My kids are sensory seekers, and my youngest, especially, loves putting things into her mouth. She’s always chewing on pencils, pens, doll shoes, straws, her fingers, random objects in grocery stores…
There is really no end to what she will try to put in her mouth. We like to make slime because she loves it, but of course, she’s tried to eat it before. Borax and glue aren’t really edible, so we had to come up with an edible slime that was safe for my daughter to eat. I didn’t just want a slime that was taste-safe, but one that could actually be eaten and not give my daughter a stomach ache if she ate a lot.
This slime is basically a simple candy, but it’s super fun to play with and stretch before eating.
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Edible Slime: Tasty Candy Slime for Kids!
You won’t find an easier recipe for edible slime. It does take just a bit of time to put together, but it’s so worth it if you have sensory seekers that can’t keep things out of their mouths!
What you’ll need to make edible slime:
Mix two tablespoons of cornstarch into your condensed milk along with food coloring in a small pot.
Heat on medium heat, stirring CONSTANTLY, until the mixture starts to thicken.
You don’t want to let it thicken too much, or else it turns into hard candy, so you will want to keep an eye on it as it is cooking. It took our milk about 7 minutes to get to the right consistency.
Pour the slime into a disposable container (for easier clean-up) and let cool completely. This can take 30 minutes or so.
Once the slime is cool, coat your hands in cornstarch before starting to play.
Mix and play with the slime and then eat it!
No worries about harmful ingredients, there’s just a bit of sugar!
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