Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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ELC Bubble Wand
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ELC Bubble Wand
Advantages: great fun
My nephew is amazed by bubbles, he can go out into the garden and play chasing the bubbles for hours on end. We have used a bubble machine in the past, but sometimes it is more fun to go back to the simple old fashioned ways.
Although going back to the old school ways means that my nephew as he tries to dip the wand into the bubble solution, he tends to spill some of the liquid. Fortunately as long as you purchase some relatively cheap bubbles this should not really be a big issue.
I prefer to see my nephew trying to blow the bubbles and use his coordination and independence as opposed to me doing it for him.
So when I am shopping I always keep my eyes open for a bargain and at the Early Learning Centre they had three for the price of two on their bubble mixtures and wands as well as some other outside items so I decided to purchase a few bubble related items.
The first was the bubble wand, it looks like a large test tube, which has inside a longer wand than you get with your normal pot of bubbles. It is long and thin and attached to the lid for ease. You can then either blow through the wand or wave it around with your arm to release more bubbles. This then creates larger bubbles which my nephew finds far more amusing to chase.
The wands and test tube pot come in a range of different colours to choose from and they retail at £2.00. Obviously they are on 3 for 2 at the moment so are an even bigger bargain and a worthier purchase.
The solution is the perfect consistency to create the larger bubbles and it is not too sticky on your hands, like we have found with other various solutions. The pot does not come with a large amount of solution, but I did also purchase some of the larger early learning centre pots so that I can refill the tube when needed. This also works perfectly with the wand.
Early Learning Centre recommended that these can only be used by children over 36 months, but as long as you are supervising your child when playing with then I cannot really see this being an issue.
I would advise that you do not use these indoors as they are large bubbles they leave marks and they can mark some of the materials in your home. They do wipe off but probably best to avoid if possible.
I overall give these five out of five stars they are great fun and are ideal if you are having a children's party to keep the children amused while playing in the garden.
Summary: Great big bubbles