How to make edible slime
Let’s make candy slime – an edible toy!
Perform this experiment only under adult supervision.
- gummy bears;
- glass bowl;
- 1:1 mixture of starch and powdered sugar;
- water bath.
Gummy bears contain mostly gelatin and glucose syrup. Gelatin is a dietary supplement derived from collagen. It is used as a thickener or gelling agent in food products, medicines, and cosmetics. Gummy bears also contain glucose syrup, which can consist of up to 43% glucose. When the marmalade bears are heated, they melt to form a viscous, sticky mass. When the starch and powdered sugar are introduced to the mixture, their particles stick to the gelatin and glucose syrup, reducing the adhesive properties of the mass and turning it into elastic candy mega-slime!