How to make edible slime

Let’s make candy slime – an edible toy!

Safe­ty pre­cau­tions

Per­form this ex­per­i­ment only un­der adult su­per­vi­sion.


  • gum­my bears;
  • glass bowl;
  • 1:1 mix­ture of starch and pow­dered sug­ar;
  • wa­ter bath.

Step-by-step in­struc­tions

Pour some gum­my bears into a glass bowl and melt them in a wa­ter bath. Grad­u­al­ly add a mix­ture of starch and pow­dered sug­ar, stir­ring of­ten, un­til the gum­my sub­stance turns into slime!

Process de­scrip­tion

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!