Butter Slime

June 20, 2020

Slime so smooth, it's like butter. But don't put it on toast. 

Alivia Broadway slips in a little chemistry as she creates a polymer that slides between your fingers. 

Materials | Supplies

  • white glue
  • baking soda
  • water
  • lotion
  • baby oil or olive oil
  • contact solution or liquid starch
  • model magic clay
  • bowl
  • measuring cup
  • teaspoon
  • tablespoon
  • spoon
  • plastic tray
  • plastic tablecloth
  • plastic bag

Concepts Explored

  • chemistry
  • polymers
  • measurement
  • mixtures
  • viscosity

Discovery Starters

Press your slime on a table, or place it on a slope, what happens? Why?

How far does your slime stretch before it breaks?

Does your slime hold a shape?

What does your slime feel like?

Explore Further

Experiment with one ingredient at a time.

What happens when you change the amount of one of the substances in the slime? Does it still work?


Additional Resources

The Slime Book: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Slime by DK

Slime Recipe Book: Slime Book - How to Maker Amazing Slime at Home by Alex Hey

How to Make Edible Slime: 30 Fun and Yummy Slime Recipes by Tessa Meldrum

YouTube video 4 Ways to Make Butter Slime

YouTube video Fun Facts About Slime

Little Bins for Little Hands website Borax Free Slime Recipes

Amazeum YOU activities Fluffy Slime | Oobleck

Amazeum YOU activity guide Butter Slime