DIY Non-Toxic Chia Seed Slime

Halloween is around the corner and if you aren’t as obsessed with “slime” as we are then this article probably isn’t for you. It’s mushy, squishy, squeaky and stretchy—all of which tickle our senses.

Watching other people play with slime has even become a trend. This video has over 4 million views and there are thousands of videos just like it to satisfy all of our slime-junkie slime senses. But now it’s time to do it ourself!

For this slime recipe we decided to keep things non-toxic and free of harmful chemicals, so we took it a step beyond traditional borax and glue. When it comes to natural alternatives for slime, nothing competes with Chia Seeds! This non-toxic Zombie Slime is kid-friendly and safe enough to eat (although we really wouldn’t recommend serving it at Thanksgiving)! Let’s get started…


  • Chia Seeds (preferably organic, duh!)
  • Non-Toxic Food Coloring
  • Organic Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Xanthan Gum


Step 1)

Combine 1/4 cup (organic) chia seeds with 2 cups water in a sealable container & store overnight in fridge. The next day remove from fridge & stir to eliminate any clumps. Your Chia seeds should be gelatinous & goopy!

Step 2)

Now add 1 tsp. xanthan gum and whisk until mostly combined (you can pick this up—along with our cleaners for the mess—at your local Whole Foods or online at Thrive MarketVitacost or Jet). Next add 3-5 drops of non-toxic food coloring to give your zomb-slime a true zombie goo hue (we prefer green!).

Step 3)

Now toss in one full 16 oz. box of (organic) cornstarch & mix. Continue kneading mixture with hands until thoroughly combined. Add 1 tbsp. of cornstarch as needed until no longer sticky. If you add too much cornstarch and it becomes crumbly, just add 1 tsp of water to correct!

Step 4)

Mush and mash, but be sure to pass—everyone is going to want to play with it! Save your slime for later in a sealed container and place in the fridge to prevent mold growth.

2018-09-28T14:24:36+00:00September 28th, 2018|Lifestyle|
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