This poofy, squishy DIY Edible Floam is easy to make at home. All you need are 4 simple ingredients from the kitchen! Safe for kids with NO glue and NO borax!
DIY Edible Floam Slime Recipe
If you can’t tell by all the slime recipes on the blog, we are huge slime fans in our house!!
When we first started making homemade slime, my youngest daughter was two years old, so I wanted to make sure that we made toddler safe slime recipes. That way she could join in the slime fun, and I wouldn’t have to worry about her getting any toxic chemicals in her mouth.
Why I love this Taste-Safe Floam recipe:
- Easy to make (only 4 ingredients)
- Safe and non-toxic (no glue, borax, liquid starch, etc)
- Quick clean-up (washes right off with water)
Growing up, I loved the “floam” slime that you could buy in stores — ooey, gooey slime packed full of itty bitty foam balls for an extra fluffy texture.
However, traditional floam is usually made with ingredients that might not be safe for little hands – so we decided to make our own taste-safe version!
The result is a super-squishy edible floam that smells amazing and you don’t have to worry if anyone gives it a taste!
I especially love how this floam clumps up into balls that you can squish in your hands, almost like a stress-reliever. So much fun! I could play with floam for hours, as it brought back so many childhood memories. Of course, the kids loved it too! 😉
Homemade Edible Floam Ingredients
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- Jello (we use cool-colored Jello like green to avoid staining hands)
- Cornstarch (stock up on this ingredient to make lots of edible slime recipes!)
- Mini marshmallows
Gather your slime making supplies!
More slime resources:
Keep reading past the floam recipe below to find some helpful links to our most popular slime recipes, plus The Slime Book, our e-book that’s jam-packed full of NEW and unpublished recipes!
Slime is great because it is so easy to make at home. However, be sure to read directions carefully, use the listed ingredients, and be patient. Sometimes it takes a little time and experimentation to get your slime just the right consistency.
Most importantly, have fun!!
How to Make Edible Floam with Marshmallows
Start by whipping up a batch of our edible silly putty slime (our most popular slime recipe of all time!)
Once you’ve got the perfect slime, add a cup of mini marshmallows to the bowl. Stir with a spoon until marshmallows are coated in slime.
Tip: We actually finish mixing our floam by hand, because it allows us to work the marshmallows in better.
We aim for a ratio of 2/3 marshmallows to 1/3 slime. This gives the floam a bouncy, fluffy texture – it makes a great sensory stress reliever! Feel free to adjust to your own preferences.
Another option is to cut your marshmallows in half to get smaller “foam” balls, more like the traditional floam that you might find in stores. Since this takes a little extra time, we often stick to the whole marshmallows, but both varieties are super satisfying to play with!
Can Kids Really Eat This Slime?
Here’s the scoop…
Yes, this DIY floam is taste-safe. However it’s not really “food” and not meant to be eaten in large amounts.
It’s meant to be safe for little kids who are always sticking things in their mouth. And fun!
Always supervise young children when playing with any slime recipe.
Here’s a Printable Copy of the Marshmallow Floam Recipe:
Edible Floam Slime Recipe
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 package sugar free Jello we used half of the 1.55 ounce box
- Stir together cornstarch and sugar-free Jello powder in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add water to dry ingredients, 2 tablespoons at a time. Stir until a paste begins to form.
- Continue to add water slowly, until the slime clumps together instead of sticking to the bottom/sides of bowl.
- Add a handful of marshmallows and work into the slime. Add more if needed to achieve your desired texture.
Three Slime Recipes Everyone Should Learn
There are three starter slime recipes that form the base for hundreds of awesome slime variations, like this Edible Floam Slime. Once you master these basic recipes, you can make almost anything!
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From seasonal & holiday slime, to glow-in-the-dark slime, there are 43 unique slime recipes for hours of play! Many of them are brand new and never published!
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Our edible slime recipes are made with simple household ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. Perfect for hours of sensory play that’s safe and non-toxic!