Amazing Edible, Non-Toxic Slime Recipes For Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Aged Children

DIY Slime has been a popular trend with children. It is easy to find diy slime recipes, but how safe are these recipes? It has been a concern for some families and educators. Is it safe to use ingredients like Borax and contact solution in DIY slime recipes? It is concerning how some slime recipes do not indicate the quantities of ingredients like Borax that contain chemical substances. If ingested, it can be harmful to children.

Try these four EDIBLE, NON-TOXIC, SAFE slime recipes for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children:



Pre-made pudding

1/4 -1/2 cup cornstarch

Food colouring

Put 2 or 3 drops of food colouring in the pudding. Mix it up. Put the colourful pudding in a bowl. Gradually add the cornstarch. Rub cornstarch on hands before kneading the pudding mixture. Knead until dough like texture. If too sticky. add more cornstarch.

Keep in a sealed container in the fridge. It may last up two days.

We used NEON food colouring for the bright colours.

Alternative: Use chocolate pudding Watch it on ECE Network Connections Youtube Channel:



1/2 packet powdered jello or sugar-free jello

1 cup cornstarch (more If needed)

3/4 cup boiling water

Put cornstarch in a bowl. Add powdered jello to the cornstarch. Mix it up. Gradually add the boiling water to jello mixture. Rub cornstarch on hands before kneading. Knead into a slime -dough texture.

Tip: Red Coloured Jello may stain hands. Stain will come out after hand washing with soap several times.

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1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup powdered sugar

food colouring

cooking oil spray

Melt marshmallows in microwave for 30 seconds. Spray cooking oil in a mixing bowl. Put the melted marshmallows in the bowl. Add cornstarch, oil, icing sugar, and food colouring to the marshmallows. Mix it up with a spatula. Wait 15 minutes for the mixture to cool down. Rub vegetable oil on hands. Knead the marshmallow mixture into a slime-dough like texture. If too stick, add more oil.

SAFETY TIP : Let marshmallows cool down before children use it.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. It will be good to play with the next day. Place it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds, let it cool before playing with it.

Alternative : Use coloured marshmallows instead of food colouring.

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1/2 can of condensed milk

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

Put condensed milk in a microwaveable container. Heat for 10 seconds. Gradually add the cornstarch to the condensed milk.

Caution: condensed milk is very hot.

Mix in the cocoa powder. Knead into a ’slime-dough‘ texture.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. It can last up to two days. Watch it on ECE Network Connections Youtube Channel

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