-snowman-ornament/#comment-9418 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:07:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1623#comment-9418 […]  Toilet Roll Snowman Craft from Happy […]

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by loui http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-9417 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:59:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-9417 Tnks i won the science fair tnx for sharing

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Susen Malkowski Kuchta http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9416 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:57:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9416 your ornaments turned out so pretty! Pinned!

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Comment on Homemade Cards from Wallpaper Samples and Fabric Scraps by 12 Fabric Scrap Christmas Crafts - And Sew We Craft http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-cards/#comment-9415 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:34:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1978#comment-9415 […] Making your own Christmas cards is another great way to use up those fabric scraps. Here’s some cute ones by Happy Hooligans: […]

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9414 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:46:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9414 Linda! Look what I found on Amazon! BBQ / Grill Basting Brush – 12 Inch Stainless Steel Handle With Silicone Bristles – Baste Food On The Grill With Ease – One Year Guarantee!

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9413 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:42:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9413 Ann Marie, I just found this one on Amazon, so I’ve switched out the link in my post. As far as stainless/silicone basters go, this is more similar than any others I’ve seen. BBQ / Grill Basting Brush – 12 Inch Stainless Steel Handle With Silicone Bristles – Baste Food On The Grill With Ease – One Year Guarantee!

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by Melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9411 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:29:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9411 Thank you!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Gingerbread Moon Dough | Acorns & Crayons http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9410 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:02:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9410 […] are a ton of Moon Dough recipes out there, like this one from Happy Hooligans or this one from Confessions Of A Home Schooler. All goodies. For ours, i […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-snowflakes/#comment-9409 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:58:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2291#comment-9409 Yay! I love a happy Nana! I had one of those myself. A loving, involved Nana is such a blessing in a child’s life. And how full your heart must be with that many to love. You are so blessed too! x

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by » DIY: decoração de Natal Coisinhas http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9408 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:08:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9408 […] Gostou da dica? Encontrarmos neste blog […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Snowflakes by Kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-snowflakes/#comment-9407 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:02:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2291#comment-9407 great idea going to do these with my grandchildren (16), Thank you for all that you have given to us, and your time :) Happy Nana Here :)

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Art supplies Melbourne http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-9406 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:23:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-9406 Hii,

I always prefer non toxic and natural art supplies for the safety and better health of kids but never thought we can make watercolors with home ingredients. Its amazing. I would love to try it.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Christine Nichols http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9404 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:02:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9404 Pilgrim hats

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Myrna Barager http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9403 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:26:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9403 Thank you, that worked. I also saved it in Mastercook.

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Hayley http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9402 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:18:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9402 I’ve just recently tried this with acrylic paint and plastic balls, turned out beautiful, but very very slow to dry. It’s been a week and just noticed the paint on half the ball has just, like slid away! how come? I don’t think I used too much paint, but do you think that it a possibility?

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Ann Marie http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9401 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:19:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9401 Not exactly sure what baster is shown above, but I too fell in love with THAT baster. There is one by William Bounds that looks similar. I might have to try it out! Great idea. Can’t wait to try it out

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9400 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:28:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9400 Sure, any oil will work, Melissa.

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9399 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:28:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9399 I can’t see why not, Jessica. Go for it.

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Jessica http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9397 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:59:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9397 Could you use whole wheat tortillas for this?

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by Melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9396 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:31:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9396 What about olive oil?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Kara http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9395 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9395 Our dough did not dry fast, but we left them at my mother’s to dry, returned 5 days later and ours too were cracked, all but 2.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Gemma http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9394 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:41:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9394 If you right click on the recipe, you can go to print preview and print the 2 first pages, and leave out all the comments

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9390 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:03:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9390 We haven’t painted any, Diana, but I love acrylic craft paint for any project. It’s vibrant, durable and water/streak proof.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9389 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:02:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9389 I really have to figure out how to do printables, Myrna. I’m sorry. :( I wonder if you can take a screen shot of it, and post that?

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by PTmama http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-9388 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:11:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-9388 Instead of sticks you can tie long ribbons to a couple of shower curtain rings for handles. They’ve worked great with my two young boys. These are so much fun when we are dancing to our favorite music!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Myrna Barager http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9387 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:09:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9387 Look delicious! Is there an easy way to print the recipe? I tried highlighting — no success. Clicking print gives me 11 pages. Suggestions?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Diana http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9386 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:41:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9386 What kind of paint do you use on these??

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Adria http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9385 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:33:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9385 Love it and so simple. The children & I will have a blast! Thank you!

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9380 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:55:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9380 My pleasure, Laura!

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Linda Hieber http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9379 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:44:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9379 I fell in love with the baster you used and followed your link to purchase one. Unfortunately, the link didn’t take me to THAT baster, but rather to the ordinary silicone baster like the one I have.

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9378 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:22:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9378 Thanks again for including our melted snowman ornament! Pinned!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Michelle Lopez http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9376 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:15:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9376 Has anyone tried mixing glitter in to the dough? I’d love to see how that would come out!

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Alison - The Way He Plays http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9375 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:16:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9375 Yum!! We will be trying these! I’ve always found baskets a bit icky too! Your one looks great!

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-9374 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:34:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9374 Nope. :)

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Andrea Ainsworth http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-9373 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:19:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-9373 We just had an AWESOME idea to use our pumpkin carving kit tools to make the impressions and cuts!!! Awaiting our beautiful creations now… smelling YUMMY!!!

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by johanna http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-9372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:08:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9372 Ok just making sure you dont have to cook the rice first correct.

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Preschool Letter P - In My World http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-9371 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:42:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-9371 […] We thought we would get a bit creative this week and used some coloured spiral pasta to form the letter P. (I got my directions for dying pasta from WikiHow and Happy Hooligans.) […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Christine Allen http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-9370 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:27:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-9370 I color my rice and pasta the same way. Fastest way to do it and it dries quick.

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Comment on How to Get Teens to Hang Up Their Towels: 10 Fail-Proof Solutions by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/get-teens-hang-up-their-towels-10-solutions/#comment-9369 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:08:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17742#comment-9369 Wellll, instead of with-holding cellphone and car privileges, there are always *other* things you could with-hold…. ;)

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Comment on How to Get Teens to Hang Up Their Towels: 10 Fail-Proof Solutions by Keryn http://happyhooligans.ca/get-teens-hang-up-their-towels-10-solutions/#comment-9368 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:18:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17742#comment-9368 These are great now any for getting the hubby to do it. :)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Lily http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9367 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:59:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9367 So do we, except the landfills are called cemeteries.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Lisha http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-9366 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:31:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-9366 Love this idea! But is it really necessary to add the vinegar? I’ve tried making rainbow rice with only liquid food colouring and they turn out great…what exactly does the vinegar do?

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Comment on CD Snowman Ornaments by Susen Malkowski Kuchta http://happyhooligans.ca/cd-snowman-ornaments/#comment-9365 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:08:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12266#comment-9365 this is GREAT! For some reason we have lots and I mean lots of cd’s that we don’t use. Whatever the reason I now know what we can do with some of them!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9359 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:46:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9359 Natalie, I am in Canada, I don’t know what your measurements are there, but if you google “conversions” there are lots of sites what will convert for you.

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by Dawnelle http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-9358 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:44:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-9358 I don’t know either but I have seen other bloggers pour sand/salt/shaving cream in the upside down lid or a tray on top and let the kids use different tools to draw and write on it which would add tactile & fine motor components. I haven’t seen it done done but it just occurred to me to let them paint water colors on the lid (or maybe on wax paper) like stained glass and then wash it off. You could also lay a peg board on top and have your own light bright.

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Comment on How to Get Teens to Hang Up Their Towels: 10 Fail-Proof Solutions by Sandra Cranford http://happyhooligans.ca/get-teens-hang-up-their-towels-10-solutions/#comment-9357 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:24:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17742#comment-9357 logical consequences work best,,,confiscating towels on the floor should work and hooks are better than towel racks where they must carefully hang it over

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Comment on Scented Sandpaper Gingerbread Ornaments by Krystine http://happyhooligans.ca/scented-sandpaper-gingerbread-ornaments/#comment-9356 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:08:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5507#comment-9356 What kind of glue did the kids use? Love this idea!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Natalie http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9355 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:45:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9355 Can you post this with quantities in g or oz for uk readers please x

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Karen E. http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9354 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:03:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9354 Have u ever tried this project with snap together plastic balls? A parent in my classroom was so nice to get them for me to make with the kids in my class, but I realize I’ll have to have them put the paint in a different way? I’ve done this project with 4 year olds and they can do it easily with supervision!!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Stella http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9353 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:55:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9353 I would do puffy paint with my preschoolers but I used Shaving cream (Barbasol) works the best. Spray sone shaving cream in a bowl and put food coloring into bowl and gently fold it into the cream. Works well and stays puffy for and good long time

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Beth http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9352 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:16:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9352 They are absolutely delicious, made for my nieces birthday party. Even my non-ginger loving husband likes them! X thank you

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Myra http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9349 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:01:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9349 I made this recipe yesterday. THANK YOU! My family did not leave a drop behind. It was delicious and unexpectedly simple. I am scratching my head to think why I have been eating canned and condensed tomato soup all these years. Also, the garam masala was a surprisingly nice touch.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by buddwena bean http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9348 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:26:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9348 I have been doing this since Christmas and I have had to make 2 batches so far but was putting them in mason jars your way sounds more easier.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9347 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:51:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9347 Good advice, Josie. Thanks!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Josie http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9346 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:50:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9346 I would only use LED lights for this. Other ones may get to hot and cause a fire.

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9345 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:17:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9345 Yay! So glad you found me, Trena! And so glad you guys are having fun with our activities!

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Lasso the Moon - O Tannenbaum! 10 Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9344 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:32:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9344 […] Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Could it be any cuter?!? So simple, so sweet. Pin it for later | See full post […]

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by Trena http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9342 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:43:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9342 I love your website and the kids at my daycare are loving it too ! Fresh new ideas !

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9341 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:41:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9341 Hi all! Just wanted to share my knowledge about a product I found to be great–especially for hockey gloves/goalie blockers/catchers. http://shop.seventhgeneration.com/disinfectant-sanitizer.html
This is organic…it smells a little like gun oil/leather but I find it keeps my gloves smelling good and the leather soft. I decided to use it on all my goalie equipment. I do soak it once in a while in the tub and rinse with warm water and antibacterial dawn dish washing liquid. It seems gentle on the equipment. I always lay out my equipment immediately after returning from a game and spray everything. Gloves/blockers/catchers go on a drying rack with a fan blowing into them. Bag gets a lysol spray down. Seems to be working…thought I would share–especially for gloves–the lysol was drying out the leather bad!

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Comment on Paper Candy Canes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-candy-canes/#comment-9340 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:42:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1653#comment-9340 Oh, that is just brilliant, Linda! I’ll have to try it!

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Comment on Paper Candy Canes by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-candy-canes/#comment-9339 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:20:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1653#comment-9339 i just colored a few more stripes and my 8 1/2 X 11 peice of paper came out perfect without cutting! also instead of folding it over to make a candy cane you could keep it tight at one end and loosen it at the other and it looks like an icicle!!!!! im hanging them from my tiles in the office!! hahahahhaa

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by John Sweeny http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9338 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:52:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9338 We have also used the dishwasher to clean some of our son’s gear. The water jets and heat is good for getting into the equipment and because there is no “agitation” it does’t affect the shape of the equipment. In terms of any cleaning solution vinegar works well. Not sure about the long term impact but the higher heat is useful to help kill the bacteria. Besides, in general the equipment is being replaced quite regularly anyhow because of growth, equipment improvements, breakdown etc. In between cleanings drying it after each use is best just hanging it on a rack works. A little Febreeze must be the Antibacterial version spray can also help to keep the odour down. He wears “under armour coverage which keeps the equipment from direct contact with skin. I guess a spray bottle with vinegar and water to mist it may work too.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by julie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-9337 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:04:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-9337 Ive done this before one can also use a larg holahoop putting rubber boots on and stand inside the hoop pull it over your body and you are inside the bubble lol

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9336 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:42:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9336 Great idea, Kara! Thanks for the suggestion!

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Comment on Toilet Roll Snowman Craft by Snowman Crafts! | Seaside Staffing Company Web Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-snowman-ornament/#comment-9335 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:22:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1623#comment-9335 […] These toilet roll snowmen are too cute for words.  It’s one of my favourite snowman crafts ever. – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by DeeDee http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9334 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:50:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9334 So many fun ideas! Thanks for featuring my button snowman card.

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by 15 Rainbow Arts and Crafts | The Train Driver's Wife http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-9333 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:35:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-9333 […] why not use leftover crafting materials to make this beautiful Rainbow Collage from Happy […]

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by SIMA http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-9332 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:04:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-9332 WATER SLIDES . Rubi Platinum Spa Resort & Suites 5*. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wXRT88qCZk

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Comment on Hair Gel Sun Catchers for fall and Halloween by Pumpkin Activities for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/hair-gel-sun-catchers/#comment-9331 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:32:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1236#comment-9331 […] a hair gel sun catcher. (Happy […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Kara http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9330 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:22:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9330 These are awesome!!!!! I didn’t have any molasses on hand, so I used honey. Taste fabulous and they are so soft!!! Love!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Tanis http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9329 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:53:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9329 These are the best ginger cookies I have ever made, easy recipe. Thank you so much. I give them 5 stars

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Comment on Easy Butterfly Crafts for Kids- 3 Ways to Make Paper Towel Butterflies by Jean Glowicki http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-butterflies/#comment-9328 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:09:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8512#comment-9328 I love these ideas because they don’t cost an arm & a leg like Legos do.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9327 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:27:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9327 It would be the same as your bicarbonate of soda, Emily. :)

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9326 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:24:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9326 When you put baking soda, do you mean baking powder or bicarbonate of soda? Bit different here in uk. Not sure which to use!

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Lavoretti di Natale per bambini dell'asilo - Blogmamma.it http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9325 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:58:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9325 […] i materiali di riciclo si possono realizzare dei bellissimi addobbi natalizi, come questo alberello creato con i legnetti […]

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by 10 ridiculously fun shaving cream activities for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-9324 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:02:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-9324 […] Shaving Cream Car Wash (Happy […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-9323 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:24:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-9323 I have just made these out of some jeans that I was going to throw away. Going to donate them to the local church to sell at their Xmas fayre… Great idea HH

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Comment on Rag Star Ornaments with Pipe Cleaners and Fabric Scraps by Cookie Cutter Craft Ideas - Red Ted Art's Blog : Red Ted Art's Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/rag-star-ornaments/#comment-9322 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:40:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1758#comment-9322 […] Cookie Cutter Shaped Raggedy Hearts […]

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar French Toast Mittens by Cookie Cutter Craft Ideas - Red Ted Art's Blog : Red Ted Art's Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/french-toast-mittens/#comment-9321 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:40:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2042#comment-9321 […] French Toast “mittens” […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Laurie http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9320 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:53:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9320 Drea – I went to the Terracycle.com website and they don’t currently have a program for the K-Cups, only Nespresso….Sad, because I would LOVE to have a program to recycle these. Perhaps if a bunch of people gathered together and made a request of Terracycle, they might put together a program for K-Cups.
Needless to say, I LOVE the Terracycle.com website and all of it’s current recycle programs!! Hope they add more!! I have joined their site and I look forward to receiving their newsletter and future information……Thank you, Drea, for having directed us to such a wonderful and useful site!!
I too LOVE all of the crafty ideas posted here…..I would also love to be able to recycle my K-Cups. I already take the painstaking time to remove the coffee from the plastic cups to use in my garden…but sadly hadn’t found many things to do with the plastic cup…..
Let’s ALL leave as small a footprint on this magnificent Earth as we possibly can…..<3

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Comment on Halloween Fairy Bread by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/halloween-fairy-bread/#comment-9319 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:47:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17511#comment-9319 I LOVE that you got sucked in and spent so much time looking through my posts, Nina! That’s just the best feedback a blogger can get! Thank you!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-9318 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:46:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-9318 Great improvisation!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Ellen http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-9317 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:16:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-9317 Couldn’t find tempra powder at any of my local stores and I wanted to use it tomorrow. So I had some glitter on hand. A small tube added some great sparkle

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Comment on Halloween Fairy Bread by Nina A http://happyhooligans.ca/halloween-fairy-bread/#comment-9316 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:01:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17511#comment-9316 Your cut-out fairy bread is adorable! I also just learned about it recently, however I think it was a Dutch website that introduced me. It seems the Dutch like to toast their fairy bread after the sprinkles are applied to melt them together a bit! (if you do ever decide to melt them, remember to turn your regular toaster on it’s side so you don’t get melted sprinkle all down it)

Thanks for the great content – been browsing for about an hour now and every time I try to click away, something new catches my eye! Keep up the good work!

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Comment on Build a Snowman Activity Tray by Allison Hendrix http://happyhooligans.ca/build-snowman-activity-tray/#comment-9315 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:26:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12199#comment-9315 This is absolutely adorable

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Comment on 15 {Easy, Gorgeous} Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/15-easy-christmas-ornaments-kids/#comment-9314 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:20:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17710#comment-9314 Aw, thanks, Karen! Happy to keep you inspired. :)

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Comment on 15 {Easy, Gorgeous} Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers to Make by Karen @ a house full of sunshine http://happyhooligans.ca/15-easy-christmas-ornaments-kids/#comment-9313 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:21:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17710#comment-9313 I always love your ideas, Jackie! Thanks so much for the inspiration. :)

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Amy@theidearoom http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9312 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:17:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9312 Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Clear Glass Ornaments for Kids to Fill and Decorate by Kelsey http://happyhooligans.ca/clear-glass-christmas-balls/#comment-9311 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:28:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1797#comment-9311 It’s great how you utilize different & unexpected materials with all your crafts. Thanks for such inspiring and fun ideas!

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9310 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:22:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9310 You’re welcome, Heidi. He’s so sweet! Thanks for pinning. :)

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Comment on 15 {Easy, Gorgeous} Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers to Make by caroline http://happyhooligans.ca/15-easy-christmas-ornaments-kids/#comment-9309 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:06:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17710#comment-9309 Thank you for all of your great ideas, I look at your post everyday for inspiration to help bring fun craft into the home. I also love that you promote having fun with the activity rather than getting it perfect – it helps me keep a healthy perspective when glue, glitter and pens are going everywhere except where I thought they would.

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by heidifowler http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9307 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:35:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9307 Thanks for including my Olaf snowman in this great roundup. Pinned!

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Comment on Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments by Noël | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/tinfoil-trees-ornaments/#comment-9306 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:30:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-9306 […] imagination pour créer toutes sortes de mises en scènes, aussi farfelues les unes que les autres. Gorgeous Easy Tin Foil Christmas Tree Ornaments. Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments with foil, tissue paper and craft […]

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by 4 Turkey-Themed Fine Motor ActivitiesMama OT http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-9305 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:01:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-9305 […] This was inspired by a post from Lovely Commotion and I love it because it is simple, cute, and uses stuff you probably already have around your house! All you have to do is find an empty plastic container from your recycling, make sure it’s cleaned and dried out, and then cut out a brown circle the same size as the lid. Cut a small circle for the turkey’s mouth in the paper and then make the rest of the face. Then lay the paper on top of the lid, poke a hole in the lid in the same location, and carefully cut out a similarly-sized hole so the two holes line up. Cut out paper feathers, glue the feathers and brown circle onto the lid, find some tube-shaped noddles or other small items to place in the turkey’s mouth, and you’re ready to go! For a quick tutorial on how to make colored dry pasta that your child can feed to the turkey (as shown in the photo above), check out these directions from Happy Hooligans. […]

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9304 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:53:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9304 You’re so welcome, Amy! They’re adorable!

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by Amy Weeks Huntley http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9303 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 16:00:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9303 Thanks for sharing my snowman Oreo pops! Lots of fun ideas!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Karolyn Landon http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9302 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15:47:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9302 Bottom line, they still end up in a landfill.

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Comment on 25 {Irresistibly Adorable} Snowman Crafts, Activities and Treats by Happy Home Fairy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-snowman-crafts-activities-treats/#comment-9301 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 02:19:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17679#comment-9301 Wow! So many great ideas! Thank you so much for adding the Fairy to this amazing round-up! :-)

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9300 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:59:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9300 You bet, Laura. My blogging friend Cathy James (from Nurturestore) is the project manager of our e-books. If you email her at cathy@nurturestore.co.uk she’ll be happy to help you get your copy.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9299 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:02:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9299 I went to get your ebook, paid for but did not download. Can you help me.

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-9297 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:50:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-9297 You are so welcome! I’m so pleased that your liked these ideas!

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9296 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:50:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9296 Thank you, Pat! I loved these too. Glad you enjoyed our project!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9295 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00:49:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9295 Great to hear that the healthier version is just as delicious. I’ll have to make them that way and try them out!

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by Ashwaq http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-9293 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 23:14:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-9293 So thank for all your ideas that really help me with my assessment and give me a good experience to teach children and support the child who need more practice with scissor

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by Pat http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9292 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 22:34:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9292 I love the magnets canvass the kids did. really a neat idea, with wrapping paper to go with it.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Kristi Charette http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9291 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 22:16:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9291 My son absolutely LOVES these cookies. I make them with whole wheat flour. He and his friends scarf them down!

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Patty Yeary http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-9290 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 19:32:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-9290 Is there any way you could use a medium other than foil? Thatt way you could melt in microwave.

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Comment on Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments by Cody Doll http://happyhooligans.ca/tinfoil-trees-ornaments/#comment-9289 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:44:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-9289 What an amazing idea! I love the look of this! And everything can be bought at the dollar tree!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by kim http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9288 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 04:04:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9288 I like the idea to use them as seed starters

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-9287 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 03:02:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-9287 What kind of paint did you use, Sara? Tempera is known to flake and peel. Acrylics do not. If you used temperas though, they’ll run and smear if you brush on a sealant, as they’re waterproof. You could try a spray varnish, but I’m not sure if the wax would resist it. Wish I could be of more help… Sorry!

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Sara Hendrickson http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-9285 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:42:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-9285 I would love suggestions too on sealing. Our paint is separating from the tin foil, any tips on how to keep it on? I may have to wrap them in Saran Wrap . . . :)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Leigh http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9284 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:02:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9284 Make the hole a little bigger. Some cups we punched out designs (we made pumpkins and snowflakes)and others we drew on designs. We painted the insides of the Pumpkins ones and left the others alone. We placed a cup over each light bulb on a string of lights. The pumpkin one looked awesome on the banister. Can’t wait the see how the snowflakes look.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9282 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9282 I haven’t frosted them, Susan. I image you could, though. Wish I had a recipe to share with you, but I’m sure if you google “cookie frosting”, you’ll get plenty of suggestions. Good luck!

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Comment on Vibrant Paper Towel Art for Toddlers Thru Tweens by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-9281 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:59:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-9281 The salad spinner is a brilliant idea! We have one of those! Totally trying that!

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Comment on Kid’s Birthday Party Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/birthday-party-activity/#comment-9280 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:59:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11597#comment-9280 Thanks so much for sharing my activities, Clair! How wonderful to be at home with your little girl! I’m so glad you’re using some of our ideas to get creative together. Enjoy this one! And Happy Birthday to your daughter!

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Comment on Kid’s Birthday Party Activity by Clair gillespie http://happyhooligans.ca/birthday-party-activity/#comment-9278 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:45:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11597#comment-9278 This looks great:)think i will do this at my wee girls 2nd bday party in 2 weeks,have shared alot of ur guys ideas on my f.b page,they are all brill.i was a nursery nurse 4 over 10 years before i stopped work to have my daughter.am very lucky that i am able 2 be a full time stay at home mummy and we have done several of ur actitivies :)

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Comment on Vibrant Paper Towel Art for Toddlers Thru Tweens by Monique Adams http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-9277 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:11:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-9277 we do this activity with coffee filters…..scribble ( or “design”) all over the coffee filter. Place it in a salad spinner ( you know, the ones you wash and dry your lettuce in). Spray with water and SPIN the heck out of the thing!. The colors all blend together and kids LOVE to spin that salad spinner. We made butterflies out of ours: Use two DRIED coffee filters and pinch both in the center. Twist a pipecleaner around and form the ends into antenna. We have made hundreds of these :)

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Susan http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9276 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:55:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9276 Have you ever lightly frosted them? If so, do you have a recipe for frosting?

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9275 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:14:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9275 A friend posted this on FB & I can’t wait to give them a try. Also, I love that the pretty shape is made by simply using the bottom of a glass, no fancy equipment needed!

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Comment on Hand Painted Fridge Magnets for Toddlers to Make by ena http://happyhooligans.ca/fridge-magnets-toddlers-make/#comment-9274 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:21:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17608#comment-9274 You are a golden treasure, thank you for being such a fantastic mother and sharing it with us so we can pass on the joy of having kids!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Cold and Flu Fighting Stovetop Potpourri - Fireflies and Mud Pies http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9273 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:08:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9273 […] Big, Soft Ginger Cookies by Happy Hooligans Pin It | Original Post […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Sue http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9272 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:50:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9272 So sorry you are suffering, but so glad you’ve found something that helps you. We as a society take everyday chores and things for granted. Hope you will feel better soon and continue to heal! Sending good vibes your way! :)

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by CD Snowman Ornaments for Toddlers - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9271 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:28:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9271 […] Snowman ornaments: another easy Christmas craft for kids to […]

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Fiona Wood http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9268 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:41:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9268 Wow what a great list of gift ideas – no excuses now for giving pressies that are not hand-made! Thanks for including my glass mosaic sun catcher. The kids loved making these and we still have them hanging up on our windows. We have made a few other things on your list too, the candles were a hit as well as homemade sugar scrub and bath bombs (the kids loved to test them first before giving them away..)

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Thanksgiving and Christmas Season - Holiday Treats and Assorted Stuff - Page 80 http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9267 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 04:42:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9267 […] Happy Hooligans BIG SOFT GINGER COOKIES: Put these on your holiday baking list. They are fantastic! GET MY RECIPE HERE: http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/ […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Alicia http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-9266 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 03:38:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-9266 Could you use something other than molasses? Just wondering if I could substitute for something I have on hand, agave syrup, maple syrup, honey?

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9265 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 01:46:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9265 I’m sure you could, Betty. The recipe calls for about 2 lbs or roughly 10 tomatoes, so whatever you think would be the equivalent of that. I’m afraid I would just be guessing.

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Betty http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9264 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:09:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9264 I no longer have tomatoes from my garden. Can I use canned tomatoes and if yes how many cans do you think?

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by 24 Rainbow Sensory Activities | The Train Driver's Wife http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-9263 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:07:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-9263 […] Rainbow Rice from Happy Hooligans is just too pretty! I could play with this all […]

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Sami http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9260 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:00:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9260 Could you use dye to colour it?

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-9259 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:43:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-9259 Isn’t driveway salt toxic?

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9258 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:53:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9258 We made these last year for Christmas and I just looked at them the other day and the paint inside has all cracked and doesn’t look the same at all. I used acrylic paints…did I do something wrong?

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by 35 Christmas DIY Crafts For Kids - Guru Koala http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-9257 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:04:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-9257 […] 26. Christmas crafts for kids – easy homemade ornaments source […]

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9256 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:36:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9256 I am SO glad you found me, Joan! I have a TON of Christmas crafts on my site! You’re going to have so much fun! Have you seen my pinboards? There are loads of ideas on those as well, and I have one that houses all of my Christmas crafts specifically. Here’s the link to it. :) http://www.pinterest.com/happyhooligans/christmas-happy-hooligans/

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by Joan http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9255 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:43:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9255 This is just the site I needed. Thank you. I am having all 5 grandkids over to do Christmas crafts. I am so excited, this is going to be so much fun. Thanks again.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Penny http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9252 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:07:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9252 Can you paint these?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9250 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:59:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9250 No, I’m afraid the baking soda and cornstarch would dissolve with any moisture.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9249 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:59:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9249 You need to click through on the link to the Imagination Tree’s recipe, Emma.

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Comment on Build a Snowman Activity Tray by pat coleman http://happyhooligans.ca/build-snowman-activity-tray/#comment-9248 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:46:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12199#comment-9248 My grandson Grant loves crafts and likes to put things together and has his own ideas about various ways to change things around. I will make up a tray for him. I bought the white trays awhile back in a bundle of 100. I have all kinds of notions from various other crafts. He will have great fun with this one. I almost assure you he will glue them to have as ornaments for his tree in his room. Thanks so much.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Kyla http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9247 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:43:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9247 Would these be safe for outdoor use? Or would the ordiment “melt” or ruin?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Emma http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9246 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 21:14:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9246 How much baking soda/cornflour? X

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by K http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9245 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:18:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9245 Do these hold up better & crack less than salt dough? Thank you :)

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9244 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:39:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9244 I really couldn’t say how long it would keep if you made it ahead of time, Heather, sorry!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9243 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:38:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9243 I think the beads would melt if you baked them, Rachel. We let ours air dry by the fire.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Julie http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-9242 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:24:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9242 We just did this and my daughters enjoyed it so much. They are so excited to play with it once it is dry.
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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Rachel http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9241 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:03:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9241 Great idea! Can you bake them with the plastic beads? They don’t melt?

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9240 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:47:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9240 Hi! I’m running a preschool Christmas party for kids and their families in December. I’m looking for a few fun activities to do but will not have access to a stove or anything (all table top). Do you think if you seal the clay in a container that it will last overnight or maybe even 2 days? Thanks so much!

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Comment on {Adorable} Owl Craft for Kids by Jeanine http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-9239 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 14:49:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-9239 We begin our Owl Unit Study tomorrow, but I think this will be a perfect way to start TODAY :D !!! Plus, it’s a great activity for a cold and windy SUNDAY afternoon! Thank You I just love all the resources you share so kindly here!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Phyllis http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-9238 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 14:11:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-9238 I agree with MJ – sad that Ivory Flakes are no longer made. When I couldn’t find any, I improvised by making my own. I used a vegetable peeler on bars of Ivory soap to make my own flakes. It whipped up pretty good and my daughter and I were able to make a small snowman. This microwave method sounds a little easier so I can’t wait to try it.

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Wendy http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9236 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:57:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9236 We use a Danish stuffed elf that hangs on the wall. It’s also an advent calendar and we call it Christmas Elf. He stays in one place all of December, arriving December 1. Way less creepy than a traveling elf and he gives Advent presents each morning. I like it because it is a way for me to pass on my Scandinavian heritage while borrowing the elf on the shelf idea.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ken http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9235 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:22:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9235 Christine,

Provided there is no heat in the application then all the manufacturers would support it. As soon as heat is used, even though it may not be visible, it can breach the integrity of the compression foams and pvc in the gear. If it is cycle air, like if you put something on tumble dry in your dryer, then it will work. I know the Rocket System out of Montreal caused some gear to melt, deform and even in on instance catch fire.

So as long as you are cognizant, then yes, by keeping the feeding ground for microbes at bay you eliminate one of the two elements needed for them to grow. Moist area is one of them and of course the sweat is what the microbes eat. Eliminate one, as you are suggesting, then you have started to quell the growth no question.

Ken

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9234 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:32:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9234 I was just reading the kindness elf post and brainstorming how to make my own when this popped up on my news feed. The Christmas Mouse and Traveling Mary and Joseph stand out as well. Lots of neat ideas here!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9233 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:19:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9233 Check out the. EquipmentRanger.com
A forced air sports drying and organization system. If you can get the gear dry quickly the mold griejbg becomes less of an issue!! Developed for our goalie son! Helps cut down on The stink!!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ken http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9232 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16:07:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9232 The HappyHooligans is a great read as often as I am notified of new blogs and updates on this one in particular being close to what we went through.

Yes, the bag is the petri dish that houses all the 13 primary contaminates found.

Keep up the chatter about hygiene in hockey folks, it will save lives in the long run truly!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9231 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:59:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9231 Thanks for popping in again, Ken. Love all your insight and advice. Great point about the hockey bag. I never even think to wash ours. Pretty scary to think of the infections that can be caused by moldy gear! Yikes!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ken http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9230 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:39:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9230 Hi Faye,

First, get a phosphate free surfactant and use that in conjunction with an antiseptic such as Dettol (by one cap per load only or per mixing cup of soap and mix thoroughly). That is important to maintain all the clarino materials’ integrity found all throughout goalie gear (and player gear too).

Start with stuffing newspapers into the blocker and catcher and skates. This is going to start to wick the moisture that is in there with the microbes onto the carbon of the ink and will assist you in cleaning it all up! Remove all the pads you can out of all the gear and mark it’s location if you need to or photograph it so you can remember how in the world it all came out!

Use a scrubber with an arm on it by dipping the bristled end into the soap. Scrub up and into all areas. Use a bottle cleaner for the glove fingers to be sure to disturb all the debris in there. By thoroughly rinsing in cold water you will be good. Do this (I would expect) at least two or three times to be sure you have reached it all. By missing some, it just gets reactivated as soon as you wear the gear again and start to warm up and your nose will let you know!

With the pads, toss them all into your non-agitated washing machine. If you don’t have one, then go to the laundry mat and use a front loader. Use a good portion of your soap in these units (don’t over do it) but make sure you sud it up well. Then do a double rinse to be sure all the soapy residue is gone as it will make you very itchy if it is not.

Skates and helmet need to be done by hand in the sink with your scrubbers. Take the insoles out, unlaces the skates completely and you’re ready. Scrub the helmet everywhere inside. Remove any headbands that are velcro’ed on and scrub that too. Scrub the chin cup especially. Very important and also the cage if there is one. Scrub the insoles with the brush as well as the laces. DO NOT PUT THE LACES IN THE MACHINE! They will wind all around everything and tightly and it is next to impossible to get it undone. But scrub the laces too. Scrub the skates with your scrubber inside all the way to where the toes go by bending back the tongue and throwing in lots of muscle to be sure you are disturbing the dirt and getting it loosened and out.

With the hockey bag itself, be sure to use cold water (be it in the tub if it is a wheeled goalie or player bag) with your soap and antiseptic. The bag houses all that noxious stuff so you KNOW it has to have some of that microbial growth on it. SCRUB IT LIKE CRAZY — RINSE THEN SCRUB IT LIKE A MAD PERSON ONCE MORE TO BE SURE! Hang to dry by bungee cords or whatever you have to suspend it so all water goes downward and out of the bag. Otherwise, tomorrow, (like I did), you will have skate pockets full of water and end compartments with water.

AIr dry now. do not use a machine to ‘tumble dry’ or any of that. As it dries be sure to flex the palms of your gloves and any other pieces with cotton, leather, clarino or any headbands. This will stop them from hardening as they dry and from becoming very course.

Once all dry (the next day at least so give yourself 24 hours to do it), reassemble all your pads back where they went. Make sure you put your hands into your gloves again too.Flex them around just to warm the gloves a bit to reshape to your hand. Shouldn’t take but a couple laps around the ice and you’re ready to go.

Studies have shown (http://hockeyclean.com/NW/bin/lab.html) what grows on our gear, how to combat it with the pros I linked you to here, but lets face it, maybe Athletic Clean/Hockey Clean isn’t in your area what I have provided is approved by those same pros as I DO have them in my area and I do use their services and it is unreal! It is proactive how they do it so when you start to sweat it is combating that microbial growth it is amazing, but still, do it it home if you don’t have the pros as it makes a difference to your health and those you play with 100!

Folks the bottom line here is to have a hygienic mindset and you all clearly do. I’ve seen many players over the years get infection, one loose a baby finger, another had a chest infection directly due to the mould growth on their gear. With that said, keep your olfactory sensory keen and smell for when you start to notice it and when you do, get those newspapers going (in and out of the gloves and skates after every skate) and pull it out after a day to de-moisturize skates and glove and even helmet.

Best to you all! Lets keep it clean out there in every way we can and play this game we all love so much!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9229 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 14:01:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9229 You make a good point, Faye! :) My husband doesn’t play, so I was writing about how I was my sons’ equipment. I imagine if my hubby played, I’d be having him handle his own. lol As for your husbands gear, you can ask at a sport shop about where you can take it to be cleaned. There are professional services that can sanitize the gear. Good luck! I feel your pain. :)

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Faye http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9228 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:05:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9228 Why is it wives and mums that wash the equipment? I’m a female hockey player married to a hockey player so not every little wifey is holed up at home scrubbing her husbands stinking kit. That being said, if you have any tips on washing a rancid goalie kit I’d love to hear them. My husband can’t fit his gear in the machine!

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9227 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:04:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9227 Oh yes! Those were so popular when Anna blogged about them last year. Isn’t it just the sweetest idea?

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by Betsy @ BPhotoArt.com http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9226 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:33:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9226 I love the kindness elf idea!

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9225 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:29:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9225 I’m so glad you liked that idea, Jeneta! That one is especially near and dear to my heart. :)

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Comment on 7 Cute Alternatives to the Elf on the Shelf by jenetamasson http://happyhooligans.ca/7-alternatives-elf-shelf/#comment-9224 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:19:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17507#comment-9224 I love your idea for the last few days before Christmas! Thanks for sharing it.

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Comment on Pom-Pom Spiders and Wooly Webs by Songs We Love: "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" - Humble in a Heartbeat http://happyhooligans.ca/pompom-spiders-and-wooly-webs/#comment-9222 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:52:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1211#comment-9222 […] Simple Itsy Bitsy Spider Finger Puppet from Lalymom Paper Plate Spiders from I Heart Crafty Things Pom-Pom Spiders and Wooly Webs from Happy Hooligans Spider Handprint Craft from Happy Hooligans Spooky Spiders from Live Craft […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Homeschooling With A Toddler - CreativLEI http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-9220 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:58:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-9220 […] favorites are the mixed beans, the pasta, and the rice. The dyed beans are not color fast. At. […]

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Comment on Magformers Review – The Magnetic Building Toy that Kids Just Love by Veens http://happyhooligans.ca/magnetic-building-toy-kids-love/#comment-9219 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:43:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17461#comment-9219 That looks absolutely awesome!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Tegan Konradsen http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9216 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:20:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9216 great activity deffintly going trythiswithmy6 yr old for xmas this year always looking for craft ideas

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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie by Erica http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-9215 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:34:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-9215 Soften butter or melted?

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Comment on Magformers Review – The Magnetic Building Toy that Kids Just Love by Jen Thiel http://happyhooligans.ca/magnetic-building-toy-kids-love/#comment-9214 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:55:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17461#comment-9214 I love them! But in my opinion the large sets are very expensive!

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Comment on Monster Mobile from Toilet Rolls by Shari http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-mobile/#comment-9213 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:48:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4504#comment-9213 We are making them now and she is having so much fun!

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Comment on Magformers Review – The Magnetic Building Toy that Kids Just Love by MultiTestingMom http://happyhooligans.ca/magnetic-building-toy-kids-love/#comment-9211 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:23:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17461#comment-9211 My son received these for his 6th birthday a few weeks ago and it was his FAVOURITE gift!!!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Andrea http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-9209 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:42:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-9209 OH MY GOODNESS! Just made these today and holy moly THESE were EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!! These will now replace the ones I usually make for dinners. Excellent recipe! Thank you so much for this!

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Comment on Cotton Ball Ghost Craft for Toddlers to Make by Read This, Made That {Wispy Ghost} | Four to Adore http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-ball-ghosties/#comment-9208 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:46:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1446#comment-9208 […] the spirit of this book, we loosely used an idea from Happy Hooligans to make cotton ball ghosts.  To create our ghosts, I pulled cotton balls into thin wisps.  Next, […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Mari Craig http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-9207 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:09:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-9207 Thank you, Stephanie, for the powder tip! I was just wondering how I was going to store the 20l of detergent (40l after diluting), and if it was going to keep for as long as it will take me to go through it all! :)

Thank you lots to Jackie as well, of course, for the post – I’m going to give it a try! :D

I’m in the UK, so what I’ll be using are Dri Pak’s Washing Soda Crystals, Borax substitute and Soap Flakes. I found the Washing Soda at Tesco, so I’m guessing most supermarkets would carry it, and the other two ingredients I’m getting from eBay.

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Elaine http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9206 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:24:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9206 I have made this soup many times. We love it. It freezes great.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9205 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:04:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9205 Thanks for all the helpful insight, Ken!

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Comment on 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by paula http://happyhooligans.ca/20-science-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/#comment-9204 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:23:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15353#comment-9204 wonderful blog ! i like so much,bravo

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ken http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9202 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:00:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9202 Hi…I too learned about that but with hockey equipment, due to the compression foam, resins and adhesives used not to mention metal clasps and the like will have their integrity broken down when too much ammonia is used. A natural oxidization takes place.

If you cannot get to the pros at Athletic Clean, then the best thing is get Zeolyte into your hockey bag all the time. Release the rock in the sun and it recharges when it discharges the trapped air that it absorbs. Another trick is to be sure you take your gear out to dry after every game. Kill the feeding ground for harmful contaminates such as MRSA and Staccybotrys. Finally, NEVER use heat when drying. That breaches the integrity of the gear 100%. DO NOT even use hot water, its a myth. Use cold water on your gear, put in some elbow grease and get in there then hang it out to dry in a room temperature area.

At least you are all thinking in the right direction, hygiene in protective sports equipment. It is something we need to teach young and old—-for sure the OLD! (That includes me folks!)

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by pablonegro http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9200 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:21:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9200 I learned from a fencer that washing in ammonia breaks down the salts in sweat–it it what they wash their lames in. I tried it on hockey gear alternating with laundry soap every other wash; it’s magic. I didn’t wash the gloves in it–not sure how it reacts with the the leather in the palms.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9199 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:42:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9199 Your comment about the sun is an interesting one. So many people lay their gear out on a cold, sunny winter day to de-stink it. I think if you were to leave it on the line for days, multiple times per year, you might see some deterioration, in all the years I’ve been washing and line drying my boys’ equipment (2 or 3 times per year) I haven’t seen a problem. Thanks for the tips about the top loader. Hope you enjoy the detergent!

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Andrew http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9198 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:27:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9198 Some good ideas but some bad ones. First, the sun. Most ice hockey gear, being made with various nylons, isn’t designed to withstand regular UV exposure. In lots of cases this would cause the material to discolor and/ or breakdown prematurely. Sunlight is generally worse than a small amount of bleach in the cleaning mixture.
As for using a top loader to fully wash gear; don’t ever let it get past soak cycle. Straps and loose bits of gear get caught in the agitator and can mess things up pretty badly.
I am absolutely looking forward to trying your cleaning agent recipe!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9196 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:19:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9196 My pleasure, Tiffany! Your luminaries are gorgeous!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Tiffany http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9195 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:37:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9195 Thanks for sharing our epsom salt luminaries! :) This is a super great list of gifts!

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9194 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:30:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9194 I”m not sure, Tracy. Acrylic paint will adhere to most surfaces as long as the surface is clean (free of any oils or residue) and dry. You’re using Acrylics, correct? I’ve done this project with both glass and plastic balls with success. I’m not sure what you mean by “coming off”. Do you mean it’s all just running right off when you tip the ball upside down, or do you mean it’s flaking off after it’s dry?

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Tracy http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9193 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:57:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9193 I’m having trouble with paint not covering or coming off too. What am I doing wrong?

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9192 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:23:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9192 They’re just your standard metallic pipe cleaner, Tracy. Probably about 12 inches long.

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by tracy http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9189 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:03:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9189 These are lovely. ..but I wondered what size pipe cleaners these were. ..which type exactly would be helpful. Thank you so much.

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Comment on Collecting Chestnuts by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/outdoor-play-party-collecting-chestnuts/#comment-9188 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:17:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4243#comment-9188 I just found some fresh ones on Amazon, Claudia. Here’s my affiliate link if you want to check them out: Chestnuts, Fresh, approx. 1lb

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by Janice Moen http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-9186 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:20:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-9186 Love all the ideas! I’m a nanny and this helps entertain with learning. Drinking straws were on your first cutting blog so they must be a big hit!

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Comment on Collecting Chestnuts by Claudia White http://happyhooligans.ca/outdoor-play-party-collecting-chestnuts/#comment-9185 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:59:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4243#comment-9185 I live in Florida, and we don’t have chestnuts. We only have very small acorns for the children to work with. I am a preschool teacher, and I would like to know if there is a way I can get some for the kids. Do you know of any company that ships them?

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9184 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:15:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9184 I haven’t tried to, but I imagine it would freeze well, Ana.

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Ana http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9183 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:10:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9183 Would you be able to freeze the soup? I want to make a soup that we can freeze and enjoy all winter long.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-9182 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:39:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-9182 Hi Helma, I see you’ve shared my paints as well. So glad you liked them. You’re more than welcome to share with one photo and a short description along with the link to my post, but I’ll have to ask you to remove the full post that you copied and pasted into your site. I dropped you a line on my puffy paint post to let you know about copyright infringement and whatnot. I’d hate for you to get in trouble with your blog for scraping content. Thanks.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9181 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:24:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9181 Hi Helma, I’m glad you enjoyed my puffy paint enough to want to share it. You’re probably not aware of copyright infringement though. I wasn’t either when I started blogging. By law, you can’t copy and paste another website’s content into your own. It’s known as stealing (or scraping) content, and you can be charged for it, and google can remove your blog from the internet. I’d hate to see that happen to you. If you’d like to share, you can use one photo and a sentence or two to describe the activity i.e. “Here’s an easy way to make puffy paint at home in your own kitchen. See Happy Hooligans for the details” and provide the link to my site. You must provide one of MY pictures with the link though. You’ve used another bloggers, which again, is an infringement of copyright. Think of a blog or website as you would a book in a library. You can’t just copy a page out of a published book and print it in a book of your own. A website and blog is the copyrighted property of its owner, just as a published book is. I hope this helps you understand a little about blogging protocol. If you make the necessary corrections, you’re welcome to share my post. :)

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Recipe for Homemade Puff Pant | Creche SA http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9180 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:57:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9180 […] http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/ […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Recipe for Homemade Watercolours | Creche SA http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-9179 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:11:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-9179 […] Recipe from http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/ […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Betty Coleman http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9178 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:22:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9178 If you make your own soap you could use k-cups for the forms and make guest soaps.

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Bev Sutton http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-9177 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:35:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-9177 I’m an 8th grade science teacher … and believe me … many of your experiments will enchant and delight 8th graders too. Thank you for these that show kids that science is interesting and FUN!

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Comment on 10 Christmas in July Crafts for Kids by Deanna http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-july-crafts-kids-make/#comment-9176 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:03:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15631#comment-9176 Very awesome ideas, love them!

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Comment on Play Logs for a Backyard Play Space by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/play-logs/#comment-9175 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:11:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9022#comment-9175 I didn’t treat them with anything to preserve them Kaly. I wonder if it has to do with the health of the tree. The tree that my dad took down was in good health, and 2 years later, our logs are still in the same shape that they were when we got them. If a tree was in poor health, and starting to rot from the inside, maybe they wouldn’t last as long? I’m just guessing there.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-9174 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:09:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-9174 Oh wow! They’re gorgeous, Marcia! What a great fall project! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Marcia Beckett http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-9173 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:09:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-9173 Thanks for sharing. I used this technique with my third graders! Check out what we did. http://www.artisbasic.com/2014/10/salt-watercolor-fall-leaves.html

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Comment on Play Logs for a Backyard Play Space by Kaly Court http://happyhooligans.ca/play-logs/#comment-9172 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:43:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9022#comment-9172 This is wonderful! I love seeing natural items used for play. I had this idea awhile ago and when the town cut down a tree and made a bunch of stumps, my husband and I lugged some of them to our house. We are in the process of working to finish our back yard, so the stumps have been sitting out waiting for a permanent place. Some of them have begun to rot and fall apart, and I’m wondering how you have kept yours intact.

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Comment on Monster Mobile from Toilet Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-mobile/#comment-9171 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:27:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4504#comment-9171 I’d love to see them, Brandi! Feel free to share them on my Happy Hooligans facebook page!

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Comment on Monster Mobile from Toilet Rolls by Miss Brandi http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-mobile/#comment-9170 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:40:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4504#comment-9170 We did this at our Family Halloween Fun Day. Everyone had so much fun! I would love to share the pictures with you.

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by Designing Bee http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9169 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:03:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9169 This idea is absolutely beautiful and colorful!! I like this activity because for children, it also helps the development of fine motor skills and it adds a lot of fun for the holiday season! A great activity to do indoors especially if the weather is rainy or snowy.

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Comment on homemade baby gifts by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-baby-gifts/#comment-9168 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:24:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1081#comment-9168 Actually, you’d be surprised, Angela. Denim is so stain resistant. I’ve been using mine in the daycare for years, and we eat spaghetti sauce at least once a week. You should SEE the mess of the bibs after lunchtime somedays. Believe it or not, none of them have a stain on them. Think of how everything washes out of your jeans. Everything except marker or paint or grease pretty much. :)

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Comment on homemade baby gifts by Angela Jackson http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-baby-gifts/#comment-9167 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:44:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1081#comment-9167 Great idea for upcycling a bib. However, this won’t work when using it in feeding time as the food stains would be difficult to remove. I prefer silicone bibs for feeding time.

http://ghcbibs.com

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9166 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:44:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9166 Jeni, I had a UK reader send me this msg a while back. I need to make time to add it to the post, but hopefully this will help:
“After reading your post about making your own laundry detergent I decided to have a go, the trouble is that we can’t buy Borax here in the UK and Borax substitute is hard to get hold of in shops. I got the ingredients for my powder all in one supermarket.
Take 1kg DriPak Soda Crystals £1 and one 800g pack of Bicarbonate of Soda 80p in Tesco, 4 sterilizing tablets (I got a pack of 56 for around 60p) and 1 bar of Simple soap (I got a pack of 4 for just over £1, the No Perfume No Colour kind). Grate the soap and mix all ingredients together. We get around 35 washes from this mix and I estimate it to be around 4p a wash. This beats Aldis Almat was by 5p a wash.”

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Jeni http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9165 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:24:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9165 I think you’re brilliant! I was originally on your site looking at craft but I’m now going to try your laundry detergent recipe – just trying to source all the ingredients in the UK at the mo – and have taken lots of other great ideas from your website too. Thanks so much!

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by Kids in Adelaide|Learn|Matching Game http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-9164 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:01:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-9164 […] Matching Game […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9163 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:16:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9163 There’s definitely a difference between convenience and serving a useful purpose. I’m glad yours makes life a little easier for you, Julie, but so sorry you’re suffering. Prayers of strength and healing going out to you. x

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9162 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:13:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9162 I think that’s just fantastic. Despite my using the dustbuster to suck up the ash from the floor of the oven (hope you’ll forgive me for that ;)), I am seriously into doing my part to preserve the planet. Even with a fam of 4 and a busy daycare, I put out one 1/2 bag of garbage a week because I compost and recycle everything I can. Clean with lemon, baking soda and vinegar, make my own enviro-friendly laundry detergent, use recycled materials for most of our crafts, buy second-hand, re-purpose whatever I can etc. I suppose one day, all energy companies will go the route that yours has. I just wish they’d do it sooner! Thanks for the info, Jeni. :)

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Kat http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-9161 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:23:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-9161 rainbow rice is great for sticking on cards and pictures.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Basia http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-9160 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:29:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-9160 Fantastic idea!! I love it!!!

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Jeni http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9159 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:53:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9159 No kidding – the company is UK based Ecotricity http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/ :)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Juliekins http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9158 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:35:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9158 I am basically bedridden and VERY sick. The Keurig has saved me. I have it near me, and can not only use it for teas (very comforting) or coffee for a kick, but use it to make cup-a-soup or many instant soups with the hot water feature. This gives me a bit of independence, and is one less thing I have to ask others to do for me. So, NO. It is NOT a bad idea to buy one.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9157 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:35:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9157 You are welcome, Samantha. And I know what you mean about them liking the smell. Ugh!

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9156 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:34:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9156 I didn’t really time it, Jennalee. Just until they were nice and soft, and could be broken up easily with a wooden spoon.

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Comment on Icicle Ornaments with Beads and Pipecleaners by Andrea Reilly http://happyhooligans.ca/icicle-ornaments/#comment-9155 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:51:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6006#comment-9155 Love these ideas, your very talented.

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9154 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:02:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9154 Are you kidding me? That is AWESOME, Jeni!! :D

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Comment on Why is it called Candy Corn? by Annette http://happyhooligans.ca/why-is-it-called-candy-corn/#comment-9151 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:06:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11683#comment-9151 My 15 yr old daughter tolde about this and was so excited and I responded I just assumed everybody already knew that:)

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Jeni http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9150 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:57:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9150 Funny you should say that because I am :) The energy company I use provides 100% of its electricity from renewable resources (wind, sun etc). Every little helps…down that dustbuster ;)

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by pinkelephantsandwine http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9149 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:29:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9149 How long did you cook the tomatoes?

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Samantha http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-9148 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:13:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-9148 Thank you for the cleaning tips! Next sunny day here in mass I will be doing this to both my kids equipment! They probably won’t be too happy since they like the smell! Didn’t know about washing the gloves!

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Comment on Doll Diaper Station – Pretend Play for Toddlers by dvora (debbie) http://happyhooligans.ca/doll-diaper-station/#comment-9147 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:59:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5391#comment-9147 You have wonderful ideas and the children are so sweet.

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Comment on Making Homemade Wrapping Paper with Coloured Ice Pops by M. Tenenbaum http://happyhooligans.ca/making-homemade-wrapping-paper/#comment-9146 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:05:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17373#comment-9146 Amazing! And beautiful! And just in time, today is my 15 year old sons birthday, and this will be so much fun and less expensive to do with my first grader, for his big brother : ) thanks for all the awesome ideas!!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9145 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:52:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9145 My pleasure, Heather! I LOVE your coasters!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9144 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:49:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9144 You’re so welcome, Krystal! Happy to share! They’re gorgeous!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9143 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:12:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9143 There’s a link there to the Imagination Tree’s site for the recipe, Vanessa. Just click on that, and it will take you there. :)

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Vanessa Buller http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9142 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:50:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9142 I don’t seem to be able to see anywhere that gives the amount of each ingredient to use. I am guessing equal amounts , would I be correct? Great idea, the salt dough I usually make always ends up stinging the little grazes on my hands that I get from gardening .

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Comment on pool noodle abacus by Tara http://happyhooligans.ca/pool-noodle-abacus/#comment-9141 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:33:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9703#comment-9141 Genius! My 3 yr old is completely fascinated with anything Dino related. We will definitely be trying this one out. Gross motor skills, educational, ANF fun makes for my idea of kid -fun! Thank you Jackie!:-)

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Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by Homemade Wrapping Paper with Ice Pops - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-9140 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:36:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-9140 […] Wrapping Concert Tickets in a Pull-Tab Can […]

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by 전세계의 최신 영어뉴스 듣기 - 보이스뉴스 잉글리쉬 http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-9139 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:29:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-9139 […] preschooler will love creating these fall nature collages from Happy […]

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Krystal http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9138 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:17:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9138 Thanks Jackie for including the finger print keychains we made! I love ideas here. Great for the upcoming holidays!

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9137 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:14:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9137 Right. You definitely want it thick enough that it won’t crack or break easily. I’d say at least 1/4 inch thick.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9136 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:13:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9136 Yep! We do that too sometimes, Julie. The hooligans love watching it grow in the microwave!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Julie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9135 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:06:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9135 Easier than grating the Ivory: slice bar in half; place on papertowel in microwave & cook for 20-30 seconds until it expands. Carefully remove from microwave & allow to cool; once cool, hold over bowl or bucket or whatever you are using & carefully crumble into it…much easier & quicker than grating.

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Comment on White Clay Dough Ornaments by Jenn http://happyhooligans.ca/white-clay-dough-ornaments/#comment-9134 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:46:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12496#comment-9134 How thick did you guys roll your dough? I don’t want too take the chance of ours cracking.

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by Thanksgiving and Christmas Season - Holiday Treats and Assorted Stuff - Page 79 http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9133 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:43:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9133 […] Happy Hooligans TWIG STAR ORNAMENTS: Simple but gorgeous. Depending on the colour of raffia you use, these could suit any decor or holiday theme! SEE THE DETAILS HERE: http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/ […]

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9132 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:06:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9132 Girl, I hope you’re following my blog from a solar-powered computer. ;)

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by 16 Fall Nature Crafts for Preschoolers - Kids Activities Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-9131 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-9131 […] preschooler will love creating these fall nature collages from Happy […]

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Jeni http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9130 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:33:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9130 Sorry to be negative here (I love (almost) all of your blog!) but I’m saddened to see you suggesting the use of the dustbuster for tasks that can easily and quickly be achieved with a cloth or brush. I understand the aim of your item is to save time but this, IMO, is a needless waste of precious energy (electricity) for very little time saving in comparison to the cloth or brush. On a planet that is struggling to keep cool due to our excessive energy use, I think we can and should afford a few more milliseconds to use a cloth or brush rather than use a dustbuster and its necessary electricity. Don’t get me started on the pointlessness of ironing…lol! Sorry again to be negative, feel free not to approve this message. As I said above, I do love your blog and great ideas :O)

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by Aaron http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9129 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:23:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9129 Thank-you for the reply. Used some sidewalk chalk today and worked fine for texture. Colour may be more vibrant with other solutions but definitely good in a pinch.

I think I will keep an eye out for cheap candy colouring or some clearence/used powder paint but for now the broken chalk shrapnel from last summer will do fine :)

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Meri Cherry http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9128 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:57:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9128 Jackie, thanks so much for including me!!! Really really appreciate it and love all these great projects. Big hugs! I’ll be sure to share it all around.

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9127 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:07:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9127 Aaron, just click on the “name your link”. I didn’t mean for it to show up like that. lol

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9126 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:06:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9126 I wouldn’t add the liquid paint, as it will definitely change the consistency of the dough. I’ve heard great things about crushed chalk. Lots of people have told me they’ve used it. I’m not sure how vibrant it is though. I think the candy food colouring would be a great alternative. I’ve seen some blog posts, and the colour of the cloud dough looks really vibrant. As for the powdered tempera here in Canada, I’d check at a school/teacher supply store. I lucked out and found mine at a thrift shop. I’m not sure if Michaels’ carries the powdered stuff, but you could try there too. I checked Amazon.ca, and they don’t carry it, but the big jugs on this page at Amazon.com say they ship to Canada. Not sure how pricey that would be by the time you add shipping, but you can look into it: Name Your Link

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by Aaron http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9125 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9125 Looking to make a batch of this and cannot find powdered tempera paint locally and shipping is restrictive to an economic order. I can find lots of affordable pre mixed liquid tempera paints local and free shipped.

Has anyone tried replacing dry powder with pre mixed/liquid tempera paint? I figure it might not be great due to most likely being made from tempera powder and water thus would not combine nice with oil in cloud dough.

Anyone have feedback on using sidewalk chalk? Might try that or look for oil based food colouring powder as mentioned above.

Anyone else have tips, feedback or experience to share with alternate colouring sugestions or cheap sources for powdered tempera paint in Canada?

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Trish http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9124 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:08:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9124 You definitely found a bunch of cute ideas. I love the picture frames.

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by Fall Crafts for Kids to Make - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-9123 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:59:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-9123 […] a nature walk with the kids and create a gorgeous fall collage with all the treasures you […]

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Comment on Monster Mobile from Toilet Rolls by morewithlessmom http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-mobile/#comment-9122 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4504#comment-9122 What is it about monsters that is so much fun? This came out great!

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Comment on Paint Print Ghosts by Boo! Friendly Ghost Crafts for Kids | hands on : as we grow http://happyhooligans.ca/paint-print-ghosts/#comment-9121 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:20:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1414#comment-9121 […] Ghost prints from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on tissue paper mummies by simpleNewz - Happy Hooligans RSS Feed for 2014-10-21 http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-mummies/#comment-9120 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:09:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1402#comment-9120 […] tissue paper mummies […]

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9119 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:53:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9119 Thank you so much for the coaster feature! These are awesome ideas for the kiddos!

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft for Kids to Make - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-9118 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:41:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-9118 […] Gorgeous Paper Mache Bowls […]

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Comment on Homemade Playdough in a Rainbow of Colours by Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons - an adorable spring craft http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-9117 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:21:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-9117 […] Rainbow Playdough […]

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9116 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:08:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9116 Thank you, Kate, and you’re welcome! I love those decorated golf balls!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Kate Lloyd http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9115 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:05:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9115 What a wonderful collection of ideas. Something for absolutely everyone!
Thank you so kindly for including our decorated golf balls. :)

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9114 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:42:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9114 I love them so much, Sue! I can see why you’d want them indoors where you can enjoy them year-round!

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Comment on 40+ Gifts Kids can Make {that Grown Ups will Really Use} by Sue Lively http://happyhooligans.ca/40-useful-gifts-kids-can-make/#comment-9113 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:14:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17309#comment-9113 Thanks so much for including our Washer Windchimes Jackie! We actually use them as a wall decoration now instead of outdoor chimes – we liked them so much, we wanted to see them all year long. Best, Sue

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-9112 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:13:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-9112 This was delicious! I was a little worried about the garam masala, but it turned out perfectly. I used fresh basil leaves, thyme, and oregano and kept them in the soup when blending.

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by 40+ Gifts Kids can Make for Grown-Ups - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-9111 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:06:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-9111 […] Easy, extra-large, reversible receiving blankets […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by 40+ Gifts Kids can Make for Grown-Ups - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-9110 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:05:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-9110 […] Re-purposed denim aprons […]

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by 40+ Gifts Kids can Make for Grown-Ups - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-9109 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:04:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-9109 […] of my all-time favourite hooligan-made crafts: our Paper Mache Bowls are perfect for stashing your keys or pocket change […]

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Sukkot with a tot | prairiemama http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-9108 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:17:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-9108 […] This was made with rigatoni pasta as it looked the easiest to thread. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how nicely the colours on the pasta turned out. To learn how to dye pasta, you can read a post on this blog. […]

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Comment on Cupcake Liner Owls by Jacky Williams http://happyhooligans.ca/cupcake-liner-owls/#comment-9107 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:26:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17304#comment-9107 Lovely idea. Nice and simple for the children to do. Thank you.
Jacky from Zimbabwe.

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Comment on Fall Colour Apple Stamping by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fall-colour-apple-stamping/#comment-9106 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:06:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11180#comment-9106 Lovely! It will be so nice to have a custom piece of art made by your child hanging on your wall!

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Comment on Fall Colour Apple Stamping by lovemykids4 http://happyhooligans.ca/fall-colour-apple-stamping/#comment-9105 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:19:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11180#comment-9105 What a wonderful idea! We are going to change it up a bit and use a canvas board. We are going to paint it all brown and the sides, then do rustic color apple swirls in red, orange, and yellow. This will be the fall wall art in our dining area. Can’t wait to get started with my 5 year old!

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Comment on Cupcake Liner Owls by Valerie http://happyhooligans.ca/cupcake-liner-owls/#comment-9104 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:56:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17304#comment-9104 Cute!

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Comment on {3 More} Easy Paper Plate Crafts for Halloween by Julie @ Off to the park http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-paper-plate-crafts-halloween/#comment-9103 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:07:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17085#comment-9103 Hi, This looks great, I will have to give it a go with my youngest! Thanks for sharing :)

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-9102 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:12:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-9102 Good point. What I find is that children tend to turn their hand upside down when learning to cut. Putting anything, even a sticker or a dot on the thumbnail reminds the child to keep their hand in the thumb-up position.

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9101 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:08:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9101 Wow, Faith! This is honestly the coolest COMMENT I’ve received today. Thank YOU. You made my day. x

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Jeanette http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9100 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9100 used a black sharpie and made a ghost face on it. Wrote on the back “you’ve been booed! Happy Halloween!” Stuffed it with 2 mini chocolates like Milky Way and Three Musketeers. Used a piece of tape across the bottom to hold them in!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Faith http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9099 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:41:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9099 This blog was honestly the coolest thing I’ve seen today. You did an amazing job! Thank you SO MUCH for all the WONDERFUL ideas.

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Ellen Quinones http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-9098 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:25:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-9098 Any suggestions on whether we can varnish or seal our art? Also we used the Hershey bliss chocolate foil wrappers lol (gotta reuse or recycle right?).

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Comment on 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by janelle http://happyhooligans.ca/20-science-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/#comment-9097 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:02:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15353#comment-9097 greta ideas, thanks for posting. Have a very recently turned two year old niece who is advanced for her age so these will attract her attention. It has everything i see language skill, math as well in these

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-9096 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:45:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-9096 It’s just that when the child is cutting they should see the smiley face looking at them when their thumb is UP correctly when cutting.

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by d'Arci http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-9095 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:35:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-9095 GORGEOUS COLORS!! ;:^D

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Comment on Pretend Tea Party with Natural Items by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pretend-tea-party-natural-items/#comment-9094 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:10:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17145#comment-9094 Hi Debbie! Thank you for your kind words! I’m so glad you found me. It’s an honour to inspire you. xx

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Kristen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9093 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:50:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9093 I love following your blog!!! I also started using home made laundry detergent. We cloth diaper and it really does an amazing job. My version is powder (4c borax, 4c washing soda, 1 grated fals naphtha bar and 1 bar mild soap I used toms lavender) I love that you have exact measurements (we use 2T/load). There’s no waste or guessing. And the best part no clumping or residue!!!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-9092 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:00:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-9092 For us, it’s always dissipated as the rice has dried, Clare.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by clare matthews http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-9091 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:15:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-9091 Hi
Do you no how to get rid of the vinegar smell when you have coloured the rice

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Johanna http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9090 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:41:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9090 Thank you so much for this idea ! My son had a ball helping making it and then painting. At his request we did hand prints and it worked, looked great. My only question is about the thickness of the paper as ours ended up all uneven and I can’t straighten it up to hang them or glue them to make cards ?

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Halloween Creepy Themes - Sound Effects - Halloween Music / Scary Toons - Page 18 http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-9089 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:53:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-9089 […] Happy Hooligans PAPER MACHE BOWLS FOR TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS: A terrific gift for little ones to make and give. You could even make a big one in Halloween colours to store your candy in! SEE THE DETAILS HERE: http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache…r-mothers-day/ […]

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Comment on Pretend Tea Party with Natural Items by dvora (debbie) http://happyhooligans.ca/pretend-tea-party-natural-items/#comment-9087 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:57:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17145#comment-9087 Dear Jackie. I just met your wonderful blog and I promise to visit soon. I am a grandmother from Israel and I found wonderful ideas in your blog. I love them

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-9086 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:26:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-9086 Thank you for sharing your observation, Linda. Please do go ahead and draw yours the other way around if you think it might have an influence on how this technique might work for your child.

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Kristen Capogna http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-9085 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:06:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-9085 Bought fabric today to make 2!

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Comment on Monster Mobile from Toilet Rolls by CraftCollector http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-mobile/#comment-9084 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:06:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4504#comment-9084 These are great! I want to do these with my class…what did you hang them off? We have high ceilings so I’m trying to think of an alternative? Thanks!

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by linda http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-9083 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:18:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-9083 The face on the thumb when using scissors is upside down

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Maranda http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9082 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:11:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9082 I have made this very successfully with Sunlight bar laundry soap. Works great!

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by 26 DIY Christmas Decor and Ornament Ideas - Life Love Liz http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9081 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:20:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9081 […]   Twig Star Ornaments 14)   Salt Dough Handprint 15)   Homemade Snow Globe 16)   Glass Christmas […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Ann Smith http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-9080 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:46:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-9080 Take the tubes and cut long wise making ‘gutters’. Fashion the gutters on a water bottle tray cardboard box in the shape of a Jesus fish or peace symbol as examples. Dip colored tissue in a water/glue mixture and line the gutters with color. Roll a marble in the gutters after it’s dry. A REALLY FUN game!

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Mathématique | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-9079 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:39:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-9079 […] Cardboard Drop Box Fine Motor Activity. Cardboard Drop Box – a homemade fine motor activity for toddlers! […]

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9078 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:47:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9078 I got them at Michael’s Crafts, Hazel. I think most craft stores or maybe even Walmart or the Dollar Store (in the craft section) carry them during the holiday season.

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Comment on Simple Solution to Keep a Diaper On at Bed Time by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-9077 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:46:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-9077 Ohhhh! That is just brilliant, Jill!

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Comment on Simple Solution to Keep a Diaper On at Bed Time by Jill http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-9076 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:43:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-9076 Turn feetie jammies inside out and zip them up! Our daughter was tricky, but couldn’t get that undone!

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Hazel Oddie http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-9075 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:29:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-9075 Gracias por la idea. Where did you get the balls?!?

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-9074 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:54:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-9074 Wonderful, Amber!! Thank you! I hope you have fun with it!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9073 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:54:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9073 Oh, Agnes! I’m so glad you saw the post, and I’m really pleased that you’re happy that I shared your balance board. I just LOVE that board! Your blog is so lovely!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9072 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:53:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9072 My pleasure, Anna! You always have the loveliest activities!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9071 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:52:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9071 Your comment just made my day, Kelley. To know that my blog is inspiring non-crafty folks to actually get crafty… well, that’s just the best feedback I could ever hope to get. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. Your grand-daughters will have such wonderful memories of these creative times you’re spending together. x

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by REKHA http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-9070 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:19:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-9070 GREAT IDEAS!!!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Kelley http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9069 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:53:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9069 I feel so lucky to follow you! My youngest grandchildren are quickly approaching 3, (identical twin girls), and I have preschool for them in my house twice a week. As someone that doesn’t have a single artistic bone in her body, we have made so many fun and adorable crafts because of your site. Paper plates have become our go to craft. We have made the ladybugs, the pumpkins, the butterflies and the skeleton hands. We just finished our monster mobiles this week. I look forward to your latest emails, and know that even I can conquer all the wonderful holiday crafts that our in our near future. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Anna | The Imagination Tree http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9068 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:00:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9068 Great collection and beautifully presented Jackie! Thanks for including a couple of mine!x

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9067 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:43:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9067 amazing list thank you ! I can see a few Christmas presents in there!!!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by pschooltoolbox http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9066 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:16:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9066 Jackie – this is a great list! Lots of inspiration here!:)

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Agnes Hsu http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9065 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:11:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9065 Awesome round up! Thank you so much for including my skate balance board among these great ideas!

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by Amber http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-9064 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:19:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-9064 I love this! I cannot wait to try this!! I immediately went to the links provided and ordered the supplies. Thank you!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by anik http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9063 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:52:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9063 Great list! I found so many great ideas and blogs to follow :)

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Comment on Muddy Car Wash Activity for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-9062 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:47:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-9062 I’m not familiar with the EYFS, Kelly. I’m simply a small, private, in-home daycare provider. I march to the beat of my own drum, and do not follow any particular learning philosophies or standards other than “learning through play”. I’m sure if you googled EYFS: “playing in mud”, “playing in water”, and “playing with cars”, you might be able to piece some information together and come up with the answer. :)

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Comment on Muddy Car Wash Activity for Kids by kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-9061 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:39:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-9061 what areas of the EYFS does this activity cover? thanks

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9060 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:23:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9060 My pleasure, Nichole! Those blocks are awesome!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Nichole {youclevermonkey} http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9059 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:20:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9059 What a fantastic collection of ideas! Thanks so much for including our mini magnetic blocks too :)

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Kate Williams http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9058 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:42:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9058 Hey Jackie, thank you so much for sharing my tag blanket, thats made my day :D x

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Comment on 10 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make for the Tree this Year by 21 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Toddler Will Love - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-crafts/#comment-9057 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:51:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=249#comment-9057 […] 10 Easy Christmas Ornaments for Kids  […]

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by 70+ Homemade Toys to Make for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-9056 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:01:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-9056 […] an inexpensive, portable light box using a kitchen storage container and an LED light.  Store the toys […]

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by dil http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-9055 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:37:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-9055 Love the Water Blob !! We had a Water Day in school – I know what we’re making next time!!! THANKS!

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Comment on How to Make Story Stones by 70+ Homemade Toys to Make for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-9054 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:01:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-9054 […] Story Stones are fun and easy to make, and great for narrative play, and developing story-telling skills. – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by 70+ Homemade Toys to Make for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-9053 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:00:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-9053 […] colours, letters and numbers with this cardboard box turned drop box.  The kids have been using ours for […]

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Comment on Pringles Can and Paint Swatch Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Beth http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activity/#comment-9052 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:42:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8405#comment-9052 Awesome idea! Will be heading out for paint samples today! My daughter loves doing stuff like this! This is similar but my mom got a wipe box one that was soft when you put your hand in it because some of them are hard! Anyway she cut up different fabric strips and my little loves taking them out and putting them back in! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by jirretau http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-9050 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:34:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-9050 Hi can you please tell me what number recycle plastic it is, the vinegar bottle I have is a 2 the same as our milk bottles

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Dorota Gesiorska http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-9049 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:29:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-9049 That was inspiring! Now I have loads of my own ideas :) Thank you sooooo much

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - happy hooligans - fl... http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9048 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:51:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9048 […] 2-ingredient Cloud Dough! Make some now! Ready in under 5 minutes. Silky, soft sensory play that smells SO good!  […]

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by 15 Fun Popcorn Crafts for Fall | The Multi Taskin' Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-9047 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:01:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-9047 […] Popcorn Apple Tree from Free Preschool Crafts Popcorn Decorated Pumpkin from The Popcorn Factory Fall Popcorn Trees from Happy […]

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Comment on Salt and Ice Experiment – Melting Halloween Hands by Amalia http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-and-ice-experiment/#comment-9046 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:12:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11625#comment-9046 Great project; did it yesterday with a whole mess of three-year-olds and a six-year-old, and they all had a great time as described on my blog. Thanks!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9045 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:49:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9045 […] no doubt about it, our regular 2 ingredient cloud dough is amazing for sensory […]

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Comment on 20+ FROZEN Activities & Recipes {for Anna and Elsa Fans} by Helen http://happyhooligans.ca/20-frozen-activities-recipes/#comment-9044 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:11:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15727#comment-9044 Hi Sarah, what did you do for the ice block races? It sounds like fun although we’ll be indoors for my daughter’s party in a months time x

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Shazia http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9043 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:45:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9043 Thank you Sharon. I will give it a try.

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Comment on Cotton Ball Ghost Craft for Toddlers to Make by Ghost Craft for Kids - Because Babies Grow Up http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-ball-ghosties/#comment-9042 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:40:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1446#comment-9042 […] Cotton Ball Ghost Craft for Toddlers to Make from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9041 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:15:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9041 Warming oils should work as well as essential oils, as that appears to be their base as well. Remember the purpose of essential oils in the laundry is the great smell, so any good smelling oils should work. Only a few drops would be required though. Sounds like it might be time to experiment! :)

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Spelling Homework with an SPD Child | Putting Socks on Chickens http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9040 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:03:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9040 […] I had seen a post about making cloud dough from Happy Hooligans and thought I could use this as a spelling activity as well. Instead of putting toys in the dough, […]

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9039 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:52:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9039 Water based food colouring won’t work, unfortunately, as the oil in the cloud dough repels the water in the food colouring. Apparently there are food colours that you can by that are used in candy making – they’re oil based, and they’ll work. I’ve also been told the crushed sidewalk chalk will add colour to the cloud dough as well.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9038 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:50:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9038 I’m not sure, Shazia, as I’m unfamiliar with what warming oil is. I actually have never used essential oils with my detergent, although I know others have commented saying they like to add some for the scent. Hopefully someone will pop in and let you know how much they’d recommend.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Shazia http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9037 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:00:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9037 can I use warming oil instead of essential oil? for this recipe how much oil is good? Thanks

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Comment on Cutting Practice – 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids by Carole http://happyhooligans.ca/cutting-practice-5-scissor-activities-kids/#comment-9036 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:20:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14505#comment-9036 And most importantly, you need to invest in 1) a good pair of scissors, not the junky dollar store kind, and 2) buy a pair that can be used with both right and left hand as little ones will switch hands still as the dominant hand may not be determined yet.

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by asma http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-9035 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:38:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-9035 Will be trying this out tomorrow.. Would like yo know if I can use food coloring powder as i don’t hv tempura pain powder. Thanks

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Ruby Little http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-9034 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:50:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-9034 If you use a hacksaw or long knife you could cut it “flat” at the bottom, so that it doesn’t wobble and the light doesn’t peek out as easily. :) You could also use a terracotta pot bottom to set it in, so that if it gets “nasty” at the bottom, it doesn’t get on your steps or porch (or other places) and still looks nice with the “holiday” theme.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by ChaNita Bei http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9033 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:26:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9033 My mom said to cut the tops/bottoms off, decorate, and use as napkin holders.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Amy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-9032 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:17:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-9032 I am set designer for a local community theater. I used the K-cups to build three candlestick style telephones for our up coming It’s a Wonderful Life production. The K-Cups were used to make the piece you speak into. Turned out really well.

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Comment on Pretend Tea Party with Natural Items by Mommy Crusader http://happyhooligans.ca/pretend-tea-party-natural-items/#comment-9031 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:26:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17145#comment-9031 This is a fantastic activity! I love how creative and joyful your children are! What a fantastic afternoon. Thanks for this post.

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Comment on Pretend Tea Party with Natural Items by Jackie Houston http://happyhooligans.ca/pretend-tea-party-natural-items/#comment-9030 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:32:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17145#comment-9030 How fun! I love this activity and know a few little girls who would have a blast with this :]

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Comment on Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls – Easy, to-die-for recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/bread-machine-cinnamon-rolls/#comment-9029 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:59:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=812#comment-9029 Yay! Glad you love it, Charla!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9028 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:59:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9028 Great suggestion, Cheryl! I never know what to do with those bars of soap!

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Comment on Button Wreath Ornament for the Christmas Tree by Laura S. http://happyhooligans.ca/button-wreath/#comment-9027 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:35:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1687#comment-9027 How do you successfully cut off the shanks of buttons?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Cheryl http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9026 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:16:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9026 Hello, Iv’e been making my own laundry detergent for almost 40 yrs. an what a savings it is ..It works well, my hubbie used to be a cable splicer an his clothes get dirty with cresote an it always came out…Something iv’e done when I didn’t have the bar soap your using is iv’e used all those hotel bar soaps that seem to pile up everywhere..Even better they don’t cost a thing !! Just thought i’d share that….

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Comment on Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls – Easy, to-die-for recipe by Charla http://happyhooligans.ca/bread-machine-cinnamon-rolls/#comment-9025 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:18:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=812#comment-9025 Thanks for sharing! I came accross this recipe on Pinterest and it is now my go to recipe for cinnamon rolls!

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Comment on Simple Solution to Keep a Diaper On at Bed Time by Karon Nelson Roberts http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-9024 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:44:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-9024 For some reason, I didn’t have a problem with poop-poop diapers at nap or bedtime. BUT I did have a problem with my middle child taking her diaper off. At home, I used cloth diapers, but used Huggies when we went shopping/church/pay bills/ anytime we was away from home. I guess she didn’t like the way the disposable diapers felt…SO I bought plastic panties and she wore cloth diapers all the time. Never had a problem after that….

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Day 11: A tiny (natural) gift for your neighbors | Simply Faithful http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-9023 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:46:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-9023 […] what we had on hand, but I’ve seen great bird feeder tutorials using everything from Cheerios and string to oranges cut in half and used as […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Becca http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9022 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:11:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9022 I mixed half a bag of flower with 1 bottle 99 cent store baby oil and then added about a table spoon of crayola kids paint in blue it came out with blue speckles so I added another table spoon of red and mixed that in then green and mixed that in and yellow and mixed that in now we have multi colored speckled cloud dough and the speckles do not mix for what ever reason… thought I’d share! because it looks fun!

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by Outdoor Lighted Christmas Balls - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-9021 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:33:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-9021 […] Upcycled Denim Bibs […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Outdoor Lighted Christmas Balls - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-9020 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:19:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-9020 […] Repurposed Denim Aprons Made from Old Jeans […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Pretend Tea Party with Natural Items - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9017 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:58:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9017 […] 2-Ingredient Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by Τζένη http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-9014 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:48:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-9014 Oh god! You would be shocked at the sight of my bitten 23-month- old child! The biter was a 26 month old classmate of his! 7-8 bites on one cheek and one on the other plus nail scratches! Exactly one week ago! Do you think the biter needs professional help?

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Comment on Turkey Craft with Toilet Rolls and Paint Chip Samples by Kerry http://happyhooligans.ca/paint-chip-toilet-roll-turkeys/#comment-9013 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:20:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11402#comment-9013 made these but used fallen leaves instead of paint chips. thanks for the great idea.

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by Les arbres | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-9012 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:39:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-9012 […] Fall Popcorn Tree Craft for Preschoolers. 9.2K Flares9.2K Flares × As much as I’m sad to see summer come to an end, I really do love the crafting for fall with the hooligans. […]

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by beth http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-9011 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:47:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-9011 My husband could eat pizza every single day I on the other hand get tired of take out pizza! I love this recipe it taste just the way I like it. Its universal I use it for Stromboli calzones and I will take it and put some leftovers and make homemade hot pockets. You can use it for so much!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe 😊 I even add spices to the crust sometimes. Taste great and very easy to make it. Would highly recommend it!!!

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Easy Denim Apron for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-9010 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:14:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-9010 […] I stumbled across a post recently, on facebook or pinterest or following a rabbit trail of some kind where a mom had cut off the legs of old blue jeans and refashioned them into aprons for her children. I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick! an idea for some little ones on my Christmas list. You can see the full post that inspired me along with a terrific step-by-step guide at Happy Hooligans where Jackie shows off her oh-so-cute denim aprons. […]

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9009 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:03:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9009 Nice!!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9008 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:03:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9008 As long as you used all the ingredients listed, it will be fine, Anna. Mine turns out different every time. Sometimes, it’s quite clear and pulpy, other times it’s thick and white. I think it depends on how long you cook the soap for and how long it takes to cool. No matter how it turns out, if all the ingredients are in there, it will work the same.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by 张娜 anna http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-9007 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:58:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-9007 I love it but the one I made come out more like clear water, I m just wondering is it right? Or I did something wrong. What color it should be?

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Jill Doga http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-9006 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:55:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-9006 Here’s another tip. Put the whole roll of kitchen trash bags in the bottom of the kitchen trash can. That way when you take out the trash; a clean bag is at your finger tips. No searching.

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Comment on Pretend Tea Party with Natural Items by Alison - The Way He Plays http://happyhooligans.ca/pretend-tea-party-natural-items/#comment-9005 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:12:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17145#comment-9005 This is beautiful, what fun! I love the rock dominoes too!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Susieflan | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-9004 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:22:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-9004 […] Homemade puffy paint recipe – happy hooligans – arts and crafts 4 kids. 3-Ingredient, homemade Puffy Paint you make in your microwave! […]

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Mrs. G http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-9003 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:55:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-9003 Could always use fruit loops

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Dinosaurs in Cloud Dough Sensory Bin - Penguins in Pink http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-9002 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:17:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-9002 […] I reused it for this week’s bin.  This week I made a Dinosaurs in Cloud Dough Sensory Bin.  Cloud dough is just so awesome.  I made an edible version of it, that way if the girls decided to taste it they could.  Cloud […]

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Amber http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-9001 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:09:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-9001 I just use spaghetti to light from the top down, i like my pumpkin to stand while i get and carve. That looks a bit rolly….

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Comment on Pretend Tea Party with Natural Items by Katie @ Preschool Inspirations http://happyhooligans.ca/pretend-tea-party-natural-items/#comment-9000 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:03:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17145#comment-9000 This is such a sweet tea party!! And what perfect natural elements. This is definitely going on our agenda!!

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by fine motor squeezing activities http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-8999 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:40:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-8999 […] a pretend baby bath station. (Happy […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Wonderful DIY Easy Children's Apron From Old Jeans | WonderfulDIY.com http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8997 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:09:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8997 […] Click here for insturctions from ‘H appyhooligans’Click here for DIY tote-bag-from-old-jeans […]

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Comment on Backyard Play Ideas by 10 Ways to Learn with Leaves! | Kaplan Toys Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/in-our-big-back-yard/#comment-8996 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:28:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=250#comment-8996 […] Get kids outside and exercising while making fun leaf patterns! By walking around and making paths through fallen leaves, children can create yard designs through active play and creative instruction. Change up the pattern for even more fun! http://happyhooligans.ca/in-our-big-back-yard/ […]

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-8995 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:25:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-8995 Thanks Malinda. I’ve added a note of caution to the post. I appreciate you looking out for others. x

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8994 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:23:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8994 […] Here’s another great way to use your old jeans.Turn a pant-leg into an adorable and durable craft apron for a toddler or preschooler. See the easy-to-follow instructions here. […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Eileen http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8993 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:26:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8993 This week I tried cloud dough for the first time with my 2 year old class in child care. We had 16 little people wanting to join in so over an hour we had everyone having a decent amount of time to play (four children at a time). As it was very messy we played outside and once finished the broom made short work of the spills. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Malinda Long-Copland http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-8992 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 04:07:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-8992 Great ideas! Would like to add a word of caution on a couple for those that have young children. I don’t recommend setting out the D/W gel packs; the CDC reports 1,000s of cases where children mistake them for candy. Also, little kids might accidentally inhale bubble soap with straws/similar.

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Comment on Which months have 31 days by Hani Shabbir http://happyhooligans.ca/trick-to-remember-which-months-have-31-days/#comment-8991 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 03:24:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9478#comment-8991 Awesome.. Super easy for kids to remember!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8990 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:12:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8990 Do you have fairy liquid, Jacolene? Or Palmolive (green, original)? I’ve heard those both work well

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-8989 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:11:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-8989 I have no idea, Tammy. I haven’t heard anyone complain about that before. Can you take a screen shot and email me so I know what it looks like to you? jackie@happyhooligans.ca Have you tried using another browser? Chrome, safari, firefox etc.?

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Kayote http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-8988 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:50:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-8988 Easier way to have pins at the sewing machine: a large flat magnet and magnetic pins. I never buy pins that aren’t magnetic. Easier than a pincushion, and if I drop one I can find it with a magnet (not my foot!).

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Comment on 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home by Tammy http://happyhooligans.ca/30-time-saving-tips-hacks-home/#comment-8987 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:29:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17104#comment-8987 Why is there always a strip in front of what i’m trying to read on your posts???

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Jacolene http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8986 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:28:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8986 Ok, so I’m in New Zealand and we don’t have the same brand of dishwashing detergent, do you think other brands will work as well?

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-8985 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:09:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-8985 […] Turn your family’s old jeans into durable, stain resistant bibs for your baby and toddler. They wash well and hold up much longer than a store-bought bib.  See the step-by-step tutorial here. […]

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Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by 30 Time Saving Tips and Hacks for Home - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-8984 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:37:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-8984 […] a gift of cash, concert tickets or gift cards in a clean, used, pull-tab can.  See the how-to here.  It’s not really a time-saver, but it’s a favourite holiday trick of […]

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Comment on 21 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Toddler Will Love by bmorazan http://happyhooligans.ca/21-easy-halloween-crafts-toddler-will-love/#comment-8983 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:48:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16644#comment-8983 I love all of these, thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Sandra Koerber http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-8982 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 02:08:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-8982 Love your ideas

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Erin http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8981 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 02:02:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8981 Just made this. Awesome fun for ages 2-39!! lol

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Comment on melted crayon art by Evelyn http://happyhooligans.ca/valentines-art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8980 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:21:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6786#comment-8980 You have fantastic ideas!

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Renee http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-8979 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:48:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-8979 Added 1 T balsamic vinegar, 2 T sugar and 1 tsp chicken stock….was so yummy!

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Comment on Playing with Corn Cobs in the Fall by 3 Easy Paper Plate Crafts for Halloween - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-corn/#comment-8978 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 22:10:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1562#comment-8978 […] then glued a couple of rows of corn kernels in place for the […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Sue McEndree http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8977 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 15:39:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8977 I am using those cardboard tubes & making candle decorations. I’m crocheting a tube to fit over the cardboard tube, then using those little plastic bathroom size cups, I put the bottom of the cup in the tube about an inch or so, then cut off the top of the cup. Glue the bottom of the cup in to the tube Place a battery operated tea light in the cup. I don’t have a picture of one right now, but I will get one soon & post it.

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Karen http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-8976 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:39:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-8976 Made something similar to this the other day. Had some shredded zucchini that I put in as well. Delisth!

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Ingrid Holmes http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-8975 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:38:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-8975 I’ve made this twice now, my family and I love it! Thank you!

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by Angie http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8974 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:01:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8974 I mind an 18 month girl who is such a lovable child, unfortunately she has bitten a two year old on 3 separate occasions, not through malice but through affection, excitement, frustration. these are the only two little ones I mind, she hasn’t done it to any other child in any of the playgroups. the first incident the 2 year old was grabbing something out of her mouth and her fingers ended up next to her mouth so she bit her. The other two occasions they where in the shopping trolley both giving hugs and cuddles to each other, the little one started hugging the bigger ones arm who in turn tried to pull her arm away and next minute the little one sank her teeth into it.. older child was comforted and little one said sorry when I asked her too, but she doesn’t fully understand. Unfortunately this has only just started happening and is a new thing to me and my parents. and we will have to be more vigilant, but that cant always be the case.

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8973 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:17:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8973 Unfortunately, no, it really doesn’t keep for long. I tried patting ours into a ball, and keeping it for a later date, but it went fuzzy (moldy) after a couple of days.

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-8972 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:13:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-8972 Would it be ok to put in jars for party favours.

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Comment on 20+ FROZEN Activities & Recipes {for Anna and Elsa Fans} by Leah O'Callaghan http://happyhooligans.ca/20-frozen-activities-recipes/#comment-8971 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:30:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15727#comment-8971 Love your site…awesome ides…cant wait to share these at Leles Party Box parties…
The children are going to love it ♥

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by Happy Hooligans RSS Feed http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-8970 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:44:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-8970 […] cinnamon sugar snowflakes […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Jenn http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-8969 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:21:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-8969 My daughter and I loved this craft… and my husband was able to brighten up his office with a puffy paint masterpiece :) We used regular all-purpose flour and painted onto wax paper, it comes out a bit wrinkly but it looks great and keeps forever (it’s been several months and it still looks as good as new). Thanks for the great idea!

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Comment on Pom-Pom Spiders and Wooly Webs by Halloween Spider Fine Motor Activities | Little Bins for Little Hands http://happyhooligans.ca/pompom-spiders-and-wooly-webs/#comment-8968 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:20:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1211#comment-8968 […] Pompom Spiders And Wooly Webs/ Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Lisa Imerman http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8967 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:30:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8967 I just was looking at the new Keurig and their website said that k-cups are recyclable #5 plastic. Seems you can recycle them? I use my own coffee with the k-cup reusable cup. The new keurig won’t accept your own coffee in the reusable cups without doing a hack to get it to work. These are great ideas.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Moon Sand or Moon Dough http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8965 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:57:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8965 […] time round I googled and I used another medium, Baby oil and All Purpose flour! The recipe is from Happy Hooligans I will probably try an edible version next round using vegetable oil! But this version is nice, has […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Cars in Cloud Dough Sensory Bin - Penguins in Pink http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8964 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:25:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8964 […] I decided to try something different.  This week I made a Cars in Cloud Dough Sensory Bin.  Cloud dough is pretty cool stuff.  I made an edible version of it, that way if the girls decided to taste it they could.  Cloud […]

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Comment on Monster Hands by Monstrous List of Monster Activities - Left Brain Craft Brain http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-hands/#comment-8963 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:12:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1385#comment-8963 […] Monster Hands from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8962 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:55:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8962 It is funny to see this I used 2 toilet paper inserts took wide clear tape covered them with stain ribbon then took shine pearl beads around it to make my nieces something for her long steed flowers

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Margie Turner http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-8961 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:13:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-8961 Wow I could have used this 50 years ago when I had 6 wee kids, but I don’t remember having markers then, it’s a lovely idea and I’m passing it on to our grandkids and to our Sunday School teachers too.

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Comment on Fairy Mud with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Donna http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8959 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:41:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8959 We also call it clean mud. We play with it inside and the glitter just makes everything shine. It’s really fun to add a hand held egg beaters with it too.

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by Un divertida bienvenida al Otoño en la naturalezaBlog http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8958 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:26:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8958 […] Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on bringing the snow indoors – a snow sensory bin by potato heads in the snow - happy hooligans - winter play idea for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/snow-sensory-bi/#comment-8957 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:24:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2247#comment-8957 […] could even fill a basin with snow and it would be a great indoor snow activity for those days when it’s too cold to get […]

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Karen Carroll http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8956 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:11:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8956 According to Merriam-Webster.com, the definition of Science is as follows:
sci·ence noun \ˈsī-ən(t)s\
: knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation
: a particular area of scientific study (such as biology, physics, or chemistry) : a particular branch of science
: a subject that is formally studied in a college, university, etc.

Precious children learn as much from the loving care of the person who spends time helping them enjoy life as they do from a rigid set of steps toward a focus that does not hold their interest. This Ivory experiment has exciting factors that enhance the learning and the desire to seek further knowledge about the children’s observations.
Impressionable minds remember what truly interest them. When education is bathed in genuine care and concern for the educated, questions will arise that prompt even more learning.
Thank you for your “Clean Fun” suggestions, and for your comments on the reasons that we should use Ivory.
True Science has qualities often unseen to the closed heart and mind, and, as with most of life’s lessons, there are appropriate levels of explanation. Your little ones are blessed to have you.

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Comment on Halloween Matching Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Halloween Games for Kids (for both Group Play and Independent Play) - Buggy and Buddy http://happyhooligans.ca/halloween-match-up/#comment-8955 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:34:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1475#comment-8955 […] Halloween Matching Game: Here’s a game that’s simple to make and is just perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! […]

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Comment on styrofoam structures by Constructing Structures with Styrofoam - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/styrofoam-structures/#comment-8954 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:35:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1192#comment-8954 […] Constructing with styrofoam is a great way for kids to experiment and build with new materials and tools.  I know that some people get the heebie-jeebies just thinking about touching the stuff, but I’ve never met a kid who doesn’t enjoy exploring and constructing with a few  blocks of styrofoam and a handful of craft sticks. […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8953 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:29:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8953 Love the idea of decorating them!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8952 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:29:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8952 Brilliant, Christi!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Christi http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8951 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:58:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8951 This isn’t a craft, but my mom used the toilet paper rolls to keep the iron, hand held electric mixer, blender cords, etc. Neat and easy to store. I have also used this tip for more than 30 years. :-)

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8950 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:04:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8950 Another use: Decorate toilet paper tube and use it to store wound up extension cords.

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Comment on Playing with Corn Cobs in the Fall by Sensory Fun - Corn Cobs and Sunflowers - Happy Hooligan http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-corn/#comment-8949 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:05:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1562#comment-8949 […] offer in the fall.  Fun fall activities involving crisp autumn leaves, shiny brown chestnuts, and golden-yellow corn cobs and sunflowers are always a hit with the toddlers and preschoolers in my […]

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Comment on November Sensory Bin by Playing with Corn Cobs in the Fall - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/november-sensory-bin/#comment-8948 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:21:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1528#comment-8948 […] Your child can husk the corn, and then spend hours removing the kernels from the cob.  The corn kernels can then be used as a base in a fall sensory bin. […]

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by K Schulz http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-8947 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:54:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-8947 Love the “sewing needles” what a great idea!!!

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by Amy http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8945 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:13:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8945 Possibly some advice here for autism also? It would be great to have news directly related to it! More songs about not biting would be great to pass onto people I know!!

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by caitlinshappyheart http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-8944 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:21:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-8944 This is so cool! Hubby won’t be impressed that I’m keeping yet another broken thing though! He really doesn’t get recycling for play. (I have cried before when he threw out a large pile of shoe boxes!)

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Comment on bringing the snow indoors – a snow sensory bin by 30 Taste Safe Sensory Bins for Babies and Toddlers | The Train Driver's Wife http://happyhooligans.ca/snow-sensory-bi/#comment-8943 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:12:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2247#comment-8943 […] the outdoors in with this simple Snow Sensory Bin from Happy […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Charlotte http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8942 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:36:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8942 Great ideas!

I use paper towel rolls for greeting cards holder!

1. 1 paper towel roll
2. yarn – your choice of colors. (I use red or green for Christmas)
3. Greeting cards!

Feed yarn through paper towel roll until you cover the roll. Take a greeting card loop it through under the yarn. It will look like a fan when done!

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by Beautiful Popcorn Fall Tree Craft - Crafty Morning http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8941 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:28:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8941 […] honor of fall, we made these pretty popcorn trees! I was inspired by Happy Hooligans who used popcorn as leaves for a stick tree! She used tempera paint powder but I didn’t have […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by claudia moody jones http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8940 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:27:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8940 No matter what ideas you come up with, they will still end up in the landfill. I think it’s simply a bad idea to even buy the Keurig coffee maker.

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Comment on Fairy Mud with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8939 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:05:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8939 Oh gosh, we glitter-phobes do make things difficult, don’t we, Marja? I’m so sorry she took her glitter-intolerance to such an extreme!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8938 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:04:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8938 I would give it a try, Jennifer. I think if it’s the same texture as regular flour, it would probably work. I’m guessing there though.

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Comment on Fairy Mud with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by marja http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8937 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:58:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8937 back in the day (15 ys) I would make clean mud out of powder laundry soap, just make sure you use the Woolite or other sensitive brand, and Once I did a glitter activity inside and the next day my co teacher started a fight and cried to the boss how disrespectful i was to have left glitter on the chairs (complete mistake) so no more glitter for me <3

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Jennifer Monger http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8936 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:38:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8936 Could you use an almond flour mix? I am allergic to gluten and would like to play with my children but I can’t partake if it’s flour :(

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by gingerbread house ornaments - happy hooligans - christmas ornaments http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-8935 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:34:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-8935 […] a cardboard gingerbread house,  a playdough cookie decorating activity and also a recipe for the best, soft, ginger cookies you’ve ever […]

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by gingerbread house ornaments - happy hooligans - christmas ornaments http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-8934 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:33:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-8934 […] churning out the homemade Christmas ornaments here, and today we whipped up some gingerbread house ornaments for the Christmas […]

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Jae http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8933 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:25:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8933 hey cool!

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Jae http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8932 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:24:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8932 ok, THAT is genius… I’m gonna try that :)

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by Susan http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8931 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:59:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8931 Sorry for the stupid question, but if you hoist the rope over a jungle gym pole top, and the kids are on top of the jungle gym, how do they get the bucket up? In other words not from floor level up. Thanks for an awesome idea!

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Comment on 10 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make for the Tree this Year by Gorgeous Easy Tin Foil Christmas Tree Ornaments - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-crafts/#comment-8930 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:53:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=249#comment-8930 […] have made a LOT of easy Christmas crafts here in my daycare over the years, and these these Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments  are one of […]

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Comment on 10 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make for the Tree this Year by posicle stick snowflakes ornament - happy hooligans - snowflake ornament http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-crafts/#comment-8929 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:42:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=249#comment-8929 […] Christmas craft per day here, so be sure to take a moment to poke around my blog to see all the other holiday ornaments and crafts that you can make with your kids in the weeks leading up to […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Carolyn Wagner http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8928 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:05:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8928 Great Ideas! I gave you a wrong email address….. This one is correct!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Carolyn Wagner http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8927 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:00:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8927 I love your ideas. I had a few myself & I must say that I have a whole box full & still saving……They are also good for planting seeds early spring, to get ready to plant later.

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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-8926 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:36:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-8926 No legal ramifications to worry about here, Gail. If there were, no-one would be able to make their own play-dough, finger-paints, building blocks etc. I have not infringed on any copyright or trademark laws here. No worries. But thanks for looking out for me.

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Comment on How to Make a Gorgeous Fall Wreath out of a Paper Bag by Sharon Harris http://happyhooligans.ca/make-fall-wreath-paper-bag/#comment-8925 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:43:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16502#comment-8925 The paper bag wreath is such a good idea. It never occurred to me to “repurpose” one in that way. I’m thinking small paper bags (lunch sack) for individual wreaths. Thanks. I enjoy your posts – even though I don’t have children. I just love crafting!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Gail Duff http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-8924 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:29:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-8924 This idea was developed in the early 90s by a company called Eraseable Kids Coloring Book in Portland Oregon. I am sure they would not appreciate you copying their book or idea. Might be some legal problems?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8923 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:32:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8923 Our colours are as bright as they always were, Lyann. None of the ingredients contain any bleach, and I’ve never heard anyone suggest that their clothes fade with the detergent.

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Comment on Homemade Monster Spray For Kids Who Are Afraid of Monsters by Otilia http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-spray-help-child-afraid-monsters/#comment-8922 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:34:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16436#comment-8922 oh how cutre is the bag. i love it!

thank you for linking up with the #pinitparty

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by lyannp http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8921 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:37:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8921 Came across this post in the wee hours of the night feeding my 2-month-old and am excited to give this detergent a go since we’ve started looking for safer products and ways to stretch the budget. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Curious if it’s rough on colors from a fading perspective or if it’s gentler on them and preserves them longer? Or does the vinegar help with that, as I believe I’ve read somewhere that it does?

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Comment on Toilet Roll Santa Ornament by 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-santa/#comment-8920 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:25:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1915#comment-8920 […] Fleece, batting and a cardboard roll makes an adorable Santa Claus. […]

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Comment on Pumpkin Chip Cookies by roasted pumpkin seeds - happy hooligans - how to toast pumpkin seeds http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-8919 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:24:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-8919 […] the trick-or-treaters bring home.  I’m talking about homemade Halloween treats: Mummy Pops, Pumpkin Chip Cookies, and of course I LOVE making a batch of salty, crunchy, golden brown, perfectly Roasted Pumpkin […]

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Comment on Oreo Mummy Pops by roasted pumpkin seeds - happy hooligans - how to toast pumpkin seeds http://happyhooligans.ca/oreo-mummy-pops/#comment-8918 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:24:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=784#comment-8918 […] the stuff the trick-or-treaters bring home.  I’m talking about homemade Halloween treats: Mummy Pops, Pumpkin Chip Cookies, and of course I LOVE making a batch of salty, crunchy, golden brown, […]

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Comment on Button Wreath Ornament for the Christmas Tree by Simple Button Wreaths for Toddlers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/button-wreath/#comment-8917 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:16:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1687#comment-8917 […] here before, and we’ve done them a couple of different ways.  Last year we made these absolutely gorgeous ones, but the simple button wreaths that I’m sharing today are a little easier to make with a […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Katrina http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8916 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:57:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8916 I think the plastic is to thin and would be dangerous but…. If you filled in the hole, it would be a great way to make small wax portions for a melter.

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8915 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:20:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8915 Hi Maria, Ouch! Understandably he’s biting back to stop his cousin from inflicting pain. I think the first step would be to supervise them very closely when they’re together and intervene as soon as you see his cousin going in for the grab. You could apply some of the biting solutions to the cousin’s pinching habit. I would suggest teaching your child to say or shout NO as soon as his cousin makes a grab for him. It might startle him enough that the pinch won’t happen, and at the very least, you’ll be aware that it’s about to happen. Have you discussed this with the parent of the pinching child? Does he pinch others or is it just something that happens when he’s with your child. You might share this post with his mom, and suggest that she use it as a guide to help her son break his pinching habit.

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Lin Collins http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8914 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:31:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8914 simply excellent

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by Maria http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8913 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:24:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8913 My 2 1/2 yr old son only bites when another child (whom is a very close cousin who is the same age) instigates a “fight.” the other child is a big pincher and is always grabbing my sons face to pinch or squeeze his cheeks. And that is when my son has ample oppurtunity to bite him. And I feel like I am the only one punishing sometimes. We have went over time and time again that biting hurts and will try the “teeth are for food” advice. I don’t know what to say, just let him stand by and get pinched and squeezed?? Biting is not the solution, but how can I tell him to not let the other child get his hands on him?

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Pour Painted Christmas Ornaments - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-8912 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:27:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-8912 […] I Spy Ornaments […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Cardboard Gingerbread House - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-8911 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:59:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-8911 […] you love a good gingerbread craft at Christmas time?  Gingerbread activities, gingerbread men and gingerbread cookies. Above all, Gingerbread houses go hand in hand with the holiday season, […]

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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-8910 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:44:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8910 They don’t have to, but yes, we painted on ours. Have fun!

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Comment on Perfectly Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Sally http://happyhooligans.ca/roasted-pumpkin-seeds/#comment-8909 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:26:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11802#comment-8909 Hi I love your posts also do you have to wait for them to pop or eat in shell I did try last year and found the shell very tough

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Nanny2girls http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8908 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:59:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8908 I can’t wait to try this with the girls nanny. Just making sure do the kids paint on the tin foil.

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Comment on 25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-easy-art-techniques-preschoolers/#comment-8907 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:37:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15814#comment-8907 So glad you enjoyed it, Marianne! Thanks for passing it along. :)

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8906 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:36:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8906 Many of the suggestions in this article can be used or modified for a 5 year old, Lori, but I would suggest you click on the link in the post to read about Oral Sensory Issues. It’s quite possible that at that age, biting is related more to Sensory Processing than teething. Lemon Lime Adventures is a site full of information about Sensory Processing. Just click on the link in the first part of my post, and it will take you there.

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by Lori kujawa http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8905 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:57:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8905 What do you do when the biter is five?

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Comment on 25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers by Marianne Botting http://happyhooligans.ca/25-easy-art-techniques-preschoolers/#comment-8904 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:06:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15814#comment-8904 As a mum of a toddler who is not a fan of paintbrushes, I am very grateful for this round-up. Thanks! I will definitely be sharing with my readers

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8903 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:12:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8903 Excellent point, Karen. Thank you!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Karen http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8902 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:00:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8902 Science begins with curiosity. Science “magic” leads to science exploration. If you begin with hard core experiments you can lose the wonder. Keep exploring and sharing. This looks like a great place to start.

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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-8901 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:52:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8901 I’m sure it would, but I’m wondering how you’d prevent the shavings from blowing all over the place.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8900 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:51:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8900 Oh, that is just BRILLIANT, Amanda!

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8899 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:50:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8899 In the case of a toddler who is teething or who has sensory needs, the urge to bite may be too strong for them to be able to control it. Teaching them that some objects are fine for biting is a safe solution. By telling them that they can’t bite anything, you take the risk that the child WILL bite someone. I love hearing from my readers, and encourage all views of opinions, but in the future, you might consider refraining from telling someone a point they’ve made is “a bunch of bull”. Especially if you’d like them to respectfully consider your opinion, Deb. There are kinder, less critical ways to disagree. :)

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by Debfavebie http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8898 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:16:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8898 Telling.them to.bite themselves or giving them a toy or object to.bite Instead is bunch of bull. That is still.promoting biting. Biting.is biting,.they.don’t understand the difference. They get frustrated.cause they have not learned.words to express feelings. That’s what they meed to.learn. keepig watch.for conflict is a must. Read.the books. Teeth are.not for.Biting and hands are not for hitting p
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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Diana http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8897 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:24:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8897 I saw that someone suggested using a real canvas. I wonder if you could and apply heat from underneath with a heat gun or hair dryer. I may attempt as long as the air doesn’t blow easily through the canvas. I’m an art teach and could see my preschool kids loving this but I would have to recreate in a classroom.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8896 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:50:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8896 I hot glued a few rows of them together for my dresser drawer and stick my undies inside them to keep them in the same place instead of having to sort through a bunch to find the pair I’m looking for.

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Dawn Sullivan http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8895 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:24:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8895 Would a hairdryer work rather than an oven. Don’t have oven in room and would love for kids to see wax melt.

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by Kate Lloyd http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8894 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:06:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8894 Oh Jackie, how I wish this information was available to me when my little girl was going through this stage. Thank you so kindly for such a great post full of great information for parents and carers.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Stacey http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8893 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:31:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8893 Use hot glue to seal the hole and put in finger paints or regular paint for grade schoolers.

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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-8892 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:52:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8892 That’s an excellent suggestion!

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by summer twig ornaments - happy hooligans - star ornaments for the patio http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-8891 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:41:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-8891 […] natural craft items.  We’ve made a number of twig start crafts here in my daycare.A twig star Xmas ornament, some patriotic twig stars, and now these gorgeous summer twig stars to dress up a window […]

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by lexigirl60 http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8890 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:33:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8890 would suggest one uses a pencil sharpener to “grate” the crayons–safer forall, especially ssmall fingers of children. if this is a repeat of someone else’s suggestion, you have my apologies.

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by Josie's mom http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-8889 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 02:56:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-8889 I came across this last night just browsing for fun ideas for my 2year old daughter Jossalyn,needless to say after a trip to the grocery store this evening and letting her help pick out 4 different box’s of pasta, we are now proud owners of awesome colored pasta. While its drying now in the kitchen I can’t get over how simple and easy this was to make. I cant wait to put it in her sensory table tomorrow. Thank you so much for your wonderful simple steps.

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by David Walters http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8888 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 01:45:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8888 Lots of useful advice here. It is a common problem in a nursery setting. Often it is the same child being bitten and it is difficult for some parents to understand when their own child is the victim and not someone who is a biter themselves. I will share some of these with my staff

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8887 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 01:26:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8887 I’m sorry, I don’t, Peggy. Have you tried goggling it?

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8886 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 01:26:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8886 Great suggestions, Jennifer, thanks!

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Comment on Cheater Cheesecake: 3-Ingredient Healthy Alternative to Cheesecake by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cheater-cheesecake-quick-and-easy-alternative-to-cheesecake/#comment-8885 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 01:24:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10033#comment-8885 Hi Michelle! Feel free to call it whatever you’d like to if you make it. Curious to know what you mean by “soft like ice cream” Do you mean frozen yogurt? I’ll bet that would be delicious served like this.

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Comment on Cheater Cheesecake: 3-Ingredient Healthy Alternative to Cheesecake by Michelle McClintock http://happyhooligans.ca/cheater-cheesecake-quick-and-easy-alternative-to-cheesecake/#comment-8884 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10033#comment-8884 It looks like a McDonald’s yogurt parfait. How do you get the cheesecake flavor? If it’s made with yogurt and nothing to make the cheesecake flavor, it can’t be called a substitute for cheesecake. I doubt I could get my brother to eat it because he only likes yogurt when it’s like soft ice cream.

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream Shop by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-8883 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:49:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-8883 I don’t think it likely matters, but I normally buy the “double rolls”, so if you find your “mud” is to watery, you might have to add half or so of a second roll of tp.

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Comment on Ghost Mud Ice Cream Shop by Rose W http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-8882 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:20:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-8882 Curious about what size roll of toilet paper…they vary soo much. Is this overthinking it?

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by Charlotte @ Pirate Monkey Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8881 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:49:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8881 My little guy is a biter but he only bites me or, occasionally, my husband. I really appreciate the tips you’ve laid out here. Some I’d already figured out but I’ll definitely be incorporating more of these now. Thanks for puttng it all in one place.

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by Dayna @ Lemon Lime Adventures http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8880 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:40:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8880 What a great post. So nice to have all this advice in one place.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Kim Banta http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8879 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:19:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8879 All darling ideas! Would you allow one more? I did this TP Craft Post about this time last year! http://bit.ly/1vaCK2e
Ignore the old blog link on the actual photo! Old photo but new blog!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by CrazyMomOf3 http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8878 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:46:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8878 I had had mine replaced and I use the reusable filters from Keurig so this is not a valid statement. Also when I called Keurig to ask them if I needed to grind the coffee in a special way they said it makes no difference how it is ground as all companies use different grinds for different blends.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8877 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:29:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8877 Hi. I made this recipe and it was great. One thing I don’t understand is why cornstarch is put in the mixture. I tried another batch without corn starch and the bubbles were just as big. In support, I have tried many recipes and is was most successful with or without cornstarch. Suggestion for a large bubble blower: slide off the net from a butterfly catcher from the dollar store. We had plastic ones laying around…works out great. For tiny, multiple bubbles, we used an old badminton racket.

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Comment on Toddler Biting: Why it Happens and How You Can Stop It by peggy http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-biting-why-happens-how-stop-it/#comment-8876 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:12:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16811#comment-8876 do you have any advice on trying to potty train a child with a slight austium

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8875 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:31:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8875 I don’t own a Keurig, but I’ve seen some tutorials online (you can google it). I’ve seen people mention that you dump the grounds out, and then use a knife to scrape around the opening to release the mesh thingy? Does that make sense? Again, I’ve not done it myself, so I’m not exactly sure. Hopefully someone else will chime in here, Joyce.

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by 50 fantastic Fall activities for preschoolers http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8874 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:02:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8874 […] Does your child love popcorn? Mine does! And that’s why I love love love this Fall popcorn tree craft I found on Happy […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Joyce M Feltner http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8873 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:21:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8873 How do you clean them out? The little Keurig pods.

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Comment on Homemade Cards from Wallpaper Samples and Fabric Scraps by Kristi http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-cards/#comment-8872 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:55:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1978#comment-8872 I love the Christmas cards!!! I am going to be making some!!! All of the cards shown are really cute, the recipients will love them! ~Kristi

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Comment on Homemade Monster Spray For Kids Who Are Afraid of Monsters by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-spray-help-child-afraid-monsters/#comment-8871 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:25:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16436#comment-8871 If you click on the link in the article, to 40 ways to Help your Child Stop Being Afraid of Monsters, you’ll see that many parents feel that the first step in helping your child is acknowledging their fear. Another step is empowering the child to take control of his or her fear, and one way to do that is providing them with a “tool” of some sort – whether it’s a chant, a bottle of spray, a prayer, a stuffed animal etc. to help them. The spray allows the child to take control of the situation whether at bedtime or in the middle of the night. It’s worked for many. Hope that helps to answer your questions.

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Comment on Homemade Monster Spray For Kids Who Are Afraid of Monsters by sage http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-spray-help-child-afraid-monsters/#comment-8870 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:10:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16436#comment-8870 Doesn’t this perpetuate the fear? I understand children think they’re real and genuinely fear monsters, but if we spray them away, like they’re real…how does a child reason that they won’t return in the middle of the night?

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by MJ Isolani http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8868 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:28:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8868 we always used Ivory soap on the Christmas trees too! But, you can only make snow for the trees with Ivory soap flakes… When they stop making those, that tradition died.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8867 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:08:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8867 Thanks Julie! It’s a shame that some people are just so darn unhappy that they feel the need to pass their negativity on to others. I love your exuberance and zest for life! Thanks for lifting others up instead of knocking them down. x

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Stacey http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8866 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:00:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8866 What a great list. I love that 3-D sculpture art and the stand up puppets. We love making ours into characters like these superheroes.

http://www.boyohboyohboycrafts.com/2010/11/toilet-paper-roll-superheros.html

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Julie samples http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8865 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:29:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8865 It’s a wonderful experiment! Nothing mediocre about it at all!! Love seeing the excited faces and squeals of delight screaming ” it’s magic!”. I love your posts ! Ignore the negativity!!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8864 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:31:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8864 Gosh, i hope you’re teaching your children to be a little kinder and less critical of others, Aaron, but anyway… regarding your point: that’s the reason I’ve provided the link, near the bottom of my post, to Steve Spangler’s Science page – so you can find out the scientific reasons for the soap expanding. Perhaps you didn’t read far enough through my article to see the link, and just jumped to conclusions. In any case, even if I hadn’t provided the link, a parent could certainly research the science behind it themselves, before doing the activity at home. Gee, hope your day gets better, Aaron. Sounds like you’re off to a cranky start.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Aaron http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8863 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:52:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8863 Okay this is a mediocre experiment at best. I agree that the effect is cool and I plan to do this with myself when I get home. But the whole point of a science experiment is to explain why something happens not just that it does. Do a little research and find out why the soap expands in such a way. The experiment itself is pointless unless you can teach your children something.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by yogi http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8862 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:51:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8862 I correct toilet rolls and paint inside & outside black & cut them up to a small cute and I join them up in flower shape brilliant ideas for wall decorations

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Helen (@wittyhoots) http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8861 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:26:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8861 Thank you for linking up with Frugal Family Linky last week – this is one of our featured posts! Hope you can join us again soon.

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Gina http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8859 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:02:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8859 cut eyes out of the cardboard tube and put a glow stick in. cover ends or put paper in…glow in the dark eerie eyes
Gina

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Comment on Toilet Roll Snowman Craft by 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-snowman-ornament/#comment-8858 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:57:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1623#comment-8858 […] cardboard roll snowmen are just the cutest little things, aren’t […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8857 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:11:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8857 Oh, that’s brilliant, Darlene! Maybe I’ll have to do a post up about house-hold hacks with cardboard rolls! Thanks for sharing the great ideas!

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Comment on {Adorable} Owl Craft for Kids by Creative Crafts With Cardboard Tubes! | Seaside Staffing Company Web Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-8856 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:13:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-8856 […] Round up some fabric scraps and a few crafty odds and ends for some adorable toilet roll owls. […]

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Darlene http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8855 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:32:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8855 I also use them for the cords on appliances like electric pan will hold cord together to put inside pan,and the appear towel rolls cut length wise and put on hanger so you don’t get mark on those dress pant in closet.

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Comment on 40+ Ways to Help Kids Overcome Night Time Anxiety by MrsA http://happyhooligans.ca/stop-kids-afraid-bedtime-monsters/#comment-8854 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:02:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15929#comment-8854 Wow! You’re suggesting to watch Monsters Inc. I’ve been avoiding it because of my daughter’s fear of monsters, even though, from being a baby, we’ve been told she looks just like Boo.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Rebecca Huskins http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8853 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:57:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8853 We have recycling around here so I just clean them out & toss them in with our plastic recycle items.

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Comment on 40+ Ways to Help Kids Overcome Night Time Anxiety by Dee http://happyhooligans.ca/stop-kids-afraid-bedtime-monsters/#comment-8852 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:28:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15929#comment-8852 I always told my boys that there is no way monsters would ever come into our house because we have so much love in our house. I said the monsters stay away when there’s lots of love in a house. ;)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Danette Johnson http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8848 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:43:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8848 Patsy, yours is an idea I really want to use. Thanks!

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Katie Pinch http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8847 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:20:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8847 I LOVE how you have ideas for every season!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Patsy Moore http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8846 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:39:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8846 Take a string of small lights (colored or white) take off the top of the cup, if necessary enlarge the bottom hole, push the light bulb through from the outside to the inside. This makes a nice string of decorative lights for patio or indoors. You could paint or decorate the cups as you might for whatever goes with the holiday

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Millie http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8845 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:18:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8845 Melt crayons outside during the hot summer months and we can use them as a tea party cup.

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8844 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:48:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8844 Such an awesome simple solution! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by christine petrucci http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-8843 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:04:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-8843 as a mom of a squirt goalie we use the Equipment Ranger – it dries the gear with a very powerful blower and there is a place for every piece of equipment. My son was also always forgetting something at home – so now if there is something left on the unit he knows it still has to go into the bag! (and vice versa bç if there is an open space he knows he left something in his bag….
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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8842 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8842 We use plastic cutlery for playdough play. Great way to teach children early cutting skills. Chopsticks stuck into playdough and then drop large beads or rings onto them is great for fine motor skill building.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Lesson Plan: B is for Bug | Simply Walking Through Life http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8841 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:02:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8841 […] activities were pretty simple. He made caterpillars out of play dough, built anthills out of cloud dough, and played in water. He made some pretty awesome bugs and anthills and had tons of […]

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Mary murray http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-8840 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:41:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-8840 This soup was surprisingly good!

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Comment on Homemade Monster Spray For Kids Who Are Afraid of Monsters by Matt Hardesty http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-spray-help-child-afraid-monsters/#comment-8839 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:34:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16436#comment-8839 This is a very effective method for many children. Without discounting their fears, we as parents can empower our children & teach them at the same time how to deal with adversity. Many people say it’s wrong to let them believe monsters really exist, but the truth is, at the stage in development when children begin to remember dreams, they struggle to differentiate the fantasy from reality, so they unintentionally manifest their fears into very real beings. For some children, trauma is the cause of the fears, and you must build trust before you can help them. Telling children that something they believe they’ve seen in physical form does not exist isn’t exactly a great way to start off..

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Magda http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8838 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:09:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8838 Those are very useful, I will definitely be trying them out, thank you!

I was wondering if you had any ideas for chopsticks or plastic cutlery? I have tons of those and I would like to put them to good use.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8837 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:46:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8837 It’s actually a liquid, Sharon. Sometimes it’s a thick liquid, and sometimes it’s very liquid with gel-like blobs in it. I just give it a stir (with a whisk if it’s a thick batch), and pour it through a funnel into the jug.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8836 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:28:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8836 I’ve been using this recipe basicallly for over 2 years, except in a smaller batch – 1 gallon at a time….looking forward to making this…just need to find a 5 gallon pail. My smaller batch recipe is 3 tablespoons each of Borax, Washing Soda and Dawn dish detergent. Mix together and add water. I use a milk jug. Easy to store and use. The yearly savings are comparable to yours. My only question is, since it’s a gel, how do you get it into a jug with a small opening?

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Comment on 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes by Tori Thurston http://happyhooligans.ca/22-things-make-cardboard-tubes/#comment-8835 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:34:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16755#comment-8835 You have so many great ideas! And I don’t feel like I am going to end up on Pinterest gone wrong.

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Comment on {Adorable} Owl Craft for Kids by 22 Things to Make with Cardboard Tubes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-8833 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:33:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-8833 […] Round up some fabric scraps and a few crafty odds and ends for some adorable toilet roll owls. […]

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Comment on Easy Butterfly Crafts for Kids- 3 Ways to Make Paper Towel Butterflies by Cate http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-butterflies/#comment-8830 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:54:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8512#comment-8830 Just did this activity with my 2 and 4 year old boys – simple activity with little mess, and they loved it! Thank you for the idea ☺

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Teressa http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-8829 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:28:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-8829 I wish I’d have seen this last week…we just cleaned out all our markers! I’m considering going out to the dumpster to reclaim them for this project. But perhaps I can wait till more markers “dry up” in a few months or so. :) Thank you!

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Comment on Oreo Mummy Pops by Really Great Things #10 - Kitchen Serf http://happyhooligans.ca/oreo-mummy-pops/#comment-8828 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:31:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=784#comment-8828 […] Speaking of Halloween, check out these Oreo mummy pops. […]

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Jeanette http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8827 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:38:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8827 Thanks so much for the warning! That would have been something we’d try.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Karen http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8826 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:08:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8826 Pop them over fairy lights, like a shade.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Allison http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8825 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:29:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8825 They make great holders for coloring Easter Eggs.

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Comment on Sensory Play with Corn Cobs and Sunflowers by Toni http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-fun-with-corn-cobs-and-sunflowers/#comment-8824 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:01:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4390#comment-8824 I love this idea! I want to do the corn on the cob. Can I buy fresh corn on the cob and dry it out ourselves? How do I do that? Thanks!!!

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by frannavaldez9399 http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8823 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:19:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8823 Shut up!!! I’m so doing this this year!!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Homemade Puff Paint Art Activity - SingDancePlayLearn http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-8822 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:39:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-8822 […] found this puff paint art activity on Pinterest recently and really wanted to try it out. Baby B is a little too young for it, so I […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Jann littleton http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8821 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:04:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8821 Single use plastics are a horrible detriment to the environment, these could be made from bio- degradable plastics. They will ultimately end up in a land fill or worse yet the gyres in the oceans. Crafting is nice but not the solution. Please boycott single use plastics.

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Sarah Yurga http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8820 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:44:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8820 My dad used to do this through the 80′s. In addition to being easier to get a candle in, if you have a pumpkin that doesn’t sit straight, you can take pieces off the bottom to straighten it out.

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8819 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:29:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8819 I think you’ve misunderstood the article, Cassy. We’re cutting the bottom out of the pumpkin here. No falling in to worry about. :)

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by cassy http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8818 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:09:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8818 You have to cut the top at an angle in order to get it.on correctly, don’t cut just straight thru or the top will just fall in ;)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Lynda Holley http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8816 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:52:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8816 I use a powdered version of this recipe on my modern cloth nappies with no ill effect. I also don’t have to strip wash as often as friends that use commercially prepared powders.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Joye Staley http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8815 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:20:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8815 I have found that if you hammer the thick seams with a hammer it is easier to sew through them.

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8814 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:42:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8814 Yep. It’s the simple things, isn’t it? :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8813 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:42:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8813 Super to know! Thanks for the tip, Lynne!

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Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-8812 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:42:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-8812 Hah! I love it!

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Comment on How to Wrap a Small Gift in a Pull-Tab Can by ej http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-8811 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:04:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-8811 What a great idea!! I am going to just leave the original label on it so they think they are getting a can of peas. LOL!!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by How to dye rice - 3 easy steps - no alcohol no waste - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8810 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:49:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8810 […] 2-Ingredient Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by lynne cenerizio http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8809 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:51:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8809 I am an old Grandmother!!! Back when there were no disposable diapers and everyone used cloth diapers, we kept a bucket of Borax water to pre soak the diapers in before washing them!!! So to answer the question if Borax is safe for cloth diapers…Yes it is and works great!!!

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Allison B http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8808 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:01:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8808 OK that is border line genius. I always mess up the top and can’t get it back on perfectly.

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Comment on Gingerbread House Ornaments by 15 gingerbread activities for kids | the-gingerbread-house.co.uk http://happyhooligans.ca/gingerbread-house-ornaments/#comment-8807 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:56:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1780#comment-8807 […] you’re looking for some simple decorations then gingerbread house ornaments made with styrofoam from happy hooligans are sure to be popular. This gingerbread house garland […]

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Comment on Cotton Ball Ghost Craft for Toddlers to Make by 31 Easy Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers | Thriving Home http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-ball-ghosties/#comment-8806 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:53:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1446#comment-8806 […] Cotton Ball Ghosties […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8805 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:22:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8805 Yes, I’ve done that before, Karin. The cleaning properties didn’t appear to be affected in any way. After microwaving, it will crumble easily – no need to grate it at all. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Karin Abernathy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8804 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:54:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8804 Hi! First of all, thanks for all of your hooligan happiness!

I found this thread through your article about microwaving Ivory soap for kids. Can I microwave my Ivory soap and crumble it instead of grating a solid bar? Will it grate more easily after it’s microwaved? Will its cleaning properties be retained after microwaving?

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by ✮DC4Lee50✮ (@DC4Lee50) http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8803 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:25:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8803 Plug the hole with a little hot glue and use them for jello shots. Non alcoholic for the kiddos of course!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Elisa Strickler http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8802 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:11:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8802 Lola, If this is the case with useing your own coffee in the Keurig machines, then why does Keurig make and sell an insert for their machine, complete with a small reusable filter, intended for this very use?

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by Fall Crafts for Kids | A Night Owl Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8801 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:29:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8801 […] Fall Popcorn Trees {Happy Hooligans} […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by jackie r. wahle http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8800 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:47:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8800 I love these ideas ..I am a leader for a cub scout pack and we are always looking for neat crafty things to do.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by dian mcwethy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8799 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:29:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8799 all great ideas; but most will still end up in the trash, sorry to say.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Dena http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8798 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:00:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8798 I love Shanna’s idea, putting those bell ornaments onto gifts. I don’t have the little coffee cups, but I was thinking about using the little communion cups that get thrown away a church!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Lola http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8797 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:44:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8797 The thing about reusing them with your own coffee is that the coffee in k cups are made for your Keurig machine. They are ground specifically for the machine, and using coffee that isn’t the right consistency will shorten the life of your keurig, and then will not be covered by the warranty. I love all of the other ideas though!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Stacey http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8796 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:22:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8796 Slice the bottom and put a piece of paper towel in the bottom and use it to catch the mess of sucker and Popsicles .

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Shari Aichele Dippong http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8795 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:00:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8795 love this. thanks. i really want to do the bell craft, it’s so cool!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Shirlene Weber http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8794 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:16:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8794 Good question!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Lynda http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8793 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:49:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8793 I save assorted plastic containers that I get regularly……take them to the nearest elementary school. The teachers there always grab them right away for classroom crafts !!!

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Comment on Paint Print Ghosts by 21 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Toddler Will Love - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paint-print-ghosts/#comment-8792 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:42:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1414#comment-8792 […] Experiment with print making, and create some spooky ghost prints. […]

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Comment on Monster Hands by 21 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Toddler Will Love - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/monster-hands/#comment-8791 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:42:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1385#comment-8791 […] Make Monster Hands!  Everyone loves a hand-tracing activity, right? Beans and lentils add some sensory fun to this craft. […]

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Comment on Pom-Pom Spiders and Wooly Webs by 21 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Toddler Will Love - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pompom-spiders-and-wooly-webs/#comment-8790 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:40:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1211#comment-8790 […] Pom Pom Spiders and Wooly webs are fun for little fingers to practice their weaving skills. […]

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Comment on Jack-o-lanterns by 21 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Toddler Will Love - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/jack-o-lanters/#comment-8789 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:09:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1367#comment-8789 […] painted jack-o-lanterns cover it […]

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Comment on Cotton Ball Ghost Craft for Toddlers to Make by 21 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Toddler Will Love - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-ball-ghosties/#comment-8788 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:09:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1446#comment-8788 […] Cotton Ball Ghosties – a tactile craft for toddlers using chalk, cotton balls and buttons. […]

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