If you can’t tell already, we’re HUGE slime lovers here. We’ve tried over 100 slime recipes. But for some reason, we’ve never made Peeps slime! We have a whole list of Peeps STEM activities, and Easter STEM activities, but we never made a Peeps slime recipe!
This year, we had to change that. We were so pleased with how our Peeps slime came out, and the girls could not believe how slime-like Peeps can become!
If you love this Peeps slime recipe for Easter, you’ll also love our rainbow slime recipe, galaxy slime recipe, and tie dye slime recipe. Just note that these other slime recipes are not edible like the Peeps slime.
Keep reading to learn how to make edible slime with marshmallows!
PERFECT EDIBLE PEEPS SLIME THAT KIDS WILL LOVE!
If you can’t get enough of this Peeps slime recipe, you won’t want to miss checking out our taffy slime recipe!
How to Make Edible Slime
An edible slime is preferable to traditional glue slimes because young kids can put it in their mouth safely without worry that they are ingesting potentially toxic chemicals.
Edible slimes are perfect for the preschool classroom and kindergarten classroom (and for toddlers, too!) because you don’t have to worry every second about watching all the kids like a hawk to make sure they keep the slime out of their mouths.
With edible slime, eating it is part of the process! This particular edible jellybean slime recipe is made with jellybeans and corn starch only, which brings a fun, sticky, and colorful element to the classroom or your kitchen at home.
If your kids don’t like eating jellybeans, they may still love making Peeps slime!
The Science of Peeps Slime
Easter slime recipes are about more than just having fun with stretchy, slimy slime. Slime is a wonderful way to help children foster a love of science and chemistry.
While traditional slime is formed when a chemical reaction between materials in the glue and the boron in the laundry starch or borax, edible slime is different.
Traditional slime is made when a reaction alters the chemical bond of the materials, combining them into long polymer chains. This process is similar to how most flexible plastics are made today.
Peeps slime is a little different. Heat is used to melt the marshmallows, then corn starch is added to reduce stickiness so you can play with and stretch your slime! The polymer chains in the marshmallows keep it super stretchy, and kids will absolutely LOVE the process of making a Peeps slime recipe.
We make a Peeps slime recipe because it’s a fun way to combine science and sensory experiences with Easter, and you can eat it, too!
Slime is also wonderful for kiddos who are sensory seeking, particularly for kids with SPD, autism, and ADHD.
How Do You Make Peeps Slime?
Peeps slime is actually easier to make than you might think! The key to making good Peeps slime is to make sure you don’t heat the Peeps too much and that you don’t add too much corn starch. If you do, you’ll end up with Peeps playdough!
If you like edible slime recipes, you may also want to try our edible jellybean slime recipe!
How to Make Edible Slime with Marshmallows or Peeps
The key to making an edible slime is usually heat. Edible slime is often created by making a taffy-like substance and bringing sugar to the soft ball stage of heat.
This keeps the mixture smooth and stretchy but it retains its shape. You’ll also want to have corn starch on hand to remove some of the stickiness of the slime.
But remember, any edible slime will be quite sticky, so make sure you make it in a place where sticky hands can be easily washed after playing with and eating the slime.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT: THE COMPLETE LIST OF EASTER STEAM ACTIVITIES!
Ingredients for Peeps Edible Slime
Read on to learn how to make your very own Peeps slime recipe!
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For this recipe you will need:
- Mason jar
- Corn starch
Recipe for Peeps Edible Slime
Put some Peeps in a mason jar or other microwave-safe container. Heat the Peeps for 30 seconds, then examine them.
You want to keep heating the Peeps until they puff up and start to melt, but no so much that the marshmallow starts to brown.
This can be a tricky line, so you may want to start with just one Peep as a trial before heating a large batch. Our slime was JUST on the edge of being overcooked, and eventually, it did get too stiff to use as slime because of that.
Once the Peeps are puffy, mix them with a fork. Add corn starch a teaspoon at a time until the Peeps are dry enough to handle and stretch. Don’t add too much corn starch or you’ll make it to the Peeps playdough stage.
Wait until the Peeps is cool to the touch before letting kids handle it. The last thing you want it a sticky marshmallow burn on your kids’ hands.
Stretch the Peeps slime. Your kids will be amazed at how stretchy it is. Our Peeps slime was actually stretchier than many of our classic slime recipes!
Our Peeps slime had a nice stretchiness for about 30 minutes. After that, it hardened into a thick taffy-like candy.
However, we almost burned ours. Cooking it for slightly less should make it last longer.
More Easter Science Activities
Here are more fun Easter STEM activities to try!