Butter Slime

Don’t worry this easy DIY Butter Slime is not made with actual butter. It gets its name from the smooth buttery-like texture! Unlike traditional slime it doesn’t ooze, instead it bends, molds and is much fun to play with.

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One can never have too many recipes for slime, and this butter slime is so much fun! My kids always beg to play with slime, so they always have a blast making it too. Butter slime and fluffy slime are two of their favorites!

Butter slime is smooth and stretchy…almost like butter! It’s so fun to play with that sometimes I secretly steal it from my kids and play with it myself. (Secret stress relief, anyone?) You can customize this butter slime recipe to your kids favorites colors, and even make it smell good by using scented lotion!

Grab these six simple butter slime ingredients and make this really fun slime! It’s way better than the stuff you can buy in stores.

Why You’ll Love Butter Slime

  • It only takes about 5 minutes to whip together a batch of slime! Perfect for those kiddos who have a short attention span.
  • Slime is really popular, so making it yourself is a much more affordable and cost effective way to keep the slime supply stocked!
  • Slime is a great toy to use during sensory play! It also promotes imaginative play and creativity.
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Butter Slime Ingredients

  • White school glue – You’ll need plain white school glue as the base of this butter slime recipe.
  • Shaving cream foam – This give the foam the fluffy texture. Don’t get shaving gel, it needs to specifically be shaving cream foam.
  • Baking soda – Baking soda will help add firmness to the slime. If your slime is too runny, gradually add more baking soda until it firms up.
  • Contact solution – The boric acid and sodium borate in contact solution act as an activator for the slime. It also helps make the slime less sticky! Gradually add more contact solution if your slime is sticky.
  • White model magic – Grab 4-ounce bag of Crayola model magic from the craft section of your local grocery store or craft store. You’ll use about half of it in this recipe.
  • Lotion – You can use any type of lotion for this recipe! It will help give your slime a soft and stretchy texture.
  • Food coloring – This is optional, but it’s way more fun to play with colored slime! Gel food coloring works best to color butter slime.
  • Large mixing bowl – Use a large glass mixing bowl to mix all of the ingredients together.

How To Make Butter Slime

In a large glass mixing bowl, combine ½ cup of glue, ½ cup of shaving foam, and ½ teaspoon of baking soda with a spoon.

Then, add one tablespoon of contact solution and stir until combined.

Next, add 2 ounces of model magic (just half of the 4 ounce package), and knead until thoroughly combined.

Add one tablespoon of lotion to this mixture to make the slime soft and pliable. Stretch and knead the slime until everything is completely combined.

Lastly, add a few drops of whichever food coloring you want! Knead it in and add more drops until you reach the desired color.

That’s it! Your butter slime is all ready to go!

How do you store butter slime?

Place you slime in a zip top bag or airtight container. Separate your slime by color if you have multiple colors! Be sure to squeeze all air out of the ziplock bag before sealing it. Homemade slime will last a week or so when stored properly.

Pro Tips for the Best Butter Slime

  • Wear disposable gloves while you knead in the food coloring! Once combined, it won’t dye your hands, but it could stain your fingers in the beginning.
  • To extend the life of your slime, always play with it on a clean surface. It will ensure your slime doesn’t pick up crumbs and other debris.
  • Use scented lotion if you want your butter slime recipe to have a little scent to it!
3 different colors of slime

Have fun making this stretchy and smooth homemade butter slime!

More Activities and Crafts You’ll Love

  • Want more slime recipes? Check out this really cool Pot of Gold Slime that you can make around St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Cloud Dough is the coolest type of homemade play dough EVER! It’s got such a fun texture. Your kids will be entertained by this for hours!
  • If your kids love playing with messy stuff, this Kool-Aid Oobleck is perfect. They’ll have blast playing with this!
  • Everyone needs to know How to Make Homemade Bubbles and Bubble Wands. Skip the quick run to the grocery store, and make bubbles right at home.
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Butter Slime

Butter Slime is so fun to play with because it stretches and is easy to mold unlike traditional slime recipes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Batch of Butter Slime



  • First, add ½ cup of glue, ½ cup of shaving foam, and ½ teaspoon of baking soda to a large bowl and stir until combined.
  • Next, add 1 tablespoon of contact solution and stir until combined.
    Now let’s add 2 ounces of model magic (half of a 4-ounce package) and knead to combine.
  • Finally, add 1 tablespoon of lotion to make your slime soft and pliable. Stretch and knead to combine.
  • Once combined, add a few drops of food coloring and knead to combine. Add more food coloring as necessary to reach the desired color. You can also leave your slime white.


  • If your slime is too sticky after adding the contact solution, you may need to add a little more at a time until the stickiness subsides.
  • If your butter slime needs to be more stretchy and soft, gradually add more lotion until you achieve the desired texture.
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