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.

  • My niece will love this. She went crazy for the Easter app that you guys reviewed. This will send her over the top! Thanks for the review.
  • I really think this app is simply...trying to hard? Trying to glorify making a bow seems odd. Just make it a normal camera app that allows you to customize bows. I simply do not see the need to pay $4.00 for an app that you can find elsewhere for either free for .99 that does the same thing, make custom artwork..possibly bows.
  • You don't have young toddler age girls in your household I take it.
  • Nopers. :X
  • Lol. Elsewhere isn't Minnie Mouse. This app is all about it being Minnie Mouse and her signature "Bow-Tique". Minnie Mouse has a bow show on Disney Junior.
  • Only one that's "trying to hard" is you by commenting on every article they put up.....I won't even get into how far off that comment was in terms of the app & it's targeted demographic.
    I'm sorry, your comments just annoy the fck out of me & had to vent. I would just ignore, but kinda hard when you're in every damn comment thread.
  • I'm terribly sorry I bothered you with my comment. While I was off on the demographic, I wasn't on the price or that other apps most likely allow the same thing. I'm simply being active on one of my favorite news sites. The price shouldn't be $3.99. This is my opinion! Will people disagree? Obviously. Not everyone thinks like me. I'm not naive. Remember, the button says 'Submit Comment,' so I submitted my comment (opinion) on the information provided in this post. Get off your high horse. I'm sure you've made some comments that bothered someone else.
  • My daughter that is almost 3 years old, love this app! she cant stop playing with it.
  • Being the price WAY down and we'll be using this while we wait in lines at Disney World.
  • Wow, The App is so Cute, Perfect for my Baby Cousin! Gonna Download it!