Shake-It Make-It Butter

Cool Science, Quick Crafts


shake, shake, shake it up to make some butter the old fashioned way! delicious and a fun dance!

15 minutes

maker checklist

  • a small jar with lid
  • heavy cream
  • a marble (helps!)



fill your jar half-way with heavy cream (add a marble if you have one), and close the jar tightly.


shake it, and shake it a lot! hint: this will take about 10-15 minutes.

first, the consistency turns into whipped cream (literally!) then the liquid separates from the solid and you are left with fresh butter (the solid) and buttermilk (the liquid). Pour off the buttermilk and mix a bit of salt into the butter. try other flavors too! like cinnamon, yum!