Edible slime is a great activity for kids of all ages, especially as a sensory activity for younger kids who are still inclined to put everything in their mouths! Get the easy recipe for organic gummy bear edible slime and make it today!
My son has always been a very neat child. He wants his hands and face clean after every bite, and prefers his sensory play to be wrapped up in a neat Ziploc… but he loves playing outside in the dirt and the mud!
I wanted to start helping him over his indoor “getting dirty” issues because I want him to be able to cook and experiment and get his hands dirty as he grows up! So I decided to introduce him to the joys of SLIME!
The slime sensation has taken over the world it seems, and I am no different! I used to make this all the time for the kids in my kindergarten classes but had yet to make it for my own son.
He’s just now 3 years old, so the timing is perfect for him to start playing with slime! While we don’t have the issue of him putting things in his mouth, I do enjoy this edible slime recipe since it is non-toxic just in case!
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Because we try to eat pretty clean around here, I wanted to make this slime as all natural and organic as possible… so we usually use Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears for this recipe!
However, he asked for green this time, so I bought the regular gummy bears and picked out all the green and clear ones. The things we do for our kids!
Edible slime is a great activity for kids of all ages, especially as a sensory activity for younger kids who are still inclined to put everything in their mouths!
- 1 cup gummy bears (We use these organic gummy bears)
- 2 Tbsp icing sugar
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)
Heat gummy bears in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, stir, and reheat as necessary to achieve liquid
Stir in icing sugar and cornstarch in equal amounts until the gummy bear slime forms an even dough/slime consistency. You may need to knead the dough to mix it well.
The more sugar/starch mix you add, the less sticky (and the less stretchy) the slime will be, so work slowly to find the perfect texture.
Add a dab of coconut oil to make this edible slime a bit stretchier.
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Edible Slime FAQ
How long is edible slime good for?
Ideally, you should make it and play with it that day (and maybe the next), then toss it. It tends to harden too much in the fridge and since it’s a food item, it shouldn’t stay on the counter too long.
How much slime does this recipe make? How many kids can play with this recipe?
The average slime recipe makes enough slime for 1-2 kids to play with it. Double or triple the batch as needed!
My slime is too sticky! Help!
If this happens to you, no matter the recipe, just add a bit more of the dry ingredient… whatever that might be for your recipe. Start with a tablespoon at a time and work your way up from there until you reach the desired texture.
Does the type of oil I use matter?
While I wouldn’t use butter, you can use any type of food grade oil you have on hand to make your edible slime! You might just be aware of the flavor changes… If you are making a sweet slime and add sesame oil to the mix, it might not taste as good as if you use coconut oil.
Do I have to use cornstarch?
Many edible slime recipes call for cornstarch (called corn flour in the UK), however if you are allergic to corn as we are, using arrowroot powder instead works just fine! A 1 for 1 replacement ratio is usually perfect.