Kids always go crazy over slime play. Well, who doesn’t? How good is it to have a fun and edible slime recipe which is simple and quick to prepare and offers hours of playtime?
Recently in Singapore, slime play become a school trend and according to my son, all of his friends have been talking about it and bringing their homemade slime to show their friends. Needless to say, this new craze has raised concern amongst parents and many of my friends have been asking me about the safety of using liquid starch or even glue for that matter. Honestly, we’ve been using the starch+glue slime for almost 3 years and haven’t had any issues with it but I understand that some kids can be allergic to any of the ingredients.
I started looking for a safer slime recipe (also less messy and slimier than oobleck) not just to help my friends, but also to let my 2 year old be a part of the slime adventure. (She’s always got a bowl of cornstarch and water to play with while her older brother was having a blast with ‘real slime’. Not that she complained about it, oobleck was just too much fun.)
I first saw this recipe over at Kids Play Box and in tons of youtube videos. So after many (many, many) trials and errors (phew!), I found the right way to make this amazing edible slime which is surprisingly super easy, super quick and cheaper* than regular slime.
Do note that this edible slime is not as stretchy as the regular slime. Some kids may not even like it. But if health is your concern or you intend to make it for toddlers, it’s definitely a great product to try.
What it takes
Complete adult supervision needed during cooking!!
Preparation: 5 minutes
Waiting: 30-35 minutes
Setup: 5 minutes
Play: 30 minutes+
Clean up: 10 minutes
How to make Edible Slime
Care for a video recipe? Here you go! (continue reading for the written recipe)
- 1 TBSP Psyllium husk
- 1 cup of water
- Food Colouring (optional)
- Very large microwaveable bowl
- Mix all the ingredients and allow the mixture to sit for 2 minutes.
- Microwave on high for 5 minutes continuously.
- It bubbles a lot. If your bowl is large enough, it shouldn’t be a problem. But if you see that it’s going to boil over, pause the microwave briefly and resume it as soon as the level goes down.
- Let it cool down. You might place the bowl in the fridge once the heat is tolerable. Make sure you use a potholder.
- When it is cool to touch, your slime should slide right out of the bowl easily.
- Enjoy your amazing edible slime!
*A pack of psyllium husk actually cost me around $9 (nowhere near cheap) but given that I use only 1 tablespoon of the powder per batch of edible slime, it’s definitely worth every play session.
Something’s not right?
Here’s a video of my failed attempts.
If your edible slime looks similar to any of those shown in the video, I might be able to help you. Let me know in the comments below about how it worked.