How NOT to make edible slime!

With Halloween fast approaching who DOESN’T want edible slime in their lives? Not only can it be used to make the trick or treaters squirm, it can also be consumed!


It should be easy to make. YouTube and Pinterest tutorials would definitely make you think so. But alas, there’s always that 1% in a crowd that just has to make live that little bit harder…

Edible slime. Yes please! So after trawling the internets, I settled on this tutorial because it advertised itself as the easiest one to do. And since I’m inherently lazy (as I’ve said before) it seemed like the perfect fit.

What do you need?

3-4 tbsp tapioca flour
80ml water
Food colouring (optional)
Food flavouring (optional)


Pumpkin TOTALLY optional. But me and this pumpkin had spooky late night plans. *waggles eyebrows*


Mix up the tapioca flour and the water to make a smooth soup.


Then this is where you add your colour of choice. Green seemed like the best seasonal choice. Cos slime should be green, right? Just like Ghostbusters!


And then whack it in the microwave for about 90 seconds, stirring every 15. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Because for about a minute it will appear like nothing is happening other than it’s getting warm… But all of a sudden…


Why yes, yes indeed that does look like something you might sneeze into a tissue. And no, nope, it’s not clear slime AT ALL. You have to babysit this mixture while it’s in the microwave, letting it sit in there even a few seconds longer than 15 before stirring and THIS WILL HAPPEN!


Alright, so take two and it doesn’t look much better… and it’s still not clear. But wait! If I put it into my hand:


That is some slimy slime! This handful of controllable chaos is so much fun to play with. And I put vanilla essence in this batch so it actually tasted ok too!

So it didn’t exactly turn out how the tutorial promised, but it looked cool. Especially when coupled with my carved pumpkin:


It’s gonna look even great on the porch come Halloween night. *cackles*

What do you reckon, is it worth the effort? (the correct answer is “yes”) Leave your answer in the comments below!

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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