We do not know who blew the first soap bubble, but they appeared in Flemish paintings during the 17th century. Then during the 1940s an American manufacturer marketed the first bubble solution, and bubbles have been popular ever since. Today's varieties are completely non-toxic and safe, and they are one of the cleanest toys around! New multi-bubble machines make millions of bubbles possible, while simple and inespensive wands can now create huge bubbles. Popular party and wedding favors, bubbles make for clean fun for both children and adults.