January 4, 2018

How to Make Butter Slime

My daughter has been asking to make butter slime. With a very successful second and third tries (not first), we thought we'd share this butter slime recipe with you.
If you've never heard of butter slime, you might be wondering how it's different than other slimes. This recipe for butter slime doesn't feel wet like regular slime. With that dryness, it is also matte. Instead of dripping through your hands, you can form shapes with it.
Butter Slime Recipe

Ingredients: 
3 tablespoons white glue
3 tablespoons shaving cream (not gel...trust me)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
food coloring any color
2 1/2-3 teaspoons contact solution

Directions: 
1. Place the glue in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Carefully add the shaving cream. It foams up very quickly and will end up being rounded tablespoons of shaving cream. Stir these together.
2. Add 1/8 teaspoon baking soda. Stir.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of warm (not hot) water. Stir.
4. (Clean and dry tablespoon if using the same measuring spoon.) Add 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. Stir very well. Scrape the bottom and sides of bowl well.
5. Add food coloring of your choice. Stir.
6. Add 2 1/2 to 3 teaspoons of contact solution. Stir well and then use your hands to mix the butter slime together. If it is still sticky, add a few drops of contact lens solution.
7. Have fun with your butter slime!

Store butter slime in an airtight container.

If you are curious what butter slime looks like in action, I found this video helpful, but did add a bit more contact solution than suggested.
If you have a 5-12 year old, I would definitely recommend this butter slime recipe. My 11-year-old pretty much made the butter slime herself and was very pleased to make a second batch to share with her brother and sister. (And that, in itself, is wonderful!)


~ Annette
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