taste safe slime

Activities & Days Out / 9 March, 2017 / Nanny Anita

Taste-Safe Slime for Craft Eaters

Today I’ll be introducing you to my newest charge – BB. He is currently only a few weeks old, so although he really isn’t old enough to enjoy the fun of slime (he cried when I touched his hand with it). This is taste safe slime which is geared towards children who put things in their mouths.

I’m not such a big fan of calling crafts ‘edible’. It gives the impression that your child can eat it, which I personally disagree with. I don’t want my charges learning that it is okay to put things like paint or slime etc into their mouths. So, I’d much rather refer to these sorts of crafts as ‘taste-safe’, meaning that if they do put them in their mouths, I will still discourage them from doing it, but they are ‘taste-safe’, and have no nasty things in them.

Make sure you follow my slime board on Pinterest for more ideas and don’t forget to save the pin for later.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of Psyllium Husk
  • Food colouring
  • Microwave
  • Microwavable bowl

I do apologise for the lack of pictures for this activity, we were all too fascinated playing with it to take a picture

Add 1 tbsp of psyllium husk and food colouring to 1 cup of water and mix well.

Next place into a microwave for 3 minutes. I highly recommend putting it in a large bowl as this will expand while it is being heated.

Take it out after 3 minutes and give it a stir.

Then place it back in the microwave for another 1.5-2 minutes.

When you take it out, be careful as it will be very hot.

Once it has completely cooled it is ready to play with.

YC and EC were my test subjects, and they really loved the feel of this slime. It has the consistency of snot! Which is rather gross, but it certainly appealed to the EC because of that.

Unfortunately the colour does seem to come out of this slime, so make sure your little ones play with it on a surface that can be cleaned.

Please make sure that your little ones don’t actually eat this slime, although it maybe taste safe, if they do eat this then you may find that it upset their bowel movements.

Pin for later:

Make this taste safe slime using only 2 ingredients. Suitable for babies and toddlers who still put things in their mouths.

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