hula hoop hoopla

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For any athletic feat that involves a ball, board, bat, paddle, racket, basket or other hand-eye-coordinated sporting good, you’re pretty much guaranteed that I will always be the last (wo)man standing when it comes to picking teams. I can’t think of one person that would necessarily describe me as coordinated. However, when it comes to hula-hooping some might even call me a champion.

A few summers ago I convinced my ever-so-willing mother to make giant “adult-sized” hula hoops with me. So we ventured to the plumbing and irrigation store to pick up all the necessary supplies and a few cans of spray paint. We followed a basic tutorial similar to this wiki how and found ourselves with three giant hula hoops. I spray painted the hoops gold, silver and bronze and toted them along to any event worthy of ‘hooping.’

Since the inception of the hula hoops, the hoops had been heavily used and were showing signs of the not so pretty irrigation tubing from which they were created. I decided that they were in desperate need of a makeover (think extreme makeover hula hoop edition). Six rolls of duct tape later, they were as good as new!

Side Note: For all you hula hooping haters out there, hula hooping is an incredible incredible ab workout. Don’t tell me you got an ab workout from your last badminton sesh.  Six pack here I come.

Here is a look below at the (extensive) makeover and the hoopla that ensued:

materials

  • duct tape (~2 rolls/hoop)
  • large homemade hula hoops
  • puppy

instructions

  1. Starting with one roll of duct tape, begin wrapping the duct tape at a gradual angle around the hula hoop. I left ~1 inch of the previous wrap of duck tape showing with the next wrap around the hoop.
  2. Flatten duck tape as you go to avoid excessive creases in the tape.
  3. Continue around the hula hoop until completely wrapped.
  4. Hula hoop away!
old hula hoops ready for a makeover

old hula hoops ready for a makeover

colors of duck tape - i had to make a camo hula hoop so the boy didn't feel left out

colors of duct tape — i had to make a camo hula hoop so the boy didn’t feel left out

gold hula hoop makeover!

gold hula hoop makeover!

camo hula hoop makeover!

camo hula hoop makeover!

miss maude ready for some hula hooping

miss maude ready for some hula hooping

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fall hoopla

fall hoopla

miss maude wants to join in all the fun

miss maude wants to join in all the fun

taylor brass

brass blossom

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