Comments for Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers Sat, 18 Apr 2015 23:45:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Jeanine http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-29873 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 23:45:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-29873 Oh wow, wow, we have to try this version! This is one we have not tried, while recreating our own Starry Nights with playdough, store bought, homemade with buttons and glow in the dark playdough, paint, but melted crayons: We are SOO doing this one! My daughter looks when I say that and says oh no, starry night again? LOL YUP, again! So excited. As we get ours done, I will come back and share a link! Thanks again.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Nikki http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29866 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:55:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29866 I made cake today, it is fantastic,big hit.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by gagner a la bourse http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-29766 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:35:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-29766 Puisque désir, au acceptation pour mai, m

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Comment on 30+ Fun and Easy Lunch Ideas For Kids by Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo http://happyhooligans.ca/lunch-ideas-for-kids/#comment-29756 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:09:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=20064#comment-29756 Great list, thanks for sharing.

Have any brand recommendations with respect to reusable snack bags (the ones with the inner liner). I can’t have enough of them.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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Comment on Shaving Cream and Food Colouring Marbleized Valentines by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-and-food-colouring-2/#comment-29731 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:11:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6911#comment-29731 you can also add elmers glue to the shaving cream and the design will stay puffed on what ever you are making. We make snowmen on paperplates like this in the winter. You can’t mail them, but they turn out awesome! I can’t wait to try the food coloring with it!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29678 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:03:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29678 Thanks for all your insight, Vicky! I know it’s tempting to alter a recipe, but I’m always hesitant to. Like you say – it’s science. Every ingredient plays its own specific role in the formula!

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Comment on Simple Trick to Organize Gift Cards and Rewards Cards in Your Wallet by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-trick-organize-gift-cards-wallet/#comment-29677 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:02:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18296#comment-29677 Brilliant! I’m a huge fan of those clips. I clip my keys to the strap of my purse or my belt loop for exactly that reason. Thankfully I have the perfect little pocket in my purse for my handy-dandy card contraption, but if I didn’t, I’d use your idea for sure!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-29676 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:01:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-29676 Thanks, Bettie!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Bettie Towner http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-29665 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:31:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-29665 To make your own self rising flour: 3/4 cup flour; 1 teaspoon baking powder; 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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Comment on Simple Trick to Organize Gift Cards and Rewards Cards in Your Wallet by Samantha Huntley http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-trick-organize-gift-cards-wallet/#comment-29661 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:43:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18296#comment-29661 I have done this to all my “key cards” reward cards. I attached the ring to a carabiner clip and clip it to the metal ring on my purse strap, that way there is no need to rummage in the bottomless pit! encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQvxmVF3ReXXHYqRCsyjOF8o1WwHnVjqnd8upb8EdehA0y-gkJeUQ

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Comment on Kid-Made Spring Centerpiece with Twigs and Tissue Paper by Anna http://happyhooligans.ca/kids-spring-centerpiece-twigs-tissue-paper/#comment-29654 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:55:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=20319#comment-29654 What a great exercise for kids, and a great blog! You’ve provided a lot of good resources for teachers and parents to use with their kids. I particularly like this Easter activity.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Vicky http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29653 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:38:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29653 I’m not an expert baker either, but it is a chemical reaction. Sugar lends moisture, flavor, and a tender crumb, so It’s difficult to reduce the amount and still maintain the integrity of the recipe. Margarine has a high water content, so this could also produce a different outcome. Adding whole wheat flour will produce a heavy cake with not as much lift as AP flour. Whole wheat absorbs more liquid. Use the ingredients that are called for in a recipe, especially for baked goods.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Vicky http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29651 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:22:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29651 It could have been the 2 c of whole meal flour that you used. Whole meal produces a heavier baked product. The recipe calls for all purpose flour only.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Christina http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-29621 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:40:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-29621 We don’t use microwaves, can I try this in oven on lowest temp instead? Hank you! :)

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-29615 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:35:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-29615 Oh, that is a very helpful response, Megan. Thank you! I was wondering how the oil and water could become completely emulsified, as mine always separate after resting. Brilliant. Thank you!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Megan http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-29611 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:16:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-29611 That’s actually, totally, not possible. Chances are there was something else in your bottle to begin with. If it was an old lotion or soap bottle there could have been some residue left in the bottle from what was in it before that emulsified it. Water and oil cannot permanently emulsify from vigorous shaking alone. It needs the addition of an emulsifier.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Betty Albert http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-29605 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:09:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-29605 This is fantastic! This would be very cool for my middle school students!!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by AKR http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-29599 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:14:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-29599 Every boy (and girl) needs to read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29570 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:46:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29570 So glad you loved it, Alec! I need to try the cupcake version as well!

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Comment on Kid-Made Spring Centerpiece with Twigs and Tissue Paper by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/kids-spring-centerpiece-twigs-tissue-paper/#comment-29569 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:45:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=20319#comment-29569 Great idea using the coloured foil, Carmen!

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Comment on Kid-Made Spring Centerpiece with Twigs and Tissue Paper by Carmen http://happyhooligans.ca/kids-spring-centerpiece-twigs-tissue-paper/#comment-29563 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:57:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=20319#comment-29563 The kids and I did a similar project after Easter. However, we unwrapped all the bright Tin foil covered chocolates from the egg hunts and used those to make colorful flowers/leaves. I chopped the unwrapped chocolates and used it for cookies for the kids and their teachers. The same could be done around Halloween and Christmas. I’m new to your site and continue to be delighted with the treasures I find. Keep up the great work.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by alec http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29544 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:38:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29544 i just made this tonight into cupcakes and 2 smaller pans. it turned out great, the only thing i changed was to take the cupcakes out about 10 minutes early so about 60 minutes total. i let the smaller pans, i think 9×7, go the full hour and ten minutes and everything turned out amazing. thank you for the recipe i will be using this in the future for sure!!

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Comment on Kid’s Denim Craft Apron Made from an Old Pair Of Jeans by Wendy S. http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-29467 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:15:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-29467 Do you happen to have the measurements of each apron you make? (length and width). I don’t have a child’s apron to make a template. I wanted to make some for my grand babies. Thanks for any help you can give 😃. Wendy Shaw

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by ^^ http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-29463 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:26:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-29463 For wvwryone worried about the borax being toxic, from my research i got to find out that you can use sugar or salt instead and you get the same effect as you would get by using borax, but sugar and salt is more safe for kids (you’d only have to look out with the sugar so that they don’t eat lots of it lol).

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Bianca S http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-29461 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:14:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-29461 Thank you so much for compiling this list! I am always on the hunt for books that my son can enjoy. Reading is so important but I know that it has to be entertaining in order to get my son interested :) I wanted to recommend an author that is the king of Monster Books, A.J. Cosmo (http://www.ajcosmo.com/). His two most recent books “The Monster that Ate our Keys” and “The Monster that Ate my Socks” are two funny, easy to read books that have fantastic illustrations. I would have to say the age group for these are 6-9 years old and they are definitely more tailored to little boys! These books are not scary at all and the monsters in the tales do all the gross, funny, and lovable things you would expect a sock-eating monster to do! The books also teach really great lessons and I have been recommending them to all of my friends. I hope Mr. Cosmo will make it on a future list of yours

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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-29459 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:56:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-29459 I’m sorry I can’t help you there, Kevin. We’ve kept ours in sealed baby food jars for over a year now, and they’ve never developed mold. There would’ve had to have been bacteria introduced from somewhere/something in order for mold to grow I think.

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Kevin http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-29450 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:41:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-29450 Quick question. Has anyone else done this and had the jars start to grow mold in them? I bought mason jars and they were sealed tightly over our spring break. Came back and they were globs of whitish mold in them… I was planning on using them as sprays for quick projects but cannot anymore. Tips?

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Comment on Homemade Puzzles for Toddlers by Charlotte @ Educating Elsa http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puzzles/#comment-29449 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:08:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12638#comment-29449 Ooh this is a really good idea!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Susan http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-29416 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:31:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-29416 Me too! You could punch small holes in the sides to let light shine through!

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Comment on Kids’ Playhouse Ideas – Playhouse Makeover: from Boring to WOW! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/playhouse-makeover-2/#comment-29415 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:09:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=113#comment-29415 2 things mosquitos don’t like: wind and sunshine. We get a good breeze in our yard most days so that helps. We stay out of the shade and up towards the top of the yard (away from the cedar hedges) when the bugs are bad. Early morning and evening, when the grass is damp are the worst times. Mid-morning, when the sun has dried the grass and the air is warm and dry, they die off or go into hiding. Some kids wear bug spray – I’m not big on slathering kids with chemicals. If I have to resort to bug spray, I’ll spray hats, shoes, shirts etc, rather than skin. Citronella is a natural repellent – you can plant that. I’m sure there are other natural repellents that you can plant as well.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29413 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:04:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29413 Thanks for letting us know, Marylou! This will be handy for anyone else wanting to make a smaller version. So glad it turned out perfectly for you!

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Comment on Kids’ Playhouse Ideas – Playhouse Makeover: from Boring to WOW! by Kate http://happyhooligans.ca/playhouse-makeover-2/#comment-29411 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 02:39:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=113#comment-29411 This is AMAZING! I’m so excited to get started our own backyard now. How do you deal with mosquitos when your kids are out there so much? I’m pretty new to the country and we never had them where I was growing up. Thanks :)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Marylou Wagster http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29392 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:19:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29392 I halved this recipe (since it’s only me and my husband) and baked it in an 8X10 dish for the full 70 minutes and it turned out perfect! I also halved the frosting recipe but used 1/2 (of the 1/2) powdered sugar and 3/4 package of cream cheese and again it was perfect in taste and plenty enough to cover the cake!

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Shirley http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-29387 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:48:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-29387 I use them to start seeds in.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29374 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:08:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29374 I do not even know what that is, so you would know better than I. Ha! Google it. :)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Elizabeth http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29368 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:04:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29368 Can we use cashew milk instead of buttermilk/regular milk?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-29352 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:23:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-29352 Absolutely, Jennifer! If I could go back, I would choose even more novels with strong female leading characters.

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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-29351 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:21:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-29351 We did the one side, you certainly could do both though.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-29350 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:20:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-29350 Hmmm, yes, I can see how a concave shape would result in puddling. You’d definitely want to use a flat surface, as it’s liquid you’re dealing with here, and I can’t see how you’d get liquid to stay put on a slope. Also, as I mention in the post the 99% is definitely required. The 70% isn’t strong enough to have an effect on the ink.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-29349 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:18:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-29349 You could try. I’ve used vegetable oil in the past, but I haven’t personally tried any other edible oils in this recipe.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-29348 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:17:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-29348 Well, I do mention that 70% alcohol will not work, so I think that’s likely the culprit. Try with the 99% next time. :)

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by Katel http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-29337 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:02:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-29337 I do this a couple times a year. I whip a quart of cream and usually get about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of butter (plus the “buttermilk” or whey).

Just a note, the buttermilk made here is NOT the cultured buttermilk used in buttermilk biscuits or soda bread. They are NOT interchangeable. However you CAN use it in any baking that calls for milk. (I compare it to a sweet skim milk.)

My 16 yr old never thought she liked “real butter” (we usually use margarine) until she had some the first time I made it…

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Yvonne Greene http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-29303 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:13:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-29303 There was a time delay of 30 minutes between marking the plastic bookmarks (I used a milk jug) and the use of alcohol (70%). I don’t know if it was impatience on my part, the fact that Sharpie had dried considerably or the fact that I used 70% alcohol (it’s what I had on hand), but the ink did not bleed. I used my finger to mix the lifted ink colors I saw, but instead of the tie-dye effect I was wanting, part of the ink stayed put on the plastic (stained) and the other just lifted off. Any suggestions as to what I can do to make it turn out like your pictures?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by candace http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-29297 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:55:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-29297 Could you also substitute coconut oil?

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Meg http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-29267 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:16:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-29267 i tried a sample of this project before attempting it with a classroom of 2nd graders. The concave shape of the bookmark caused the alcohol to puddle in the center, so I wiped it off and tried it on the other side. Same result, except the colors ran off the edge of the bookmark. I checked my alcohol after reading other comments and it is only 70%. Do you think that’s the problem?

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Comment on Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-plate-birds/#comment-29266 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:56:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7755#comment-29266 I was just wondering what the other side looks like? did you decorate both sides?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Jessica from Milwaukee, WI http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-29252 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:11:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-29252 This is a really cool idea and my kids love the Sands Alive (similar to kinetic sand). Just wondering if the cloud dough is greasy to the touch (and can leave stains on clothes) from the baby oil or does the flour soak it up. Thanks!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Vicky http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-29237 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:30:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-29237 Just a quick question, why is it messy? Is it just because of the falling apart factor or is it because of the baby oil? We have moon dough and only my 2 kids playing with it so it doesn’t get too messy. We play with it inside because they keep it well contained. You mentioned aprons though is the oil going to stain the clothes?

Thanks!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Art / crafts / projects | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-29206 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:13:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-29206 […] Easy Puffy Paint recipe. […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-29175 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:28:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-29175 Don’t be too quick to rule out books typically thought of as “girls’ books.” My boys (ages 13 and 11) loved the Anne of Green Gables books, the Little House on the Prairie series. Elizbeth Enright’s books such as The Four Story Mistake, and The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. We listened to all of these on audiobook in the car as we drove around town. They couldn’t wait to hop into the car and hear more of their latest story. The adventures of rambunctious girls like Anne & Laura are sometimes as much fun as the adventures of equally rambunctious boys (eg, Tom Sawyer). Sometimes a great book is just a great book, whether you are a boy or a girl.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by beth http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29170 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:47:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29170 Has anyone made this in a pound cake pan? My 13×9 pan could not hold it,

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Comment on Packing in the Pacifier – How To Get Your Child To Give Up The Soother by Donna M http://happyhooligans.ca/pacifier-weaning-how-to-give-up-soother/#comment-29169 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:34:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=20072#comment-29169 My friend would snip off a little piece at the end of the pacifier. Her 3 year old daughter would still suck on it. A day or two later she would snip off a little more until by the end of a week or two there was not enough nipple for her daughter to be able to keep it in her mouth. After several unsuccessful attempts to use it, her daughter gave it up on her own.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Mattie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29164 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:42:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29164 This cake is a hit with my family. I made it last week and my husband went out and bought the ingredients because he just had to have it again tonight.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Lori http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29157 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:05:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29157 Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe!! I had no problems whatsoever. The cake turned out delicious and moist, just like you said. We love it, definitely going to make it again! 😁

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by BL http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-29135 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:58:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-29135 I’ve had comparatively quick butter success using a Tupperware-type dressing mixer – the plastic bottle with the agitator disk in it and a tight lid, designed for shaking vinegar and oil into an emulsion. Works well for whipped cream if you keep it very cold and don’t overdo it, and makes fast butter when it starts to warm up from shaking in hot little hands. :)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29129 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 13:31:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29129 I have not, but others have emailed me to say they have. I’m not sure what the baking time would be. I would think it would be less, but you’d just want to check every so often to see when a knife comes out clean.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-29128 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 13:30:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-29128 I really don’t know. The shellac could very well dissolve the painting. It’s only flour and water, after-all. Like I said, I’m not sure why the one picture flaked. The others were fine, for weeks, and we’ve done the project several times since, and we didn’t have any problems with the art work holding up for weeks afterwards.

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Comment on Kid’s Denim Craft Apron Made from an Old Pair Of Jeans by 35 Clever Projects from OLD DENIM JEANS | Make It and Love It http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-29099 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:39:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-29099 […] DIY Child’s Apron from Old Jeans via […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Liz http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-29087 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 23:30:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-29087 Dust by Arthur Slade
A favourite of mine by one of Canada’s best young award-winning authors.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by larissa http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-29083 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 23:02:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-29083 what if you shellac the picture? will it stay then?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Jackie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29063 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 18:24:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29063 I want to make this into cup cakes, have you ever? I should adjust the time…

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Denise Small http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-29061 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:56:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-29061 can I add pecans to recipe

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Comment on How to Save Money on Groceries – Tips and Advice from Savvy Moms by Hannah http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-save-money-on-groceries/#comment-28990 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:17:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19960#comment-28990 I always look at the $/100g on the price label which determines what size I buy. It can be cheaper per 100g to buy a 200g tin than a larger one. Everyone assumes large is bulk and cheaper it certainly isn’t.

I also shop every 2 days rather than weekly – this means pretty well no wasted food. (No kids)

Also have a filter tap at home – don’t buy bottled water.

And have a good fridge that will preserve your food well!! Make sure your crispers are set to the correct humidity to keep fruit and veg longer!

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by jeff pizel http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-28956 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:11:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-28956 HI , I have been eating about a Lb. of butter a week for ever ( I am 73) … I take a stick of Butter and Microwave it ( wrapped ) for TEN Secounds,then put on it’s side and add 6 secounds , check consistancy should be Much softer . Comes in handy when the meal is ready and Butter is still in Fridge Have Fun

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Comment on 30+ Fun and Easy Lunch Ideas For Kids by Karen @ a house full of sunshine http://happyhooligans.ca/lunch-ideas-for-kids/#comment-28952 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:13:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=20064#comment-28952 Great ideas!! Thanks!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-28918 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:06:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-28918 I think so. The soda and soap would be fine. Borax is a mild irritant, but it’s diluted in a lot of water with this recipe.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28917 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:04:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28917 I’ve never made it without, but I imagine you could, Kyann. For making the buttermilk, you can use vinegar instead of lemon juice.

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by cmccoy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-28910 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:04:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-28910 Yes! Let the whipping cream come to room temp before shaking and it will make much faster…around 5 minutes! with my class of 1st graders, I take an empty water bottle and pour in the cream, put the lid back on and shake, shake shake! The bottle is clear, so the kiddos could see, and then I simply remove the cap and pour out the “buttermilk,” and then cut off the top of the bottle to reveal the butter! It’s simple and NO MESS to clean up! Just the scissors, or knife. We use a plastic knife, or spoon to put the butter on crackers, or bread. When finished, just toss it all – works beautifully! Our last Thanksgiving feast, I made the “cornbread,” which is made from grits in the back of Sara Morton’s Day – A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Kyann http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28897 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:24:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28897 Help, I forgot lemon juice at the store:( how essential is the lemon juice? I do have lemon essential oil, but not sure if that would work? Can I just leave the lemon juice out? Thanks in advance!

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – An Easy Bird Feeder Craft For Toddlers by Free Bird Themed Educational Resources | Free Homeschool Deals © http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-28891 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:42:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-28891 […] Cheerio Bird Feeders – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by The Little Tourist http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-28885 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 22:50:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-28885 Thank you for creating this list! I have two little boys and want to continue encourage their love of reading!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Sheila http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-28848 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:20:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-28848 Hi, we don’t use a washing machine but hand wash our clothes. Can I still use this? I mean, would it be safe for my hands? Thanks!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Julia @ Rock It Like A Mom http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-28829 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:15:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-28829 EPIC!
This single post is where much of my summer planning time will be spent! LOL :)
Thanks so much for the fantastical roundup, love it!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Trying out puff paint! | 17chipmunks http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-28824 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:54:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-28824 […] this recipe in Happy Hooligans (Original site: http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/) One tbsp self raising flour One tbsp salt Water as needed Food […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28820 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:21:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28820 Yes. It still comes out pretty good but it is better if you freeze it

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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-28792 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-28792 Wow, that’s unfortunate. Where do you live? Jeepers, and they complain that kids don’t get enough fresh air and exercise anymore. I wonder why…

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by Brent http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-28790 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:19:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-28790 Thanks for mentioning all of this….I know my last yard was only 80 by 125 and some of these could have been done in the fenced in patio area…but even with 5 acre lots now…most of these would have to be temporary, as the town does not allow most of these to even be in the yard overnight, let alone long term. Most areas have zoning laws about most of this being set up long term.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28772 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:13:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28772 I’m pretty sure it would freeze well. Just cover it tightly once it’s cooled, and leave it in there. :)

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-28771 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:12:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-28771 Hey Ally! So glad you loved the ocean in a bottle. I think it’s great that you and your sister made them. An assortment of colours would be awesome! I need to do that too. Cool blog you’ve got there, girl!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Allison http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-28750 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 21:37:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-28750 Hi! I came across this craft on Pinterest, and decided to try it with my tween sister (I’m a teen).

We made this craft and absolutely love it! We used smaller bottles, so we could display them on our window sills. I love to look at it, and I’m definitely going to make it again, and use green, pink orange, purple, any color really.

I wrote a review about it on my website if you want to check it out!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Kat http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28729 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:59:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28729 Has anyone tried leaving it in the freezer for longer? I was thinking of making the cake today, and letting it stay in the freezer until Saturday (having people over that day and won’t have time to bake!)

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by Holos http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-28708 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:06:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-28708 If you buy the cream at the grocer’s choose the oldest available. Older cream, especially room temperature, turns to butter faster.

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Comment on How to Save Money on Groceries – Tips and Advice from Savvy Moms by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-save-money-on-groceries/#comment-28682 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:41:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19960#comment-28682 Super tips, Stacy! Thanks for sharing.

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Comment on How to Save Money on Groceries – Tips and Advice from Savvy Moms by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-save-money-on-groceries/#comment-28681 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:41:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19960#comment-28681 I love your creativity, Janice!

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Comment on How to Save Money on Groceries – Tips and Advice from Savvy Moms by Janice http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-save-money-on-groceries/#comment-28666 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:09:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19960#comment-28666 I use all of everything i can. I use the cabbage leaves for rolls then the rest for cabbage soup. I dont throw away the broccoli or cauliflower stalks, i use them, and when i peel potatoes, they are used for potato skins. Oiled flavored and bake in the oven. I save leftovers as often as possible and do my best to reuse them. I have five children and a husband and a very very limited budget. I have all kinds of tricks :-)

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Debbie http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-28644 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:59:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-28644 The mesh bags (those little green net bags) should not be used for feeding birds and should be removed from suet food balls if they are bought with these on. Birds can become entangled in them.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/makeahomeforwildlife/advice/helpingbirds/feeding/how.aspx

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Comment on How to Save Money on Groceries – Tips and Advice from Savvy Moms by Stacy http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-save-money-on-groceries/#comment-28594 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:15:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19960#comment-28594 A few of the “tips” we follow are:

Slicing meat BEFORE serving. All of a sudden that one chicken breast fed three kids.

Buying meat from restaurant supply store. We buy a whole pork tenderloin and cut it ourselves to make what we need- chops, cubes, sliced for stirfry, roasts, etc. You can also buy beef this way & divvy up as needed. Prices vary, but they have sales there too. The only thing they prohibit are personal checks.

I buy my coffee supplies at the restaurant supply store too. Syrups that are $5-$7 in a grocery store are $2-$4 there. For the price of one coffee at a coffee stand I can have a months’ worth at home.

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by 5 St Patrick's Day Crafts Your Kids Will Love | Portlight Spark http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-28560 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:08:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-28560 […] prior so it sets properly in order for you to enjoy it the following day. Happy Hooligans details the process along with gorgeous pictures. If you feel like you’re not in the mood for water, this also […]

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Heather D. http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-28547 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:34:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-28547 Thank you for a quick reply! I will have to try it and let you know how it comes out :-) Thanks again for posting this recipe!

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Comment on Homemade Cards from Wallpaper Samples and Fabric Scraps by 12 Ways to Re-Use Old Wrapping Paper | Small Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-cards/#comment-28535 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:30:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1978#comment-28535 […] Here’s a cute Christmas card using washi tape from Split Coast Stampers but it could definitely be done with strips of old wrapping paper.  Or, try these whimsical cards from Happy Hooligans. […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Stacey http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28533 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:08:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28533 On the off chance that anyone will answer before I start mixing in the next hour…anyone subbed in any cake flour in place of some of the AP? I have both but I like to sub cake flour in my cinnamon rolls for lighter texture. Maybe it would lighten this one up with the dense bananas? Just curious. Thanks!

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Comment on Kid’s Denim Craft Apron Made from an Old Pair Of Jeans by Art Smock Ideas and Designs http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-28462 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 22:31:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-28462 […] Or you might like to sew some adorable denim ones from an old pair of jeans! You can find the full tutorial by Happy Hooligans here.  […]

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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-28412 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:11:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-28412 I’d imagine it could be, Heather.

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by Charlene Jones http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-28411 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:10:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-28411 We do this every year at Thanksgiving. The kids love taking turns, it gets passed around until everyone has had a turn shaking it. My sister started the tradition and I’m sure it will continue years after she and I have gone.

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Heather D http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-28402 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:18:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-28402 This sounds so yummy…and easy! Thank you! I was wondering though, can this be made with wheat flour?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28354 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 01:46:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28354 Sorry to hear it took so long to bake, Carol. I ‘m not sure why that’s happened for a couple of people. Most of the people I hear from say they’ve been making it for years, or that they made it, and they love it. Only a handful have said it’s taken longer than suggested to cook. I wonder if it has to do with using fresh vs. frozen bananas?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Carol http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28353 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 01:31:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28353 Oh, and my oven is only a year old! It’s always been accurate.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Carol http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28352 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 01:31:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28352 I had the same experience. It took more like 1:30! I turned it up to 300 at the end and it finally cooked. I wonder if 275 is a typo? That’s awfully low for baking.

It turned out super moist and tasty, but I have another banana cake recipe that I think is just as good. It bakes at 350 for 1 hr. Uses buttermilk as well. I may try putting it in the freezer for 45 minutes and see what happens!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-28349 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:40:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-28349 Oh yes, you got hit so hard this winter! You’re not all that far from me, so we heard all about your weather. Hope it’s all gone soon for you, Kat!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Josi http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28330 Sun, 05 Apr 2015 21:46:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28330 This was amazing. My mom is gluten free so I used the rice flour blend. It turned out perfectly. This was beautiful, thick, and moist. The frosting was also delicious. I was out of vanilla so I used almond extract on the frosting and I think I will do the same next time. Fantastic!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Kat http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-28308 Sun, 05 Apr 2015 19:00:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-28308 Hi, we are about 40 mins north of Boston, on the coast. We were the bullseye/sweet spot of every storm! Over 100″ of snow this winter. So we are seeing the grass here and there. But still lots of plowed snow and drifted snow all around our house! Hoping it will be gone by May – fingers crossed! :)
Happy Easter and thanks again!
Kat

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-28305 Sun, 05 Apr 2015 18:33:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-28305 Awesome, Kat! So glad our bubble recipe saved the day! Where are you that you still have so much snow? I’m in South-Central Ontario, and ours is finally mostly gone. Thank GOODNESS. Enjoy the rest of your Easter Sunday!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Kat http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-28300 Sun, 05 Apr 2015 18:23:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-28300 Wowsa! Great bubble recipe! My kids got bubble wands from the Easter bunny. And the Easter bunny thought we had a big jug of bubble solution, but he was mistaken…unless it is lost under several feet of snow.
Anyway, I had all these ingredients on hand on Easter. So I made it. Amazing bubbles! Very elastic and so fun. We used Dawn Ultra, and it worked beautifully. If regular Dawn works better, those bubbles must be amazing!
Thank you so much!!! This made our Easter afternoon even better!
Kat

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by 23 Easy Ways To Keep Your Toddler Busy On A Rainy DayTips for all http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-28263 Sun, 05 Apr 2015 07:11:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-28263 […] Happy Hooligans / Via happyhooligans.ca […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Roshelle Lee http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28256 Sun, 05 Apr 2015 05:16:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28256 I just made this cake and everything turned out great! The recipe was exact and the cake is delicious!! I made it in a glass Pyrex pan with no problems. Thanks for the recipe!

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Comment on How to Save Money on Groceries – Tips and Advice from Savvy Moms by Heidi http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-save-money-on-groceries/#comment-28230 Sat, 04 Apr 2015 23:42:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19960#comment-28230 I like to roast a whole chicken or a pork or beef roast for sandwiches for the week. They are cheaper than good lunchmeat and have none of the extra preservatives. I find they keep my family full longer, also.

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Catherine http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-28211 Sat, 04 Apr 2015 18:47:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-28211 I made these buns and they are the yummiest, softest, easiest to make buns!!! This will be my go to recipe for buns!!!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28117 Sat, 04 Apr 2015 02:01:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28117 Put it back in the oven, and check again in 10 minutes. Mine is always done in the recommended time, but you can add 10 minute increments if needed.

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Comment on How to Save Money on Groceries – Tips and Advice from Savvy Moms by Alison http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-save-money-on-groceries/#comment-28114 Sat, 04 Apr 2015 01:53:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19960#comment-28114 One of my best money saving discoveries was buying whole chickens! Aldi sells them for $.95 a pound and I can use one chicken for 2-3 meals; Roasted, in soups, casseroles, or cut pre-cooking into separate parts for recipes.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Stephanie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28109 Sat, 04 Apr 2015 01:06:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28109 I’m just took my cake out of the oven to and it was not cooked in the middle. What should I do ?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Sandy http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-28054 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:26:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-28054 That should saw Wilson Rawls! Oops sorry! … And Summer! Should have edited! Sorry!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Sandy http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-28052 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:23:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-28052 A few great classics to add: Wilson’s Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Monkeys are a couple of my favorites! I am a teacher and read Ummer of the Monkeys to my students every spring and they love it!

For girls I suggest: Esperanza Rising and Because of Winn Dixie

Thanks for the list! I enjoy seeing what other reader like!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-28020 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:44:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-28020 I wouldn’t use sour cream, but I tell you right in the recipe how to make your own buttermilk with milk and vinegar or lemon juice.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by sym http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27973 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 06:00:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27973 Please tell me can I use sour cream instead of butter milk in this recipe? I m dying to make it bt not getting butter milk anywhere

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by rebecca http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-27970 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:42:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-27970 I never knew that birdwatching with my curious children would be so much fun. Now my grandchildren enjoy the birds too!

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Comment on How to Save Money on Groceries – Tips and Advice from Savvy Moms by Sarah Stevensn http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-save-money-on-groceries/#comment-27942 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 03:12:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19960#comment-27942 Where are inexpensive places to order ingredients online?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by jamie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27928 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 01:30:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27928 Thanks I was just going to ask this! Did you sub equal amounts? I have the brand from Costco that is meant to just sub equally but a lot of my baking doesn’t turn out when I try that.

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Comment on Packing in the Pacifier – How To Get Your Child To Give Up The Soother by Jo http://happyhooligans.ca/pacifier-weaning-how-to-give-up-soother/#comment-27792 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:38:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=20072#comment-27792 we used something here in the UK called stop n grow. It’s to stop people biting nails and has a really bitter taste. I told him for a week before that the dummy fairy was going to come and put. Spell in his dummies on a certain day. The spell would make them taste horrible. I sneaked into nursery at pick up time and put a tiny dot on all of them and popped them in his tray. Immediately he saw me he went for his dummies put one in his mouth and started to pull a face. The part that was not part of the plan was he vomited on the floor as he really didn’t like the taste. But he has never asked for a dummy since so although that moment was a little hairy, he was dummy free instantly.

My other child was easier, we had a wee ceremony and buried them in the garden and he got a gift from the dummy fairy. That worked a treat for him!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27759 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:52:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27759 Glad you loved it, Janet!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Janet Hunt http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27739 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:25:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27739 I made this cake as indicated and it turned out perfectly. The only thing I did differently was bake it at 300 and it was nicely done after one hour. I wasn’t sure if I was to use unsalted butter, all I had was salted so I didn’t put quite the full 1/4 tsp of salt as I wasn’t sure if it would be too salty. My husband and I just had a piece..,delicious! Thank you:)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-27701 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:49:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-27701 If you use vegetable oil, then the contents will be veg oil, flour and tempera paint. Tempera is non-toxic, so while I wouldn’t want her actually eating it, it’s not toxic if she gets a small amount in her mouth. Remember though, it’s flour, and if you wouldn’t feel safe with her playing with loose flour, because of choking risks, then I would wait until she’s older before offering it for play.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by JP http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-27697 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:40:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-27697 Is this safe for my 2 1/2 year old? She’s not putting everything in her mouth anymore, but want her to b safe. Thanks!

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-27593 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:11:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-27593 Hey, whatever works, right? I think it’s fab that it hit you out of the blue, but it worked so well. I LOVE the candle idea too, Anna! Thanks for sharing that one!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27592 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:10:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27592 Yes, 2.5 = 2 and a half, Linda. :)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by LInda http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27586 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:54:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27586 Ok I can bake….but im so sorry for being dumb…but in your measurements’ you have 2.5 ….Is the 5 a half??? Please clarify for me……thank you…Cant wait to try the cake…

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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-27572 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:52:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-27572 I think these ideas are great. So many uses for them. I’m having a really hard time trying to clean them out. Is there a trick? I use the Kirkland brand (don’t think that makes a difference, but I can’t get the filter out of them). Any tricks on how to do that? Thanks!

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by Anna http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-27542 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:42:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-27542 A few months before my daughter turned 3 we had this problem. I tried to maker her sit on a diaper in the potty, with the diaper on on the potty… she refused.
One day I just blurted out “If you do a poopy in the potty you’ll get a… nut!” – I knew she had wanted to try nuts but thus far we had always told her she doesn’t have strong enough teeth yet.
And guess what, she just did a poop! I couldn’t believe it. So for some time, she got a walnut for every poop. I had always sworn I’d never use food (or any other reward for that matter) as an encouragement for any kind of behaviour, but I just said it without thinking and it worked.
I remember I once read about the potty candle – tell your child s/he can blow out a candle after the pee/poop; maybe easier.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-27526 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:14:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-27526 I make mine dry. I use 1 bar of fels naptha, finely grated, 1 cup borax, and 1 cup washing soda. Mix it all together and you’re done. 1 tbsp for regular loads and 2 tbsp for larger or dirtier loads. Takes about 10 minutes to make. The longest part is grating the soap.

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Comment on Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Machine Recipe by Beverly Bender http://happyhooligans.ca/banana-chocolate-chip-bread-machine-recipe/#comment-27516 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:22:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19474#comment-27516 I tryed to sign up for the bamama cream cheese cake an could not pull it up
Help! !!!

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by jodie kilbourne http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-27510 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:22:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-27510 Going to do this for our spring break! My kids will love it

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Comment on Homemade Story Stones by 24 Common Core Activities for Kindergarten Success http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-27503 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:35:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-27503 […] and tell stories together. Think of all aspects of a story, who, what when, where, why and how. See how to make story stones at Happy […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27501 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:07:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27501 I always leave mine in the pan to frost it, Jessica. You could try popping it out by laying a large, rectangular baking sheet over the top and flipping it. You’d want to make sure the pan was well sprayed so it comes out nicely.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27500 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:06:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27500 Thank you! I agree completely! I rarely mess with a recipe. Baking is science, and typically, if you want the recipe to turn out exactly as it should, you need to follow the recipe exactly. Unless of course, you’re an expert baker, which I am not! Hah!

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-27498 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:05:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-27498 That’s what this post is about, Kristy. Tips for when your child won’t poop on the potty or toilet.

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-27497 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:04:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-27497 Awesome! What a great way to transition your way out of the room in baby steps!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27496 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:04:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27496 I always leave mine in the pan to frost it, Jessica. You could try popping it out by laying a large, rectangular baking sheet over the top and flipping it. You’d want to make sure the pan was well sprayed so it comes out nicely.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Jessica http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27401 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:21:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27401 Hi there! I’m about to make this cake for Easter dinner and I couldn’t be more excited about it! One quick question. Do you usually frost it while it’s in the pan? Or do you actually remove yours from the cake pan before icing? I want the presentation to be neat and clean.

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by Morgan Buchanan http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-27389 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-27389 My son was just scared I think. So what I did was hold him. He sat on the potty and I squatted beside him and held him in my arms and told him that it was okay that nothing was going to happen. He only went when I held them though…then over time I moved just holding his hand, to sitting on the floor in front of him, sitting on a stool outside the open door (Our toilet was in it’s own room) that took maybe a week and then he was able to go without me going with him….he would just yell, “MOOOOM! I POOOOOOPED!!!!” Meaning I needed to come wipe! ha!

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by kristy http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-27385 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:40:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-27385 I have identical twin girls one of them pee’s and poops on the potty but the other only pee’s on the potty, she refuses to poop on it. What go I do?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Gravenstein http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27380 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:16:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27380 Substituting ingredients and/or their amounts is not a recipe for success, esp. with a cake. This cake already is baking at a low temp, so futzing with ingredients isn’t really a good idea UNTIL you master the recipe as written. I haven’t tried this cake, but I don’t think you can complain about the recipe unless you’ve followed it to a T.

Once they were changing the gas lines in my street. Everything was supposed to back up and running. I decided to make a cake. The oven wouldn’t heat beyond about 200 F. I already had the batter, so I thought, what the heck, I have nothing to lose. I remember it took a LONG time to bake, but it was probably the best cake I’d ever made, super moist.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Gravenstein http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27378 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:10:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27378 There really chemistry involved in baking. I’ve been baking my entire life and find most things turn out well for me. However, back in the day we stopped using sugar and I tried substituting honey in varying amounts. My baking went south. I’ve read that sugar actually contributes to moistness and crumb. Not saying you can’t make substitutions, but it will take some experimentation.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-27377 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:09:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-27377 Are you using full strength (99%) rubbing alcohol, Sara? I’ve just edited the post, and added that. Apparently, there is a weaker strength (approx 60%) that won’t work for this project.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27376 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:09:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27376 Did you tfrost the cake in the pan? How do we do this so someone can take this cake to their easter party. Should i remove it then frost it? A liytle confused.

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by Diane http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-27357 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:57:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-27357 If you haven’t seen this book yet, look for it. This classic story makes this less scary by showing your child that all animals and people poop so it’s natural that they would poop too. Besides, this is hilarious to pass on to Gramps or your favorite uncle as a gag gift when your toddler is done with it.

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by Nicky http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-27356 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:47:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-27356 Jen is right.. #3 is BAD advice and could lead to the very problem this article is supposed to help with :(

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by kirsty http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-27353 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:30:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-27353 My son refused to Poo on the potty or in the toilet. I tried everything. He would tell me when he was 4 he would do it. He would put on a pull up when he wanted to do a poo then would come tell me. We would then go through the process of emptying in the toilet wiping bottom, flushing toilet, washing hands. The day he turned 4 he sat on the toilet and did poo like he had been doing it forever – no big deal to him but it was to me lol. My advice is just let them go they will come around when they are ready, the more you push them the longer it will take. Good luck :-)

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Dana http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-27328 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:35:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-27328 This same trick can be used to make colored glue. Just buy some cheap white or clear school glue, drop in a marker insert or two, and voila! You’ll have pretty glue to use for decorating or fun projects.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Sara http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-27280 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:17:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-27280 I’ve tried this twice and it’s still not working!
I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong.
If someone could give tips that would be very appreciated.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27185 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:07:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27185 Yes, as mentioned, the cake is frosted, once completely cooled, AFTER coming out of the freezer.

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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza Recipe by Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-27184 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:04:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-27184 […] Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by nikki http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27183 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:59:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27183 Do I frost cake once comes out of frezzer

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Comment on Coffee Filter Easter Wreath by Julie V http://happyhooligans.ca/coffee-filter-easter-wreath-for-kids/#comment-27160 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:35:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13657#comment-27160 Leave the filters together in bunches instead and using spare Easter egg dye, folded and dipped center and edges of filters in the various colors of dye for a tie dye effect. The kids loved watching the filter suck up the colors and blend naturally to make different hues. Once all parts of the filter were colored, they thought it was so cool when they were pulled apart and had “copied” the design onto multiple filters at once. We did this in the evening so when done, we just spread out the filters to dry overnight! Then we finished up the project the next morning. PS I used a plastic dollar store table cloth to cover the table top.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27146 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:44:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27146 Margarine could yield different results because the consistency is different than butter. Lisa. I’m not a pro baker by any means, but I’ve always read that baking is science, and a recipe turns out the way it does because of the reactions/composition of the ingredients. It might turn out fine, but if you can, I’d stick with the suggested ingredients.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-27144 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:41:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-27144 There’s a small set of arrows under the bar, Betty. If you hover on the bar for a few seconds, you’ll see the arrows. Click on those, and it will move the bar off the screen. Hope that helps.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by betty http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-27137 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:11:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-27137 I came to your site for the bubble recipe, but the social media posting bar on the left covers up all the list of ingredients on my laptop view. The bar is really awkward there and makes the site design very bulky. Too bad- looks like fun.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Colleen http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27083 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:28:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27083 This came out exactly as the pictures showed, step by step. I used butter milk I bought at the store, I didn’t make it. I also used a corning ware dish. Went from oven to freezer, without a problem. Moist and delicious, perfect easy too spend a rainy afternoon, baking this terrific cake.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by lisa Nahm http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27073 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:45:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27073 can I use margarine or I have to use real butter?

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Comment on 50+ Kid Lunch Ideas That Are Not Sandwiches by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/kid-lunch-ideas-not-sandwiches/#comment-27023 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:37:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19692#comment-27023 You’re welcome, Debs. They look so yummy!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Cate http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27011 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:14:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27011 I don’t think you’re going to eat a whole cake though so proportionally speaking if you have a thin piece I’m sure you’ll be under budget ;)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Cate http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-27010 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:12:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-27010 I have had this happen to me with pyrex dish from the oven. It was fresh out of the oven, had been emptied onto a serving platter and mum put it in the sink and it exploded. Scared the bejeebus out of us! I agree… I’d use a metal pan when I make this cake. I’ll also be putting it into a freezer that doesn’t have any other foods in it so they don’t spoil from raising the temp in the freezer. Looking forward to making this for Easter though… thanks for the recipe :)

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Comment on 50+ Kid Lunch Ideas That Are Not Sandwiches by Debs http://happyhooligans.ca/kid-lunch-ideas-not-sandwiches/#comment-26907 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:46:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19692#comment-26907 Thanks for including our Ham and Cheese Savoury Muffins! Great list. Pinned!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by LeAnne http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26882 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:52:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26882 I have it in the oven, it just finished it’s hour and ten minutes but still pretty wet in the middle so I guess I’ll leave it a bit longer! Smells amazing though. My edges already look completely done so hopefully they don’t dry out.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26811 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:55:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26811 No, it’s all-purpose (plain) flour that this recipe calls for. The baking soda in the recipe causes the cake to rise.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26810 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:54:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26810 No, it’s 275ºF, Shaniel.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Shaniel Thomas http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26785 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:21:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26785 275 degrees celcius?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by robyn http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26752 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:16:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26752 perhaps this was due to using plain flour – you need to use self raising flour for cakes to rise.

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Comment on Playing with Sticks and Stones by DIY Lawn Games for the Whole Family ~ Krrb Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/natural-elements/#comment-26672 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:00:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=397#comment-26672 […] about making lawn dominoes (I quite like the jumbo version), but something about the simplicity of this project is just perfect! If you have little kids, you can turn it into a fun game of finding stones, […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26648 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:14:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26648 I believe so. You’d just need to alter the baking time.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26646 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:11:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26646 I use a pyrex dish, and I place it directly into the freezer, Rose.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26645 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:11:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26645 I do have a larger dish. It’s massive, but I would think you’ll have to alter the baking time if you use a bigger dish because the batter will not be as deep in the dish. I’m not sure how much to tell you to alter it by though. You’d want to really keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Trisha http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26625 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:33:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26625 This recipe would use up my whole year’s sugar allowance in one go…yikes!!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26613 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:36:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26613 Would this work for cupcakes?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Debbie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26588 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:06:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26588 I’ve been making this same cake for a couple of years now. Yes, putting it in freezer makes it so very moist. The cake is delicious.
I enjoy Cream Cheese frosting, but I have taken to making a Browned Butter frosting. It is so delicious!!! My brother-in-law has always preferred chocolate, but he requested this cake with Browned Butter frosting for his birthday cake last year. It’s such a delicate taste, and goes with the cake beautifully.
I melt a whole stick of butter and let it brown slightly. Pour it into a small bowl and let it cool completely. Then make a basic buttercream frosting substituting the browned butter for regular butter.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Cynthia R Standard http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26575 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:51:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26575 I am not a very good baker/cook, but I will try this. I have a banana bread recipe that I tried and ended up throwing all 4 loaves away. They were not done on the bottom. I know I did something wrong, but what it was, I don’t know. I will not alter your recipe in any way, for the exception of a bigger dish to bake it in. Is that a good suggestion? Do they even make a dish bigger than what the recipe call for? Thank you! !!!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by eValerie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26566 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:51:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26566 Um, Pyrex sometimes explodes on sudden temperature changes. I STRONGLY suggest using a metal pan, not any form of glass. I’ve heard too many stories, including from real people who I know, of hot Pyrex shattering and spraying shards of flying glass all over their kitchen when it cools suddenly after being in an oven. You can Google “exploding Pyrex” for more info.

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Comment on 8 Gorgeous Homemade Wind Chimes for Kids to Make by Lauren http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes-for-kids/#comment-26532 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:39:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19940#comment-26532 Thanks for sharing these homemade wind chimes! Children will definitely love creating this simple and fun craft.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Rose H http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26509 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:18:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26509 I guess you can’t use a glass baking dish for this since it goes from oven to freezer OR did you mean to say remove from pan and freeze?? Thanks :)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Rebecca http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26506 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:06:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26506 I made this last night for the first time and it was amazing! At first I thought I’d done something wrong because the cake mix seemed a little runny when comparing it to your picture, but in the end it turned out delicious! I used a 9×13 Pyrex dish and it worked perfectly. I did have to cook it a bit longer (maybe 10-15 more minutes) because it wasn’t quite done in the middle. And I just received a text from my husband today saying, “This cake is sinfully good.” :) I will definitely make this time and time again. Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

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Comment on Quick and Easy Coffee Cake Recipe for Last Minute Entertaining by Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-coffee-cake/#comment-26433 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:15:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=828#comment-26433 […] Quick and Easy Coffee Cake […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by katie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26432 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:13:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26432 I was wondering if there is a way I can turn this into a diabetic recipe. And if so how can I go about doing it?

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Comment on 8 Gorgeous Homemade Wind Chimes for Kids to Make by Playful matters http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-wind-chimes-for-kids/#comment-26427 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:51:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19940#comment-26427 Oh these are gorgeous! Love, love, love the rainbow colours :) I would love to do one of these with the kids but I am finding it difficult to choose just one to do! Well, when I do decide they’ll make a great Mother’s Day gift :)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26374 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:08:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26374 Can you sub almond milk in other recipes you use? If so, I’m guessing you probably can. I wouldn’t know though. I’ve never used almond milk, nor have I ever tampered with this recipe.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by ev http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26370 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:44:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26370 can u sub almond milk

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by larry http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26369 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:42:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26369 Baking powder instead of baking soda nay have caused this boiling

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by arlene http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26367 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:05:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26367 I had little helpers who put the bananas in with the flour and the milk last….we’ll see!

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Comment on Adorable Cotton Pad Chick Craft for Preschoolers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-chick-craft/#comment-26288 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:07:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19924#comment-26288 Of course it’s ok. That’s the whole reason I share what I do, Merissa. To inspire others to do our crafts and activities. :)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26286 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:04:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26286 I’m not sure how this would’ve happened to you. If you read through the comments here and on my fb page, people love this recipe. Some even say the cake almost over flows the pan. The batter, when you pour it into the pan would be deeper than 2.2cm, so how would it shrink. I do specify in the body of the post that it’s baked at 275 farenheit. I can add that to the print out as well. Sorry it didn’t turn out for you, but if you followed the instructions, I can’t think of a reason it would fail. Is it possible that you used baking POWDER instead of baking SODA?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26284 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:58:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26284 Yes c=cup. Thanks for pointing it out. I’ve edited the post.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26281 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:34:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26281 Just wondering, all listed ingredients in cups state cups. In the cream cheese frosting it states 1/2 C butter. Is that a 1/2 cup or is C something else please?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Jessica http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26227 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:59:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26227 It looks good and smells good. Only wish I’d known it would rise so bloody much! Damn thing is pretty much spilling over the edges of my 9×13 glass baking dish. But it’s cooked and didn’t make a mess. Just wondering if I should transfer it before I ice it or something. So just a tip: use a large dish lol

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Briony http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26223 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:06:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26223 This would have to be the worst cake I have ever made! I followed the recipe exactly although I’m assuming all the measurements are American…I used Australian measurements. I baked the cake at 135C fan forced. It did not rise although I put 1.5 teaspoons of baking soda as per recipe. I bought 2 fresh bags of flour & used 1 cup of plain & 2 cups of wholemeal. My cake looks like a slice…it is only about 2.2cm (1inch) high. I am very disappointed as I was really looking forward to it. Can I suggest that you specify in your recipe the oven temperature in F or C & whether you are using imperial or metric measurements.
I found this recipe on Facebook & did not realize at first that it came from an American website.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26209 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:34:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26209 We don’t do a lot of sugar around here either. In fact we use Stevia instead of sugar in all of our recipes! Now I have not actually made this particular recipe, but I make banana bread all the time and this is similar just cooked and cooled differently. When I make banana bread I use way less sugar than the recipe calls for, and sometimes I add no sugar added apple sauce as a sweeter and to make it more moist. So yes you probably can use as little sugar as you want, it won’t affect the way it bakes only the way it tastes! Same for the Icing, you can use less or no sugar for the icing as well. Our favorite icing is a coconut cream icing and we don’t put but a little Stevia in it!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Hannah http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26200 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:47:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26200 No it’sin Fahrenheit. In Celsius it will be 135 degrees.

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Comment on Adorable Cotton Pad Chick Craft for Preschoolers by Merissa Hatch http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-chick-craft/#comment-26199 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:37:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19924#comment-26199 Oh my goodness! I love that idea. They look so neat and the kids would have a blast. I think I might use this idea at my next Easter party, if that is okay? Awww!
-Merissa Hatch

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Sue Lewandowski http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26188 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:50:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26188 I always put my cakes in the freezer after the oven. It helps with frosting the cake as well as moistness!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Rose http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26181 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:33:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26181 This sounds so good, I’m going to make it this weekend. Thank you for sharing

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Jessica http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-26118 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:20:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-26118 Thanks!! Wish I had thought of the “pom pom trick” when my son was younger & we used dry erase for practice on all those timed math problems!! I still use dry erase on a lot of things for myself(chore charts, weekly schedules,etc.) & am going to try the project posted with some little one’s I watch). I, too, was tired of all the kleenexes & lost every dry eraser I bought!! Lol!!

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Comment on Vibrant Paper Towel Art for Toddlers Thru Tweens by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-26096 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:39:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-26096 They would! That’a great idea, Erin!

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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-26095 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:38:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-26095 That’s brilliant, Jessica!

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Comment on Vibrant Paper Towel Art for Toddlers Thru Tweens by Erin http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-towel-art/#comment-26094 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:28:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11358#comment-26094 As far as what to do with them, those pretty strips would make lovely Easter basket filler, or wrapping material inside a gift bag!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Jessica http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-26077 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:45:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-26077 I learned a new trick from a teacher for an to use with the dry marker. You can hot glue the small pom-pom’s to the lid of dry erase marker, & then kiddo’s can flip it over as they would a pencil to erase!!! A pack of small pom-poms are cheap & an easy way to keep everything together!! Thought this was a GREAT idea….hope it can be useful for others!!!

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Comment on Fairy Mud with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by bianca http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-26068 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:29:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-26068 Hi there, how long does the Fairy Mud keep? Thanks! :-)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Joan http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26058 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:22:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26058 Would using 2% milk instead of Homogenized milk caused this?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Joan http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26057 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:13:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26057 Read # 7 again

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26041 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:52:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26041 So strange. I’m glad it worked out for you though, Shawn!

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Comment on Tin Foil and Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft for Kids by Papier-mâché Easter Eggs - Fireflies and Mud Pies http://happyhooligans.ca/tin-foil-easter-eggs/#comment-26040 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:49:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3037#comment-26040 […] Wooden Eggs | Fireflies and Mud Pies Yarn Eggs | Fantastic Fun and Learning Tin Foil and Tissue Paper Eggs | Happy Hooligans Felt Easter Egg Activity | Fireflies and Mud Pies Sticky Easter Egg Craft | The […]

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Comment on Rockin’ Robin by Painted Wooden Eggs - Fireflies and Mud Pies http://happyhooligans.ca/rockin-robin/#comment-26039 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:48:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3222#comment-26039 […] | Hoosier Homemade Nest and Bird Craft | Buggy and Buddy Bird Window Art | My Nearest and Dearest Rockin’ Robin Craft for Preschool | Happy Hooligans Blue Bird Craft with Cupcake Liner Nests | Crafty Morning Colorful Bird Card […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Shawn http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26038 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:47:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26038 Yes I used a 9 x 13 pan. We dumped off some of the batter and baked it an extra 20 min and it actually came out great. I just can’t figure out what we did wrong! Glad it worked in the end!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Andrea http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26035 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:27:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26035 Trying this a second time because my husband begged me. The only problem I have with it is it takes about 20-25 minutes longer to cook than you have stated. The first time I made it last year, it was basically raw in the middle, yet it still tasted really good lol. Giving it a second try and let it go for almost a full 30 minutes beyond and it’s still just a little soft as I put it in the freezer. Fingers crossed it comes out baked all the way through! I know we have an inferior oven, but it’s not normally THAT much off. I wonder if it’s because of the decreased temp. Still a yummy cake either way. :)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Jasmina http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26034 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:16:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26034 freezer does not like hot! They’ll thaw out ???

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Kim Wilson http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-26015 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:38:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-26015 Can this cake be frozen ?

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Miss T. Esl Arts And Crafts http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-25983 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:51:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-25983 Hi there I’m Rosemary.For 5 years now I am in The Middle
East as ELL teacher.I have just encounter your website searching for
arts for my coming lesson. I reckon that, I need to
modify this a tad to suit perfectly for my kids and this will probably be brilliant.Many thanks for sharing your mind and writing it all together.

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Comment on 2-Ingredient GOOP Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/2-ingredient-goop-recipe/#comment-25980 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:44:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15474#comment-25980 I’ve never tried keeping it, Tanya. I would imagine it would keep for a day or two, but I’m just guessing.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25979 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:43:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25979 I’m not an expert baker either, Audrey, so I don’t usually alter a recipe because I really don’t know what the results will be like. I’ve never tampered with this one. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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Comment on 2-Ingredient GOOP Recipe by Tanya http://happyhooligans.ca/2-ingredient-goop-recipe/#comment-25934 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:37:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15474#comment-25934 How long will the gloop keep for in a container?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Audrey http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25922 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 06:36:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25922 I’m not a baker, especially from scratch. But I can follow recipes like any engineer :-)
I want to make this for my younger son’s first birthday but prefer less sweet foods. Will it mess it up to use less sugar? Is there a less sweet alternative to icing? All natural though, not a fan of sugar subs. Thanks!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Hails http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25916 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:18:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25916 135c is 275f
350f is 180c

You would have to lower it to 135c .

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25912 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:04:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25912 Hmm. I’m not sure. I’ve never had that problem, and if you read through the comments here and on my fb page, there are a lot of people who make it often, or who have just tried it,and loved it, so I’m thinking maybe there was either a mis-measurement when you were making it, or maybe your pan wasn’t big enough? Did you use a large rectangular 9 inch by 13 inch pan? The lemon juice shouldn’t cause a problem. The lemon juice is an essential part of the recipe.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Shawn http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25890 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 01:22:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25890 We made this tonight and followed the directions exactly, we used 2% milk and added lemon juice to sour it. During baking the batter liquified and started boiling over, got all over the oven. What did we do wrong? It’s still baking but I think it won’t set up. Maybe the lemon juice caused the problem? Thanks do much!

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-25883 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:42:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-25883 Great idea, Noel!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25882 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:42:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25882 You can try altering the recipe, but I can’t make any guarantees. Baking is science really, so if you want the same results as the recipe promises, I’d stick to the ingredients that are in the recipe. I’ve never heard of using applesauce in icing. I’m not sure a cream cheese icing made with applesauce would turn out very well.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25881 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:39:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25881 I keep it covered on the counter, it never lasts more than a couple of days. It’s as good the 2nd day as the first, so no, you don’t have to serve it immediately.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Shannon http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25879 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:33:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25879 Should it be served immediately or can you make it the day before and if so how do you store it until time to eat?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Cindy http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25863 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:20:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25863 I made this, and it is excellent. It wasn’t hardly cooked at all at the end of 1 hour and 10 minutes, so next time I think I may cook it at 300 degrees.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25852 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20:18:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25852 Can you maybe use lime juice in place of the lemon juice ? And apple sauce in place of the butter for the icing ?

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Heidi http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-25838 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:52:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-25838 I really liked the flavor; however, I believe that I will peel the tomatoes for a smoother texture.

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Noel http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-25825 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:25:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-25825 I like these ideas, how about using them to make a spring time wreath! :-) it would be beautiful!

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Comment on {Adorable} Owl Craft for Kids by Art and Craft for Kids: O is for Owl! http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-owls/#comment-25762 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 06:23:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1286#comment-25762 […] Adorable Owl Craft with TP Rolls and Fabric Scraps – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 10 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make for the Tree this Year by Fun and Creative Winter Themed Crafts For Kids - Hative http://happyhooligans.ca/christmas-crafts/#comment-25757 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:21:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=249#comment-25757 […] Cut a house shape from cardboard and cover with colourful paper or fabric for a Christmas ornament. source […]

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by 50 Nature Play Activities for Kids! - Eco Toys Blog | Eco Toys Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-25754 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:07:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-25754 […] 23. Get muddy! […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Sue n http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25752 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 04:53:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25752 this looks amazing

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25732 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:57:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25732 I suppose some would probably say yes, but ours doesn’t last for more than a couple of days, so I store it covered, on the kitchen counter.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Carol K. http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25731 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:51:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25731 BEST EVER FOR SURE. Followed recipe exactly and it turned out exactly perfect. Crazy perfect. One question, yes since it has cream cheese frosting, are we to store it in the fridge covered? Thank You so much.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25707 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:36:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25707 No problem! It wasn’t terribly obvious. I can see how you missed it. :)

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25706 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:35:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25706 Yes, that’s the right sugar. I think the cake would be fine if you didn’t freeze it. Freezing it just makes it super-moist.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25705 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:35:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25705 Yes!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by rachel http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25648 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:40:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25648 what is icing sugar? Like powdered sugar?

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Kirstin http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25618 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:57:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25618 Sounds great! Is confectioner’s sugar “icing sugar”? What happens if I don’t freeze the cake?
Thank you!

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Elizabeth http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25609 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:05:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25609 I made these with gluten-free flower (Namaste blend) and it turned out perfectly! Delicious!!!

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Comment on Backyard Play Ideas by 18 Free, Cool Things to Add to a Backyard Play Space http://happyhooligans.ca/in-our-big-back-yard/#comment-25595 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:50:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=250#comment-25595 […]  You bet you can!  You don’t need oodles of space or fancy toys and equipment to have the best backyard on the […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Diane http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25555 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:48:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25555 Sorry, thanks my eyes aren’t what they use to and it was very late night

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Comment on How to Make Maple Syrup Snow Candy – 3 Simple Steps by melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/make-maple-syrup-snow-candy-3-simple-steps/#comment-25493 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:15:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19232#comment-25493 It’s funny you so no grocery store brands, and use presidents choice grocery store brand maple syrup ;p
At the superstore I’ve found that the canned syrup is probably the cheapest and tastes amazing, even better that the presidents choice. You just have to go to the isle with the 100% syrup products and they should have it there. The syrup that comes in that beige jug is really good too, Im pretty sure the can I have is from the same brand.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25447 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:06:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25447 You must’ve just missed it, Diane. It’s on the same line as the flour – you add flour and buttermilk alternately.

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by Rainbow Faux Cronuts & Rainbow Water | http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-25443 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:55:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-25443 […] 2 recipes for St.Patrick’s Day one for Rainbow Faux Cronuts from Sweet Simple Stuff and Rainbow Water from Happy Hooligans decided to put them together for one fun treat […]

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by Diane Carter http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-25441 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:45:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-25441 you didn’t say when to put in the buttermilk

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Comment on Frozen Fractals Soup Activity – Ice Play for Kids by Stacie http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-fractals-activity-ice-play-kids/#comment-25422 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:46:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15531#comment-25422 Did their hands get colored from the food coloring?

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-25327 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:48:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-25327 Linda, I LOVE it when people pass these on to nursing homes, or when I hear from someone saying they do my crafts with their elderly friends and patients. That just warms my heart so much because my Nana was one of the most important people in my life, and I adored the people who crafted with her in the nursing home in her final years. Bless you. Thanks for making my day. xx

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-25325 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:35:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-25325 I am passsing these on to the activities person at my Mom’s nursing home. Many are simple and can be done by those even with arthritic hands.

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Comment on Mitten Matching Game with Clothespins – Fine Motor Fun for Toddlers by 37 Activities Under $10 That Will Keep Your Kids Busy On A Snow Day | Real Estates in India http://happyhooligans.ca/matching-activity/#comment-25307 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:14:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2029#comment-25307 […] Play a mitten matching game with your […]

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Comment on Homemade Story Stones by 10+ Ways to Play with Stones - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-24842 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:56:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-24842 […] Story Stones:  Story stones are lots of fun!  I had a blast making them, and the hooligans love playing with them.  They are wonderful story-telling prompts.  A child reaches into the basket, draws out a stone, and must use whatever is on the stone in a sentence i.e. “I was riding a blue elephant“, and either they or another child draws another stone and continues, “when I saw a dog playing with a red ball“.  We have a collection of about 50-60 story stones, so it’s a new game every time we play.  You can see how I made our story stones here. […]

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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-24839 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:47:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-24839 So creative and ingenious. Glad you’re not nearly as lame as we are, Willie.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Debra Saniti http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-24789 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:31:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-24789 K-Cups plug the whole and use them for coloring Easter eggs. You would need quail eggs or some small one’s for sure. Love your ideas. Thanks

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Willie o'Dell http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-24769 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:08:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-24769 These are all lame. I will continue to just throw them out!

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-24715 Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:14:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-24715 Such a simple idea. Definitely need to try this with my children. Thank you

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-24570 Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:51:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-24570 That might be the reason, Mae. I can’t think of any other reason it wouldn’t have worked for you.

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by mae http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-24502 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:40:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-24502 I mean olive oil?

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by mae http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-24501 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:39:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-24501 I was so excited to do this but I tried it twice and it didn’t work. I ended up with a layer of blue water and a layer of oil on the top no matter how much I shook it. Was it because I used vegetable oil?

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-24462 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:45:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-24462 Thanks for these wonderful recipe. Just like you, I’m a bread machine fan too. And yes I use it to make pizza dough and buns, English muffins too!

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Comment on Dino Dig – Melting Ice with Salt and Water by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-24451 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:15:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-24451 Yes, the 2 year olds here love this. The older children stay at it longer because they’re working with a purpose, but the 2’s love the experimental play involved.

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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-24450 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:15:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-24450 I suppose if you wiped the drawing with your hand or sleeve, you might consider it “messy” (not that a little mess ever bothers us heehee), but as far as a creative drawing experience goes, it’s not really a messy one. The ink stays on the page as long as you don’t rub it, and even if there is smudging, the benefits of getting creative in a new and fun way, far outweigh the mess factor. It’s much less messy than many other art projects we do.

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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-24449 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:11:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-24449 Water colours would probably work as long as you make sure the tape is pressed down firmly. My only thought would be that the water colours could seep underneath the tape, whereas acrylics are thicker so that’s less likely to happen. Let me know how it goes if you give it a try, Lynelle.

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Comment on Tape Resist Art for a Stained Glass Look – Easy Art for Toddlers by Lynelle http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting/#comment-24442 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 11:06:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2704#comment-24442 I would love to do this with my daughter. Just wondering would water colours work on a canvas? Or would I need to use acrylic paint? Thought a canvas would be great so then I could hang it on her wall.

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by St. Patrick’s Day Roundup | AuPairCare of North Alabama http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-24384 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-24384 […] Amy at One Arsty Mama 4. “Leprechaun House” By Carolina at 30 Minute Crafts 5. “Rainbow Water” By Jackie at Happy Hooligans 6. “Leprechaun Hat Favours” By Jeromina of Paper, […]

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Erin http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-24370 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 03:25:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-24370 Is this messy or do the dry erase markers stay pretty good on the page protectors. I have a two year old that would LOVE this.

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Comment on Dino Dig – Melting Ice with Salt and Water by Trudy http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-24310 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:38:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-24310 what age group does this work best with? Would a 2 year old be able to do it

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Jackie Currie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-24194 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:54:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-24194 I really wanted to reach mothers of boys, Liz, as we have a difficult time finding books that specifically appeal to our sons. I’m ok with mothers of girls skipping the article as moms of girls typically don’t have difficulty finding reading material for their daughters. Had I called the post “Great books” or “books I loved to read to my children”, moms of boys may have skipped it, and those were the ones I wanted to appeal to with this post. :)

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Comment on Simple Trick to Organize Gift Cards and Rewards Cards in Your Wallet by terry http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-trick-organize-gift-cards-wallet/#comment-24129 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:02:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18296#comment-24129 what will happen if you have 2 cards that have (Touch and go capabilties)? i think you should leave them off. Nice idea for Store cards.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-23901 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-23901 They’re great for all kids. The title of the post just makes it easy for Moms of boys to find a great book list for their sons. In my experience, girls will often read just about anything, but boys tend to be a little more particular about their reading material. Especially reluctant readers. This list simply puts a collection of books that boys find particularly appealing in one place for those looking for books for their sons to read.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by M-L http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-23884 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:36:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-23884 Yes!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by M-L http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-23883 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:35:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-23883 I fail to see why any of these wouldn’t appeal to girls too, having read many of them when I was a girl. Stories are stories not “for boys” or “for girls”. Please don’t “pinkify” books now too!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Dulce http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-23882 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:28:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-23882 My 9 year- old has the whole collection of Wimpy Kid and Nate books, that he read last year. I am glad I see them in your list, because a friend of mine saw my 6 year old with the Wimpy kid book, and told me they are not appropriate and “disgusting”. That he should be reading Harry Potter or something else, but the one that he likes are totally inappropriate. He has a 11 year old, advanced reader, super smart boy. Made me feel like a bad mother.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Brian Robinson http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-23875 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:29:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-23875 Great ideas! We recently released the Recycle A Cup cutter which allows you to cut and separate used K-Cup packs for reuse or recycling. If your audience is interested please visit http://www.recycleacup.com!

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Comment on Tissue Paper Easter Wreath for Toddlers and Preschoolers by 10 Easy Spring crafts for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-wreath/#comment-23843 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:11:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2962#comment-23843 […] Tissue Paper Spring Wreath – another easy way to make a Spring wreath!  Toddlers will love crumpling the tissue paper for this pretty spring project! […]

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Comment on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by Kid Lunch Ideas That Are Not Sandwiches - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-23713 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:57:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-23713 […] in a side of fruit or vegetables to give them something else to eat with their lunch.  Add in a nutritious cookie, and you’re all […]

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Comment on Happy Hooligans’ Kid-Friendly Trail Mix Recipe by Kid Lunch Ideas That Are Not Sandwiches - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-trail-mix/#comment-23708 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:33:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1398#comment-23708 […] Homemade Trail Mix […]

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Comment on Penne with butter and parm by Kid Lunch Ideas That Are Not Sandwiches - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/penne-with-butter-and-parm/#comment-23707 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:29:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=961#comment-23707 […] Pasta with butter, parm, ham and veg […]

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Comment on Painting with Snow – A Winter Art Activity for Preschoolers by Kate Lloyd http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-snow-coffee-filters-markers/#comment-23526 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:54:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19293#comment-23526 This looks like so much fun.

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Comment on Hand Print Apple Tree Craft with Tissue Paper and Buttons by 20+ Ideas for Hand and Footprint Art - DIY - All in One! http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-pape-button-apple-trees/#comment-23496 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:54:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1122#comment-23496 […] Tissue Paper and Buttons Apple Tree – Happy […]

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Comment on How to Get Teens to Hang Up Their Towels: 10 Fail-Proof Solutions by Arli E http://happyhooligans.ca/get-teens-hang-up-their-towels-10-solutions/#comment-23395 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 02:48:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17742#comment-23395 Hi! I wanted to add another one to your list of ways to get teens to hand up their towels :Charge them 25 cents for every towel that is left on the floor, or more. :)
thanks!
arli

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Comment on Painting with Snow – A Winter Art Activity for Preschoolers by Louise http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-snow-coffee-filters-markers/#comment-23381 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 01:15:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19293#comment-23381 Painting with snow looks so much fun!!! I love the effect it creates too.

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Laurie Fulmer http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-23333 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:03:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-23333 Eating snow is a necessary rite of childhood passage (so all the better with sweetened condensed milk and vanilla)!

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by Jen http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-23260 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:33:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-23260 i very much disagree with your tip that says you tell the child their poop is “yucky.”

Many times, this is a reason kids withhold their poop. You don’t want to tell them it’s gross, nasty or yucky, especially since kids see their poop as an extension of their own bodies. <—- and that is yet another reason some kids struggle with this issue; they don't want to see their poop flushed down the toilet. It's scary for them!

Instead of telling your child their poop is yucky, help normalize it. Get some books about using the potty. Everyone Poops is my favorite. Don't make your child feel ashamed by telling them their poop is gross.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by calvin cloud http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-23246 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:51:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-23246 I was amazed to see that apparently you did not include any sports books in your list. As a boy growing up, when the library would have book reading contests during the summers, I would always load up on lots of sports books that were available. There is one book that I remember quite well named “Beyond the 40 yard line”. At age 75 I have to admit that those books back then might be considered very juvenile today when you look at the content of books these days. I would have been around 9-12.

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Comment on Zuppa Toscana – An Olive Garden Knock-Off by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/zuppa-toscana-olive-garden-knock-recipe/#comment-23166 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:53:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17584#comment-23166 That’s right, Celeste. For the bouillon part, it’s 9 cups water, and 5 cubes. Or if you’re using liquid bouillon, however much the label says to add to 9 cups water.

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Comment on Zuppa Toscana – An Olive Garden Knock-Off by Celeste Lane http://happyhooligans.ca/zuppa-toscana-olive-garden-knock-recipe/#comment-23144 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 03:41:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17584#comment-23144 Just to be clear, 9 cups of water and 5 bouillion cubes?

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Comment on When Your Child Won’t Poop on the Potty by Rosalind http://happyhooligans.ca/child-wont-poop-potty/#comment-22730 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 06:00:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19585#comment-22730 good tips!! I would add a couple of things.
1. Give them permission to poop on the potty. I’ve had several friends whose kids finally pooped on the potty after being told “it is ok. This is what you’re supposed to do.” One even had her pediatrician given the child permission.
2. If the issue is constipation, putting a drop of peppermint essential oil in the potty while they sit on it may help. It serves to help relax their body and help them poop.

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by nicole http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-22696 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:30:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-22696 If you have a bulletin board. Create a scene. Grass. Sun. Clouds. Could be a partial abstract look

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Katie Pearson http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-22628 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:09:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-22628 I agree! My first thought was a rainbow fish!
http://www.storylineonline.net/the-rainbow-fish/

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Comment on Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup by amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/slow-cooker-chicken-salsa-soup/#comment-22626 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:02:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17892#comment-22626 I made this last night definitely my favorite recipe for the slow cooker !! Im writing this one down i dont want to forget it thanks so much

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by veronica http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-22598 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:37:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-22598 How about placemats for the table!

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Comment on A Beginner Glue Gun Project for Kids: Mosaic Meat Tray Structures by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/glue-gun-project-for-kids/#comment-22596 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:17:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13298#comment-22596 Thanks Sue! I love that your son is already turning to the recycle bin for craft supplies! A boy after my own heart. :)

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-22595 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:16:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-22595 Great idea, Heidi!

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Comment on Cotton Pad Art for Toddlers (with Liquid Watercolours) by Heidi http://happyhooligans.ca/cotton-pad-art-for-toddlers/#comment-22522 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:26:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13944#comment-22522 We are going to get some styrofoam rings, little pins and beads. Put a bead on the stick pin, push it throught center of watercolor pad and into styrofoam ring. It will be a watercolor pad flower wreath.

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Comment on A Beginner Glue Gun Project for Kids: Mosaic Meat Tray Structures by Sue Lively http://happyhooligans.ca/glue-gun-project-for-kids/#comment-22519 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:08:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13298#comment-22519 I love this idea Jackie! My son loves making things out of recyclable to the extent that I can barely recycle anything without him taking it out of the blue bin and saying, “Let’s make something out of this Mommy!” Thanks for a fun idea! We like using glue guns too at our house – you can just make things with it that you can’t do with white glue and the wow factor is there quickly too.

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Comment on Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Machine Recipe by Susie http://happyhooligans.ca/banana-chocolate-chip-bread-machine-recipe/#comment-22403 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:23:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19474#comment-22403 Going to try this Sunday…
Looks Yummy, Thank you

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Comment on Adorable Easter Chick Napkin Ring Craft for Preschoolers by Kate Lloyd http://happyhooligans.ca/adorable-easter-chick-napkin-ring-craft-preschoolers/#comment-21983 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:42:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19540#comment-21983 Super cute. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Mary Anne http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-21978 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:07:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-21978 Thank you so much for the recipe. I’m on my second bucket because I keep giving it away to convince others to use it. I’m using a cat litter bucket which is almost exactly 5 gallons and the lid seals nicely. I got a paint stirrer attachment for my drill and it worked great to mix the gel blobs.
Can’t help but think it is much better for my septic tank too without all the suds and chemicals.

Thanks again!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-21977 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:24:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-21977 Are you serious, Michelle? You’re in PH?

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Comment on Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Machine Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/banana-chocolate-chip-bread-machine-recipe/#comment-21976 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:23:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19474#comment-21976 Certainly. Type measurement conversion into your google tool bar, and you’re good to go.

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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-21975 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:22:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-21975 I’m sure you likely can. Let me know what you come up with!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kim http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-21959 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:58:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-21959 Thank you for such a fantastic list! I can’t wait to explore these titles. My 13 year of son and I just finished “Touching Spirit Bear” by Ben Mikaelsen. We are now reading the sequel “Ghost of Spirit Bear.” “Touching Spirit Bear” is a fantastic book and has prompted many discussions of important life and heart issues. We read aloud every day. He reads, I listen. Thank you again! I have been looking for a list like this!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Tim Getchell http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-21944 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:13:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-21944 Check out the “Dangerous Book for Boys”. Everything a young boy needs to know to become a great man.

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Christy http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-21939 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:51:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-21939 My Aunt Rita used to tell me “God made dirt, so dirt can’t hurt”

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Christina http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-21836 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:32:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-21836 CRACKED and also EMPTY are two incredibly powerful YA books by K.M. Walton. An amazing read for even adults! Both on the damaging effects of bullying. So great for boys, all boys. Especially as CRACKED comes from both the eyes of the bully and the victim and makes you feel empathy for both.

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by phalguni http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-21830 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:36:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-21830 can we use any other ways to melt the crayons other than putting them in the oven?

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Comment on Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Machine Recipe by Anne Vaughan http://happyhooligans.ca/banana-chocolate-chip-bread-machine-recipe/#comment-21806 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:06:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19474#comment-21806 could we have the uk conversions for ingredients please? Want to try this :)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-21732 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:28:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-21732 As a mom with an 18 year old voracious reader, and as a teacher, never stop reading to your child as long as they will let you! Great opportunities to know what your child is thinking.

Enjoyed the blog, through a link posted on Facebook by my sister-in-law in Colorado. How fun to read the Farley Mowat bit and realize we live in the same town!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-21731 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:22:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-21731 […] Serve with a crusty loaf or my (awesomely delicious) bread machine dinner rolls! […]

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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-21692 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:21:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-21692 I’m in the process of making all my recipes printable, Charmaine, so if you check back in a few weeks it should be.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by susan http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-21677 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:00:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-21677 I gotta say it……how come no one has mentioned jello shots? For concerts, camping and picnics!!!

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Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by Charmaine http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-21627 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:03:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-21627 is there a link to a printable version please?

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-21564 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:00:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-21564 Haha! I’m glad you loved them so much, Andrea. Tears of joy. Yes!!

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Andrea http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-21255 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:38:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-21255 These are by far the best gosh darn dinner rolls on the planet. They are so good I nearly cried the first time I ate them. They are not only versatile and easy, but highly requested. I’ve just gotten smart though- I always have a batch in the freezer to pull out and thaw, rise and bake. I share them with everyone.
Plus.. in a pinch you CAN mix these by hand… but I much prefer to let my machine do that. :D Thank you so much for sharing such a fabulous recipe.

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by Mud Play Activities Sensory Science Math Building Play http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-21160 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:39:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-21160 […] Mud Play Ideas | Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by 50+ Rainbow Activities and Snacks -- plus give-away! ⋆ Study at Home Mama http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-21133 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:03:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-21133 […] Rainbow Water from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on mud kitchen activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mud-kitchen-activity/#comment-21067 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:02:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9773#comment-21067 Walmart, Home Depot, Canadian Tire all carry them here in Canada Nancy. Our second hand shop usually has a few of them too.

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by {Simple Sewing for Baby} 25 FREE Patterns and Tutorials - Kids Activities Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-21023 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-21023 […] Jumbo Reversible Receiving Blankets are an essential for every baby. Get the full tutorial from Happy Hooligans. […]

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Comment on mud kitchen activity by Nancy http://happyhooligans.ca/mud-kitchen-activity/#comment-21020 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:51:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9773#comment-21020 Where did you get the camping water jug? I’ve been looking for one but can’t find it. Please let me know where to find one. Thank you.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-20989 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:19:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-20989 A bit of both, Suzanne, but I think I leaned more towards content.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Suzanne http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-20950 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:25:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-20950 Great list! I am wondering, are the age ranges you have recommended based on reading level or content?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Suzanne http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-20949 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:24:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-20949 Great list! I am wondering, are the age ranges you have recommended based in reading level or content?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Jane Nall http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-20850 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:26:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-20850 My son’s first book was recommended by an elderly lady working in a Tallahassee, FL mall bookstore. “Day no Pigs Would Die” captured his attention within the first 4 pages and could not put it down. He hated reading until he read this one! Middle school boys and I thoroughly enjoy reading John Grisham’s four Theodore Boone books.

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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-20849 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:15:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-20849 There likely won’t be enough to drain, Lindi. You just sprinkle a small amount of the rice and it kind of absorbs it.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Lindi http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-20838 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:36:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-20838 Hi, I have a silly question for you …. do you drain the rice from the vinegar/food colouring liquid first before you set it dry????

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by De Anna http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-20816 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:26:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-20816 I’m making my 3rd big bucketful right now. I LOVE using this detergent! I give bottles to my mom and she is always so grateful. I get giddy doing my laundry knowing how much I am saving. I pass by the big bottles of detergent in the grocery store and think “Ha ha!” Thanks so much for sharing.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-20746 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:50:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-20746 You need to “unlike” my fb page, Linda. Top right button on my fb page.

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Comment on A Beginner Glue Gun Project for Kids: Mosaic Meat Tray Structures by Carol http://happyhooligans.ca/glue-gun-project-for-kids/#comment-20740 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:10:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13298#comment-20740 If you’re worried about using Styrofoam trays from meat packaging, just use the Styrofoam trays from produce, many fruits & vegetables are packaged on these trays & there is no concerns of bacteria from meat.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Linda Miller http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-20690 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:30:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-20690 How do I unsubscribe ? I have no children in my home. Your ads are taking up all of my Facebook
Thank you,
Linda A Miller

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Elizabeth Robinson http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-20680 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:06:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-20680 The companion books to Hatchet are great – Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Return, etc.

When you finish Wonder (which I think should be on EVERY school’s required
reading list), there are some companions to that as well.

Lastly, someone recommended Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for my
reluctant reader (that loves video games). I started reading it and could not
put it down. I would say this one is more appropriate for Middle or High School
age.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Tegan http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-20673 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:28:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-20673 Some good books for girls that I would recommend (from when I was an avid-book-reading girl who read about one novel per day) would be:
Anything by Margaurite Henry
Nancy Drew series
Saddle Club series (if she’s really into horses, if not, skip that one – the series had over 70 books by the time I stopped reading, but there are probably more now – the same author who wrote TMNT wrote the Saddle Club)
Diary of Anne Frank
Anything by Jean Slaughter Doty
Summer of my German Soldier by Bette Green (and the sequel)
The Silent Storm by Sherry Garland

I read the Little House of the Prairie series as an adult, and wished I had read it sooner.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Bobby revue http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-20575 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:40:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-20575 Thank you happy hooligans

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by Green Ideas for St. Patrick's Day - Texas Crafty Kitchen http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-20537 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:38:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-20537 […]    15.  How to Make Paper Shamrocks @ Hoosier Homemade    16.  Kid Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Crafts @ Examiner    17.  St. Patrick’s Day Treats @ Life with the Depews    18.  Shamrock Fudge @ Blissfully Domestic    19.  St. Patrick’s Day Drink Ideas @ Oh My! Creative    20.  Toddler St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas @ Logic and Laughter    21.  Rainbow Water – A St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids @ Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 20-Minute, No-Rise Pizza Crust by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/20-minute-no-rise-pizza-crust/#comment-20527 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:48:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19292#comment-20527 Yes, you’ve got it right, Cathy. .25 equals one quarter, and .5 equals one half. You can always hit google and search for a measurement conversion when you come across recipes written with metric measurements. Those come in very handy. :)

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Comment on 20-Minute, No-Rise Pizza Crust by Cathy http://happyhooligans.ca/20-minute-no-rise-pizza-crust/#comment-20525 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:27:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19292#comment-20525 I am so excited to try this!!! But very confused on some of the measurements again? What is 2.25 tsp? Do u mean 2 and a 1/4 tsp? And I assume u mean 2 1/2 cups flour? So many of the recipes online anymore call for measurements we in the U.S. r not familiar with and I can rarely get answers back so cannot make the recipes as I don’t want to waist ingredients. I have tried that before and had to throw things out. Hope so much u can reply to me!
Thanks so much!!!
Love your site!

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Comment on 20-Minute, No-Rise Pizza Crust by Tom @ Raise Your Garden http://happyhooligans.ca/20-minute-no-rise-pizza-crust/#comment-20428 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:48:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19292#comment-20428 That’s a recipe! I’m from Buffalo where we love our pizza and wings. This is going to make my kid’s very happy. My girls love playing pretend kitchen so the fact that they will be able to do the real thing will make them in their glory.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Nancy http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-20396 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:34:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-20396 Thanks to everyone’s comments! This really helped answer some questions! I’m going to give it a try, as I do laundry everyday !:))

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Linda Kysar http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-20328 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:01:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-20328 I loved snow ice cream. My mom would make it for my brother & me when we had a good a clean snow in western OK. Am glad to have this recipe. It wasn’t in mom’s recipes when she passed. She did that a lot, had everything memorized & never wrote them down. Thank you very much for publishing this AND for the Rice Krispie Treats, which were not written down either. What a wonderful find. Thank you,thank you!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Rina B http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-20310 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:01:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-20310 Also Fablehaven, I read that to my daughters last summer and we adored it. It’s a series of 4 books. If your child loves magic and fairies, this series will be devoured!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Rina B http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-20309 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:58:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-20309 i have to recommend “Wonder” also. My son read it when he was 10 and loved it so much that I decided to read it too. It was fantastic, I laughed, I cried. Every single kid needs to read that book!

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Tonya http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-20303 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:56:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-20303 THANK YOU!!! we just tried it tonight and it was the BEST ice cream I’ve ever had!!! LOED IT!! And my favorite part, it was ready in a minute vs all that shaking and shaking and shaking we usually have to do!!! Thanks!!!!

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-20281 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:27:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-20281 I’ve heard of some recipes calling for milk, salt and sugar, and other recipes calling for icing sugar, Penny. You could hit google with a few of those keywords and see what comes up.

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Penny Banks http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-20280 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:21:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-20280 Can u use something else beside condensed milk???? I don’t have any. :(

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Comment on Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cranberry cookies by Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/chocolate-chip-cranberry-cookies/#comment-20278 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:01:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1953#comment-20278 […] oatmeal chocolate chip, cranberry cookies […]

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Comment on A Very Cool Way to Make a Rainbow by 25 Easy Art Techniques for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-rainbows/#comment-20277 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:57:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2725#comment-20277 […] Paint a perfect rainbow every time, with this nifty technique! […]

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Comment on Scrape-Painted Valentines for Toddlers and Preschoolers to Make by 25 Easy Art Techniques for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-credit-cards-a-valentines-craf/#comment-20276 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:56:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2495#comment-20276 […] Scrape painting is another one of my all-time favourite art techniques for kids.  The process is easy yet fascinating, and the results are always just beautiful! […]

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Jean http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-20269 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:20:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-20269 Put you a large bowl outside and let it catch the snow for your Snow Cream and you will know it is clean.

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by leandra http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-20228 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:11:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-20228 believe me it is snowing in east Texas and I just made snow ice cream in the freezer waiting and wanting it yum yum I live in Longview Texas

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-20190 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:06:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-20190 It will keep for a couple of days if refrigerated, Hillary.

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-20189 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:05:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-20189 Before you sew the back to the front, Kelly, take a strip of flannel. Press a hem on top and bottom edges (just fold a little bit of your flannel edges over to the back, and press in place with an iron. Lay your flannel right side facing on the good side of the front of the bib. Topstitch in place. Then sew the back and front of the bib together. :) Hope this helps.

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Comment on Make a Bib from an Old Pair of Jeans by Kelly http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-denim-bibs/#comment-20187 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:55:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2120#comment-20187 I am new to sewing. You don’t explain how to sew the flannel across the front of the bib. How do you do that and not have the edges shown? I would really like to try this for my grandson, but I have no idea how you do it, since you did not provide those instructions

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Comment on How to Make Maple Syrup Snow Candy – 3 Simple Steps by Rochelle Riley http://happyhooligans.ca/make-maple-syrup-snow-candy-3-simple-steps/#comment-20131 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:08:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19232#comment-20131 Thank you for the Vanilla Snow Ice Cream and Maple syrup Snow Candy!

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Anita http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-20086 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:53:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-20086 Ate my first Snow Ice Cream about 70 years ago.

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by Hillary http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-20076 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:52:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-20076 This may have been asked before, but how long will the butter keep?

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Comment on 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Ala http://happyhooligans.ca/20-science-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/#comment-20046 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:42:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15353#comment-20046 Thank you for great ideas! The idea with the soap I want to do on this weekend.

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by Jaime http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-20011 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:13:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-20011 If you’re planning to use the marbles – watch out!

Our marbles caused the jar to break – whipped cream/butter flew all over the room and my 5 year old, who had been shaking the jar slipped in the mess and landed on her rump in the middle of the mess.

Great fun, I recommend trying it, but sans marbles!

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by ann http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-19861 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:13:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-19861 We Make that in Trinidad all the time … its called Snow Cone

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Bonnie W http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-19838 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:17:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-19838 I’ve eaten this since a child & when my own kids were born, I’d make it in vanilla, chocolate & strawberry using Hershey’s syrup. I would also freeze it in small empty yogurt containers & when summer rolled around, we’d thaw it out & have a winter treat on a hot day. Today a lady told me that if you do plan to freeze it, the best thing to do is to substitute whipping cream for the milk. Haven’t tried that yet but it’s supposed to snow mid week so maybe we’ll find out!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-19802 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:48:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-19802 I think you might have seen Kinetic Sand or Sands Alive, Michelle. Those have more of a magnetic quality if that makes sense. This feels similar to the touch, and it is mouldable, but it doesn’t have that same, unique magnetic quality that the others seem to have.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Puffy Paint Recipe - okwiththemess.com http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-19798 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:20:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-19798 […] saw this on Pinterest and just had to try it! Homemade puffy paint recipe, how cool! Plus I was curious if it would […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Michelle Fetterman http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-19723 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-19723 Is this the same stuff that I saw in the craft store Michael’s?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Candy V http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-19718 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:48:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-19718 My 9 year old daughter likes many of these books, especially Diary of a Wimpy kid. We also really like Park services series by Ryan Winfeild and the Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo.

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Comment on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-19694 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:38:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-19694 Thank you! They were delicious!

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by 25 Rainbow Foods for Kids - Kids Activities Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-19679 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-19679 […] Rainbow Water – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by stacie http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-19628 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:41:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-19628 let it snow let it snow, we dont had a bit of snow this morning here in the uk, i was paraying for more jus so i could make one of these, our snows no good, we dont get enough, jus lots os slugde, its not ideal lol x

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-19598 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:21:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-19598 I’m not sure about the missing steps you’re referring to, Teressa.

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Comment on Simple, 3-Ingredient Concoctions for Kids to Make by amy clapton http://happyhooligans.ca/simple-3-ingredient-concoctions-kids-make/#comment-19589 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:18:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15802#comment-19589 We made the slime a few days ago with the detergent (make sure it says gel on it?) from Aldi. at first i thought it hadn’t worked but after stretching the slime over and over again it made a brilliant slime – so good that we made lots of different colours. I tried the clear pritt glue from Asda and some white pva i had lying around. The clear glue was best :)

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Comment on How to Make Amazing Homemade Butter In a Jar by Teressa http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-butter/#comment-19572 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:11:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1358#comment-19572 There seems to be quite a few ingredients and steps missing from this “recipe”.

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Comment on Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa Soup by Hannah http://happyhooligans.ca/slow-cooker-chicken-salsa-soup/#comment-19553 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:57:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17892#comment-19553 do you put the chicken breasts in raw with all the ingredients in the slow cooker? Do they cook all the way through?

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by tk http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-19551 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:48:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-19551 The easiest place for me to find VOSS water locally is at Walgreen’s drugstores. They are often on sale, too, for $3 for two bottles.

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Kate http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-19523 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:52:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-19523 I made this for the family and everyone loved it, that is until I told my husband it was made from snow. Then he started going on about acid in the rain, and therefore in the snow. The way I see it, we eat the plants we grow in our garden, drink out of the hose, so if it is in our water systems we are already consuming it. This is a once a year treat, that is easy for the kids to participate in, and though I had never heard of snow ice cream until your page, I grew up taking fresh snow and making snow cones, and I grew up just fine!

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Suzanne http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-19499 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:34:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-19499 Born and raised in Canada and remarkably I’ve never heard of this let alone try it. Today with the fresh snow coming down (again) I made this for my 3 teenage girls and it was a hit (…and I may have enjoyed it too!!).

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Georgette http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-19496 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:18:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-19496 If making the vanilla snow cream, try a light dusting of ground nutmeg! Delicious!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-19487 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:47:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-19487 I’m thinking it must need to be cut with the water for a reason, Tracy. I haven’t tried not diluting it.

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-19478 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:59:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-19478 I so agree with you happyhooligans. When we think about it we can become paranoid about what we are eating. If it is clean or bad for us or not. Every day we eat out or eat things without looking at it trusting complete strangers have cleaned it for us. Example , riding and eating or opening candy / cakes , chips , etc.. I have bitten into candy before only to find it was full of bugs. Once it was worms. Same things at family restaurants, fast food places , gas stations , and anywhere there is food sold. There may be roaches or rodents or spiders crawling on/in dishes. Bugs in food that gets cooked and served to you. Not on purpose but just the same it happens.
I had rather eat a little specks of dust or dirt. I am not going to let it drive me to where all I can do is think about what I am or am not eating. The government allows more trash and bugs in our food than what is in our snow cream. If we get it from where there are no animals and so forth on/been on it.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Tracy Day http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent/#comment-19298 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:17:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=417#comment-19298 I made your homemade laundry detergent a few days ago and mine turned out watery but I see that you say that doesn’t matter. What I’m wondering is, instead of diluting it with water, could you just use 1/2 the amount called for? I have used homemade detergent for a long time but usually make a powdered recipe but wanted to give yours a try. Thanks so much for the info!
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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Jenna http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-19297 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:06:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-19297 Lafarge uses used k-cups to power a cement plant and then puts the ashes into the cement. Totally recyclable.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Mary http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-19279 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:04:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-19279 But if you drink Tim Horton or Starbucks what do they use the cups for, trash that is landfill so if we can reuse the k cups for any reason is better

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Mary http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-19278 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:00:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-19278 You just have to use hot water and rip
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Comment on Homemade Story Stones by 10 DIY Fine Motor Toys for Toddlers http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-19261 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:08:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-19261 […] story stones are so inspiring to young […]

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Comment on Frozen Clean Mud by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-clean-mud/#comment-19246 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:30:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15296#comment-19246 My preschool class will love this! But first . . . I plan to make some to use as a prize for our annual winter lake party, “Ice Bowl V” this weekend!! Thanks for the great instructions.

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-19236 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:43:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-19236 Hi, Margaret! Yes, you’re certainly welcome to share one photo along with an accompanying link to my post. Thank you for sharing!

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by Top 10 Rainbow Ideas for St Patricks Day http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-19223 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:00:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-19223 […] 4. Rainbow Water makes a great St. Patrick’s Day drink for the kids. If you have a dropper savvy child have them help you make it! […]

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Comment on Muddy Car Wash Activity for Kids by 25 Water Play Ideas - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-19181 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:26:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-19181 […] Set up a muddy car wash for a morning full of fun!  Dirt, cars and soapy water!  It will keep little car-lovers entertained for ages! […]

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Merry | Sunshine On My Shoulder http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-19164 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:46:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-19164 I’ve been making it this way my whole life, learned it from my mother, passed it on to my daughters. When my oldest daughter was dating her future husband, she went on a weekend vacation with him and his family. And it snowed. She called home for the recipe and properly impressed them all. It is surprisingly delicious. I’ve also used chocolate milk which is also yummy. When the girls were little, I would color it with food coloring sometimes – but we never colored it yellow because you shouldn’t eat yellow snow :)

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Beef and Barley Soup Recipe - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-19099 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:14:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-19099 […] of course, to go with a big, hearty bowl of soup, you need bread!  Check out my recipe for bread machine dinner rolls.  They’re absolutely […]

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by gwen http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-19085 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:49:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-19085 A really good one you don’t show is an old nylon panty hose filled with sunflower chips or other small seeds. each leg of the hose will make 3 feeders, the small birds take the deed right through the hose

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Comment on How to Make Homemade Watercolour Paints for Kids by Ms Marge http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-watercolour-paints/#comment-19081 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:34:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2761#comment-19081 In my March issue on my preschool teacher’s blog I have “Color” projects. Is it permitted to share your Water color paints recipe? I would give you credit of course by putting your link below it. Thank you for quick reply. Margaret Arvanitis (Ms. Marge.)

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Margaret H. Devine http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-19033 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:21:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-19033 I have thought about doing several of the bird feeders using peanut buter but it disappears too fast at my house for any bird to get any.

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Earl http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18990 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:11:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18990 Don’t eat YELLOW snow!

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18982 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:54:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18982 I’ve heard shaved ice works, Sharon. You could try that. :)

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Angie Wheatley http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18945 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:22:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18945 You can add little chocolate chips too

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18936 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:19:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18936 We never have snow in south africa in Johannesburg. What can we use?

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Comment on Toddler-Made Rainbow Collage with Craft Scraps by Rainbow Activities for Toddlers - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-18919 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:30:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-18919 […] Rainbow Collage Craft (Happy Hooligans) […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Sissy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-18917 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:06:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-18917 perfect size for ice cream/popsicle drips for little ones!! cut small slit in bottom to slide popsicle in… no drips on the carpet!! :)

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by Karen http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-18909 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:36:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-18909 This was so easy and quick. The best recipe for pizza dough I’ve found. Good job!!

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Comment on How to Make Maple Syrup Snow Candy – 3 Simple Steps by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/make-maple-syrup-snow-candy-3-simple-steps/#comment-18906 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:28:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19232#comment-18906 Thanks, Valerie!

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Comment on How to Make Maple Syrup Snow Candy – 3 Simple Steps by Valerie @Glittering Muffins http://happyhooligans.ca/make-maple-syrup-snow-candy-3-simple-steps/#comment-18903 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:19:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19232#comment-18903 Having been raised on these, I can say well done my friend :)

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Christmas Crafts For Children Unique Crafts To Make Ideas | All Crafts http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-18843 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:14:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-18843 […] source: […]

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Comment on Toilet Roll Easter Chicks – an Easy Easter Craft for Kids by Crafts | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/toilet-roll-easter-chicks/#comment-18839 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:55:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2897#comment-18839 […] Toilet Roll Easter Chicks for Kids. If you’re looking to make some easy Easter Crafts for Kids, you’ve come to the right place! […]

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18830 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:53:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18830 Very true, and I used to feel the same way, and then I started thinking about all the times we pick cherry tomatoes and beans and strawberries straight out of the garden and eat them without washing them. Probably loads of dust and pollen on those. And all the outdoor potlucks I’ve been to where the food is spread out on tables in the yard, or when we leave our drinks on the deck to sip from all day while we’re playing. I’m sure there’s dust that settles on our food and drinks that way too, but we don’t really think about it. As a one-time winter treat, with freshly fallen snow, I don’t feel that the number of dirt particles are enough to worry too much about. After all, what child doesn’t eat snow or suck on an icicle when they’re outside playing. As my dear, old Nan used to say: “You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die”. :)

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Kate Lloyd http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18820 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:04:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18820 This looks so delicious. Shame it doesn’t snow here in Melbourne, Australia. :)

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by TT http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18745 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:37:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18745 at first, loved the idea, but then I started thinking ; did any of you ever melted snow that looked fresh and perfectly clean??? well, I did since I live in Canada ; it is not clean at all, but rather contains a lot of hidden particles. One time we melted snow into our spa, and the next day the water was all full of tiny particles of dirt that came from the ‘clean’ snow, and that become visible only once it has melted… So I would not recommend eating it, and even less to a child!!!

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Comment on Rainbow Water – a St. Patrick’s Day Drink for Kids by How to Make Maple Syrup Snow Candy - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-water-2/#comment-18738 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:09:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2837#comment-18738 […] Rainbow Water (not exactly a “recipe”, but fun!) […]

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Comment on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-18730 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:00:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-18730 I mentioned in the post that the photos were taken when I was making a double batch, Heather. It’s just the one egg you’d need for a single batch. Hope you try them. They’re so good!

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18729 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:59:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18729 Oh yum! That sounds amazing!

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18727 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:59:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18727 As long as it’s clean, it should be ok, Lisa. Dig deep. :)

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18726 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:58:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18726 Ohh! I’ve heard you can use shaved ice, Aysha!

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by aysha http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18710 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:45:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18710 Now where am i gona get snow i live in dubai uae no rain here wat snow :( but what to do about the urge to taste such ice.cream :(

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Lisa http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18709 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:41:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18709 Does the snow have to be fresh? can it be a couple of days old? A week? I know that seems like an odd question but we have so much snow here in NY that it would be fun to do this with my 8-year-old.

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Kelly Marlow http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18707 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:27:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18707 You can also add other flavors of extract instead of vanilla if you want to experiment with flavors. We’ve done lemon, coconut, rum, and orange flavors before.

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Comment on Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Mittens by How to Make Maple Syrup Snow Candy - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/french-toast-mittens/#comment-18705 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:19:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2042#comment-18705 […] Mitten Shaped French Toast […]

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by How to Make Maple Syrup Snow Candy - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-18704 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:09:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-18704 […] Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes […]

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Comment on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-18667 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:22:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-18667 I have a question with the pumpkin choc chip cookie recipe. The ingredients call for 1 egg, but the picture and directions call for two eggs. Do I use one or two?

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Comment on Kid’s Denim Craft Apron Made from an Old Pair Of Jeans by craft aprons | Arts, Crafts & Sewing http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-18658 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:54:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-18658 […] How to make a child's apron from your old jeans -Happy … http://happyhooligans.ca/Turn the leg of an old pair of jeans into an adorable, durable, stain-resistant denim craft apron for kids. If you search the net, you'll probably find 101 uses for old jeans floating around out there. I have a two favourite denim … […]

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Comment on French Vanilla Brownie Cupcakes – Using 2 Boxed Mixes by Candice http://happyhooligans.ca/french-vanilla-brownie-cupcakes/#comment-18649 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:26:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18948#comment-18649 Tried these out today. They taste great but mine stuck to the muffin pan and looked a mess. Perhsps I greased too lightly. I’m going to try in paper cups, as I would like a full cupcake, rather than a sandwich style. Thanks for the recipe! Great mistake!

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Comment on A Very Cool Way to Make a Rainbow by 50 + Rainbow Crafts and Activities for Kids | Our Little House in the Country http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-rainbows/#comment-18625 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:24:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2725#comment-18625 […] A Very Cool Way to Paint Rainbows – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by Indoor Winter Activities for Preschoolers http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-18597 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:28:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-18597 […] Via Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Good Luck Stones for Kids Who Are Afraid or Anxious by Gina C http://happyhooligans.ca/good-luck-stones-kids-afraid-anxious/#comment-18571 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:50:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19076#comment-18571 Any suggestions.for a softer ‘stone’. I have kids who throw things when.stressed and well, my house can’t handle.a lot more.abuse but I can see the beauty in a.pocket sized.comfort.item.like.this…. just.coming up short.on what to make.it out of!

Thanks and 8 I love your ideas. My daughter is a St. Patrick’s day baby & will be getting a theme box, as will her brother to keep him occupied and NOT opening her gifts! Which is gift in.itself.

Sincerely,
Gina

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Comment on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-18558 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:47:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-18558 Is it this one, Kim? http://happyhooligans.ca/chocolate-chip-cranberry-cookies/

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by International Elf Service http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18546 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:52:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18546 What an amazing idea! I would never have thought to make ice-cream with snow but it’s so obvious now you’ve pointed it out :)

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Comment on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by kim http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-18403 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 04:42:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-18403 trying to find your oatmeal choc chip cookie recipe???

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Comment on 3-Ingredient, Delicious Vanilla SNOW Ice Cream by Ginger http://happyhooligans.ca/3-ingredient-delicious-vanilla-snow-ice-cream/#comment-18374 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 02:29:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19204#comment-18374 I’m always shocked when I learn people have never tried this, I’ve been eating snow ice cream since… well my whole life. we usually only get one good snow a year so I always make sure I make this for my boys, and I can’t help myself I eat probably half the bowl!

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by 3-Ingredient SNOW Ice Cream - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-18373 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 02:23:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-18373 […] Sugar-Cinnamon Snowflakes […]

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-18319 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:46:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-18319 Cool! What a great one for science week!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Redford http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-18293 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:56:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-18293 My kid had a great time taking this project for science week at school.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Evelyn Gilbert http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-18255 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:29:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-18255 I disagree with all the negative posts..I have an 8 year old granddaughter And she Always wants to create something..this is such a good idea. ..and just think of the quality time you can spend with you’re children and grandchildren. .it sure gets them away from television for a while…

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by Elsabe http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-18131 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:10:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-18131 I love this so much… Definitely going on my to do list! Thanks for sharing

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Rachelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-17979 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:29:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-17979 The 90 gram is smaller than the usual bath soaps. I found another size (113 grams) online. I guess I’ll just have to grate more than 1 bar until my weighing scale says 113g :)

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Comment on Summer Twig Star Ornaments by Jennifer @ Town and Country Living http://happyhooligans.ca/summer-twig-ornaments/#comment-17876 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 16:20:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9441#comment-17876 These are so cute and I can’t believe kids made them! They did a fantastic job. Pinning this for future use!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Tiffany http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-17825 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:05:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-17825 Barbara Brooks Wallace is a wonderful writer who my 12 year old son just loves. Sparrows in the Scullery is perhaps his favorite, but he has read ten or so of her books and devoured them all. Mostly mystery stories, although the Claudia series (about a girl called Claudia) my son also loved. Another fabulous author is Morris Gleitzman. Bumface is hilarious, and the Once, Now, Then, After series is insightful and gripping.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-17699 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:43:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-17699 I’m not sure how large a 90 gram bar would be compared to mine, Rachelle. Is it not the size of a regular bar of soap?

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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-17698 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:42:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-17698 There are lots of sites that will allow you to convert measurements, Emma. If you google “measurement conversions”, it should pull a few up. I’m not sure if this helps, but our “cup” is 8 ounces.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Emma Sethi http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-17652 Sat, 14 Feb 2015 21:56:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-17652 I never know what a cup is. What’s the uk equivalent? Thanks :)

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Emma Sethi http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-17651 Sat, 14 Feb 2015 21:55:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-17651 I never know what a cup is. What’s the ik equivalent? Thanks :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Rachelle http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-17559 Sat, 14 Feb 2015 15:52:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-17559 I am definitely giving this a try! I can only find 90 grams Ivory soap here. Is this enough?

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Comment on Puffy Paint Valentines Cards for Kids to Make by Lyn http://happyhooligans.ca/puffy-paint-valentines/#comment-17524 Sat, 14 Feb 2015 13:55:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13004#comment-17524 Brilliant we have just made some very last minute valentine cards and pictures. My 3 kids(7,5 and 2 year old) loved it. Especially seeing how their pictures all puffed up. Thank you ❤

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Comment on A Vibrant Rainbow Rice Activity Bin for Sensational Sensory Play by painting rainbows - happy hooligans - easy way to make a rainbow http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-17301 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:07:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-17301 […] Rainbow Collage Rainbow Drinking Water Rainbow Playdough Rainbow Rice […]

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Comment on Paper Bag Puffy Hearts – A Valentines Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Valentine's Day Activities for the Entire Family - Educents Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-puffy-hearts/#comment-17297 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:43:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2518#comment-17297 […] this Valentine’s craftivity a fun project for the entire family. Head over to our friends at Happy Hooligans for the instructions on how to make this Paper Bag Puffy Hearts […]

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Sandra http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-17292 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:22:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-17292 We have Hovis seedy bread here in England,that is wholemeal with seven or more seeds added to the dough. Not only is it yummy the birds love it too.

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Comment on Homemade Paper Dolls by Jewel Newell http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paper-dolls/#comment-17001 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:24:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11926#comment-17001 No pattern for doll?

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by kaitlyn http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-16980 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:55:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-16980 I did these ones they were awesome and all gone by that night I did it yesterday and for some reason forgot the yeast lol so I am doing again today thanks so much for sharing so easy to make and so tasty I did use a bit less sugar this time because they were a little sweet !

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Comment on Paper Bag Puffy Hearts – A Valentines Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Love Valentine’s crafts with the kids | 1066 Times http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-puffy-hearts/#comment-16955 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:21:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2518#comment-16955 […] Paper Bag Puffy Hearts – A Valentine’s Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers – From Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Christmas Crafts For Kids Valentine Wreaths To Make Pinterest | All Crafts http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-16954 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:15:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-16954 […] source: […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Janell http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-16932 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:14:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-16932 Self rising flour? Is that normal flour or is it a special kind of flour?

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Comment on Ribbon Heart Valentine’s Cards For Toddlers and Preschoolers to Make by Brenda Keller http://happyhooligans.ca/ribbon-heart-valentines-cards-toddlers/#comment-16926 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:48:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18923#comment-16926 This is an absolute awesome newsletter. Looking forward to more in the future. Keep up the good work.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Ali Stegert http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-16905 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:34:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-16905 Great list, and I LOVE it that your son gives you books he loves. That is gorgeous!

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Comment on Beef and Barley Soup – Easy, Hearty and Delicious! by weddingphotographyleeds http://happyhooligans.ca/beef-barley-soup-easy-hearty-delicious/#comment-16810 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:15:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18855#comment-16810 Many thanks for recepie. We don’t normally use Beef in our kitchen but this was an good inspiration. We used spelt seeds instead of Barley. Bay Leafs and Tarragon;-) Because of kids we didn’t add any wine. However it was so delicious;-) Kids like Beef now! Many thanks;-)

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Comment on Beef and Barley Soup – Easy, Hearty and Delicious! by Hannah http://happyhooligans.ca/beef-barley-soup-easy-hearty-delicious/#comment-16650 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 02:26:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18855#comment-16650 Wow! I am not usually a fan of beef barley soup but this was amazing. It took on a creamy texture somehow. And I didn’t have pearl barley so used pulled barley which was still so good.

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Comment on Homemade Paper Dolls by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paper-dolls/#comment-16540 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:15:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11926#comment-16540 It was just a short paragraph in case anyone wanted to know where we get the cardboard. We make a lot of our crafts with it, and I always have people ask where they can get the cardboard that they see in our posts. Just a handy little tip for folks who do a lot of crafting with their daycare/preschool students or with their own kids when they want to use white instead of brown for their craft.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Kari B http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-16535 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:14:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-16535 Any recommendations for younger boys? We have not ventured into fantasy and suck like you say your boys really enjoyed other than The Magic Tree House books. I know they are older but he LOVES them. My son is 5. We have been reading the Magic Tree House books for the past year & he loves them. The first week of K they asked your favorite book and he wrote “Majik Tre Houz”. Of course there are plenty more of those to read but looking for other ideas too. We have read some of the Flat Stanley ones too which he also liked. And started a series about a young boy with shark in it some how which was pretty funny and had a hidden word puzzle on each page (which he really liked). We have tried some other kids’ series like The Magic School Bus, Geronimo Stilton & a few others but he was not as interested in those.

In case it is not obvious based on his age I am primarily asking about books for me to read to him (& his almost 3 year old sister) at bedtime. Though any ideas of any classic books he might be able to read himself would be awesome too. He is a beginning reader and I want engaging things to draw him in to reading for himself also. At this pint he has read some of the Suess books on his own, like Go Dog Go, and Red Fish, Blue Fish. Of course right now he is drawn to Super Heroes – Marvel, X-Men, DC, etc… And I am looking for things to broaden his horizons beyond that first instinct to go there. We have not ventured into Star Wars, partially because I liked the original movies but never was a Star Wars junkie like some are.

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Comment on Homemade Paper Dolls by Gleibys Buchanan http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paper-dolls/#comment-16533 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:04:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11926#comment-16533 Cute craft! However, I was taken a little back by the entire first section of the instructions being devoted to where one can get white cardboard, as if that was an absolute requirement. What’s wrong with brown cardboard? Or any color cardboard?

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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza Recipe by donna http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-16518 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:21:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-16518 i made one of these years ago for my son’s 5th birthday party … he’s now 25! … and it was a HUGE hit! I did one with different chocolate candies as toppings.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by carrie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-16472 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:16:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-16472 My favorite new author, Mick Bogerman, has 3 books out: How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete: Slug Pie Story #1; How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid: Slug Pie Story #2(my personal favorite) and How to Destroy the New Girl’s Killer Robot Army: Slug Pie Story #3. All are written from Mick’s point of view.

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Comment on Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing by cec http://happyhooligans.ca/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing/#comment-16467 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 03:50:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=923#comment-16467 please, has anyone tried making this without putting it into the freezer?
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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza Recipe by ayesha http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-16462 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:33:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-16462 just the perfect recipe i was looking for
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Comment on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie Recipe http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-chip-cookies/#comment-16454 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:28:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=910#comment-16454 […] Pumpkin Chip Cookies […]

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by giant chocolate chip cookie - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-16453 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:25:07 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-16453 […] Big Soft Ginger Cookies […]

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-16447 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:16:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-16447 Hi Rhoda, I’m not sure what’s causing it not to work for you. I’ve heard folks say they have problems when they use the lesser strength alcohol (I think it’s in the 60% range), but if you’re using full strength – the 99%, the colours should spread the second you put the alcohol on them. All I can think is that maybe it’s the plastic. I tried doing this on CDs, and the colours didn’t run at all.

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Comment on Ghost Mud Sensory Dough with Toilet Paper, Soap and Water by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-16445 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:14:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-16445 I’ve heard that it can be done with any mild, white soap, Yvonne.

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Comment on Homemade Bookmarks – Tie Dye technique with Sharpies by Rhoda http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bookmarks-sharpies-rubbing-alcohol/#comment-16429 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 22:34:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14561#comment-16429 Loved the look and ease of this & thought it would be a great thing to do with seniors! Ive tried twice & it didn’t bleed & blend like yours :-( Once on a juice bottle & today on a milk jug.

I’m using Sharpies & 99% as suggested. 1st attempt was spraying from a mini mister, and 2nd was dropping drops. Am I being too impatient with the drying times or???

Thanks!

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Comment on Ghost Mud Sensory Dough with Toilet Paper, Soap and Water by Yvonne http://happyhooligans.ca/ghost-mud-ice-cream/#comment-16426 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 22:12:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4706#comment-16426 Hi does this work as well with other normal soaps?

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Comment on 32 Homemade Bird Feeders To Make With Kids This Winter by Lesley Atkinson http://happyhooligans.ca/32-homemade-bird-feeders/#comment-16407 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:05:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18484#comment-16407 Our local lake has swansand the information blurb about them states that their main diet consists of bread, along with vegetation etc from the lake. So I am sure that other birds will welcome bread as part of their balanced diet.

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Comment on Big Soft Ginger Cookies by pumpkin chip cookies http://happyhooligans.ca/big-soft-ginger-cookies-2/#comment-16393 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:35:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1666#comment-16393 […] Chip Cookies – a soft and delicious cookie, rich with pumpkin, cinnamon and chocolate.  Betcha can’t eat just […]

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Tonya Hodges http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-16387 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:00:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-16387 We used mason jars to shakeup the rice and it worked perfectly and no waste :)

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Jenn http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-16381 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:03:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-16381 I used Red Solo cups. They work great. I didn’t want to bring jars to school so I tried a Red Solo Cup at home and they came out great. I made two to show my students what the final product will look like. They are so pretty. I also added some food coloring to give it a blueish crystallized look.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Ashley http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-16370 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:16:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-16370 Just wanted to thank you for specifying that your BOYS loved these books. There are tons of books out there that appeal to girls, but not so much for boys. Keep up the good work!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-16367 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:57:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-16367 We have that book, Rachael! My son got it for Christmas. So glad to hear you loved it. I’m looking forward to reading it!

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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-16366 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:56:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-16366 Thank you so much for letting me know, Nancy. I had no idea. For me, it shows outside of the body of the post. No-one else has ever let me know it covers the body of the post. If I’d known, I would’ve moved it sooner. Let me see what I can do about it, and thank you for the heads up!

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Nancy W http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-16365 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:34:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-16365 your site would be much more appealing if you moved that “Shares” bar on the left side of the screen.. I covers part of the instructions and personally it turns me away from trying your projects because I am not going to try to read instructions THROUGH an obstruction on the screen.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Rachael http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-16352 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:46:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-16352 Hi, I really enjoyed reading your list. One book I read with my son (11) last year, that we thoroughly enjoyed, was called “Wonder”. I think the author’s last name is Palacio. My daughter (9) also liked it and did a book review for school on it. I truly hope you read it, it shouldn’t take long!

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Comment on Twig Star Ornaments by 35 Rustic DIY Christmas Ornaments Suggestions | Designfup http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/#comment-16342 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 07:46:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1790#comment-16342 […] Source […]

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Comment on Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes by 25 Snowflake Crafts, Activities and Treats - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cinnamon-sugar-snowflakes/#comment-16329 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:25:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2023#comment-16329 […] Styrofoam Initial Ornaments for Toddlers to Make    Cinnamon-Sugar Snowflakes […]

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Comment on Button Wreath Ornament for the Christmas Tree by 26 More Easy Christmas Ornaments - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/button-wreath/#comment-16328 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:23:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1687#comment-16328 […] lastly, dig out your button collection, and have your child make a vintage button wreath ornament with some of your old favourites.  Charming, isn’t […]

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Comment on Crystallized Icicle Ornaments – Making Ice Crystals with Borax and Pipe Cleaners by Kristen Andersson http://happyhooligans.ca/crystallized-icicle-ornaments-borax-pipe-cleaners/#comment-16262 Sun, 08 Feb 2015 15:56:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18238#comment-16262 Hi, I am wondering about using an alternative to glass jars as well. Would deep bowls work? I am guessing that it depends on the size of the object that you are making.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Explosion – a microwave experiment that’ll knock your socks off! by jennifer http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-explosion/#comment-16256 Sun, 08 Feb 2015 14:32:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4672#comment-16256 I’ve read comments from other blogs that the soap ruins the microwave. Since we only have one at school (where I will be doing the project) that we use for food, is it worth the risk?

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Comment on Paper Bag Tiara – an Enchanting Spring Craft for Little Girls by birute efe http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-tiara/#comment-16245 Sun, 08 Feb 2015 13:04:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8793#comment-16245 Oh I love this so much. What a great idea. My daughter will love doing this. Beautiful pictures too, Jackie!

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Comment on 70+ {Awesome} Homemade Toys You Can Make for Your Kids by Kathleen Farr http://happyhooligans.ca/70-awesome-toys-make-kids/#comment-16197 Sun, 08 Feb 2015 03:52:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17242#comment-16197 You always have great ideas for grandmothers! Thanks!

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Comment on Extra Large, Reversible Receiving Blankets Tutorial by Sheils http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-jumbo-reversible-receiving-blankets/#comment-16143 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 18:50:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3241#comment-16143 Thank you for these ever so simple to follow instructions. Well written & illustrated. I normally don’t enjoy sewing at all but I enjoyed making this beautiful blanket for my great nephew (not born yet).
I love the fabrics patterns you have used too. I’m in Australia and haven’t seen any fun fabrics like you have used but I will keep an eye out now that you’ve made it so easy to make this beautiful blanket.
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Comment on Paper Bag Puffy Hearts – A Valentines Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers by 5 More Easy Valentine Crafts for Toddlers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-puffy-hearts/#comment-16137 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 17:42:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2518#comment-16137 […] can practice early sewing skills with this paper bag puffy heart.  Of course, stamping with corks and stuffing the heart is fun too!  All great activities to help […]

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-16096 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 10:36:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-16096 Yes, true……….but as long as people are going to use them and they will,
might as well find a way to use them :-)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-16094 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 10:30:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-16094 Someone wrote above that they had checked and they are indeed Recyclable. :-)

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-16093 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 10:26:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-16093 Exactly what I was thinking!!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Gabriel http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-16071 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 03:03:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-16071 Thanks for starting a nice conversation with these. I have to say that the caption as it gets shared online came off as less subjective and more authoritative, which makes me want to challenge these. But the important thing is that you and your kids read and do it together :-). Saying that, probably a bit more diversity could be a good thing. A good companion along side Hatchet is _The Sign of the Beaver_. I would say any and every boy should also read Sherman Alexie’s _Part time Indian_ and then also every girl, woman, and dog too. ;-)

Also Tom Sawyer. Tsk tsk tsk. ;-)

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by sarah http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-16061 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 01:01:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-16061 Makes great stromboli and cheesy bread sticks :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-16036 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:32:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-16036 You may be thinking of boric acid, Kris, which is indeed toxic. Borax is a mild irritant, so keep out of eyes and airways, but some people actually ingest a small amount daily as a dietary supplement.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by kris http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-16022 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:13:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-16022 isnt Borax a dangerous compound? Just a small can kill a child or a person.

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Comment on Stained Glass Painting with Bottle Lids and Wax Paper by Shani http://happyhooligans.ca/stained-glass-painting-2/#comment-16008 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:24:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8365#comment-16008 This sounds great for my Kdg kiddos. I have a large window I would like to cover and I think I will just attach it with painters tape to make it look like a frame. I will also use the painters tape to cut in some shapes for the stained glass effect.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by snuzypete http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-15997 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:35:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-15997 Amen happy hooligans…Dunn is a blooming idiot and judging by the comment is an uneducated fool. Dunn is without a doubt…the moron. Geesh!!!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Joanne G http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15991 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:37:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15991 Shame on you: You totally left out 2 of my favorites: Chris Crutcher and Anthony Horowitz!

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Comment on Ribbon Heart Valentine’s Cards For Toddlers and Preschoolers to Make by Amy Huntley http://happyhooligans.ca/ribbon-heart-valentines-cards-toddlers/#comment-15983 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 04:07:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18923#comment-15983 I have so many ribbon scraps. Now I know what to make with them all! THanks for sharing this darling idea!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15960 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:42:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15960 Thanks for your suggestion, Adam! I’ve never heard of it. Gosh there are so many good books out there that my boys missed out on. I love hearing about the ones you guys read and loved!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15959 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:41:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15959 Thanks, John! I’ll have to look for that next time I’m at Chapters! My guys somehow completely missed out on that one!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Adam http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15930 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:31:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15930 You should absolutely have Engines Of The Broken World on this list. It may not have the book sales of these other great books for boys, but it certainly has the same draw.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Keep Your Preschooler Busy for Hours With a Construction Sensory Bin | ss_site_title http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-15887 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:59:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-15887 […] found a recipe for cloud sand. Thing is, I didn’t have the white flour that it called for, only whole wheat […]

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Comment on Cheerio Bird Feeders – An Easy Bird Feeder Craft For Toddlers by Link Round-up: DIY Projects, Being a Body-Positive Role Model, Bird Feeders, and More | Modern Baby http://happyhooligans.ca/cheerio-bird-feeders/#comment-15867 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:05:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2273#comment-15867 […] Happy Hooligans taught us how to make bird feeders with Cheerios. […]

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeder with Fruit Scraps and Popcorn by Kari http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeder-fruit-scraps-and-popcorn/#comment-15862 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:05:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19029#comment-15862 I was just thinking about purchasing a bird feeder but this sounds like a much better idea and a fun activity for the little ones. Thank you!

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Comment on Bubble Blowing Activity – Building Bubble Towers by Jenetta Penner http://happyhooligans.ca/bubble-blowing-activity-building-bubble-towers/#comment-15861 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 04:37:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18906#comment-15861 This looks like a lot of fun! My daughters will love this. :)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by John http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15840 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:13:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15840 My grandson loves the Rush Revere series!!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Diane Lowe http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-15808 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:52:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-15808 I have done the recipe with Zest soap, and it works great. Zest is one of those soaps that rinse clean, so no residue. I grate mine up as a powder. I don’t use water until it’s time to use it, though, because I am worried that the water that is being stored in the jub might turn mildewy with time. I just put some of the powder in a small container, add boiling water, and shake it up before putting it in the machine. The clothes smell wonderful when they’re done.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Lynn http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-15740 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 04:19:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-15740 Hello!! I can’t wait to dye some rice! I need to make a lot of dyed rice for an art project at school, and I can get a huge bag of “parboiled rice” at Costco. I just read online that parboiled white rice is different than regular white rice. Anyone know if parboiled rice can be dyed the same as regular rice??

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15667 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:57:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15667 This is a great list! I have girls but can’t keep up with their insatiable appetites for books, so new book ideas are always appreciated. They’ve read a number of these, but lots of new ones – now to see if they’re available in the UK!

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Comment on Paper Bag Puffy Hearts – A Valentines Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Paper Plate Valentine's Wreath - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-puffy-hearts/#comment-15655 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:41:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2518#comment-15655 […] Paper Bag Puffy Hearts […]

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeder with Fruit Scraps and Popcorn by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeder-fruit-scraps-and-popcorn/#comment-15649 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:03:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19029#comment-15649 Lucky you! It is freezing here! We’ve had a couple of blizzards, and we did lots of shovelling this past weekend! I’m jealous of your balmy temperatures!

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Comment on Homemade Bird Feeder with Fruit Scraps and Popcorn by Liberty http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-bird-feeder-fruit-scraps-and-popcorn/#comment-15645 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:38:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=19029#comment-15645 Hi Jackie! It’s me Liberty. I was looking at the heart shaped bird feeders and as I was reading I noticed you said it’s finally starting to feel like winter. Well, we only got one snowfall here in the west and that was on Christmas. On Monday we didn’t need a coat or jacket to be outside!

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Mitten Matching Game for Toddlers - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-15573 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:08:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-15573 […] Cardboard Drop Box […]

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Comment on Printable Kindness Calendar for February by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/printable-kindness-calendar-february/#comment-15549 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:52:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18984#comment-15549 Thanks, Paul. Glad you liked it. And actually it is a 2015 calendar. Sunday (yesterday) was the 1st of the month. It’s just that it’s a Monday – Sunday calendar (which I didn’t notice until after the post had gone live).

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Comment on Printable Kindness Calendar for February by Paul http://happyhooligans.ca/printable-kindness-calendar-february/#comment-15540 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 22:51:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18984#comment-15540 Nice idea. Would be even nicer if it was for this year’s February instead of 2014.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by LY http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15535 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 21:37:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15535 For the younger ones, the Borrowers series by Mary Norton is outstanding. Read it at 9 & still love those books

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Comment on Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin by 25 Water Play Ideas - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/water-play-bin/#comment-15524 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:24:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3555#comment-15524 […] an under the sea small world with a bin of water and a few found items.  My toddlers played with this one for […]

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Comment on How to Make a Homemade Water Wall for Kids by 25 Water Play Ideas - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-15522 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:18:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-15522 […] A backyard water wall is easy to make with a few recyclable containers.  The hooligans have enjoyed hours of fun with this one over the years. […]

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Mad Craft #4: Do It Yourself My Little Pony Pinata (Part 2 – A Papier Mache’ Cast) | Laissez Faire http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-15498 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:59:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-15498 […] 5lb bag of really low-grade flour on sale cost me about $1.79.    I did start with a simple no-cook recipe gleaned from Happy Hooligans, but after the first refill I just eyeballed the ratio of flour to water to get it to the […]

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by angie http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-15427 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:22:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-15427 i tried it, its so cool! but instead i used a small coke bottle and eyeballed it!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Pam http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15422 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:14:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15422 Silverwing series by Kenneth Opal

Spirit Animals series

Theodore Boone

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Comment on Beef and Barley Soup – Easy, Hearty and Delicious! by Noelle Snow http://happyhooligans.ca/beef-barley-soup-easy-hearty-delicious/#comment-15413 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:46:36 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18855#comment-15413 Made this for our Super Bowl dinner – it’s DELICIOUS!!!! Did the stove top version; simmering for one hour was just right.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Roberta http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15391 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:58:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15391 Love your list!!! I would add The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. My children loved reading these as did I. And the rest of the Chronicles of Narnia–all seven. Thank you for sharing your list!!!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by mary beth at www.mbzinteriors.com http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15386 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:30:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15386 hi, and you forgot The Last Wolf of Ireland by Malterre.I cried my eyes out while reading it to my son and he had to finish reading it out loud! I have a post written on Storybook rooms (rooms I pulled from Pinterest that I believe could have come out of storybooks) at http://www.mbzinteriors.com/?p=5721 if you want to head over and let me know if you agree

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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-15322 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:22:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-15322 Yes! I would love to have a clear outdoor easel too!

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Comment on 18 Free {or almost free} Cool Features to Add to Your Backyard Play Space by Cora http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/#comment-15309 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:53:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15892#comment-15309 I have been trying for years to fine something different for my day care kids to do besides play and these are all awesome ideas. another thing i have thought about was hanging plexiglass on chains on the fence for the kids to paint on,but I love all your ideas have the yard and fence to try all..

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Comment on Toddler-Made Rainbow Collage with Craft Scraps by Rain Sticks - gorgeous, easy spring craft for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-15293 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:00:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-15293 […]  rainbow collages […]

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Comment on Bread Machine Dinner Rolls by Sharon http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-dinner-rolls-bread-machine/#comment-15289 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:02:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1747#comment-15289 I made these today and they turned out great…even looked like the picture! Lol. This recipe is now my “go to” bun recipe. Thanks!

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Comment on A Beginner Glue Gun Project for Kids: Mosaic Meat Tray Structures by Linda Phillips http://happyhooligans.ca/glue-gun-project-for-kids/#comment-15259 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:35:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13298#comment-15259 Would regular Elmer’s glue work?

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Josie http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15249 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:05:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15249 You forgot The Time Travelers. Great book of traveling in time and wanting to get home!

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Comment on Pom-Pom Spiders and Wooly Webs by mosaic project for kids - styrofoam produce trays and acrylics http://happyhooligans.ca/pompom-spiders-and-wooly-webs/#comment-15244 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:29:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1211#comment-15244 […] Wooly Web Weaving […]

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Comment on Spring Art Project for Toddlers – Styrofoam Meat Trays & Foam Shapes by mosaic project for kids - styrofoam produce trays and acrylics http://happyhooligans.ca/spring-art-project-for-toddlers/#comment-15243 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:28:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3138#comment-15243 […] Spring Art for Toddlers […]

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by danielle http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-15235 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:06:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-15235 I found this to be easier and quicker (great for older childer) to use eyedroppers! Take out the felt ink cartridges and dripper water into the top and it pushes the ink out quickly leaving behind only white felt.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15190 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:03:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15190 If you lived “The City of Ember”, make sure to read the other three books in the series. Two are sequels and one is a prequel. Fantastic books!

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15189 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:59:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15189 Fantastic series!

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Comment on Tissue Paper and Contact Paper “Stained Glass” Window Decorating by Dayle http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-15175 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:59:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-15175 You could just stick the overlapping parts with some glue stick

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Comment on Tissue Paper and Contact Paper “Stained Glass” Window Decorating by Dayle http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window/#comment-15174 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:56:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12988#comment-15174 Hi. Great idea! I’m thinking it may be easier for me to place the contact paper on my
Dining table for more control and then place it on the window. Also, I’d love to cut out a large heart shape from the contact paper and then place my cut out hearts on it!
Thanks for the inspiration…:)

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by TASmom http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-15103 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:11:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-15103 I was hoping to see titles that I didn’t already know. This list isn’t very creative, and the age ranges are too high for an avid young reader — Percy Julian and the Hunger Games are read by much younger readers than “13 and up”. Help parents identify books for their young readers that are sufficiently challenging from a Lexile score perspective yet age-appropriate — that I would love to see!

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Comment on French Vanilla Brownie Cupcakes – Using 2 Boxed Mixes by Valerie @Glittering Muffins http://happyhooligans.ca/french-vanilla-brownie-cupcakes/#comment-15102 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:07:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=18948#comment-15102 Oh man, that’s a great post! I laughed the whole way threw, lol. Love the accident it sounds very yummy!

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by gayezimhuycke http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-15101 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:02:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-15101 I saved all the dried out markers in my Preschool class and we just made the vibrant watercolours. I can’t get the boughten ones in Canada, but have wanted them. And now we have them. THey are glorious, I thought they might be less hand stainy than food colouring and indeed they took less time to wear off my skin than usual. The babies and I enjoyed painting with them. We made stunning coffee filter designs with our pipettes. Also we did some tie dye with woven paper. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Trish http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-15071 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:00:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-15071 This is a great idea to pull even more fun out of markers. I especially like how you say it works even on markers that seem to be out of ink or dried out. This may save some markers that my kids left the top off of.

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Christine http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-15029 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-15029 I bought an old plate warmer at a tag sale for a dollar. Plug it in, it heats up nicely, and the boys can color directly on paper for melty, swirly colors, or just place it on the warmer to melt the shavings. Thrifty and fun!

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Comment on Paper Bag Puffy Hearts – A Valentines Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers by 6 Easy Valentine's Crafts for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-bag-puffy-hearts/#comment-14923 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:41:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2518#comment-14923 […] Paper Bag Puffy Hearts […]

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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-14915 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:38:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-14915 Actually, Dunn, an intelligent human being would choose to express him or herself without resorting to profanities and name-calling. You probably have a very valid opinion, but unfortunately, in trying to express it, you’ve made yourself look like… a moron.

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Comment on Magformers Review – The Magnetic Building Toy that Kids Just Love by Andrea http://happyhooligans.ca/magnetic-building-toy-kids-love/#comment-14808 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:10:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17461#comment-14808 We splurged and bought these for our kids for Christmas. I was hesitant because they’re expensive. But quickly realized how much my kids love then, and they are truly something you can save for your kids to pass on to their own kids.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Trish http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-14757 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:46:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-14757 Rowan of Rin is another fabulous series maybe for 10 and up.

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Comment on Best Books for Boys – 40+ Fantastic Reads for Boys ages 8-16 by Trish http://happyhooligans.ca/best-books-for-boys-ages-8-16/#comment-14756 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:43:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=17935#comment-14756 One of my eight yr olds loves Tom Gates series – he has finished 4 in the series.
The other loves Big Nate. Thank you for this list.

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Dunn Pernsley http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-14750 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:03:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-14750 I have one more idea! How about you shove them up your a$$!

Only morons drink Keurig.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SACRILEGE, in the World of Boys!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Kid’s Denim Craft Apron Made from an Old Pair Of Jeans by myrna http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-12134 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:15:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-12134 thankyou so much for sharing this awesome idea,i have a child that is learning to sew and its perfect for her..we love this idea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on LONG LIVE HAPPY HOOLIGANS!! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/long-live-happy-hooligans/#comment-11639 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:08:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=568#comment-11639 You are so welcome, Sherill. It makes me so happy to know that teachers like you are really enjoying my site and using it as a resource. I couldn’t ask for a bigger compliment, so thank YOU for letting me know, and for putting our activities into action with your students! x

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Comment on Button Snake – a Homemade Toy to Develop Fine Motor Skills by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/button-snake/#comment-11638 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:07:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8045#comment-11638 I think it would work, Aimee. You might have to re-glue from time to time though. It’s super-easy to sew it by hand though. Just thread a needle, knot your thread at the end, and go in and out of the button holes, securing the button to the ribbon. There’s really no right or wrong way to do it because it’s just a toy. If you were putting the button on a shirt, you’d want to look nice and neat, but no worries with this. :)

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Comment on Painting the Snow – an awesome outdoor winter activity for kids of all ages! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-the-snow/#comment-11637 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:05:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6393#comment-11637 I’m about an hour east of Toronto. We had a little blizzard yesterday afternoon, but it turned to rain overnight, and anything that accumulated is pretty much gone now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Kid’s Denim Craft Apron Made from an Old Pair Of Jeans by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-11400 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 13:49:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-11400 Hi, Sharon. I’m sorry, but I don’t make the aprons and sell them. With the number of requests I get, I’d have to start up an apron-sewing business. lol Is there friend or relative who you could ask?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Picks for Girls

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Kid’s Denim Craft Apron Made from an Old Pair Of Jeans by Laurel Buell http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-11004 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:25:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-11004 Wonderful ideas!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-10955 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:32:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-10955 I’m not sure what relevance your comment has, Mandy, or why you think you’re raining on anyone’s parade.

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

What Is Vinegar?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hanks Judi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope that gives people more ideas on what to read!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for the idea!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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