Disclaimer: We were provided samples of ZURU’s Bunch O Balloons and the Bunch O Balloons Filler/Soakers for the purposes of this review. All opinions – including exclamations of joy and surprise and shouts of “You missed me!” – are our own.
I have never tried making traditional water balloons before because, frankly, it looks like a lot of work. Also, I am clumsy and would most likely soak myself more than anything else.
I first heard about Bunch O Balloons last summer. They are the super-cool, biodegradable, self-tying water balloons that you attach to a hose and fill up in SECONDS. I thought they looked like a lot of fun and that my kids would enjoy them.
But we had never tried them because we didn’t have a hose to fill them. Well, we have a hose, but our outdoor tap’s pipe burst a couple of winters ago and we haven’t gotten around to fixing it. (Procrastination is my middle name.) So, no sprinklers, no pressure washing, and no Bunch O Balloons for us.
Bunch O Balloons now has an awesome Filler/Soaker that lets you fill up water balloons without a hose.
The Filler/Soaker is just what you need to take water balloons on the go – or if , like us, you don’t have access to a hose at home. It also won the Australian Toy Association’s Toy of the Year in 2016. See?
All you need is a pool, lake, or (like we had) a big bucket of water.
There is a little valve on the bottom of the Filler/Soaker that draws the water in, and then you pump it into the balloons. So easy.
Once inflated, you just take the balloons off the little straws and you are ready for all the running around, balloon-tossing, sneak-attacking action you can handle.
Judging by the laughter and these smiles, it’s pretty clear my kids had a blast with Bunch O Balloons.
The balloons come with a little guide to let you know how much to inflate them.
We worried about over-filling them at first and didn’t put enough water in them. We noticed that if they weren’t filled enough, the balloons sometimes bounced or hurt when they landed. When we filled them up more, it was much better. So don’t be shy about filling them up! We had a few balloons that didn’t inflate and a couple that burst as we were filling them, but nothing exorbitant.
Once we finished with the water balloons, the boys had a great time using the Filler/Soakers on their own. They put out an impressive stream of water!
We made time to pick up the little pieces of balloon scattered around the back yard, but we got the boys involved and it didn’t take very long. Although we chose to pick the pieces up, according to the manufacturer, the balloons are biodegradable and will dissolve on their own.
Such a refreshing summer activity that I know we will enjoy again and again.
What is your family’s favourite summertime water activity?