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How To Make Slime Without Shaving Cream, Because That Stuff Is Expensive

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When I was a kid, my sister and I dreamed of going on Nickelodeon's What Would You Do just to get slimed. Though it was green and gross looking, there was always something about that slime that seemed so cool. My love for slime never subsided, so imagine my excitement when I became a Girl Scout troop leader a few years ago and has an excuse to make slime. In doing so, I learned how to make slime without shaving cream to cut down on the mess without cutting out the fun.

Prior to this, I thought all slime had to be made with shaving cream. My mom used it as an excuse to keep my sister and I from making the creation ourselves. (Seriously, parents will tell any type of lie to keep their house clean.) So, when I was able to make it with my Girl Scout troop, I knew that I'd finally found a way to live out one part of my youth that needed resurrecting.

If you're looking for a fun way to bring back the '90s or just need a fun activity to do with your kids this weekend, you should take these shaving cream-free slime recipes into consideration.

1Magnetic Slime

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If you're looking for a fun slime recipe, try this magnetic slime one from Growing a Jeweled Rose. You're sure to become the coolest parent around when you do.

2Glow In The Dark Slime

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Have some liquid starch, clear glue, and glow in the dark craft paint laying around? You'll be able to make this awesome glow in the dark slime from Frugal Fun 4 Boys then.

3Nebula Slime

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Looking to create some gorgeous slime that doesn't require any shaving cream? The nebula slime from Momdot is one that will become a favorite for your household.

4Gold Slime

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If you're in need of a luxurious form of slime, then the super easy gold slime recipe from Fun-A-Day is a great way to accomplish that.

5Sand Slime

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Though playing in sand may not be ideal for most parents, Little Bins For Little Hands' sand slime will change your mind. Not only will the kids love it, but it will also be less messy than playing in the sandbox.

6Bubbling Slime

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Epic Fun For Kids has a great recipe for bubbling slime that has nothing to do with shaving cream. Worried that the bubbles may not last? Don't. You'll have quite some time to play with your slime before your bubbles dissolve.

7Chocolate Stretchy Slime

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Fun at Home with Kids has a great recipe for chocolate stretchy slime that your kids are sure to go crazy for. Just be sure to remind them that it's not edible.

8Sunset Slime

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Few things are more gorgeous than a sunset and with Left Brain Craft Brain's sunset slime, you'll have a way to see it at all times.

9Mood Ring Color Change Slime

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Need a slime to set the mood right? Make this shaving cream-free mood ring color change slime from Thought Co. to do so.

10Spaghetti Slime

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Have some extra spaghetti noodles that you need to do something with? The 36th Avenue's recipe for spaghetti slime is a way to get rid of them.

11Polka Dot Slime

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The polka dot slime from Fun at Home with Kids will provide double the fun for your little one.