Ever since making our Edible Candy Slime, I’ve been getting tons of edible slime requests – and even people asking for healthy edible slime! Well, I’m not really sure if you can ever call an edible slime healthy, but I can at least make a non-candy slime! So today, I’m sharing with you an Edible Honey Slime made with just 3 ingredients!
Edible Honey Slime Recipe
I surprised my daughter with this edible honey slime for our recent Family Movie Night.
Can you believe we had never watched Winnie the Pooh?! The theme song was one of her favorite songs as a baby and she loves the ride at Disneyworld, but somehow we had completely skipped ever watching the movie, so last Friday I surprised her with this slime and a Pooh-bear inspired menu!
I might as well have skipped making dessert because she just kept sneaking little tastes of her honey slime! I was reluctant to try it, but it actually wasn’t bad. (It almost resembled a honey-flavored taffy.)
It was stretchy, squishy and just slightly tacky (but not so sticky that we had to peel it off our hands or anything). It has a thicker consistency than most slimes, but was stretchier than play dough, and had an amazing honey smell.
Although I’ve been making glue-based slimes for my daughter since she was little, I like to provide alternatives for her and my daycare kids to play with. I personally don’t have any concerns about the ingredients in our non-edible slime recipes, but I do feel a lot better when the kids are basically playing with food versus a glue-based concoction – and it’s a great way to include younger kids who may try to sneak a taste.
Especially if your kids are playing with slime more than once a month, I think edible slimes are a great option – and they allow for younger siblings to get involved in the sensory play, too! Even if kids are past the age of tasting the slime, they still might not be so great about remembering not to touch their mouth or eyes while playing with the slime – and edible slimes are less of a risk than touching their face after playing with glue-based slimes.
Not to mention: while this recipe is slightly sticky/tacky, it’s not messy in the slightest – unlike goopy, drippy glue-based slime recipes. (The kind I find myself scraping off my baseboards way too often!)
(Keep in mind that it is generally recommended that babies under 1 year of age should not eat honey for risk of Clostridium botulinum spores which can cause botulism. This is not a risk in older children, and personally I don’t know anyone brave enough to hand an 8 month old a handful of slime – but more power to you if you do! I’ve had some readers report back to me that golden syrup or maple syrup both work as a replacement for the honey in this recipe, and those are okay for that age group.)
Don’t get fancy and use your gourmet, raw $20 honey in this recipe. Go for the cheapest stuff you can find at the grocery store – or use this recipe to use up those leftover bits of honey in the bottom of the bottle that have started to crystallize – which is 100% what I did. I had a bottle that we had just over an inch of honey left in the bottle and we could not squeeze it out anymore so I cut open the bottle and scraped out the crystallized honey with a spoon. (Just heat up the honey in the microwave for 25 seconds, or place the honey bottle in a container of hot water, to return the honey to a liquid state.)
My friend Stacey (who I run In the Kids Kitchen with – our kids’ recipe site) is an edible slime queen. You can check out her edible slime recipes here.
As for our honey slime, check out my quick video on how to make it below (pay attention to the consistency as edible slimes can be tricky the first time around) and then scroll down to grab your free recipe printable to make your own edible honey slime!
Ingredients for Edible Honey Slime
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1-2 Tablespoons oil
Tip: these ingredients are all estimates – different honeys, different climates and different house temperatures can all affect how much cornstarch or oil you will need for your edible honey slime – so make sure to watch the video to see what consistency you should be aiming for.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large bowl
- Cutting board or clean table surface
How to Make Edible Honey Slime
Heat the honey for 45 seconds in the microwave.
Add the cornstarch 2 Tablespoons at a time until completely incorporated into the honey.
You will eventually have to start kneading the cornstarch in.
Knead until the slime is not sticky and is completely cohesive – if it is still sticking to your hands after two minutes of kneading, add a bit more cornstarch.
Add the oil, as needed, until the slime is stretchy and not sticky.
Note: you may want to keep some cornstarch or oil on hand if this slime keeps sticking to your kids hands. Both are pretty good for reducing the stickiness with edible slimes – while I prefer the oil and find that it works a bit better, my daughter hates the sensation of the oil on her hands for more than a couple minutes and she prefers the cornstarch.
Grab your free printable for our edible honey slime recipe:
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1-2 Tablespoons oil
- Heat the honey for 45 seconds in the microwave.
- Add the cornstarch 2 Tablespoons at a time until completely incorporated into the honey - you will eventually have to start kneading the cornstarch in.
- Knead until the slime is not sticky and is completely cohesive - if it is still sticking to your hands after two minutes of kneading, add a bit more cornstarch.
- Add the oil, as needed, until the slime is stretchy and not sticky.
- Note: you may want to keep some cornstarch or oil on hand if this slime keeps sticking to your kids hands. Both are pretty good for reducing the stickiness with edible slimes - while I prefer the oil and find that it works a bit better, my daughter hates the sensation of the oil on her hands for more than a couple minutes and she prefers the cornstarch.
This stretchy, squishy edible honey slime is such a fun recipe for kids to play with – and a great addition to a Teddy Bear Picnic or Winnie the Pooh movie night. It’s a great Disney craft or Disney sensory play idea to add to a party, too!