Despite what its name would lead you to believe, butter slime isn’t really made with real butter. It does however look exactly like a big stick of butter that’s been stretched out in an impossible way. My kids think it’s super cool and I would honestly have to agree with them.
Usually, people make homemade butter slime using soft clay. This particular recipe does things a little bit differently by using a few creative ingredients like shampoo, vegetable oil, and cornstarch instead.
To get started making it, you’ll want to add ¼ cup of whatever shampoo you’ll be using (I used a Pantene moisturizing shampoo but that’s only because it’s what I had on hand — any kind will work just fine) in with ⅓ cup of cornstarch. Mix them together until they’re well combined and then go ahead and add in all of the vegetable oil. Next, gradually add in the remaining ⅓ cup of cornstarch and then knead the slime mixture until it stops sticking to your hands.
It’s really as easy as that to make your own mind-blowing butter slime. My kids like to decorate their butter slime with sprinkles but that’s totally optional. It can be a good idea though so you don’t get your butter slime mixed up with your real butter — it does indeed look pretty convincing!
The butter slime that this recipe makes is also great for kids who tend to be a little bit rough when they’re playing because of how firm and stretchy it is. Compared to some other types of slime, it offers a fair bit more resistance. However, the flip side of that is this slime is also harder to mold into shapes or objects — keep that in mind if your littles ones begin to get frustrated!
You can also safely store your butter slime for later play sessions by sealing it in an airtight plastic container or glass jar. It can last for up to several weeks when properly stored like this.
P.S. – If you thought this butter slime recipe was cool, just wait until you check out some of our other fantastic slime recipes. I’ve shared three of my personal favorites down below: