How to make slime

This homemade edible slime recipe is easily made from everyday kitchen ingredients, including cornflour and coconut milk. It’s ideal for families who enjoy DIY crafts. 

Edible slime recipe

Makes 1 large ball or 2 smaller balls  Prep 15 mins  No cook

200g cornflour, sieved
50g icing sugar 
175ml coconut milk (from a can), stirred 
a few drops gel food colouring 

1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spoon until you have a smooth, thick paste. Once the slime has come together, use your hands to roll a little of the mixture into a ball. If it crumbles, add a little more coconut milk, 1 tablespoon at a time. If it’s too soft or liquid, add a little more cornflour until it’s pliable and stretchy.

2. The slime can dry out a little as you play with it. If this happens, simply knead with wet hands to soften it up again. 

Top tips for making edible slime

  • If the slime firms up too much while you’re kneading it, add extra water or coconut milk to loosen. 
  • For the best finish, add gel food colorings rather than liquid versions. They’ll give a stronger color without altering the consistency. If you are using liquid food coloring, add a little more cornflour until you get the desired texture.