While you’re not going to serve it up for breakfast, this easy DIY edible slime recipe can be a great sensory activity for those kids who like to occasionally give things a “taste test”.
DIY slime? That you can eat?! The kids are going to love this project. And as a parent, you are going to love how easy this stuff is to clean. I swear to you as disgusting as this slime looks and feels it’s actually pretty easy to work with and clean up. And if the kids just happen to play royal tester with this slime, it won’t hurt their tummies.
Let’s get started!
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Make it any colour you like! Source: supplied.
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What you need:
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup cornflour
- 1 drop food dye
- 100 ml vegetable oil
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
Note: It is not essential that you wear gloves for this activity. However, you may choose to wear gloves if you can’t stand the feel of anything slimy.
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Wear gloves if you want to, they’re not necessary. Source: supplied.
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Pour ½ a cup of room temperature honey into a mixing bowl.
Add 1 cup of cornflour to the honey, stirring in a little at a time.
Add a drop of blue food dye into the mixture. Stir the mixture to get the food dye well blended into the mixture.
Slowly add oil into the dough-like mixture and knead it for a couple of minutes. Note that we want the dough to be slimy and stretchy, not sticky. If the mixture is still sticky at the end then add in a little more cornstarch and knead it through.
When finished playing with the slime store in an airtight container, and place in the fridge. The honey slime will absolutely harden in the fridge, so make sure to let it thaw at room temperature before playing with it the next day.
Store it in the fridge, then let it thaw out and play with it again! Source: supplied.