Squishy Letters

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In this activity, learners will practice writing while making a fun messy craft. Learners will explore texture and color as well as develop writing and fine motor skills through this activity. Activity incudes step by step instructions with pictures, vocab words and definitions to use, fun facts related to the activity and ways to change it up extend the activity. This activity requries plastic bags.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Ziploc bag
  • Hair gel
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter or sequins (optional)
  • Duct or packing tape (optional)


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
    • Representation
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • States of Matter

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Literature


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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