I am super excited to share this chia seed slime recipe with you! We are all about the classic slime recipes over here, but I know those aren’t for everyone. My goal is to make sure that every kid has the chance to experience making homemade slime, and we now have such a wide variety to choose including new edible slime ideas.
CHIA SEED SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS!
My expertise is in our regular slimes including our 4 basic slime recipes and all their seasonal variations. These homemade slime recipes include fluffy slime, saline solution slime, liquid starch slime, and borax slime.
We love making slime and really make it with a passion. I also am dedicated to helping you achieve the best slime ever for your kids who probably also love to make slime.
All of our basic slime recipes we have made over and over again for years, so I know everything about them! Make sure to just ask if you have questions. We are here to help!
Why would you want to know how to make edible slime recipes?
There’s a bunch of great reasons to make edible homemade slime with kids!
These ingredients will be listed as borax, sodium borate, and boric acid. Maybe you just don’t want to use or can’t use these ingredients!
AWESOME EDIBLE SLIME RECIPES
For these new edible slime recipes, I wanted to call in a homemade edible slime expert to help us out and find the best taste safe slime recipes possible for you. These recipes were especially created for me by a friend, so I can keep experimenting with our non edible slimes.
You won’t want to miss these edible or taste slimes too:
LET’S MAKE A CHIA SEED EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE WITH THE KIDS!
Let’s read what my friend Jennifer (Sugar * Spice and Glitter) writes about this cool edible chia seed slime.
The original edible slime, Chia Seed Slime is the equalizer of all slime experiences – allowing even the littlest of hands to get squishing!
Chia Seed Slime is one of my personal favorite edible slime recipes to make when entertaining a variety of ages. It has such an amazing lumpy, squishy, stretchy texture and is taste-safe for little sensory seekers.
Like my Edible Cranberry Slime, it relies on cornstarch to help solidify an otherwise soupy, gelatinous substance. For European and Australian readers, you may call this “cornflour.”
EDIBLE OR TASTE SAFE SLIME?
While this slime is completely edible, chia seeds do aid in digestion and consuming a large amount of them can cause some digestive upset. So while a few nibbles from a curious child are completely fine and nothing to worry about, they obviously shouldn’t make a meal of the whole slime! THINK TASTE SAFE!
My favorite aspect about this slime is that it changes consistency as you make it, since you have to slowly knead in the second half of the cornstarch. (Believe me, no spoon or spatula could do the job!)
We enjoy playing with the slime at the various stages of “solidity.” When it has less cornstarch it is like oobleck but thicker. You are still able to pick it up.
When it has more cornstarch it becomes slower moving, less messy, and easier to pick up all in one clump. Of course, you can stop adding cornstarch somewhere in between – just gauge your own mess and texture preference as you go.
Now, this is a prep-ahead slime. Your chia seeds need at least half a day to absorb all of the water and become gelatinous (like Jell-O).
For a cool after-school project, I would just pop it in the fridge the night before (or the morning of) and it will be ready to go by the time you want to make your slime.
(Using hot water does speed up the soaking process, but not significantly so I personally skip that step because it’s less kid-friendly.)
CHIA SEED EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE SUPPLIES
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 3/4 cups water
2-4 cups cornstarch
Food Coloring (optional)
CHIA SEED EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE STEPS/PROCESS
Place the chia seeds in a large bowl and add the water overtop.
Add food coloring as desired to allow the chia seeds and the slime to become colored. Remember you are adding white cornstarch, so you will not end up with a truly bright color.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge or on the counter in a safe place.
After 12-36 hours, the chia seeds will be ready to make slime.
Slowly stir in the cornstarch – after the 2 cup mark you will need to start kneading the cornstarch in as it will become increasingly difficult.
Use your personal preference to determine when to stop adding cornstarch but do not exceed 4 cups.
Store in the fridge in between play – you will need to knead additional water in to “revitalize” the slime.
EDIBLE SLIME NOTE
I always like to mention that each of these edible slime recipes including this chia seed edible slime recipe, have a unique texture and are totally safe and non-toxic to play with even with young kids.
However, because they do not use the same chemicals of our more traditional slimes, you don’t get the same rubbery texture. You still get a very cool texture but it’s hard to mimic traditional slimes with these newer edible slimes.
Some of our edible slime recipes are also like slime doughs. Not quite slime and not quite play dough, but they all provide an amazing sensory experience for young kids and even the adults. Get a little messy, and get your hands in their too!
SUPER COOL HOMEMADE AND EDIBLE CHIA SEED SLIME
We hope you have a blast experimenting with your own chia seed slime this year!
Sarah and Liam
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