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Best Overall: Kidzlane Bubble Machine
What kid doesn't love bubbles? While old-fashioned bubble wands are still loads of fun, an automatic bubble machine can be a much-needed upgrade. Our top pick for bubble machines is the Kidzlane Bubble Machine, which can produce up to 500 bubbles per minute and features ten spinning wands. The kid-friendly dolphin design appeals to children of all ages (though the manufacturer recommends this toy for 36 months and up) and the no-tip base is stable and helps prevent accidents during play. The fan is quiet, so it’s a great way to keep kids entertained during large events, and it's the perfect accessory for a bubble-themed birthday party.
The Kidzlane Bubble Machine provides endless fun for both kids and adults. Reviewers note that it’s slightly more expensive than some of the other products on the market, but it’s well-made and won’t die after a few uses. If you want a bubble machine that is reliable and kid-friendly, the Kidzlane is a great choice.
The machine comes with 8 ounces of bubbles and requires six AA batteries (not included).
Best for Babies: Johnson's Bath Discovery Baby Gift Set
Though most bubble machines are safe for babies when they’re being carefully supervised, the spinning wands can be problematic for curious fingers. For a safer alternative, the Johnson's Bath Discovery Baby Gift Set provides the same bubble fun during bath time. This set comes with six bath time essentials including baby lotion, body wash, a cleansing cloth, and Desitin Maximum Strength Zinc Oxide Diaper Rash, but most importantly it includes a bubble maker for the tub. The 2-1 elephant-shaped bubble maker works as a spout cover to prevent babies from bumping their heads, while also producing fun bubbles. Simply pour in a few tablespoons of bath wash, let the water run and you’ll have a tub full of bubbles to entertain your little one through bath time.
Johnson’s bath products are a favorite among parents, and this set is no different. Reviewers love the soft spout cover and say the gentle bath formula is great for sensitive skin.
Best for Toddlers: LOYO Bubble Machine
Toddlers can be hard to entertain with all of their excess energy! Luckily, the Loyo Bubble Machine is a fun and interactive toy that will keep tots entertained for hours. This brightly colored penguin is capable of producing up to 1,000 bubbles each minute and features eight spinning bubble wands. Suitable for children over 12 months old, the Loyo is lightweight and can be easily carried from one spot to another. It requires four AA batteries and has a simple on-off switch that even children can work.
While some customers said that it goes through batteries quickly, most had no complaints and gave this product high marks. Customers love how simple and fun the Loyo Bubble Maker is, especially for the price. "It provides lots of different sized bubbles, and my kids love trying to catch them," wrote one mother. "It's also easy for them to carry around and operate." Plus, it makes a great gift for toddlers and will encourage outdoor play.
Best Toy: Fisher-Price Bubble Mower
For a bubble maker with a twist, your kids will love the Fisher-Price Bubble Mower. This push toy mower measures 10.5 x 7.75 x 14.8 inches and is perfect for children over 2 years of age. The sturdy mower features realistic sounds and can blow bubbles on grass, pavement, or driveways. As kids push the lawnmower it produces hundreds of bubbles, and the faster they walk the more bubbles it will produce. Plus, kids will feel good about helping their parents with a "grownup task."
Parents love the Fisher-Price Bubble Mower for both boys and girls, saying it helps their kids get exercise while boosting their self-confidence as they “help” with chores. The toy’s sounds are realistic and parents say it’s easy to push, even for smaller children. If you want a more hands-on bubble machine that keeps your kids active while making hundreds of bubbles, you’ll love this toy mower.
Best Bubble Bucket: Little Kids Fubbles No-Spill Big Bubble Bucket
Though the Little Kids Fubbles No-Spill Big Bubble Bucket isn’t automatic, it still provides hours of fun and is a great choice for multiple-kid households who want something more hands-on. This large bubble solution bucket features a no-spill flat bottom design and three bubble wands for social play. Pick from green, purple, pink, and blue buckets, all of which features a handle for on-the-go fun. Each bucket holds 20 ounces of solution (not included).
Owners love that it won’t tip over or spill during play, and say it’s a great way to keep kids entertained and active during the summer months. Either make your own bubble solution or buy a jug, and your kids will have hours of low-cost fun. And, for more toys that kids can use for outdoor play, take a peek at the best outdoor toys for 4-year-olds.
Best Bubble Solution: Gazillion Bubbles 2 Liter Solution
If the DIY method isn’t for you, we recommend the Gazillion Bubbles Solution. This container comes with two liters of bubble solution that you can use manually or in a bubble machine. It includes a 7-in-1 bubble wand and produces large, colorful bubbles that won’t pop immediately. The non-toxic solution is eco-friendly and won’t stain clothes or furniture. It’s recommended for children over 3 years old.
Most owners give Gazillion Bubbles Solution over four stars, saying it’s one of the only bubble solutions on the market that works reliably every time. They love that with just one dip, you can create hundreds of bubbles—and say kids love the large, colorful orbs that float and float.