As summer approaches, you may be in the market for preschool graduation gifts or affordable outdoor toys to keep the little ones busy at barbecues and birthday parties. Bubbles are always a hit with young kids and Sunny Days Entertainment is making the warm weather staple even more summer with the Maxx Bubbles Dancing Crab Bubble Machine.

Recommended for kids ages 3 and up, this toy comes with the bubble machine and 4 ounces of bubble solution. Parents just need to add batteries and pour some of the solution into the blue crab’s upturned claws for an instant party. When kids press the button on the crab’s back, the crab’s legs will start dancing across the ground and bubbles will stream continuously from its mouth. The crab will move side to side while playing music and bubbling sound effects.

The crab moves quickly and runs well on hard surfaces, like concrete or flat patios rather than fluffy carpets, so it’s perfect to bring outside. The crab automatically avoids obstacles, so parents don’t have to worry about it ramming into kids’ legs or stepping on anyone’s toes. It may lightly bump into something and then it will just scurry away in another direction, keeping kids active as they chase after the dancing crab and the floating bubbles. It’s better to play with it in spacious areas instead of confined spaces because this crab loves to run!

If bubbles build up on the crab’s mouth, parents can take a napkin or cloth and just wipe them away to keep the stream of bubbles flowing. When the included bubble solution runs out, parents can simply replace it with more (sold separately), but the crab also works without bubbles. It will still dance around and play music either way.

The next time your preschooler is feeling crabby, grab a Dancing Crab Bubble Machine to put a smile on their face.


This self-walking crab bubble machine moves side-to-side on its eight moving legs. Listen to fun underwater music as the machine dances back and forth, emitting a continuous stream of bubbles blowing from its mouth. The machine comes with a 4-oz bottle of bubble solution.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $19.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.