The majority of people who haven’t heard of butter slime before would think it has butter. But that’s not the case; it gets its name from its buttery feel. Some people will even use yellow coloring to play around with the name.
The final results of a butter slime will not be as stretchy as you’d expect, but it appears more fluffy and moldable. However, it becomes the stretchiest on your first attempt, but after sitting out for long, the clay begins to make it harder. Therefore, it’s recommendable to store it in an airtight container for preservation purposes if not in use.
For newbies or beginners, this might be a new thing. That’s why we came up with the easiest recipe and tricks for getting the best results. This guide will help you troubleshoot if you get into any issues while making a butter slime.
Butter Slime Ingredients needed:
- A big bottle of the Elmer’s School Glue
- A heaping cup and ¼ heaping cup of shaving foam
- Six small packets of Model Magic, a total of 3 oz
- A tablespoon of lotion
- Baking soda
- Use one tablespoon of Contact lens solution. The most important thing to note when choosing the best brand for contact lens solution is to ensure that it contains sodium borate and boric acid.
Kitchen Tools that you might find helpful:
- A large bowl
- Popsicle sticks or spatula for mixing
- Measuring spoons
How to Make Butter Slime
Squeeze eight ounces of the white Elmer’s glue and put it in the medium bowl. Then add the shaving cream and mix them thoroughly.
Tip: It’s economical to purchase the large gallon size of Elmer’s Glue because you can easily measure and pour out the glue using the measuring cups to create lots of slime batches!
Add some water for it to mix thoroughly, then add in the baking soda.
Stir in the contact lens solution. You add 1/8 cup of your contact lens solution and begin to stir. You will see the mixture coming together as it gets more rubbery, and it starts to pull away from the bowl’s walls.
The next step is to start kneading. Use your hands to pull it until it gets less sticky. You can add some shaving cream if necessary.
You can now pour the slime on the table and feel as if the stickiness is fading away. Some people will prefer saline solution over contact lens solution. Whichever solution you prefer, pour a few drops in your hands and keep kneading the slime for longer.
You can now add three ounces of model magic in your complimentary colors. Fold it over the slime as you knead and poke it to mix. Continue kneading as you pull and stretch for it to mix thoroughly. Keep in mind that the more you knead the slime, the less sticky it becomes until you feel its regular texture. Then, you can create and build your swirl!
Create a dent in between the butter slime and add a small amount of lotion. Mix to incorporate and then store it in an airtight container fully.
Have fun with the butter slime! You can replace the model magic with cornstarch if you like. It’s advisable to use around 2-4 cornstarch tablespoons.
Here are some of the fun ways to play with butter slime.
- Smashing using a fork
- Spreading it using a knife
- Kneading and poking using your hands
- Stretching and pulling it with your hands.
- Bury both ends of straw in the center of your butter slime and blow to create bubbles.
Slime Removal Tip: After making a butter slime and having fun with the results, there are people whose hands are hard to let go of slime; the trick is to grab a small portion of the slime and dab it at that slime-y section until it gets off.
Slime Safety and Precautions
There is science behind making a butter slime. Therefore, there are a few safety precautions that you should prioritize when creating slime. For instance:
- Adults are the only ones allowed to handle any products and chemicals
- Adults should be the ones making the slime
- Keenly read instructions and follow the labels of the products used. Suppose you ingest the contact solution, contact your doctor immediately.
- Children below four years should not engage in this project.
- Do not place the slime in your mouth. Wash your hands every time you get into contact with butter slime.
- Suppose your skin starts to irritate; stop using the slime immediately. People with sensitive skin should put on gloves while playing with the butter slime.
- Since slime is a scientific experiment, people should make and play with it in moderation. So, don’t allow kids to play around with it for an extended period.
The best thing about making a butter slime is that it uses a few tablespoons of each ingredient. You don’t have to use the whole bottle of glue-like other slime recipes. It’s an excellent way to make use of an almost empty bottle of glue lying around or model magic that might end up as waste. In our house we love to find ways to upcycle things such as playdough lids. If you’re like us there’s too many of those laying around from playdough drying out. Check out a fun playdough lid craft.
To make the slime super cool, you could use a scented magic model or, instead, the modeling clay, then add flavor extract in it. It makes an exciting addition to your kitchen with a slight stickiness to things. You could make it yellow for butter slime, while for peanut slime, a brown color would do.
After the molding, you will enjoy the buttery texture that offers more resistance than a playing dough or basic slime—an excellent option for children who enjoy squishing things or for people who love relieving some tension.
But, butter slime is not like play dough when it comes to forming shapes; this might be frustrating to some kids. However, it would be best to encourage them to poke, squish, or stretch to make more fun out of it. This is a fun, easy and quick craft to do. Next, check out our guide on 16 easy and quick crafts to do when bored.
I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my kids however, that is typically a challenge with how limited their attention span can be and how messy it gets. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and creating fond memory for all of us.