When I saw this new Borax-free slime recipe on Pinterest from Blog Me Mom, I knew I had to try it. Trevor enjoys slime, but I’m not super comfortable letting him play with it. I loved that this recipe used an edible, all natural ingredient as it’s base. But given the fact that he’s sensitive to artificial food dyes, I’ve also been looking for ways to make our sensory activities dye-free as well. The original recipe contained food dye and I wanted to find a substitute for that. Since the kids both loved the hot chocolate cloud dough we made, I figured the perfect way to make this slime recipe all natural was to dye and scent it with cocoa powder!
To make it, all you need is psyllium fiber (found near the Metamucil), cocoa powder, and water. Combine 1 tablespoon psyllium powder, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, and 1 cup of water in a very large, microwave-safe glass bowl. Cook on high for about five minutes, or until your desired texture is reached (ours took nearly six minutes to cook). It does bubble up a lot, so make sure you keep a close eye on it and stop the microwave before it bubbles over. When it settles back down you just start the microwave back up again. After it’s cooked, stir it well and make sure it cools a little before giving it to your kids, as it’s obviously hot from the microwave. Then let them play away! And know that the ingredients are all natural and safe for them 🙂
Trevor enjoyed pulling it apart:
And delivering chocolates from “Hershey, Pennsylvania to Washington state” on his toy train and truck. He loves geography and learning facts about states.
The reason why I want something all natural and edible for the kids to use in play:
Paige also had a great time with the slime:
We had fun pretending to mix up our batch of chocolate together: