Minecraft Squishies – Slime Block

Learn how to make Minecraft Squishies that look like a slime block. It even glows in the dark!

Holding finished DIY squishy in the shape of a Minecraft slime block
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If you’re a fan of Minecraft, or know someone who is, this is a great homemade Minecraft craft project. With just a few materials you can a your own Minecraft slime block squishy toy. I have made a couple DIY Minecraft squishies, but these slime chunks are one of my favorite because they’re simple to make and oh yeah, they glow in the dark!

DIY squishies became pretty popular and have stuck around. I like them because they’re of course adorable, but they actually also fantastic stress balls. Well, in this case – stress cubes.

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Materials for Minecraft Slime Block Squishies:

  • Soft foam (I used foam from a seat cushion, but you can often find a good foam sponge at the Dollar Store. Just make sure it doesn’t have too many holes on the outside)
  • Green, black, yellow, and white fabric paint
  • Glow in the dark fabric paint
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Steps to make the Minecraft Squishy

Start by cutting the foam into an even cube. To do so, cut off a chunk of foam to work with and slowly shape it into a cube, making sure all of the sides are even. I found going around each side to clean it up made for a nice even cube.

Cutting green foam into the shape of a cube with scissors

Mix together green, yellow, and white fabric paint. The goal is to get a light greenish-yellow slime color of the Minecraft slime block.

To do so, I found a good combination is to use a lot of green and then a little bit of yellow to make it slightly more yellow. Then adding in a good amount of white made it a bit lighter and pale.

Tip: Make a good amount of this color as it can be difficult to get the same exact color again. Therefore making slightly more than you think is better than making too little. You will be using it to paint the entire squishy and added details.

Squeezing white fabric paint into a mixing palette with green and yellow fabric paint

Once you have mixed the green you like, it’s time to start painting. Paint the entire foam cube on all sides with the fabric paint.

Yes, you will likely get fabric paint on your hands, but don’t worry it washes off very easily from skin with soap and water. Be careful about not getting it on your clothes though. After all, it’s fabric paint so that will absolutely stay on clothing!

Painting green foam cube with slime-colored fabric paint, using a paint brush

After you’ve covered the block in the slime green fabric paint, set it aside.

Then add white fabric paint to the green you have been using. The goal is to get a lighter version of the color you’ve been using. This will be for the slime block’s accents.

Squeezing white fabric paint to slime green fabric paint on a mixing palette

Use this lighter green paint to paint a small stripe along one side of the cube, from the corner to a little less than halfway down the side.

Using a paintbrush to paint light green fabric paint onto the edge of a green-painted foam block

Do the same on the other side of the edge you just painted. Be sure to line up the paint so that the stripe starts at the same point along the edge. This way one isn’t higher than the other if you look at it on an angle, like below.

Repeat this for all of the corners and edges. If you look at a side straight on, it should have two stripes on each edge. The length of these stripes can be different so some can go more than halfway and others less since the real Minecraft slime chunk isn’t even on all sides.

Using paintbrush to paint all corners of painted green cube with stripes of light green fabric paint

Next, it’s time to paint the face. Use black fabric paint to draw in the eyes and mouth. The eyes are larger squares, with the mouth as a small square.

Tip: If the paint hasn’t yet dried, you can set the slime squishy on a plastic bag while you paint the facial features. The plastic will not absorb the fabric paint.

You’ll need to let it dry completely for the next step. But once it’s dry, paint the whole Minecraft squishy, except for the eyes, with glow in the dark fabric paint. By not painting the eyes, you will still see the face in the dark.

Painting Minecraft squishy slime block with glow in the dark fabric paint using a paintbrush

Let it dry completely and you have yourself your very own, DIY glow in the dark Minecraft squishy toy!

Finished DIY Minecraft Squishy - a Minecraft Slime Block

Since it’s a squishy, we have to test the squish! And I must say, the seat cushion provides a really nice squish. It really is a great material for making DIY squishies.

Squishing glow in the dark handmade Minecraft slime squishy

And of course, we also have to see how it glows in the dark!

DIY Glow in the dark Minecraft squishy glowing in the dark with the eyes and mouth as black

I just love how this Minecraft craft turned out – it’s honestly one of my favorite handmade squishies I’ve made. I hope you make one for yourself or for a fan.

Holding finished DIY squishy in the shape of a Minecraft slime block with words "DIY Minecraft Slime Squishy"

If video is more your thing, you can also watch the full Minecraft DIY tutorial below.

Here are some more nerdy crafts to try:

Holding finished DIY squishy in the shape of a Minecraft slime block

Minecraft Slime Squishies

Learn how to make Minecraft Squishies that look like a slime block. It even glows in the dark!
Yield 1 Minecraft Squishy
Project Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Materials
  

  • Soft Foam Seat cushion foam works well or a large sponge that doesn't have big holes in it
  • Glow in the Dark Fabric Paint
  • Green Fabric Paint
  • Yellow Fabric Paint
  • White Fabric Paint
  • Black Fabric Paint

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Instructions
 

  • Cut off a chunk of foam and shape it into a cube. Make sure all of the sides are even.
    Cutting green foam into the shape of a cube with scissors
  • Mix together green, yellow, and white fabric paint. The goal is to get a light greenish-yellow slime color of the Minecraft slime block.
    Squeezing white fabric paint into a mixing palette with green and yellow fabric paint
  • Paint the entire foam cube on all sides with the slime-green fabric paint.
    Painting green foam cube with slime-colored fabric paint, using a paint brush
  • Add white fabric paint to the green you have been using. The goal is to get a lighter version of the color you've been using.
    Squeezing white fabric paint to slime green fabric paint on a mixing palette
  • Use this lighter green paint to paint a small stripe along one side of the cube, from the corner to a little less than halfway down the side.
    Using a paintbrush to paint light green fabric paint onto the edge of a green-painted foam block
  • Do the same on the other side of the edge you just painted. Be sure to line up the paint so that the stripe starts at the same point along the edge.
  • Repeat this for all of the corners and edges. If you look at a side straight on, it should have two stripes on each edge.
    Using paintbrush to paint all corners of painted green cube with stripes of light green fabric paint
  • Use black fabric paint to draw in the eyes and mouth. The eyes are larger squares, with the mouth as a small square.
  • After the face has dried, paint the whole Minecraft squishy, except for the eyes, with glow in the dark fabric paint.
    Painting Minecraft squishy slime block with glow in the dark fabric paint using a paintbrush
  • Let it dry and then your Minecraft slime block squishy is ready to squish!
    Holding finished DIY squishy in the shape of a Minecraft slime block

Video

Notes

Tip: If the green paint hasn't yet dried when you're ready to add the face, you can set the slime squishy on a plastic bag while you paint the facial features. The plastic will not absorb the fabric paint.
Keyword DIY, fabric paint, glow in the dark, Kids Craft, Minecraft, Minecraft crafts, Minecraft Slime, Minecraft Slime Block, Nerdy Craft, Slime, Squishies, Squishy, Stress Ball

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