Simple & Fun: Cranberry Slime

If you love Thanksgiving and cranberries, don’t miss this fun way to celebrate with Thanksgiving slime!

Taste-safe cranberry slime is awesome! It’s one of our favorite slime recipes and a super fun Thanksgiving STEM activity.



This recipe is similar to regular cranberry sauce, but the berries aren’t cooked.

Also, if you eat a lot of this, you might get stomach cramps or other digestive problems.

Xanthan gum is known for its ability to cause stomach upset if eaten in large quantities. That is why this is a taste-safe slime, not an entirely edible slime.

This recipe for taste-safe cranberry slime uses xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is a natural thickener that is often used as a replacement for gluten in gluten-free recipes.

In this Thanksgiving slime, it helps bind the water together so that a sticky slime base is made!


Mix 1 cup of water, 1/2 a cup of sugar, and the juice from one orange in a pot on the stove.

Heat until the mixture starts to boil and the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.

Add a few drops of red food coloring and a tablespoon of xanthan gum. Mix together with a hand mixer or an immersion blender.

cranberry slime

If you don’t, the slime will be lumpy and not quite as slime-like. It will look more like jello if you don’t mix it up.

Add the cranberries to your slime.

Place the slime on a play-safe surface, and go wild!

You will also want to make sure this stays in the kitchen or on another hard floor as it is a bit of a nightmare to clean out of the carpet.

Share your Cranberry Slime!

Share your projects with us at mcsa@edupix.org so we can share it with everyone!

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