Are you looking for an easy to make activity that will keep your kids entertained? Slime is such a big hit with kids! And this edible slime is safe for children that tend to put things in their mouths!

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Edible Slime

Pumpkin Slime

This pumpkin slime is so fun to make with your kids and even more fun for them to play with! 

And it smells just like pumpkin pie, making it a great slime for fall!

My son literally played with this slime for hours! It was a big hit:)

He loved the squishy feel and squeezing it in his fingers. He also loved patting it out and cutting it with cookie cutters!

While slime doesn’t stay in shapes as well as playdough does, it was still a lot of fun! 

Edible Slime

One of my favorite things about this slime is that it is completely edible! 

Now, while it does smell like pumpkin pie, I’m sure it doesn’t taste exactly like pumpkin pie, so I don’t recommend eating it like it’s dessert. However, if your little ones have a hard time not putting things in their mouths, then this slime is for you!

It is completely sample safe!

That makes it a hit in my book. Knowing that they are playing with something that is safe to eat and non toxic, takes a lot of pressure off! 

Edible Slime

How to Make Edible Slime

Making edible slime is so easy!

All you need is a mixing bowl and spoon to mix all your ingredients together. It literally only takes a couple of minutes. And the nice thing about edible slime, is that you probably already have the ingredients you need in your kitchen! 

That’s right! I decided spur of the moment to whip up this slime and I had everything I needed in my kitchen cabinets. 

I love making crafts that don’t require a lot of ingredients, are easy to make, and are cheap! And like I said above, slime keeps the kids really entertained!

Edible Slime

Edible Slime Recipe

Ok, so let’s take a look at the ingredients that you need to make this fun fall slime!

You will need:

15 oz. Pureed Pumpkin (I use this organic canned pumpkin)

2 1/2 Cups of Cornstarch (or arrow root powder)

5 Tbsp. Coconut Oil

1/2 tsp pumpkin Pie Spice 

Pumpkin Slime Recipe

And that’s it! Pretty simple huh? Technically you don’t even need the pumpkin spice. But it really does make the slime smell soooo good! 

As you can see in the above video, you want to start by dumping your pureed pumpkin into a mixing bowl. 

Next start adding the cornstarch or arrow root powder. I actually used arrow root powder in the above video because that’s what I had on hand, but either one will work. Don’t add all the cornstarch at once. I added in in cup and half cup increments to make it easier to mix and to be sure that I was getting the consistency I wanted. 

Edible Slime

How Do You Make Edible Slime?

If you want the slime to be slimier then add less cornstarch. If it feels too runny, then add more cornstarch. 

Next you want to add in the coconut oil. Again, just like the cornstarch, add a tablespoon at a time to reach the desired consistency. The coconut oil is crucial to this recipe though, otherwise the slime won’t be slimy, it will be sticky. I found that five tablespoons was just right for us, but you might find that you need a little more or a little less. 

Now the last thing to add is the pumpkin pie spice. Mix it into the slime mixture well. This is when things start to smell really good!

If you find that it’s too hard to mix with a spoon you can start mixing it with your hands. 

Edible Slime

Pumpkin Pie Slime

Now it’s time for the fun part! It’s time to start squishing and having fun!

Like I said above, my son played with this for hours!

He squished it with his hands, he used cookie cutters on a paper plate to make shapes, and he used a toothpick to poke holes and make designs in the slime. He had a blast!

One of the things that I love most about slime is how great it is for sensory stimulation and fine motor skills! Everything that I just mentioned, from using a cookie cutter to holding a small toothpick, are all valuable fine motor skill techniques. 

And the feel and smell of the slime helps to stimulate the senses, making this a great activity for those with sensory processing disorder. 

As you can see slime is a great activity for kids of all ages! 

Definitely add this slime to your fall to do list! Your kids will love it!

And be sure to come back after making it and leave me a comment letting me know how much your child enjoyed it! Did you use cookie cutters with your slime? Did you find another unique way to play with the slime? Leave me a comment and let me know! 

For more slime recipes be sure to check out:

The Ultimate Slime Recipe List

Slime Recipe

Edible Slime - Pumpkin Pie

This edible slime recipe is a great idea for a fun fall activity! It smells amazing and is a slime that is safe for little taste testers;)

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. Pureed Pumpkin
  • 2 1/2 Cups of Cornstarch (or arrow root powder)
  • 5 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin Pie Spice

Instructions

    As you can see in the above video, you want to start by dumping your pureed pumpkin into a mixing bowl. 

    Next start adding the cornstarch or arrow root powder. I actually used arrow root powder in the above video because that's what I had on hand, but either one will work. Don't add all the cornstarch at once. I added in in cup and half cup increments to make it easier to mix and to be sure that I was getting the consistency I wanted. 

    If you want the slime to be slimier then add less cornstarch. If it feels too runny, then add more cornstarch. 

    Next you want to add in the coconut oil. Again, just like the cornstarch, add a tablespoon at a time to reach the desired consistency. The coconut oil is crucial to this recipe though, otherwise the slime won't be slimy, it will be sticky. I found that five tablespoons was just right for us, but you might find that you need a little more or a little less. 

    Now the last thing to add is the pumpkin pie spice. Mix it into the slime mixture well. This is when things start to smell really good!

    If you find that it's too hard to mix with a spoon you can start mixing it with your hands. 

    And now it's time to play!