Butter slime is an amazing it has a buttery-like texture that is not only fun to play with but great for molding. There is no butter to be found in butter slime and it is not as stretchy as traditional slime, but it is one of our favorites slimes to make! This easy to make butter slime recipe is perfect for the kids!
Butter Slime Recipe
If you are here then it is because you want to know how to make butter slime. If you are a slime fanatic like we are then you know that the progression of slime making goes trying slime the first time, then making slime in different colors, learning how to make stretchy slime, then you get into the more fun stuff like making butter slime.
I promise you this slime is amazing and you are going to LOVE it! The thing about butter slime is that is is thicker then normal slime. It is smoother then normal slime and it doesn’t ooze like glue slime, but it still oozes (yes I know that makes very little sense but trust me, you will totally understand it once you learn how to make butter slime).
You can turn any basic slime recipe into butter slime. So if you have a favorite recipe you already use then feel free to use that one. We have included the full how to make slime recipe for you below as well.If you are looking for more slime ideas, check these out!
If you are loving all the slime fun then be sure to also check out edible slime! It is such a fun treat to make with the kids!
Best Clay for Slime
The process of making butter slime involves making traditional slime and then adding clay to it. There are a lot of different clays that you can use, however we have found that Japanese clay works best for making butter slime. We prefer the DIASO clay because it is lighter then most.
But really any craft slime can be used to make butter slime! If you are wanting to make butter slime without clay, then we suggest using model magic. But again we prefer to use craft clay in our butter slime recipes.
You are going to have so much more fun with your slime when you make this butter slime recipe! Now the other important thing to remember is that you want your clay to kinda match your slime. Having a stockpile of soft clay on hand is always important when you have slime loving kids.
Do yourself the favor and order a bunch of colors ahead of time. We like to use clay colors similar to the slime we are making. If you do not have a similar color clay, then go with white clay. It will lighten the color of your slime with out changing the color of it.
How to Play with Butter slime
Butter Slime is so satisfying to play with! You can mold butter slime more then you can any other slime, but it is still slime and amazing. It is like running your fingers thru a squishy, but perfect pile of butter. Don’t worry, you will love it even if you think you won’t!
We also like to make different colored slime and then mix them together so we get the rainbow affect.
There are lots of fun ways to play with it.
- Use a knife or your fingers to spread it
- make a slime bubble
- Squeeze it
- poke and knead it
- stretch it
- Shape it
- Make a poop swirl with slime – yes it sounds gross, but ask your slime loving kids how much fun they have making swirls with slime!
Butter Slime Ingredients
- Elmer’s Clear Glue
- Baking Soda
- Contact Solution
- Food coloring (optional)
- Clay in any color
How to Make Butter Slime
In a medium mixing bowl stir together the glue and baking soda with a rubber spatula.
Stir in half of the contact solution and see if it is stiff enough if not add the remainder of the solution.
Take the slime out of the bowl and begin kneading with both of your hands. If you are going to add colors then you will want to add the food coloring here. Make sure all of the colors are well mixed in. You do not need a lot of food coloring to color it. A drop or 2 will go a long way when you are kneading the colors in.
Once you have made your preferred slime and made it the color you want, it is time to turn that basic slime into homemade butter slime.
Then all you do is knead the clay into your slime! You are going to have to put some umph behind mixing your clay with your slime as you get the clay mixed in it.
It takes a little bit of work, but well worth it. The softer the clay the easier it is to turn mold in to it, which is why we suggest a softer clay when making it.
butter slime recipe
- 4 fl oz Elmer’s Clear Glue
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Contact Solution
- In a medium mixing bowl stir together the glue and baking soda with a rubber spatula.
- Stir in half of the contact solution and see if it is stiff enough if not add the remainder of the solution.
- Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.
- Once you have made your preferred slime and made it the color you want, it is time to turn that slime into butter slime.
- Then all you do is knead the clay into your slime! You are going to have to put some umph behind mixing your clay with your slime as you get the clay mixed into the slime to make butter slime.
- It takes a little bit of work, but well worth it. The softer the clay the easier it is to turn slime into butter slime.
- See I told you it was super simple to make butter slime! And now you know how to make butter slime!