Comments for Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca Art for Kids, Kids Crafts, Kids Activities and Play Ideas Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:04:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 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 Nativity Sensory Bin for Kids to Play with at Christmas-time by Toilet Roll Nativity Set - Happy Hooligans - homemade nativity set http://happyhooligans.ca/nativity-sensory-bin/#comment-9221 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:53:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1674#comment-9221 […] have a couple of dollar store nativity sets that the Hooligans have been playing with for over a decade, and they’re sweet, but […]

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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 – 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 – 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 Twig Star Ornaments by 50+ Easy Indoor Activities for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-9212 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:15:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-9212 […] Christmas Stars […]

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Comment on Magformers – 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 Toilet Roll Reindeer by 30+ Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make Themselves - Frugal Homeschool Family http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-9191 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:04:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-9191 […] Toilet Roll Reindeer | Happy Hooligans […]

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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 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-9187 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:25:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-9187 […] Make simple Christmas tree ornaments. […]

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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 Gift Card or Concert Tickets 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 rainbow playdough 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

Thank you

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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 Christmas Crafts for Kids – cute and easy homemade ornaments 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 Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Bread Machine 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 Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Bread Machine 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 Gift Card or Concert Tickets 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 Christmas Crafts for Kids – cute and easy homemade ornaments 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 Christmas Crafts for Kids – cute and easy homemade ornaments 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 Paper 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
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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 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 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 Gift Card or Concert Tickets 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 Gift Card or Concert Tickets 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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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-8787 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:34:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-8787 Aw, thanks, Marilyn. x Enjoy!

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by marilyn http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-8786 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:52:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-8786 Just in time to rescue me from all these tomatoes (cherry tomatoes also). I know it will be great like all your other ideas.

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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-8785 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:45:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-8785 I should’ve measured, Cristy. I didn’t think to do that. I’m guessing somewhere around the 6-8 cup mark. We got 5 big bowls of soup out of it, but we easily could’ve gotten 6 if we’d cut back a bit.

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Cristy http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-8784 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:07:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-8784 Can you tell me how many servings this recipe makes? Sounds delicious!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Drea http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8783 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:23:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8783 Recycle them with Terracycle! They have a program for your old k cups! Terracycle.com

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by 15 Outdoor Fall Activities for Preschoolers and $2000 Cash Giveaway! - Mom Inspired Life http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-8782 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:01:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-8782 […] Gather leaves and then make this collage outside from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Easy Thanksgiving Menu Ideas & $500 Giveaway! - Beauty Through Imperfection http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-8781 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-8781 […] Bread Machine Dinner Rolls!  […]

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by 20 Fall Nature Activities & Outdoor Play - ALLterNATIVElearning http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-8780 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:02:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-8780 […] a Fall Collage like Happy Hooligans with colorful flowers and leaves found in […]

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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-8779 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:33:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8779 These ideas are brilliant – thank you so much for linking up with Frugal Family Linky

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8778 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:07:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8778 I’m so glad you’ve found us, Becca! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my site! Do be careful using Dial. In fact, I actually wouldn’t recommend trying it with any brand other than Ivory because the air content isn’t as high. I’ve heard other brands can smoke and burn and actually ruin a microwave.

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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-8777 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:05:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8777 Great ideas, Karen! Thank you!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Karen Tyler http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8776 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:23:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8776 Make musical shakers for kids. Put a dab of glue on the holes of the bottom of the k cups. Paint them. Or not. Fill one kcup with little pebbles, rice, dried peas, dried corn, or whatever you have that will make noise Now glue a empty kcup to the filled one. Matching it up perfectly. Let dry and shake! You can also use pretty sticky paper to decorate them instead of paint. Or for smaller kids, put the newly made shaker in a bag that you sew shut so if it does break, the little pieces inside are not a choking hazard.

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Comment on Apple Tree Craft with Foil, Corks and Sandpaper by Apple Books and Crafts for Fall http://happyhooligans.ca/sandpaper-apple-trees/#comment-8775 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:09:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1052#comment-8775 […] Apple Tree Craft […]

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by 31 Art Projects for Children to Make in the Fall | Adventure in a Box http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-8774 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:52:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-8774 […] Fabulous Fall Collage from Happy Hooligans: sometimes the best art materials can be found right in your […]

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Becca http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8773 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:18:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8773 I am doing a science experiment in my college physical science class for elementary teachers and I cam across this and I thought it would be a good thing to use for measuring also! You could measure how much foam it makes and I am also doing the experiment with Dial soap so I will let you know if other soaps do this also! Thank you so much for this it gave me wonderful ideas and all the links to other things you did I absolutely love those I so love being creative and doing crafty things and since I found your website and all your pages I will always just come here and find some fun things to do!!! Thank you so much again! :)

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8772 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:09:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8772 I’m not sure what kind of coverage you’d get with liquid food colouring, but you could try. You could also try with spices – cinnamon, turmeric etc.

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Comment on Playing with Corn Cobs in the Fall by 10 Fun Fall Activities for Kids to Do in the Backyard | Seaside Staffing Company Web Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-corn/#comment-8771 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:54:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1562#comment-8771 […] up some decorative corn cobs for sensory play! This fine-motor activity keeps the hooligans busy for days on […]

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by LaWanda http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8770 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:02:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8770 Could you use food color instead of paint to make it safer for a toddler?

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by Pam Mathis http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-8769 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:39:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-8769 Love your art projects!! Especially Starry Night ! Will be trying most of your projects with my kids. Homeschooling 6 yr old twins, and an 11 yr old. All these ideas can be adapted for both ages. Thank you for sharing!

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Comment on Playing with Corn Cobs in the Fall by Claire http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-corn/#comment-8764 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:38:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1562#comment-8764 This decorative corn activity is a hit with my 3-5 year-olds too! We don’t get your beautiful foliage out here in San Francisco where there are practically no seasons so I set the decorative corn up in our indoor sensory table. I add cornmeal for scooping and mortar and pestles for my older guys to try crunching up the corn seeds with and it’s a popular activity every year.

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ken http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-8763 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:06:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-8763 I found ozone to be topical at best. Although it is effective on the surface, that is where it ends. Think about debris build up and how do you remove that build up in catchers, under the skate insoles, what about the hockey bag itself? It is a petri dish of microbial communities. Testing has shown that to eliminate the 13 primary contaminates on protective sports equipment, with layered and wicking facbrics you need to have both a process and a formula coupled with a cold water treatment followed by a room temperature drying system.

RBK, Easton, Bauer and all of the rest, including the CSA on the hygienic processing of helmets, will tell you that the debris and microbial build up needs to be scrubbed and extracted otherwise it can readily be reactivated.

athleticclean.com has been the ONLY company we have used since eSporta was proven to not eliminate contaminates as they claimed and that the ozone, as soon as we wore our gear next time, did nothing as the smell came back. Knowing that the smell is bacteria and other microbial growth eating the sweat and build up and then excrete it back on the equipment, we can definitively state that IF it starts up again right away that it wasn’t eliminated in the first place. Once we found them we have never looked back for our complete group. We have it done four times seasonally, they pick up and return the next day or on our timeline. We did extensive study as we had to. We had a room full of infection and couldn’t understand. They came in, lab tested our issues, found the problem and solved it. Talk about going beyond.

As a FYI-my brand new Maytag has a warranty clause that it is not made for protective sports equipment. Yes, trying to keep your gear clean yourself is commendable, however, I would let the pros do it. Hey they even repair everything and bring the skates back sharpened according to our hollow! Can’t beat that!

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Comment on Playing with Corn Cobs in the Fall by 10 Fun Fall Activities for the Backyard - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-corn/#comment-8762 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:03:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1562#comment-8762 […] up some decorative corn cobs for sensory play! This fine-motor activity keeps the hooligans busy for days on […]

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Ann Robertson http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-8761 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:01:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-8761 Guess it will work just fine for football and lacrosse gear too! ;-)

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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-8760 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:19:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8760 That sounds adorable, Mindy!

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Comment on 14 Fall Crafts for Kids to Make at Home or Preschool by Marylou http://happyhooligans.ca/14-fall-crafts-kids/#comment-8759 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:49:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16210#comment-8759 These are great ideas to try. I have a toddler who loves to be creative and I think that we need to try all of these. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Jeanine http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-8758 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:40:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-8758 I don’t understand, am I putting another sheet of wax paper over top, THEN lid stamping? I am always last to get it sorry Jackie?.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Mindy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8757 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:22:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8757 Wanted to ad to the pincushion think I have done that idea before with a friend and using a little ribbon a button and extra fabric and batting we made them look like cupcakes.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Donna Benson http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8756 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:13:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8756 totally off subject–but how about ideas for plastic tea light holders? I have tons of them

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by vftmom247 http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-8755 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:00:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-8755 Good ideas here – but since rainy, snowy winter is fast approaching, what kinds f activity things can move inside?

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by 25 Ways to Re-use Your Keurig's K-Cups http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-8754 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:43:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-8754 […] Repurposed Denim Bibs (made from old jeans) […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Shana http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8753 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:57:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8753 Make snowmen out of Styrofoam balls

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Shana http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8752 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:52:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8752 I spray paint the different size cups and make bells with ribbon & beads for gift tops for birthdays, anniversary’s & Christmas. I like the idea for freezing herbs… I’ve been using ice cube trays & really hate washing them!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Ashley Chavis Perry http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8751 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:34:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8751 I’ve been throwing all my k-cups away but now I think I will save them to make Christmas bells out of it. That is such a neat idea. I think they would also make a good snowman too. Just stack 3 of the cups on top of one another with some glue and add buttons, nose, eyes, and maybe use pipe cleaners for the arms or small twigs. I wonder if you could use them for something for Halloween. Could probably even use them as a telephone for kids. Just add a string in between the two k-cups just like you would do tin cans and they can have a mini phone. Might could even use them as binoculars for kids as well. Just a few ideas to offer.

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Comment on Painting Fall Colours with Golf Balls by Kristina Seifert http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-fall-colours-with-golf-balls/#comment-8750 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:54:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1087#comment-8750 I have also take a long sand table, or similar table, and let the kids roll/toss the gold balls to the other end. They love doing this!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Ruchi Seth http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8749 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:53:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8749 Great ideas!!!!even i have used waste curd cups for keeping stationary items & planting small plants & have used waste surf boxes for keeping stationary things.I decorated them with chalk dust& were appreciated by my daughter’s school teachers.

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by Fall Crafts for Kids and Art Projects | Blog Me Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8748 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:32:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8748 […] Fall popcorn Tree Craft from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by Falls Arts and Crafts | Blog Me Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8747 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:31:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8747 […] Fall popcorn Tree Craft from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by lisa stalcup http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8746 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:48:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8746 they got a little filter thing that replaces all these fancy pants fancy things you just use the coffee you buy buy adding it to the filter that replaces these high priced cups
cost 9 bucks at wall mart you use it over and over ,, you can buy dunckin coffee or starbucks to put in it or maxwell house

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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-8745 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:12:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8745 I was thinking the same thing, Stacy! They’d make great snowman hats!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Toni http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8741 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:23:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8741 OMG! I absolutely LOVE the Christmas ideas!!! *sigh* my husband is gonna kill me for saving more “garbage”! LOL Guess I gotta give him SOMETHING to complain about! ;-)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Stacy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8739 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:04:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8739 I would like to see someone come up with a craft, using the cups as a snowman’s top hat. I often think about that when I open a small container of half and half at a restaurant, I love trash to treasure !!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Rachel http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-8729 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:34:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-8729 Thanks! I’m on it, they look delicious!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8728 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:53:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8728 Great tips, Dustin! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Smoosh and Stamp Pumpkin Art for Kids by Shelly http://happyhooligans.ca/smoosh-and-stamp-pumpkins/#comment-8727 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:55:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4749#comment-8727 Im so jealous that we dont live near you! My kids would be your biggest fans! I ran a Registered Daycare in my home for several years and I loved doing crafty educational projects and field trips. But my own kids are all older now and due to health reasons Im just not able to do as much any more. I follow your pins and posts and look forward to trying some of them with our adopted 1 yr old and bribing my teenagers into participating too!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Dustin Covey http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8722 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:44:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8722 Arrowroot is fine, but try dissolving it in a small amount of warm water, and slowly stirring it in. The amount used will require adjustment; I’d start with about half the amount called for using corn startch, as you can add more if required.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Dustin Covey http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8721 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:38:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8721 A great permanent wand can be made by cutting a hula hoop type toy into 4 equal segments and using those instead of soda straws. The thicker diameter makes it easier for small hands to use. Also if there is cornstarch that doesn’t dissolve in 2-3 days, try cutting back a small amount in your next batch – it’s only the dissolved starch molecules that are strengthening the bubble. ..drr

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Comment on Paper Towel Art with Markers and Water (and a lesson in water absorption) by Cris http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-8720 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:12:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-8720 Use the untorn paper towels to make giant “kleenix carnations”. It’s an old craft we did with the colored kleenix available in the 1960′s for cheap decorations : fan-fold the paper towel. tighten a pipe cleaner around the middle of the folded paper towel. Tear a narrow strip off each outer end of the folded paper towel. That makes the edges of the “carnation petals”. Carefully fluff out the fan layers into a half-ball, lightly stroking upward from the pipe cleaner “stem” to get a realistic shape.

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – easy bird feeder craft for kids by Bird Feeders made with cheerios and berries - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-8719 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:40:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-8719 […] homemade bird feeders using materials that we have around the house.  In the past we’ve made Cheerio bird feeders, orange cup bird feeders, feeders with grains and fruit, and a milk jug bird feeder.  Making a […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-8717 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:59:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-8717 I don’t, Rachel, but if you google “measurement converter”, you’ll find plenty of sites that you can use to convert any measurement you need.

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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-8716 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:54:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8716 At some point you’re going to have to take the frozen herbs out of the k-cups, so I would personally prefer to them all at once, pop them all into a baggy, so it’s easy to grab one and toss into a sauce when you need one. I guess it comes down to personal preference. Sure, you could throw all the frozen, plastic cups in a baggy, and remove the herbs from them at the time of use. 6 of one, half-dozen of the other. :) As for doubling them up, because each k-cup has a hole in the bottom, doubling them up before you seal the hole is just an added measure to prevent the water from leaking out.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Lynne http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8715 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:19:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8715 Re: #4. Why do you freeze them, then put them in warm waterand then put them in a baggie and freeze again? And why double them up? Why wouldn’t you just put them in a freezer bag at the start? I don’t get it.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Rachell http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-8714 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:04:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-8714 Any chance you have a metric conversion for the measurements? We Brits don’t tend to use cups for baking! Thanks

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Katy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8712 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:10:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8712 I can think of a few ways to turn it into a drinking game! Like set them up beer pong-style and bounce coins in, and drink from your own glass instead of sharing icky cups. That just shows how much drinking I used to do. Lol These days, I’m more likely to use them for sorting my daughter’s teeny-tiny hair things or for bath toys or painted as kooky eyes for a monster, or as a hat for a Frosty the snowman craft.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-8711 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:50:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-8711 No difference at all, Sara. I’ve frozen some overnight, and some days in advance. Just dribble a little cold water over them and work very slowly when removing the gloves. Keep the water running gently over them if need be. Have fun!

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Sara http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-8710 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:30:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-8710 Such a fun idea! I’d like to do this for my daughter’s Feozen theme birthday party next week. How far in advance do you freeze the hands. If I did a few days before do you think it would make it harder to get the gloves off or no difference? Thanks x

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Erin http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8709 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:43:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8709 I’m a homeschool mom. I can’t wait to let my kids explore with this!

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by carolyn http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8708 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:01:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8708 That’s genius! Why hadn’t I thought of that?! I just went straight to looking at pulleys and they are all small and don’t hang far enough away from the fence! Thanks for the idea! I will have to try it out!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Explosion – a microwave experiment that’ll knock your socks off! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-explosion/#comment-8707 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:18:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4672#comment-8707 I’m really not sure, Ginny. I’ve heard of that happening with other brands, but not Ivory. How old was your soap? I’m wondering if it was dried out. I’ve used half bars before, and they expand rapidly. Sorry, but I really have no explanation for you!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Explosion – a microwave experiment that’ll knock your socks off! by Ginny http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-explosion/#comment-8706 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:20:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4672#comment-8706 I tried this with half a bar of Ivory. It didn’t expand much and started to smoke. It smelled burned and was melted into brown goo in the center. What happened??

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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-8705 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:14:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-8705 You are so welcome, Leslie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rave review!

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Leslie http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-8704 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:46:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-8704 This is the best no rise/quick pizza dough I’ve tried… And I’ve tried a few!!! It cooks up fluffy and light, not chewy and dense like other recipes I’ve tried. It also seemed to cook more evenly. Thanks so much!

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Comment on Oreo Mummy Pops by Over 20 Easy Halloween Party Ideas for Kids - Buggy and Buddy http://happyhooligans.ca/oreo-mummy-pops/#comment-8703 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:01:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=784#comment-8703 […] kids would have so much fun helping me make these Oreo Mummy Pops for a classroom […]

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8702 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:22:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8702 What about one of those sign or plant hangers that you screw to a wall, and they extend out from the building? You could mount one high up on a wooden fence?

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by carolyn http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8701 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:18:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8701 I’d love to set something like this up for my daughter but we don’t have any mature trees in our yard (new build). I am trying to figure out if you could attach a pulley system to a fence and still get the same effect…. any thoughts or experience with something like that? Thanks!

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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-8700 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:56:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8700 Thanks, Nicole! Glad you liked 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-8699 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:55:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8699 Good thinking!

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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-8698 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:55:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8698 Oh, that’s a terrific idea, Cynthia! I have a bucket full of clear and coloured glass rocks! I’m on it!

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Cynthia http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8697 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:15:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8697 Another great add on to your polka dots is to fill the holes with different colored glass rocks or marbles. The colors light up and have an amazing effect.

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by nogard0 http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8696 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:14:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8696 i think the bottom could be used as a candle holder and not have light leaking out the bottom.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8695 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:11:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8695 Wow, what awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by 25 Ways to Re-use Your Keurig's K-Cups http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8694 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:49:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8694 […] Repurposed Denim Craft Aprons (made from the pant legs of old jeans) […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by 25 Ways to Re-use Your Keurig's K-Cups http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8693 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:46:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8693 […] 22. Use k-cups when playing with play dough or cloud-dough. […]

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-8692 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:36:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-8692 I suppose it could be an issue if you were making your dough by hand, but the machine heats the ingredients during the mixing and kneading process. This is why you can use a timer setting and put your ingredients in hours ahead of time – the machine will bring everything to the correct temperature in the first few minutes of mixing. Good point though for those looking to make their dough by hand!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Nadine http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-8691 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:32:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-8691 Even if the water is warm, if the egg is right out the the fridge it could be bring the water temp down to low

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Comment on 17 Paper Plate Crafts to Make at Home or School by Lisa @ The Wellness Wife http://happyhooligans.ca/17-paper-plate-crafts/#comment-8690 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:43:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16291#comment-8690 Cute collection! Thanks for putting it together!

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Comment on 25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers by preschool projects http://happyhooligans.ca/25-easy-art-techniques-preschoolers/#comment-8689 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:45:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15814#comment-8689 Wow what a beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing will try to do some of them with my daughter.

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Comment on Halloween Matching Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers by 25 Bat Crafts for Kids - Red Ted Art's Blog : Red Ted Art's Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/halloween-match-up/#comment-8688 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:09:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1475#comment-8688 […] Halloween Match Up […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Best Ever Pumpkin Carving Tip - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8687 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:30:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8687 […] Denim Pant-leg turned Craft Apron […]

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Comment on 25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-easy-art-techniques-preschoolers/#comment-8686 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:52:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15814#comment-8686 You’re so welcome, Karen! Thanks for passing it along! Keep your eye on my blog. I plan to do a big round up of actual art projects for preschoolers too. :)

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Comment on 25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers by Karen http://happyhooligans.ca/25-easy-art-techniques-preschoolers/#comment-8685 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:56:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15814#comment-8685 Thank you for putting this all together in one post! Will be passing on to other parents. (Might try some myself!) :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8684 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:07:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8684 Bless your heart, Debra. What a wonderful thing to do for the people in your community.x

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8683 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:44:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8683 Let me explain, Pam. I didn’t buy all the ingredients for 15.00, what I said was a year’s worth of laundry will cost you less than 15.00. You only use one cup of each of the powders to make 10 gallons of detergent. You are going to get years of laundry out of your 50 dollar investment. If you’re in the U.S., you should get it for far less than 50. Amazon has a kit – borax, washing soda and fels naphtha for 29.99 I believe (and they tend to be more expensive than Walmart or the grocery store).

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by Vicky Merrifield http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8682 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:16:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8682 Since I have extra rope left over from our new tightrope, I’m going to set this up this weekend. My concern was the bucket going over the branch to come careening down the other side, but you’ve answered my concern. Thanks

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Debra Allen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8681 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:01:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8681 I have been making this soap for years. I make about 200+ each month and give to food banks to help cut the cost in a families’s budget – this money can be used for meat, eggs or paper products for each family. I rec’e used laundry containers – cleaned out milk jugs (marked with Mr. Yuk faces and clearly write Laundry Soap used 1/4 cup per load). *** Warning DO NOT leave on clothing as you go do something else – it most likely will bleach out your favorite T-Shirts. It works best to add the soap in as the tub fill and THAN ADD IN THE CLOTHS ***

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8680 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:32:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8680 Where did you find all of that for $15? I had a look around and estimate it’ll cost me over $50 for the initial ingredients,

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8679 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:57:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8679 Yes, I’ve heard that others often do that. I never had, so I’m not sure how much you’d add, but it’s fine to, if you’d like to ahead and add some.

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Jenn http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8678 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:46:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8678 Love this idea! And, it allows you to still carry it by the stem (vs having to carry it by picking it up with both hands if you cut the top off to scoop out seeds), so little ones might still be able to carry it.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8677 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:23:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8677 Hi! Thank you for shring your recipe. I would like to ask if it is okay to add essential oils? Thanks.

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Comment on 17 Paper Plate Crafts to Make at Home or School by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/17-paper-plate-crafts/#comment-8676 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:02:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16291#comment-8676 Thanks, Pam! Glad you enjoyed them!

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Comment on Painting Fall Colours with Golf Balls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-fall-colours-with-golf-balls/#comment-8675 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:01:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1087#comment-8675 Yay! Isn’t it a fun process? So glad you gave it a try!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Vicki http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8674 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:54:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8674 Baby Oil…..read the ingredients please, it’s mineral oil a carcinogen. Don’t put it on your babies & don’t give it to your children to play with!

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Comment on Painting Fall Colours with Golf Balls by msmcdphd http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-fall-colours-with-golf-balls/#comment-8673 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:49:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1087#comment-8673 Did this yesterday- a lot of fun for my 2 year old, and my husband was really impressed with the results. We just used 3 golf balls.

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by Detinjarije – 12 super ideja za jesenje kretivne projekte http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-8672 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:37:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-8672 […] u negativu: Tinkerlab Jesenji kolaž: Happyhooligans Listovi šarani pastom za brijanje: Little Woders Days Vrteška od jesenjeg lišća: So Says […]

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by Detinjarije – 12 super ideja za jesenje kretivne projekte http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-8671 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:37:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-8671 […] od slanog testa: Meaningfull Mama Lišće u negativu: Tinkerlab Jesenji kolaž: Happyhooligans Listovi šarani pastom za brijanje: Little Woders Days Vrteška od jesenjeg lišća: So Says […]

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by Denise McCullough http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8670 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:20:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8670 Years ago I read somewhere to coat your cuts and the inside of the pumpkin with Vaseline. With much skepticism I tried it and you know what, my pumpkins lasted from about 2 weeks before Halloween to January.

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Comment on 17 Paper Plate Crafts to Make at Home or School by Pam Katz http://happyhooligans.ca/17-paper-plate-crafts/#comment-8669 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:00:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16291#comment-8669 So many cute ideas!! I can’t pick a favorite. I also can’t wait to try them with my daycare kids. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8668 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:12:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8668 Ohhh, and it would smell so good too!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Julie http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8667 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:45:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8667 Ivory soap suds was what my mom used to decorate the Christmas tree when I was little. It created a wonderful snow effect. It is a treasured memory now that brings a smile each time I think of it!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Kids by 17 Easy Paper Plate Crafts for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-8666 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:00:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-8666 […] Tissue Paper Wreath […]

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Comment on Which months have 31 days by Kate Goss http://happyhooligans.ca/trick-to-remember-which-months-have-31-days/#comment-8665 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:31:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9478#comment-8665 Thanks for sharing this! Can’t wait to teach the kiddos!

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Comment on Fairy Mud with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8664 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:05:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8664 Oh we do lots of glittery, feathery, flowery crafts and baby doll activities when the boys are here, just as we do lots of muddy, dinosaur, cars and trucks activities with the girls. None of our activities are exclusive, nor do I pitch them to be “for girls” or “for boys”. On the day of this activity, I simply stated that because I had only girls with me, I provided them with an activity that I knew they would particularly enjoy. We’ve repeated this activity many times with both boys and girls here.

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Comment on Fairy Mud with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Sidfires http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-8663 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:13:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-8663 I’ve been reading through some of your posts and while I like most of what I have read, I do wish you wouldn’t perpetuate the outdated idea that some things are “girly” things while others can be for boys too. Little boys should not be discouraged from liking glittery, ‘fairy’ stuff any more than little girls should be discouraged from playing with building blocks or Tonka trucks. jussayin…

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Comment on 14 Fall Crafts for Kids to Make at Home or Preschool by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/14-fall-crafts-kids/#comment-8662 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:32:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16210#comment-8662 Thank you so much for these wonderful ideas! I have a very creative and imaginative 6 year old nephew who comes to my house a lot. He would LOVE making these! Thanks again!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by wanda http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8661 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:51:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8661 hola!!!! alguien sabe si para si funciona el experimento con el jabón blanco común para ropa? no conozco otro parecido en Argentina. Gracias.

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Comment on How to Wrap a Gift Card or Concert Tickets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-8660 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:55:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-8660 I would think they wouldn’t work then, Beth. Any can opener I’ve ever used, needs that ridge to grip in order for it to work.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8659 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:53:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8659 Well, there could be a few problems, Janita. As I mention in the post, the weather plays a big factor in the success of the bubble mixture. Hot, sunny, windy and dry conditions will quickly wick the moisture out of any bubbles you blow, resulting in the bubbles popping before the even get a chance. The other major factor is the type of dish soap. I’ve only heard of people having success with the Blue Dawn that I recommend in the article, or with “Fairy” liquid, which I understand is a brand available in other parts of the world. Other brands are too watery for this recipe. Do you have Fairy liquid available where you are?

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by janita kruger http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8658 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:22:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8658 We live in south africa. We made it today and didn’t work. What can be the problem. I used sunlight liquid SA to brand dish washing detergent.

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Comment on How to Wrap a Gift Card or Concert Tickets by beth http://happyhooligans.ca/cool-gift-wrapping-idea/#comment-8657 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 20:29:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1772#comment-8657 how do you open the cans that are rounded on bottom? they don’t seem to open with can opener?

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Comment on Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring by Tarnbop http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-art/#comment-8656 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:59:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=10004#comment-8656 I used this activity with my PMLD class- though we used whipped cream as I knew they would try and eat it (which was correct)! They absolutely loved the activity and we took it to the next level by making a print of the art that they produced with their foam! I am waiting for the weekend to be over to see if these dried nicely and if it smells due to the cream!!

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Comment on 14 Fall Crafts for Kids to Make at Home or Preschool by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/14-fall-crafts-kids/#comment-8655 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:48:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16210#comment-8655 Hi Laura! So glad you’re enjoying my blog! Gosh, your backpack question has me stumped. I’m coming up blank. It’s a tough one! Would you like me to ask my facebook followers for suggestions? They’re a creative bunch.

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Comment on Paint Print Ghosts by cotton-ball ghosties - happy hooligans - an easy halloween craft http://happyhooligans.ca/paint-print-ghosts/#comment-8654 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 12:21:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1414#comment-8654 […] Smoosh-Painted Pumpkin Art for Toddlers    paint print ghosts […]

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Comment on Adorable CD Owl Ornament by Mirevan http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-cd-owl-ornaments/#comment-8653 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:44:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16273#comment-8653 Excellent !!!!

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Comment on Adorable Owl Craft by Adorable CD Owl Ornament - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-8652 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:40:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-8652 […] Adorable Toilet Roll Owls […]

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Comment on 14 Fall Crafts for Kids to Make at Home or Preschool by Laura Foutz http://happyhooligans.ca/14-fall-crafts-kids/#comment-8651 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:25:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16210#comment-8651 Hey Hooligans!! I love your site!! I can’t wait to let my nephew make some of your creations-just too cute!
I do need to ask a favor! Do you have any ideas for a “backpack” project? Our theme in my bible classroom is backpacks-there are some small items to go inside-I would love any suggestions!! Thanks!!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8650 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:57:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8650 Trying these next week… My 3 year old will go crazy for big bubbles ! I love your blog and all your great ideas! :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Lyn http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8649 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:46:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8649 That is so funny. I just discovered your site and found the recipe for the cloud dough and you were trying to figure out how to color it. The whole time I was thinking tempera paint. Then I went to this page and scroll to the recipe and there it is. Glad it worked. I will be making this for my kids.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by chantelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-8648 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:53:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-8648 We have just done puffy paint, my daughter loved it, will be doing it more often.. great idea.

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Comment on Potato Heads and Playdough by Six Play Dough Recipes | Cheap Is The New Classy http://happyhooligans.ca/potato-head-play-dough/#comment-8647 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:17:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1253#comment-8647 […] Potato Heads and Playdough | Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/20-science-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/#comment-8646 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:02:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15353#comment-8646 You’re welcome, Lisa! Have fun with them!

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-8645 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:02:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-8645 Super! Good luck, Eva!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-8644 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:01:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-8644 Oh, how wonderful to be living on the water, Nicole! I’m so happy to know that our activities are reaching you where you are, and that you’re having fun with them!

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Comment on 14 Fall Crafts for Kids to Make at Home or Preschool by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/14-fall-crafts-kids/#comment-8643 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:01:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16210#comment-8643 I’m so pleased that you’re using my blog as a resource, Elena! Best wishes to you and your hooligans!

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-8642 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:00:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-8642 Great tips, Jackie! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-8641 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:00:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-8641 You’re so welcome, Alice! I just love hearing how you grandparents are getting crafty and messy and having fun with your grandkids!

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Comment on 14 Fall Crafts for Kids to Make at Home or Preschool by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/14-fall-crafts-kids/#comment-8640 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:59:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16210#comment-8640 It warms my heart to know that our activities are being enjoyed by the older crowd too, Suzi. How lovely to think that we’re bringing some happiness into their daily lives. Thank you!

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Comment on 14 Fall Crafts for Kids to Make at Home or Preschool by Suzi B http://happyhooligans.ca/14-fall-crafts-kids/#comment-8639 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:25:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16210#comment-8639 I am in an assisted living home in WA state and help the activities dept. Due to some of the ability levels, we find many of you ideas helpful for some of the older residents. They really enjoy them and feel quite accomplished.

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by Alice Cook http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-8638 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:10:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-8638 I’m a Grammy who is lucky enough to spend two days a week with a 2 and 4 year old. Thanks for the great Ideas. We have lots of fun with your activities.

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by Jackie http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-8637 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:53:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-8637 THanks. Cool idea. I also found the following for removing permanent markers (I couldn’t post the image, so will just re-type): Clothes – use hand sanitizer; Walls – use toothpaste or hairspray; Wood – use rubbing alcohol; Carpet – use white vinegar; Furniture – use milk; Whiteboard – use dry erase marker or pencil rubber; Ceramic or glass – use 1 part toothpaste with 1 part baking soda.

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Comment on Valentines – Scrape Painting with a Credit Card by Homemade Bookmarks - Tie Dyed with Sharpies and Rubbing Alcohol http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-credit-cards-a-valentines-craf/#comment-8636 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:05:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2495#comment-8636 […] Scrape Painting with Credit Cards […]

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Comment on 14 Fall Crafts for Kids to Make at Home or Preschool by Elena http://happyhooligans.ca/14-fall-crafts-kids/#comment-8635 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:26:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16210#comment-8635 I work as a teacher in Russian school,and your page has inspired me for more activities.. Your ideas will be very useful for my lessons. These projects are wondreful. Thanks a lot.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-8634 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:06:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-8634 I love your blog. We live on a sailboat currently in Malaysia with 2 girls 5 & almost 3 yrs . I am
Always looking for innovative, boat / space friendly activities. Between you and my retired- JK teacher mom, we are spoiled for choice. We made the rice last night and set it up this morning. Great success. The tea leaf infuser is a big hit and making shakers of course. We will continue to expand this activity thanks !

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Comment on Apple Stamping with Real Apples and Leaves by Fall Crafts for Kids to Make - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/apple-stamping/#comment-8633 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:19:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1020#comment-8633 […] apple prints with apples and real leaves from the […]

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Comment on Adorable Owl Craft by Fall Crafts for Kids to Make - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-8632 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:19:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-8632 […] Buttons and gems and fabric scraps were used to make these adorable toilet roll owls. […]

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by Eva http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-8631 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:56:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-8631 Thank you all for comments. I had a look (online) at B&Q and I got the impression that they use masking and painters tape for the same thing. May be an English thing? But I will try to buy one that says “painters tape” and see if that makes a difference. Meanwhile I will try the jeans trick…so neat! Thank you

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-8630 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-8630 Oh wow! Great idea, Jennifer! That’s definitely one way to make them less sticky! I’d have never thought of that. Thank you!

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by Jennifer Denning Carlson http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-8629 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:24:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-8629 Another trick that might help is take the pieces of tape and stick them to your jeans before you stick them to the paper. We do this & it works fine with watercolors.

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-8628 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:17:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-8628 Oh yes, it’s not masking tape that you want, Eva, it’s “painters tape”. It’s usually coloured (often green), and it’s not nearly as sticky as masking tape. You can get it in the paint section at the hardware store or Walmart.

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by Eva http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-8627 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:56:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-8627 Hi Jackie, I try lots of your ideas with my two little boys at home and they always work a treat. Thank you! But this tape resist art is giving us some trouble. When I peel the masking tape I always take a layer off the paper too, which frankly ruins the whole thing. I suppose it is ok for hanging it as a picture as you wouldn’t notice it much from distance but we were trying to make this as front page of a birthday card and as such the rips don’t look nice. I tried this on carton type paper and also some other nice paper and the result is the same. Have you ever encountered such problem? I may give it one more go and buy a different brand of masking tape.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by gazi haber http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-8626 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:56:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-8626 The glue and salt doesn't have to dry first, Phyllis. Go right ahead and add the watercolours after covering the glue with salt..

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Comment on 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/20-science-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/#comment-8625 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:21:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15353#comment-8625 Thanks so much for this-can’t wait to try some of these out with my little girl :)

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Kid’s Art Project: Cloud Dough | Sarah the Printmaker http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8624 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:46:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8624 […] smiling! Plus it smells good too… Worth the 15 min clean up in the end… Courtsey: http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/ Happy Labor […]

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-8622 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:33:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-8622 The glue and salt doesn’t have to dry first, Phyllis. Go right ahead and add the watercolours after covering the glue with salt.

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-8621 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:31:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-8621 Thanks, Vicky! I’m glad you’ll be making them! Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of two more grand-babies!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-8620 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:31:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-8620 Yes, Anna. The front and back are made from co-ordinating pieces of fabric. :)

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Anna parrott http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-8619 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:59:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-8619 Hi is it flannel both sides please

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Vicky Merrifield http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-8618 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:10:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-8618 I have made receiving blankets for all 6 of my grandchildren, 5 to 8 for each one, but all single sided-. When I first saw your tutorial I tucked the information away because I didn’t have any newbies to make them for but now I have two grandson coming (one in November and one in January) so the double-sided will be perfect! The photographs you posted are very eye-catching and your tutorial should help anyone new to sewing. Love following you!

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by URL http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-8617 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:55:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-8617 … [Trackback]

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Phyllis http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-8616 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:12:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-8616 I love this idea for name recognition. I have 20 children in my class. Any way to suggest how to do this activity easily with a large class? Do the Letters need to be dry in order them to absorb the watercolors?

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Cheryl http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8615 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:40:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8615 I had to redo the pattern , because of the jeans that I found… I wasn’t able to use the bottom of the leg for the bottom of the apron because of the narrowness of the jeans now… (different style than 2011) Anyway, I used the bottom of the leg hem for the top of the apron him… again , refashioned the pattern to get the seam down the center… the hip part of the leg was really wide enough for the bottom of the apron… I added extra so that I could recreate the doubled over hem. All in all it is good. I have two patterns so that I can adjust to the Jeans that I find.
I am doing them for my granddaughter’s preschool class… thanks for the idea… I love to recycle denim , so this is another great way…

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8614 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:20:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8614 I read on another site that light corn syrup can be used in place of glycerin. I’m trying it tonight!

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by nb http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-8613 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:39:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-8613 I love ginger so added some fresh grated ginger along with the powdered ginger, However as a powder it is mixed all in the dough so do not think fresh by its self will give the same flavor. I also used butter as it will always taste better.

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Comment on Apple Stamping with Real Apples and Leaves by Apple Crafts for Toddlers - Wonderful Tot School Activities http://happyhooligans.ca/apple-stamping/#comment-8612 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:02:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1020#comment-8612 […] Now how about using the apples in the craft and doing some apple stamping? […]

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Comment on Skeleton Handprint Craft by Katie Pinch http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-skeleton-craft/#comment-8611 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:15:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11702#comment-8611 Such a cute learning craft! We just did a learning about our body activity and my daughter keeps asking about her bones. This would be a great follow up activity. Thanks!

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Comment on Fall Colour Apple Stamping by Alison http://happyhooligans.ca/fall-colour-apple-stamping/#comment-8610 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:52:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11180#comment-8610 I really like how you limited the color palette. I’ve been wanting to limit color choices so the kids can better explore the qualities of one or two colors. This is perfect and really gives a great autumn feeling. Definitely going to try this one!

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Comment on Hand Print Apple Tree Craft with Tissue Paper and Buttons by apple stamping - happy hooligans - fall arts and crafts for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-pape-button-apple-trees/#comment-8609 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:25:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1122#comment-8609 […] the season for picking juicy, ripe apples off the tree, and I’m seeing lots of apple crafts happening out there these days, so we decided to do some apple stamping this morning.  It’s […]

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Comment on Homemade Wind Chimes – with Sticks Painted in Rainbow Colours by michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes/#comment-8608 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:47:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9159#comment-8608 Oh my gosh!! 2 of my Kindergarten Kiddos just collected sticks on the playground yesterday! They left them in a “safe hiding spot”, and after seeing this, I am going to have them bring them into the classroom this morning, and we are going to make these!! Thanks for sharing! =-)

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Comment on Mosaic Project for Preschoolers – with styrofoam meat trays by rayya.roukbi http://happyhooligans.ca/mosaic-project-kids-styrofoam-produce-trays/#comment-8607 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:59:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13576#comment-8607 It,s wonderful and you are creative and kids loving

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by sylvia http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8606 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:11:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8606 These are too cute. Can;t wait to make a few…

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Comment on Easy Butterfly Crafts for Kids- 3 Ways to Make Paper Towel Butterflies by Hajira http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-butterflies/#comment-8605 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:23:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8512#comment-8605 Love this idea -just in time for my turn for activaty,next week ..definately using this idea

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Comment on DIY Wind Chimes – a Recycled Craft for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-wind-chimes-recycled-craft/#comment-8604 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:03:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14529#comment-8604 Thank you for sharing, Cindy!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Andy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8603 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:37:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8603 Awesome bubble activity! My son would definitely love it.

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Comment on Hand Print Apple Tree Craft with Tissue Paper and Buttons by 30 Apple Crafts, Play Recipes, and Activities for Kids - Buggy and Buddy http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-pape-button-apple-trees/#comment-8602 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:38:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1122#comment-8602 […] Handprint Apple Tree Craft with Tissue Paper and Buttons from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on DIY Wind Chimes – a Recycled Craft for Kids by Cindy deRosier http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-wind-chimes-recycled-craft/#comment-8601 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:34:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14529#comment-8601 I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/whimsical-wind-chime/

Thanks for another great idea!

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Comment on Autumn Sensory Bin by fall sensory bin - happy hooligans - fall sensory play http://happyhooligans.ca/autumn-sensory-bin/#comment-8600 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:45:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1070#comment-8600 […] love creating an Autumn sensory bin for my daycare hooligans at this time of year.  .  There are so many wonderful colours and […]

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Comment on Fine Motor Activities for Babies and Toddlers by Rutchel http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activities/#comment-8599 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:21:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12950#comment-8599 I super love it! Now I’m looking forward to the weekend to do some of this with my 1 year old!

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Comment on Oatmeal Orange Raisin Muffins by 25 Fall Breakfast Recipes - Pint-sized Treasures http://happyhooligans.ca/orange-oatmeal-raisin-muffins/#comment-8598 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:36:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2942#comment-8598 […] oranges and raisins are best friends in this yummy muffin recipe from Happy […]

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Comment on Halloween Sensory Play by halloween sensory bin - happy hooligans - halloween sensory activity http://happyhooligans.ca/a-spooky-sensory-bin/#comment-8597 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:31:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1326#comment-8597 […]  This spooky-fun activity was very easy to put together, using items that I had tucked away from last year’s Halloween bin, as well as a few new odds and ends from the dollar […]

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-8596 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:02:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-8596 I just popped back over, and my photo has been removed. Unfortunately, the entire website looks to consist of stolen images.

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-8595 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:59:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-8595 Thanks so much for letting me know, and for looking out for me, Vickie! I’m not sure who that site belongs to – I can’t seem to find a human associated with it. I’ve left a msg underneath yours for now. Thank you again!

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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-8594 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:56:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-8594 I don’t know anything about coconut oil, Renee. Is it something you cook with regularly? Does it substitute well with most of your other recipes? Perhaps try googling a little?

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Comment on Easter Craft for Kids: Marbleized Egg Garland by painting spiders and cobwebs - happy hooligans - golf ball painting http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-egg-garland-painted-with-golf-balls/#comment-8593 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:50:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3112#comment-8593 […] Sparkly Easter Garlands painted with Golf Balls […]

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Renee http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-8592 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:36:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-8592 Can I substitute the olive oil for coconut oil (melted if room temp is below 77•F)?

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Comment on Fall napkin rings – painted with credit cards by sonia amorim http://happyhooligans.ca/fall-napkin-rings-painted-with-credit-cards/#comment-8591 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:45:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4431#comment-8591 GOSTEI MUITO DA CRIATIVIDADE PARTICIPATIVA COM AS CRIANÇAS.

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Vickie B. http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-8590 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:30:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-8590 So cute and a great activity to share with the kids. Thought you’d like to know that someone has a site out there that posts pictures of crafts from all over, with no credit or linkbacks to their respective owners. I found your site through the watermark on the reindeer picture. I’m going to post a note on tir site and will also report their site to Pinterest, which is how I found your site. Here’s the url if you’d like to pursue with further action: http://cute-pinterest.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-diy-projects.html?m=0

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Kate http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-8589 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:34:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-8589 I’ve seen this done using a pipe cleaner instead of a ribbon as the thread and it worked great, too.

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Comment on Homemade Paper Dolls by Katherine Robb http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paper-dolls/#comment-8588 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:45:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11926#comment-8588 I also posted to my fb. I can’t wait to make some of these with my granddaughter.

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta the Easy Way! by Aletta http://happyhooligans.ca/dye-pasta-easy-way/#comment-8587 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:34:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14387#comment-8587 many thanks for the quick reply (by the way, I couldn’t make the reply work, so here a new entry… :(). I meant whether the colour would come *after* the pasta/rice is colored, while playing that is. I got myself a tint, we’ll be trying it this weekend! Thanks again.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-8586 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:48:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-8586 It’s not a very time-consuming activity, Shawna. It can definitely be done in las than 55 minutes. You don’t mention the age of your students – that does make a difference. When I make them myself, it doesn’t take more than a few minutes to decorate and drip. The drying time takes a while, and then once the ink is dry, you spray it with varnish, and that takes a while too. In a hot, sunny spot, they dry quite quickly though. When I’m working with toddlers, of course, the process takes longer, but I do think you could still have it done in the amount of time you’re talking about.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Shawna http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-8585 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:34:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-8585 How long does this project take from start to finish? I have a 55 minute art class and would love to do this! Thanks so much!

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Comment on Pumpkin Chip Cookies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-8584 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:41:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-8584 I have no idea, Lori. I’ve never tried. Do you regularly sub with w.w. flour? How does it work for other cookie recipes? I’m not sure how you’d really know without just going for it, and seeing how it turned out. Good luck!

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Comment on 6 Ways to Make Homemade Stamps for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-stampers/#comment-8583 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:39:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7973#comment-8583 I’m enjoying a glass as we speak, Stacey.:)

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Comment on 6 Ways to Make Homemade Stamps for Kids by Stacey http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-stampers/#comment-8582 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:15:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7973#comment-8582 Genius! Seriously genius! And since the corks are a part of this project I might have to open a bottle of wine!

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Comment on Pumpkin Chip Cookies by Lori http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-8581 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:40:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-8581 Would this be able to be adjusted to use whole wheat flour?

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Marilyn http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-8580 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:52:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-8580 Another idea: You could draw a big empty face and have the kids fill in the features to show different emotions. Great way to talk about feelings and empathy.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Marilyn http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-8579 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:50:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-8579 I got some erasable crayons at Lakeshore Learning (you can probably get them online, too) that might also flil the bill. They are more difficult to erase, but the kids can get a little workout that way! : )

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by cathou http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-8578 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:47:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-8578 super ton arc-en- ciel boisson je vais le faire aux petites filles

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Comment on Ocean Sensory Bin by Awesome Dinosaur Activity Bin for Kids - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-sensory-bin/#comment-8577 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:48:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3470#comment-8577 […] they’ve been, we’ve been doing lots of cool water activities here this week.    Our Ocean bin was a huge hit  yesterday.  The morning, I drained it, and re-arranged things for today’s […]

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Comment on 25 Water Play Ideas for the Backyard by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-water-play-ideas-backyard/#comment-8576 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:13:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16074#comment-8576 Thank you for your kind words, Lianti. I’m so glad you’re enjoying our activities! I don’t often have parents who are opposed to water and mess. I’m fortunate that most of them realize the value and importance of play, and that getting messy or wet is a sign that their child has had a good time. I would kindly explain to the parents that you have, that play is the most important form of learning for a child, and in order to learn to his or her fullest, a child must be able to experiment freely without the worry or fear that his or her parents will be upset about the mess. Encourage your parents to send their child in clothes that are meant for play. Often, the parents fear of a child ruining a good shirt or dress is the reason they don’t want their child getting messy. I flat out tell my parents that we WILL get messy, that’s just how we roll here, and if need be, they can pick up some second hand clothing that looks nice, but they haven’t cost much, so a little paint or ink or mud won’t be a big deal. You can also suggest that they send a large tee-shirt or smock that the child can put on over their clothing when you’re doing messy activities. Aprons work well too. Most importantly though, emphasize that that the learning and fun that their child will experience will create memories that last a life-time – much longer than any article of clothing that their child is wearing. :)

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Comment on 25 Water Play Ideas for the Backyard by Lianti Singh http://happyhooligans.ca/25-water-play-ideas-backyard/#comment-8575 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:54:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16074#comment-8575 I am so excited and fascinated! I have a Pre school, Bright Ideas, in Trinidad, West Indies.I do a lot of fun activities, but am so intrigued by your great ideas. I have one concern, some parents do not like the kids to get wet, or play in sand. Any suggestions? I just love the creativity you demonstrate. Keep it up.

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by 25 Water Play Ideas for the Backyard - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-8574 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:28:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-8574 […] the price of a camping tarp, you can make an awesome backyard water slide!  Keep the kids cool and having fun all day […]

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Comment on Garden Soup – Fine Motor Water Play Activity by 25 Water Play Ideas for the Backyard - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-8573 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:27:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-8573 […] Garden Soup – a great way to strengthen fine motor skills while exploring flowers, leaves and grasses. […]

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Kristy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-8572 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:02:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-8572 Best buns I have ever ever made!!!!! So light fluffy and yummy!!!!!!! Cant wait to try the cinnamon recipes!!!

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Comment on 6 Fall Tree Crafts for Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fall-tree-crafts-preschoolers/#comment-8571 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:45:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16041#comment-8571 Thank you, Mirevan!

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta the Easy Way! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/dye-pasta-easy-way/#comment-8570 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:44:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14387#comment-8570 If you get the concentrated food colouring, straight out of the bottle or jar on your hands, they’ll stain, but by the end of the day (after a few hand-washes and doing dishes) mine are always clean. If you’re using liquid watercolours, there shouldn’t be any staining – they’re child friendly paints.

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta the Easy Way! by Aletta http://happyhooligans.ca/dye-pasta-easy-way/#comment-8569 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:15:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14387#comment-8569 Hi, nice stuff! I was just wondering if the colour comes off on the hands. I am not used to food colours, so I don’t know how they behave really. Thanks.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Nic http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-8568 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:38:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-8568 Great ideas

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by paint chip apple tree - happy hooligans - twig and paint chip collage http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8567 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:38:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8567 […] Fall Popcorn Trees […]

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Comment on 6 Fall Tree Crafts for Preschoolers by Mirevan http://happyhooligans.ca/fall-tree-crafts-preschoolers/#comment-8566 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:14:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16041#comment-8566 Very very good ideas : I’m sure teachers will appreciate to get some new crafts to do with their children !!!! I like particularly the one with bark, the teacher can take the opportunity for a chat about trees…fall etc Congrats Mirevan from France

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by 6 Fall Tree Crafts for Preschoolers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-8565 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:48:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-8565 […] Don’t throw out that left-over popcorn!  Colour it (the kids will love this process), and make these vibrant popcorn trees! […]

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Comment on Hand Print Apple Tree Craft with Tissue Paper and Buttons by 6 Fall Tree Crafts for Preschoolers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-pape-button-apple-trees/#comment-8564 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:46:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1122#comment-8564 […] Textured wallpaper samples, tissue paper and buttons add a sensory element to these adorable handprint apple trees! […]

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Comment on Hand Print Apple Tree Craft with Tissue Paper and Buttons by paint chip apple tree - happy hooligans - twig and paint chip collage http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-pape-button-apple-trees/#comment-8563 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:40:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1122#comment-8563 […] Button Apple Trees […]

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Rebecca http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-8562 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:41:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-8562 I did this but kept the insert whole. Whe I was done.soaking.I dripped water slowly through one end while holding it my jar. I tell you those inserts were white. I got every last bit of color and my paint is very vivid! Thank you for sharing your method!

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Comment on 2-Ingredient GOOP Recipe by Shi'Lynn Lee http://happyhooligans.ca/2-ingredient-goop-recipe/#comment-8561 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:07:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15474#comment-8561 Cool

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by LisaD http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-8560 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:11:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-8560 I have fresh ginger, do you think I could sub that in this recipe for the (powdered) ground ginger? I have that too, but thought I’d try fresh. Any thoughts?

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Comment on 40+ Ways to Help Kids Overcome Night Time Anxiety by Sonni Cranford http://happyhooligans.ca/stop-kids-afraid-bedtime-monsters/#comment-8559 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:33:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15929#comment-8559 I yelled for the 13 year old big bro of my 3 year old…telling him to grab his baseball bat….I grabbed her pulling her out of the way, but staying where we could sort of see…..I told him there’s wo woes (her friend’s name for monsters which she adopted) He jumped into the drama, hitting the bed, floor, and wall with the bat…He yelled “don’t you ever bother my sister again”…He walked out of the room, looked at her and me and said…”they’re gone, they won’t be back” Now pretend monsters (I thought she might be faking) or “real”…they never did come back.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 3 Ingredient Puffy Paint Recipe for Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-8558 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:42:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-8558 […] To get the instructions click here  […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by Eileen King http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-8557 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:08:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-8557 I live in South Africa so our Decembers are very hot, but I am so excited and am going to try them. Thanks.

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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie by White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Cookies - Easy and Amazing! http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-8556 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:51:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-8556 […] Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie “Pizza” […]

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by MaryAnn http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-8555 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:53:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-8555 Make rainbow fish with colorful scales! Add some aluminum foil for the shiny scales. They can be hung from nylon fishing line.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8554 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:26:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8554 I’ve never added any myself, Phaedra, so I’m not really sure. I think I’d be more likely to add a few drops to the jug though, rather than the big bucket.

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Comment on Painting Fall Colours with Golf Balls by Mahala http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-fall-colours-with-golf-balls/#comment-8553 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:14:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1087#comment-8553 we’ll be giving this a go – briliiant pieces of artwork! Now I know what to do with all my delivery boxes ;-)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Phaedra Pippin http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8552 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:25:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8552 How much essential oils would you add to the recipe? Or would it be better to add to the “jug” amount? Thanks!

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Comment on melted crayon art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/valentines-art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8551 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:36:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6786#comment-8551 Gillian, I’ve emailed you to let you know about Pinterest. It’s a terrific way to store ideas that you find on the internet. No printing, copying or pasting required. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by chris http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8550 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:55:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8550 Thanks for sharing and I’m going to use it but I really think you should be putting a health warning up re: Borax usage. It’s not readily absorbed through the skin but it IS readily absorbed over a mucous membrane eg nasal passageways and lungs. Borax is a known teratogenic ie: causes birth defects. Know8ng this I would be taking precautions when pouring it out, especially if pregnant.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Homemade Puffy Paint - Lil Moo Creations http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-8549 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:43:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-8549 […] Homemade Puffy Paint (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); […]

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Comment on melted crayon art by Gillian http://happyhooligans.ca/valentines-art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8548 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:55:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6786#comment-8548 I am looking to print off your projects do you give an option for that or is it just copy and pasting – I have an after school care and the kids would love all these fabulous projects 😀

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-8545 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:20:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-8545 I’m not really sure what to suggest, Tara. Any time we’ve done it the salt just absorbs the watercolours. Maybe the children are squeezing to much liquid for the salt to absorb? Just try a drop or two at a time?

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8544 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:18:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8544 The butter itself repels the water, Brandie. The liquid rinses away, and you’re left with your “clean” blob of butter.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Butter by Brandie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-8543 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:05:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-8543 How do you ‘rinse’ the butter without ruining it?

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Comment on Fall Colour Apple Stamping by Olga http://happyhooligans.ca/fall-colour-apple-stamping/#comment-8542 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:00:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11180#comment-8542 Great idea with forks as holders!
Here is the link for our apple stamps: http://stranamasterov.ru/node/658328

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Emma http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8541 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:38:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8541 Thank you from Spain! Brilliant recipe, we´ve had an afternoon of great fun with it. Wands are super easy and effective too – a bit of technique needed opening and closing the bubbles, which meant I had to do most of it, but we all enjoyed ourselves immensely!

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Robbie http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8540 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:02:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8540 I’ve been wanting some aprons for my Sunday School class to protect their clothes when we do a messy craft. This is perfect! Thank you for sharing.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Upcycling http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8539 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:42:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8539 […] We've been using these for years here in my daycare, and I LOVE them! GET THE STEP-BY STEP HERE: http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/ Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than […]

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Comment on 40+ Ways to Help Kids Overcome Night Time Anxiety by Amy Lee http://happyhooligans.ca/stop-kids-afraid-bedtime-monsters/#comment-8538 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:34:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15929#comment-8538 I love how you structured this post and how these are tried and true tricks that others have used! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Wendy http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-8537 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 03:02:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-8537 Reminds me of Kandinsky’s circles. Would be cool to use them to make a Kandinsky style piece!

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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie by KB http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-8536 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:30:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-8536 Hi! Looks great! Could you please let me know what size pizza pan you used for this amount of dough. Thanks so much!

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Tara http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-8535 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:12:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-8535 My nursery children loved this but the watercolour kept rolling off and made an almighty mess..how do you get it so it just goes on the salt and absorbs in like the pic?

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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie by Lana St.Louis http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-8534 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:43:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-8534 that’s exciting! my daughter’s 5th birthday just passed and she wanted chocolate chip cookies. for her upcoming party with friends she wanted more cookies and i was not looking forward to doing multiple batches! this is the perfect solution!

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Comment on DIY Light Box Play Ideas with Common Household Items by homemade light box - happy hooligans - DIY light box or light table http://happyhooligans.ca/colour-and-light/#comment-8533 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:53:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=993#comment-8533 […] done it!  I’ve come up with an easy, inexpensive homemade Light Box and I’m so excited to share it with […]

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Kids Water Fun with Tubes - Teaching 2 and 3 year olds http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-8532 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:30:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-8532 […] post contains affiliate links. I adore water walls, such as this one from Happy Hooligans. One day I hope to have someone build me a wooden stand like hers. But in the […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Rhonda Emerson http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8529 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:32:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8529 Would you consider selling me one? They are the cutest aprons I have seen! My email is montana676@hotmail.com. Rhonda Emerson

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by emma http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8528 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:55:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8528 Just made this for my 3 yr old inside and now it’s stopped raining he is in the garden loving it. And the 11 yr olds are joining in too!!
It hoovers up great so no mess.
Now I can make this at work in the nursery tomorrow we love sensory play.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING X

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-8527 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:41:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-8527 Great collection of outdoor activities, Jackie! I especially like the mobile mud pit and the tightrope – I think those may need added to our backyard soon:o) Sharing on FB and pinning!

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Comment on Homemade Name Puzzle – Learning to Spell our Names by My Homepage http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-homemade-name-puzzle/#comment-8526 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:20:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1116#comment-8526 … [Trackback]

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Coni Q http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8525 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:32:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8525 Ok, I am 57 years old and I love this. My son is 32 and have no grandbabies yet so this is for ME.
I am decorating my home in the beachy coastal style and this would be a great way to bring the ocean into my home since there is no ocean near where I live in “Missouri”. I will put it in a large pretty bottle and sit it near my sea shells and let people shake it up and admire it when they come to visit. Thanks!

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Angie http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-8524 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:16:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-8524 You can also freeze the leftovers and pop them back in their coordinating color jar :-)

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Bridgette http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8523 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:42:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8523 terrific Idea. i’m gonna make three for my children. :-) I made a denim purse out of a pair of jeans. turned out great.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-8522 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:36:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-8522 We’ve made them a few times now, and haven’t had that happen. Were you using 99% isopropyl? There’s a weaker one which I don’t believe will work as well. Or, is it possible that you used to much? That will dilute the colours and they’ll kind of puddle and run away. One tiny drop at a time, or even just tapping the plastic with the wet end of the dropper worked for us.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Mel Bruzzano http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8521 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 03:37:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8521 Thanks for your reply

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-8520 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:09:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-8520 We tried this but it didn’t really work for us? The colors ran but You could still see the sharpie pen lines clearly. Not sure why? Certainly not as pretty as yours! Just looks a bit of a mess! :)

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Comment on The Fastest, Easiest, Cheapest way to Add Running Water to your Backyard Play Space by Viviana http://happyhooligans.ca/running-water-backyard-play-space/#comment-8519 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:23:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15686#comment-8519 I have always used well washed laundry bottles full of water in stock for emergencies. But never thought of useing them as a water play resource! This coud be a good combo with water table :)

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-8518 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:04:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-8518 I made a “Barbie beach” once for my girls, I took a cardboard refrigerator lid box, a Rubbermaid cake lid, added blue water, sand shells, plastic plants for alms, and then Barbie’s! I can’t tell you what a. Great time we had, it was great!

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by 15 Nature-related Gifts for Santa | Mother Natured http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-8517 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:11:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-8517 […] This is one of my favourite Christmas nature ornaments and I think Santa would be very pleased if he received this as a gift. Star Twig Ornament (source) […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by 13 Back to School DIY's - Satisfaction Through Christ http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8516 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:00:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8516 […] Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough from Happy Hooligans – I am excited to try this one also!  My three and five year old will love this for some fun sensory play! […]

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Comment on 40+ Ways to Help Kids Overcome Night Time Anxiety by Birute Efe http://happyhooligans.ca/stop-kids-afraid-bedtime-monsters/#comment-8515 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:30:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15929#comment-8515 what a great post, Jackie! Really! So much awesome info to fight those bedtime monsters.

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Wet Wednesday: Toddler Water Activities from Other Blogs - We Became Three http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-8514 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:10:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-8514 […] will find tons of examples of water walls for kids, the possibilities are literally endless, but here is one example from Happy […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Cloud Dough – with just 2 ingredients | 101thingstodowithkids http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8513 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:47:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8513 […] are simply flour, and oil – a recipe we picked up from Happy Hooligans’ post 2 ingredient cloud dough If you still have a little one that puts everything in their mouth, you can use vegetable oil or if […]

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-8512 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:36:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-8512 Oh good! I’m so glad it was perfect for you, Ashlee!

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by Ashlee http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-8511 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:44:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-8511 Seriously such a timely and excellent post for me! Thank you! Thank you! Genius, really!!!

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Comment on Tin Can Stilts – Classic Childhood Activity by Patricia Suter http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-can-stilts-classic-childhood/#comment-8510 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:50:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15268#comment-8510 Enjoyed the stilts 67 years ago my childhood favorite

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Comment on Tin Can Stilts – Classic Childhood Activity by Daphne Morkel http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-can-stilts-classic-childhood/#comment-8509 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:15:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15268#comment-8509 Hi there. My 8 Year old autistic daughter is visiting today and was rather board. Thinking of my childhood activities I googled tin stilts to recall how to make them. She his loving it. Btw I placed the plastic lid on so the stomping is not to loud when indoors. Thank you.

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8508 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:42:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8508 No, the loose end is secured to the base of the tree, and if they manage to get the bucket all the way up to the branch, the branch acts as a stopper – the bucket can’t go up and over the branch, so they just have to lower it back down. Essentially, it can’t come off the branch if you get what I mean, Emma.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8507 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:48:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8507 Thank you! Congrats again on being featured :)

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by Emma http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8506 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:16:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8506 But don’t they pull it of the branch constantly?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8505 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:50:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8505 Sure, Kelly! I’m glad you like it! A photo with a link to my site for the actual recipe/details would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Kelly L http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8504 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:17:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8504 This is such a great idea! I am a contributor author on Satisfaction Through Christ and we are doing a back to school round up this week and we would like to feature this post on there! Please let me know if this is ok and if we could use the photo image in the post. Congratulations on being featured! The article will post this Thursday :)

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Comment on Sandbox Ideas – Toy Suggestions, Play Ideas and Storage Solutions by flor http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-sandbox/#comment-8503 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:44:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9365#comment-8503 Love your posts Jackie!

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-8502 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:22:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-8502 You could try, Carol. They’re quite different in texture and composition though so I’m not sure how it will turn out, but if the kids are just up for some messy, colourful fun, I say go for it. Flour might also be something to consider.

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Carol K http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-8501 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:57:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-8501 I am out of cornstarch. Think I could use cornmeal instead?

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-8498 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:06:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-8498 Thanks for the tip! That’s news to me!

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Comment on Sharpie Art with Photo Paper by larsonl25 http://happyhooligans.ca/sharpie-art-photo-paper/#comment-8497 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:15:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14614#comment-8497 Dabbing rubbing alcohol on cotton clothing will remove Sharpie and then you just launder as usual – found it from this website – http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Permanent-Marker – I needed to figure out after getting a nice blue streak on my shirt from someone not capping a Sharpie while at work…..BTW LOVE this idea! I now have another reason to use my stash of Sharpies for lovely art!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Sensory Play Ideas - Essex Baby http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8496 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:28:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8496 […] Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Mosaic Project for Preschoolers – with styrofoam meat trays by Meri Cherry http://happyhooligans.ca/mosaic-project-kids-styrofoam-produce-trays/#comment-8495 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 03:24:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13576#comment-8495 I love this idea. This is the kind of activity that would keep ME busy for hours. Forget about the kids : )

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8494 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 02:14:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8494 You could give one a try and see how it turns out, April.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8493 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 02:13:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8493 Thanks for the suggestion, Ginny. I tried kool-aid, but it didn’t really work. It was too pale to be noticeable for some reason. Maybe because it’s water soluble, and wouldn’t mix properly with the oil? I agree though Kool-aid is wonderful for play dough!

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by 24 Best Fall Art Projects For Kids, Ever! - Tiny Rotten Peanuts http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-8492 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:58:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-8492 […] 1. Fabulous Fall collages from Happy Hooligans  2. Autumn Leaf Yarn and Nail Art from Crafting Connections 3. Mini pumpkin printing from What Do We Do All Day 4. Bubble wrap and fingerprint Autumn trees from Red Ted Art […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Ginny http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8491 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:32:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8491 I’m not sure if this would work for coloring the cloud dough but when we make homemade play dough we add dry kook aide package to add color might work on cloud dough

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8490 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 03:13:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8490 It’s tied around the tree so no-one can walk off with it.

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Still Playing School http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8489 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:22:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8489 Thanks for the tip for washing the grater! We love to use our embossing tool to melt the crayons (it’s more direct than the hair dryer).

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by April http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8488 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:17:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8488 Can you make this in a smaller bottle?
I’d love to do this as a take home craft for my son’s birthday party, but I don’t know that I want to go in search of 14 2 liter bottles. Thanks!

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Comment on Bucket and Rope Contraption for Backyard Play by glug http://happyhooligans.ca/a-bucket-and-a-rope/#comment-8487 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:57:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9799#comment-8487 What do you do with the loose end of the rope? Is it tethered in some way? I can imagine my son walking off with the bucket and me forever being asked to rehang the rope over the branch….

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Comment on Play Logs for a Backyard Play Space by Adele Wilkes http://happyhooligans.ca/play-logs/#comment-8486 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:11:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9022#comment-8486 If I can get hold of some logs I will definately do this. Have you any ideas for car tyres please.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Repurposing Old Jeans: 40+ Ideas and Tutorials - Sara @ Made by Sara - Guest Post - Serger Pepper http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8485 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:01:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8485 […] Kids aprons […]

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Comment on Play Logs for a Backyard Play Space by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/play-logs/#comment-8484 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 03:20:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9022#comment-8484 Haha! That’s great. THanks for the laugh, Luey!

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-8483 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 03:19:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-8483 I imagine they’d wash well, Sharon, and fleece would likely work too because it wouldn’t fray, but the squares would be floppier/not as stiff as felt.

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by misty http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-8482 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:12:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-8482 I think thats what happen to mine! right off! boo boo! Wish I had read this before I shook it like a crazy person! :( now I have to go to the store and buy more oil

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-8481 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:45:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-8481 This is a great idea! Can’t wait to add it to the Early Childhood rooms at church and for my grandson. Wondering if you can wash these and if anyone has tried it with fleece material?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! – My Child My Jannah http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8480 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:38:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8480 […] Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes!. […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Homemade laundry detergent | alittlebitofbekka http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-8479 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:44:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-8479 […] Finally I stumbled across the idea of homemade laundry detergent.  Since I was almost out of detergent, I decided to give it a try.  I made mine a couple of months ago and I must admit that though I was skeptical– so far, so good.  My husband is a mechanic and he washes his uniforms in the detergent and he has not had any problems.  Here’s my recipe (as adapted from http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/) […]

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Comment on Play Logs for a Backyard Play Space by Luey http://happyhooligans.ca/play-logs/#comment-8478 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:46:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9022#comment-8478 What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs, rolls over your neighbor’s dog?
It fits on your back, it’s great for a snack, it’s LOG LOG LOG!
LOG LOG everyone loves a LOG!
LOG LOG come on and get your LOG!
LOG LOG it’s better than bad, it’s GOOD!
(Lyrics sung to the slinky theme song. From Ren & Stimpy!)
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Comment on Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade in 3 Easy Steps by Kate Williams http://happyhooligans.ca/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-3-easy-steps/#comment-8477 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:40:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15860#comment-8477 Brilliant idea, my son would love this! Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-8476 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:07:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-8476 We have a good-sized yard, Sharon, but remember it’s my family’s home, so this stuff isn’t scattered all around the yard all the time. There are a few things like the tightrope, clothesline, bucket and tire swing that are permanently set up in the back corner of my yard. Everything else, like the wheelbarrow, whiteboard, tarp, water wall, balance beam etc. are brought out during play time, and tucked away at the end of the day. We don’t have all of it set up all of the time. Maybe the white board comes out once a week. Same with the water wall. Smaller items like the water jug and storage containers/water tables are kept in the shed, and brought on days when we’ll use them. The coffee table sits on my deck when it’s not in use.

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by Theres Just One Mommy http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-8475 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:25:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-8475 We love our water wall and tree stumps! So many fun ideas!

Pinned and sending my sister this way to check out ideas for her little daycare group this year! So fun!

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-8474 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:19:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-8474 How big is your backyard? I’m trying to figure how in the world I can fit even two of these.

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by Jean Alam http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-8473 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:02:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-8473 I love your running water idea. I actually did this for my daughter but used an empty bulk sized laundry detergent.

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Comment on Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade in 3 Easy Steps by May http://happyhooligans.ca/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-3-easy-steps/#comment-8472 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:58:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15860#comment-8472 If you poke a couple holes in each lemon and stick in the microwave for 35-45 seconds then cup your hand over the lemon and roll on the counter you get more juice out of them.

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-8471 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:29:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-8471 I love the water and sand wall, I am going to make it for my son this this summer :) thanks for the post, some great ideas!

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by 18 Free, Cool Things to Add to Your Backyard Play Space http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-8470 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:58:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-8470 […] a mud-pit without sacrificing your lawn?  Click here to check out our mobile mud-pit!  Easy set up, easy clean up, and you can tuck it away at the end of the […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Kerry http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8469 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:23:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8469 Hi there, great recipe, I made my 1st batch yesterday and tried it out today, my batch did not turn into a gel like some, but has a watery white blob consistency, i’m not fussed as you have said it does not matter, i made 6 pints instead of 5 gallons due to lack of space, it works a treat, i also added essential oils of Lavender and Bergamot and use the white vinegar rinse, my washing came out clean and smells clean and not chemically fragranced as before.

For those in the UK as i am, you can buy Dri-Pak Soda Crystals for around 75p – £1, Tesco’s sell them, Borax is no longer available in the UK but Dri-Pak Borax Substitute is available from most hardware stores for around £1.75 and so far i have used Doctor Bronner’s soap bar available from most health shops, i also used the Dri-Pak Laundry Boost 1/2 scoop with my whites which is around £1.75.

Thanks again for the great recipe, next is to have a go at making some make-up :D!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Crystal Reed http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8468 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:56:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8468 For those who are scent-sitive, baby oil is just scented mineral oil. Just pick up some mineral oil instead of baby oil if you want your cloud dough to be scent-free. :-)

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Comment on Halloween Matching Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Halloween Math, Party Activities for Kids Toddlers, Preschoolers & Adults http://happyhooligans.ca/halloween-match-up/#comment-8466 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:45:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1475#comment-8466 […] Halloween Match Up -This easy halloween matchup is too fun! […]

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-8465 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:02:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-8465 It won’t affect it at all. It will be exactly the same! Go for it!

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Comment on Cloud Dough (No Baby Oil Recipe) by michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/toddler-friendly-cloud-dough-baby-oil/#comment-8464 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:48:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15213#comment-8464 Can I skip the tempera paint powder? Will it affect the texture??

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Comment on Ivory Soap Explosion – a microwave experiment that’ll knock your socks off! by Sue http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-explosion/#comment-8463 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:54:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4672#comment-8463 Awesome ideas- thank you !!!!!

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Comment on Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade in 3 Easy Steps by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-3-easy-steps/#comment-8462 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:45:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15860#comment-8462 What a great way to serve dessert, Sue!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8461 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:45:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8461 I would give it a try with a newer bar of soap, Jenn. I wouldn’t let it sit out to harden or dry out. I’m thinking the moisture in there would be a good thing.

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Comment on Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade in 3 Easy Steps by Sue Creasy http://happyhooligans.ca/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-3-easy-steps/#comment-8460 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:46:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15860#comment-8460 I filled the empty lemon cups with shop brought lemon sorbet and kept them in the freezer until a dessert was required…. Just right for a dinner party….!!

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Kristin Moore http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-8459 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:38:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-8459 I accidently messed up and put baking POWDER instead of baking SODA. I kept adding vinegar until it became a correct consistency. Dried in a few hours. At first it worked great then it turned to sludge lol. Next time I’ll make it correctly and see how it goes. But all in all it was great and I can’t wait to try it again. Oh, and when the kids heavily coated the paper in the paint is when it dried all chalky and flaky.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Jenn http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8458 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:21:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8458 my soap didn’t expand that much so wonder if it made a difference if you let the bar sit out to harden or if maybe the soap was too old? I did use ivory soap.

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Comment on Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade in 3 Easy Steps by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-3-easy-steps/#comment-8457 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:15:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15860#comment-8457 Wonderful suggestions, Diane! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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Comment on Coffee Can CD Wind Chime by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-can-cd-wind-chime/#comment-8456 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:15:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15107#comment-8456 Great ideas, Lynn! I love the idea of creating themes!

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Comment on Coffee Can CD Wind Chime by Lynn Kidstler http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-can-cd-wind-chime/#comment-8455 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:47:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15107#comment-8455 The nicest thing about hanging CD’s around your yard is that they flash and keep all the deer, rabbits etc. Why you could hang a ‘theme’ from each tree….fish like an aquarium under one… birds under another. When they are hanging from the outer edge of your yard the animals don’t get close enough to yard garden to care! Hange a few in weird spots…near blueberries etc. By the way, I really enjoy your website. Thanks.

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Sensory Tubs from A to Z http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-8454 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:57:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-8454 […] Dinosaur Activity Bin from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Inspiration | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8453 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:43:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8453 […] 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – happy hooligans – flour and baby oil. I’m a sucker for a good, homemade sensory play recipe, and this flour and baby oil Cloud dough is something I’ve been waiting all winter to make! […]

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Comment on Sensory Play on a Mirror by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/sensory-play-mirror/#comment-8452 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:44:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11152#comment-8452 We have been using a tuff spot and child friendly mirror this term but have not taken it outside. Wow! I am going to try this when we are back.

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Comment on Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade in 3 Easy Steps by diane http://happyhooligans.ca/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-3-easy-steps/#comment-8451 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:24:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15860#comment-8451 Sounds good, you can also add the juice of a squeezed orange to make it a little tastier and a wonderful rich golden yellow color for more fun. Also if the lemons are not great, a pinch of salt helps add pzazz to the drink. We actually just throw our sugar in at the end, and it dissolves fine, there just has to be enough liquid for the sugar to dissolve in before it reaches saturation point. If you like it really sweet the syrup would work better for it all to be dissolved. My 3 year old loves to make lemonade :)

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8450 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 02:21:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8450 Yay! Aren’t they amazing? So glad your family had fun with them!

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Comment on Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade in 3 Easy Steps by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-3-easy-steps/#comment-8449 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 02:21:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15860#comment-8449 I think it’s because you want the sugar to be fully dissolved, which you achieve by heating it in the water.

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Comment on Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade in 3 Easy Steps by diane http://happyhooligans.ca/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-3-easy-steps/#comment-8448 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 02:13:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15860#comment-8448 why would you just not use sugar, instead of a syrup? Is there a difference in taste?

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Fardusa http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8447 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 02:06:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8447 Thank you so much for sharing this! Made the bubble solution today and my whole family had a blast. :)

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8446 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 01:09:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8446 Good luck with them, Paula! Have fun!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Paula Kennedy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8445 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:53:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8445 I have made bubble solution for years. I am going to try the giant bubbles this weekend with my four year old granddaughter. I got my glycerin at the grocery store in the pharmacy section. I live in South Georgia and we make bubbles all the time. I am anxious to see if the giant bubble mixture works.

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Comment on Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade in 3 Easy Steps by Michelle McKinley http://happyhooligans.ca/fresh-squeezed-lemonade-3-easy-steps/#comment-8444 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 23:16:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15860#comment-8444 Looks yummy!

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by Wayne Landerholm http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-8443 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:14:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-8443 Using small real fossils is fun, especially for the older ones. Fake T. rex teeth, sharks’ teeth, bags of petrified wood are available on eBay for reasonable prices. We re-use these items each year and add a few new ones. We have used sand and plastic peanuts to hide the fossils but I like your idea of ice and the extra dimensions that adds. Great fun!

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Comment on 25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers by Cynthia Le Bourlegat http://happyhooligans.ca/25-easy-art-techniques-preschoolers/#comment-8442 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:38:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15814#comment-8442 Hi Jackie, I love you blog! I’ll be glad if you wish know my brazilian blog of kids activities and crafts http://www.falamae.com.

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Comment on Candy Cane Ornaments Painted with Golf Balls by painting spiders and cobwebs - happy hooligans - golf ball painting http://happyhooligans.ca/candy-cane-ornament/#comment-8441 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:05:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1942#comment-8441 […] Golf Ball Candy Canes […]

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Comment on Tissue Paper Fall Wreath by Michelle Morehart http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-fall-wreath/#comment-8440 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:42:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4071#comment-8440 In the fall I do a thankful wreath with whatever kids in whatever classroom I am subbing in at the time. Usually it is for the teacher, but it goes over so well. I pass out precut leaves and let them write their thankful message on them. We sort them and makes wreathes if there are enough.

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Comment on Kid’s Birthday Party Activity by Michelle (Shell) Morehart http://happyhooligans.ca/birthday-party-activity/#comment-8439 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:38:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11597#comment-8439 Going to try this for my little artist’s birthday! Thanks for the genius idea. I think it would be fun to hang it outside on the tree or place in the front yard.

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Comment on 8 Simple Outdoor Activities for Toddlers by Summer Fun Without Over-Spending | Healthy Family Simple Budget http://happyhooligans.ca/outdoor-activites/#comment-8438 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 04:15:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=335#comment-8438 […] Pack up some outdoor toys and head to a local park – My husband recently got the kids a set of golf clubs for under $10 and I found Crayola 24 pack Washable Sidewalk Chalk for $1.99 at Shoppers Drugmart. Along with shovels and pails, we’ve already enjoyed these items at a marine park, water park, and outside our own home. Happy Hooligans had some great inspiration here. […]

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Comment on 8 Simple Outdoor Activities for Toddlers by Mark http://happyhooligans.ca/outdoor-activites/#comment-8437 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 03:34:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=335#comment-8437 Love the rocks as tic tac toe idea. Some great ideas here that my 4 and 6 year old boys will enjoy. I will share them with my readers at http://www.excitedkids.com

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8436 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:04:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8436 I got mine at a health food store, so I’m assuming mine is food grade, glycerine, Lucy, but I don’t think it matters which kind you use. The weather is key. A damp, humid, overcast day is best. No sun, very little wind, as those two things evaporate the moisture in the bubbles. Also, be sure to let your mixture sit overnight before using it. It won’t work well if you use it right away.

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Comment on Backyard Play Ideas by 9 Clever Uses For Wheel Barrows You Probably NEVER Considered! http://happyhooligans.ca/in-our-big-back-yard/#comment-8435 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:45:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=250#comment-8435 […] happyhooligans […]

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Comment on Painted Christmas Ornaments by Denise Cramer http://happyhooligans.ca/pour-painted-christmas-ornaments/#comment-8434 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:45:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12469#comment-8434 Love the idea, tried some band love how they turned out. I’m having a problem with the paint coming off completely in spots. What am I doing wrong

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Lucy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8433 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:36:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8433 Hi, I must have done something wrong as my bubbles don’t work, I used food glycerine not one from the chemist should I have used that one? Is it better?

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Lucy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8432 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:25:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8432 I think I might have done something wrong as I can’t get my bubbles to work, is there two types of glycerine and if so which should I use?

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Comment on 10+ Stone Activities for Kids by Bettianne Smith, head teacher toddlers and twos. http://happyhooligans.ca/10-stone-activities-for-kids/#comment-8431 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:55:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14809#comment-8431 I can’t even begin to tell you how much you have helped me come up with fabulous ideas for my twos classroom. We have been so active this summer with our water wall, making sun catchers, and doing art projects you have mentioned on your blog….and BUBBLES!!! it has been a blast! I look forward to reading you blog and using more great ideas in the future. Thank you.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8430 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:36:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8430 I think it would be easiest to transfer it into a 5 gallon pail, and top up to the 5 gallon mark with water. Then you’d fill a laundry jug with half of that detergent and half water.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-8429 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:29:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-8429 Haha! Thanks, Barbara! It took some work. One day I sat down, and took all of my existing boards, and moved each one so they would all display in alpha-order. It was a little time-consuming, but it was worth it. It’s so easy to find what I’m looking for now.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Couture | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8428 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:56:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8428 […] How to make a child's apron from your old jeans -Happy Hooligans. Re-purposing denim: Use the leg of an old pair of jeans to make a durable craft apron for your child! […]

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Barbara http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-8427 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:16:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-8427 Hello there Happy. I work in a school with Special Needs children and can’t wait to try this out for Maths, Science and Art. Thankyou so very much for sharing this with us.
As a side question, l went to Pin this and niticed that pretty much all your boards were listed in alphabetical order. How the Dickens did you manage this? Fluke? Reorganising and Refiling (please please let it not be this)? Some special Pin Button? I’d love to know, Barbara

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Mel Bruzzano http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8426 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:28:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8426 Thanks for the recipe.. I made the full recipe (5 gallons) but put it in a half sized bucket (2.5gallon) What would be the correct amount to put into the wash please?
Or would I benefit from putting the liquid in a 5 gallon bucket and add the extra water?
I hope this question makes sense
Thanks Mel.

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by When Crafts Get Messy: How to Remove Dried Acrylic Paint from Wood Floors with e-cloth® | Cleanin' Up http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-8425 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:48:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-8425 […] when I saw the cute little paper mache bowls on my new favourite blog “Happy Hooligans“, I just had to give it a try with my […]

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by 25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-8424 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:44:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-8424 […] Tape resist art is so much fun!  It’s simple enough for toddlers to enjoy, and older kids will appreciate the cool results. […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-8423 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:13:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-8423 […] of our absolute favourites!  To make homemade puffy paint, all you need are 3 kitchen ingredients and a […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8422 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:38:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8422 I should add, that the biggest culprits when it comes to dingey whites are chlorine bleach in your wash and using an electric dryer. Both will quickly affect the whiteness of your clothing.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8421 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:36:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8421 The detergent alone won’t brighten your whites, but Arm and Hammer washing soda is known to brighten and whiten, so you can add an extra half cup to your white load to help. If I find my whites are looking less white than usual, I add an extra 1/2 cup of the washing soda and an extra 1/2 of borax to my white load, a little eco-friendly bleach, and I line-dry the load on a sunny day. There’s nothing like the power of the sun to bleach out your whites. I generally do this once or twice a year to give my whites a boost.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8420 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:31:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8420 Aw, thank you, Sandi! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our activities! I’m not sure if it would work with cornmeal. You could certainly try. It would definitely produce a sensory play substance of some kind, I’m just not sure if it would be as silky soft as it is when you use flour. I’m also not sure about how absorbent cornmeal is. You might end up with more of a sticky dough kind of material. I would suggested testing your idea with a couple of tbsps of cornmeal and a tbsp of oil to see how the two ingredients mix together. Let me know how it turns out!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by sandi http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8419 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:07:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8419 I would like to know if this would work with cornmeal. I have used flour……but on this this day that I choose to make this again I’m all out! I love your work and you really encourage me to be a better provider. Thank you so much for all you do! Sandi

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Comment on I Spy Bottles by DIM - did it myself http://happyhooligans.ca/i-spy-bottles/#comment-8418 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:47:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11250#comment-8418 I love the idea ! Thanks for the inspiration.
I do put a special liquid in the water so that it doesn’t change color with the time. The same liquid I use for ball with snow and a figurine (I don’t know the english word for it) and walm down bottles.

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Comment on rainbow playdough by painting rainbows - happy hooligans - easy way to make a rainbow http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-8417 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:55:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-8417 […] Collage Rainbow Drinking Water Rainbow Playdough Rainbow […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by patty Fugate http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8416 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:00:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8416 Do these products also whiten whites?

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Comment on 30+ Fairy Crafts and Activities for Kids by Carolyn http://happyhooligans.ca/30-fairy-crafts-activities-kids/#comment-8415 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:03:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15571#comment-8415 LOVE it, Jackie!! Thanks for including us. :)

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by Pam Burkhart http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-8414 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:31:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-8414 Try no-sting baby shampoo to
make it slippery. No Ouchy! Dish soap stings the eyes and hurts their previous cuts and scrapes. Ouchy!

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Comment on Simple, 3-Ingredient Concoctions for Kids to Make by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-3-ingredient-concoctions-kids-make/#comment-8413 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:41:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15802#comment-8413 Which slime was it, Sue? None of the slimes are my recipes – I’ve rounded them up from several fellow bloggers’ blogs. I could look into it if you let me know which of the slime recipes you’re referring to.

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Comment on Homemade Light Box by Beginner Embroidery – Update #1 | crosstitchery. http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-light-box/#comment-8412 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:15:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=842#comment-8412 […] side of the door whilst tracing .. Particularly given our shower door swings! So on that note, here’s a great tutorial on how to make your own light box. I’ve looked up a few on eBay and what not, and they’re quite expensive! There’s […]

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Gude @HodgePodgeCraft http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-8411 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:06:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-8411 Wow, this is so helpful! Thanks for sharing :)

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Comment on Simple, 3-Ingredient Concoctions for Kids to Make by kitesabbeygran http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-3-ingredient-concoctions-kids-make/#comment-8410 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:54:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15802#comment-8410 I was disappointed to find that the slime I was hoping to make with my grandaughter didn’t work. I only had white PVA glue and made a trip to Aldi (UK) for their Bio laundry detergent as recommended. I wonder if the formulation of the detergent has changed? We ended up with something which looked like strawberry instant pudding mix before it sets. We enjoyed the pouring and mixing anyway!

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by trixi symonds http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8408 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:54:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8408 Your aprons are so sweet…I love repurposing old denim jeans too!

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Comment on 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Superhero Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/20-science-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/#comment-8406 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:10:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15353#comment-8406 We’ve done some of these already and I can’t wait to add some new ones from your ideas to my bag of tricks. Any new ones I try I’ll be sure to link them on my site http://science4superheroes.wordpress.com !

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Barbara Jones http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8405 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:54:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8405 Thanks for details but have not had a chance to make it yet, sick husband pensioners in older age bracket.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8404 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:40:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8404 Hi Kristy, I’m sorry, but the liquid detergent is the only recipe that I have. I know there are powder recipes out there though if you do some googling.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8403 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:39:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8403 I have no idea, Helen, but they work so well, I figure it must be in there for a reason. lol

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Soup Activity – Ice Play for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-activity-ice-play-kids/#comment-8402 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:38:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15531#comment-8402 Yay! So glad it was a hit at your house too! The “snow balls” are a great idea!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-8401 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:38:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-8401 Hi Connie! I’m so glad you liked this project! I’m happy to say I’ve had no problems at all with bunching. I just do that top-stiched seam all around the edge (an inch or so in), and everything stays in place nicely.

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Connie Belen http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-8400 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:40:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-8400 I made a flannel rag quilt for my friend’s new baby and was wondering what to do with the left over material. Made 2 of these adorable receiving blankets and I love love love how you tied them up. They look wonderful and match her crib quilt. Just wondering since it is double sided, do you have any trouble with them bunching up? Was thinking about putting a few tack downs in there. What do you think? And thanks for the ideas!!

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Soup Activity – Ice Play for Kids by Rachel http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-activity-ice-play-kids/#comment-8399 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:45:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15531#comment-8399 We tried this today and it was so much fun! We added small Styrofoam balls to make snow balls in our Frozen Fractals Soup. We also added glitter to make it sparkle. Such a fun way to spend time outside in the shade on a hot day! This activity kept the little one interested a lot longer than I anticipated – that was awesome!! Thanks so much for the great idea!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Helen http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8398 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:22:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8398 I made this today. Live in the Uk I and used Fairy liquid and corn flour. They were fab. Kids had a great time and it kept the happy for hour. What does the corn flour actually do to help make the bubbles????

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Asia Pietrulewicz http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-8397 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:36:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-8397 I live in Poland and so far I’ve learned that here the best choice of detergent is Fairy (lemon of apple). Also: I highly recommend you try a recipe with guar gum. It’s amazing and you don’t have to keep stirring it to prevent the starch from falling.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Kristy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8396 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:38:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8396 I am going to try this recipe…thanks for posting. Do you have a recipe for homemade powder laundry detergent? Thanks!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8395 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:40:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8395 Yep! It’s a minute and a half. We often do that experiment here, Amanda. I’ve used the results to make my detergent that way too!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8393 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:47:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8393 Easier and faster than grating, you can microwave the ivory soap for a minute or so. It expands and gets fluffy. After it cools you can squish it and it will be nice and powdery. So much easier and less effort than grating. As for microwave time, I don’t remember exactly how long. Just keep going until it stops expanding. Maybe a minute and a half?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8392 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:56:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8392 Sunlight would likely be a great bar soap to try, Barbara. And as long as you have the Borax and Washing Soda, even if they’re different brands, it sounds like you’re good to go.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8391 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:55:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8391 I’ve heard it can be, Cierra.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by cierra http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8390 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:39:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8390 Can this be used for cloth diapers?

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Barbara Jones http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-8389 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-8389 Hi, from Australia I think we would use Sunlight bar soap if still available. Have borax & washing soda, different brands but should do the same. Any help would be appreciated.

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-8388 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:37:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-8388 The frame has to be “empty”, Mindy, for the sun to shine through. Have fun!

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Being “One Of Those Mums” Attempt #2 – The Water Wall | Nakedness Dens and Food http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-8387 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:01:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-8387 […] Week number 2 of our school holidays and still glorious weather (shhh…. don’t remind the shiny thing in the sky that this is England in July or it might go away!) so I decided on another sun friendly water craft activity to have a stab at. Again, fellow villager Julie and her son joined us in the mayhem and we spent a rather enjoyable afternoon together making a Water Wall. I found the idea here at Happy Hooligans, which gives a much better set of instructions for you to follow than my “travel log” in case you want to try it yourself  http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall […]

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Mindy http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-8386 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:24:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-8386 Does the frame need to be hollow on the inside such as a box within a box for the sunlight to come through or is entirely backed by a cardstock and that will still allow the light to shine through to the wax paper???
I am about to try this with my 5 & 1/2 yr old daughter. It is a special Mommy and Me day while my 12?yrold went to Disneyland with friends.

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by DearCreatives (@DearCreatives) http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8385 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:35:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8385 I can’t wait to try your tutorial. Feel free to come share your post at my weekly parties. A new one just started today. My readers would love this diy. Theresa @DearCreatives

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Comment on Toilet Roll Reindeer by Paper plate snowman & cup reindeer - Craft class - Artsy Craftsy Mom | Artsy Craftsy Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-reindeer/#comment-8384 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1705#comment-8384 […] This class, we made paper cup reindeer and a paper plate Snowman. Rudolph , the reindeer is from happy hooligans. We used paper cups instead of TP […]

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Comment on Crayon Resist Art – Homemade Cards by mummabw http://happyhooligans.ca/crayon-resist-art-for-kids/#comment-8383 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:33:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12624#comment-8383 Love this, can’t wait to try it out – I really can’t wait to see the reaction of my 3 year old to the image I will have drawn in white that he won’t know about! Very cool!!

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Comment on 20+ FROZEN Activities & Recipes {for Anna and Elsa Fans} by Jessica at Wondering What We Did Today http://happyhooligans.ca/20-frozen-activities-recipes/#comment-8382 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:10:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15727#comment-8382 Love these ideas!!!

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Comment on Painting with Coloured Ice – A Vibrant Outdoor Art Activity for Kids by 15 Fun Summer Activities for Kids | Little Red WindowLittle Red Window http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-coloured-ice/#comment-8381 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:54:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1009#comment-8381 […] Painting with Colored Ice from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-8380 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:33:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-8380 Love your song, Debbie!

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Comment on 5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers by Debbie http://happyhooligans.ca/scissor-exercises-for-children/#comment-8379 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:16:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8688#comment-8379 Some lovely tips, thanks. Particularly like the idea of the face on the thumb. I will use this along with a rhyme I often sing to the tune of Frere Jacque ‘Keep my thumb up, keep my thumb up, when I cut, when I cut, I can cut with scissors, I can cut with scissors, open, shut, open, shut’.

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Comment on Homemade Name Puzzle – Learning to Spell our Names by Gaye Ellison http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-homemade-name-puzzle/#comment-8378 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1116#comment-8378 I love this idea. As a former Kindergarten teacher, I thought you might want to consider doing the first letter of their name in upper case and the following letters in lower case because that’s how they will be expected to write it that way. Just an idea!

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

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Comment on 20+ FROZEN Activities & Recipes {for Anna and Elsa Fans} by o http://happyhooligans.ca/20-frozen-activities-recipes/#comment-8376 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15727#comment-8376 Wow!!!!!! Thank you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Ann @ Such a Mama! http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-8359 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:34:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-8359 I microwaved just a few small pieces at the and of the soap’s life. It made a nice small cloud that was perfect to toss in the kids’ bath!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greetings, Sofie

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

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

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8344 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:57:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8344 You’re so welcome, Tawny! And guess what! Your boy is due on my birthday!! Congratulations to you and your little man! Hope to hear that he’s doing our activities one day. :)

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8335 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:17:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8335 Yay! So glad you enjoyed it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8265 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:22:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8265 Wonderful to hear, Molly! I’m so glad it worked for yoU!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8245 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:31:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8245 Awesome idea!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8244 Sat, 05 Jul 2014 01:30:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8244 If it’s water-based, I don’t think it will work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-8196 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:20:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-8196 What a brilliant suggestion, Donna! Thank you for sharing!

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Arts and crafts and projects | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-8189 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:15:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-8189 […] Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – happy hooligans – flour and baby oil. I’m a sucker for a good, homemade sensory play recipe, and this flour and baby oil Cloud dough […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all your wonderful ideas !

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

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

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-8171 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:07:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-8171 You’re so welcome, Molly! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our activities!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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