Product Type: Poundland Outdoor Toy
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Even more bubbles....!!
Poundland Bubble Gun
Member Name: teafan11
Poundland Bubble Gun
Disadvantages: tray could be deeper but not a huge issue.
poundland bubble gun
It goes without saying that this costs £1 from poundland. This shop is ideal for cheap and useful items for both home and garden, but they also have a rather nice little section of toys. To be honest quite a few of the toys I have purchased in the past have been rather lacking in quality, but the outdoor toys have all come up great. I have bought numerous outdoor toys from poundland and they have all been fantastic quality and they have been enjoyed by everyone including the adults. Most recently I have purchased wooden bats and balls and plastic balls to name a few. However my youngest had on this day been to the hospital and because he had been soooo brave I had said he could buy himself a little something, and this was his choice...more bubbles!!!
Well the item is a little coloured plastic battery operated gun that comes with a small bottle of bubbles and a small, shallow plastic tray. The packaging is a piece of cardboard on which the items are placed and a transparent plastic cover sealing them there and it is a 100% recyclable which is great. It was easy to open causing no frustration to my son...some toys are just simply too over packaged! The gun takes 1xaa battery and they are 8 for £1 in poundland, so very inexpensive to replace.
The idea is that a small amount of the bubble solution is placed into the plastic tray and the guns plastic end is dipped into the tray or you can fill the gun with the bubble solution by undoing the little plastic stopper at the base of the handle, and then all that is needed is a little hand to press the trigger and create lots of bubbles. The solution is fairly thick and sticky but does create a fair amount of bubbles with ease. My three year old is able to pull the trigger with ease but I would recommend that you fill it rather than trusting them. The other thing I would mention is that the tray creates a lot more mess than filling the gun so I would definitely supervise the use of the tray.
My older son has obviously had to try it out and found the gun a little fiddly because the gun is fairly small, he can manage to use it but finds it a pain to use...so my little one gets to play with it all by himself.
My son has special needs and enjoys both watching and catching the bubbles. This a fantastic sensory toy and is a lot cheaper than some other sensory toys on the market. I use this toy a stimulant for my son.
There was a variety of colours available but my son chose the orange gun. The set is made from plastic and is quite sturdy, it has been frequently dropped and no major damage has occurred. I would say though that the bubbles run out fairly quickly so it's advisable to buy some additional bubbles if you don't want your washing up liquid to vanish very quickly...lol!
A lovely cheap and uncomplicated toy.
Summary: A cheap sensory toy.