Inside: A huge collection of edible slime recipes for kids. If you want to learn how to make slime without glue, you’ve come to the right place!
We love slime!! But when you have toddlers and preschoolers, safety is a priority. That’s why we created these edible slime recipes that you can make with simple ingredients found in the kitchen! Taste safe and worry free!
Why Edible Slime?
If you’ve seen the slime recipes circulating on social media, then you’ve likely noticed that many of them contain ingredients like glue and/or borax. While generally safe when supervised, they’re not the best idea for toddlers or young kids that still like to taste-test everything they play with.
As a mom of young kids, I decided to create SAFE edible slime for my girls to enjoy. Our first and most popular recipe (see below) was such a hit that we decided to try other ingredients too!
Slime is a wonderful sensory activity and very soothing for kids (and grown-ups too!) Our edible slime recipes are all simple (most are 2-3 ingredients) and made with safe, food-based ingredients that are easy to find. In fact, you might already have many of the items we used in your own kitchen.
So while we do love to make traditional slime recipes such as galaxy slime, with the younger kiddos its all about taste-safe recipes!
How Do You Make Edible Slime?
What I love about these kid friendly slime recipes is that they are easy enough that kids can actually make them! Yes, they might be a little bit messy, but they are food ingredients that usually clean up easily. (Unlike glue based slimes which could get stuck in carpet or be tough to clean up).
The first thing I would do is to create a workspace for kids. We love these play trays for keeping the slime contained while kids play.
We usually make our slime at the kitchen table, which has a tile floor beneath it. That way we can simply wipe up any spills if needed. You could also buy a cheap plastic tablecloth to put under the table too. Or make slime outside on a pretty day!
I recommend gathering all of your slime ingredients, a big mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons before you bring the kids over, so that way everything is all set for them to start mixing. I’d also print out the slime recipes so you have those handy instead of keeping a phone or computer on the table where it could get messy.
What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Edible Slime?
These are some of our favorite ingredients for making non glue slime and taste safe slime.
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- corn starch (stock up on this ingredient!!)
- cocoa powder
- sugar free gelatin
- white frosting
- instant pudding
- rainbow sprinkles
- non-stick silicone mat (for easy clean-up)
Is Edible Slime Really Edible?
I think a better way to describe these recipes is “taste safe slime.” They’re technically edible, but aren’t intended to be eaten as a snack or meal.
The reason I started creating edible slime recipes in the first place was to allow my youngest daughter to join in the slime play, without worrying about her accidentally ingesting toxic ingredients.
If you’re worried about kids actually trying to eat the slime, don’t worry, most of them don’t actually taste that good. So if your kid sneaks a taste, they probably won’t try to eat more! But they also won’t get sick!
ALL of Our Edible Slime Recipes in ONE Place (with demo videos)
Read on for all of our favorite edible slime recipes! This list will be updated as we come up with exciting new creations…so stay tuned!
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Our Most Popular Edible Slime:
With almost 90K shares (and counting) this Edible Silly Putty is our most popular edible slime recipe of all!
The coolest part? It changes color as you mix it!!
Check out this quick demo video that shows how to make our edible silly putty:
Our NEWEST Edible Slime Concoction: JELL-O Play One Ingredient Slime
Have you heard about JELLO brand’s slime mixes and slime kits? We got a sample to review and we’ll show you how it works! It’s edible, just like JELLO!
Note: There are more 1-ingredient slime recipes in the post, though they are not all edible.
Super-Stretchy Marshmallow Slime
We’ll show you how to make marshmallow slime two different ways. You can use regular marshmallows OR marshmallow fluff. The result is one of the softest and stretchiest edible slimes of all!
How to make edible marshmallow slime:
Edible Pudding Slime that Smells Amazing!
This edible slime recipe went wildly viral on Facebook and once you try it, you’ll see why!
Pudding slime is a super soft cross between slime and play dough. It’s taste-safe and it smells absolutely amazing!! Only 3 ingredients needed.
How to make pudding edible slime:
The Original Jello Slime
BEFORE Jello made their own slime kits, we made a Jello slime recipe using edible ingredients! You only need 3 simple ingredients to make our original Jello slime recipe. Accept no imitations!
How to make Jello slime:
Edible Chocolate Slime
Because everything is better with chocolate!! I love this one because it smells just like hot cocoa! Perfect for indoor play on a cold day!
Watch our instructional video to make edible chocolate slime:
Our homemade edible pizza slime is super stretchy and it smells like a fresh-baked pie full of sauce-y cheesy goodness. If you are a pizza fan (and most kids are, right?), then you’ve got to try this one!
Funny enough, this pizza slime recipe caused quite the stir when we first published it! Who knew pizza could be so controversial?!
Birthday Cake Batter Edible Play Dough
A close cousin of slime, play dough is just as much fun for sensory play! This is an awesome way to use leftover canned frosting! Who knew?!
Taste-Safe Glow in the Dark Slime
Take your homemade slime to the next level with this groovy glow in the dark slime recipe! Just wait until you find out the “secret ingredient” that makes this slime glow under blacklight!
Super Stretchy Candy Slime
An awesome way to use extra Halloween candy! This 3-ingredient edible slime made from candy is thick like silly putty. It’s stretchy and it actually tastes good too!
How to make candy slime video:
“Unicorn Poop” Edible Play Dough
We took our deliciously scented birthday cake play dough and kicked it up a notch — unicorn style!! Kids will love to make different colors of our play dough and mix them all together to make unicorn poop. It sounds silly, but it is super fun! We even added sprinkles to our unicorn poop play dough!
Here’s the easy demo video:
Edible Floam Slime
Growing up I loved Nickelodeon Floam, which is a slime made with tiny foam balls so it is light as air and has a unique texture. Our poofy, squishy DIY Floam Slime uses mini marshmallows to get the same effect, but our floam is safe for kids to play with!
Strawberry Ice Cream Play Dough
This one isn’t officially a slime recipe, but it is one of our favorite sensory play activities that I had to include it!
This edible ice cream play dough looks, smells, and even tastes like the real thing! Except there’s no brain freeze! Kids will love this easy 2-ingredient edible play dough recipe.
Try it and you’ll see why our ice cream dough was an instant hit!
PB & J Edible Slime
A childhood lunch classic, transformed into hours of squishy sensory play — kids will love this NEW Peanut Butter & Jelly Edible Slime recipe!
This is definitely one of our most unique slime recipes that we’ve ever created!
Edible Lemonade Slime
Super stretchy and tastes just like the classic summer drink — this edible Lemonade Slime is sweet sensory fun! Grab some powdered lemonade mix and marshmallows, and we’ll show you how to make this tasty slime recipe!
Chocolate Poop Emoji Edible Slime
Yes, we went there!! But unlike the real thing, this fun poo emoji slime smells amazing…and it’s an edible slime!
I know, I know, poop and slime don’t sound like they’d go together, but I promise that kids will go wild for this one! It’s especially fun when you add edible eyeball candy to complete your poo-mojis!
How to make Chocolate Poop Emoji Edible Slime:
Stretchy Gummy Bear Slime
A stretchy, marshmallow-like slime that smells amazing and tastes delicious! Thick and tacky, but doesn’t stick to hands.
Bonus: you can store this one for a couple days in a sealed container!
Holiday Edible Slime Recipes!
Below are some special holiday-themed slime recipes:
Edible Candy Cane Slime
Just in time for Christmas! This easy edible candy cane recipe smells and tastes like the classic peppermint treat! We used food grade essential oil, but you can also use peppermint extract.
Watch this video demo to see how we make our candy cane slime:
Edible Pumpkin Pie Slime
This pumpkin pie slime is super jiggly (as opposed to stretchy) and stays in place when you mold it, so it’s perfect for pretend cooking sensory play! Grab a mini pie tin and a rolling pin and get “baking!”
Edible Pumpkin Pie Slime how-to video:
The perfect taste-safe sensory play activity for Valentine’s Day! Our squishiest slime ever!
Grab a microwave-safe bowl and watch how this fiber based slime poofs up when you heat it! It’s one of the most amazing slime transformations you’ll ever see!
How to make conversation heart slime:
Spooky Slime Cookies
Just for fun! A “slime” recipe you’re truly supposed to eat! Perfect for Halloween or to make anytime with your little slime fans!
These cute slime cookies are a fun treat to make for a slime themed birthday party too!
ALL of Our Safe Edible Slime Recipes:
(click the links below for full instructions and supply list for each)
- Edible Silly Putty
- Pudding Slime
- Edible Marshmallow Fluff Slime
- Edible Chocolate Slime
- Edible Pizza Slime
- Edible Jello Slime
- Birthday Cake Batter Edible Play Dough
- Edible Unicorn Poop Play Dough
- Gummy Bear Slime
- Chocolate Poop Emoji Slime
- Edible Pumpkin Pie Slime
- Taste-Safe Glow in the Dark Slime
- Homemade Floam Recipe (Taste-Safe!)
- Stretchy Candy Slime
- Edible Peanut Butter & Jelly Slime
- Edible Strawberry Ice Cream Play Dough
- Edible Lemonade Slime
- Edible Candy Cane Slime
- Edible Conversation Heart Slime Recipe
- JELL-O Play Edible Slime Mix
- Slow Cooker Play Dough (taste safe – though it might not taste good!)
Be sure to bookmark this list of edible slime recipes because we will update every time we make a new recipe!
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Slime Safety Tips
While all of these recipes are technically edible, they’re 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
More of our favorite taste-safe slime recipes from our blogger friends:
- Peeps Play Dough (recipe on Sugar Spice & Glitter)
- Marshmallow Dough (recipe on Steam Powered Family)
- Fake Snot Gelatin Slime (recipe on Little Bins for Little Hands)
- Fiber Slime (recipe on Little Bins for Little Hands)
- Peanut Butter Slime (recipe on Encouraging Moms at Home)
- Edible Dairy Free Play Dough (recipe on Look We’re Learning)
Want more edible slime?? Check back often because we’re always testing out new recipes!
Which one of our edible slime recipes is your favorite? Have an idea for us to try? Leave a comment below!