Butterfly Slime Recipe

This Butterfly Slime Recipe is so much fun to make! Perfect for a simple messy play activity for the kids! Easy to do and a great way to make a slime recipe at home!

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We love playing with slime! Slime is a great way to have everyone relax and play with their hands. Not only that, the kids can easily make this slime recipe right along with you.

The more activities that we can do together, the more fun that we’re going to have. Slime is one thing that we all love to do together and this slime recipe is one of our favorites. It’s fun to make during the summer months but we do love to do this slime recipe any time of year.

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Butterfly Slime Recipe

Keep in mind that if making slime makes you nervous, use it as a way to get motivated for the kids to join in and help out on the fun. They can easily make this slime recipe and learn how to make it right, too! You don’t have to have any slime fails with this simple slime tutorial.

We love to do this simple slime recipe when we’re studying butterflies or just needing a way to use our hands. And if you make the slime and store it in a container, it should last for quite some time!

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Ingredients needed to make Butterfly Slime

The great thing about slime is that you don’t need a ton of ingredients to get started. Below is what you’ll need to make this simple butterfly slime.

  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s Clear Glue (5 ounces)
  • ½ T of Baking soda
  • 1 T of Contact solution
  • buttons that look like butterflies
  • Confetti
slime ingredients for butterfly slime

See how simple this is going to be to make? You can easily make any changes that you want as well to make this slime be full of something else besides butterfly buttons, etc.

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How to make this Butterfly Slime Recipe

The full printable directions can be found below but there are a few things to keep in mind.

When you’re making the slime, be certain that you’re mixing well and giving it time to come together. Slime isn’t hard to make but you do need to let the supplies work together!

mixing to make slime

Once the ingredients are added in, the kids can help with all the stirring. This is a fun way to get them involved and have them create their very own slime!

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As they continue to stir the ingredients will combine to create slime – like magic!

slime recipe for kids

Once the slime is no longer sticky, the kids can start to add in the butterfly buttons and glitter! You can never have too many fun additions for slime!

simple butterfly slime recipe

Fun Ways to Play with Slime

The best part about slime is that you can have it for so many different things. Slime is fun to make and fun to play with, too!

Use slime for learning and creating

If you’re used to having the kids play with playdough, why not try and do the same thing with slime? See if they can use the slime to make shapes or even letters! This is great for working on their hand-eye coordination as well as on their fine motor skills. This means that they can use it as a learning tool as well.

Use slime to stretch

How many times have you asked the kids to do something and they just haven’t wanted to do it? That won’t be the case with slime! You can easily have the kids stretch the slime to work those hand muscles! In fact, they’ll have a blast doing so!

Challenge them to see just how far they can stretch the slime so that it works for their hands really well.

Have the kids build something with their slime

Did you know that slime can be a super fun way for the kids to create something unique and fun? Who knew that you could easily use slime to create fun things? This is a great exercise that will have them thinking outside the box to use slime for something fun.

They can build shapes or see if there is a way to use the slime to create a play area for some of their toys. Make certain that things that they use with their slime aren’t going to stick for later. This can be a huge issue and clean up the mess.

How can you keep slime from drying out?

Since you’re taking the time to make slime, you’re going to want to keep it fresh and soft as long as possible!

If you put it into a container to save it, it should actually last for quite some time. The truth about slime is that you need to store it in an airtight container so that it doesn’t dry out.

My kids are certain that you should be able to bring back slime once it’s dried out but I can promise you that it’s never the same once it’s dried out.

The best way to ensure that the slime is going to be able to be used for a long time is to store it in a container with a lid. We’ve stored it in bags but containers are the best bet.

Will slime mold?

More than likely no but when you’re using slime on surfaces and with hands, there’s always the chance for germs. If you notice that the slime is dirty or moldy, just toss it in the trash and make it again.

The great part about this slime recipe is that it’s fast and easy to do.

butterfly simple slime recipe

Butterfly Slime Recipe

The kids will have so much fun making this butterfly slime recipe!


  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s Clear Glue (5 ounces)
  • ½ T of Baking soda
  • 1 T of Contact solution
  • buttons that look like butterflies
  • Confetti


  1. Add the glue to a mixing bowl.
  2. Pour in the baking soda and mix well.
  3. Stir in the contact solution until the slime is stretchy.
  4. Keep kneading with your hands until it is no longer stinky.
  5. Put the slime on a plastic mat and add in the buttons and onfetti.

Have so much fun with this simple slime recipe! It’s a great activity for the kids!

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  1. Can contact solution be substituted by something else? I don’t have it around the house.

    1. You’d have to substitute borax for the contact solution.

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