We love bubbles. They're an instant cure for the blahs, (yours or the kids'.) They rank right up there with sidewalk chalk and sprinklers as symbols of childhood fun.
My kiddos usually get bubbles in their Christmas stockings, birthday goody bags, and Easter baskets. We have bottles of bubbles in the car, on the front porch, stashed around the house, and in the back yard. You never know when or where you'll need a few minutes of impromptu fun.
When My Blog Spark offered to let us try out Crayola Outdoor Colored bubbles, I said yes, of course.
Our package came in the mail, and the kids were super stoked about trying out the bubble launcher.
|Crayola Bubble Launcher|
The kids were appropriately impressed with the pink bubbles, but had a little trouble using the launcher themselves. (You have to hold it parallel to the ground, and be sure to only turn the crank in the right direction.) The launcher also seemed to sort of constantly drizzle solution, resulting in a fair bit of wasted bubble solution. (We went through nearly a whole bottle in just a few minutes.)
You can, of course just blow the bubbles, but the kids were sort of fixated on using the launcher.
As you can see in the above photo, the solution does leave colorful residue on the concrete, however it washed away easily. I was impressed that the bubble solution did indeed easily wipe off skin, as advertised. I got some on my jeans too, and it washed out as well.
All in all, I'd give these products 3 stars out of 5. Bubbles are always fun, and colorful, slightly messy bubbles are even more fun. I do wish the launcher had been a little a little easier for the little ones to use, and not quite so wasteful.
My Blog Spark has offered to sponsor a giveaway here. One commenter will receive the same package I did, which includes the Bubble Launcher, and a three pack of bubbles.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me who you'll be blowing bubbles with if you win.
For additional, optional entries, you may tweet, blog, or post on FB about the giveaway, up to once per day. (Be sure to leave a comment for each entry.)
This giveaway will end on 3/8/12, at 10 pm Central time.
Disclosure: The Crayola Outdoor Colored Bubbles product information and gift packs have been provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark.