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How would you make a dancing hula doll? Answered

I want to make a set of dancing hula dolls for each of the people in my polynesian dance group.  Might scavenge the torsos/legs of used dolls in a used shop, but don't know how they make the shaking hips.  Actually, I've never seen one in real life, so no chance to look under the grass skirt, lol.  Some sort of spring? 

And ideas on how to make the hips shake on this little doll?  Thanks!!!


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10 years ago

. There is a coil spring mounted on top of the legs. Most of the body is hollow and the spring attaches near the ?bust/neck/head?. At least the ones I looked at several decades ago were built like that.