Squishies are all the rage!
These foam shapes are great for relieving stress and anxiety, helping people retain focus, and are perfect for sensory play. Kids tweens, teen and, adults are collecting these adorable little pieces of “squishable” foam.
Squishies have quickly replaced fidget spinners as attention management aid. At the end of 2017, there were over two million posts on YouTube and Instagram with the hashtag #squishy. In fact, Newsday.com has listed Squishies as one of the top toys for 2018.
So what are Squishies?
Squishies started out as pre-formed and finished pieces of slow rising foam in a wide variety of sizes shapes and such as duck, cows, ice cream cones, hamburgers, pandas… and the ridiculously popular “Poop” emoji.
The latest trend in Squishies is to make your own. For those who want one of a kind Squishies or enjoy the process of making your own, Fairfield has come out with Poly-fil® Squishy Foam.
Poly-fil® Squishy Foam is perfect for making DIY Squishies. Each 2” x 5” x 4.75” pieces of slow rising memory foam can make one large Squishie or multiple mini Squishies.
Poly-fil® Squishy Foam is easy to cut and shape with scissors, and can also be die-cut into shapes, to create one-of-a-kind DIY Squishies. Poly-fil® Squishy Foam can be painted with fabric paint, permanent markers to add custom colors and designs to your Squishies. You can also glue Poly-fil® Squishy Foam pieces together to create larger or longer shaped Squishies. Add dots of paint, or hot glue to create additional sensory stimulation. You can also cover your Poly-fil® Squishy Foam with fabric as seen in this DIY Squishy Valentine project by Mark Montano, for a unique sensory accessory.
Poly-fil® Squishy Foam will be available in March!
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