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How to Make Butter Slime without Borax

by Jean Van't Hul
February 1, 2022

Want to learn how to make slime without borax? Here’s Maia’s best butter slime recipe and video for super soft and stretchy slime.

The Best butter Slime Recipe without borax - Plus Ways to Play with It

Updated February 2022

I have watched many slime videos and tried many different recipes of my own. Some were way too hard, some got really sticky after about a day (too much lotion). Some just dried out a lot after a couple days of playing with it (too much borax).

This time though, I think I’ve created the perfect butter slime recipe. I hope you have fun and that this recipe works for you as well as it worked for me. 🙂

First, here’s a video tutorial showing how to make butter slime.

And here’s the butter slime recipe and step by step instructions.

Butter Slime Recipe without Borax

Ingredients needed for how to make slime without borax

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*We all call it shaving cream, but make sure to buy the FOAM kind rather than cream or gel.


  1. Mix glue and shaving cream

    Squeeze a large bottle of white Elmer’s School Glue into a medium bowl.

    Add 1 and a 1/4 heaping cups of shaving foam. Mix thoroughly.

    The Best Butter Slime Recipe - Mix glue and shaving foam

  2. Stir in contact solution

    Add 1/8 cup of contact solution and stir. The mixture will come together, become more rubbery, and begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl. (See the video!)

    The Best Butter Slime Recipe - Add contact solution

  3. Knead (a lot)

    Next, knead and pull with hands until not as sticky (add a bit more shaving cream if necessary).

    The Best Butter Slime Recipe - Knead and pull until soft and stretchy

  4. Knead in Model Magic

    Add 3 ounces of model magic in your desired colors.

    The Best Butter Slime Recipe - Adding Model Magic

    Poke and knead, stretch and pull until thoroughly mixed.

    The Best Butter Slime Recipe - Knead in Model Magic

  5. Add lotion

    Make a dent in middle of your butter slime and add a scant tablespoon of lotion. Mix until fully incorporated. Store in an airtight container.

    The Best Butter Slime Recipe - add lotion

Now it’s time to play! 

The Best Butter Slime Recipe - store in an airtight container
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6 Fun Ways To Play With Butter Slime

  1. Spread it with a knife
  2. Smash it with a fork
  3. Poke and knead it with your hands
  4. Stretch and pull it
  5. Bury end the end of a straw in the middle of slime, pinch where straw is and blow to make a bubble
  6. Make a bubble with your hands by stretching the butter slime up and out then quickly dropping the top like a parachute (see video demonstration)

Slime Removal Tip: For that certain someone in your family who the slime loves so much that it doesn’t want to let go, grab a little bit of slime and quickly dab at the slime-y area until it all comes off.

Warning: do not get near clothing, blankets, or carpets.

For a different, but cool, texture, mix 1 part butter slime to 1 part model magic.

How to get slime off of hands and body

More Great Slime Recipes + Ideas for How to Play with Slime

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