While our fluffy slime recipe is the ultimate in squishy fun, our Butter Slime recipe is awesome for being moldable – and not messy!
Butter Slime Recipe
This slime is similar to our foolproof beginner slime – it’s squishy and fluffy but not slippery or more runny in texture like our rainbow slime. It’s almost like a stretchy elastic play dough – thick and it gives a bit of resistance when you squish it. You can also shape it, which is unique for slime, or use cookie cutters to make slime shapes!
My daughter found butter slime on Youtube and to be honest, it’s not my favorite only because it’s a single use slime. Your kids will get to play with it for about 20-30 minutes before the texture changes and it’s no longer super stretchy.
(In retrospect, I wish I had tried kneading in some baby oil or something to bring back that elastic texture, so if you try it please comment and let me know!)
For some people, the fact that it’s a single use slime isn’t a negative – they only tend to play with the slime once and throw it out after. I just tend to like making slime once and keeping it in a container for a quick sensory fix on rainy days. But this is a great way to use up ingredients if you have an almost empty container of glue lying around, or some modelling clay that is going to go to waste.
What is super cool is if you find scented modelling clay or add some flavor extract to this slime. It makes a great addition to kitchen play and it doesn’t stick to everything! Make it yellow for butter slime, brown for peanut butter slime, white for mashed potatoes, etc etc.
We all really enjoyed the texture – it gives a lot more resistance than play dough or regular slime so it would be great for kids who love to squish things or need to relieve some tension. However, it isn’t as easy as play dough to form into shapes – so for some kids that may be frustrating so just encourage stretching and squishing if that’s the case.
Ingredients for Butter Slime
- 3 Tablespoons glue
- 3 Tablespoons shaving cream
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons contact solution (must contain boric acid)
- 1/4 cup modelling clay
- Food dye, optional
Tip: You can use a borax solution instead of contact solution – or liquid starch. For the borax solution, dissolve 1/2 Tablespoon of borax in 1/2 cup hot water.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Large bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Spatula or popsicle sticks for mixing
How to Make Butter Slime
Combine the glue and shaving cream until completely combined – being careful not to overmix.
Add the baking soda, stir well, and then add the contact solution.
Stir the slime until it forms a cohesive ball.
Pick it up and knead it a bit, then add food coloring if using.
Knead the modelling clay into the slime mixture until fully combined.
Your butter slime should be stretchy and a consistent texture.
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This butter slime is a squishy play dough slime hybrid and such a fun twist on classic slime recipes!