Edible slime recipes you can make right now from ingredients you already have!

Edible Slime RecipesAre you looking for a simple activity to keep the kids busy? Try making slime!

Slime is a wonderful sensory toy for younger kids and a fun STEM activity for older ones. It’s a great fun activity to do with them, and then let them have a ball stretching and squeezing the slime afterwards.

None of these recipes include complicated ingredients that you’ll need to go shopping for. You can make these recipes with simple kitchen basics that you’ve already got in your pantry.

Most of these recipes include:

  • something gooey or sticky (like candy, honey, nutella or marshmallows.)
  • something to thicken it (like powdered sugar, or cornstarch.)
  • something to minimize the stickiness (like oil.)

Why Edible Slime?

Unlike glue-based slimes, edible slime is a safer option for babies and toddlers who might take a bite or lick their hands while playing with slime. These slimes are made with food ingredients.

Note, there is one recipe here for honey slime which isn’t safe for babies under 1 year. 

Easy Edible Slime Recipes

If you want a slime that doesn’t matter if it gets eaten, these recipes are for you. Most contain less than 5 ingredients and require minimal preparation.

Older kids can probably make some of these recipes by themselves, however, parental supervision is recommended for those recipes requiring microwaving.

Edible Slime – Starburst Recipe

Recipe from She Saved.

This recipe is made from a whole pack of Starburst chews. Melt them down using a double boiler or glass bowl over a pot of water on the stove. Then mix in cornstarch and icing sugar to get the desired consistency.

Edible Slime Recipe with Gummy Bears


What do you need? Gummy bears, corn starch, icing sugar.

This simple three ingredient slime comes from Sugar Spice and Glitter.

Microwave the gummy bears and mix with the icing sugar and corn starch. Wait patiently for it to cool before playing 🙂

How to Make Slime with Gummy Worms

If you’ve got gummy worms rather than gummy bears, can you make edible slime with it? Of course!

Just sub gummy worms for gummy bears in the recipe above.

Edible Honey Slime Recipe


Recipe from Sugar Spice and Glitter.

What do you need? Honey, cornstarch, oil.

Add cornstarch to the honey to form the slime. Add oil at the end to give it elasticity and less stickiness.

Edible Jelly Bean Slime


Recipe from Schooling a Monkey.

  • jellybeans
  • water
  • cornstarch

Separate out one or two complimentary colors of jellybeans. Add to a microwave safe bag with a little water. Heat in the microwave, until the beans are able to be mashed together well. (Don’t burn them!). Add cornstarch and work into a thick doughy slime. Mix the rest of the jellybeans into the dough if you’d like!

Edible Birthday Cake Slime


Recipe from Sugar Spice and Glitter.

What do you need? Marshmallows, oil, vanilla, icing sugar, sprinkles.

Melt the marshmallows in short bursts in the microwave until you can mix them together. Add oil and the vanilla. Mix. Start adding powdered sugar til you reach the desired consistency. (Add more oil if you go too far). Add sprinkles.

Edible Chia Seed Slime Recipe


This recipe requires chia seeds, cornstarch and water to make the slime. You can add coloring and scent if you want.

This edible slime is no-cook which is perfect for little ones, though it does require 20 minutes of soaking time. The interesting bumpy texture is perfect for a sensory activity!

Recipe from Sugar Spice and Glitter.

Basil Seed Slime


Another recipe from Sugar Spice and Glitter. This edible slime uses basil seeds and is very similar to the Chia Seeds recipe above (so use what you’ve got).

Edible Cranberry Slime


Recipe from Sugar Spice and Glitter.

Need a Christmas themed slime recipe? (It’s nearly that time of year again.)

This cranberry edible slime recipe uses only two ingredients (cranberry sauce and cornstarch) to make an interesting and delicious smelling slime. No cooking required!


Taffy Candy Slime


This is definitely one of the more complicated slime recipes – more of an experiment really – and suited for older kids. Using corn syrup, sugar, butter, cornstarch, water and salt, to make candy/taffy. Can you end up with slime?

Recipe from Schooling A Monkey

Nutella Slime


Yum! This slime looks, smells, and tastes delicious.

If you’ve got some extra Nutella lying around, try this slime. All you need is Nutella and icing sugar.

Recipe from She Saved.

Psyllium Husk Slime


Recipe from Views from a Step Stool.

You’ll need to raid your medicine cabinet for this one – grab a fibre supplement like Metamucil (that contains psyllium). Now you just need water, a colored drink mix and some food coloring.

Frosting Slime


Frosting slime? Why not?!

This recipe requires a can of frosting in a pretty color, powdered milk, oil, and cornstarch to make.

Recipe from The Tiptoe Fairy.

Edible Slime with Condensed Milk

  • 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • food coloring
Over low heat, stir milk and cornstarch together. Heat until mixture thickens (stir continuously). Remove from heat. Add coloring. Allow to cool before playing. Store in the fridge in a ziploc bag – it’ll last for about 1-2 days.

More Edible Slime Recipes

Marshmallow Fluff Slime Recipe from Little Bins for Little Hands.

Chocolate Slime from The Soccer Mom Blog.

Marshmallow Slime from Teach Beside Me.