Paper Squishies have a unique opportunity to bring paper to life with Paper Squishes.
They’re a fun, easy, and quick way to create unique paper sculptures that you can share with your friends, family, and even the whole neighborhood.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a paper squishy, colorful, and super-easy paper sculpture.
You’ll need: Paper squishies or paper balls (I used 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/8 teaspoon baking soda) Step 1: Make the paper squishies Place the sugar, butter, cocoa powder and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
Step 2: Stir until sugar dissolves.
Now you can add the sugar and butter and stir until the sugar dissolving process begins.
Next, add the cocoa powder mixture and mix thoroughly.
You’ll want to add more sugar as you stir and the mixture will begin to thicken.
Step 3: Add the paper balls and mix well.
Place the paper ball into a plastic container (I’m using a bowl) and add about 1/3 cup of the melted chocolate chips.
I love to use a mini-melt chocolate chip cookie tray for this step because it keeps the paper clean.
Step 4: Roll the paper into small squares (about 1/6-inch square).
Place a piece of paper in each square, pressing it down on the paper to flatten it out.
Place the paper in the refrigerator for at least one hour before baking.
You can make your paper squares ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to two weeks.
If you want to bake the paper squares, place the paper on a baking sheet and press down to form a rough surface.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
For the paper candy, place a piece in the center of each square.
Then, place one square on top of the other square.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the oven.
When ready to decorate, melt the chocolate chips and place a chocolate ball on top.
After your paper candy is ready, take a small piece of parchment paper, cut it into little squares, and cut the chocolate balls in half.
Place each square on the chocolate ball.
Then, using your hands, press the chocolate onto the parchment paper squares.
Repeat for the remaining squares and chocolate.
If the chocolate doesn’t melt, just scrape it off with a spatula or food processor and put it back in the oven to melt it.
Here’s what my paper candy looked like when it was finished: And here’s what it looked like the next day when it had been decorated: The candy melted down nicely!
I think the paper chocolate had melted enough to form some pretty little squares that would make a great gift.
And how about you?
What paper do you love to decorating?