What You Need:
- 3 hula hoops
- Duct tape
- Clothesline rope or similar size rope
- 6 foot piece tubing from plumbing department (I found mine at Lowes. It was similar
to fish tank air tubing. I used the opaque as it was a little stiffer.)
- 1-foot section of tubing one size smaller; should fit inside the larger tubing snuggly.
- Duct tape
- Smaller diameter rope than the clothesline rope (again, found this at Lowes)
Open the hoop up by taking out the staples (may be covered by a sticker) Bend the hoop to the size you want, cut and measure. Cut two more hoops. Keep the white piece!
Insert white piece back into one end, bend into a circle, and insert white piece into other end
Push snuggly together,and cover with a piece of duct tape
Insert one hope into the other like so
Put a strip of duct tape on to hold.
Like so. Do for both joints.
Put the other hoop in sideways. Again, duct tape joints. (Yes, the feet are great as extra hands!)
Take your rope and cut a good long piece (6-8 feet). Make a loop
Fold under the "top" of your atom.
Tie into a double knot, pulling tightly.
Start wrapping the rope around the hoop, pulling it tightly after every 5-6 wraps around.
Once you get to the end, tie a knot by making a loop, pushing the end through the loop and pulling tightly
Make another loop around the hoop, insert the end of the next piece of rope in and pull tight.
Tie the ends in a knot
Continue wrapping the rope, covering the ends of the old and new piece as you go.
When you come to the joint, come under like normal, but up on the other side of the top hoop.
Wrap over the top hoop, and come back under the bottom one.
Wrap around the side that already has rope on it to cover the open spot. Go back under the same way as the first time.
Wrap tightly around close to the first loop.
Repeat, except the third time, go under the top hoop and come up on the other side.
Wrap over the other way, repeating the previous steps.
Just like this
After the third time around, come back up on the bottom hoop.
Start wrapping tightly again
Once you get all the way back around to the top knot, start on the other vertical hoop, following the same instructions, minus the loop at the top. When done, do the horizontal hoop.