Monday, April 23, 2012
Make Your Own Hula hoop !
A Hula hoop is a round plastic hoop for rotating around the body ,used for physical exercise or in children's play.
The other day I made this one from a piece of black poly pipe that we had left over from another project. I quite often see lots of the black poly pipe on the curb when they have the curbside rubbish pick up. So if you use a piece from the curbside the cost will be free. So to make one all I did was cut a length of the poly pipe 242 cms long, then to join the pipe together to create a circle I used some old broken wooden pegs which I broke in half and pushed two pieces into one end of the pipe so it was a really tight fit and I left half sticking out so the other end of the poly pipe could be joined buy pushing it tightly together, you can use a staple gun to secure it tightly or you can wind some electrical tape over the join or both . If you make them for a few children in the family you could use a different colour of tape so every one knows which one belongs to them...A great activity for the kids to make over the school holidays...You could also decorate it with different coloured electrical tape bought from either the $2 or reject shop..Not only for the kids, mums and dads have a go it will keep you fit & trim I'm sure, if you regularly use it ....