Monday, March 31, 2008
Scoubidou (Gimp, Scoubi, Scoobie, Boondoggle, or Lanyard) is a plaiting and knotting craft, originally aimed at children, which originated in France, where it became a fad in the late 1950s. The name Scoubidou came from the late French singer Sacha Distel, who scored his first hit with the song of the same name in 1958. It came back into fashion in various countries, including the United Kingdom, in 2004 and 2005. It uses commercially supplied plastic strips or tubes.