How to make edible slime

Mix up a batch of this delicious edible slime that’s fun to play with and a treat to eat

How to make edible slime

Mix up a batch of this delicious edible slime that’s fun to play with and a treat to eat

Making edible slime is fun for all the family to play with and to eat! This recipe is taste-safe, so if it does end up in your kid’s mouth there’s no need to panic. It’s so good to be able to let them play and explore however they want to without worrying.

How to make edible slime

Slime is great for sensory play, kids love the gooey feeling, bright colour and squidgy texture. And with our marshmallow slime recipe, it tastes good too. For more tasty fun, have a go at our edible playdough recipe.

If you don’t want to add extra food colouring, try to find colourful marshmallows instead. Or for something a little snazzier, swap the colourful sprinkles for edible glitter. Watch as the glossy pink slime shimmers and sparkles as you play.

Carry on getting creative with the kids with our playdough recipe and other fun science experiments.

To make edible slime you will need:

  • 50g marshmallows
  • 2tsp vegetable oil
  • 3tbsp icing sugar
  • 3tbsp cornflour
  • Sprinkles
  • Gel food colouring

To make edible slime you will need

How to make edible slime:

1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the marshmallows on a medium heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds and then stir. If they’re not completely melted, return to the microwave for a further 10 seconds. Repeat until melted through.

Melt the marshmallows

2. Combine the icing sugar and cornflour in a separate bowl. Add 1tbsp of the dry mixture to the melted marshmallows and stir. Keep adding spoonfuls of the icing sugar and flour until it becomes difficult to mix.

Stir the slime ingredients

3. Once the mixture has cooled, begin kneading the slime with your hands. Add a couple of drops of food colouring if you like.

Knead the slime mixture

4. Add 1tsp of vegetable oil and continue kneading until the mixture becomes a little less sticky.

Add some sprinkles:

Mix sprinkles into the slime

5. For extra fun and colour, add in some sprinkles during playtime. Store the edible slime in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it, but don’t wait too long as the edible slime won’t last forever.

Esme Clemo
Craft Writer

Esme is Future's resident craft expert, working across titles such as GoodTo, Woman&Home, Woman’s Weekly, Woman, Woman’s Own, Chat, Now, Pick Me Up and The Craft Network. Successfully turning her sewing hobby into a career, she's adept in a number of crafts, including sewing, papercraft, calligraphy, embroidery and printing.