This weekend we went to the Salisbury Festival and one of the booths featured tons of brightly colored hula hoops in all sorts of sizes. The coolest part? They were homemade! We were inspired and being the impatient sort I talked my husband in immediately going to Lowe's to buy supplies. LOL
To start off, all you need is some irrigation tubing (ours cost about $13 for 100ft), some couplers (we bought a pack of 10 for less than $4), and duct tape in whatever color or pattern you choose. :) I've looked online and I've seen other people just tape the ends of the tubing together, but we found it easier and more sturdy to use the couplers.
First, you need to decide what size hoop you want--I made mine about 3ft in diameter, my littles' are closer to 2 1/2 ft in diameter with Mia's being on the smaller end. To use the couplers, you have to heat one end of the tubing to soften it up a bit (but not too much!) and then quickly shove it in. LOL
One side down!