THey are super easy to make. After watching this video:
We've made a bunch. And they're easier to use because they're heavier. There are SO many patterns of duct tape now to decorate, too!
Momma to 8 y.o. DS and 5 y.o. DD. Married to a Maker!
We get ours from the "Hula Hoop Lady" but I realize that not everyone lives in a hippy town where people carrying hula hoops to sell can easily be found. She makes them herself and just decorates with ribbons and duct tape. They are fairly easy to make like the PP said.
my dd prefers the big heavy ones. she does those more easily than a lighter one.
but if your dd has already tried the lighter one and prefers that then i'd say try one for sure. make her try it before you buy it to see which size she likes.
arent there other toy shops around you. i hate to say it but walmart might work too. i dont think i have ever seen hula hoops in target before.
I found hula hoops at our local Target but I think they may have been called something else? They had big ones and smaller ones that lit up - $4 and $6 iirc. They were right next to generic Skip-It toys! (I got them for dog trick training lol)