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Enter the bubble gun. Toys have come a long way in the decades since I was a child...some good ways and some bad. The barrage of bubbles that can be created by bubbles guns and bubble generators gives rise to pure joy. Plus, the propeller that drives the air through the bubble-holder-thingie makes the toy just plain awesome for a preschool engineer.
We had the opportunity to play with a few different bubble guns last week and let me tell you some were better than others. The good ones by Amazing Bubbles were hardy toys, gave great air flow and seemed to be pretty toddler-proof:
The novelty gun was provocative at first. We could see the gears and propellers whirling around inside. The bubble juice had a direct feed to the gun, which would eliminate the need to stop and dip. But the gun failed after minutes of use. The screw for the reservoir broke as did the mechanism inside the gun. Take note and if you're in the market for a bubble gun then avoid buying this one.
Lastly, if you're skipping the battery-operated toys but you are interested in some bubble blowing "wands" that require less dexterity and coordination than the typical ones then check out Melissa and Doug's Chameleon, Butterfly and Alligator. They are on my Amazon List called Duh! Bubble Blowing.