Wonki Wands is handheld string contraption that lets kids of all ages make giant bubbles up to 40 feet long and 4 feet wide. It basically consists of two plastic wands joined by string, that according to the creators, when dipped in to the special Super Giant Bubble Sauce and held in the air, will “blow” giant bubbles. Ooooh!!
Wonki Wands was created by Wonki Toys, aka Dee and Roger, an older couple who live in Spanish Fork, Utah. According to Dee, she bought a giant bubble-making device at a local fair but was disappointed how it worked later at home. Roger says he modified that design and together they ran a successful Kickstarter campaign where they raised a little over $12,000 to start their new toy business.
The Wonki Wands Pitch
This product is targeting families who are looking for a fun, creative way for their kids to play and interact outside. The sing-songy commercial show adults and kids having the time of their lives making giant colorful bubbles in beautiful outdoor settings.
How Wonki Wands Works
Wonki Wands basically consists of a pair of glitter-covered wands (Green, Pink, Blue, or Purple) using lobster-claw swivels and 3 strings forming a triangle with a small weight at the bottom; they state this Wonki Wands design is patent pending. To use Wonki Wands, they suggest you choose a day that’s not too hot or too cold, between 35 and 85 degrees.
Then, pour the Super Giant Bubble Sauce into a bucket or flat container – they caution it won’t work with regular bubble liquid; unfurl your Wonki Wands and dip them into the solution. Slowly lift it out and pull the wands apart, so the strings make a giant “smile.” The wind will act as your lips and create a giant bubble membrane – when it gets to the size of your choice, close the wand together to release into the world.
Buying Wonki Wands Will Cost You:
$16.95 if you buy 1 set of Wonki Wands and 16 oz bottle of Sauce ($10 plus $6.95 P&H) or $23.95 for 2 and $43.90 for a set of 4. A gallon of Sauce runs you $30.90. They state that 16 oz. of Sauce allows for one hour of continuous bubble-making.
You have 30 days to try and if you and your family aren’t making gigantic bubbles like was promised, return for purchase price but not any of the P&H.
Bottom Line: Is Wonki Wands a Scam?
Dee and Roger seem like very nice people who are passionate about their product. The general online buzz about this new company is positive if not downright giddy. Although some of these reviews are from affiliate-type blogs, it is clear that people love making or watching giant bubbles fill the air. (There are a few complaints from disappointed consumers who said the bubbles made by Wonki Wands popped immediately or it did not work at all.)
And, we hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but It should be pointed out that a tri-string bubble maker is not a new invention; Dee and Roger mention this in their Kickstarter campaign but not on Wonki Wands website. In fact, there are many websites that show you how you can make one with a few sticks and string and even how to make guar-based bubble juice for the giant bubbles.
Does that mean it’s a scam? Not necessarily, as they claim to have modified the device (with the swivel lobster-claws for one, which they state helps prevent tangling) and set it up for mass production.
If you are the handy type, however, you might want to consider one of the DIY solutions listed above first as a fun project for you and the kids – after all, isn’t playing with your children what this product is all about? If that doesn’t satisfy, you should perhaps consider giving Wonki Wands a chance.
What do you think? Did you buy Wonki Wands or did you make one yourself? Let us know below!