DIY Squishies are the latest craze on the internet. Squishies are adorable and pleasant to use. Therefore, they are the perfect Kawaii project for all crafters. Kawaii is a Japanese word, and it means “cute” or “adorable”. It’s an excellent description of a squishy.
Squishies are fun, colorful toys that you can squeeze and use for stress-relief. They come in many shapes and forms and are usually small enough to fit in your hand. You can use them as stress balls, or as accessories. Therefore, you can spruce up your keychain, backpack or phone with a cute squishy. Why not, right?
The beauty of squishies is that no matter how often you squeeze them, they’ll always revert to their original form. So, why use a regular stress ball or other toys when you can enjoy a squishy in the form of your favorite cartoon character, your favorite food or animal?
Furthermore, the good news doesn’t stop there. You can even make squishies by yourself. So, if the stores don’t have the squishy of your dreams, take the matter into your own hands. That’s precisely what YouTuber Ketchupgiri did.
On her channel, you can find an abundance of DIY tutorials where you can also see commenters requesting for a squishy with voice that screams every time you squeeze ’em. You can follow them and make these delicious-looking accessories by yourself.
Ketchupgiri favors food-related squishies, so make sure you’re watching her tutorials on a full stomach. She makes them so realistic that you’ll be tempted to sink your teeth into some of them.
Not to mention, her youtube channel, as well as her Instagram feed, is a real kawaii overload. An abundance of cuteness, indeed. Therefore, it’s the perfect source for DIY recipes. With the use of some foam and paint, she creates masterpieces. Here are some of our favorites.
Ketchupgiri is fantastic when it comes to realistic squishies. This sprinkled donut squishy looks good enough to eat! The attention to detail gives this squishy that real-life appearance. Just be careful not to get carried away and try it! It probably won’t taste as good as it looks.
M&M Cookie Squishy
There’s nothing better than baked goods, right? This M&M cookie squishy will make your mouth water. It’s very soft, just like a cookie should be. This cookie can be just the thing you need to brighten up your day.
Squishies are a delight brought to this world by great, kawaii minds of Japan. Therefore, why not follow through this theme, and make your squishies even more Japanese-inspired. Make your squishy in the form of an Onigiri, a famous Japanese snack, just like Ketchupgiri did.
Peas in a Pod Squishy
These homemade squishies are so adorable that you won’t be able to resist them. You can paint any faces on these cute peas, so that they suit your mood.
Soft Pretzel Squishy
Again, this realistic-looking squishy will be tempting. You’ll have the desire to taste it, especially if you’re feeling a bit peckish. With the finishing touch of foamy salt grains, this soft pretzel squishy is irresistible.
Pizza Slice Squishy
Nothing beats pizza. Even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good, right? Hence, this Pizza squishy will make the perfect accessory for those Italian food-loving crafters.
If you thought that Ketchupgiri’s squishies couldn’t be any cuter, you were wrong. This Sweethearts Squishy is a whole other level of adorable. Hence, they will be perfect gifts for your friends.
Milk Carton Squishy
Milk carton squishy is true kawaii. Paint an adorable face on it, and marvel looking at it every day.