Thursday, April 11, 2013

Crafting Along--Hoops

I have been hooping for several months now.
The cold months did slow me down a bit because there is not much hooping space in my house.

Now that it is getting warmer out, and was downright hot yesterday, we are getting back in the flow.
We made our own hoops for the first time yesterday!

They turned out great!
Mine still needs taped, but seems to be working fairly well bare.

Bunny was so excited and wanted to tape her own hoop.
She is obsessed with taping things lately.
Really, buy the girl a roll of tape and she will love you forever!

We need to get more connectors to make one just for Papa, but until then, he can borrow mine.

Looks like Squirrely will need one before long.
She loves to watch people hoop. Especially Katie, who is soooooo much better than the rest of us.


I hope to finally start to improve my skills from just the basics to the more advanced and more fun.
We will see how it goes.
I might not ever be a great hooper.
But I also might not care.

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And each week I co-host Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up!


  1. You make your own hoops?!
    You're awesome. The end.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  2. We saw people hooping at the park the other day. It looked like so much fun! I've got to get me a hoop.

  3. How wonderful to make your own hoops. I could do with perfecting my skills here too. Hopping over from Hobbies and Handicrafts but hoping you will link up to Country Kids with this one too.

  4. great idea to make your own hoops!

  5. We were just talking about hoola hoops the other day! I think it's funny now that they refer to "hooping" as a verb, like running.
    So now the questions: What kind of tubing is it? What diameter did you buy? What's a good size hoop for an adult?! And can you put tiny bells inside so it chimes when you hoop?! ;o)
    Lots of fun!
    ~ joey ~

    1. We used 100 psi 3/4" gas/water line. We got our at Tractor Supply Co. You can get it at Lowes or other hardware stores. You also need to get a connecter. Mine is 42" diameter, and that is pretty standard for a beginner adult. The bigger, the easier to keep up. I have no clue of the bells would work. If you try it please let me know :D

  6. I havent done this in years! i love that you have made your own

  7. Wow how did you make them? Are they weighted? It's easier with weighted ones. Looks like you are all so very good at it.

    Thank you for sharing with the Spring Carnival.

  8. Looks like great family fun!!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  9. oh hooping is so much fun, and to make your own is great I might have to give it ago! Thanks for sharing

  10. Yes! I am huge fan of hula hooping. More people need to find ways to enjoy fitness!

  11. Looks like you guys had so much fun playing together!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you linked up again today =)

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  12. Wow, these are awesome! I need to pin this so my son and I can make some this summer. :) If you get the chance, I'd love for you to share this post (or others) over at Stress-Free Sunday with Fun-A-Day! Hope this finds you well.

  13. WOW I did not know you could make your own hoops. What do you make them out of? Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  14. We love hula hoops too!

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured your post at The Outdoor Play Party this week. Thank you for linking up.

  15. I love hula hooping:) And I never thought to make my own:) Pinning this awesome idea:)