Make Your Own Hula Hoop!
A handmade hula hoop costs about the same as a store-bought hoop, but it’s durable enough to last for years! You can customize your child's hoop to just the right size, and then she can personalize it with colored tape to make it her own. Here’s how professional hoop-dancers make their hoops out of irrigation tubing.
Note: The tubing comes in 100-foot rolls, so have your child get a bunch of friends together for a hoop-making party. (A roll makes about 12 hoops for children or 8-9 adult-sized hoops.)
What You Need:
- Polyethylene irrigation tubing, 1” in diameter, 160 PSI (Be careful: some stores that carry irrigation tubing don’t carry 160 psi. Don’t settle for a lower PSI. Your hoop will come out frustratingly floppy.) 1” tubing connectors (one per hoop)
- Ratcheting PVC cutter
- Hot water
- Duct tape
- Colored electrical tape, gaffer tape, or glitter tape