“ Coming in a large one litre bottle as standard, you get plenty of bubbles for your money! „
Different types of bubbles, particularly the cheaper ones, generally tend to be of varying degrees of success and are quite often a complete waste of time. We tend to stick to the cheapest versions possible as our kids will get a few minutes of fun out of them and that's what really matters. This particular bubbles bottle is big and cheap, costing £1 from Poundland.
There were a few different colours of bottle, we just grabbed the first one. The lid is a screw top and is easy to open and screws shut tightly enough so there are no drips. The main issue I have with it is the wand that helps you make the bubbles. The better quality bubbles bottles have the wand attached to the inside of the lid, extending from it so that as you draw it out you get the solution and can blow the bubbles straight away. Here though, there is a wand, but it's a good couple of centimetres down into the bottle, which is rather awkward if like me you have fat finger syndrome!
For my eldest son though, it isn't a problem. His finger easily reaches down into the bottle, and there's a small ring on the end of it that you hook your finger into and pull the wand out. There's a bit of a design to the other end which retains the solution so you can blow bubbles through, which is a welcome change from the standard ring that only blows one bubble. This one has varying degrees of size and you can blow multiple bubbles at a time, which looks pretty impressive and makes both our kids laugh and smile.
The quality of the solution is also important. Many bubbles bottles have the weakest of soapy solution in them and this results in disappointing bubble making. I can't say we had this problem here, which was a welcome surprise, especially given our past experience with rubbish solution from cheap products and also having seen the wand down in the bottle. The solution starts out being very soapy and you get multiple bubbles. I will say though that after using it for a while the solution doesn't seem to retain its power, and the bubbles do get a bit trickier to make. I may have noticed it but my son didn't really seem to care very much. The bubbles are still fun, and it only costs £1 to get a large bottle. Usually bottles are quite small, but this one gives you 16 fluid ounces of liquid which is a lot. As a result it tends to last a few days whereas the small bottles only last a few hours if that. They also tend to get left wherever we've been, usually thrown away into a bin before going back home. This one made it home though, where the boys had even more fun with it.
Do I think it's worth getting? I do. I'm still annoyed at the wand being separate from the lid and therefore stuck down inside the bottle. It means that to get the wand you have to get your hands soapy, and this can be a bit annoying when they get all slippery, especially if you have to do something else. The solution also doesn't retain its soapiness right to the end of the bottle if it lasts a couple of days, but this is to be expected. Decent product if there's a Poundland near you.
I'm reviewing our bottle of Poundland Bubbles as promised/threatened in my Bubble Gun review.
It cost £1 .
Yes I know most things in Poundland cost £1 but some things are 'two-for's or even 'three-for's .
Mine is a bright pink bottle and slightly different to the one pictured,but WAS bought in Poundland from the same shelf as the yellow bottles. I just liked the pink one better.
I had picked up a bubble gun in Poundland for Holly and Conal to play with, but on closer inspection I realised the tiny bottle of bubbles supplied with the gun would be used up in minutes and extra bubble liquid was going to be needed, so I picked up this much larger bottle for topping up purposes.
***USING and MY OPINION***
The bottle itself is a generous 8 inches high and quite chunky....almost as wide as those thin bleach bottles , so really good value in size, and containing 16fl oz of liquid.
The mid section of the bottle is narrower to make it really easy to grip when wet and soapy.
The top is NOT childproof, so be aware of that.
Once you unscrew the cap there is a foil seal, and that seal is tough ! Usually I can deal with foil seals quite easily either by hand or using anything reasonably sharp to hand , but this foil had no tab to pull it off with and required the use of a sharp knife to pierce it.
Like I said, these were bought for use with a bubble gun, and that being the case I wasn't bothered that I'd read reviews saying there was no wand with them.
But there was a wand ! And it is a little beauty. I know, I'm sad getting excited over a bit of plastic, but between finding it unexpectedly and then seeing how cute it was and how well it works I was intrigued.
The wand is a nice solid plastic (not flimsy) with a finger hole at the top for retrieving it from the bottle .It sits about half an inch down inside the container ,so has to be fished out by hooking a finger into the hole in the handle.
But the special bit is the bottom half of the wand. It is a nice curly swirly shape , just like a Curly-Wurly chocolate bar actually ,that incorporates holes of various sizes , so that when you dip into the liquid, then blow gently along the wand you get bubbles of all sizes flying around you....WONDERFUL .....and to my mind much better than using the gun.
The visiting girls had fun with the bubble gun, but I confess I commandeered the bottle and wand for my own entertainment.
The fluid is quite good quality too. I experimented (for review purposes you understand.) , and I got 7 or 8 blows and LOADS of bubbles from one wand dip. It produces nice rainbow bubbles too.....utterly fascinating. Even Kizzy sat mesmerised, and Freddy the cat tried chasing a few , but after popping them with her claws she didn't like the sensation (luckily) and left them alone .
In conclusion, nice generous bottle, easy to grip with wet soapy hands, supplied with a really nice wand, and produces loads of gorgeous bubbles. What's not to like ?
I'll be grabbing another bottle of these for my toddlers returning from their holidays .
I can't recommend this enough for value and quality . Great entertainment of the old fashioned basic kind and only £1.
But be aware that if you opt for the yellow version it may not have the wand included. This pink one has. There will be a picture of mine in my ciao review.
Do note not to use these indoors where bubbles bursting can cause damage to soft furnishings. For the same reason they are best not used around washing hanging on lines .
Thank you for reading~~~myloh.
During the recent sunny spell we have got through countless tubes of bubble mixture. My son loves bubbles and whenever we are out in the garden will always request them. That, together with the fact that he has various bubble toys - a couple of bubble machines and a bubble blowing lawn mower - means that I like to keep plenty of the mixture in the garage. Having tried and failed in the past to create my own solution with washing up liquid and the like (it just simply wasn't the same) I opted for the next cheapest version that I could find - this bottle of 1 litre of solution from poundland (and therefore priced at £1!).
The solution comes in a large plastic bottle as pictured above with a screw lid. This is fairly heavy at first, containing 1 litre of solution. You can pour this directly into your bubble toys. When full, I find this can be fiddly for things like my son's lawnmower so I usually top up his bottles with the bubble blowing wands first as this pours easily. Once the bottle is lighter and a bit more manageable it is easier to direct the flow into smaller spaces like his lawnmower.
In use, the bubbles produced by this solution are good - and certainly of a similar quality to other more expensive solutions that I have purchased previously. It generates a good number of bubbles and they do not pop too quickly so we have lots of bubbles floating around our garden - much to my son's enjoyment and immense amusement! For £1, I certainly can not fault this solution at all - it lasts well, produces good bubbles and doesn't break the bank. Perfect for us and I will be stocking up next time I am in store!
I was shopping in Poundland the other day trying to see if there were any bargains to be had, you find that there is not always a bargain as they may shrink the size of the packet or they might be near the use by date, but some times there is a bargain.
My nephew when he comes round plays with a bubble gun and loves to chase the bubbles around the garden popping them, it keeps him entertained for hours.
The mega bubbles is one of the Poundland items that I think is great value for money, we always seem to be running out at home and using washing up liquid and water never seems to work the same, so I got this bottle to give it a try.
Having seen these large bottles in the Early Learning Centre for £5 these were a bargain at a pound, granted the bottles do not look so attractive at the ones in the Early Learning Centre but we just throw them away to be recycled after use so you really are paying for the container and not the contents.
The bubbles come in a yellow plastic container and it has 1 Litre of bubble mix, which kept my nephew entertained for a good few weeks. It has a white screw lid so that you can pour the bubbles you need and reapply the lid for use next time without and spillage or waste.
This mixture works perfectly with the bubble gun, there are some more expensive liquids out there that are quite thick and do not work with the gun properly and the gun spins around without releasing any bubbles. This was perfect we also used it with bubble wands that we have had from other bubble pots and these worked well too, large bubbles waiting to be popped.
This bubble solution using the standard wand creates a large number of bubbles as it is the perfect consistency, we have tried to water the solution down, but this does not work anywhere near as well and does not produce anywhere near as many bubbles.
We have now been using the bubbles for a number of weeks and there is still some mixture left, I will definitely be stocking up when I next go into Poundland as I know if you do not get it when you see it, it may not be there next time.
There are a lot of smaller pots available but this is still better value for money, you could refill those pots from your large bottle of Poundland Mega bubbles which would be far more cost effective than replacing them.
With 3 young boys to entertain, aged 3,4 and 5, as well as myself (aged 31!) any toys offering several hours of fun for a quid are going to be popular in our household!!
We've had our share of Poundland toys, and in most cases we're lucky to get 20 minutes before something breaks. The quality is often exactly as you would expect of a £1 toy, but not this time!!
So a full litre of mega bubbles is not to be sniffed at. The attractive yellow bottle matches my car, much to the kids delight, and the addition of a smiley face makes it even more enticing. The white lid fits tight back onto the bottle, preventing spillages when not in use, and the bottle is durable enough to not split, despite having been knocked over by a stray football more than once. Once home, there excitement is palpable as they put there shoes on and run into the garden. They've got a vast collection of bubble related toys, so all want a turn instantly of course. But that's fine with these, the bottle is more than big enough to keep all toys topped up, all boys happy, and a little bit of peace for mummy!!! The mixture makes plenty of bubbles in all sorts of sizes, include some 'proper big ones' as the boys told me.
All that for a quid!!!
Bubbles are a big deal in our house as my toddler absolutely loves them and they can keep her occupied for hours, so when we found this bubble mixture in Poundland we snapped it right up. In my experience Poundland can be hit and miss with cheap children's toys, sometimes the quality can be surprisingly good and other times as flimsy as you would expect a £1 product to be. So we thought we'd give this one a go.
This bubble mixture is not disappointing in terms of quantity. The lid screws on nice and tightly and there is about a litre of bubble mixture in the plastic container it comes in. It isn't easy to spill and can be transported safely if you need to take it somewhere. The liquid itself has a consistency like watery washing up liquid and a bit of a disinfectant-like smell, which put me off as after I opened the bottle I realised I had no idea what chemicals were to be found inside it. However we did try out the bubbles - eventually. I was a bit disappointed to find that there is nothing in the container to blow bubbles with, so we had to pick up our own little plastic bubble wand before we could use the mixture.
Once you have your bubble wand the bubbles are easy enough to make with this mixture, although it seems to me that ordinary washing up liquid mixed with water would have the same result, which brings the 'bargain for a pound' thinking into question. A few bubbles popped near my face as we were blowing them and I got that horrible washing-up-liquid-in-eye feeling that I remember having as a kid, which I don't think is an overly good thing, but there are no warnings against this on the container, so hopefully there are no nasty chemicals in the mixture.
Although the mixture made sufficient bubbles at first they did seem to decrease as the liquid got used up, and I can't say why this is, but I'm not complaining as the bubbles did start out easy to make and plentiful. I will not buy this product again to use at home though as even for £1 it doesn't change the fact that this is just cheap watery washing up liquid in a plastic container, but if I was doing party bags for a party with little ones I would definitely put these in. With wands.
3 stars from me.
From a young age, Lauren was fascinated with bubbles and even though she is now 5, we still spend lots of the time in the garden playing with them, whether that be with our bubble machine, wand or bubble gun so as you can imagine, we get through lots of bubble mixture. Although I have tried making my own mixture with washing up liquid and water, it is never as good so when I spotted this the other week, I had to pick some up and try it.
The bottle itself is nothing fancy to look at, it is made from bright yellow plastic which is quite thick and doesn't crumple easy when I pick it up. The label is a lime green colour and has the product information detailed in white writing, I would say the colour scheme does a good job at catching your eye as you walk around the shop. The bubbles are part of Poundland's Outdoor Fun! Range so there are also two big yellow smiley faces on the label. The bottle is topped with a small white screw top lid which is really easy to open and when removed, the bottle is sealed with really thick silver foil.
The lid is probably the only downside of the product for me, because it is easily removed, it doesn't seem that secure and I think if knocked over, the solution may start to leak a little.
The solution is quite a nice consistency, which I was surprised about, but the real test came when we added the solution to our bubble wand and the mixture passed the test. If I hadn't have know that the solution was not the original, I would have never have guessed, the bubbles were easy to produce and ever better, they were long lasting and didn't burst straight away. Using this solution will offer some great savings; I can fill up several wands with this solution rather than having to buy a new bubble wand at a cost of around £2!
With the run of good weather we have recently had, I have already used a full bottle and had to re-purchase so I have brought a few and stocked up. The bottle is recyclable however we actually use ours in the paddling pool.
Without wanting to state the obvious, the costs £1 and is only available in Poundland. For £1 you get a 1 litre bottle of solution which I think is a real bargain, especially as the mixture is of good quality.
Overall, I would recommend this solution, the price is excellent and the quality is great too, therefore 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
I'm blowing bubbles in the garden and entertaining the children next door who are gleefully trying to catch bubbles as they blow over the fence - 'More, more' they shout. At the same time I am having also having fun, but more importantly, so is my friend with dementia. It's hard to keep her focussed on anything for long. Many reviews back I wrote about how a card game really made a positive impact on her. I am always searching for new ways to entertain and engage.
We sit in the garden together and she is delighting in the bubbles, has even blown a few herself, but growing tired has asked me to take over. She is pointing at them and saying, 'Look, there.' Whilst I take moments to type, in between blowing bubbles, she has forgotten already about the bubbles, which means, each time I blow onto the spare homemade stick (made with a bit of garden wire twisted into a wand) and new bubbles form, then float away, she becomes as delighted as the very first time.
One shiny pound spent in Poundland has provided me with a whole litre of liquid in a screw top bottle. It's a good job there is a lot in here as I think this could go on until bedtime! But I must be careful. I think the contents could be easily spilled from this bottle design. I'd prefer a flip-up lid. So it's fine for me but not great for children. The wand is easy to use just dip in and lightly blow but cover with bubble wrap or fabric if children are using. The good news is that the bottle can be recycled when you don't want it anymore.
Lots of bubbles are produced and they are of a good quality too. I'm pleased with the solution and this may be cheap but it is not rubbish. When the liquid runs out I can see that it will be easy to refill the container with washing-up liquid. My friend has just told me that she is too old to chase the bubbles but the children next door are more than compensating. She is enjoying hearing their excitement so between us all we all love the pretty bubbles.
The parents of the children next door are enjoying these bubbles, and apparently, they will pick some up for their children over the weekend. These bubbles are great fun for all ages. Go and get those bubbles for hours of fun - just as it claims on the container.
pound land bubbles.
My kids have countless toys that require bubble liquid, to many to mention, and generally speaking I purchase the bubble liquid refills from Tesco but recently I have discovered this in pound land and thought I would give it a try. At only a pound I had nothing to lose.
The bubbles come in a large, bright yellow, one litre plastic bottle which has a screw lid. the bottle is very hardy and it doesn't weaken when pouring the way some bottle do. it is ideal for refilling with a washing up liquid and water mixture when supplies are low. The bottle is also recyclable which is great, but could be made use of in arts and crafts projects we have made rockets and cars out of bottles like these.
The mixture is a fairly thin liquid with a sort of slimy consistency, and it is translucent. The liquid is perfect in consistency for bubble guns where thicker liquid does not work quite so well.
The first use was using a simple bubble wand we had previously purchased from Tesco, we filled the tube with the mixture and dipped in the flexible plastic ring. I wasn't expecting much but after waving the wand in the air the mixture created plenty of wonderful bubbles, and I was very pleased with the results as was my son. It worked just as you would hope. The second try was using a bubble gun, also from pound land, we filled the supplied little plastic tray with the solution and dipped in the gun. We then pointed the gun into the air and presses the trigger. The bubble solution held up to its promises yet again, creating lovely bubbles that my little one squealed with delight over.
This is well worth the price and in comparison to other brands we have tried, all of which costing somewhat more, this ranks up there. I was impressed and will definitely be repurchasing. I know it's simple to make, but you need quite a bit of washing up liquid and it can become fairly pricey and also frustrating when you go to do the dishes and discover the bottle of washing up liquid has been emptied. I also find that homemade solution doesn't always work as well as readymade solution.
This solution is, as previously stated, a one litre bottle and lasts a fair amount of time which adds to the value for money. Considering the prices of some of the other brands this is a very good buy.
WHAT IS IT?
A bottle of bubble mixture from Poundland.
It is a big plastic bottle that holds 1 litre of bubble mixture. The top screws on but I cannot screw it on very tightly so I worry that it would leak if it was knocked over.
WHAT I THINK
I bought this because my daughter likes to blow bubbles for her 1 year old baby sister. A shop on our walk home from school costs 50p for a normal small bottle of bubbles so I was glad to see this litre that would refill them many times over.
It is very thin liquid like water and does not look like watered down washing up liquid like I thought it would. It is easy to pour out of the big bottle into the small ones but sometimes I pour it into a bowl and the children can all dip their wands in.
My children can blow very good bubbles with this mixture and they can do big bubbles with long breaths or lots of small bubbles if they blow quickly. There is no difference with this mixture from Poundland and the bottles that I pay a lot more from in the shop, it is the same that if it gets shaken up the bubbles will not blow but if you leave it to settle down it will work again. The bubbles are strong with this mixture and do not pop as soon as they land. My daughters like it when they can pick the bubbles up again with the wand and they can do that easily when they are using their bottles filled with Poundland bubble mixture.
I think this is value for £1 and it has saved me a lot of money. I will buy it again when I go into Poundland again.
5 Dooyoo Stars
My daughter has an obsession with bubbles, ever since she learnt to blow them herself she has been spending time everyday outside blowing bubbles with her various different bubble toys. We go through an awful lot of bubble mixture and when I noticed Poundland sold a big bottle of mixture I decided to purchase some to see what it's like. Of course, being a Poundland product, it only cost a quid.
The bottle is quite big as it contains a litre of mixture. The bottle is made from a nice plastic and it doesn't bend in or anything when you pick it up so it isn't flimsy at all despite being so cheap. It is bright yellow in colour and has a green label containing the product information. The bottle has a screw top lid and upon the first opening, there is a foil seal covering the hole, this is easy to rip off to get into the bubble mixture. It's worth noting that this isn't a huge bottle containing a bubble wand or anything like that, it is just simply a bottle of mixture.
Being a Poundland product, I was a bit sceptical about the quality of the mixture itself and whether it would allow a decent selection of bubbles to be blown but I was pleasantly happy with the results. The mixture has a water like consistency and as I poured it into the various little bottle my daughter has, I noticed a few little bubbles on top of the mixture as it poured into the bottles, this was a good sign. When blowing into bubble wands with the mixture inside, a good amount of bubbles are made and they are quite long lasting too. I was expecting to blow into the wand and the mixture just popping there and then so when bubbles appeared I was quite surprised!
As this bottle contains a litre of mixture I expect it to last for quite some time, there is a litre bottle of a different brand bubble mixture at my mums for when my daughter goes to visit and that one seems to be lasting really well, it's almost empty now but it was bought at the end of last summer so hopefully this Poundland one should last during the nicer months.
For only a quid, I definitely, highly recommend this Poundland bubble mixture. It creates a good amount of good quality bubbles and should last for a while. It definitely represents good value for money, no more going out and buying little bottle after little bottle of bubbles!