A smooth, squishy and stretchy butter slime that doesn’t make a mess. Today’s Purple Butter Slime is a fun hybrid slime that combines all of the best qualities of slime and play dough in one irresistible slime recipe.
Purple Butter Slime Recipe
I have always loved providing different sensory play experiences for my daughter and my daycare kids.
Sensory bins, homemade play dough, water tables – and yes, even slime.
We became so notorious for our slime love that a publishing company contacted us to write a book about it! (Details below.)
But, as much as I love the sensory benefits that slime provides and want to make my daughter and daycare kids happy… I could seriously do without the mess that most slimes result in. Drippy, gloopy bits of slime all over the floor, table, and sometimes clothing.
It’s pretty easy to get out with a bit of vinegar, but I don’t want to have to do a major clean up every time that I agree to make slime.
That is part of what I love about this butter slime recipe. Because it’s like a slime-play dough hybrid, it has the same stretchy, squishy and fluffy qualities of slime, with the moldable resistance of play dough. The clay used to make it keeps the slime from becoming gloopy or drippy. It’s actually pretty hard to rip off a piece, so it doesn’t make a mess the same way that normal slimes do.
So, I can happily agree to slime whenever the kids ask and not have to dread the clean up. Plus, this recipe only requires a few tablespoons of each ingredient, so our slime making supplies last longer (saving me money).
The kids will love spreading, stretching, squishing and making shapes with this butter slime. It’s also great for using with their favorite play dough tools.
Just look at how stretchy it is!
(After sharing our video on how to make and play with this slime, I got a bunch of comments about how this moment in the video looks like my daughter is stretching out a giant pair of underwear. I can’t unsee it, and now you can’t either!)
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.
If you’re looking for the ultimate slime guide – you need to check out our Slime Book with over 40 amazing, unique slimes:
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:
Purple 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 Purple <– 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 Purple 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 purple 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 Purple 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 getting to play with this easy purple slime recipe – and you love not having to do a deep clean afterwards!
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