Crafts, Kids

Let’s Make Squishies

 

Today Mariah came over to do crafts with me, I love being around children. We decided to do squishies. Yes, I said squishies. Kids love them. You can buy them online and at the malls. But why spend so much money on collecting them when ..your children could design and what’s more fun than watching them make them themselves.

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Above is really all you need.  These sponges are thick…very thick. We cut them in half, lengthwise. Ideas went back and forth….she wanted to make a Popsicle. I thought of 50/50 Bar…my favorite as a child. So Mariah drew a Popsicle. With a bite out of it.

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We slit the sponge in half. We used a X-acto knife to cut it with….easiest! But scissors work also.

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Doesn’t that look yummy!! We cut a slit on the bottom and glued a stick inside. Now for the really fun part…..Painting. I love Puffy Paint.

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While Mariah was painting…I started making my own squishies….


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A doughnut….with sprinkles and drizzle! Look at the frosting! I love Puffy Paint. Meanwhile Mariah has been working hard on hers. Look at hers…Isn’t it great!

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We continued to make more shapes and stuff.We wrapped some of them. We cut off the top of baggie, cut the plastic to size…then heat and it shrinks around it.

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Hope you enjoyed this!

53 thoughts on “Let’s Make Squishies”

    1. In warm weather, minutes. Really quick drying time. Handled in a couple minutes. You’re not soaking the pieces, just painting. Dries fast, so go ahead, it’s a fun project with kids!

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    1. You know Nora, that is exactly why I thought I could make these myself. It was so easy, I invited neighborhood kids to come on over and participate. It was so much fun! They take such tremendous pride in making something themselves that they enjoy!

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    1. It’s my pleasure! It’s so much more fun for the kids to make their own, than purchasing. With summer vacations coming up, this is a great outdoor project. Thank you so much for your comments and following my blog!😉❤️️

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    1. With kids, this would be fun on a large, covered banquet table. Put the paints on the table, believe me, once they see the paint, their minds will start clicking all on their own. If they are to young to use scissors, you will want to help them. But like Mariah in post, she is 10, and did it all on her own.

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