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The Best Bubble Machines for Kids of 2022

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Editor's Choice Product image of Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine
Best Overall

Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine

Kids love the Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine because it blows hundreds of bubbles per minute. Caregivers love it because it's easy to assemble/clean. Read More

Pros

  • Easy to use for all ages
  • Lots of bubbles
  • Portable

Cons

  • None we could find
Editor's Choice Product image of Zerhunt Bubble Machine
Best Upgrade

Zerhunt Bubble Machine

The Zerhunt Bubble Machine blows a beautiful, steady stream of bubbles, runs on batteries or electricity, and has a large reservoir for hours of fun. Read More

Pros

  • Battery-operated or corded electric
  • Large reservoir
  • Portable

Cons

  • None we could find
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Little Kids PAW Patrol Skye Blast-Off Bubble Blower

Kids will love using the Paw Patrol Blast-Off Blower. It's lightweight and portable enough they can play with it like a toy while it blows bubbles. Read More

Pros

  • Doubles as a toy
  • Easy to fill
  • Portable

Cons

  • Low bubble output
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WisToyz Dog Bubble Machine

The WisToyz Dog Bubble Machine is small enough for little ones to pick up and play with. Read More

Pros

  • Compact design
  • Includes solution and tools

Cons

  • Low bubble output
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Little Kids Fubbles Bubble Blastin’ Machine

The Fubbles Bubble Blastin Automatic Party Machine runs on batteries and puts out a steady stream of bubbles, but the materials feel cheap and flimsy. Read More

Pros

  • Bubble solution included
  • Good stream of bubbles
  • Easy-pour reservoir design

Cons

  • Small reservoir
  • Feels flimsy

When it comes to outdoor activities for kids, nothing beats the magic of bubbles. While backyard toys like plastic wands and battery-operated bubble guns are popular ways to play with bubbles, the most efficient way to quickly create a soap-filled, iridescent wonderland for your children is with an automatic bubble machine.

After plenty of outdoor testing, we’re confident the best bubble machine for kids is the Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine (available at Walgreens). It's easy for caregivers to use, kids love it, and most importantly, produces a continuous, full stream of bubbles, so you can kick back and relax while your child marvels as the machine works its magic. For a bubble machine with all of the bells and whistles, check out the Zerhunt Automatic Bubble Blower (available on Amazon). It's great for birthday parties and school events because it runs on batteries (it also plugs into an electrical outlet), it’s lightweight and portable, and puts out plenty of bubbles. However, there are a lot of great bubble machines in our guide, and there's a little something for everyone.

Here are the best bubble machines for kids we tested, ranked in order:

  1. Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine
  2. Zerhunt Automatic Bubble Blower
  3. Little Kids Paw Patrol Blast Off Buddies
  4. WisToyz Bubble Machine
  5. Fubbles Bubble Blastin’ Automatic Party Machine
  6. Victostar Bubble Machine
  7. Cocomelon Musical No Spill Bubble Maker
  8. KidzLane Bubble Machine
  9. Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane Bubble Machine

The Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine blowing bubbles outside
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The Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine is the best bubble machine for kids you can buy right now.

Best Overall
Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine

The Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine is the best bubble machine for kids that you can buy right now. After testing nearly a dozen popular bubble machines with two kids, ages 4 and 9, the Fun-Finiti is the one they consistently requested to play with time and time again. The machine has three twirling jets on top that send hundreds of bubbles into the air per minute, creating a truly magical experience that kids of any age will enjoy.

The two-piece design is easier to assemble and clean when compared to other bubble machines. It unscrews into two pieces, with space to add up to 20 ounces of bubble solution in the bottom reservoir (this amount should last you roughly an hour). A small bottle is included with your purchase. As the pieces are screwed together tightly, the Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine offers a completely leak-free experience. Use a garden hose or kitchen sink faucet to rinse out the remaining solution from the bottom and set it aside to air dry. Easy peasy.

The lightweight and portable design also better lends itself to little hands who want a bubble machine that goes where they do versus other bubble machines that are larger and have open reservoirs that spill easily. When it comes to durability, we (accidentally) dropped the bubble maker directly on the grass and pavers without any damage, much to my surprise.

The machine runs on four AA batteries (not included) and does not have an alternative power source. We tested this bubble machine for hours over the course of several weeks without having to replace the batteries. Although your mileage may vary, it's nice to know the bubble machine likely won’t burn through batteries like some other toys for kids do. One downside is that the bubble maker is only available at Walgreens for now and not widely available at other major retailers, so you’re limited as to where you can purchase it from.

But for a bubble machine blower your kids will never get bored of—and that you won’t mind having around—the Fubbles Fun-Finiti Bubble Machine is the one you want.

Pros

  • Easy to use for all ages

  • Lots of bubbles

  • Portable

Cons

  • None we could find

The Zerhunt Automatic Bubble Blower sits outside on a plastic table.
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With a high bubble output and multiple options for power, the Zerhunt Automatic Bubble Blower is our upgrade pick when it comes to the best bubble machines for kids.

Best Upgrade
Zerhunt Automatic Bubble Blower

If you are looking for the best bubble machine for a party, you’ve got to go with the Zerhunt Automatic Bubble Blower. It runs on batteries (not included) or you can plug it in using the included power cable, making it perfect for all-day birthday parties or an afternoon playdate. It also has a very large 12.5-ounce reservoir for bubble solution, which is above-average capacity for most tabletop bubble machines, also making it an ideal choice for a party or school event. There's also a sturdy handle around the middle that makes this lightweight bubble blower very portable.

It doesn’t come with a bubble solution but any store-bought solution will work just fine. It claims to blow over 4,800 bubbles a minute. While we can't vouch for the exact number, this bad boy has two speed settings and pumps out a large number of bubbles at a steady pace. Needless to say, the Zerhunt machine had no problem keeping my patio looking like an iridescent wonderland for my kids to waltz around in.

The solution is easy to dump in the bubble basin, and there are easy-to-see minimum and maximum fill marks to make sure you’ve added the right amount. The large reservoir also means it’s easier to clean than smaller machines, but it's not removable and therefore harder to clean than our No. 1 pick. The Zerhunt bubble blower only comes in black and white, so it doesn't look as fun or kid-friendly as other playful designs on our list like the Cocomelon Bubble Machine or the Paw Patrol Bubble Machine. But its neutral look is appealing for blending in at birthday parties, school events, weekend sports games, and other activities with kids where you need constant power for nonstop bubbles.

For a bubble maker with all of the bells and whistles, you've got to go with our Best Upgrade pick, the Zerhunt Automatic Bubble Blower.

Pros

  • Battery-operated or corded electric

  • Large reservoir

  • Portable

Cons

  • None we could find

How We Tested Bubble Machines for Kids

Bubble machines sitting on an outdoor table
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Part of our testing included setting the bubble machines up side-by-side to see how they all compare.

The Tester

My name is Rachel Murphy and I'm the home editor at Reviewed. While you can usually find me covering the latest smart home gadgets for Reviewed, I’m a mom of two who dabbles in testing gear for kids on occasions. With the help of my kids, ages 4 and 9 (we started testing when they were 3 and 8), I’ve tested everything from straw cups for toddlers and luxury diapers to subscription-based play kits for kids. With summer in full swing, my children were after me to find a bubble machine for our backyard. Not just any bubble machine, but one that blows a lot of bubbles at once. This is our quest to find the best bubble machine.

The Tests

For the tests, we set each bubble machine up side-by-side and also used each one independently over two weeks. The machines were tested outdoors in hot and humid Central Florida. After pouring in bubble solution, we tested each machine to see how long it ran before requiring more soapy mixture. We also tested each machine for ease of use, portability, the number of bubbles it blows per minute, the size of the reservoir, and how easy it was to clean. Finally, we took into account additional factors like how the machine gets power (batteries, corded electric, or both) and how easy it is to store.

What You Should Know About Bubble Machines for Kids

Selecting a Bubble Solution

Person pouring bubble solution into a bubble machine for kids
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We used bubble solution to test the bubble makers outside.

You’ve got options when it comes to selecting a solution for your bubble machine. Some models may come with a small bottle of single-use solution for you to try. For our tests, we used Target’s Sun Squad Bubble Solution if there was no bottle included with the machine. Many bubble solutions claim to be eco-friendly and/or nontoxic. You can find this information on the product page or directly on the item’s packaging to ensure you’re purchasing a safe solution. Making your own bubble blend is also an option when using a mixture of soap and water.

How to Use a Bubble Machine

In general, bubble machines are simple to use. You don’t need any special know-how or fancy tools. Most bubble machines require batteries to operate and those are not included with your purchase. To open up the battery compartment, you’ll likely need common household tools like a Phillips head or flathead screwdriver. Some machines may offer dual power options like corded electric and battery power, but it’s most common for bubble machines to run on batteries only.

The bubble solution is poured into the front reservoir of the machine. Then, turn the machine on and watch the bubbles begin to freely flow. How often you refill the solution will depend on the size of the machine’s reservoir. A reservoir that can hold around 5 ounces of solution typically lasts about 15 minutes before you’ll need to add in more. When you’re done, pour out the remaining bubble solution, if any, and wipe the inside of the machine as best you can with a wet rag to prevent the build up of soapy residue. Alternatively, you can pour water in the machine and rinse it that way.

Bubble Machines and Safety

A toddler carries a bubble machine through the yard.
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Some battery-operated machines are portable enough that toddlers, like my 3-year-old son, can easily move them around.

Many of the bubble machines in our guide are rated for ages 3 and up. Be sure to review the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommended usage before purchasing and using a bubble machine. Additionally, supervise young children when the bubble machine is in use, especially little ones who may be tempted to stick their fingers in the way of the spinning wands. If you’re looking for fun, motor-free alternatives to bubble machines for kids, we like this easy-to-use 3-piece bubble wand set that makes all kinds of large-sized bubbles that are perfect for popping.


Other Bubble Machines For Kids We Tested

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Little Kids Paw Patrol Blast Off Buddies

The show "Paw Patrol" follows Marshall, Skye, and the rest of the gang around as they work hard to save the day. Now your little one can get in on the adventures at home with the Little Kids Paw Patrol Blast Off Buddies Bubble Maker. The machine comes in two designs: Marshall and Skye. The no-spill design makes it easy for kids to run around and play with the Paw Patrol bubble makers without spilling solution everywhere.

This bubble machine is one of the smaller options in our guide, and therefore best for younger children who won’t mind the frequent need to refill the small basin with more bubble solution. Despite its small size, it is surprisingly easy to fill with solution using the included squeeze bottle. The machine comes with a 4-ounce bottle of bubble solution. On the downside, the small size makes it harder to clean than others in our guide.

The kids we tested with enjoyed hoisting Skye up into the air, pretending she was flying through the yard while spouting bubbles. Since this bubble maker doubles as a toy, it encourages more imaginative play than others we tested. Just don’t forget the three AAA batteries (not included) you need to turn it on.

This bubble maker is a great outdoor toy for kids ages 3 to 6 who can’t get enough of the show “Paw Patrol.”

Pros

  • Doubles as a toy

  • Easy to fill

  • Portable

Cons

  • Low bubble output

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WisToyz Bubble Machine

This is an ideal battery-operated bubble machine to take with you to the park, beach, or your next outside playdate because of its very small size. It’s extremely lightweight and fits right in the palm of your hand, and is therefore easy for your little one to pick up and move around.

The dog-inspired bubble maker has eight spinning wands that claim to blow more than 500 bubbles a minute. Overall, the blower puts out a decent amount of bubbles but the spinning wands move fairly slowly, so the bubbles aren’t as plentiful with this machine. However, the slow-moving wands make this machine a better pick for small children who may be tempted to stick their fingers in.

While the design bodes well mostly, it does hinder your ability to neatly pour in the solution. The bubble reservoir is very small (less than 4 ounces). Due to the tiny design of the machine, there’s just not enough space to easily pour in bubble solution without spilling. A large medicine dropper or small baster might work better than pouring directly from the solution bottle.

In short, this bubble maker is small, easy for kids to carry, and puts out an adequate amount of bubbles for the size. Just be prepared for a small mess when you add bubble solution.

Pros

  • Compact design

  • Includes solution and tools

Cons

  • Low bubble output

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Fubbles Bubble Blastin’ Automatic Party Machine

The Fubbles Bubble Blastin’ Automatic Party Machine doesn't mess around when it comes to pumping out a continuous stream of small bubbles. That was exactly our experience when using the bubble blower. It comes with a small bottle of bubble solution that can be poured directly into the basin. After about 10-15 minutes, you’ll need to add more bubble solution to the machine. It runs on four AA batteries, which are not included with your purchase.

While we like that this battery-operated bubble machine is lightweight and easy to carry, it does feel like it’s made from cheap plastic and might crack or break completely if it were to drop on the ground. It also only has one speed. Be careful when moving the machine when it’s full of the solution because it can spill back into the motor and potentially cause damage. However, if you’re looking for a portable, lightweight bubble maker for big kids, this could be a worthy investment.

Pros

  • Bubble solution included

  • Good stream of bubbles

  • Easy-pour reservoir design

Cons

  • Small reservoir

  • Feels flimsy

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Victostar Bubble Machine

We weren't sure what to expect from the Victostar Bubble Machine, but it delivered on blasting out lots of high-quality bubbles thanks to the 10 rotating bubble wands. We can’t tell you exactly how many, but Victorstar estimates it’s about 800 bubbles per minute. It's not our No. 1 pick because the spinning wands feel flimsy like they could easily break. Additionally, the basin for the solution is relatively small given the size of the machine. It only holds up to 5 ounces at a time, meaning you'll need to add more solution about every 15 minutes to keep the bubbles flowing.

We love the Victostar machine's robot-inspired design and the hook on the top, making the machine easy to carry. It comes with two bottles of bubble solution and runs on four AA batteries, which are not included. The machine works well at producing small bubbles in a timely fashion, but having to refill it multiple times an hour is a bit of a pain. Victostar claims the bubble machine is made from non-toxic, ABS plastic. Overall, if you’re looking for a unique robot design and don’t mind only being tied to one bubble speed, the Victostar Bubble Machine is a viable choice for the price.

Pros

  • Cute design

  • Good bubble output

  • Bubble solution included

Cons

  • Small reservoir

  • Bubble wands feel flimsy

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Cocomelon Musical No Spill Bubble Maker

"Cocomelon," the hit Netflix show for kids, is everywhere these days—even bubble makers. The Cocomelon Bubble Machine can blow bubbles and play songs from the show, entracing kids who can’t get enough of the catchy bops. The machine also works in bubble-only mode, for those times when you don’t want to listen to another “Cocomelon” song. The songs, which cycle through the same variety, are loud enough to hear when you’re sitting closeby, and are at a just-right volume for little ears (there are no volume controls).

The bubble maker is downright adorable, but it’s smaller than most other bubble machines in our guide and has a lower bubble output. Because it’s on the small side, it’s tricky to pour solution into the reservoir without spilling it. A funnel would remedy this problem, but it’s an extra step we don’t want to go through to use a bubble machine. Especially considering that the reservoir only holds 3.38-ounces of solution, so it won’t be long before you need to repeat the process. Pouring the solution in was the messiest part of the Cocomelon bubble maker. For these reasons, this bubble machine ranked lower down in our list. Once fully assembled, the machine did not leak or spill.

That said, the small size is ideal for babies, who will likely be transfixed by the combination of bubbles and music coming from the pint-sized plastic watermelon. It’s also an ideal size for young toddlers to enjoy, but the older kids we tested with, ages 4 and 9, lost interest quickly. (Of note, the manufacturer's recommended age range is 3 and up.)

The bubble maker comes with a 4-ounce bottle of solution, but it does not come with the three AA batteries you need to power it. Despite its small capacity, the Cocomelon Bubble Machine will surely delight the Cocomelon-obsessed kids in your life with a soap-filled, sing-a-long experience.

Pros

  • Plays songs

  • Kid-friendly design

  • Portable

Cons

  • Small basin

  • Messy to fill

  • Low bubble output

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KidzLane Bubble Machine

If you’re looking for a bubble machine with a cheerful design, then the KidzLane Bubble Machine is worth a look. It’s bright and colorful, sturdy and durable, and holds about 6 ounces of bubble solution. You can pour the solution directly into the dolphin’s mouth, which was great fun for my kids who enjoyed “feeding” the sea life-shaped bubble maker.

It features 10 spinning wands that blow a consistent stream of small bubbles. On some occasions, the bubbles would cling to the front of the machine, creating a messy backup. It has a no-tip design to keep it stable and has a large, 8-ounce reservoir for the bubble solution. You'll need six AA batteries (not included) to power the machine. Overall, this machine works well and features a sturdy (and adorable) design, but it requires more batteries than other bubble machines and can be messy to use.

Pros

  • Attractive, no-tip design

  • Well-built

  • Bubble solution included

Cons

  • Requires six batteries

  • Bubbles clump up

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Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane Bubble Machine

The name “Gazillion Bubbles” machine did not live up to its namesake during our tests. The machine only has one speed and the wands move very slowly, resulting in very few bubbles blowing from the machine. Unfortunately, the machine also leaked during use. We also found it more challenging to install the batteries on this machine versus others in our guide.

While it doesn’t excel at its most basic bubble-blowing function, there are a couple of pros here. It comes with one small bottle of bubble solution, and the tank is one of the easiest to fill. We also like that the battery pack is located on the top of the machine, where it’s less likely to get wet from spills. But overall, this machine feels flimsy and didn’t perform well during our tests. Unless you’re dead set on buying from the Gazillion Bubbles brand, you’re better off selecting a different bubble machine in our guide.

Pros

  • Easy-pour design

  • Includes bubble solution

Cons

  • Slow

  • Blows few bubbles

Meet the tester

Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy

Senior Staff Writer

@rachel_murphy

Rachel Murphy covers smart home for Reviewed. She lives in an actual smart home home full of smart plugs, smart lights, and smart speakers equipped with voice assistants Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. Murphy holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Florida and has over a decade of experience reporting and writing. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Business Insider, Mashable, Elite Daily, and other major publications. Prior to her work in online journalism, Murphy worked as an associate editorial producer for ABC News' Good Morning America in New York City.

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