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Maia’s Best Ever Butter Slime Recipe


Learn how to make butter slime with this butter slime recipe & video. It’s the best! This butter slime recipe uses Model Magic and is super soft & stretchy. Recipe and post by Maia.

The Best Butter Slime Recipe - Plus Ways to Play with It

Updated January 2021

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.

The Best Butter Slime Recipe

Ingredients needed to make butter slime

This post contains affiliate links. Butter Slime Ingredients

*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. The Best Butter Slime Recipe - Blow a slime bubble with a straw 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.

How to get slime off of hands and body

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.

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  • Reply
    July 14, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you for this great recipe. My daughter and I made it just now and it’s the best slime we’ve ever made (and we’ve made A LOT).

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      Catalina Booth
      September 28, 2019 at 11:49 am

      Awesome recipe. My girls loved it. Easy clean up.

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        October 23, 2020 at 3:35 pm

        This looks great! Can I use polymer clay or play doh instead of model magic? Thank you!

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          January 2, 2021 at 6:04 pm

          I have tried that before and it melted my slime so I do not recommend using clay instead of model magic. ( my name is Eva too)

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    ruby the first grades
    August 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    i will kill your daughter

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      September 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Ruby, this comment is very inappropriate and you will get in a lot of trouble uttering threats like this whether you mean it or not. :(

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        Ashleigh Jones
        September 19, 2018 at 12:57 pm

        I’m so sorry that someone left such a nasty, awful comment! Shame on that person. The internet is a dark dark place.
        Good luck to you and your daughter! I’m planning on using this recipe for my daughter’s birthday party, and I’m sure it’s going to be a big hit!!!!! Kids and their slime…..they’re all obsessed!!!!

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          November 21, 2019 at 11:36 am

          ok boomer

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        butter slime magic
        January 9, 2021 at 12:35 pm

        I am agreeing to that

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      November 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      There is something seriously wrong with you. Get some help.

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        January 19, 2019 at 4:49 pm

        I love slime

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        October 3, 2019 at 7:51 pm

        Is the model magic optional if so can u use food dye instead?

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          February 20, 2020 at 5:57 pm

          No because the clay makes the butter slime. But good question!

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      October 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      Please stop sending threats to other people. It is not nice, and you will get in trouble if this gets worse.

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    November 16, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Hi, Maia! Thank you for this recipe, my daughter really wants to try it. I searched the shops (we are in New Zealand) and could not find Model Magic anywhere. Can I substitute it with Play-Doh or even omit it? Also, do you think adding some food colouring insteas of model magic would work? Thanks a lot! This website isfantastic! Cheers. Ana

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    Danny Lew
    December 2, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    My kids love making slime and this recipe is awesome! Thanks again!

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    January 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    i would use clay in syour slime

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    July 2, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    what size bottle of large glue do you use?

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      Jean Van't Hul
      July 3, 2019 at 5:14 am

      Not the regular size bottle, but the next size up. I’ll have to look up the size. But it’s not the ginormous bottles that they sell these days.

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        September 3, 2019 at 11:57 am

        thank you for all you advis

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      October 21, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      One step larger than regular school glue

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    July 15, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    What happens if it doesn’t activate…….

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    September 5, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    This recipe doesn’t work. It’s beyond normal slime sticky. I literally just spent two hours cleaning this stuff off all the surfaces of my kitchen and my clothes. I’m bummed because my daughter was really looking forward to it.

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    October 6, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Does anyone know where the video is? my mom and sister are having a hard time finding it.

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    October 11, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    0/10 would not recommend. Never activated, never did anything other than cause a huge mess. So disappointed. Makes me never want to try again

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      October 21, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      Same w me. I had to go waaaaaayyyy off of the recipe to activate….. I used half of the contact solution just to activate the slime!!! 😠

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    October 21, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    One step larger than regular school glue

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    Samuel Raiffeisen
    January 12, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Is this keto friendly?

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    Dawn H
    May 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    The step missing is baking soda. After trying forever to activate it, and adding a lot more solution, we looked at another recipe and added a tiny bit of baking soda.

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    January 2, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    I really enjoyed this recipe but instead of using JUST contact solution for activator, you could use some baking soda too. Have an amazing day!!!

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    June 16, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. But I must say I was very disappointed. The slime was incredibly sticky and after adding the clay the slime was not enjoyable. I don’t like being negative though, I thought I should inform people. Is there any tips you have for making it less sticky?

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