Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
Newest Review: ... and depending on you child you may want to hold onto this yourself. I know my toddlers would just tip this up! Although the dooyoo p... more
ELC Bubble wand
ELC Bubble Wand
Member Name: louisechackett
ELC Bubble Wand
Advantages: Well made, produces good results if used properly
Disadvantages: Children found it hard to get consistent bubbles
Last year around the time of my son's birthday in early may the weather was pretty glorious. I had planned him a party at home with some of his school friends and thought that as the weather was so lovely it would be particularly nice to be able to utilise the outdoor space we have too as we have a trampoline and a sandpit out there but I also thought some bubbles would be a fun thing to have for the children to play with too and so I headed to the early learning centre nearest to me which is based in a mothercare to have a look if there was anything suitable. I actually picked up a few things for the children to play with out there but one of the things I bought was the ELC branded bubble wand.
I have seen various bubble wands around ranging from toy shops to supermarkets and we have had some before with mixed results really. I trust the early learning centre as a quality brand for children though and so I was happy to pay the £3.00 they were asking for it.
The bubble want that we got features a long thin clear plastic bottom part which holds the bubble mixture and a red lid with yellow wand. The bubble wands from the ELC are certainly unisex. The idea of a bubble wand is that you can wave it and form massive bubbles and we all know that children of all ages, and probably many adults too, love bubbles! The wand feels well made, despite being a plastic and it has lasted well and if we had some mixture left I feel we would certainly be able to use it again.
In terms of playing with this product we found much the same as with other cheaper bubbles wands that better results were produced by adults than children. When the children had hold of the wand the flicked it quite quickly and just ended up throwing splashes of bubble mixture at one another. I think the trick with this one is to wave it at a good pace but not too erratically and then you will have some really good sized bubbles. The children at the party loved chasing the bubbles around to see who would be the one to pop them and so it was a hit really but they just weren't able to make good bubbles themselves for the most part.
I would recommend this bubble wand because it does feel really well made and the bright colours are appealing to children. I would just say that young children in particular may find it quite difficult to get results from it and so may become frustrated with it. If there is a willing adult there to help them use it in an effective way I am sure it will be a toy which they love to play with in the summer months.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A good wand