If you want or need a different kind of slime activity, our newest edition of a gummy bear edible slime recipe is just for you! I am more of a classic slime kind of gal, but who can resist a bit of candy science. Our homemade edible slimes are so diverse now that there is definitely something for everyone! Taste safe or edible slime is a great alternative and completely borax free.
GUMMY BEAR EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS!
Stretchy and fun, edible gummy bear slime is a real treat for the kids. I stick to the basic classic slime recipes, but a friend made this one for me. She loves making homemade edible slime recipes, so I knew she was the lady to go to!
Why would you want to know how to make edible slime recipes?
Maybe you need a completely borax free slime for one reason or another! All of the basic slime activators including borax powder, saline or contact solutions, eye drops, and liquid starch all contain borons. 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!
There’s a drawer in our pantry that holds all of our holiday candy, and it can be overflowing after certain times of the year, so we love to check out CANDY SCIENCE too.
Kids love the feel of slime. The texture and the consistency make slime a blast for kids to try! If you can’t use any of our basic slime recipes or simply want to try something a little different for cool sensory play, try an edible slime recipe like this one!
TASTE SAFE SLIME OR EDIBLE SLIME?
These words are used interchangeably, but here are my thoughts. This gummy bear edible slime recipe is non-toxic, but I never suggest eating edible slimes as snacks.
You can certainly have a taste or two here and there, and this is especially important if you have a kid who likes to put everything in his or her mouth! I like to call these kinds of slime recipes taste safe.
GUMMY BEAR SLIME SUPPLIES
1 Cup Gummy Bears (try to match like colors)
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
1/2 Tablespoon Oil (as needed)
RECIPE: Check out the photos and steps below!
GUMMY BEAR EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE STEPS
Adult supervision is needed for this slime as the mixture will be hot!
Place the gummy bears in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds.
Stir well and reheat as needed to make the mixture completely smooth (no lumps or bear parts left).
Make sure to stir well to help the mixture cool down. HOT, HOT , HOT!
Combine cornstarch and icing sugar together and place half on a cutting board or clean surface (like your counter).
Pour the gummy bear mixture onto the cornstarch mixture and when cool enough to touch, knead in the remaining cornstarch mixture.
It will be sticky at first, but continue to knead and it will get less sticky.
Once all of the cornstarch is incorporated, knead in a bit of oil to help make the slime more stretchy and elastic. You will probably not need the full amount of oil.
This slime can be reheated once more for a second play but it is intended to be a one-time use recipe.
Divide up the gummy bear colors and make a couple batches as seen in the video!
Soft candies are perfect for making edible slimes. Also check out our newest marshmallow slime!
Make sure the candy has cooled well before starting to mix. The melted gummy bears will be hot!
You can also make this gummy bear slime recipe without cornstarch for an even tastier experience.
A little messier than our original slime recipes but totally worth the extra mess! Plus, who doesn’t like being covered in candy!?
Kids of all ages will love this sensory rich experiences. Feel it, smell it, taste it!
I hope you enjoyed making and playing with this stretchy taste safe gummy bear edible slime recipe! The best part is that it uses basic kitchen ingredients!
TOTALLY FUN GUMMY BEAR EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE
Check out more edible science activities as well as all of our best homemade slime recipes by clicking on the photos below. The ULTIMATE SLIME GUIDE is also available. Check it out here.