What’s inside: A colorful, taste-safe edible silly putty recipe that only requires 3 simple ingredients! The most popular slime featured on our blog in 2017!
Edible Silly Putty
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 Flubber 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 taste-safe Jello slime is the recipe for you!
Updated January 2018 — This edible silly putty was hands down our most popular slime recipe of 2017! Be sure to watch the demo video tutorial under the ingredients list to see exactly how it’s made.
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.
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.
Affiliate links provided for your convenience in recreating this recipe; read our disclosure policy here.
Edible Jello Slime Ingredients
Watch this quick video demo to see how our edible Jello slime is made:
Continue scrolling to see the photo step-by-step instructions below.
Tip: Don’t have Jello? Try our edible pudding slime recipe!
How to Make Our Easy Edible Silly Putty Slime
Pour cornstarch and sugar-free Jello in a medium mixing bowl.
TIP: In case you’re wondering why I recommend sugar-free Jello, I find that it doesn’t stick to hands as much as regular Jello. Either will work for the recipe, but sugar-free is a bit less messy.
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.
Keep reading for tips on getting the perfect slime, cleanup, and slime safety, as well as more of our favorite slime recipes!
Can’t Get Enough Slime??
From seasonal & holiday slime, to glow-in-the-dark slime, there’s over 30 recipes for hours of play!
Slime Making Tips
- 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.
How to Make a Mess-free Slime Experience
One of our readers shared this simple tip for mess-free play and we loved it so much that we asked if we could share!
For mess-free slime play, simply scoop your silly putty mixture into a plastic zipper bag and seal. It’s also perfect for kids that don’t like sticky hands and it keeps slime from drying out as quickly. Win-win!
More Edible Slime and Play Dough Recipes:
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!
More of our favorite homemade slime and play dough recipes:
Smells just like a cup of hot cocoa – yum!!
Heavenly-smelling Birthday Cake Batter Edible Play Dough recipe (it’s taste-safe too!)
Seriously, this soft homemade play dough smells out of this world! No cooking required to make it!
Be sure to check out our “Magic” Transforming Cloud Dough recipe too!
This cloud dough was an accident, but it turned out to have such a neat surprise!
…and our homemade GAK recipe!
Just like the stuff I played with as a kid!! Our noisy Gal recipe pops, squeaks, and makes all kinds of funny sounds when you squish it!
Pin this edible silly putty on Pinterest to save the recipe for later or to share with your friends:
Want more tips to make life easier?
Join my weekly update with inspirational messages, free family-friendly activities, giveaways, special offers, and more! You'll get a FREE daily goal planner just for subscribing!
Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 11:43 am
Have you ever thought about starting a blog of your own? Click here to find out more!
Follow the Soccer Mom Blog on Pinterest - Facebook- Twitter - Instagram