Comments for Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca Art for Kids, Kids Crafts, Kids Activities and Play Ideas Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:45:58 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Best Homemade Tomato Soup from Garden-Fresh Tomatoes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/best-homemade-tomato-soup-recipe/#comment-8785 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:45:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16622#comment-8785 I should’ve measured, Cristy. I didn’t think to do that. I’m guessing somewhere around the 6-8 cup mark. We got 5 big bowls of soup out of it, but we easily could’ve gotten 6 if we’d cut back a bit.

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

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

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

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

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by Helen (@wittyhoots) http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8779 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:33:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8779 These ideas are brilliant – thank you so much for linking up with Frugal Family Linky

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

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8777 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:05:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8777 Great ideas, Karen! Thank you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8760 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:19:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8760 That sounds adorable, Mindy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8745 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:12:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8745 I was thinking the same thing, Stacy! They’d make great snowman hats!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8716 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:54:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8716 At some point you’re going to have to take the frozen herbs out of the k-cups, so I would personally prefer to them all at once, pop them all into a baggy, so it’s easy to grab one and toss into a sauce when you need one. I guess it comes down to personal preference. Sure, you could throw all the frozen, plastic cups in a baggy, and remove the herbs from them at the time of use. 6 of one, half-dozen of the other. :) As for doubling them up, because each k-cup has a hole in the bottom, doubling them up before you seal the hole is just an added measure to prevent the water from leaking out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-8705 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:14:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-8705 You are so welcome, Leslie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rave review!

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

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

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

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

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Comment on 25 Creative Ways to Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cups by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/25-ways-reuse-keurig-k-cups/#comment-8700 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:56:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=16351#comment-8700 Thanks, Nicole! Glad you liked them!

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8699 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:55:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8699 Good thinking!

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Comment on The Pumpkin Carving Tip that Will Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins Forever by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/pumpkin-carving-tip/#comment-8698 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:55:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4774#comment-8698 Oh, that’s a terrific idea, Cynthia! I have a bucket full of clear and coloured glass rocks! I’m on it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for another great idea!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Quick and Easy Pizza Dough – Ready in 20 Minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/quick-easy-pizza-dough-ready-20-minutes/#comment-8594 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:56:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14261#comment-8594 I don’t know anything about coconut oil, Renee. Is it something you cook with regularly? Does it substitute well with most of your other recipes? Perhaps try googling a little?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on How to Wash Hockey Equipment at Home by Howard hannon http://happyhooligans.ca/wash-hockey-equipment/#comment-8351 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:55:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=11228#comment-8351 Great ,what a relief,the smell was horrid One question if ur playing hockey 2-3 times a week,how many times should u put the equipment in the washing machine. ,I used purex wth oxy ,used vinegar as softener and 1/3 cup of oxy. Once a week, every 2 weeks or once a month
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Comment on Giant Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie by Honey http://happyhooligans.ca/giant-chocolate-chip-pizza-cookie/#comment-8350 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:16:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=792#comment-8350 Just used this recipe and it’s currently in the oven!! I’m making it for my little brother for his birthday! Fingers crossed all goes well! Thank you very much for sharing! :)

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

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

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

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

Greetings, Sofie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all your wonderful ideas !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Garden Soup – Fine Motor Water Play Activity by Top 10 School Readiness Activities for Summer - LalyMom http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-8084 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:39:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-8084 […] Garden Soup […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-8037 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:57:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-8037 Yay! So glad you tried it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Dino Dig – melting ice with salt and water by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-ice-with-salt-and-water/#comment-8027 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:47:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9614#comment-8027 I love that idea, Jennifer!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-7978 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:36:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-7978 I might be. We’ve done it a few times now, and I think we use crayolas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7927 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:19:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7927 I have no idea, Moon. You could try it. Let me know if it does!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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

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

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

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

I tried this on photo paper with normal Faber Castle sketch pens. But did not get the same effect. I can order the sharpies , but we dont get such plastic bottles here in India…. Please help!!!

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7880 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 02:06:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7880 I really don’t know for sure, Laura, but something’s making me think it should be made just before using it.

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Laura http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7879 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 01:59:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7879 Can I mix this up the night before?

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Holly http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7875 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:50:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7875 Just made a batch of this and we substituted crushed Crayola sidewalk chalk for the tempura powder. The color was nice (crushed 2 sticks per half batch) and way cheaper!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Bill Sweet http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7874 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:31:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7874 If you really want to do something new with bubbles go to the dollar tree or any other dollar store and buy a bunch of “Glow Sticks” cut the end off and pour the liquid into the bubble mix. Wait till it gets a little dark and the bubbles glow in the dark. Also in the winter when the weather is really cold you can blow small bubbles and they will freeze before they hit the ground. Some will break but some will stay whole and last a long time.

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Comment on 10+ Stone Activities for Kids by Kierna http://happyhooligans.ca/10-stone-activities-for-kids/#comment-7873 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:40:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14809#comment-7873 So many great ideas, now where can I get my hands on loads of rocks! Thanks for linking up.

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Summer sensory and messy play list | cuddles + muddles + muddy puddles http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7871 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:19:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7871 […] this year so I like the idea of setting up a small world sensory tub on the theme. This one from Happy Hooligans incorporates water, rocks and stones, some leaves – and, of course, […]

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Napa Randi http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7870 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:55:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7870 You are so brilliantly creative! This nana is your next subscriber.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7869 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:28:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7869 Usually in grocery stores, in the laundry aisle, Shazia. I just saw some at our Metro store yesterday. I also buy it at No Frills and Independent Grocer (both owned by Lowblaws). Walmart and Canadian Tire, and possibly even Home Hardware may carry it as well.

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by 101 Summer Activities to do with Kids http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7867 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:34:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7867 […] 101. DIY Water Slide […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Shazia Amjad http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7866 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:49:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7866 Hello there, I couldn’t find borax. I live in Edmonton, Alberta ca. From where I can buy it? Thanks.

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Comment on Framed Photo Paper Art for Kids to Make and Give by Linda http://happyhooligans.ca/framed-photo-paper-art-kids-make-give/#comment-7865 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:06:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15061#comment-7865 Thanks to your post about stained glass sharpie art, my kids and I have also recently discovered the joy of drawing on photo paper :-). I think I will have to invest in some of those plastic frames, before we are all buried under our pile of sharpie pictures! Thanks for all the great ideas :-)

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7864 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:07:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7864 Just sent you an email, Tahira, with a couple of links, but for anyone else who’s curious, just check the links that are in the post (they’re highlighted in red, and underlined).

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Tahira http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7863 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 22:34:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7863 Just wondering What kind of treasures would you use to try this activity with boys?

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Selina Strong http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7862 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:43:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7862 Please revise the instructions for ocean in a bottle. Oil is one of the three ingredients, but there is no mention of adding the oil to the bottle. Surely it is either added first ( although the food coloring doesn’t mix in ) or second? Thanks.

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by Framed Photo Paper Art for Kids to Make and Give - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7861 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:29:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7861 […] Paper Mache Bowls […]

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Comment on Homemade Magic Kit by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-magic-kit/#comment-7860 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 11:07:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9335#comment-7860 When working with very young children, I find it’s best to allow the children to explore and experiment, using their own imagination and creativity. When we impose our pre-conceived notions of how the activity is to be done, it tends to stifle their imagination and takes the fun away from it.

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Comment on Homemade Magic Kit by Michael http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-magic-kit/#comment-7859 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 08:41:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9335#comment-7859 You forgot one thing. How to use the magic tricks. That’s important.

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by The mommy talks http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7858 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 07:18:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7858 So cute! I bet they all just LOVED that! Will have to pin this for summer! Love your cool ideas!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by aletao http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7857 Sat, 31 May 2014 21:34:04 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7857 This is just WAY cool! I LOVE it and as an adult, I’d want to try it. I can’t wait for my son to get a little older and do cool stuff like this with him. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Comment on Starry Night Art Project for Kids – Melting Crayon Art by Louise http://happyhooligans.ca/art-with-melted-crayons/#comment-7856 Sat, 31 May 2014 20:32:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=6475#comment-7856 Oh wow! So wish I’d found your blog a few years ago when au-pairing.. Made the first step today with my 4 year old, we used greens for background, and will do bright colours for the wax to hopefully create a wild flower field look to go in a frame on my tv stand :-D

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Denise Hilker http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7855 Sat, 31 May 2014 17:00:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7855 Has anyone tried adding essential oils to it? For a calming activity maybe lavender? FYI I get my flour in a 25 pound bag at a warehouse store for right around $8.00.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Carrie http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7854 Sat, 31 May 2014 16:56:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7854 I use this idea in my preschool classroom. We use old socks as erasers. Old gloves or mittens would probably work too! :) Can also clip to a clipboard to make more portable!

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Comment on Three to Five Playful Preschool e-Book by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/3-5-playful-preschool-e-book/#comment-7853 Sat, 31 May 2014 16:21:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14691#comment-7853 Hi April, sorry you’re having trouble with the download. You can email Cathy James, and she’ll help you resolve the problem. She was the blogger who co-ordinated the project, and she’s handling the technical end of things. She’ll be more than happy to help you. Her email is: cathy@nurturestore.co.uk

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Comment on Three to Five Playful Preschool e-Book by April Bundridge http://happyhooligans.ca/3-5-playful-preschool-e-book/#comment-7852 Sat, 31 May 2014 16:05:34 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14691#comment-7852 I bought this during the opening sale on my phone and I’m not sure how to download it now on my computer. If I received a receipt it must have went to my spam! Please help!

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7851 Sat, 31 May 2014 15:17:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7851 1/3 water, and then fill up with oil, Dorothy.

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by Dorothy Tulk http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7850 Sat, 31 May 2014 14:54:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7850 Do you use 1/3 oil .then fill up with water

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Comment on Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ocean-in-bottle/#comment-7849 Sat, 31 May 2014 13:01:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=15023#comment-7849 Sorry about that! It was super-late when I finished the post, and I didn’t catch that error. I’ve fixed it up now. Thanks so much for letting me know!

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Lora http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7844 Sat, 31 May 2014 11:21:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7844 This is the BEST thing I’ve seen in a long time! I can’t wait to make it for our next trip.

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Comment on How to Keep a Diaper on your Toddler at Nap Time (or Bed Time) by Lisa Gallaher http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7842 Sat, 31 May 2014 11:06:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7842 Any one piece, onesie, or sleeper has been working for my daughter. Her sleepers are too hot, but I managed to find some one piece sunsuits and onesies that are working. I’m amazed how determined the other children mentioned are! I hope I don’t have to resort to some of these measures!
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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Christmas Kids Crafts with Free Printables | seven thirty three – - – a creative blog http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7840 Sat, 31 May 2014 04:09:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-7840 […] Across Handprint Reindeer Hat by Putti’s World Yarn and Beads Christmas Tree by Whatever Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree by Happy Hooligans Glue Snowman Window Clings at Mommy Savers Stay up-to-date with all things seven thirty […]

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by Penny http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-7839 Sat, 31 May 2014 02:46:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-7839 What a fantastic idea! We have been inspired to include this craft in our blog post ‘It’s a GIRL Thing … 8 Inspiring Craft Ideas’, You can find a copy of the post here – http://www.billylids.com.au/blog/item/18-it%E2%80%99s-a-girl-thing-8-inspiring-craft-ideas.html

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Comment on Homemade Liquid Watercolour Paint – how to make paint with dried out markers by Erica Loop http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint/#comment-7838 Sat, 31 May 2014 02:16:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13257#comment-7838 I love this! Such a simple idea, but so creative. I spent years teaching art in a museum’s children’s studio. We threw out dried up markers all the time (with 100s of kids using them, the caps were often left off). We could have been reusing them for water colors instead of tossing them.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7837 Sat, 31 May 2014 02:11:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7837 You might’ve, Michelle. My microwave has never smelled for more than a few minutes after doing it. How about microwaving a coffee cup filled with water and vinegar for a minute or so after Leave it to sit in there for a half an hour. Vinegar is good for absorbing odours. Then give the microwave a wipe, and maybe the scent will be gone.

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7836 Sat, 31 May 2014 01:54:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7836 We did this experiment and loved it!!!! However it did bake my microwave stinky…would there be any advice on how to get the smell out? Did I over microwave the soap??? Yikes! !

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Comment on How to Keep a Diaper on your Toddler at Nap Time (or Bed Time) by Dineen Wiemels http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7835 Sat, 31 May 2014 00:55:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7835 My kids put on zip up sleepers or pj’s with tops and bottoms and then put a onesie over it all on their little ones. It worked great. If you forgot to Poop Proof them you were in deep sh-doodoo!

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Comment on How to Keep a Diaper on your Toddler at Nap Time (or Bed Time) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7834 Sat, 31 May 2014 00:48:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7834 Wow! That is quite the routine, Emma! Inside out is brilliant!

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Comment on How to Keep a Diaper on your Toddler at Nap Time (or Bed Time) by emma http://happyhooligans.ca/keep-diaper-on-at-nap-time/#comment-7833 Sat, 31 May 2014 00:01:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=5771#comment-7833 ^^^ What she said. Twins or any multiples are another story. They help each other. We’ve tried everything (inside out and backwards, my sleeper keeper, onesie over pjs, onesie over pjs with cloth diaper over and backwards, etc) and after a few days they get out again, and not just take the diaper off, but spread poo EVERYWHERE!!! So now we found this had worked so far: we have to put the Pjs on inside out, and backwards, and cut a small hole on each side of zipper and tie paracord together in a bow to keep it together. I have little houdinis!

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Sally Mostafa Elanwar http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7832 Fri, 30 May 2014 23:06:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7832 Love it &will try soon :-)

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by jennifer foreman http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7831 Fri, 30 May 2014 20:08:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7831 Love it……you make it a great summer fun time for my little girl and I to have together..

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Comment on 10 Backyard Balancing Activities by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/10-backyard-balancing-activities/#comment-7830 Fri, 30 May 2014 19:57:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9999#comment-7830 What the heck is Paracord, Lindsey? lol I just used whatever we had in the shed. It’s just little kids playing on it. I’m sure any rope would be fine as long as it’s not the splintery kind if you know what I mean.

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Comment on 10 Backyard Balancing Activities by lindsey http://happyhooligans.ca/10-backyard-balancing-activities/#comment-7829 Fri, 30 May 2014 18:14:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9999#comment-7829 What kind of rope for the tightrope? Would 550 Paracord work?

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7828 Fri, 30 May 2014 17:39:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7828 Great idea, Sherry.

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Comment on Pringles Can and Paint Swatch Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activity/#comment-7827 Fri, 30 May 2014 17:39:10 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8405#comment-7827 Oh, you should see my craft cupboards, Adele! LOL I have a hard time parting with anything that looks like it *might* come in handy one day! The blue canisters are by “Lays”. Very similar to a pringle, just a different brand. :)

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Comment on Muddy Car Wash Activity for Kids by 18 Outdoor Water Activities For The Kids - TheItMom.com http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-car-wash/#comment-7826 Fri, 30 May 2014 17:32:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3394#comment-7826 […] Muddy Car Wash from Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Pringles Can and Paint Swatch Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Adele Wilkes http://happyhooligans.ca/fine-motor-activity/#comment-7825 Fri, 30 May 2014 15:25:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8405#comment-7825 Love this pringles can make. It’s so good to be in the company of people who understand the need to save things like paint cards, pringles cans, etc. etc, etc. I’ve never seen the blue plastic holder shown on this page.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Alyssia http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7824 Fri, 30 May 2014 14:51:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7824 For older kids: spelling words, clocks for telling time, 3d shapes, vocab art, ven diagrams

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Sherry http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7822 Fri, 30 May 2014 13:59:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7822 I buy age appropriate learning workbooks, cover the pages with slick, clear Contact. The books get used over and over by multiple children using dry erase pens.

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Comment on Erasable Drawing Activity for Kids – with Homemade Reusable Drawing Sheets by Tracy A http://happyhooligans.ca/erasable-drawing-activity-for-kids-homemade-reusable-drawing-sheets/#comment-7820 Fri, 30 May 2014 13:45:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14089#comment-7820 Using chipboard (cut to size shirt boxes, cereal boxes) in-between two sheets of regular copy paper substitutes for cardstock stability. Love this project!

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Comment on Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin – playing with coloured rice by Favorite Summer Toy for Early Speech & Language Development: The Water Table {Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!} http://happyhooligans.ca/playing-with-the-rainbow-rice/#comment-7819 Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2946#comment-7819 […] water and/or sand! As I already mentioned, you can also fill the table with other items!  Sand, colored rice, beans, foam building blocks, oatmeal, moon sand, cloud dough…check out Little Bins for Little […]

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – An Easy Mason Jar Craft by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7818 Fri, 30 May 2014 11:51:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7818 I don’t know, Cheryl. I’ve only ever made these jars that you see here. I interchange my gels and liquid colourings for a lot of projects though, so I wouldn’t think it would matter, but I’m not sure about the white. I didn’t know they made white.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-7817 Fri, 30 May 2014 11:49:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-7817 You can use either, Olgasek. I know lots of people who use liquid watercolours to dye their pasta and their rice.

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by olgasek http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-7816 Fri, 30 May 2014 07:40:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-7816 Love it and did it yesterday! One question: what about dyeing rice with liquid watercolors? I saw you used watercolors when dyeing pasta, why not rice?

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Comment on How to Paint a Mason Jar – An Easy Mason Jar Craft by cheryl ives http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-mason-jars/#comment-7815 Fri, 30 May 2014 07:11:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7508#comment-7815 I’m wanting to try this but I want the white frosted look….I looked on line to see if they even make white gel coloring and they do but it’s a gel paste dye. Does that make a difference?

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7814 Fri, 30 May 2014 02:25:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7814 Not at all, Michelle! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7813 Fri, 30 May 2014 01:52:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7813 Love this idea! Hope you don’t mind me featuring it on my blog :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7812 Thu, 29 May 2014 23:08:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7812 Yes, you can, Jenn. :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by jenn http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7811 Thu, 29 May 2014 22:14:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7811 Can we use regular vegetable oil instead odf baby oil?

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Comment on Ladybug Craft for Toddlers (with Corks and Buttons) by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/ladybug-craft-for-toddlers/#comment-7810 Thu, 29 May 2014 20:47:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13902#comment-7810 I have this button and bead pinboard that you can check out, Amy (all of my boards are organized alphabetically if you’re ever looking for a topic like buttons, animals, water play etc.). Also, I keep our buttons in a shallow box so the kids can access them and play with them whenever they want. They love sifting and sorting and just running their fingers through them. I’ll give them jars and bottles and scoops and they fill them up and dump them out and start again. It’s great for fine motor skills and such a fun sensory experience. Here’s the link to my pinboard: http://www.pinterest.com/happyhooligans/buttons-beads/

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Comment on Ladybug Craft for Toddlers (with Corks and Buttons) by Amy http://happyhooligans.ca/ladybug-craft-for-toddlers/#comment-7809 Thu, 29 May 2014 20:15:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13902#comment-7809 Cute idea do you have any other projects using buttons? I picked up a gallon size Ziploc baggie filled with buttons for a quarter! I’d love to do more projects with them :-)

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Comment on Easy, Homemade Paper Doll Family by Lisa @ Charlie The Cavalier http://happyhooligans.ca/flat-people/#comment-7808 Thu, 29 May 2014 19:51:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=8679#comment-7808 What a great idea! Always thinking of ways to use these.

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by How to build a water wall for kids water play - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7807 Thu, 29 May 2014 17:25:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7807 […] Easy, DIY Water Slide […]

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-7806 Thu, 29 May 2014 17:00:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-7806 No, sorry, I don’t, Kathy.

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-7805 Thu, 29 May 2014 17:00:11 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-7805 It might, Heather. I really don’t know. You could try it. :)

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Comment on Salt, Glue and Watercolour Art – name recognition activity by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/salt-glue-watercolour-art/#comment-7804 Thu, 29 May 2014 15:55:02 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12657#comment-7804 Hi! I just saw this, as you posted it today! You said that the salt crumbles… Do you think that it would stay put if you sprayed a few coats of Modge Podge sealer over it? Or something similar?

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by Kathy http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-7803 Thu, 29 May 2014 14:34:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-7803 Do you have a poem for Father’s Day that can go with the rocks?
Love all your ideas!

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by 40+ Fun Activities to Do with Kids This Summer. The Video to #9 is Just the Sweetest Thing. http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-7802 Thu, 29 May 2014 08:35:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-7802 […] Shaving foam car wash: Have the kids set up a mini car wash for their toy cars, dolls, LEGOs or whatever else they want to […]

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by The Ultimate Toys: Dirt and Water | Eyes On Heaven http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7801 Thu, 29 May 2014 07:34:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7801 […] Make a water wall. Happy Hooligans has some great ideas about […]

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Comment on Tin foil Christmas Tree Ornaments by Mohammed@BazaarInEgypt http://happyhooligans.ca/tinfoil-trees-ornaments/#comment-7800 Thu, 29 May 2014 06:19:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1804#comment-7800 Hi ! Jackie
Love it….. I love your decor style, I like this simple ideas using foil and tissue paper. Looks amazing. Great idea.. I will be trying it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful concept with fabulous idea.

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by How to make your own giant bubbles - bubble recipe http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7799 Thu, 29 May 2014 05:58:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7799 […] Easy, DIY Water Slide […]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Shannon http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7798 Thu, 29 May 2014 05:47:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7798 Great ideas! We’ve done the Design Dazzle version of bubble wands before, but they are difficult for little hands (and shorter arms) to wield, even though they want to desperately. The straw wands seem much more “little hand-friendly” — thanks!!

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Comment on Rainbow Collage – a colourful craft for toddlers by Plan the Perfect St. Patrick's Day • Little Gold Pixel http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-collage/#comment-7797 Thu, 29 May 2014 05:23:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2680#comment-7797 […] After work/school, make a rainbow collage with your child. Crafting with children is actually one of the most gratifying experiences ever […]

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Comment on Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Activity by Tina Marble http://happyhooligans.ca/melting-elsas-frozen-hands-activity/#comment-7796 Thu, 29 May 2014 01:07:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14973#comment-7796 You completely ROCK!! I can’t wait for summer break to do with my girls. They will love it. Thank you.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Liz Credo http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7795 Wed, 28 May 2014 23:20:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7795 I’m anxious to find out the alternative!!!! :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7794 Wed, 28 May 2014 19:21:16 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7794 I don’t know about the liquid paint, Emily. If it contains water at all, the oil in the dough will repel it. I’ve heard you can use candy food-colouring though because it’s oil based. Maybe check to see if you can get that at your grocery store.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Emily http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7793 Wed, 28 May 2014 18:20:18 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7793 I can’t get powdered tempera paint where I live…only the liquid. Would that work or would it ruin the cloud dough?

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by Maren Cecil http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-7792 Wed, 28 May 2014 13:37:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-7792 Love visiting your blog. I, too, run an in home daycare which I started to be able to stay home with my kids (who now total 7). These days, my husband and I run the daycare together. We love those kids. Thanks for all the great ideas, I’m planning to make the jeans aprons next!

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Comment on constructing with styrofoam by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/constructing-with-styrofoam/#comment-7791 Wed, 28 May 2014 13:22:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4132#comment-7791 Thanks so much, Deb! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’ll look for your post!

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Comment on constructing with styrofoam by Deb @ Living Montessori Now http://happyhooligans.ca/constructing-with-styrofoam/#comment-7789 Wed, 28 May 2014 11:36:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=4132#comment-7789 What a fun project, Jackie! I featured your post and photo in my Montessori-Inspired Construction Unit post today. :)

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Comment on Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft by MultiTestingMom http://happyhooligans.ca/painted-rock-paper-weight-craft/#comment-7788 Wed, 28 May 2014 11:27:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14947#comment-7788 These are so cute! We do this at the cottage every summer!

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Comment on Fairy Soup by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-soup/#comment-7787 Wed, 28 May 2014 04:59:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9946#comment-7787 Welcome, Gerry! So happy you found me! Happy to have you on board! I hope you and your daughter make some great memories while enjoying my activities!

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Comment on Story Stones by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7786 Wed, 28 May 2014 04:58:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7786 Thank you, Debs!!

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Comment on Story Stones by Debs http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7785 Wed, 28 May 2014 03:38:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7785 These are so lovely. Great idea using craft/activities books like that! I still have to make my own. Just letting you know that I’ve featured this idea on this week’s Tuesday Tots in a post full of rock’n great ideas. ;)

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Painted Rock Paper-Weight Craft for Kids to Make - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7784 Wed, 28 May 2014 02:53:35 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7784 […] *Like those aprons?  I make them out of the pant legs of our old jeans.  You can get the step-by-step instruction here. […]

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Comment on Fairy Soup by Gerry http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-soup/#comment-7783 Wed, 28 May 2014 00:56:32 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9946#comment-7783 This website is awesome. My wife and I can’t wait to start doing some of these things with our daughter. I found this site by accident… happy, happy accident.

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Comment on Frozen Sensory Bin by susanguda http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-sensory-bin/#comment-7782 Tue, 27 May 2014 16:44:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14874#comment-7782 I use sensory bins in my preschool which I have owned for almost 20 years, but I always need new inspiration. Thank you for what you do! I recently saw this wonderful learning system by Spielgaben. They are giving away a learning system on the following website: http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/2014/05/spielgaben-is-it-worth-it/ check it out!

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Sheena Crain http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7781 Tue, 27 May 2014 16:15:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7781 Sounds fun. My daughter will love this since she loves to be in the kitchen with me. I shared this to my page because pretty much all of the women in my family are into kids activities. Thanks and keep them coming!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7780 Tue, 27 May 2014 14:08:55 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7780 Go for it, Nancy! I can’t see what difference it would make. :)

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Comment on Rainbow Rice – How to Colour Rice For Play without Rubbing Alcohol by Phil O'brien http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-rice/#comment-7779 Tue, 27 May 2014 12:35:48 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2922#comment-7779 I also once used such technique, it looks quite attractive and moreover u can reuse it if used carefully.

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Comment on Frozen Sensory Bin by Jeanine http://happyhooligans.ca/frozen-sensory-bin/#comment-7778 Tue, 27 May 2014 00:53:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14874#comment-7778 Gorrrrrgeous!!!!! I love this!!! I will add rice and cotton balls to our list!! Amazing! And YES, the entire daycare, even the boys, LOVE FROZEN! Ugh! (I’m SOO over it though) lol :D

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Nancy http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7777 Mon, 26 May 2014 21:58:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7777 Why not mix the powdered colour with the flour before adding the oil?

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by Jerri white http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7776 Mon, 26 May 2014 18:15:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7776 I w as looking for something to do with my almost four year old granddaughter, who is visiting us this week! She will love this!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7775 Mon, 26 May 2014 18:11:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7775 I should add that you’ll just want to stir it well every time you refill your laundry jug. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7774 Mon, 26 May 2014 18:11:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7774 Yes! I’ve done that before, Leslie. :)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Leslie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7773 Mon, 26 May 2014 18:07:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7773 Hi there!! Just wondering if it would be ok to half the recipe (yielding 2.5 concentrated gallons) and go ahead and fill with water to the 5 gallon line so I don’t have to add water every time I refill my laundry jug?? Thank you!!

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Comment on Story Stones by Amanda Formaro http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7772 Mon, 26 May 2014 13:18:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7772 Hi Jackie! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this post on my Facebook page during April and people loved it. It made it into the top 20 for the month, of which I always do a round up. So today I’ve featured you on my blog as well (link below). Thanks for such an awesome post! http://craftsbyamanda.com/2014/05/great-craft-ideas-may-2014.html

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Comment on Story Stones by Great Craft Ideas – May 2014 - Crafts by Amanda http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7771 Mon, 26 May 2014 13:09:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7771 […] Story Stones – Happy Hooligans […]

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Comment on Felt Flower Buttoning Toy by Mary Catherine http://happyhooligans.ca/felt-flower-buttoning-toy/#comment-7770 Mon, 26 May 2014 13:02:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14858#comment-7770 I love your original button snake, and this flower version is an awesome springy version of it!!! Can’t wait to try it out with my preschool kiddos. :)

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Comment on 10+ Stone Activities for Kids by Mary Catherine http://happyhooligans.ca/10-stone-activities-for-kids/#comment-7769 Mon, 26 May 2014 13:01:20 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14809#comment-7769 Thanks so much for including my colorful rocks with your awesome resource. My son and my preschool kiddos LOVE rocks, much like your Hooligans! :)

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Comment on Easter Playdough Activities for Toddlers by mariz http://happyhooligans.ca/easter-playdough-activities-toddlers/#comment-7768 Mon, 26 May 2014 04:26:21 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13748#comment-7768 This is so cute. It looks fun. I’m sure my son will love this. Thank you for posting. You might want to see this.

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Comment on Paper Mache Bowls – One of a Kind Gift for Kids to Make and Give by DIY Wind Chimes - Gorgeous, Recycled Craft for Kids to Make http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-mache-bowls-for-mothers-day/#comment-7767 Mon, 26 May 2014 01:13:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3318#comment-7767 […] Gorgeous Paper Mache Bowls […]

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Comment on 10 Spring Crafts for Kids! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/10-spring-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7766 Mon, 26 May 2014 00:51:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13684#comment-7766 I’m not exactly sure exactly what you’re looking for, Sylvia. All of our crafts are done by both boys and girls here, but you can find all of my posts on my pinterest board, where you’ll have more of a visual overview of everything we’ve done. It should be easy to spot things that might appeal to you. :) Here’s the link: http://www.pinterest.com/happyhooligans/happy-hooligans-posts/

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Comment on 10 Spring Crafts for Kids! by Sylvia Albert http://happyhooligans.ca/10-spring-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7765 Sun, 25 May 2014 23:55:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13684#comment-7765 Nice ideas for a little girl. Would you have any crafts for a boy?

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Comment on Cardboard Drop Box: Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers by Katherine Collmer http://happyhooligans.ca/drop-box/#comment-7764 Sun, 25 May 2014 21:00:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=856#comment-7764 I love this activity! Will share!

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Comment on Fall Popcorn Tree Craft {for Preschoolers} by apple tree craft - happy hooligans - fall sensory art with sandpaper http://happyhooligans.ca/popcorn-trees/#comment-7763 Sun, 25 May 2014 20:56:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1156#comment-7763 […] been having lots of fun with our fall crafting this month!  Tree crafts have been among our favourite lately!  We’re making another tree craft today!  An apple tree […]

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Comment on Easy Homemade Matching Game for Toddlers by URL http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-matching-game/#comment-7762 Sun, 25 May 2014 16:16:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3485#comment-7762 … [Trackback]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Vanessa http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7761 Sun, 25 May 2014 15:39:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7761 teehee! the other link’s “secret ingredient” made me giggle like a school girl. I would see myself blushing everytime i saw a kid dip into the solution knowing the original purpose of the secret ingredient….also….awkward to explain to neighborhood parents who want to make their own for their kids….glad you found an alternative for us immature adults hahhaha

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Laura Harris http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7760 Sun, 25 May 2014 13:11:49 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7760 would this work for slime??? my boys love it and we go through tons of glue…do you have to let it warm a bit after taking out of fridge?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Fernanda Arruda http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7759 Sun, 25 May 2014 13:01:57 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7759 Que tipo de farinha posso utilizar aqui no Brasil?
Farinha para fabricar pão?? Para que se usa essa farinha na cozinha??

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Comment on Fabulous Fall Collage! by tissue paper fall wreath - happy hooligans - fall crafts & fine motor http://happyhooligans.ca/fabulous-fall-collage/#comment-7758 Sun, 25 May 2014 03:27:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1171#comment-7758 […] Fabulous Fall Collage […]

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Comment on Homemade Glue by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7757 Sun, 25 May 2014 03:21:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7757 You are awesome! Thank you, Sue!

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Comment on Homemade Glue by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7756 Sun, 25 May 2014 03:21:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7756 I don’t think it would work with homemade glue, Mary. Just a guess though…

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Tracy Curley http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7755 Sun, 25 May 2014 00:25:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7755 And by the way. I love your ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Tracy Curley http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7754 Sun, 25 May 2014 00:20:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7754 What is corn syrup in Australia?

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Mary Vasquez-Davidson http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7753 Sat, 24 May 2014 23:59:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7753 Can you use this glue recipe to make Gak? Gallons of glue get expensive after a while! ;)

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Lavoretti | Pearltrees http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7751 Sat, 24 May 2014 22:24:13 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7751 […] homemade glue – happy hooligans – corn syrup, vinegar and cornstarch […]

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Comment on Homemade Glue by Sue Fromm http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-glue/#comment-7750 Sat, 24 May 2014 22:12:03 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3100#comment-7750 Googled mucilage ( the glue in those duck beak bottles) and it led to a company in Canada called Avron where you can get a bottle for only .99 cents ! They have a FB page., too.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7749 Sat, 24 May 2014 13:03:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7749 Yes, that’s right, Michelle. :)

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Michelle http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7748 Sat, 24 May 2014 08:38:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7748 How so you store this when not in use? I.e air tight container? X

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Melissa http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7747 Sat, 24 May 2014 04:01:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7747 I saw a recipe where it’s colored with a lavender colored sidewalk chalk, and lavender essential oil for the sensory experience of a soothing scent; and the mother uses it as a calm-down activity for her children right before bedtime. Can’t wait to try it!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Chantal http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7746 Fri, 23 May 2014 22:21:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7746 Thanks!!!!!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7745 Fri, 23 May 2014 04:17:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7745 I’ve heard your Fairy Liquid works very well, Jo.

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Comment on 10+ Stone Activities for Kids by piratemonkeymama http://happyhooligans.ca/10-stone-activities-for-kids/#comment-7744 Fri, 23 May 2014 02:06:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14809#comment-7744 Awesome ideas! I’m one of those people who can’t resist picking up a pretty or “different’ stone and taking it home with me for the garden so I especially enjoyed this post. My son is just coming up on a year and I can’t wait to share my silly passion for rocks with him. I’ve added this to my favourite list for when he gets a bit bigger. Thanks.

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Jo Howell http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7743 Thu, 22 May 2014 20:47:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7743 Hi, I am in the UK and would love to give this a go but we don’t have Dawn, do you know what liquid I may be able to use. I saw a referece to baby shampoo is that any brand? Thanks in advance Jo

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7742 Thu, 22 May 2014 17:14:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7742 Ours moulded fairly quickly last year, Janine – within a few days.

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Comment on Homemade Sidewalk Paint – 3 Simple Ingredients by Meggin D http://happyhooligans.ca/sidewalk-paint/#comment-7741 Thu, 22 May 2014 16:56:27 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9500#comment-7741 I’m wondering what would happen if I mixed the cornstarch and water with my hand mixer? Mixing it all by hand got my carpal tunnel something fierce! Worth it though!! The kids had so much fun!
Thanks for a great one!

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by janine http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7740 Thu, 22 May 2014 16:28:19 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7740 How long will this keep before it spoils?

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Comment on Story Stones by Fun with ROCKS – Family fun idea #4 http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7739 Thu, 22 May 2014 14:40:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7739 […] imagination can be involved I’m all over that!! Get their story telling juices flowing with Story Telling Rocks. I shared a similar idea a few years ago using stickers, fabric and other fun images I had on […]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Barbara Peters http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7738 Thu, 22 May 2014 14:34:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7738 Great recipes. I’d like to add my experience regarding the bubble mix. I use baby shampoo instead of the dawn because it doesn’t burn when it gets in their eyes. I’ve found that using dish detergent can sometimes turn them off on bubbles, forever.

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Comment on How To Dye Rice for Sensory Play by Cathy http://happyhooligans.ca/how-to-dye-rice-sensory-play/#comment-7737 Thu, 22 May 2014 14:18:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13731#comment-7737 When I did mine I also put it in the oven on low for a bit just to dry it out faster (I also used vinegar instead). I just need to remember to get a decent sized bin to contain the mess because a tray is too shallow!

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Comment on Fairy Mud – with Toilet Paper and Ivory Soap by katienk http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-mud/#comment-7736 Thu, 22 May 2014 14:09:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9887#comment-7736 LOL ;)

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by 10 Fun Things to Do with Salt | left brain craft brain http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7735 Thu, 22 May 2014 13:41:30 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7735 […] 6.  Make Homemade Puffy Paint like the one from Happy Hooligans. […]

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Comment on How to Dye Pasta for Kids’ Crafts and Activities by I Spy Sensory Bin - happy hooligans - fine motor activity for kids http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-pasta/#comment-7734 Thu, 22 May 2014 12:02:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3205#comment-7734 […] dyed pasta (get our easy recipe here) […]

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Comment on Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – 12 easy Christmas ornaments for kids by Unit: Clothes | Raising Yusuf http://happyhooligans.ca/easy-christmas-crafts-for-kids/#comment-7732 Thu, 22 May 2014 02:15:50 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1545#comment-7732 […] happyhooligans.ca […]

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by WebbletMama http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7731 Thu, 22 May 2014 02:09:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7731 We made this today….it took some getting used to to figure out how to make the bubbles with the straw and yarn. Thank goodness my 4 year old twins figured it out ;) they love it! One of my boys said “wow mom, beautiful colors you have there!” -referring to the colors they make when blown up. It will keep us entertained all summer. My 2 year old even managed to make mini bubbles with it. So cool- thank you for sharing!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7730 Wed, 21 May 2014 22:49:39 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7730 Thanks, Liz! Hoping to get that post written up this week. :)

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Comment on Water Bin with Tubes and Funnels by Ali Blyth elliot http://happyhooligans.ca/water-bin-with-pvc-pipes/#comment-7729 Wed, 21 May 2014 18:27:58 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3655#comment-7729 I used to run a preschool and a water table was out everyday, it was always popular. I live the idea with all the pipes, I’ll do that with my young son, he will love it!!!! I used food colouring a lot too, a favourite was when we filled latex gloves with coloured water and froze them overnight before dropping then into the water tray!!!!

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Comment on Homemade Giant Bubbles Recipe by Jerome Madson http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-giant-bubbles/#comment-7727 Wed, 21 May 2014 17:11:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3637#comment-7727 If you add some glow-in-the-dark paint, it’s an amazing activity for summer nights. I tried a bunch of different ones and found that Rust-Oleum worked best (http://amzn.to/1i4FVPz).

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by amy http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7726 Wed, 21 May 2014 16:07:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7726 My little boys and I made your clod dough this morning. I would post pics, but it would be too graphic. Lol. They loved the feel of it so much they stripped their clothes off to play naked in it. Hilarious. Love your stuff, we have done tons of it and have lots more planned! Thank you!!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Liz Credo http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7725 Wed, 21 May 2014 16:05:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7725 Where is your recipe for cloud dough without baby oil? My little one would love this but she’s still in the phase of sticking everything in her mouth. Is the alternative something that would be safe if ingested? Thanks! I’m in love with this blog now!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7723 Wed, 21 May 2014 11:14:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7723 If you take the link in my post to the Coloured Cloud Dough, you’ll see how we coloured ours, Elizabeth. We tried a few things, and unfortunately, Koolaid powder didn’t work, but we did find a way to colour it beautifully!

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Moon Dust | Baking Betsy http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7722 Wed, 21 May 2014 09:02:25 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7722 […] it also reminded me of an activity I’d seen on Happy Hooligans many moons ago (haha) called Cloud Dough, but I had renamed Moon Dust in my head at some point. I’m not really wanting to stray too […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Elizabeth Olden http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7720 Wed, 21 May 2014 02:42:44 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7720 I am guessing to color it you could add dry koolaid, the kind without sugar.

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Heather http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7719 Tue, 20 May 2014 17:29:31 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7719 I haven’t tried it yet but have seen it in the stores at a fairly high price tag. I think my granddaughter will love this….can’t wait to make it…:)

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by Doll Diaper Station - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-7718 Tue, 20 May 2014 17:20:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-7718 […] white fabric (more on that in a minute).  I suspected it would be a hit because of how popular our Babydoll Bath Station always is with all of the […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by christie http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7717 Tue, 20 May 2014 16:13:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7717 What a GREAT idea! I am so making this for my special needs child!

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Angela R McKinney-Yates http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7716 Tue, 20 May 2014 12:06:23 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7716 Your blog had me laughing so hard that I think I may just have to try this stuff!!! lol. Kids would love it.

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Comment on Fairy Soup by Cleo http://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-soup/#comment-7715 Tue, 20 May 2014 10:07:56 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9946#comment-7715 I loved this idea so much. We don’t have a garden so we did an out and about version. I just posted about it. Thank you so much for such a great idea

http://www.cleocobb.co.uk/2014/05/20/fairy-and-unicorn-potions-in-the-park/#more-1381

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Comment on Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks by Yennie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-twirling-ribbon-sticks/#comment-7714 Tue, 20 May 2014 08:39:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14693#comment-7714 I’m so excited about finding your blog today. I’m going to go through all your wonderful ideas for kids. You are incredible creative! Thank you so much!

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Comment on Mosaic Project for Preschoolers – with styrofoam meat trays by Yennie http://happyhooligans.ca/mosaic-project-kids-styrofoam-produce-trays/#comment-7713 Tue, 20 May 2014 07:22:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=13576#comment-7713 Great idea! I’m going to try this with my daughter. Thanks.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by CanuckGirl http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7712 Tue, 20 May 2014 06:40:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7712 Yes we can get them here. Safe ways and Co-op for sure have them.

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Comment on Story Stones by Kay http://happyhooligans.ca/story-stones/#comment-7711 Tue, 20 May 2014 05:29:38 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=574#comment-7711 Just found these in your site. I looked st them thinking you were such a good painter!! I’m half I clicked to read more-only to find I can use magazine pictures!!!! I’m excited I can go this!!!! I certainly can’t paint that good. Brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing. Kay

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Comment on Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin by 10+ Stone Activities for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/water-play-bin/#comment-7709 Tue, 20 May 2014 04:02:01 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3555#comment-7709 […] a great addition to a sensory bin or activity bin.  Check out our Dinosaur Activity Bin and our Deep Blue Sea Bin to see what I […]

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by 10+ Stone Activities for Kids - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7708 Tue, 20 May 2014 03:57:54 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7708 […] and Sensory Bins:  Rocks make a great addition to a sensory bin or activity bin.  Check out our Dinosaur Activity Bin and our Deep Blue Sea Bin to see what I […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Jessica O. http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7707 Tue, 20 May 2014 00:35:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7707 I was wondering for Essential oils, which I use daily for almost everything at this point. What would be your recommendation on how many drops to add? Would you say to add it to the individual jugs each time or add the oils to the 5 gallon bucket?

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Comment on 15 Easy Homemade Paint Recipes Your Kids are Going to Love! by Stephanie Haass http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paint-kids/#comment-7706 Mon, 19 May 2014 23:29:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14308#comment-7706 Oh my goodness! Thanks for including our magic foaming paint in your collection! This is so fab ;)

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Comment on Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment by Jes http://happyhooligans.ca/ivory-soap-microwave-experiment/#comment-7704 Mon, 19 May 2014 18:18:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14477#comment-7704 I want to go home and do this experiment right now… my little one is only 9 months old, but I’m putting together an activity book with all of the experiments / activities I want to try in the future. This will be a favorite, I am sure.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Cassie http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7703 Mon, 19 May 2014 16:34:59 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7703 For a non gluten containing recipe you can try one part conditioner to two parts cornstarch it works the same and regular food colours work.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Stacy of KSW (@stacyofksw) http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7702 Mon, 19 May 2014 15:12:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7702 Fantastic, thanks for the tips about how NOT to do it too :)

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks in 5 minutes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-7701 Mon, 19 May 2014 13:16:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-7701 […] Portable Mud-Pit […]

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Comment on Homemade Water-Slide by 33 Actividades divertidas para niños | Viri en Casa http://happyhooligans.ca/diy-water-slide/#comment-7700 Mon, 19 May 2014 06:00:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3569#comment-7700 […] una resbaladilla de agua […]

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Comment on Mud Play – More Fun In Our Back Yard {Portable} Mud Pit by fairy mud - happy hooligans - soap and toilet paper sensory material http://happyhooligans.ca/muddy-play-more-fun-in-our-mobile-mud-pit/#comment-7699 Mon, 19 May 2014 00:07:09 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3455#comment-7699 […] Portable Mud-Pit […]

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Ghost mud, a sensory activity with toilet paper and ivory soap http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7698 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:55:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7698 […] 2-Ingredient Cloud Dough […]

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Comment on Garden Soup – Fine Motor Water Play Activity by Ghost mud, a sensory activity with toilet paper and ivory soap http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-7697 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:55:26 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-7697 […] Garden Soup – sensory play […]

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Comment on Dinosaur Activity Bin by Ghost mud, a sensory activity with toilet paper and ivory soap http://happyhooligans.ca/dinosaur-activity-bin/#comment-7696 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:53:37 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3544#comment-7696 […] Dinosaur Activity Bin […]

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Comment on Baby Bath Station: Pretend Play Water Activity for Toddlers by How to make your own giant bubbles - bubble recipe http://happyhooligans.ca/baby-bath-station/#comment-7695 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:50:24 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3367#comment-7695 […] Baby Bath Station […]

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Comment on Make a Child’s Apron from your old Jeans – a step by step tutorial by Homemade Laundry Detergent with Borax, Washing Soda and Ivory Soap http://happyhooligans.ca/repurposed-demin-aprons/#comment-7694 Sun, 18 May 2014 23:29:43 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1924#comment-7694 […] Repurposed Denim Aprons (repurposing a denim pant leg) […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Maggie http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7693 Sun, 18 May 2014 17:24:17 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7693 You can get Borax in the UK. Try the Soap Kitchen.

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Comment on Sandbox Ideas – Toy Suggestions, Play Ideas and Storage Solutions by Ann http://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-sandbox/#comment-7692 Sun, 18 May 2014 17:04:41 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=9365#comment-7692 So Awesome. What lucky children that get to hang out at your place every day!

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Comment on paper candy canes by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-candy-canes/#comment-7691 Sun, 18 May 2014 13:34:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1653#comment-7691 For trimming the rectangular piece of paper into a square.

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Comment on paper candy canes by Shaireen http://happyhooligans.ca/paper-candy-canes/#comment-7690 Sun, 18 May 2014 13:28:42 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1653#comment-7690 What are the scissors for?

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Comment on Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough – Ready in 5 minutes! by Mel Cryer http://happyhooligans.ca/cloud-dough/#comment-7689 Sun, 18 May 2014 11:36:28 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3347#comment-7689 Love this idea! One of my girls got some store bought cloud dough a few years ago, and she loved it, but it’s too expensive to buy often, and is definitely an outdoor activity.

When I saw this post, I thought about making this for students of mine. I have 2 classes of autistic students from kindergarten to year 5, who are often very sensory seeking, and easily bored with activities. This could be a fun change to the usual games and activities we have at lunchtime/recess. With a maximum of 7 in each class, and most of one class integrated into the mainstream playground, and two teachers on duty, this could be lots of fun! Thank you so much!

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Tina Moore http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7688 Sun, 18 May 2014 04:08:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7688 I have been making the powdered version for some time now. It doesn’t last as long but I also add oxy clean to mix. Works great on kids and electricians dirty clothes.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7687 Sun, 18 May 2014 03:31:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7687 It doesn’t really matter, Chantal because you’re just filling that jug to be a convenient working supply, so whatever container you have on hand is fine. I use an old laundry jug or vinegar jug or juice jug – whatever I have. The main supply of the detergent is kept in a 5 gallon pail, but I just fill the jug 50% of that detergent in the pail and 50% water to have a working supply handy at beside my washing machine.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Chantal http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7686 Sun, 18 May 2014 03:20:05 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7686 How big of a juice jug or laundry jug do you use??

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Marlena http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7685 Sun, 18 May 2014 01:59:45 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7685 Thank you:)

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7684 Sun, 18 May 2014 01:33:46 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7684 I think it will, Marlena. I’m fairly certain others have used that as a substitute.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7683 Sun, 18 May 2014 01:33:00 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7683 I use distilled white vinegar, Teri.

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Comment on rainbow playdough by rainbow rice - how to colour vibrant rice for play - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/rainbow-playdough/#comment-7682 Sun, 18 May 2014 01:32:14 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2870#comment-7682 […] Rainbow Playdough […]

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Teri http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7681 Sun, 18 May 2014 00:58:06 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7681 What type of vinegar do you use or does it not matter?

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Comment on Painting with Coloured Ice – A Vibrant Outdoor Art Activity for Kids by Coloured Ice Activity Bin - Kids Activities Blog http://happyhooligans.ca/painting-with-coloured-ice/#comment-7680 Sat, 17 May 2014 23:00:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1009#comment-7680 […] you’re looking for another great way to play with coloured ice, check out our ice painting activity!  That’s another one you’ll want to try this […]

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Comment on Shaving Cream Sensory Play with Glitter by sam http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-and-glitter/#comment-7679 Sat, 17 May 2014 21:19:33 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1031#comment-7679 I just did something similar with my kids, we mixed different colour paints in to the foam, good messy fun. Keep up the good work.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Marlena http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7678 Sat, 17 May 2014 19:45:12 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7678 Do you know if Borax Substitute will work this same way?. Cas I think U cannot get Borax in UK.

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Comment on Homemade Laundry Detergent by Sarah T http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-laundry-detergent-recipe/#comment-7677 Sat, 17 May 2014 19:07:08 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=12886#comment-7677 Check your cloth diaper manufacturers recommendations.
It may void the warranty if you use something other than what they recommend.
I’ve used this or similar on my cotton ones and it’s lovely!!
But I never tried it on key microfiber BC it said not to on their site.
Best recommendation I saw was to wash covers in with other laundry not the inserts to save washing then so much.
I can’t wait to make my own. I just bought a big bucket of Claudia’s Choice and it will be a while before I need to but I’m not hugely happy with it and it’s sooo expensive!!!!

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Comment on Shaving Cream Car Wash For Car-lovin’ Kids! by Shaving Cream and Glitter - a Wonderful Sensory Play Experience! http://happyhooligans.ca/shaving-cream-car-wash/#comment-7676 Sat, 17 May 2014 18:43:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=2886#comment-7676 […] Shaving Cream Car Wash […]

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by happyhooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7675 Sat, 17 May 2014 18:04:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7675 Go for it, Kristen, and let me know how it turns out. I’ve had readers ask if they can do it that way, but I’ve never tried to.

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Kristen Swisher http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7674 Sat, 17 May 2014 17:31:29 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7674 I would need to try this with gluten free flour.

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Comment on Hand Print Apple Tree Craft with Tissue Paper and Buttons by 20+ Ideas for Hand and Footprint Art - Fun-A-Day! http://happyhooligans.ca/tissue-pape-button-apple-trees/#comment-7673 Sat, 17 May 2014 16:27:52 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=1122#comment-7673 […] Tissue Paper and Buttons Apple Tree – Happy […]

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Comment on hand dyed pasta necklaces by Donna C. Douthit http://happyhooligans.ca/dyeing-pasta-for-necklaces/#comment-7672 Sat, 17 May 2014 16:02:53 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=7621#comment-7672 When one of my sons was in kindergarten he made a dyed pasta necklace for me for Mother’s Day. I got all dressed up to go out for brunch that day and he looked at me sadly and said, “Aren”t you going to wear your necklace I made, Mama? Don’t you like it?” He only called me Mama at that point when he was sick or feeling insecure. I told him of course I loved it and made some excuse of waiting until the last moment to put it on. It really looked hideous with my clothing. But, if I had any reservations about it, the beam on his face put them to rest. I got a lot of strange looks at the restaurant that day, but I just told him that everyone was noticing his beautiful gift. My little boy turned 32 recently and on Mother’s Day recently told me how proud he was that I actually wore his necklace in public that morning.

I came across your site accidentally. Thanks for the memory!

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by DIY Wind Chimes - Gorgeous, Recycled Craft for Kids to Make http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7671 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:31:22 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7671 […] Easy, Recycled Water Wall […]

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Comment on Homemade Puffy Paint by Homemade Bookmarks - Tie Dyed with Sharpies and Rubbing Alcohol http://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-puffy-paint/#comment-7670 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:24:47 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3161#comment-7670 […] 3-Ingredient Puffy Paint […]

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Comment on Mud Play Ideas for Kids by How to build a water wall for kids water play - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/mobile-mud-patch/#comment-7669 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:17:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=728#comment-7669 […] Portable Mud Pit […]

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Comment on Garden Soup – Fine Motor Water Play Activity by How to dye rice - 3 easy steps - no alcohol no waste - happy hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/garden-soup/#comment-7668 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:09:40 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=3416#comment-7668 […] Garden Soup […]

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Comment on Homemade Water Wall for Kids by Homemade Twirling Ribbon Sticks in 5 minutes - Happy Hooligans http://happyhooligans.ca/water-wall/#comment-7667 Sat, 17 May 2014 13:00:51 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=232#comment-7667 […] Easy, Homemade Water Wall […]

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Comment on Coloured Cloud Dough – How to Colour Cloud Dough for Sensory Play by Terri Lane http://happyhooligans.ca/coloured-cloud-dough-colour-cloud-dough-sensory-play/#comment-7666 Sat, 17 May 2014 12:59:15 +0000 http://happyhooligans.ca/?p=14655#comment-7666 There are oil based food colorings/flavorings used in candy making that might work. No idea if it would “color” the kids hands or not. :)

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