Slime is becoming a part of our regular daily routine it seems. Almost every day my daughter asks if we can make slime.
One new type of slime that we hadn’t tried before was butter slime. There’s a lot of video and tutorials online for butter slime and it looked intriguing and fun.
The ingredients are a little different to normal, so I needed to order some of it from Amazon. I think waiting for it to be delivered might have been the longest two days of my daughter’s life! She was desperate to try it! But it was soooo worth the wait!
This slime is AWESOME!
Best Slime Ever?
I have a small confession to make… I don’t like slime! It’s fun to make, but I hate how sticky it is. If it gets on the carpet or fabric then it sticks and if it dries then you’re really in trouble! I’m fed up of cleaning up after slime!
That’s why I think butter slime is pretty much my favorite slime recipe! It’s smooth, soft and doesn’t stick to everything!
This butter slime is super super stretchy! It’s so much fun to take hold of an end each and see how far across the room you can stretch it (we made it the full length of the room!).
Even my “too cool for slime” middle school son has enjoyed playing with it!
You definitely want to try this!
On that note, lets get down to it! Here’s the step by step tutorial of how to make the super smooth and stretchy Butter Slime!
You will need your regular slime making supplies, plus one very important addition – Model Magic Clay.
- 1/2 Cup of Elmer’s Glue
- 1/3 Cup of Shaving Foam
- 1/4 Cup of Water
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
- Slime Activator (see note below)
- 1 Cup of Model Magic Clay (yellow)
A few notes on the supplies:
I bought a one gallon bottle of Elmer’s glue at the beginning of the summer. It’s now October and we’ve still got some left. This was definitely the best investment I’ve made! I had no idea my kids would love making slime so much. If I had been buying the smaller bottles I would have spent a fortune by now! The gallon bottle is DEFINITELY the way to go!
I also like to get my glue from Amazon. Slime is SOOOOO popular right now, I’ve found a lot of store are sold out of basic slime making supplies. It’s so annoying to drive across town to buy the supplies and find they have sold out!
A gallon of glue is also about HALF the price on Amazon compared to our local craft stores! Win-win!
I have always used Borax as a slime activator. I’ve been making slime with my children, nieces, nephews and school groups for over 10 years. I’ve never had any problems with it. But I understand some people are nervous about using it (I explain more about my choice of Borax in my Glitter Slime post). If you choose not to use Borax, you can use contact lens solution instead.
When I use Borax I mix 1/2 teaspoon of Borax in 1/2 cup of warm water and mix until it is completely dissolved. I will not use all of this solution – in most cases I use 3-4 tablespoons at the most.
Model Magic Clay
Make sure you buy the Crayola Model Magic Clay and not the Air Dry Clay. They are very different and it will not work with regular air dry clay (trust me!).
Model Magic Clay comes in many different colors. I decided to use yellow clay so my slime would have a buttery yellow color to it without having to add any additional coloring.
If you want to use white clay you can, but you will need to add coloring to the mixture.
You will need a large bowl, a spoon and a smaller bowl to mix your Borax in (if using). As well as measuring cups to measure out the ingredients.
Step 1: Make Slime Activator
Follow this step if you are using Borax solution as your slime activator. If you decide to use contact lens solution, then you can skip this step.
In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon of Borax and 1/2 cup of warm water.
Stir until it is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
Step 2: Make Slime Base
Mix together 1/2 cup of Elmer’s Glue, 1/3 Cup of Shaving Foam, 1/4 teaspoon of Baking Soda and 1/4 Cup of water. Make sure you combine these ingredients very well.
If you get lumpy slime, most of the time it is because your didn’t mix together your base ingredients properly before adding the slime activator.
Step 3: Mix Together
Slowly add small amounts of your slime activator.
I normally add about 1 teaspoon at a time, mix well and then add a little more. Depending on the ingredients you have used it will take about 2-4 tablespoons of Borax solution to make slime – but this does vary, so take your time and add it slowly.
Make sure you mix well between adding each small amount of activator. It takes a short time for it to work, so you want to make sure it has fully reacted before adding more.
You want you slime to be a firm, but still slightly wet and sticky consistency. You don’t want it too firm or it will not combine properly with the clay.
Step 4: Kneed in the Clay
Once you have made your slime it is time to add the Model Magic Clay.
I’m not entirely sure how much clay I used – you want about equal parts clay to slime. I guess it was about 1 cup of clay.
This is the fun part! Fold together the slime and clay and kneed them until they are completely combined. This does take a few minutes, but kids LOVE to help with this step!
Then your butter slime is ready to play with! Awesome!
There you have it! Your super smooth and stretchy butter slime is now ready to play with!
The texture is so different to regular slime, I know you and your kiddos will love playing with it! My daughter says the true test of butter slime is you can “slice and spread” it, just like real butter!
Apparently this slime passes her test!
Have you tried this slime recipe? What do you think? Tell me all about it in the comment section below! I’m also happy to help if you have any questions about this slime recipes or slime making in general.