Our passion is in providing homemade slime recipes that everyone can enjoy, and that means making sure we have plenty of cool recipes for edible slime to share too! Some kids like to taste stuff but still want to enjoy the slimy experience. Making and playing with slime is an amazing tactile sensory experience (cool science too) whether you make it with borax, saline solution, or gummy bears!
Taste safe, borax free, and somewhat edible (not snack-able) slime recipe ideas are a great resource for kids who love to make homemade slime!
Yes, we love our classic homemade slime recipes using the classic slime activators like liquid starch, saline solution, and borax powder, but we also love these new edible slime recipe ideas. If you are looking for something a little different to try, the kitchen pantry might be the place to start.
WATCH THE SLIME VIDEO OF OUR NEW PEEPS EDIBLE SLIME!
We made it with Halloween Peeps, but it seems like every holiday has them. Plus it’s a similar recipe to our marshmallow slime.
Also check out our fun gummy bear slime video!
WHY MAKE AN EDIBLE SLIME?
Some kids are still in the tasting everything phase of life and our traditional slimes are certainly NOT taste safe, even just a bite. Therefore, you need an edible slime recipe instead.
Or maybe you need to accommodate kids of multiple ages and need to make sure everyone has a safe experience (just in case there is a nibbler in the group).
Some kids might have sensitive skin to the common ingredients in slime activators (mentioned above), especially if they are already sensitive to laundry detergents, soaps, and cleaning products.
Lastly, you may just not have access to some of the different supplies needed to make our basic slime recipes. But you do have the edible slime ingredients in your pantry!
All of these reasons are why we decided to offer some fun edible slime recipe ideas!
IS EDIBLE SLIME REALLY EDIBLE?
Yes and no. Edible slime is non-toxic and chemical free. However, is it a slimy snack for your kids to chow down on? NO. Although everything is labeled edible, I like to think of these slime recipes as TASTE SAFE.
If your kids taste it, they will be safe. With that said, some of these recipes will be tastier then others anyway. Some kiddos will naturally want to taste slime and some won’t. Always keep the needs of your kids in mind when making slime!
NOTE: Slime like the fiber slime and chia seed slime already contain reminders about digestion. You would never want to consume the amount of chia seeds or fiber powder used in one batch of slime!
DISCLAIMER: Please double check all food allergies among kids making these slime. We never recommend that these slime be eaten as a snack.
Adult supervision is necessary for handling very hot liquids, operating the microwave oven, and overseeing how much tasting is going on (please do not encourage this).
12 OF THE BEST EDIBLE SLIME RECIPES
Let’s take a look at some fun ways to make edible slime with the kids the next time you find yourself with a little extra time! Making slime is a fun way to get hands on with the kids and turn the screens off for a while.
Click on the pictures below to learn how to make each one.
12. Fake Snot Gelatin Edible Slime (Yes Really!)
EDIBLE, TASTE SAFE, AND BORAX FREE SLIME
Although these edible slime recipes are super fun, unique, and a cool sensory experience, they simply won’t behave a whole lot like our traditional basic slime recipes without the slime activators that are commonly used.
Keep in mind that the consistency, texture, and appearance will be different but still awesome! Happy experimenting with edible slime recipes! Let me know which one is your favorite.
FUN EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE IDEAS FOR A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
And if you need all of our slime recipes, we have our traditional ones listed here with even more videos. Which slime will you choose?
And if you want even more cool science and STEM to work on throughout the year, we have that too!