How to Make Butter Slime (and Why Kids Love It!)


Although the name may seem a bit misleading, butter slime has absolutely no butter in it whatsoever. If you thought that this was a neat way to make slime that you could eat, you're out of luck – then again, a bowl of melted cheese might serve a strong purpose at that point! The texture of this slime is the “selling point”, and it's also how it got the name “butter slime” (because it sports a very butter-like texture).


The slime itself isn't as stretchy as other varieties, but it's so neat that you'll be able to spread it like butter! For the most part, the soft clay is going to make the slime feel as it does, but you'll also be able to experiment with some different ingredients of your own. While soft clay is an important aspect of butter slime, you'll need to make sure that the form of soft clay you're using is non-toxic.

how to make butter slime

The butter slime is going to be at it's highest “stretching point” after its initially been made, and after it has time to settle, it will begin to stretch less and less. This is why we would suggest you have some sort of container to store the slime in when you aren't using it, much like stores do with their slime products. It will keep them moist and stretchy for as long as possible!

Ingredient List

Are you wondering what you'll need in order to make this wonderful butter slime? Well, odds are you'll have a good portion of the ingredients readily available at your home, although you may need to head out to the store to buy one or two items. The ingredients you'll need would be:

  • Baby Oil (1 TSP)
  • Baby Lotion (1 TBSP)
  • Baking Soda (1 TSP)
  • Water (3 TBSP)
  • Contact Lens Solution (1 TBSP)
  • One Bottle of Elmer's Glue (White)

It's important to note that the contact lens solution you end up using needs to contain both boric acid and sodium borate. There are many brands out there and most of them will have these two ingredients, but it never hurts to be sure before you make a purchase.

How Is It Made?

The process is very simple, and it would even be easy for children to follow it on their own. With that being said, you should always be supervising your children when it comes to making slime! The steps are simple to the point of it being hard to mess anything up, really.

how to make butter slime
  • Take your Elmer's Glue and put 8 ounces into your mixing bowl
  • Mix your baking soda in with the glue
  • Add your water and mix until combined
  • Add your baby oil and lotion into the mixing bowl
  • Add your contact lens solution and mix well
  • The slime is going to be very sticky, but now is the time to dump it out onto the table – this is where you use the soft clay!
  • Put the slim on top of your soft clay and fold it over into one another
  • Keep on kneading until your desired consistency has been reached!

Butter slime is very simple to make, and even if it's your first crack at making slime, the results are bound to be fantastic.