I cannot get over how a simple, timeless activity like blowing bubbles continues to entertain my daughter for hours. Each day we go to the park to see how big a bubble she can blow with her trusty plastic wand, and in the process she gets her hands covered in the soapy solution.

Then, I came across Little Kids' Squeeze 'n Blow Pop-Up Bubbles ($3). The bottle's unique design allows children to squeeze the bottle, revealing the ubiquitous wand that is already coated in soapy water. With a little puff of air, it produces tons of beautiful bubbles, and keeps my lil one's hands clean. Available in Dora, Diego, Backyardigans, car and fairy varieties, there is sure to be one that catches your wee one's eye. And, the bottles can be refilled with your own bubble solution.