DIY Squishies

Easy to make and fun to squish, DIY Squishies are great gifts for friends, family, and teachers. Plus, they're a creative DIY craft for kids!

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  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Memory Foam Pillow
  • Water
  • Disposable Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

CIY Staff Tips:

Budget-friendly memory foam pillows can be found at most mass retailers or online.

Save leftover pillow pieces to create more shapes for your squishy collection, like a donut, watermelon, and other fun shapes.

Add more water in small increments to your paint mixture if needed. It should be smooth, but not runny.


Step 1

Remove the outer cover from memory foam pillow and cut a small, square portion out of the corner.

Step 2

With the help of an adult, slowly cut away small portions from your piece of memory foam to reach your desired shape. We made a pizza!

Step 3

In a disposable cup, mix 1/2 Tbsp water with brown acrylic paint until fully combined.

Step 4

Using a paint brush, paint the top and sides of the memory foam pizza shape to create
the crust.

Step 5

Mix different colours of acrylic paint with water to add toppings like cheese, pepperoni, and peppers! Let dry overnight.

Step 6

Once the paint has dried: squish, squish, squish!

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Winter

  • Age:

    • 8+,

    • Tween+

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