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17 Toys that Change Color in Water

Baby in bathtub with color-changing toys.

In the eyes of a child, there’s nothing more magically mind-bending than watching something change from one color to another. With these 17 toys that change color in the water, that ‘Parent of The Year’ award will be yours for the taking faster than you can say, abracadabra!

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1. Hot Wheels Color Shifters

Hot Wheels 5 Car Pack Color Changing Toy Cars Use Warm and Cold Water For Transformation 1:64 Scale Ages 3 and Older Compatible

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First up, we have Hot Wheels Color Shifters. The five 1:64 scale cars that come in a pack look like ordinary Hot Wheel cars, but when you dip them in warm water, they change color completely. A flaming hot orange vehicle will turn into a sleek white speed machine in front of your very eyes!  

Do you have dippers regret and prefer the color that they were before? Dip them in cold water, and the color will revert to normal. Science!

Hot Wheels City Car Wash and Giant Gator

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Another fantastic feature of Hot Wheels Color Shifters is that they’re compatible with other Hot Wheels products like the Gator Car Wash. These color-changing cars are suitable for children of all genders aged 3 to 7 years

2. Kidpar Play Kitchen Sink Toy

KIDPAR 38 Pcs Color Changing Kitchen Play Sink Toys for Kids,Toddler Electric Dishwasher with Auto Running Water Cycle System,Cutting Food,Chef’s Apron,House Pretend Role Play Toys for Boys Girls

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Do you have a happy helper at home who loves watching you do the dishes but gets frustrated that they’re too little to join? Or maybe your child is a budding chef who is keen to spend as much time in the kitchen as they can? Then the Kidpar Play Kitchen Sink Toy is perfect for them!

This 38-piece kitchen set is interactive, entertaining, and it helps encourage proper kitchen hygiene and safe food preparation. Thanks to the automatic water cycle system, your child can wash their hands, clean the included fruits and vegetables, and scrub some dishes.

Where’s the color-changing aspect, you may be asking. When exposed to water 95°F, the crockery and cutlery included changes from a grimy gray color to a sparkling stark white – emulating the idea of washing dirty dishes until they’re visibly clean.

This wonderful toy is appropriate for children aged three years and up.

3. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Mermal Magic Underwater Aquarium

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles, Mermal Magic Underwater Aquarium with 8 Exclusive, for Kids Aged 5 and Up, Amazon Exclusive

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If your child is obsessed with watching Hatchimals on Netflix, they’ll be even more obsessed with the real deal. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Mermal Magic Underwater Aquarium brings eight of your child’s favorite Mermals from season 5 to life!

To reveal which Mermal they’ve got, your child will need to rub on the heart of the egg until it turns from pink to purple before cracking it open. But this isn’t all the color-changing that happens with these little critters!

Fill the included Hatchtopian Sea aquarium with warm water, dip the Mermals in and watch them change color. When you remove the Mermals from the water, they return to their standard color.

Their mermaid tails change from pink to orange, orange to yellow, or purple to pink. These adorable CollEggtibles are suitable for children aged 5 to 7 years.     

4. Munchkin ColorMix Fish

Munchkin ColorMix Fish, Color Changing Bath Toy

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Next up, we have a color-changing toy that is more appropriate for tiny humans. This set of three Munchkin ColorMix Fish will help make bath time a time of fun, learning, and sensory stimulation.

When these little fishies go swimming in warm soapy water, they change color! The green fish turns yellow, the blue fish turns white, and the orange fish turns yellow. The best part about these color-changing fish is that their click n play design means your little one can mix and match the fish parts for even more fun!

These three little fish are suitable for children aged 6 to 12 months old.   

5. PlayMonster Kid O Color-Changing Origami Boats

PlayMonster Kid O Color-Changing Origami Boats Bath Toy Set , Blue, Pink, Green

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What is more adorable than origami boats? Color-changing origami boats! When the three little ships in this Play Monster Kid O Color-Changing Origami Boats set are exposed to warm water, the color of their hulls changes.

The origami-style boats turn from black to blue, green to yellow, and purple to pink. Color-changing properties aside, these boats double as a water scooper so your little one can splash away while being enthralled by the changing colors. 

This unique color-changing set of toys is suitable for children aged 1 to 4 years old.

6. LOL Surprise Color Change Dolls

LOL Surprise Color Change Dolls with 7 Surprises Including Outfit and Accessories for Collectible Doll Toy

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If your child watches YouTubers like Roma and Diana or Cookie Swirl C, they’ll be familiar with LOL Surprise Color Change Dolls. These dolls have gone viral many times because of their interactive packaging, collectible nature, and color-changing design.

Once you’ve opened the doll and the seven surprises that come with her, submerge the doll in water to witness her change color. Depending on which one of the 12 Color Change LOL Doll you get, cold water, warm water, or both will activate its color-changing ability.

Adding to the surprise element of these dolls is that you don’t know what part of them changes color. In some, their hair changes color, in others, it’s their clothing, and in a few, it’s their eye color. The ball it comes inside of changes color too.

For each of the 12 Color Change LOL Dolls, there’s a matching Color Change Pet and a Color Change Lil Sister, so the opportunity for collectors is humungous. These dolls are suitable for children between the ages of 4 and 14 years old.  

7. Adora Mermaid Plush Doll with Color Changing Tail

Adora Mermaid Plush Doll with Color Changing Tail - 10 inch Coral, 22013

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Now here’s a toy unlike any other on this list; a plushy! The Adora Mermaid Plush Doll looks like any other doll that you’ll find in your child’s toy box or on their bed. Until she gets wet, that is!

When the plushy is placed in warm water, her tail changes color and reveals a beautiful pattern! Aqua’s tail turns from black to baby blue and displays a scene of flower-picking dolphins swimming in the ocean. Coral’s tail turns from black to purple and reveals an underwater seascape. Ariel’s tail turns from black to blue and shows a peaceful ocean scene.

The plushy mermaid’s tail turns back to black when it dries. This adorable toy is suitable for children aged one year and older.

8. Disney Pixar Cars Color Changers

Disney Pixar Cars Color Changers Lightning McQueen, Mater & Jackson Storm 3-Pack, Gift for Kids Age 3 Years and Older

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Is your child a big fan of the Disney Pixar film franchise Cars? If so, then they’ll love the Disney Pixar Cars Color Changers collection. While you can buy most Cars characters individually, we love this set of three in particular.

Are they bored of the standard paint job featured on Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Jackson Storm? A quick dip in warm water is like a trip to the body shop! Lightning turns from red to bright yellow, Mater turns from navy blue to aquamarine, and Jackson changes from black to electric blue.

Are they bored of their new paint jobs? Dunk them in cold water, and they’ll change back to their regular colors.

Disney Pixar Cars Color Change Dinoco Car Wash Playset with Pitty and Exclusive Lightning McQueen Vehicle, Interactive Water Play Toy for Kids Age 4 Years and Older

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The perfect accompanying toy to go along with the Colors Changers is the Dinoco Car Wash which will save you from filling up a bucket with warm water. These toys are suitable for children between the ages of 4 and 8 years old

9. Fisher-Price Color Changin’ Treats Tea Set

Fisher-Price Color Changin' Treats Tea Set

Does your child love to host tea parties for their friends – real and imaginary – and family? Help them elevate their tea party game and become the host with the most with the help of the Fisher-Price Color Changin’ Treats Tea Set.  

This 15-piece set comes with a teapot and lid, three teacups and saucers, three spoons, a serving plate, and three color-changing cookies! Dip the cookies in ice water and watch as they change color.

Each cookie turns from blue to purple, yellow to green, and purple to pink. This interactive tea party set is ideal for children between 2 and 3 years old.

10. Breyers Horses Lucky Acres Color Changing Bath Toy

Breyer Horses Color Changing Bath Toy | Luna The Unicorn | Purple / Pink / White with Surprise Blue Color | 8.5" x 7" | Unicorn Toy | Ages 3+ | Model #7233, Purple, White, Pink

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If your child loves horses AND color-changing toys, you’re in luck with Breyers Horses Lucky Acres Color Changing Bath Toy collection. Each horse comes with a mane and tail brush as well as an atomizer spray bottle.

Use the included atomizer spray bottle to reveal the color-changing magic! Each hand-painted horse’s mane, tail, and markings change color when wet with warm or cold water.  

You can choose between Ballerina Horse, who changes from brown to pink, Jasmine Horse, who transforms from pink to white, Ella Horse, who changes from purple to pink, or Luna Unicorn, who transforms from purple, pink, and white to blue.

All of the 1:9 scale horses (and Luna!) return to their standard color when they dry. These color-changing horses are suitable for children aged three years and older.  

11. ThinkMax Super Cool Water Gun and Vest

Shooting Game Toys for Kids and Adults, 2 Pack Water Guns with Color Changing Vest, Boys Girls Super Squirt Guns Water Soaker for Summer Swimming Pool Beach Outdoor Water Fights Party

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If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to play with your child, get them active, and witness the joy of color-changing magic in person, the ThinkMax Super Cool Water Gun and Vest has everything you need. 

This set comes with two water guns and two color-changing body vests – one for you and one for your child! The guns have a maximum range of 32 feet, and a 570ml water reservoir ensures that the water fight fun lasts for hours. 

But what’s truly special about this toy set are the color-changing body vests that accompany the guns. Each vest has five targets on it which, when shot at with cold water from the water gun, change from white to red and reveal the score of each shot.

The vests dry in about 10 minutes, and as they dry, the red coloration fades back to white so that you can enjoy many shooting rounds. While this fun toy is advertised for children aged three months and up, we recommend that you only give it to your child if they are five years or older.   

12. Barbie Color Reveal Doll

Barbie Color Reveal Doll with 7 Surprises [Styles May Vary]: 4 Mystery Bags; Water Reveals Doll’s Look & Color Change on Bodice & Hair; Shimmer Series; Gift for Kids 3 Years Old & Up

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If your little one is mad for Barbie dolls, they’ll love the Barbie Color Reveal Doll. The doll arrives completely covered in metallic pink paint, so your child will have no idea who they’ve got until they get their science on!

Use the packaging tube that the Barbie comes in as a beaker and fill it with warm water. Place the doll inside the tube, swirl her around for a minute or two, and watch as the water becomes a pink, murky mess. When you pull the doll out, all the pink paint will be gone, and her true identity will be revealed!   

But that’s not all the wonderful water-changing magic that this Barbie brings with her. Dip the doll in ice-cold water, and her lips will change color, and a secret pattern will appear on her bodice! A splash of warm water will transform your Barbie back to her original state.

This doll is suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 7 years.

13. Barbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Magic Mermaid Doll

Barbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Magic Mermaid Doll with Rainbow Hair and Water-Activated Color Change Feature, Gift for 3 to 7 Year Olds , Blond

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Barbie – or rather Mattel – sure knows a thing or two about creating color-changing dolls. This time around, it’s the Barbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Magic Mermaid Doll that will provide big wows for your little one.

This Barbie doll boasts neon-bright hair with a matching tail and bodice to boot, but when you place her in warm water, her colors change from neon shades to subtle pastel hues. When you’re ready for more vibrancy, dip her in ice-cold water to bring the bright colors back.

This magical mermaid doll is suitable for children aged 3 to 7 years old.

14. Rub a Dub Dirty Dog

Alex Rub a Dub Dirty Dogs Kids Bath Activity

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Is your baby barking mad for dogs? Then you can’t go wrong with a Rub a Dub Dirty Dog! Not only is this adorable toy fun to play with, but it also teaches your child about responsible pet grooming.

This set of three mucky pups arrives looking a little worse for wear. But with a little warm water and a lot of love, the unsightly brown splotches of mud disappear, revealing the doggo’s true colors.

Much like real dogs, the moment these rubber pups dry, the dirt comes back – resulting in endless bath time entertainment. This trio of dirty dogs is suitable for children who are six months or older

15. My Little Pony Rainbow Tail Surprise

My Little Pony Toy Rainbow Tail Surprise -- Collection Pack of 6 3" Pony Figures with Color-Change Features, Kids Ages 3 Years Old & Up

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MLP lovers rejoice because here’s a color-changing My Little Pony Rainbow Tail Surprise toy that your little one will love! At a glance, these six ponies (Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Rarity) look perfectly normal – minus the fact that they each have a colorless tail!

Until the tails are dipped in cold water, that is, then each of them changes color. Applejack’s tail turns from white to green and orange, Pinkie Pie’s turns from white to pink and yellow, Rainbow Dash’s turns from white to rainbow, Fluttershy’s turns from white to pink, Twilight Sparkle’s turns from white to pink and purple, and Rarity’s tail turns from white to purple.

Once the ponies dry, their tails turn back to white. This 6-piece set of toys is suitable for children aged three years and up.

16. Adora Baby Doll Magic Feeding Set

Adora Baby Doll Accessories Magic Feeding Set - Magic Plate, Magic Baby Doll Bottle with Milk, Bib, Fork & Spoon

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If your child loves playing with baby dolls, the Adora Baby Doll Magic Feeding Set will take their play to a whole new level, all the while nurturing their nurturing side.  This 5-piece set comes with a fork, a spoon, a magic disappearing milk bottle, a bib, and a feeding plate.

Wait, isn’t this article all about color-changing toys? It sure is! When you add a splash of cold water, the seemingly empty feeding plate changes from white to a colorful blend of mac & cheese, fresh strawberries, and a healthy serving of peas and carrots.

This adorable doll feeding set is appropriate for children aged 24 months to 14 years.

17. Monster Jam Reveal The Steel Monster Trucks

Monster Jam, Official Reveal The Steel 4-Pack of Color-Changing Die-Cast Monster Trucks, 1:64 Scale (6058463)

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Last but definitely not least is the Monster Jam Reveal The Steel Monster Trucks set. As you would expect, the four 1:64 scale monster trucks that come in this set are rough and tough, mean, speed machines.

A dunk in warm water will strip the yellow, green, black, and blue from these monster trucks and reveal the silver-gray steel skeleton underneath! Once you’re finished basking in their beauty, dip them in cold water to change them back to their original glory.

These color-changing monster trucks are suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.   

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