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How To Make Squishies

This is our handy guide to get started if you are planning making squishies and want to know how to make squishies or what squishies are made of!

Squishies are usually made of foam to get that super soft and squeezable texture. But did you know that you can make squishies by yourself too? They can also be made at home with several different techniques and materials, like memory foam, sponge, fiber fill, or duct tape. By making your squishies yourself you can shape and decorate them any way you want; use paint, markers, stickers, or glitter, and make your dream squishy come to life! Making squishies is a fun hobby and a great way to spend time with your friends and family!

For inspiration, watch this super cool video of one of the biggest homemade squishy collections:

Here we have collected some tutorials and guides how to make homemade squishies yourself! Remember to always carefully follow the instructions and ask your parents help with more difficult squishy-making processes. Safety is the number one rule in the squishy world!


Memory Foam

Memory foam is one of the most popular and easy materials to make squishies from. It is so soft and slow-rising, making it the perfect material for squishy crafting! Here’s an easy tutorial how to make your own DIY memory foam watermelon squishy:


Re-decorate Old Squishies

If you don’t want to make a new squishy from scratch, you can do makeover for your old squishies! It’s super fun way to make your squishies look and feel like brand new ones. Get inspired how to re-decorate your squishies:


From Other Materials

If you want to try something different you can always explore more imaginative materials to make squishies from! See here how to make a panda bun squishy with a kitchen sponge and duct tape:

If you are more of an artist, you can even draw your squishy on paper and then bring it to life with a plastic bag and some crafting! Check out the tutorial video here:


More DIY Squishy Inspiration

If you want to explore more homemade squishies and squishy re-decorations, check out this list of our favorite DIY squishy Instagram accounts:


We hope that this article helped you learn the basics about how to make squishies! Please tell us if you have anything to add.