ElastiGirl’s Super-Stretchy Edible Candy Silly Putty

Eek! This summer is getting away from me!

The boys and I are all about the summer fun during the day and my evenings are homework, homework, homework!

But I’m sliding in here at the last second for Food ‘n Flix hosted by Simply Inspired Meals who chose The Incredibles!  You guys, I love The Incredibles movie PLUS, The Incredibles II just came out!

So, part my foot dragging was because I really wanted to see the second movie before I chose my recipe inspiration!

Both movies follow a family of super heroes, but the world isn't ready for super heroes, so they're in hiding.  It's a perfect kids movie and I'm not going to get into the second movie, because I don't want to spoil it.  Suffice to say, I loved it as much as the first!

Both movies have some foodie inspiration, but really the opportunity is for creativity!

I decided to jump on the homemade slime/silly putty bandwagon and make an ElastiGirl inspired silly putty!  Since ElastiGirl is stretchy, I wanted to make something equally so – and edible!

My boys had a blast with this and I did as well!  The only limitation here is that it takes some practice to figure out the exact amount of powdered sugar & corn starch to add.  Too little and the putty is like lava (it needs to be warm to be pliable), too much and it solidifies to quickly and gets hard.  The good news is that 5-10 seconds in the microwave makes it pliable again and the fun can continue!

ElastiGirl’s Super-Stretchy Edible Candy Silly Putty
Recipe from The Soccer Mom Blog

¼ cup Starbursts Candy, unwrapped (Laffy Taffy will also work)
1-3 teaspoons cornstarch
1-3 teaspoons powdered sugar

Sort the candies by color and place them in microwave safe bowls.  Place a bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds and stir to mix.  Microwave for an additional 10 seconds and stir.  Keep microwaving in 10 second increments until the candies are melted and smooth. 

Add a teaspoon each cornstarch and powdered sugar and stir until mixed.  If the mixture is too thick to stir carefully test that it’s cool enough to handle, and knead to mix.  If the mixture is too gooey, add more cornstarch and powdered sugar, in equal amounts, until it is pliable.

Once the candy reaches a silly putty-like consistency, have fun and play!  If the putty gets too firm, microwave for 5-10 seconds and it will become pliable again.


  1. Most inspired recipe for this round of FnF, Amy!!!! Really cool. Wish I had read this when the nephews were here over the Fourth! (Good luck with all that homework!)


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