What’s inside: A colorful, taste-safe edible silly putty recipe that only requires 3 simple ingredients!
Seeing all the photos of fluffy, squishy slime on my social media, I’ve been itching to give it a try. I loved playing with Gak, oobleck, silly putty, and Fluber as a kid, and I know my girls will love it too!
Everyone is crazy over slime and silly putty right now! In fact, many stores are actually running out of glue (a common slime ingredient). If you can’t find glue, or prefer to use safer ingredients (in case you have a little one that likes to put stuff in their mouth), then this is the recipe for you!
Why I love this edible silly putty recipe:
- Easy to make (only 3 ingredients)
- Safe and non-toxic (no glue, borax, liquid starch, etc)
- Quick clean-up (washes right off with water)
I decided to create our silly putty based on a recipe I used growing up. Except I added an extra “secret” ingredient that gives the silly putty color and flavor.
Not only is this easy silly putty recipe non-toxic…it’s edible! Actually, it tastes pretty yummy! Not that I recommend eating the whole batch, but if your kids lick their fingers it’s all good.
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Edible Silly Putty Ingredients
Pour cornstarch and sugar-free Jello in a medium mixing bowl.
Start by adding 2 tablespoons water to dry ingredients. Stir until a paste begins to form. This is the cool part…the pale white powder turns a vivid color! (Ours is purple because we used this Frozen-inspired berry-flavored gelatin)
Continue to add water little by little until the silly putty clumps together instead of sticking to the bottom/sides of bowl.
- We used a silicone baking mat as our play surface for easier clean-up. (Putty washes right off with water!)
- You can’t really “mess up” making this recipe. If it’s too runny, simply add more cornstarch. If it’s too thick, add a bit more water. (Note that this is similar to classic “oobleck” putty, as opposed to stretchy and bouncy kinds made with chemicals).
- If putty begins to dry out or crumble, add a teaspoon of water and squish to rehydrate for more play time!
- “Cool” colors like green, blue, and purple are less likely to stain hands.
- Just a note: this putty is taste-safe, but it’s not a food item and not meant to be eaten in large amounts. Always supervise young children when playing with this silly putty.
Quick Video Demo:
Mess-free slime experience
One of our readers shared this simple tip for mess-free play: scoop your silly putty mixture into a plastic zipper bag. It’s also perfect for kids that don’t like sticky hands. Thanks Teresa!
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Be sure to check out our “Magic” Transforming Cloud Dough recipe too!
…and our homemade GAK recipe!
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