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      03.08.2013 23:43
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      My children like this bubble wand very much and I am going to buy them another one

      WHAT IS IT?

      A long wand that makes bubbles, it makes bigger bubbles than the small pots of bubble mix so it is best that you use it in the garden to stop your children from making a mess.

      THE DESIGN

      The wand my children have was bought last year so I do not know if the colours have changed.  Our wand is blue on the bottom with a yellow handle, it looks very nice and summery.  The bubble mix is in the bottom and the loop for blowing bubbles is inside the lid, the lid screws on tight so there has never been any leaking.

      WHAT I THINK

      I like this bubble wand very much and am sorry that ours has been broken, it was only very cheap to buy so I think it is good that my daughters have used it a lot for a year and it has only just broken. I will buy them another one next time I am in Tesco.

      The bubble mix supplied in the wand wasn't any more effective than I make for myself with washing up liquid so as soon as it was all used up I made my own instead of buying another wand just for the mix.  

      The wand blows big bubbles because the loop is a lot bigger than in the small pots.  My children like running around the garden holding the loop so that bubbles come out behind them as they are running, this is good for them getting exercise and fun also because a lot of bubbles can be made that way.  The loop is too big for you to blow bubbles with your mouth unless you have got very good lungs I think!

      I have taught them that it is important to put the lid back on as soon as they have finished playing and they do not want to waste their mixture so they are careful to do that.  The lid has never got stuck even when my husband has replaced it and he always does screw on plastic lids too tight!

      Ours was broken only because my children put it in their outdoor toybox and placed a lot of heavy items on top so that the plastic cracked very badly. I always thought that the loop was going to break because it feels very flimsy but it is a lot stronger than it looks and that did not break at all.  My daughters are upset that it has broken because even though they know I will get them another one they want to play with it today because it is warm but a little bit windy and so those are ideal conditions to blow lots of big bubbles, it is a pity that I cannot go to Tesco today.

      ANYTHING ELSE

      I cannot remember for exact how much I paid for the Bubble Wand but I think it was about £2.  You can buy it only from Tesco and it should be used only by children who are over 3 years old.

      4 Dooyoo Stars.

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      28.07.2013 17:23
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      Bubbletastic fun

      In my class last year I had a severely autistic little boy who couldn't write, had little communication, poor muscle tone in his hands and arms and who could be very disruptive and vocal. My assistants and I had to devise a completely separate curriculum for him that involved very short (1-2 minute) practical activities and tasks and that incorporated lots of movement breaks. I saw this in Tesco and thought it would be ideal for him, as he liked ordinary-sized bubbles.

      The packaging is quite appealing for children as it is mainly transparent plastic and therefore they can see the bubble solution and wand. It's designed to look a little bit like a sword (albeit a very rounded one, which is just as well as that particular child could be quite aggressive) which makes it enticing for little boys. Size-wise it was a little longer than the length of my forearm so it looks really quite impressive, despite coming in at the rather bargainous price of £2 when I bought it. The child I got it for was 9 but refused to hold it because of his problems with gripping although if I held the base he was happy to wave the wand part around. Other children in the class were able to use it completely independently. I'd imagine that very small children (under 5) might struggle to use it without help, especially since the best bubbles are made by waving the wand quite slowly in big arcs; younger children tend to shake bubble wands and this will just result in everyone in the vicinity being spattered with bubble solution.

      The bubbles it produces are really fab: huge and they last for quite a while without popping. One sweep of the wand creates a trail of impressive bubbles that the little boy in question loved chasing and trying to catch. For a child with his level of special needs it also created a good opportunity to encourage his ability to visually track an object which is something he struggled with. Having the bubbles pop around and on him was a great sensory stimulus, although it took him a while not to squeal every time one touched him!

      This bubble wand is probably best used outdoors as when the bubbles burst they do leave a small wet mark where they land. This doesn't leave a stain and cleans up easily but it can get a bit sticky if loads of bubbles are popping on the same surface.

      The only real complaint I have is that the wand is a thin oval shape and once you've used up more than a third of the solution it can be tricky to get the wand fully coated. We got round this by topping the solution up with undiluted Fairy liquid which seemed to work well.

      Overall, for the price this is a great garden toy as long as you don't mind your supplies of washing up liquid diminishing a bit.

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        26.07.2013 15:47
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        Tesco bubble wand

        My kids love to blow bubbles and we have loads of the little small bottles of bubbles around the house that they always receive in their party bags when they go to a friends party. These are quite small though so for this lovely hot weather we've been having I've bought them larger bubble wands from Tesco so they can have fun in the garden with them and really make some good bubbles.

        I was fairly impressed with the wands to begin with but they definitely have a limited time frame in which they are fun and then my kids soon get a bit unimpressed with them. It's a good job they were cheap, I think they only cost me a couple of pounds each but they were fun while they lasted.

        The bubble wand looks just like a big wand and after we have blown bubbles we often play Star Wars with them as they look a bit like a light sabre, it's amazing the fun you can have!! The wand has a handle at the top which twists into the tube that contains the bubbles mixture. When you pull the wand out there is a large plastic hoop which is where the bubble mixture hold in order for you to blow and form the bubbles. The fun thing you can do with this wand instead of blowing is to just to wave the wand around and have the bubbles form like that. I find my kids can do this easier than they can blow through the wand so its a great way for them to have fun with bubbles.

        I do have a couple of issues with these bubble wands however. In order for the hoop to catch all the bubble mixture and make sure you can blow a bubble, the wand needs to be full or almost full. If this wand is half full its almost impossible for a film to form over the wand and for you to blow a bubble which is a bit infuriating. Even pumping the wand or tipping it up does not help so you do need to refill these fairly often.

        Secondly, the last two wands that I bought broke really easily. The wand actually came off from the handle at the top and so in order to get it out you had to fish it out of the tube which gives you messy fingers and then it's hard to blow bubbles without the handle. It hasn't happened to other ones I bought before so maybe these ones were just a bad batch but it is something to look out for.

        All in all, a great way to have some fun blowing bubbles in the garden.

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          10.07.2013 12:13
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          A great cheap toy, but be aware it can leak

          Recently when there was a chance that my boyfriend and I wold be dog sitting - I did say that we could have the dog, but that there was no way her favorite ball could come too... (I'm obviously really mean, but that thing is rather mucky, and stinky)... So to soften the blow I went 'toy' shopping. Now obviously there is no way the dog was going to use this bubble wand on her own - she's not that clever we would have used it with her as she goes mad fr bubble... She got a shiny new ball, an a tug toy too, and then never came to stay...

          However the bubble wand has bought us much joy. (Strangely my boyfriend has never played tug of war, or fetch with the others)... The wand is just over 14 inches long (4 for the handle and 10 for the bubble solution holder) - and it looks vaguely like a sword. Sadly at the age of 35 my boyfriend still swings it round like a light sabre... (He really is a big kid)!!!!!

          The top which is red on my bubble wand unscrews (the bottom see through yellow/ green), and attached is a 'bubble maker' - the loop that is normally swimming free in bottles of bubbles. Rather than round it is thinner, and pointed at both ends, which i did think would make for rather naff bubbles... This 'loop' has little notches cut into it, which I assume it to help it hold more solution, and therefore produce more bubbles...

          Personally I choose to blow through the loop - which does produce bubbles, these range in size from 5p sized, to being about 4 or 5 inches across... My boyfriend chooses to wave it around wildly - he does seem to get bigger bubbles than me, they more often hit the 5 inches mark... When my niece came round and played with it - she didn't have enough power to blow through it, and had to wave it wildly - which to be fair she loved, and had a great time...

          Personally I would say this is an outside toy - splashes can land on anything, and on a kitchen floor it gets a little slippy... The bubbles look great, and don't seem to break until they hit something, and on a windy day they have reached the height of my house... They are lovely iridescent bubbles and the colors look great on a sunny day.

          I paid £1 for this (on special offer), and it came packaged with a piece of card with safety instructions (I have to admit I didn't read them) I would say avoid contact with eyes, and do not drink it though...

          Personally I think this is great but, as a toy for children I would like to add a warning, once opened the bottle starts to leak of it isn't stored upright. Under no circumstances leave this laid down on a wooden dresser - it will mess up the finish... Store it in the shed!!!!

          Overall I think it's great fun, and a great price - but it does loose a star for the leaking issue...

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          06.07.2013 18:06
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          Fab bubble wand

          My three and a half year old daughter is totally obsessed with bubbles. We have various different bubble toys all over the place. The latest addition to the bubble collection is this bubble wand.

          The bubble wand is available to buy from Tesco stores and when I picked ours up a month or two ago, it cost us around the £2.50 mark.

          The bubble wand looks exactly the same as every other band wand available to purchase from other retailers. It is a long, transparent, plastic tube with a screw top handle at the top. After unscrewing the handle, you will notice that the wand is attached to the handle so it makes it easy to just pull it out and get straight to making bubbles. The wand is a flexible piece of soft plastic that is quite big, it nearly reaches the bottom of the tube of bubble mixture. The flexibility of the wand means it's easy to swish around in the tube to get mixture to stick onto the wand.

          My daughter found the bubble wand quite tricky to begin with and was trying to blow into it with nothing happening. After showing her how to hold it and wave it around to create bubbles, she had no problems at all. The flexible wand makes it easy to create bubbles as it doesn't matter what direction you swing it in, bubbles still usually form. We live quite high up and there is normally always wind, this can sometimes prove quite annoying as when it is windy, after pulling the bubble wand from the tube, bubbles just fly out without moving it anywhere. I guess it stops the need to swing it around but that takes away half of the fun.

          As far as the bubble solution is concerned, I find that the solution already packaged inside is fantastic and creates a lot of bubbles for the amount that's inside. The bubbles are of a good quality and don't pop as soon as soon as they are blown so you can watch them fly away. The amount and size of the bubbles is good too. The only problem I find is getting the last dregs of the bubble solution is quite tricky, I have to tip the tube right up and try and get the wand to slide down the side to fill it up.

          Overall, I think this bubble wand represents great value for money. It is made to a high quality, the bubble solution is good, bubbles last well and have a good consistency. The flexible plastic wand makes it easy for my daughter to use.

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            04.07.2013 14:09
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            bubbletastic

            On one of the sunnier days recently, we had a family barbecue. Looking for things to keep the kids entertained, we perused the shelves in the local Tesco. It has to be said that there is a fantastic variety of outdoor toys for children these days and we could easily have spent a small fortune. Amongst a few other things, we opted for a couple of these bubble wands. Safe in the knowledge that all children seem to love bubbles (our two year old son certainly does!) we thought that these would be a definite hit and, at around £2.50 each, they were a great price.

            The wand is about 30-40cm in length. There is a clear, coloured (light blue) plastic case that is filled with the bubble solution. The wand has a light green plastic handle that fits neatly in a child's hand. Attached to the inside of this, there is a plastic oval shaped bubble wand that dips neatly in and out of the solution. This is relatively easy to direct for little hands. It is also easy to grasp and wave through the air to create big bubbles. This is ideal for my son as he doesn't quite understand how to blow bubbles himself yet but he loves running around the garden with the wand to create bubbles in the breeze. The wand is actually for ages 3 years plus but I am more than happy to let my 2 year old son play with it supervised.

            The solution itself id pretty good. It creates three or four bubbles per dip (usually) and is quite thick so doesn't keep bursting on the wand like some solutions do. This is good for us because my son does get frustrated with things easily. The solution lasts a good length of time. The only problem being, as with all bubble solutions, that children tend to tip them and spill the liquid when they are concentrating on creating the bubbles.

            My son and his cousins got great entertainment from these and they caused a lot of giggling and squealing with delight. For the price we paid, they are great value and we got a lot of entertainment value from them. I would definitely recommend them.

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              04.07.2013 13:16
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              A fun and simple toy for kids of all ages.

              Tesco Bubble Wand



              Having plenty of outdoor toys around for the kids is somewhat of an essential in our house come the summer. If you have read any previous reviews I have written, you will be aware of the fact that we have an extensive range in our garden shed for the garden, beach or for picnics. I am always on the lookout for items to add to our collection. I was in Tesco a few weeks back, a place I don't often frequent, and discovered the outdoor play aisle. They had a huge selection of toys but my boys opted for these wands. I was not myself convinced but I conceded.



              My sons are ten and three and both have had a great deal of fun from the wands. On arriving home the first priority of my boys was to open up the bag with said wands in. The wands are not packaged, they simply have a tag attached via a shiny elasticated string. Which pleased my youngest who has very little patience for unwrapping over packaged toys, this is also a bonus for anyone environmentally aware. There were an array of colours, I cannot recall them all but know my boys selected a yellow one and a blue one. The wands are a simple design made of plastic, the tube is translucent and the handle is of the chosen colour, the handle twists off easily for little hands so does not require constant requests for help, not that I mind but it's nice for children to feel they are able do things themselves. When the handle is removed from the tube there is a large flexible hoop attached which you dip into the tube which has a thick bubble mixture inside, you can buy refill bubble mix also from Tesco for about £1-2.



              The idea is that you move the hoop around in the air to create large bubbles, my oldest could do this with ease, but my youngest tended to get carried away and moved the wand too fast and had to be coached in order to be able to create bubbles, he was frustrated at first, but soon mastered it and was extremely proud of himself. The other children in the street soon came over to join in the fun and they all had a fantastic time using them. My youngest did require supervision as he thought tipping the bubble mix on the floor and jumping in it seemed a better option...lol!



              The wands are sturdy and have at points been used as swords etc. and are still in pretty good shape and are still able to be used to make bubbles. Kids imaginations never cease to amaze me and these wands have been in sword fights and used as makeshift guns. My kids have really enjoyed these and I'm really pleased I bought them. They only cost a little under £2 each and I was not expecting them to last more than a few hours, but nearly three weeks later and they are still going strong. Well worth the price and will possibly be stocking up for next year in the sales(if there are any available).




              A fun, simple and cheap toy that everyone can enjoy. Take on picnics or use in the garden its fun for both. However not ideal for the beach in my opinion as the bubble mix is pretty sticky and would not mix well with sand...lol!

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                27.06.2013 14:17
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                Fun in a wand

                My eldest daughter loves bubbles, she has loved them since she was a year old and we bought a bubble machine. She recently went to the caravan with her Grandparents and came back with these as each child on the site had been bought them.

                The bubbles came from Tesco and my Mam said she thinks they were a couple of pound each which doesn't seem like a bad price but them when you compare to the other bubble products you can buy they do seem a little dear.

                Sophie came back with 2 of these wands from the caravan, a blue one for her which was near enough empty and then a red one for her younger sister. The bubbles come in a plastic long thin container with a long handled wand inside, the lid screws on and off which is great as the children cannot open them on their own so there is no chance of us ending up with the bubbles all over the floor.

                The girls love playing with these, usually one of them blows the bubbles whilst the other one tries to catch them, both girls can manage to load the wand themselves but Emily my youngest has a little trouble blowing strongly enough to create bubbles so myself or her Dad have to help her.

                One of our wands was dropped and it cracked slightly but I presume it didn't crack all the way through as none of the liquid inside has leaked out but I would say they are quite brittle if dropped.

                These are really good fun and the girls love playing with them, they even ask to go outside just to be allowed to use them. I try to discourage bubbles in the house as Emily has a habit of tilting the plastic casing too far and spilling the bubbles inside. These get 4 stars from us as even though you can buy the same quantity in cheaper little pots these seem easily to use and much more fun.

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                  27.07.2012 15:59

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                  Re-branded Out There, this over-sized tube of bubbles is securely sealed with a screw top to which the overly flexible wand is attached. Impossible for a young child to remove without spilling, the wand needs to be waved rather than blown to produce bubbles and it takes an adult's firm swing to produce the larger than average, translucent bubbles along with a stream of excess mixture. Although a slight breeze makes it easier to produce bubbles, each reload uses a large amount of liquid and after a few goes it is impossible to load the wand without tipping the tube and spilling liquid. The mixture is of reasonable quality though and we used the last of it in our bubble machine. Considering that bubbles are enjoyed most by under 5s, this is completely unfit for purpose and simply not recommended.

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                  13.05.2012 20:51
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                  we love bubbles!

                  Last year we bought lots of little tubs of bubble mixture for my sons birthday party. I knew we would be having a few children at our home for my sons 4th birthday last week so opted to purchase a bubble wand. I purchased our wand from Tesco (available in store and from www.tesco.com) where it is priced at just £2.16.

                  ~Bubble Magic~

                  These bubble wands are colourful and feature a slim, transparent tube with a screw top lid. The lid is conveniently shaped for children to hold and has a long, flexible wand attatched to it. The tube is full of bubble mixture which is clear and has very little smell to it.

                  Our son absolutely loves bubbles and this bubble wand does offer some impressive bubbles which are much more appealing than those produced by a little bubble tub. I had to show my son and his younger cousin how to hold the wand properly without spilling the mixture but after a few test runs, they were able to use it themselves under supervision.

                  The wand is simple to dip in and out of the tube and fills up with bubble mixture. This wand can be used in two ways to produce different results. My son prefers to blow the bubbles out from the wand and this produces lots of small to medium sized bubbles. The intended way of using the wand is to wave it from side to side to create lots of big bubbles. My son hasn't quite mastered the wave and simply shook it as he spun around which was quite amusing but did result in the bubble mixture simply dripping everywhere!

                  On the day of my sons birthday, myself and the older children took it in turns to use the wand which the two youngest children preferred as they were able to jump about and catch any falling bubbles. Gently waving the wand around encourages some fairly large, pretty bubbles which glisten as they float around. I was able to produce some exceptionally large bubbles but these burst quite quickly. Each dip in the bubble mixture was sufficient to create around 10 good sized bubbles.

                  After dipping the wand in and out of the tube a few times, a layer of thick bubbles formed on top of the liquid bubble mixture. This limited how many times the wand could be used without the mixture having to settle and turn to a watery substance before it could be used properly again. The lid screws on tightly and doesn't leak which is ideal if you want to take this wand out in your handbag for playing with at the park etc.

                  The bubble mixture was a little sticky if it made contact with skin but didn't cause any irritation.

                  ~Conclusion~

                  This bubble wand is sturdy and the bubbles are of a good quality. We have used the bubble mixture indoor and outdoor. Using indoor, my furniture didn't become stained or damaged from droplets of bubbles. Outdoors, the bubbles, as you can imagine, float around further and do last well in the air. We all loved playing with these bubbles - so much fun and it is quite energetic to jump around catching them. The mixture lasts really well. We have topped ours up with a little extra water as my nephew spilled some but they still perform well.

                  I cannot really fault this bubble wand. You can pick up cheaper in stores such as B&M but we are happy with this Tesco Bubble Wand.

                  Thanks for reading :)

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                    29.04.2012 14:11
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                    Fun cheap entertainment

                    We bought the Tesco bubble wand as a novelty item for the summer. We thought it would help entertain the children outside while we have a BBQ but instead it ended up being the adults that seemed more entertained by it than the children! Do you need a level of perseverance with the wand as if you are a little bit too rough with it.

                    ==Price and availability==

                    The bubble wand is cheap and costs around £2.00 from Tesco. It makes a great little gift for this price.

                    ==blowing bubbles==

                    The wand is attached to the lid which unscrews from the tube. It is made from cheap moulded plastic and on the whole has a really cheap feel to it (2 pounds after all!)
                    You need to wiggle the stick in the tube and then pull it out and gently wave it around so that the wind catches in the liquid and stretches out to form a decent sized colourful bubble. You can also blow through it too but I find it easier to wave it. The children did not grasp it though and as the liquid is quite thin, you need to be quite careful as the bubbles pop really easily. We had more fun playing with it when I was making the bubbles and the children were popping them. When you get the hang of it, you do get some really beautiful bubbles and everyone seems to like to see them. There is something very pretty about bubbles and how they catch the light. After a few times of playing with the wand and the liquid gets used up, the wand started to struggle to get fully coated in the liquid so you end up wasting quite a lot. You can try and tilt the bottle a bit but you could end with it all over your feet! We cheated a little bit and topped the wand up with washing up liquid and water. A good few pumps with the wand in the liquid produced the same effect as the bubble liquid and I am pretty sure it is the same stuff really! Now, we have kept the wand and although it has been redundant over the winter (you can use it inside but the bubbles are just a bit too big for inside really, when they land on things they leave a big sticky wet mark! ) When we have the next family do in the garden we will get the wand out and top it up with more of your home made liquid! Making our own fruity smelling pretty bubbles!

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                      28.04.2012 19:52
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                      Great fun with bubbles

                      This is a really cheap item to buy that can be a lot of fun, when we bought it I did think at the time that given that we only paid £2.49 for it then if you were having a childrens party in the garden it would be a great thing to buy for all the kids as they could take it home at the end of the party as the party treat. The wand is brightly coloured and comes in a screw top tube so that it can be stored away easily after use without making a mess. You simply insert the wand into the tube full of bubble mixture and waft it around to produce the bubbles.

                      My little one struggles a bit to wave this around smoothly to get the bubbles to come out however she does love to have either myslef or her father do it and then to chase the bubbles around the garden, however a friends 4 year old who came around for a play date the other day was perfectly able to produce both large and lots of bubbles so that gives some idea of the minimum age I guess however younger children like my daughter will still enjoy the chase and popping the bubbles that come out.

                      The wand is quite thick in the handle, my daughter grips it with two hands. It is easy to fill with the bubble mixture. Gently waving it around is the secret to allow the bubbles to emerge as the air slowly filters them out. It continually surprises me how the simplist of activities can generate such a lot of laughter and giggling and the fact that children are active running about popping the bubbles is another plus with this outdoors toy, the only real downside is if it is a very windy day then it is not so good.

                      This has proven gto be a sound investment and it seems reasonably robust as it has had a couple of encounters with the ground and did not crack however it is made of plastic so it will not last forever.

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                        A great large bubble wand for the garden and great value for money

                        Bubbles are a great favourite in our house and it is one of the things my 4 year old son loves playing with in the garden. When I saw this large bubble wand last year in Tesco I thought it was a great idea and would enable us to have large bubbles that are fun to play with.

                        The bubble wand is very simply packaged, a large tube with a screw top lid that has the wand in it. The one we have is clear with a blue top so it is very useful for you to see how much bubble liquid you have left in it. The lid screws in very well and has resulted in no leaks at all from the tube despite it being stored horizontally so packaging wise it does seem simple is best.

                        The wand itself is nice and large and the handle is nice and chunky to hold, this fits nicely into both my sons hands for him to move and manipulate as well as mine. The wand is made from a soft plastic and is not ridged meaning when you are trying to fill the wand with bubble mixture it fills very easily. We find that gently waving the wand in the air or in the case of my son spinning around in a circle produces large glistening bubbles straight away with no need to blow them. The bubble mixture seems to produce a good couple of turns of bubbles and generally at produces10-15 bubbles per waft with the wand till the mixture runs out. The only quibble I do have with the wand is that putting it in and out of the tube does eventually produce a lot if micro bubbles in the tube meaning that the effectiveness of the wand gradually decreases and you have to leave the mixture to settle down for about 10 minutes after about 10-15 minutes of use before you can make bubbles again.

                        Fun wise as with most bubbles half the fun is catching and popping the bubbles this wand is great for this as the bubbles are so big my son loves not only trying to catch them and pop them with his hands but he likes to practice kicking them too. The large bubbles the wand produces is great fun for trying to get them with different body parts and can become a great game such as who can pop one with their nose etc. and is great way to get my son active in the garden.

                        I would definitely recommend this bubble wand at around £2 for the wand it is great value and certainly is standing the test of time. As Tesco's also do bubble refill mixture it also means you can top it up with ease and keep the wand and tube working well past a single use meaning it is great value for money. The only drawback is the way small bubble accumulates in the tube after around 10 minutes and then having to wait till you can go again but for the money I can definitely put up with this minor inconvenience.

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                          22.04.2012 15:28
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                          A fantastic bubble making product!

                          During the summer months, we spend most weekends at the seaside so out of season, I normally stock up on toys to keep down there.

                          Last years, Tesco's were selling most of their outdoors toys off really cheap and I managed to pick up several of these bubble wands for around 75p each.

                          *The product:*

                          This is a long plastic tube, it is brightly coloured yet see through so you can see how much fluid is left in.

                          It has a screw top lid which is a different colour to the tube.

                          Altogether, the wand measures around 4cm but is quite slim so it doesn't take up much storage space.

                          *Price and availability*:

                          They are available in store and online and the price is currently £2. Most supermarkets and toy shops tend to have their own version at a similar price.

                          *How to use:*

                          Un-screw the top, the wand (the bit which makes the bubbles) is attached to the lid so you haven't got to stick you hand in and get fluid all over them.

                          There is no blowing involved, simply wave the wand about and out come the bubbles, I have found also that if there is a slight bit of wind, then you can just hold the wand in the air and the wind will make bubbles on its own.

                          *My opinion*:

                          I absolutely love these but more importantly, so does Lauren.

                          We normally take these up to the beach with us so that there is lots of open space, Lauren will constantly chase these and try to burst them. It is actually quite funny to watch and also tires her out!!

                          I have found with bubbles, sometimes you have problems creating the bubbles as the strength of the fluid isn't right but I would say I have brought about 8 of these now and all have been great - perfect bubbles every time!

                          The fluid also lasts quite a long time, a wand will normally last about 1 week if used everyday.

                          You can also re-fill them yourself with washing up liquid and water but I have found this is a bit hit and miss if you don't get the consistency right and because the are only a couple of pound each, I tend to just buy new (or open another one as I like to stock up out of season).

                          Overall, I would recommend these bubble wands, hours of fun at a good price, 5 out of 5 stars from me!

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                            21.04.2012 21:21
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                            I love my Jumbo Bubble Wand!!!

                            I went for a weekend away to my friends B and B in Seal last summer and on the way picked up some supplies including this Jumbo Bubble Wand from Tesco. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it and it would be useful in some way or another.

                            The Bubble Wand comes as you see it in the picture, so no extra packaging, just a small label with safety info. It is made of quite tough plastic material, though I don't think it could take too much of a beating, with the handle being a solid green colour and the main strip of the want a transparent plastic. The see-through piece of the wand is what holds the magical bubble liquid and is great for keeping a track of how much you have left to play with.

                            The handle of the wand screws on and off and is nice and secure so you don't get any leakage from the container. Inside the handle is the bubble blower implement, this sits in the liquid much like a nail varnish brush. I have never seen a bubble ring so huge! which is what attracted me to it in the first place. The dimensions are approximately 40cm length and 5cm diameter. The wand is very lightweight which makes using it simple and easy.

                            I suppose that this bubble wand is primarily aimed at kids, but I love it! The wand is almost like a sword with a hilt part and the main body of the wand. I am sure sure that almost everybody has used the mini bubble tubs you get at fairs, this is the same principle but on a much bigger scale. You simply dip the bubble wand into the bubble solution and make sure the solution fills and covers the semicircular bubble outline. Then just swish and dance about creating jumbo bubbles of fun!

                            The solution you get with the wand is really good and takes well to the silhouette, giving you great bubbles with every swing. I would say the biggest you can make is about 30cm diameter, but this all depends on how fast you swing the wand. The faster you swing, the smaller and greater number of bubbles you create and the slower, the larger. It's fun experimenting.

                            I have (surprisingly) found a large number of opportunities to get my want out! The latest time was my balcony BBQ and we had bubbles floating away over the cemetery below, it was quite lovely. any excuse to use this and you find yourself digging it out of the cupboard, especially when the sun starts to show itself. I love it and would highly recommend it to kids and adults alike! A great thing about these as well is that you can cheaply refill them using washing up liquid and water when the solution runs out, so it is not just a one use toy! I still have over half of the original solution left since last summer.

                            Tesco currently sell these for £1.96, no doubt they will shoot up in price when summer finally arrives. They are available in a number of colours including red, blue, green and yellow. Fab product, available both in store and online.

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