Edible Slime Recipes

Learn how to make edible slime several different ways, including galaxy slime and slimes with soda and juice. All of these DIY slime recipes are super quick, easy, and best of all, edible!

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As a 90’s kid, I was obviously obsessed with Nickelodeon and wanting to get slimed. I asked my parents for slime and they did eventually get me neon pink Gak. Since I was a probably around 8 years old at the time, it didn’t take very long for that Gak to make its way to the middle of my father’s beloved La-Z-Boy. If you’re a parent, I’m sure that’s no surprise, nor the fact that I was never allowed to have slime in the house again. And as for the La-Z-Boy, it still had a pink slime stain when I went off to college.

So while I was banned as a kid, now as an adult I get to make and play with all the DIY slime I want. So when I learned you can make slime that you can actually eat, I had to try it. Therefore here are a few recipes to make your own edible slime.

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About These Edible Slime Recipes

Classic recipes typically use glue as the base and some sort of slime activator (whether that’s borax, contact lens solution, or something else). However, since these recipes are edible, they’re all slime without glue, borax, or activator.

All of these recipes show you how to make slime with Metamucil, making them all edible and a great craft for kids. Keep in mind, even though they’re technically edible they do not necessarily taste great. But you can certainly use flavors and ingredients that you like to make them taste better.

How to Make Slime Without Glue or Borax

One way to make slime without glue, borax, or a slime activator is to use Metamucil, or psyllium husk powder. Metamucil is a fiber supplement. However, keep in mind not all fiber supplements are made of psyllium husk. Therefore be sure to read the label if you’re buying a fiber powder to make sure it’s made of psyllium husks.

Holding a container of generic psyllium husk fiber powder

Since Metamucil is edible it makes a great base for edible slime recipes. When you mix psyllium husks or Metamucil with water, it turns into a gel. Then heating up this mixture removes some of the liquid, thickening it and making it gooey. The more you heat it up, the less messy and gooey it is and the more you can stretch it. Therefore if you want a stretchy slime, heat it up more. If you want a more runny and gooey slime, heat it up less.

You can certainly make edible slime without Metamucil as well, such as using flax seeds. However if you ask me which is better, I would say Metamucil slime.

Easy 2 Ingredient Edible Slime Recipe

This is the basic recipe to make edible slime using Metamucil. You can use whatever liquid you would like as long as you use the amounts listed below.

  • 1 Tbs Fiber Powder (this must be fiber powder with psyllium husks or you can use psyllium husk powder. Metamucil also works as it’s made of psyllium husks)
  •  1 Cup Liquid (this can be any kind of liquid such as water, juice, or soda)

Combine the ingredients in bowl and microwave on 30 second increments until it’s the consistency you want.

Video Instructions to Make All the Edible Slime Recipes

How to Make Glitter Galaxy Slime with Soda

Ingredients

Step by Step Instructions

You can either make one color at a time or mix a larger batch of the base and then split it into two. I made two separate batches, starting with making blue slime and then purple.

Following the basic edible slime recipe, measure out 1 tablespoon of fiber powder into a microwave safe dish.

Holding a tablespoon of light brown fiber powder over a clear glass bowl

Then measure out a cup of soda and pour it into the bowl. Since you’ll be dyeing it to make it galaxy colors, I recommend using a clear soda so you can get a more clear slime.

Pouring sprite into a 1 cup measuring cup over a glass bowl

Stir the soda and fiber powder and then put it into the microwave on 30 second increments.

Stirring an orange mixture in a glass bowl with a popsicle stick

Stir the mixture in between and check on the consistency. For a more liquid and gooey slime heat it up less. For a stretchy slime, heat it up more.

Stirring a sticky orange edible slime with a popsicle stick

When you’ve reached the consistency you want, add the food coloring.

Scooping blue food dye out of the container with a popsicle stick
Stirring blue food dye into orange edible slime turning it blue

Stir in the food coloring until it’s all mixed and it’s the color you want.

Keep in mind, the psyllium husks will naturally be a slight yellow or orange color so anything you add will also be more yellow. This is why the blue I made has a greenish tint to it.

greenish blue slime in a glass bowl

Repeat the process to make the different colors you want. In my case I also made a batch of purple. Here’s a guide on how to make purple using basic food coloring.

Then sprinkle edible glitter and glitter sprinkles on top.

shaking blue edible glitter over greenish blue diy slime with purple diy slime in a bowl next to it

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I simply couldn’t resist scooping it up at this point.

Holding homemade edible galaxy slime with glitter on top

But the key is to mix the colors together to create the full galaxy slime effect. The glitter gives it great sparkle while the sprinkles give it a unique texture.

Simply put, slime is extremely satisfying to squish around.

Lifting galaxy slime off the table. It's a mixture of purple, blue, and green slime with purple, blue, and white glitter on top

How to Make Edible Slime with Coke

Instead of making a colorful galaxy, I wanted to see what it would look like using a darker soda. Therefore this DIY slime recipe is just two ingredients.

holding a coke zero

Mix the tablespoon of Metamucil with a cup of Coke and mix together. Then put in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between.

pouring fiber powder into a mug with coke zero

This is how I figured out how to make the slime stretchy. Simply microwave it for longer.

pulling apart brown diy edible slime

How to Make Edible Slime with Juice

Just as with the other edible slime recipes, mix a tablespoon of Metamucil with a cup of liquid. Since this is juice slime, I used a Capri Sun (also again representing the 90’s).

Squeezing a capri sun into a measuring cup

Again, mix it all up and microwave it until it reaches the consistency you want.

fiber powder on top of coke zero in a white mug

The fun part about using the juice is for some reason it ended up being much brighter than the others. I think it’s because the juice had apple juice which as a slight yellow tint.

So when thinking about which liquid to use in your edible slime recipe, definitely think about the color you want it to be.

pouring orange slime into two halves of a plastic ornament

And as for the reason I’m pouring it into a plastic ornament, it’s because I wanted to store the DIY slime in something. This of course then means I’m going to make something new! Since I have a bunch of plastic ornaments from bath bombs and other craft projects laying around, I thought that would be the perfect way to store the slime.

Then I took advantage of the bright colors and drew an emoji on the ornament.

Drawing a black smile onto a heart eyed emoji with a sharpie on top of a plastic ornament

How cute is that when it’s all closed?? No more slime getting squished into the La-Z-Boy!

Holding a plastic ornament with a heart eye emoji on it filled with orange

Frequently Asked Questions About DIY Edible Slime

How do I Make the Slime More Stretchy?

In order to make slime stretchy you need to microwave it more. This is because the more you microwave it, the more water evaporates. This thickens the mixture, making it more stretchy.

What Should I Use to Color and Dye the Slime?

Food coloring! The best way to add color is to use food coloring since it’s safe to eat. Keep in mind the color of the fiber powder will likely have a yellow tint. Therefore any colors you use will also end up with a yellow tint. You then need to add more dye or be okay with a slightly yellowish color.

How Do I Get the Slime Out of Hair?

The best part of this edible slime is it’s incredibly easy to clean. Since you’re using edible materials to make it, it simply washes out of hair with shampoo or even just water.

How Do I Get the Slime Out of the Carpet and Furniture?

Just as with getting the slime out of hair, since these recipes are all made using edible ingredients, it all washes out easily with either water or any type of mild cleaner. The only thing to be worried about is any food dye as using too much could potentially leave a stain, but with normal cleaners it should come out. No more pink slime stains here!

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Edible Slime - Galaxy Glitter Slime

Learn how to make DIY edible slime with Metamucil and soda. This galaxy glitter slime is 100% edible.
Yield 1 Slime
Project Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Materials
  

  • 1 Tbsp Metamucil
  • 1 Cup Soda make sure it’s a soda that doesn’t have dyes in it such as a lemon-lime soda
  • Food Coloring
  • Edible Glitter Powder
  • Edible Glitter Sprinkles

Equipment

  • Microwave
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Popsicle Stick

Instructions
 

  • Measure out 1 tablespoon of fiber powder into a microwave safe dish.
    Holding a tablespoon of light brown fiber powder over a clear glass bowl
  • Add 1 cup of soda
    Pouring sprite into a 1 cup measuring cup over a glass bowl
  • Stir the soda and fiber powder and then put it into the microwave on 30 second increments. To make the slime more stretchy microwave it for longer.
    Stirring an orange mixture in a glass bowl with a popsicle stick
  • When you’ve reached the consistency you want, add the food coloring.
    Stirring blue food dye into orange edible slime turning it blue
  • Repeat the process to make the different colors you want. Then sprinkle edible glitter and glitter sprinkles on top.
    shaking blue edible glitter over greenish blue diy slime with purple diy slime in a bowl next to it
  • Mix the colors together to create the full galaxy slime effect.
    Lifting galaxy slime off the table. It's a mixture of purple, blue, and green slime with purple, blue, and white glitter on top

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Keyword Edible, galaxy, Glitter, Metamucil, Slime, Soda

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