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Jell-O Slime! An Edible Taste-Safe Recipe

Jello Slime! Looking for a fun edible taste-safe slime recipe? This easy Jell-O Slime recipe, is it! No borax, no glue, or any other crazy ingredients required. You'll just need a few simple ingredients (that you may already have on-hand in your kitchen.) This Jell-O Slime is perfect for younger kids, and toddlers. It also makes a great little kitchen experiment / STEM activity, for children.

Hi friends, how is your summer going? We've been filling most of our days at the pool and the water park.  In our "downtime," we've been enjoying fun and simple activities, like this one, at home. The slime craze is still going strong around here, so this DIY Jell-O Slime was a BIG hit with all of our kids. Because this Jell-O Slime recipe only requires simple ingredients that you can find in your kitchen, it was safe for all of the kids to play with {and taste-test!} even the toddlers.

Grab the simple list of ingredients and instructions to make your own Jell-O slime, below.

Jell-O Slime - Edible Taste Safe Recipe

Recipe yields: 1 Cup of Jell-O Slime

What you'll need:
  • Measuring cups
  • A mixing bowl
  • Wooden craft sticks or a spoon to stir your Jell-O Slime ingredients
  • 3 oz. Box of sugar free Jell-O ( I recommend using sugar free Jell-O only - of the 4 batches that we made, it made the best Jell-O Slime. The dye doesn't stain hands quite as much when using the sugar free variety. NOTE: if using Cherry / flavors that are red in color it will leave some dye behind on your hands. It comes off after a few hand washes. 
  • 1 C. Cornstarch
  • 1/2 C. Warm Water
  • A cookie sheet or play/activity tray for playing with your prepared slime / to protect the surface that you're playing on.

How to:
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine cornstarch and contents of Jell-O packet. Mix the cornstarch and Jell-O mixture together well (combining both of the dry ingredients evenly), using a spoon or a wooden craft stick. Refer to image above. 
  2. Slowly mix water into the mixture (stirring the entire time.) The mixture may become tough to stir as you're adding water. Resist adding extra water though, as the consistency will become more like oobleck and less like slime. Continue to stir until the entire 1/2 cup of water has been incorporated evenly. If you need to add water add a small drop or two at a time, because the consistency will change quickly. 
  3. Play with your prepared Jell-O Slime on a protected surface or tray, have fun, and ENJOY! 
Store Jell-O slime in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You may need to add a drop or two of water to the mixture after it's been refrigerated to bring it back to the desired consistency.

Note: I recommend only playing with this slime recipe on a cookie sheet or a play/activity tray to prevent staining of surfaces.