Product Type: Bubble Magic Outdoor Toy
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I'm forever blowing bubbles!
Bubble Magic Bubbles Tub
Member Name: chrisandmark
Bubble Magic Bubbles Tub
Advantages: Create gorgeous, durable bubbles
Disadvantages: The wand isn't attached to the lid on this batch
I think one of the nicest things kids can play with in the garden are bubbles; we've had all sorts ranging from simple pendant sized bottles of bubbles to super-duper bubble machines on the shed roof, sending oodles of lovely bubbles across the garden. At the moment Hollie is using the Bubble Magic brand of bubbles, simply because I saw them priced up at 10p a bottle in our local 'cheap shop' so I stocked up to keep my youngest two children entertained during the Easter school holidays.
It's just basic bubble mixture, producing reasonably durable bubbles - and plenty of them. The mixture is slightly sticky feeling and has a soapier consistency than the Tesco own brand bubbles when it gets on your fingers, I suspect it would mark certain fabrics but luckily enough haven't had to test out that theory!
The bubble wand itself is loose in the bottle, which means soapy hands each time you use them - a quick disclaimer here, other Bubble Magic bubbles we've used have had the wand attached to the lid of the bottle so I think it'll probably depend on where you buy them as to which wand you get. I prefer the one that's attached to the lid personally as it makes blowing bubbles with kids much easier, the unattached wand means it's impossible for sixteen month old David to hold and blow his own bubbles - even Hollie, at four, finds it slipping from her grasp sometimes as the wand itself is pretty slim with not much handle shaping.
The hole you blow the bubbles through is just right, the bubbles come out perfectly shaped anyway although I'm not sure whether the hole in the wand really has anything to do with that! The bubble mixture clings well to the wand and there isn't too much dripping while the kids are blowing their bubbles; you can expect decent sized bubbles with a long slow blow, or lots of smaller ones if you tend to blow your bubbles with shorter puffs. The bubbles don't burst instantly upon landing but don't linger for long either once they've settled on a surface, you can scoop a bubble back up in the wand without popping it but show any hint of being heavy handed and they'll burst.
When I'm out in the garden with the kids we love blowing the bubbles into the air and watching them float away on the breeze, there's no more innocent pastime on a warm summers day than this - not that we've had many days like this so far this year!
Summary: Spend an hour in the garden with a couple of bottles of bubbles - relaxing bliss!