The Hulahoop is not just a ring of plastic tubing. It has actually been issued a United States patent. The Hulahoop patent was issued to the Wham-O company in March 1963. Wham-O brought us such great toys as the Frisbee and Silly String. Inspiration for the Hulahoop came from an Australian toy, a wooden hoop […]
It’s easy to understand why anyone who is just decorating one or two hoops shys away from buying multiple long rolls of colored cloth tape. It just doesn’t take that much tape to get the job done. The new Pro Spike Stack gaffers tape collection from Pro Tapes & Specialties is a bright (or dark […]
This weekend The Botanical Garden of the Oazrks (Fayetteville, AR) is hosting their Firefly Fling Saturday. The event starts at 6 PM with storytelling and music, but the real fun happens after dark when fire spinners, glow in the dark hoopers and an aerialist will perform. Click here to learn more.
Let’s face it, for most people hooping is a fad and your interest may not last all that long. Pinterest has a great series on using hoops as the frame for making bed canopies. Click here for some great ideas on giving your hoop a new life.
In yet another indicator of how reality televisions best days are in its rear view mirror, NBC’s America’s Got Talent featured a 48 year old hula hooper on the season opener. Dianne Bannard, from Lansing Michigan, joined dozens of other performers in the May 27 broadcast. You can read more about this hooping phenom here. […]
Pinterest, the home of “all things crafty”, has become a great source for hooping information. Pinterest calls itself “where you go to discover new things”, has a wealth of images, videos and “how to” tutorials on hoop making and decorating. Click here and take a look.
Two Ohio men were in court last week after being arrested for brandishing swords in an attempt to settle a dispute started by a child’s hula hoop. Robert Dewar and Christian Coburn threatened each other with swords after a child’s hula hoop accidentally rolled into Dewar’s car Coburn was sentenced to 12 months in prison […]
Making lots of hoops, either to sell or as activity for a camp or youth group, gives you the opportunity to buy in larger quantities and save some money. The best value for making lots of hoops is to purchase either 100 foot or 300 foot rolls of black plastic irrigation pipe from a plumbing […]
One version of the history of the hula hoop claims that the first hoops were invented in Australia in 1957 and that they were made of wood. It took the American know how and marketing savvy of The Wham-O company to turn them into one of the biggest fads in history.