Who doesn’t love playing with slime? Kids love the weird feeling of this gooey substance squishing and sliding through their fingers. A lot of slime recipes are made with things like glue or borax and while they work really well they aren’t necessarily something you want younger kids playing with since the the slime will inevitably make it into their mouths somehow.
Enter “taste safe” slime. This slime recipe is really easy to make and as a bonus it is taste safe. By taste safe I don’t mean you should eat it, but if you happen to swallow a little it won’t harm you. All you need for this recipe is some fiber powder (Metamucil for example) and water.
- Measure about 2 cups of water into a microwave safe bowl
- Add 2-3 teaspoons of fiber powder into the bowl of water
- Optionally, add a few drops of food coloring
- Stir the powder into the water until it is dissolved
- Microwave the mixture until it begins to boil, it should take around 2-4 minutes
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir it again
- Microwave the mixture again until it begins to boil
- Allow the mixture to cool before playing with it
After the slime was cooled we poured it into some plates so the kids could play with it more easily. They had a lot of fun squishing it between their fingers and trying to see how much of it they could pick up and hold in their hands before it slipped out.
Thankfully the cleanup was pretty easy once the kids were done playing. Most of the slime sticks together so it can be scraped off of hands and tables without much difficulty. Make sure you don’t dump all of the slime down the drain when you are done with it. It is fairly thick and could cause clogging. I would recommend throwing it out in the trash instead to avoid drain issues.
This gooey, taste safe slime recipe was a lot of fun for our kids to play with. To explore further you can also experiment with different ratios of fiber and water to see how that effects the consistency of the slime.