Studies have been carried that trace the invention of squishies back to Japan. It was nothing but the squishy feel of the wshcollection of soft toys or perhaps squishies that provided them with the iconic name. Polyurethane, on the other hand, was studied to be invented by Otto Bayer in 1937.
Squishies can be fashioned at home by using sponge materials such as cushion foams that are readily available at most stores or perhaps kitchen sponges. Memory foam, on the other hand, is another great material that can be used to make squishies at home. Use scissors to cut the sponge to your desired shape and size, color, on the other hand, can be added depending on personal preference. If you want colors, you can add it using 3D paint, chalk pastels, window paint or fabric markers.
Commercial kits for making squishies are readily available, such as the one designed by Padico. This is a Japanese company, and the puffy kit for making puffy squishies come with a special liquid that can be molded into a variety of shapes with various colors.
It is important you are aware of the fact that Squishies can easily be broken, thus making not very durable. Direct sunlight, on the other hand, can make them lose the fragrance infused in them and the color used to make them admirable. Sunlight can also make them disintegrate quite faster; so it is recommended that you try as much as possible to keep them away from direct sunlight.
If you have stress problems, soft squishy balls will help you relax. They are articles that if you learn to handle them you will see that they will help you to fight nerves and stress or anxiety. You can do some exercises with or without squishy balls, to reduce this state, what do you think? If you would like to know how t create those anti-stress toys yourself, then you can follow this article’s steps.
Ball with silicone
In order to manufacture this ball, we will need a soft silicone tube that when dry will not be fixed because what we will achieve is a stone.
The difference between this ball and the previous one is the way to introduce the filling. On this occasion, the silicone will be applied directly through the mouthpiece of the balloon to fill it as if it were air. When we see that the ball reaches the sufficient size we only have to make a knot and let the silicone dry. To achieve the higher quality we can wrap our ball in several more balloons. The result will be a very durable ball with a very soft touch.
Ball with water
In this case, the content of our ball will be water so the main objective is to get the ball to acquire a great resistance and thus avoid punctures. This resistance is achieved by placing a large number of balloons, one on top of the other. Approximately fifteen balloons our ball should resist enough, however, the more we put will have more security.
This will be the most relaxing squishy ball but at the same time the most prone to break.
Why make a squishy toy or ball anyway?
Using these squishy balls will surely be of great help whenever you want to relax and release some stress. Medical experts actually recommend a few anti-stress techniques that you can use in accordance with these stress balls. It will be really quite easy to kick back and relax when you have one of these homemade squishy toys in your hand.
There are thousands of relaxation techniques and some supplements, which can help you in this regard . A great idea is to attend pilates or yoga classes, in a gym (it will help you a lot). On the other hand, you can also do this at home with some videos and completely alone, to find calm and tranquillity.
The stress that can arise from multiple things, such as work, family, couple, children … can be diminished with breathing techniques. In addition, you can also do with some accessories, such as anti-stress balls and learn some exercises with them.
And the result is so colourful thanks to the colourful balloons or materials, surely your children will love using the balls to play. Depending on the age of the child, you can let him make one or several balls on his own, or do this craft between the two. These soft little friends can use them to play with each other with rackets and paddles or throwing them at each other.