-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

How to Make a Hula-Hoop

Hula-hoops are one of the simplest toys out there and maybe even one of the oldest. There are records that show the ancient Greeks had a hoop that they would wind around themselves for exercise. These toys have certainly stood the test of time though you may not want to use an ancient Greek hula-hoop seeing as it might crumble on you. Instead, make your own! Hula-hoops are simple to make and are hours of fun. Plus, when you make it yourself you can decorate it anyway you want.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1” PVC tubing with 100 PSI
  • 1” PVC connector
  • Hair dryer
  • Scissors or sharp knife
  • Electrical tape or duct tape

What You’ll Need to Do:

  1. Gather your materials. You should be able to find the tubing and connectors at your local hardware store. The tubing is typically used for irrigation so it may be a seasonal item in some stores, but just ask and someone should be able to help you out.
  2. Measure your hula hoop. The tubing comes in a circular shape so simply hold the uncut tubing up to your body to get an estimate of the hula hoop’s size. It should come up to no lower than your belly button and no higher than your chin. The smaller the hoop the better it is for tricks.
  3. Cut the tubing to the right size. You may want an adult to help you with this because it’ll involve some serious cutting, the tube is pretty thick.
  4. Take a hair dryer and blow hot air at the two cut ends of the tubing. This will warm up the plastic and make it easier to shape and bend.
  5. Insert the plastic connector into one side of the tubing and then the other. This should make the circle of your hula hoop. There may be a small gap where the ends of the piping don’t touch, but don’t worry.
  6. Don’t worry because you can wrap the gap with tape. You can use colorful electrical or duct tape to seal the seam of the connector and decorate your hoop. You can find some bright fun prints of duct tape to coat the tubing or even try spinning different colors of electrical tape for a spiral effect.
  7. Happy hooping!

Have Your Say!

How long can you hula hoop for? Have you ever timed yourself? Share your times in the comment’s section below!

 

35 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_guinness micro
Did you know November 17 is Guinness Book of World Records Day? Over 300,000 people around the wo...
Playing video games and watching TV may be fun. But too much of anything can take a toll on both ...
Micro_hula-micro
From hacky sack to hula hoops, check out these summer time games and activities to help you stay ...
Micro_greek-mythology-micro
In Greek mythology, harpies were hungry, dirty creatures who stole food, objects and even people....
Hula

How long was the longest session of hula hooping?

  • Michele Obama: 1 minute, 23 seconds. There are pictures.
  • Mary Jane Freeze: 10 hours, 4 minutes. She was eight at the time.
  • Aaron Hibbs: 74 hours 54 minutes. That’s over 3 days!
  • The girl down the street: 47 minutes. She can just go and go!

Random In The Forums

Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Debating:
We women are strong but we are not interested in showing it. Instead, we waste our time on outfits and makeup. We shouldn't do this because the world is a dangerous place and we may make the wrong people look at us. We will be happy at first, but soon we will realize our mistake and grow more unfriendly. We should fight, fight till the end. There are a few things that we need to change and I think we should totally change them. We should show how brave we are. We should prove to the world that we can handle everything. We can fight. And if you don't want to, forget it because you're just a coward. Leav it to the people who want to make things better for you. I will  fight. I WILL NOT GIVE UP. I WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN. I may not be good at everything, but that doesn't mean that I can't fight.
reply 1 minute
Pink_Cool_Girl
"Prodigy_124" wrote:This is what think about it,  yes the filter is very unfair, I got frozen ones for saying gay and gay means happy, if someone says a word a lot in chat the filter will block it and everyone else that says that word will get a warning and that's not fair. Yes some people use words that aren't accepted but words like ####### isn't allowed I get warned for that like we all know that that is and it's not a bad thing, I think this, All day it should be a kid site but ones 9 rolls around it should be a site for all the teens, all of the teens stay up during the 10 11 12 hours, yeah the teens has social media but this is a place to meet new people and have friendships, you can't do that with ####### or #########. I like this site, it's a place for everyone and everyone has friends and is accepted here but if this is a kid site then people 12+ should have their accounts locked since it is a kid site. BOOM *high fives*
reply 3 minutes
catsHalloween123
No I don't agree.....I think that the kidz world should stay kidz world and there should be something like teensworld that should be created
reply 18 minutes
Prodigy_124
This is what think about it,  yes the filter is very unfair, I got frozen ones for saying gay and gay means happy, if someone says a word a lot in chat the filter will block it and everyone else that says that word will get a warning and that's not fair. Yes some people use words that aren't accepted but words like ####### isn't allowed I get warned for that like we all know that that is and it's not a bad thing, I think this, All day it should be a kid site but ones 9 rolls around it should be a site for all the teens, all of the teens stay up during the 10 11 12 hours, yeah the teens has social media but this is a place to meet new people and have friendships, you can't do that with ####### or #########. I like this site, it's a place for everyone and everyone has friends and is accepted here but if this is a kid site then people 12+ should have their accounts locked since it is a kid site. 
reply 24 minutes
AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Say Anything:
Duh. Nine year olds can be on this site, but Dear Dish It has frequently covered stories on some very graphic content. This site has always tried to service different age groups, but it's just impossible to do so.  What they really need to do is have a regular site for people who have aged out. Maybe a "Kidzworld Alumni" section. 
reply 27 minutes