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:
#1 – How to Make Clear Slime You Can See Through (So cool!)
#2 – How to Make Glitter Slime (And Not Glitter-Up Your Whole House)
#3 – How to Make Poofy Slime Without Glue (If You’re In a Pinch)
Storing Your Slime
Store your slime in an airtight container for best results… We use these.
If you have followed the recipe above you should find the slime keeps really well for ages & ages… This is because of the hand moisturizer in the mix.
If you find your slime is drying out after a few days you can always refresh it with more moisturizer.
Easy Slime Recipe With Only 4 Cheap Slime Ingredients
- 250 ml PVA Glue
- 2 tbsp Hand Moisturizer
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda/Bicarbonate of Soda
- Activator Optrex Eye Wash
Add Bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
(Optional) Add food coloring, glitter & accessories
Add in the activator a drop or two at a time & mix until everything comes together
Before You Go…
There’s something so satisfying about playing slime and I really hope you get the best slime ever from this recipe…
let me know how it goes and feel free to ask me any questions… you can even send me pics of your finished slime… I’d love to see them!
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