This edible slime recipe with two ingredients is a fun sensory activity for the holidays – perfect if you are looking for a safe slime with no glue.
We love slime – it has has been a regular sensory activity in our home for years!
I have learned how to remove it from just about every surface in the house – including an eventful day of cleaning it out of my daughter’s hip-length hair (after trying several methods, vinegar was the winner – though it did dry out her hair a bit) – and we’ve done our fair share of experimenting developing different recipes (like with our secret ingredient fluffy slime or our glow in the dark mud).
However, with mixed age groups I’ve always leaned towards taste-safe sensory play activities – it just seems so unfair to make something so fun that our youngest kids can’t safely join in on!
Our cranberry slime recipe is only two ingredients and completely edible – and it’s so easy to make that kids can whip it up themselves with a bit of guidance.
It’s stretchy, jiggly, and oozy – it doesn’t stretch quite as far as a glue-based slime but we loved exploring it’s unique texture and the resistance the slime gave when we tried to squish it. It is somewhat moldable like play dough but returns quickly to it’s slime-like consistency when you stop exerting pressure on it. (It’s not liquidy like an oobleck, either.)
Encourage kids to think like scientists and make observations about this unique slime as they play. Let them touch, look, smell and taste – and maybe even experiment a bit with it.
This edible slime makes an awesome present, party favour – or just a fun way to keep the kids entertained over the holidays! We’ll be whipping some up at our Christmas party since it’s way less messy than our glue slimes and doesn’t stick to clothing. I got some on my white shirt as we were making it and it just rinsed right off.
Check out our quick video for how to make edible cranberry slime (those are my six year old’s hands measuring and mixing it up) – and see how awesome it is to play with!
Ingredients for Edible Cranberry Slime
- 1 cup cranberry sauce
- 1 cup cornstarch, plus extra as needed *cornstarch is called corn flour in the UK
- Mason jar, optional storage
- Red baking twine, optional gift wrapping
- Cranberry twig, optional gift wrapping
Tip: you can adjust the amounts of cranberry sauce and cornstarch to whatever you like – as long as it’s equal parts.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Large bowl
- Measuring cups
How to Make Two-Ingredient Edible Christmas Slime
Place the cranberry sauce in a bowl and work out some of the large clumps. I liked the look and texture of leaving a few cranberries intact, but go with your own preferences for texture.
Add an equal amount of cornstarch and stir well. It will get increasingly hard to stir and you may need to start using your hands to knead it together. Add more cornstarch as needed to get a not-sticky, dough-like texture.
When you achieve a consistency like you see in our pictures – have fun!
Store in the fridge when not in use.
To decorate for gift-giving, cut off a piece of baking twine and wrap twice around the mason jar lid and secure with a single knot. Place the cranberry twig on top and double knot in place.
Grab your free printable for our Easy Edible Cranberry Slime recipe:
This edible slime recipe is an awesome way to involve all of the kids in some fun sensory slime without glue – even your little tasters!
It kept for a week in the fridge (and possibly could’ve lasted longer). You could keep it out of the fridge if you only plan to play with it for a day. You will have to knead it after it comes out of the fridge – avoid the temptation to add water, it will return to it’s previous slime consistency on it’s own as it comes to room temperature.