Monday, March 21, 2011

Make your own homemade butter!

This was a fun activity for the whole family!
We took a jar (ours was a pickle jar) and some heavy whipping cream.
Pour the cream into the jar and .......


This was a really cool process! 
Sarah had made butter before in preschool so she was coaching us along and telling us what was happening.

The trick is you have to listen!

So first, you will shake and shake and hear the the cream sloshing around.
After a lot of shaking you won't hear the liquid anymore.  This is good - your cream is starting to turn into butter, but don't stop there!
Keep shaking and shaking until you hear liquid sloshing around again.  That's the buttermilk separating from the butter!

You have made butter!
{it took us about 15 min}

We poured it into a bowl and this is what it looked like. 

I wasn't sure what to do with this big clump of butter!
Sarah said we had to strain it, so we strained it through a small wire strainer to get all the buttermilk out.

Then we put it into little candy molds and made cute butter flowers!
{I put the molds into the freezer so that I could pop out the butter easily, it worked well}

Have Fun!


  1. That's such a great idea. I'm sure that would be cute to do for different holidays :)

  2. wow look great. gonna try this soon. thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh wow! I love your butter - I love how the whole family got involved and how you made it all BEFORE preschool!! HOW COOL!! WOW! Am inspired to show my kids too!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty :-) Fabulous to see you there!


  4. What a great, fun project! I am going to do this with my kids this weekend!

  5. Seriously?! Oh my gosh, this is too cool!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this post at For the Kids Friday! This week's party is now posted. I'd love to have you back to link up again!


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