Need a borax free slime alternative recipe or a taste safe edible slime, we now have a few options to check out and experiment with at home or in the classroom! Today, we have an awesome JELLO slime recipe to share with you. Our homemade slimes are so diverse now, so there really is a slime for everyone!
HOW TO MAKE JELLO SLIME FOR KIDS!
HOW TO MAKE EDIBLE SLIME
This JELLO slime recipe is another fun way to try out borax free slime recipes. All you need for this gellatin and cornstarch slime is a trip to the grocerey store. You may even have what you need already in the pantry!
Why would you want to know how to make edible slime?
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 experiments 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!
A FUN EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE
Here’s what my friend has to say about this cool JELLO slime…
We’ve been making slime since my daughter was 3 years old – past the tasting phase but still young enough to not be super adept at hand washing. While we occasionally made edible slimes back then, there is a whole new world of edible slimes available today! Check out this cranberry slime she made too!
They are not the “exact same” consistency as a glue-based slime, but they are are even more fun because kids can sneak little tastes!
Also, you can let the younger kids get involved without worry – and there’s no issues at parties or playdates where a mom might insist on borax-free slime.
I tried this recipe two ways – with a half Tablespoon of regular JellO and sugar-free JellO and I noticed two differences that made me prefer the sugar-free version.
First, the regular JellO dissolved differently and made the mixture softer and less cohesive. It was fun but if you prefer a “solid slime” this wasn’t it – and you’d have to play overtop of a bin or tray.
Second, the regular JellO stained my hands – and I’m sure would stain kids’ clothing. The sugar-free JellO stained my hands a little bit but not nearly as much (and washed away after two hand washings).
It didn’t stain my table surface either, whereas I was afraid to let the regular JellO Slime touch my table!
JELLO SLIME RECIPE
YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 Cup Cornstarch
- 1 Package Sugar-Free JellO (any brand flavored gelatin)
- 3/4 Cup Warm Water (as needed)
- Cookie Sheet or Tray (to keep table surface clean)
HOW TO MAKE JELLO SLIME
1. Combine the cornstarch and Jello powder together until fully mixed.
2. Add 1/4 or so of the water and stir well.
When the mixture becomes impossible to stir, add 1/4 cup more.
3. At this point most of the cornstarch should be incorporated – start kneading in 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the mixture can “stretch” or droop a bit, but add the water slowly so you don’t end up making oobleck!
Oobleck is also extremely fun and cool science, so make sure to give that activity a try too!
4, After playing with your jello slime, store in a container in the fridge and add more water for subsequent play.
SLIME MAKING NOTE: As mentioned above, it’s important to keep in mind that these edible slime recipes won’t necessarily behave like a typical slime recipe made with chemical activators. They are still tons of fun and great for kids sensory play!
I hope you enjoyed making and playing with our newest edible slime; jello slime! We love testing out and trying new slime recipes and hope you do too!
This is a fun and completely edible recipe for Jello Slime, the second best way to enjoy Jello! If you want a little gelatin science, check out our gelatin heart activity.
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EASY TO MAKE JELLO SLIME!
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