You don’t have to be a kid to be enthralled with these little balls of soap and water. No matter who you are or where you come from everyone has memories of watching bubbles floating through the air.
So what is it that inspires such love?
One is the delicate nature of a bubbles design – to watch as the bubble struggles to maintain its shape before bursting.
Two would be the rainbows – the stream of color anywhere else appear as a surprise in nature but form so easily on the curves of a bubble.
And finally, there is the flying – gliding on air is something that always fascinates humans.
Now, when it comes to bubbles, you don’t even have to go old school with a bottle and wand. Today's kids are hard to impress, but toy companies are keeping pace.
Mattel may have hit the trifecta with bubbles, mermaids and Barbie® with the Barbie® Bubble-tastic Mermaid™ Doll.
In this you-may-have-to-pry-it-out-of-your-sleeping-girl’s-hands perfect summer toy, they have taken the mystical element of mermaids, the love of Barbie® and thrown in the, even more, magical charm of bubbles and combined it all into one doll.
It is proof of the lure of the bubble when it can hold its own against mermaids and Barbie®.
For each child, it must be like true magic to watch water turn into an orb and float away right before her eyes.