How to Make Butter Slime! DIY Soft, Stretchy Butter Slime without Clay Slime Recipe!

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How to Make Butter Slime

Two Methods:

Butter slime gets its name from how it spreads like butter -- with a quick stretch or poke, the slime retains its shape, stretching like how butter is spread. It's a perfect cross between a dough and a slime! If you want to make a spreadable, stretchable slime that keeps your hands busy, butter slime may be the best choice for you.


Butter Slime with Clay

  • 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml) borax powder
  • 1 cup (240 ml) hot water
  • 4 ounces (110 g) glue
  • Foaming hand soap
  • cup (120 ml) shaving cream
  • Lotion
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Cornstarch
  • Modeling clay in a color of your choice

Borax- and Clay-Free Butter Slime

  • 4 ounces (110 g) glue
  • 1 cup (240 ml) cornstarch
  • 1 cup (240 ml) shampoo
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lotion or massage oil
  • Laundry detergent
  • Food coloring (optional)


Making Butter Slime with Clay

  1. Make the borax solution.Mix 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml) of borax into 1 cup (240 ml) of hot water until the borax is fully dissolved. Set it aside for later use.
  2. Pour 4 ounces (110 g) of glue into a separate bowl.
  3. Add in a few pumps of foaming soap.Use about eight or nine pumps.
    • If you want your butter slime to smell nice, use a scented foaming soap.
  4. Pump in a bit of lotion.Stick with two to four pumps.
  5. Add in about cup (120 ml) of shaving cream.
  6. Combine the mixture thoroughly until smooth.The mixture should be thick, but fluffy, sort of like marshmallow creme.
  7. Add in a small amount of borax solution and mix.Only add in a teaspoon at a time and mix it thoroughly. You should only add enough borax solution so that the slime is solid enough to clump together, but not solid enough that it stops sticking to the bowl entirely and becomes fairly stiff. It should be somewhat sticky.
    • You're probably not going to use all of your borax solution - just a few teaspoons of it. Adding too much will make the slime hard and more difficult to turn in to butter slime.
    • Once the slime has started taking a solid shape, you may notice that it's identical to fluffy slime, except stickier. This is what you want.
  8. Add cornstarch into a separate bowl.Estimate how much slime you have, and then pour an equal amount of cornstarch into a separate bowl.
  9. Place your slime in with the cornstarch and knead the cornstarch to mix well.It may take a bit of time to get all of the cornstarch mixed in with the slime.
    • The cornstarch will make the slime very stretchy and potentially sticky and/or "melty". That's normal.
    • Using your hands to knead in the cornstarch is usually easier, although it can be messy. If you want to keep your hands clean, try using a stirring stick.
  10. Add in a bit more borax solution if your slime is too sticky.If the cornstarch has made your slime too sticky or liquid-like, add 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml) of the borax solution into the slime and then knead it in. If it's still too sticky, carefully add in more borax solution as needed.
    • Don't add in too much borax or your slime will stiffen too much. You want it to be soft and easy to stretch, not firm and easy to tear.
  11. Take about 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of modeling clay.You can add more later if the slime is too soft for your liking.
  12. Add some food coloring to the modeling clay (optional).If your modeling clay is plain white, adding a few drops of food coloring to it will make it colorful, which will transfer over when you add it to the slime. Since some food coloring can stain the hands, start off with just two drops and knead it into the clay. If that's not enough, you can add more later.
    • Add in two drops of yellow food coloring to make the slime look like butter.
    • If your clay is already colored, you can skip this step.
  13. Knead the clay into the slime.Press the clay into the slime and use your hands to knead it together until it's reached a doughy consistency. If the clay is colored, you'll see the color blend into the slime.
  14. Play with your butter slime!Store it in an airtight container when finished.

Making Butter Slime Without Borax or Clay

  1. Add 1 cup (240 ml) of cornstarch into a bowl.
  2. Pour in 1 cup (240 ml) of shampoo and combine.The mixture should be slightly doughy.
  3. Add 4 ounces (110 g) of glue into the dough mixture.
  4. Pump 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of lotion into the bowl.
  5. Add in a few drops of food coloring (optional).If you want colorful butter slime, a few drops of food coloring can help it look nice; since some food coloring can stain the hands, start with just two drops, and add more if needed later.
    • Add in two drops of yellow food coloring to make the slime look like butter.
  6. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, until there are no lumps.If you've added food coloring to your slime, mix it until there are no more white streaks.
  7. Carefully add some detergent to your slime and mix.The slime will begin to stick together once you mix it. Keep slowly adding detergent until the slime isn't completely sticking to the bowl.
    • Don't add the detergent all at once! Doing so can cause your slime to harden rapidly, which makes it very hard to play with. Start off with only a little bit and add in more as needed.
  8. Knead the slime with your hands.Once the slime is holding together on its own, take it out of the bowl and begin to knead it with your hands to get rid of any remaining stickiness.
    • If the slime is too sticky, put it back in the bowl, add in a bit of cornstarch and knead it with your hands. The final product should feel like a soft, pliable dough.
  9. Play with your butter slime!Store it in an airtight container or a zip-lock bag when finished.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    What happens to the slime if you do not add the clay?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It doesn't take on the same texture and stretchiness that butter slime will have. If you're using shaving cream, you'll just get a fluffy slime instead.
  • Question
    What if my slime is too sticky?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Activate it more by adding Borax or laundry detergent.
  • Question
    Can I use borax without using clay?
    Top Answerer
    Yes; just follow the clay-free method, but use a borax solution instead of laundry detergent. To make the borax solution, take a teaspoon of borax powder and stir it into one cup of hot water until it's fully dissolved and the water is clear. After that, you'll be able to use it as your slime activator.
  • Question
    Why doesn't the clay stick? I added the glue, then the clay.
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You have to make the slime first. You mix the clay and the slime, not the glue.
  • Question
    What kind of shampoo should I use?
    Alice Chan
    Community Answer
    You can use any type of shampoo, as long as you're not allergic to it. You might want to mix it with a tiny amount of water before mixing the rest.
  • Question
    If my butter slime turns hard and lotion doesn't work ,what should I do?
    Alice Chan
    Community Answer
    You can try adding 2 or 3 tsp of water and microwave it for one minute and mix. Repeat it for several times if you want it softer.
  • Question
    Is there another way to make butter slime without borax, cornstarch, or glue? I would love to make some butter slime!
    Alice Chan
    Community Answer
    You could try using the peel off face mask slime method and add some baby powder. Activate the face mask using eye drops or contact solution.
  • Question
    Does it matter what kind of detergent I use?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, but different detergents may alter the slime slightly so find the one that works best for you.
  • Question
    I cut the recipe in half and it was a disaster. Why did this happen?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Most likely you just incorrectly calculated the new amounts you needed for your ingredients. There's no reason why halving the ingredients should change the final product.
  • Question
    Can I use normal clay?
    Alice Chan
    Community Answer
    If you use normal clay, your slime won't feel like slime. Use air dry soft clay or daisy soft clay.
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Quick Summary

To make butter slime, dissolve 1 teaspoon of borax into 1 cup of hot water. In a separate bowl, mix together 4 ounces of glue, 8-9 pumps of foaming soap, 2-4 pumps of lotion, and 1/2 a cup of shaving cream. Add 1 teaspoon of the borax solution at a time to the glue solution until you get the desired consistency. Estimate how much slime you have, then knead an equal amount of cornstarch into it. Lastly, knead 2 tablespoons of modeling clay into the slime and enjoy!

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  • Alternatives to borax solution include laundry detergent, liquid starch, or saline solution and baking soda.
  • Try adding accessories into your slime, like glitter, beads, or other decorative items.
  • Watercolor paint is an alternative to food coloring, but be careful, since paint can stain more easily than food coloring can!
  • For the clay method, if you want a glossy slime, add in about 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml) of baby oil and knead it in after you've kneaded in the cornstarch and extra borax solution.


  • Adding too much laundry detergent or borax solution can make your slime too hard to play with, so be careful not to add too much.
  • Be careful when using borax; it can be toxic when inhaled or ingested, and may potentially cause burns if not mixed well enough.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl(s)
  • Stirring stick or spoon
  • Container for slime

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