My kids have been asking me how to make homemade squishies for ages.. and not just any hold homemade squishies but SLOW RISING Homeamde Squishies. Ha. And oh.. not just homemade squishies that are slow rising.. but also that are easy (and of course) inexpensive to make. Ha. Not asking for much.. are they. So I decided to investigate what different types of DIY SqushieIdeas are out there. The answer, if I am honest is not so straight forward, but DIY squihies ARE possible, providing you are willing to compromise.

How to make Homemade Squishies that are Slow Rising. Learn how to make a Squshie with paper, with foam, without foam, above all Easy Squishie DIY!

How to make Homemade Squishies that are Slow Rising

On my site.. by far the most popular homemade squishy craft is the PAPER Squishy. Of course, it isn’t anywhere near as exciting as a shop bought one.. however, the videos have been watched 100,000s of times between them and I know many a child who has made them and enjoyed both the process and the result. And they most definitely fall into the thrifty category..

We have also had great success recycling candy wrappers and crisp packets. They are super fun to make.. only take minutes.. look realistic and are a fun way to recycle! So do watch out for those homemade squishies.

Many bloggers and vloggers have had a go at making squishies from sponges (nice and cheap) as well as rising memory foam (a bit more expensive). These types of squishies require a little more dexterity as you essentially SCULPT your spong/ foam into shape.

Finally, you can buy specialist Squishy making kits on Amazon – I haven’t tried these, but they do look fun and would maybe make a great gift!

Enough now.. let’s take a look!

How to make a Squishy from Paper

As mentioned above, the Paper Squishies are the most popular among my “YouTube Kids” as you are literally able to create any design that you wish. I have created a Santa Squishy Printable as well as a Panda Suiqshy Printable for those interested!

Stock up on nice paper in different colours and yourself a stash of TAPE (US/ UK)

  • Emoji Paper Squishies – Red Ted Art
  • Paper Santa Squishy Toy – Red Ted Art
  • Panda Paper Squishy DIY – Red Ted Art

How to make a Squishy from Foam or Sponges

Many bloggers and vloggers have had a go at making squishies from sponges (nice and cheap) as well as rising memory foam (a bit more expensive). These types of squishies require a little more dexterity as you essentially SCULPT your spong/ foam into shape.

  • DIY Squishy Cake Slice made with Sponges – Crafts Unleashed
  • Watermelon Squishies with a Sponge – Buggy and Buddy
  • Christmas Tree Squishies with a sponge – Buggy and Buddy
  • Cactus Squishie made from Memory Foam – Chelsey DIY
  • DIY Squishies Summer Necklace with Memory Foam – One Savvy Mom
  • Heart Squishy made from foam – Life’s Carousel
  • DIY Lemon Scented Squishy a YouTube tutorial using memory foam and puffy paint – Chelsey DIY
  • DIY Squishy Plushie a YouTube Tutorial using memory foam – Chelsey DIY
  • Squishy Avokado Toast a YouTueb video using memory foam – Ketchupgirl
  • Mini Toast Squishy using Memory Foam but she says kitchen sponge works too! – Everything NIM
  • Cupcake Squishy from Memory Foam – DreamWorksTV

Other types of Homemade Squishies

The squishies in this section take a bit of imagination and compromising. I love the stress ball squishies as well as the Crisp Packet squishy best!

  • How to Make Stress Balls – Red Ted Art
  • Recycle Chip Packet Squishy – love these as they are so realistic (by definition!!) – Red Ted Art
  • Recycled Chocolate Bar Squishy – ditto the chocolate bars.. so fun! – Red Ted Art
  • Unicorn Squishy made with Duct Tape – Hobby Craft Blog
  • DIY Galaxy Squishy Stress Ball using DIY Slime and a clear balloon – MonsterKids

Squishies made Using a Flex Foam Craft Kit

I haven’t tried the Squishy Kits yet.. but they do look fun!

Doughnut Squishies – Down Red Bud Drive

 

How to make Homemade Squishies that are Slow Rising. Learn how to make a Squshie with paper, with foam, without foam, above all Easy Squishie DIY!