With warm days of summer on the horizon, we are reminded that bubbles are one of the simplest summer pastimes for kids. Last year, we reviewed the top new water guns for a blast, and this summer we bring you the latest toys that take bubble-blowing to an entirely new level. We've rounded up details on the hottest -- from lawn mowers to unique bubble flavors. The toys listed below were chosen because they get high user reviews. With so many choices, your child can play with bubbles every day of the week and never grow bored.
The Little Mommy Bubble Wagon (*Est. $24.99) turns a walk with your daughter’s favorite doll into a bubble-filled experience. As the wheels roll, they work like a crank to release bubbles behind the wagon as it is pushed along. This wagon got mixed reviews from users. One user on Amazon described it as being made of durable plastic, but mentioned that the bubble machine was loud. It holds dolls up to 16-inches.
Why play a simple game of football when you can include the Gazillion Bubble Football (*Est. $4.98) and create an unforgettable game filled with touchdowns… and bubbles? The toy features a soft, inflated football with an attachment that can be dipped into the bubble solution. As the ball is thrown, bubbles trail through the air. Users seem to agree that it isn’t the best soft football on the market or the best bubble contraption around, but it is the novelty it promises to be: a football that spits out bubbles.
The Octopus Bubble Maker (*Est. $29.99) is a simple bubble machine with a fun appearance. Younger children will appreciate the cartoon appearance of the octopus and parents will appreciate not having to constantly blow bubbles to fill the air with iridescent soap globes. Reviews on this bubble maker are mostly positive. Consumers agree that it is able to withstand curious little hands without breaking and also creates a steady stream of bubbles.
The Incredibubble Wand (*Est. $10.99) pushes the small, traditional bubble wand out of the way and takes center stage by creating enormous bubbles. With the wand comes a 16-ounce bottle of special bubble solution. The solution creates stronger bubbles, so you can make them as large as you want. Only a couple of user reviews were available for this wand, but they agreed that it is simple to use and creates huge bubbles. The price is affordable enough to give it a try. If you love the basic wand, check out additional Incredibubble wands in themes like the Mickey Mouse Incredibubble and Buzz Lightyear Incredibubble.
The Little Tikes Bubble Camera (*Est. $12.99) gets excellent reviews from the editors at TimeToPlay.com, as well as positive user reviews. If your child is fascinated with cameras, but not quite ready for a digital model, this camera allows him to take snapshots to his heart’s content. Each time he pushes the button to “take a picture,” bubbles will come out of the front of the toy. The toy takes two AA batteries (not included). The camera’s view finder turns the bubbles 3D.
The Bubbletastic Dog Buddy Machine (*Est. $25.95) provides a way for children to entertain their canine companion for hours on end. The bubbles are bacon flavored and non-toxic for both dogs and kids. The machine releases a steady stream of bubbles, which the dog can chase and catch in his mouth. Consumers love how simple the machine is to operate and report that their dogs loved the flavored bubbles.