A soothing cross between slime and play dough, this edible pudding slime recipe smells almost good enough to eat! (And it’s taste-safe!) Our most popular edible slime of ALL time!
Edible Pudding Slime (Easy Kid Safe Recipe)
We already love making edible slime recipes at home! We’ve tried so far:
- Color Changing Edible Silly Putty with Jello
- Edible Chocolate Slime
- Birthday Cake Frosting Play Dough
- Unicorn Poop Play Dough
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Slime
- Super Stretchy Edible Marshmallow Slime
But what do you do on a day you’re craving some squishy slime sensory play, and don’t have the usual ingredients?
Make a new recipe of course!!
Today we dug some old boxes of instant pudding out of the back of our pantry — who knows how long they’ve been there, so might as well get some use out of them!
The result was a fantastic-smelling hybrid between slime and play dough. We even tried a couple different flavors and made a banana split! Because more slime = more fun!
The best part is that this pudding slime recipe is made with all food ingredients, so if your kiddo sneaks a taste it’s not a big deal.
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Pudding Slime Ingredients
This recipe rocks because you only need 3 simple ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen! I’ve included affiliate links for your convenience; disclosure policy here.
Tip: If your kids love making edible slime, stock up on corn starch! It’s one of the safe slime ingredients we use ALL the time!
Check out our easy demo video how to make pudding slime!
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(Keep reading for full photo step-by-step instructions and slime making tips!)
How to make Edible Pudding Slime
Add instant pudding mix and half of your cornstarch to a mixing bowl. Add 1/3 cup water and stir until slime begins to form (it will be pretty sticky at this point)
Slowly add the rest of your cornstarch, stirring as you go. When slime thickens and is hard to stir with a spoon, finish kneading by hand.
Tip: Making slime isn’t an exact science, and sometimes I need to add a bit more water if the slime is dry, or a bit more corn starch if it is sticky. I’d compare it to making bread: sometimes you need to keep working in flour until you have the perfect consistency.
Click here to learn how to make slime perfectly every time (including our favorite ingredients and troubleshooting tips!)
Note: Keep in mind that this edible Jello slime won’t behave exactly like stretchy glue/borax slime, as they have different properties and react differently. However, I feel that safety aspect of an edible slime is well worth the trade, especially with younger children.
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Slime Safety Tips
While this pudding slime recipe is technically edible, it’s not meant to be consumed as food. Always supervise kids when playing with slime, even taste-safe slime.
Read this next: How to Make Slime Safely
To make Banana Split Pudding Slime:
Make two batches of slime with banana split pudding and one batch of chocolate pudding slime (try our chocolate “poop emoji” slime!)
Add a couple drops of pink food coloring to one batch of banana pudding slime and knead until it turns a light pink. This is the “strawberry” scoop.
Now have fun making your banana split! You can incorporate lots of things you already have around the kitchen for hours of sensory play:
- ice cream scoop
- plastic bowls & spoons
- chocolate syrup
Make an “ice cream” parlor: For more ideas on setting up a play dough ice cream shop, check out this post from Sugar Spice & Glitter! (We also love this sturdy wooden ice cream play set by Melissa & Doug)
Easy clean-up: Discard slime when done playing (or you may be able to keep covered in the fridge for a day or two and re-hydrate with water), and simply wash hands and play area with soap and water.
Related: Be sure to try our most-viral slime recipe! This “magic” color-changing silly putty is taste-safe and only requires 3 simple ingredients.
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Last updated on February 24th, 2019 at 08:38 pm