Blow up this big, 8-foot long x 2-foot dia, solar balloon on a sunny day and then sit there, maybe enjoying a refreshing beverage, and watch while the sun heats up the black surface and the air inside expands and becomes lighter than the surrounding atmosphere and the whole thing rises like your hopes for a bright future. Includes a 20-foot cord to keep it in check. Works best on a cool but bright day. Don't we all.
Dirt-cheap fun for the kids--at home and at school. Attach the (3) 5-1/2" long plastic blades to the whistling nozzle, blow up the little balloon and watch the world's cheapest helicopter fly away. Paul says it demonstrates Newton's third law, but he says a lot things. Great for classroom demos. Paul not included.
We love these! You're going to love these! Your kids are going to love these! Hundreds of clear marble-sized bubbles can cover the floor, cling to the sides of furniture, land on your arm. They float enchantingly, rising on air currents you can't even feel. After a few seconds, the bubbles are hard enough to catch or stack. Some will still be perched in out-of-the-way spots a day later. Touchabubbles goop, thicker than the bubble-blowing liquid you're familiar with, comes in a 4" plastic test tube with a wand built into the cap, and a clip on the side so you can carry it in a shirt pocket. The goop is nontoxic, but it tastes really bad, and you probably won't want these landing on expensive tabletops, so kids under 8 should have adult help with them. They should be sharing the fun anyway!
Pre-roasted and inflatable. Lets you serve pizza or General Tso's chicken on holidays without sacrificing a lovely traditional table presentation. Measures 16" x 8" when blown up, which is from the neck end so you won't be embarrassed doing it. Bonus: it's from our Stuff To Stick In The Refrigerator series, so you'll be ready with a quick practical joke at a moments notice.
It's the Pteranodon Terror! balloon according to the packaging, but frankly it looks more like an irate cucumber to us. Awfully nice though. Made of a heavy plastic, it's 24" long x approx 2-1/2" dia and includes a filling straw and a 3-part tailfin sleeve for a ballast.
Blow 'em up and stick your regular, non-inflatable feet inside these 6" wide x 15" long skeleton feet and you'll be creepy from the ankles down. One size fits all, including kids, and pay no attention to that "They Squeak!!" on the box, because these are the non-squeaking surplus versions. Still snazzy, though.
Inflate this rubber manta ray and he bulges in the middle. Squeeze him (or her--who can tell with a ray?) on top of the head and he’s a squirt gun (squirt-ray) who shoots water out of the blow hole in front. Black on top with a grayish belly. Measures 20” across x 12-1/2” snout to tail and just creepy enough to scare mothers if you leave him on the kitchen floor.
The Internets machine says the horned lizard is “not considered one of the all-time best lizard pets,” so if your mother won’t let you have one, we recommend this 6” long version in authentically colored polyresin. Sits there splayed out on its lizard belly staring semi-lovingly at you, but needing no aquarium, water or harvester ant dinners.
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