There are 80 mystery characters to collect. | Source: Elmer’s

With the rainy days of spring quickly approaching, there’s no better time to try a new DIY activity. Elmer’s Squishies activity kits have everything necessary for kids to make their own squishy toy in 60 minutes. 

Recommended for kids ages 6 and up, each box comes with mystery molds, Secret Solutions A & B, mixing cups, stir sticks, and Elmer’s glue pens to make squishy mystery characters. Kids can mix and pour the solutions into the molds. Overall, there are 80 mystery character possibilities to make and collect, including 12 rare possibilities. The mystery molds included with each box are completely randomized, so kids never know which character or color they’re going to get. 

The formula is safe and nontoxic. | Source: Elmer’s

The safe, nontoxic formula and easy-to-mix components make Elmer’s Squishies perfect for kids ages 6 and up. If kids are looking to create even more Squishies characters, look for the Secret Solution refill packs or try experimenting with different Elmer’s pourable glues to create custom variations (sold separately). 

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Once the Squishies are made, kids can squish, stretch, and scrunch the characters for the perfect fidget toys. Due to the large variety of characters, Squishies also make excellent toys to trade with friends. Head to to learn more about the characters’ names, birthdates, families, friends, and even rivals. 

The kits are available in packs of one for $6.99 or packs of four for $22.97, available now at major retailers. Squish your way into a world of fun with Elmer’s Squishies.

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Maggie Dougherty

Maggie Dougherty

Maggie Dougherty is an editorial intern at Adventure Media & Events. She is a senior at Iona University in New Rochelle, New York, where she studies digital media and production. In her free time, Maggie can be found watching Conan O’Brien videos on YouTube, reading biographies of Lyndon B. Johnson, or listening to the Succession soundtrack.