Minnie Bow Maker for iPhone and iPad review

Minnie Bow Maker is a fun app for little kids where they get to be involved in Minnie's Bow-Tique from the Minnie Mouse Bow-Toons series on Disney Junior. It features three stories, a bow maker, and a runway show to show off the bows made by your kids.

Minnie Bow Maker includes a story about Daisy getting ready for a picnic with Donald, a tale of Millie and Melody preparing for a party, and a quest to help Cuckoo-Loca perform at her concert. In each story, you get to use Minnie's bow maker to create the perfect bow for the occasion.

If you want to make a bow without a story, you can jump right into the bow maker and design a bow for yourself or Minnie. If you make it for yourself, you get the choose (or take) a photo and put the bow on yourself.

Once you've read all the stories, you can show off all the bows you've designed in the Big Bow Show, a runway fashion show that features your bows!

The good

  • Three all-new stories inspired by the Minnie’s Bow-Toons series
  • Play with lots of possible Bow-Maker customizations
  • Personalize your own photo and share it with your friends
  • Enjoy a 3D Bow-Show featuring your creations
  • Features music and voices from Minnie’s Bow-Toons
  • Uses famous phrases from the show, like "there's no business like bow business!"

The bad

  • Pause between scenes in stories is a bit long
  • Most graphics aren't Retina
  • Does not support iPhone 5's larger display

The bottom line

If you have a little boy or girl who loves Minnie Mouse and has an interest in fashion, then Minnie Bow Maker is sure to be a big hit.

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.