This weekend The Botanical Garden of the Oazrks (Fayetteville, AR) is hosting their Firefly Fling Saturday. The event starts at 6 PM with music and storytelling, 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.
A nine year old Michigan student has grabbed her second Guiness World Record. Mridual Shanker completed 166 rotations of a hoop around her ankle in just one minute, while standing on one foot. Mridaul’s Ann Arbor classmates cheered her on while she set the record. Her first world record was 215 rotations around her waist […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there are lots of special events and fundraisers for this great cause. Hoopers are included in the awareness and fundraising efforts. What could be better than making a pink hoop as part of your promotion.