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Edible Science: Starburst Slime

Updated: Oct 23, 2018

With Arizona teachers walking out tomorrow, which I totally support!, you might find your kid at home and looking for something to do. Or maybe you're in a state where there is no walk out, but you'll need something to do this weekend. Enter Edible Starburst Slime-- the science experiment is sure to give your kids a sugar high and then a sugar crash, so let's call it a win?



Powdered Sugar

Double Boiler Pot

Non-Stick Cooking Mat if you have one

Parental Supervisor for stove usage


1) Boil a pot of water and place a glass bowl over the pot (hence a double boiler) to melt the Starbursts. I actually have a fancy double boiler pot from Sur Le Table, so that's what you see in my pictures, but a glass bowl works great too.

2) Constantly stir the Starburst so that they don't burn. Once melted, remove from heat (place on pot holder or a burner that's turned off).

3) Spread powdered sugar onto the non-stick cooking mat. If you have those fancy silicon cooking/baking gloves, you can go ahead and grab your melted Starbursts. If not, then wait until you can touch it without burning yourself, but it's still melty (yep, that's a made up adjective).

4) Knead the Starburst into the powdered sugar until it's stretchy and mildly sticky... like slime. Actually, it will be more like play dough. So, we got cookie cutters out and cut shapes out of our edible Starburst slime.

Note, it will eventually go back to a harden Starburst state; it won't be slime forever, but you can always heat it back up to make it sticky again.

Of course, on the favorite parts for us was eating this slime! Happy science experimenting!

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