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Squishies: Everything you Wanted to Know About The Coolest Kawaii Collectables!

They’re cute, collectable and seriously squeezable but how well do you really know your squishies?

Beano Facts Team
Last Updated:  January 23rd 2018

From stupendously squashy starfish to fantastically flexible food, there’s a whole world of softness to explore so if you’re looking to keep it kawaii, you’ve come to the right place.

And just remember, when the going gets tough… the tough get squishy!

What are squishies?

Squishies are super soft and come in pretty much any shape you could imagine.So if it’s adorable ice cream key-chains or wonderful winged unicorns you’re after, it’s safe to say there’s a squishie out there somewhere just for you.


What size squishie can I get?

You want a small squishie? No sweat, there’s a teeny-tiny teacup squishie with your name on it.And if you’re looking for a something a little bigger? Well then, a jumbo super-size strawberry squishie or a larger-than-life loaf of bread should get your appetite going!

What are squishies made of?

Squishies are made from a material known as polyurethane - which we usually call foam.But it’s not the kind if foam you find in a bubble-bath or in the washing-up tub - and you won't have to tear apart your prized penguin-shaped squishie to find out!This foam - which was created by a German inventor called Otto way back in the last century - was traditionally used to make seats in cars until a clever person in Japan came up with the idea of squishies!


So why are squishies so soft?

The foam used in squishies was designed to be soft enough to sit on but also springy enough not to be squashed flat.But it just so happened that these qualities make the foam perfect - for squishing!

How are squishies made?

While many squishies are shop-bought, you can actually make you own DIY squishies using items from around the house - just remember to get help from mum and dad!And if you’re interested in finding out how to make a squishie yourself, check out our great ‘How To’ guide here.


What are squishies used for?

Quite simply, squishies are used for squishing - and squishing good!But it’s not just their satisfying squeeziness that makes squishies so sought-after.

Why collect squishies?

Where to start? Well, when you start to collect these kawaii-critters, you’ll discover a whole world of colourful cuteness - and we all need some colour and cuteness in our lives, right?And guess what? They smell nice, too, so what’s not to like?


Why are squishies so popular?

We have told you squishies are cute, haven’t we?And colourful, right?Well, aside from that, the massive amount of squishies on offer means that there’ll always be something squishy to appeal to you and your pals.So if you’re seeking squishies big or small, you’ll find there's something squashable and slow rising to suit your mood. 

So what’s the craziest squishie I could collect?

Do donuts tickle your fancy or is a cuddly cat more your thing?Maybe you’re dotty about Disney or simply obsessed with sweets! Whatever you want, the squishie universe has something for you.But if you had to ask us? Well, the poo-shaped smelly squishie would win hands down.Don’t worry though - it doesn’t smell of real poo!