Monday, March 7, 2011

Don't Waste Your Money Alert: Crayola Washable Colored Bubbles

I know that these just came out this Spring and I know it's a brand new product and I know it says "washable", but these bubbles need to be me.

I thought they were a neat idea. I mean, all kids love bubbles and colored ones must be really cool. They've got regular bubbles, scented bubbles, so why not colored bubbles. Well, let me tell you why not colored bubbles.

I bought the blue ones for my kids. Just a little bottle with the "spill proof" cap. These bubbles are messy as hell. The spill proof cap is just a rubber like covering over the opening of the bottle that you have to pull the bubble wand out of. Well, it may not spill but it sure splatters all over the place. And, the bubble stuff itself is more like liquified food coloring and it gets all over the place. Wherever the bubbles pop, there is a colored splotch left behind. And, YES I did this outside. There were blue splatters all over the driveway, my pants, my kids pants and blue bubble popped splotches all over the grass and driveway. I got the watering can out to wash it off but it took a downpour the other day to wash it off the driveway. Yes it does wash out of clothes but unless you want your kids walking around with colored splotches all day, you'll need to change them after playing with these things.

Crayola also has this set of these colored bubbles that comes with a bubble blowing gun which looks like it may be less messy but I'm not buying it.
Now, don't get me wrong, I love Crayola products and the Color Wonder products are great. It's just these colored bubbles that I don't like. Oh, and the price I don't like either. A small bottle of these bubbles will run you around $ I can get a bigger bottle of regular or scented bubbles for $1. Either way my kid is happy.