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How to Make Butter Slime: Easy & Fun


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    In the post, we are sharing How to Make Butter Slime. Let’s get started, there isn’t any butter in it. But it has a fresh texture like butter rather than which is probably where it got its name from.

    Why does butter slime exist? This question has plagued the world for years. Who created this strange substance, and what is it even made of?! The truth is out there! This article may not answer all your questions about butter slime, but hopefully it can provide you with some basic knowledge.

    It is not as expandable as you think, but more moldable and fluffy. Most of the slimy butter recipes you will find have a kind of sweet clay added to it. We used Model Magic clay because it’s non-toxic. You can also try a different form of soft clay, but make sure to verify that it is non-toxic too.

    We tested many different recipes for slimy butter and found most of them not so stretchy.    We tested around 10 different recipe variants before finally being satisfied with this slimy butter recipe.

    Of all the recipes we have tested, slimy butter is not very extendable. We added water, baby oil and baby lotion to help make it more stretchy. If you don’t want it to be stretchable and you want it to be more than one moldable substance, you can skip these ingredients. The reason it’s not that stretchy is the Model Magic – so adding lotion and oil helps to make the Model Magic stretchy and more flexible.

    Slimy butter will be the most stretchy once you do it the first time. If it stays too long, the clay will start to make it harder, so when not used, we recommend sealing it into an airtight container to preserve it. This mud is really easy to do and leaves very little mess on your hands as you do not have to use any food coloring. We love using colorful Model Magic for that reason. You will not end up with stained hands from having to color your glue with food coloring.

    In case you haven’t seen this phenomenon before, butter slime is a type of slime that has a uniquely buttery oaty-like texture. The first time I encountered it was on a trip to Target where I found a package of “Squishies” that contains two small packets of premade butter slime. The first thing that I noticed about the product is that it seemed really easy to make.

    What you need

    • Elmer’s White Glue (8 oz)
    • 1 TSP baby oil
    • 2 TBSP baby lotion
    • 1 TSP Baking Soda
    • 3 TBSP water
    • 1 TBSP of Contact lens solution

    How to Make Butter Slime (step by step)

    Pour 8oz of white glue into a bowl.

    Blend your baking soda.

    Add the water and mix thoroughly.

    Add the oil and baby lotion and combine.

    Add 1 tablespoon contact lens solution and stir to combine.

    Pour the clay on the table because it will still be very sticky. That’s what you want from when you add your clay it will take the glue away.

    Add a little clay (like in the photo below) and fold your mud and knead it into the mud. Continue to knead until your mud is colored and the clay is thoroughly mixed.

    The more you knead, the less sticky it should be until it feels like an ordinary slime. You can now stretch and fold several times and create your own swirl!

    We hope you enjoy the slime butter recipe as much as we do! Alternatively, you can replace the clay and add a little cornstarch for a similar consistency. We suggest approximately 2-4 tablespoons of cornstarch.

    Yay! Our butter slime is ready for playing. Don’t forget to share your thoughts down below in the comment section. 

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