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Balls in my house are quite evasive and I seem to constantly be buying new balls either for the dog or the kids toys. Tennis and footballs are the most popular ball and I tend to buy these for practicality, price and availability. However I occasionally spot more elaborate balls and treat the kids. This is one of my special buys, I had to of course buy two and I opted for two different colours hoping to eliminate argument, unlikely but worth a try...loll! There were a host of colours I opted for blue and yellow but there were other colours like red, green and pink. It cost a marvellous price of £1.00 which makes it a great pocket money buy and it is essentially a large semi-transparent bouncy ball with liquid and glitter inside. The ball is about the size of a tennis ball and bounces very well. It is also water proof and wipe clean so is ideal for the garden. When the paddling pool is out they can play with these balls in the water too without any problem at all. Both my boys loved them, especially my little one who enjoyed rolling it and watching the liquid and glitter move around. My older son prefers to throw it and bouncy it against the wall of my house, much to my frustration and annoyance. The ball is marvellous for kids as it's a perfect size for little hand and also light weight making them more practical for smaller children. I could imagine they would make a great gift in birthday party bag or stocking filler as they are very versatile. They are also extremely robust and well made. They have certainly been tested for their durability in my house being thrown and bounced fairly vigorously when they are played with. They were extremely popular at one point and it seemed nearly every child in the street had one. These are great little balls that are both pretty and practical, and in my opinion they are suitable for both boys and girls of all ages. Both my boys have enjoyed having these balls and its nice to be able to buy them something that is the same as I find it quite difficult to find things with such a large age gap. I would recommend these as a fun ball for kids of all ages and genders. Definitely a great price but I wouldn't pay more. They are quite difficult to find when out of season which is a shame because they would be great for stocking fillers.
When my brother and I were younger we used to have a pretend radio show. We recorded it on a tape player and then played it back to ourselves to listen to it. We were the DJ's and had all sorts of special guests such as Kylie and Jason, Bros, etc,etc. One of the sections we did on this radio show was called Bouncy Ball where we bounced a ball up and down singing the song, bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy bouncy ball, bouncy ball, bouncy ball! We turned out to be pretty sane adults but ever since then whenever we or my mum finds a cool bouncy ball we or she generally buys it as a bit of a joke. So thats how I've happened over quite a few of these bouncy balls in my time!! These glitter ones are lovely and a lot nicer than just regular bouncy balls. The balls are full of water and glitter so that when you roll them around in your hands or bounce them the glitter and water swishes around which is cool to watch and quite fun. The balls are actually quite heavy so you can't really bounce these in the house if you have precious things about, they are more for outdoor play. They are made of rubber and are quite tough as well, I think thats what makes them quite hard. Obviously from bouncing them outside on the driveway they're got a few scrapes and bobbles from the gravel and dirt outside but apart from that they hold up really well. These balls are really bouncy as well and you can get them quite high and quite far if you give them a big enough of a bounce. They are a bit smaller than a tennis ball and you can get all different sorts of colours as well which is nice. We have a pink one and a clear one and also a blue one. The balls are really quite cheap, generally in the £1-2 region and you can find them in places like Wilkinsons, toy shops and even in those little basket outside bargain shops if you dig around to find them. A fun glittery ball.
When my daughter was younger I used to love anything for sensory play, and I spotted these at my local supermarket towards the end of the summer season. They normally cost around £1.50 but I managed to pick a couple up for 25p as Tesco's were selling off their outdoor toys. I have also spotted these in Asda and Home Bargains for £1. The balls are recommended from 4 years and upwards, however we had ours from when Lauren was about 3 years old and never experienced any problems (although play was always supervised). I think this may be more to do with the weight of the ball, it is quite heavy and Lauren certainly struggles to throw this any sort of distance. The balls are around 3 inches wide and filled with fluid and glitter. As you shake the ball, all the glitter spins round making it really pretty and stimulating to watch. I do know someone who brought one for their dog however although the rubber is quite thick, within the first day the dog managed to pierce the rubber and the ball was rendered useless so I wouldn't recommend for pets. Lauren loves these balls, we have a fluorescent blue and a bright pink glittered one, they are very hard wearing bounce quite well, even on carpet. Luckily we have concrete floors downstairs but I always know if she has sneaked one upstairs due to the 'thudding' noise it makes when she tries to bounce it! As well as Lauren liking, my nephew also loves who is only 6 months old, although he doesn't play with it, he is mesmerised if I just shake the ball in front of his eyes. I would recommend these balls and give 5 out of 5 stars. Thanks for reading. Review may also be on other sites under the same user name.
I picked up this Glitter Bouncy Ball from my local Tesco store as they were reduced to just 25p and I knew my son would love it, even at £1 this is an excellent buy I think. There doesn't seem to be any branding for this ball as it came packaged simply in a plastic wrapper that had a safety label on it. This bouncy ball is not the tiny sized ones it is around the size of tennis ball if not a little larger so is perfect for younger children. The ball is made from clear rubber and is filled with water with glitter flecks. There were many colours of the ball available, my son chose red which is not shiny as you wouold have imagined but are rather muted and dull. The red 'glitter' does seem to take over the ball when it is shaken or bounced. This ball is very heavy and would be particularly painful if you were hit with it at speed. My son uses this ball purely for rolling around and watching the ball go from a clear ball to an almost red ball. He really enjoys it but I wouldn't let him bounce it around as it seems very heavy and could cause a lot of harm if it were to hit anyone or indeed anything. Overall for the price I paid I am more than happy with it but you do have to be wary while bouncing it around as it could easily harm someone with the sheer weight of it.
We bought one of these balls from Asda when I took my Grandmother shopping because as usual my daughter asked for it, I said no so my grandmother bought her it anyway! The balls only cost £1 each so it wasn't too much money so better than some of the things she lets her have. This type of balls can be bought from lots of differnet places, supermarkets and pound shops do seem to sell them the cheapest however. The balls are available in just about every colour you could think of although at the time Asda had blue, pink, green and black, I knew my daughter would pick the pink one which she did however we did have to stand for 5 minutes whilst she made the decision, how hard it must be to be 4. The balls are made of rubber and are filled with clear gel complete with little bits of glitter inside, the gel allows the glitter to swirl around inside when the ball is bounced which my daughter thinks is great. The ball is about 4cm in diameter which is goo as any smaller and I would have to be concerned about my youngest daughter swallowing it which is why my eldest daughter hasn't ever been allowed the little bouncy balls that come out of gumball machine. The ball is strong and bounces well almosty too well as we do sometimes have to tell our daughter to calm down with it, our youngest daughter likes to chase the ball up the room and we end up with fights over it, god help us in a year or two. Sometimes if the weather is ok my daughter will take the ball outside so she can play with it in peace meaning it gets covered in mud but the ball is easy to clean with a simple wipe over. For £1 this ball has given both my girls loads of fun and I would recommend it just think I may have to buy a second one to stop the fights.
We've just returned from a holiday in Eastbourne, and as usual we didn't have much space in the suitcase for toys when we went away. With that said, space isn't really an issue at the moment, as my daughter is currently off the large squashy cuddly toys and into tennis and bouncy balls . The bouncy ball I have I picked up from a car boot trader. I've no idea what brand it is, since there aren't any markings on the ball, but I presume one bouncy ball is much the same as any other. It's around the size of a child's fist, and sits comfortably in my daughters hand . It's largely made of a clear rubbery material, but inside is a reservoir of water, holding lots of multicoloured glitter flakes, that move around when the ball is shaken or bounced. My daughter loves it for some reason - she likes to bounce it off anything, but particularly hard surfaces, such as pavements and walls. Sometimes she'll play 'catch' with the wall - lobbing it , and then trying to catch it when it bounces back. On occasion, she'll even use one of her tennis rackets (those ones with the plastic centre that make a banging sound like a drum) to serve it at the wall. It keeps her entertained for hours, and at only a quid, I have to say it's a bit of a bargain. It does make a racket though - it's quite a dense ball, and hits with a loud thud. It has a lot of bounce to it, coming up high and fast from the ground, and I wouldn't recommend using this indoors, as it has a tendency to go a little out of control and knock things over. I also think that, were this to hit my daughter in the face, it would hit rather hard, and would certainly bruise, so this is best played with fairly carefully. Of course, you don't have to bounce it - we've used it for bowling, golf, and even shot it through a basketball hoop a few times. Overall, for a quid, you can't go wrong with a floating glitter bouncy ball - recommended, but do play carefully!
While shopping in tesco they always seem to position the toys in the middle of the isle so at the start of the school holidays when I had to take my eldest son shopping we came in view of these and at a £1 I decided he could have one but at the same time brought the red version for my little girl so they had 1 each. The ball is just a little larger than a tennis ball and is transparent with glitter sprinkled in the middle of the ball which means it is very pretty to look at and holds little ones attention. When you bounce the ball the liquid moves around and the glitter shines in different directions which really confuses my children they sit and stare for ages wondering how it works. There are so many ways that my children like to play with these they try playing catch, bouncing it against the wall or simply rolling it to each other. They can play together or on their own and their imaginations run wild they like to hide it in the sand and find the treasure their imaginations just run wild with it. It is very easy to clean it just needs wiped with a cloth or baby wipe and it comes up brand new which is great with young children as just about everything ends up on it. The balls are extremely bouncy you do not need much force for these balls to bounce a good few times which is great for little ones as there is a little weight to the ball which means they only need a little throw for their desired effect. They are really sturdy and well made even with young children knocking and bashing it from place to place all it has suffered is a few scratches and nothing more. The size is great so a little one can hold and play comfortably without me being worried about them swallowing it as with some other smaller bouncy balls. I would definitely recommend this ball its pretty attractive and the children's attention is held by the bright colours and bouncing fun.
I'll admit that when I saw these balls in Asda it was a blast from the past and I couldn't resist buying a couple for old times sake, and at £1 each or 2 for £2 I felt they were good value too as they can be used for alot of play activities. There were quite an assortment of colours in Asda which are: light blue, aqua blue, pink, green and black. They were on display in a large, colourful cardboard box with the product title on the front - it was very obvious from the display box that these are aimed at children and the bright colours of the balls definetly achieve the mag pie effect with kids as loads of families seemed to be buying a couple for little ones who were nagging for one! These bouncy balls also are available on Amazon which I didn't realise, however I am slightly appauled by the price the seller is charging - £3.35 per ball! Ridiculous - if you want to buy one of these balls I would highly reccomend having a look in your local supermarket or a toy shop - i've even seen similar (but smaller) bouncy balls in my local Poundland so it is worth shopping around for the best deal. The ball is filled with clear gel like liquid and lots of silvery white glitter which is sparkly. When the ball is bounced the glitter swirls around inside the ball, this fascinates my 3 year old step son and he thoroughly enjoys shaking the ball around. I suppose it is sort of a snow globe in bouncy ball form lol. Size wise this is around the size of an average tennis ball, so unlike smaller bouncy balls there is no worries that a small child can swallow/choke on it - I wouldn't dream of letting Taylor play with an average sized bouncy ball so the large size is a huge plus side as the child does not need constant supervision while playing with it. The ball is quite strong and durable. It's made out of rubber (presumably, or possibly a thick plastic), and although I was slightly worried at first that it would pop, it hasn't and i've had the balls for around 6 months now. Using the ball is fun and it can be kicked, thrown, rolled, or just shaken to get the glitter to move around which entertains Taylor. Bouncing it is also fun as it bounces so high, it's gone over my neighbors' fence before more than once by accident even after a reasonably small amount of force was applied to it. I don't think it would be strong enough to break a window but as it's quite heavy it is better to be safe than sorry so I make sure when i'm playing with it with my step son that he doesn't bounce it too hard. A small child would certianly find this ball a little hard to throw due to its weight - it is quite a sturdy ball and I don't think i'd reccomend leaving two children playing alone with it as it could do some damage if it hit someone in the face. Don't get me wrong it isn't a brick, it's just got a bit more weight to it than the play balls I and Taylor are used to. Taylor as I mentioned before is three and he manages to throw it fine, but for younger kids i'd reccomend to encourage them to maybe roll it or kick it. Another game we like to play is hiding the ball. Taylor calls this ball his magic ball so it makes it fun for him to play with and the bold colours are good for a child learning his/her colours - I have a pink and blue one and Taylor prefers the blue. The glitter in the balls seem to really excite him and he's always shaking them and then pointing at the glitterry bits which is adoreable and keeps him entertained for a while! Keeping the balls clean is easy - they can be washed or wiped due to the waterproof material. I would not use these as a dog toy as due to the sharpness of a dogs teeth it could easily pop and I am unsure if the liquid is harmful to humans/animals or not so I wouldn't risk it! Best to stick to tennis balls with dogs :-) I keep my pink one in my room on my shelf near my pictures etc. I know it's a bit of an odd thing to keep on a shelf but it reminds me of my childhood and is also quite pretty to look at. Overall this is ideal for a child to play with and I would really reccomend them. Taylor my step son is quite attatched to his and has even given it a name! The balls are not a choking hazzard unlike the smaller bouncy balls so are handy to have, and if bought from the right place they are good value for money too.
I bought two of these balls for the grandchildren to have at my house to play with and they love them! They have been a huge success! I initially just bought them to play with inside but soon realised these are better suited to outside play as they are so very bouncy that if inside they do stand the chance of knocking off ornaments and things so it's safer to have them outside. They are slightly smaller than a tennis ball and a plasticky, rubbery material which is only just see-through. Inside is a gel-like substance and bits of glitter which makes this ball look very appealing. My younger grandchildren like to just hold the ball in their hands and move it around taking in the bits of glitter and the strange texture of it. Although it is filled with gel it is still quite hard but obviously not as hard as a tennis ball. The ball bounces extremely well! You don't need to put much strength behind throwing this at all to have it bounce up high! The grandchildren like to have competitions to see who can get theirs to bounce the highest so obviously this kind of game is best kept to in the garden! They clean well which is a good job as they have ended up in the pond and in the flower beds before, I just wash them in fairy liquid and it soon gets rid of any grime that they may have picked up whilst being bounced around! I find that both my grandsons and granddaughters enjoy these balls, it's not just the boys which i thought it may be at first! They manage to make up their own games which involve these such as who can get them to bounce the highest, who can roll it the furthest and they also play games like catch too which is great. I love to see my grandchildren being active and using their imaginations. It's great that something so simple as a ball can create so much entertainment. They have worn well, the outer layer must be very strong as it's not burst or anything despite being thrown quite hard against tough surfaces. These cost me £2.99 each from a local toy shop. Definitely worth it, I recommend them. The only down side is if you get hit with one then it hurts! 5 stars from me!
My girls love the look of bouncy balls and up till now i was a cruel mum and would not buy one or let them play with one. My girls are always under the influence of their older cousins and one of them is only a year older than my girls and always carries a bouncy ball or two in his pocket. I never let my girls play with them because even though they are coming on four i didn't trust them not to put a ball in their mouths. I have heard of many horror story's with children chocking to death on bouncy balls i know i can be over the top protective but for good reasons mostly. After reading a review on dooyoo a while back i decided the glitter bouncy balls were cheap , big and got a good review so i followed the picture link at the top of the page to the Amazon uk site to purchase two. Glitter bouncy balls cost £2.20 each when i bought them. I was hoping to receive two different colours of bouncy balls but no i received two light blue glitter balls. These are quite impressive being the size of a tennis ball so no way could they fit in my kids mouths. The balls are hard on the outside with some clear liquid could be water on the inside with loads of light blue glitter, this can be seen moving around when i tip and tilt the ball around in the palm of my hand. The glitter is pretty to look at and really sparkles well when the sun or light hits it. The size i like because it will be unlikely that the ball could get lost as will be easy to spot not like the tiny bouncy balls i had as a kid one bounce and gone for good lol. I had to have a little bounce with one of the balls when they arrived and i was amazed how high the ball does bounce and within a few minutes i was getting lost in the fun. My girls have played with the balls non stop, we have had them for around two or three months now and still kicking round the garden. If like me your child is young and the thought of a bouncy ball makes you nervous then i highly recommend the glitter bouncy ball from amazon. Its a great size even for children to hold, can bouncy high, will provide hours of fun and help with coordination, pretty to look at and cheap to buy. Highly recommended.
I bought this ball for Hollie while we were away in April, at home she's got plenty of balls but she wanted something to play with in the grounds of the hotel. I think I paid £3 for it, which is around the same price as you'd pay online. It's basically an oversized rubber ball, slightly bigger than a tennis ball which means that although I can hold it in one hand Hollie needs two to pick the ball up and hold it comfortably. The glitter aspect is due to the fact that inside the shell of the ball is a thick liquid in which lots of large glitter particles are suspended. This is an extremely bouncy ball and you'll definitely need to watch your windows if the kids are playing near the house with it. It doesn't bounce in a particularly straight line either so beware of random to-the-left bounces even if you (or your child) threw it straight in the first place, four year old Hollie learned this on the very first throw as Mark chucked it at me and the ball did a crazy bounce and hit her on the chin! It's an ideal shape and solidity for playing catch, but I've noticed that opponents need to be roughly the same size and ability otherwise there will definitely be tears. The hardness of the ball doesn't help; obviously to a child a ball is a source of excitement and fun, you definitely need to explain with this one that the kiddies are not to throw it into their siblings' face at full throttle - it will definitely hurt and may even be a nose-breaker. But really a bouncy ball is a bouncy ball, what sets this one apart is the gorgeous effect of the glitter when it's being played with. Hollie has the pink ball (obviously...) and in the sunshine it looks absolutely fab; the liquid carries the glitter around in a swirling motion which continues even after the ball has come to a standstill, the effect is so pretty and sparkly that sometimes I'll nudge the ball down the garden myself just so I can watch it! The glitter catches the sun beautifully and when the ball is spotlessly clean (which just takes a brief hose down or a wipe over with a baby wipe) it shimmers and shines as the liquid inside the ball sloshes around. Hollie has had so much fun with this ball; considering it was such a very cheap price in the first place it has amazingly good play value. Just poking my head out of the back door I've roughly counted that Hollie has at least twelve balls to choose from when she goes out to play, but nine times out of ten it will be this prettier-than-average on that she heads for.
I've always really liked Bouncy balls and I have an old shoe box full that I have now been collecting for about 11 or 12 years! Bouncy balls are something simple yet fun and entertaining to play with in the garden and depending on the quality of the one you are playing with, they do bounce quite high! I think I've lost quite a few bouncy balls over the years from bouncing then too hard and them then bouncing off into bushes and grass etc. with me not being able to find them again, this is particularly the case with smaller sized bouncy balls. These glitter balls from Amazon (I've also seen them in Asda) are a nice size that fit perfectly in your hand. They are about the same size as a Cricket/Tennis ball and they are hard enough so that they bounce really well. They are filled with Glitter gel which is really pretty and perfect for Glitter lovers like myself! The glitter moves around in the ball when it is bounced too and it's probably one of the quirkiest Bouncy Balls I own out of my vast collection. We have the blue one which is really lovely and I wouldn't mind getting the other 2 colours as well but unfortunately on Amazon you can't actually specify which colour you would like when ordering, so it's pot luck :( I'm hanging onto my Bouncy Ball collection for my son to play with when he gets a bit older, but I wouldn't really like him to play with these until he is at least 3. I don't think he'd understand the concept of them until then anyway. The Bouncy Balls are very hard wearing so I'm expecting they will last quite a while, all of my other Bouncy Balls have certianly been very durable. I paid £3.18 for my Glitter Bouncy Ball on Amazon which I don't think is bad at all considering how long it will last. I'll probably buy a few more in the future too!
Hi everyone, It has been some time since I reviewed any products on Dooyoo but summer is here and it seems like an excellent time to write up a few products that I have recently bought. They are currently priced at £3.18 for one on Amazon but if you buy two, you are offered a discount. Since we bought these, we have seen them for sale in a local supermarket too, I am unsure if they are the same brand but they look and feel the same and cost only £1.99 each so maybe keep your eyes open locally if you would like to buy any. The balls are around the size of a standard tennis ball and contain glitter, suspended inside in a liquid which makes it spin around and 'sparkle' when the ball is moved or thrown around. We moved house a few months ago and went from having a small back yard to a decent sized garden, which means lots more space for my niece and nephew to play in. My niece is 3 years old and is quite a typical girl, she loves sparkly glittery things but they obviously need to be quite robust to prevent them falling to pieces when she plays with them. We first saw these glittery bouncing balls at a friends house when her children were playing with them. Unfortunately, the first one that we saw was pink (my niece's favourite colour) so she was immediately captivated. I duly promised that I would find one for her and checked Amazon when I got home. The balls come in a variety of colours, and we were not able to specify the colour that we wanted, which meant that my niece ended up with three before finally getting the pink one that she wanted so badly. However, three purchases later and we finally struck gold (or pink!) and she now has different colours to play with. The balls are bouncier than you might expect, they can be thrown or bounced off concrete and despite plenty of playing time, show no signs of bursting or breaking. Because they are made of a rubber type material, they can also be played with in water so our collection makes its way into the bath and paddling pool along with being played with outside. The balls are quite heavy so I would advise against throwing them around the house as they could easily break something or hurt someone, but for outdoor play or rolling around, they are an excellent choice. When they are thrown or rolled, the glitter swirls around inside the ball, making them sparkle which is obviously quite appealing to children (or indeed, adults who are fond of sparkly things!) and they bounce well enough for a child to throw them off a wall and have them bounce back. These balls have lasted a few months now and as yet, show no signs of damage or chipping. Playing ball is a traditional outdoor pastime that never seems to go out of fashion and these balls are solid enough to withstand the stresses that kids are likely to put them through. They are cheap and pretty to look at and are sure to be a hit with children. I would keep them away from dogs in case they burst the exterior but aside from that, they are a fun plaything for summer and bath time alike, well worth spending a few quid on. If you do want a specific colour though, maybe look around locally or be prepared to end up with a few, but hey, you could always take up juggling!
==Glitter Bouncy Ball== now that summer is here we are making full use of our communal garden and the garden that my Mum has so we seem to be collecting lots of outdoor play things. However this is one of those items that I repeatedly have to say is for outside and most certainly not for inside but somehow manages to be thrown around indoors! This glitter bouncy ball was bought at our local toy shop for around £3 which isn't especially cheap for a play ball such as this but the fact that it is made of a solid type of rubber means that it is very hard wearing and super super bouncy! I expect you can pick them up a little cheaper online or at other shops that aren't as expensive as the toy shop we have down our local town. However we were in their and heading to the park and I thought it would make a nice game to play catch or bounce with whilst out and about. Plus it drew Jack's attention away from the more expensive Lego Star Wars items he had his eye on. The ball itself is rather large and fits nicely into my palm but fills Jacks hand up completely. He did however have no trouble at catching or throwing it considering how large it is for a bouncy ball. There was no age restrictions on the ball as there is nothing that can come loose from it or anything that might be a danger to smaller children. There was an array of colours to choose from but we ended up with the blue coloured one (because, "blue is for boys mummy!") but the colour of the ball is more a transparent type blue than a solid block of colour and has a ton of glittery particles housed inside the rubber. There is a rim through the centre of the ball where you can tell that it was joined up in the making process but this is hardly noticable and unless the dog gets a hold of it I am sure its one of those last forever type of balls. The overall look and feel of the ball is very good. It is on the heavy side which is good for the bouncing side of things but only when outside as its like a bull in a china shop when thrown indoors and something is bound to get broken! Jack was able to catch and throw the ball with ease and even with jacks soft throws the ball can bounce a lot higher than him. Of course Himself was rather silly and thought he would see just how high the ball would bounce and launched it at the floor only for the ball to fly up nearly into outer space! This seemed fun until the realisation that this heavy ball was going to come hurtling itself back to earth and with and luck hit himself on the head (I was wishing!) so you have to be careful how high you do try and bounce it as it would give you a jolly good smash on the head if you weren't looking at its route back down again. The ball is probably best kept well away from animals as a dog would chew it into tiny little pieces and not only make a colossal mess but probably eat a lot of the rubber pieces which wouldn't be advisable for any dog! All in all I think this ball will out live us all. Unless we loose it of course which is probably more likely the way Himself likes to bounce it. Jack thinks its hilarious the fact that a ball can bounce so well and be so big at the same time as he has only played with the miniature bouncy balls before. It has to be a top score of 5 out of 5 stars for this ball as there really is nothing negative you can say about it. I guess it is a little costly for a bouncy ball but seeing as it is made from pure rubber you really do get what you pay for. Highly recommended as its great fun! I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you many thanks for taking the time to read.
After a particularly "unstressful" shopping trip with my children, I decided to reward their good behaviour with a little treat, with that said treat being subject of this review. The product in question is - "Glitter bouncy ball". The ball itself is around the size of a tennis ball, and made from completely clear rubber, making this a very bouncy ball. Inside the ball there is clear liquid, not as thin as water, but thin enough to allow whatever colour glitter you have chosen to float around the ball, giving the illusion that the ball is actually that colour! The ball can be used as you would any other ball, ideal for bouncing and throwing, being small enough to be caught by a younger child, though is quite solid feeling so not for a much younger child! The ball is very bouncy, and after my children's initial reservations ( Mum, this will pop if we throw it!), have soon found they now have to be careful with how much force they use as it bounces everywhere! The one effect of the glitter ball that we didn't see when first purchased was revealed to me recently after my children got bored of bouncing the ball, and my son kicked it towards me. The glitter and water roll around inside the ball, giving it the illusion of perpetual movement, even swirling for a good minute after the ball had stopped, which made for a beautiful display, it certainly kept my children entertained for a good while after this discovery! Price wise this was purchased at £1.00 or "2 for £1.50" in my local Asda (which they have in stock, in store as part of the pocket money range of toys), but is also available via www.amazon.co.uk for the slightly dearer price of £4.95, though they also have flashing one's too, I would imagine these are fantastic to look at! These have been a well played with, and hard wearing toy, that have been left out in all weather without any deteriation of the rubber itself, and (with a quick wipe over), look as good as new. They bounce well, are ideal for catching and rolling, and to be honest anything that encourages my child to go outside and away from the telly has to be a bonus, recommended! Thanks for reading x