If your kids love to make fluffy slime but you hate the mess, this Blue Butter Slime is here to save the day! Quick and easy to make, it has a great, squishy stretchy texture without the drippy, sticky mess of other slimes.
DIY Blue Butter Slime Recipe
This slime recipe is for all of the parents who want to be the fun ones but are starting to get a little sick and tired of cleaning slime out of everything… or in my case, slipping and falling on your bottom because apparently slime does something to hardwood that turns it into a grown-up slip and slide.
Yes, this one is for you: a squishy, stretchy slime that is moldable like play dough and doesn’t make a drippy mess everywhere!
My daughter and her friends get to “get their slime on” without my eye twitching or me having to fear getting taken out by a slippery spot on the floor.
Last week, one child even pressed this butter slime directly onto her shirt (I’m assuming so the sequins could make an impression in the slime) and it came clean off – no scrubbing or apologizing to parents for a ruined shirt afterwards.
This slime-play dough hybrid lends itself to so many different ways to play. Kids can shape the slime, stretch it, squish it, make designs in it (with their fingers or play dough tools), etc. Plus it lasts for weeks and only requires a few tablespoons of each ingredient to make, so slime supplies no longer have to be part of the regular grocery store haul.
Food dye is an optional ingredient in this easy slime recipe. We didn’t use any and I think the slime turned out gorgeous and vibrant – and I didn’t end up with blue polka dot hands afterwards, which is always a win. You can use it to customize your color if you can’t find a modelling or model magic clay that matches the color of slime your child wants to make.
What kind of clay do you use for butter slime? While there are a few people who are adamant you need to use Model Magic clay for butter slime, I actually liked the texture (and repeat use) of using a regular modelling clay. The model magic butter slime was fluffier and had a thick texture with awesome resistance, while the modelling clay butter slime was smoother and while thick it could be squished a lot more.
Slime can require a bit of experimentation and patience, especially if you’re still new to it. If you run into any slime fails, check out this troubleshooting post to help fix your slime.
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Check out our quick video for how to make this fun butter slime recipe – and see just how squishy it is, then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe:
Blue Butter Slime Ingredients
- White Glue
- Shaving Cream
- Baking Soda
- Contact solution <– this is the brand we use, it must contain boric acid to work as a slime activator
- Modelling Clay in Blue <– can use model magic or regular polymer modelling clay, depending on the results you want
- Food dye, optional
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
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 Blue 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.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our blue butter slime recipe:
- 3 Tablespoons glue
- 3 Tablespoons shaving cream
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons contact solution (must contain boric acid)
- 1/4 cup Blue modelling clay
- Food dye, optional
- Mixing bowl
- Spoon or spatula
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 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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I hope your kids love this fun moldable slime – and you love not having to do a deep clean every time they are done playing!
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