Colored Bubbles: Too Good To Be True?

When I was a kid, my mom taught me how to blow bubbles with a bar of soap and a wooden spool. But as technology moves forward and toy companies race to come up with the next great product, our bubble options have greatly expanded. In February, after two decades of research, Crayola released a new bubble solution that makes brightly colored bubbles. But is it too good to be true?

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Crayola's new Washable Colored Bubbles are causing many parents to see red. The problem? When the bubbles pop on various surfaces, the color is, according to some, not so washable after all. And many parents say that the pigments don't wash off of skin very easily either.

The response on the Crayola website is to specify exactly how and where the bubbles should be used. The new guidelines include instructions like "Saturday sweats, not Sunday best" regarding what clothes to wear while playing, advice to only play in the grass, and tips about how to wash clothes and outdoor surfaces.

The photo above? Read about that mom's hands-on experience with these colored bubbles at Cafe Mom.

We're curious what our readers think. Has anyone had experience with the colored bubbles? Do you mind stubborn spots on the driveway or a temporarily Smurf blue child? Let us know in the comments!

(Top image: Crayola Store bottom image: cafemom)