Fake snot for cool science, gross science, or your next party! Easy to make with a few kitchen ingredients, fake snot slime is even edible or at the very least taste safe. Not so tasty for a snack but not harmful either. Do you know someone who will enjoy this totally gross, totally cool, and totally science fake snot activity? Slime science is a must try!
Fake Snot Slime Science Activity for Kids
We made a few versions of this cool science experiment. We experimented with varying amounts of corn syrup and wound up with some very interesting and edible slimes. Our first version of this edible slime is lime flavored, part of our Summer STEAM Camp Series for tasting science. I checked out Sci-Borg Projects for the initial recipe and changed it a bit to suit our needs.
Ingredients to make fake snot and edible slime:
I like to use two bowls for making this fake snot. I mixed 1/2 cup of boiling water and three packets of Knox brand unflavored gelatin in one bowl. Mix the gelatin and water with a fork. I added the gelatin in slowly but it still tended to clump. I let it stand for 5 minutes. In another bowl I measure out a 1/2 cup corn syrup. I slow added gelatin mixture to corn syrup until I reached my desired consistency, snot like! The fork helps to pull up cool strands of fake snot!
This is messy sensory science play. Although this is made with gelatin, the mixture of water and gelatin still makes a polymer. The proteins in the gelatin combined with the corn syrup to form gooey strands that resemble your snot. The equal parts gelatin mixture to corn syrup made the perfect fake snot that you could pick up and watch flow like mucous. We used less corn syrup for our edible slime and made a thicker textured slime. Play around with different amounts of corn syrup to check out different textures.
Haven’t used always wanted to play with fake gooey snot!
You can even taste it too! It’s simply gelatin and sugar, but not much taste.
Fake Snot for Science you can taste, see, and feel!
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