Chia Slime (edible, but not tasty)

Watch this hyperlapse video then try making your own slime using safe taste-able ingredients!

Published on May 2, 2020

chia slime

If your little one loves slime or making concoctions but likes to taste EVERYTHING, then this is the recipe for you! All the ingredients are edible, so it is safe to ingest but be warned, it doesn’t taste good 🙂 It will give you peace of mind if they can’t help but lick fingers or nibble.


  • Big Bowl
  • Spoon (optional! you can also just use your hands!)
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup Cornstarch (more as needed)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Cups Water (as needed)
  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • Flavor or Extract/Scent (optional)


  • Mix the chia seeds with water and let sit for at least 20 minutes. (Hint: You can hydrate the chia seeds in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight as well)
  • Stir in corn starch, starting with 1 cup and adding more until the slime no longer sticks to your fingers!
  • Have fun! Remember, Chia Slime is edible but doesn’t taste very good!

If you don’t have chia seeds at home but want to try making an edible slime, check out this blog: Little Bins for Little Hands– she has jello slime, marshmallow slime…

We have slime kits and tubs of slime available at our online shop if you don’t want to make your own from kitchen ingredients!