Butter in a Jar

Have you ever made butter?  Think it was too hard? Here is an easy way to make butter!

What you will need:

  • .5 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • lidded jar
  • spoon
  • saucer


  1. Pour the cream and sour cream into the jar.
  2. Cover jar and shake it hard.  Shake it until you notice a lump of soft butter at the bottom of the jar.  Make sure to notice the liquid as you are shaking it.
  3. Pour off the leftover liquid.  Drain the excess water by pressing the butter with the rounded back of a spoon.
  4. Now you have made butter!

Have you made your own butter?  We would love to hear how you did it!

Reference: Rainy Day Play by Nancy Fusco Castaldo

Ashley Myers

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