A handmade hula hoop costs about the same as a store-bought hoop, but it’s durable enough to last for years! You can customize your child's hoop to just the right size, and then she can personalize it with colored tape to make it her own. Here’s how professional hoop-dancers make their hoops out of irrigation tubing.
Note: The tubing comes in 100-foot rolls, so have your child get a bunch of friends together for a hoop-making party. (A roll makes about 12 hoops for children or 8-9 adult-sized hoops.)