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Electric Colors Thinking Putty

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Ages: 3+

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Product Code: 284-ELECTRIC

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Iridescent Sparkle
Thinking Putty Electric Colors, with the most resistance and strength-building intensity of all our Thinking Putty colors, will dazzle you with their iridescent sparkle! These colors stand out in a way that regular putty does not. Stretch, twist, and tear these Electric Thinking Putty colors and watch their colors shine.

Four Brilliant Electric Colors
Lilac mixes bright purple with silvery tendrils. Electric Blue is an energetic ocean blue with marbelized swirls that make you feel like you're floating. Electric Green looks like an iridescent bar of Irish Spring soap. Emerald Green is a deep lush green that brings fields of clover to the palm of your hand, with rich greens and electric swirls.

Work Your Hands - Work Your Brain

When one of our children was a preschooler, we received the best advice a parent of a kinesthetic child could receive: Let her wiggle. And wiggle she did. I don't think she sat for schoolwork for many years. But sometimes pirouettes and somersaults can be a distraction to other children, especially if you are dealing with a mixed bag of modalities. The visual students in particular will go bonkers trying to be attentive in the presence of a human pogo stick. However the kinesthetic child can't be attentive without movement. A workable compromise is a handheld fidget of some sort. Since last spring, we have investigated a number of fidgets; some were silly, some were creepy, and most were flimsy. I broke three in one week and I am not even kinesthetic! So when our shipment of Thinking Putty arrived, I was eager to see how it fared. The results were outstanding.

Bounce, Stretch, Tear, Drip, Snap, Even Shatter Thinking Putty
Thinking Putty is Silly Putty but enhanced with knock-your-socks-off colors that shift or morph completely as you squeeze. All versions of the non-toxic, non-gooey Thinking Putty will bounce, stretch, tear, drip, snap, even shatter. Silicone-based, they will never dry out.

Stress-Relieving, Hand Exercising Thinking Putty
Thinking Putty is an impressive adult-sized handful of high quality moldable putty. Not just for wiggly children, Thinking Putty is also a stress-relieving, soothing slab of super-smooth elastic putty for tense office workers and impatient computer geeks. It also can be used as a hand exercise for guitar players or therapy for arthritic hands. Each tin arrives with one-fifth of a pound of Thinking Putty and a label that says Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty. They offered to put our names on the label instead, at nearly twice the price, but we decided that we would let Aaron be the crazy one! We offer many mesmerizing versions of thinking putty. Each tin contains enough putty for a couple of children to use at the same time.

Note About Clean Up
Like its cousin Silly Putty, Thinking Putty does stick to fabric, hair, and carpet, so keep an eye on where your little guy puts it! For a tidier option for your wiggler and fidgeter, check out Playfoam, which is part of our Pre-K and Kindergarten kits. However, if you do find yourself in a predicament and need to remove stray Thinking Putty, try these tips from the manufacturer: Oops, I Sat on my Thinking Putty!

Featured In: People Magazine Holiday Gift Guide 2009

What is Thinking Putty? Where did it come from?

Thinking Putty and many other silicone rubber products were developed during World War II as American industries searched for rubber substitutes that could be used in place of natural rubber tires, gaskets, and seals. During World War II, America's supply of natural rubber was scarce. The Japanese had occupied many areas in the South Pacific where rubber trees are found.

In 1936, at the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, Dr. Earl Warrick began experimenting with "organosilicon" chemistry - combining silicon (think: sand, glass, computer chips) with carbon (think: you and me, charcoal, and fossil fuels).

In 1943, he left the institute to join the newly formed Dow Corning Corporation. His research was refocused to help the war effort by developing a synthetic rubber substitute. Although he failed to produce a suitable rubber before the end of the war, one result of his experiments was a Silicone Bouncing Putty (the primary ingredient in Thinking Putty).

Although it had no industrial use, he kept some around--it made a nifty toy!

Is Thinking Putty like Gakİ, Floamİ, Noise Puttyİ, Slimeİ, Mars Mudİ, or Gooİ?

Absolutely not! Thinking Putty is in a class of its own--with its own unique physical properties. Thinking Putty is more similar to Silly Puttyİ than other "putty" products. Thinking Putty does not leave a sticky residue on your hands. You won't feel like you need to "wash up" after playing with it. Thinking Putty stretches like rubber, bounces like a ball, tears like paper, and can shatter like ceramic. Thinking Putty can also shift color. Unlike all other products, Thinking Putty comes in adult-sized handfuls and a rainbow of really awesome colors.

Is Thinking Putty non-toxic?

Thinking Putty is inert, non-toxic, and safe. Thinking Putty contains no latex or wheat compounds. It is safe for use by people with sensitivity to wheat or latex and will not promote the development of latex allergies. They even use Nitrile latex-free gloves during manufacture. Thinking Putty is a Made in the USA product. It is manufactured entirely in the USA from top shelf materials sourced from industry leading vendors. They take product purity and regulatory compliance very seriously. They are certified compliant with EU standards EN 71 Parts 1, 2 & 3 which cover tests for toy safety. Additional information is happily provided upon request. Although Thinking Putty is completely inert, non-toxic, and safe, it may present a choking hazard to children if placed in the mouth or if a child attempts to swallow the product, so please exercise extra caution around small children, especially children under three years of age.

Does Thinking Putty dry out?

No way! Thinking Putty is silicone based, not clay or earth based like other modeling compounds. Thinking Putty will never dry out or crumble. The only reason to keep it in a closed container is to offer protection from dirt, dust, and hair that may otherwise accumulate.

Should I take my Thinking Putty to the office?

Absolutely! Bring your Thinking Putty to work with you and leave it on your desk. You'll find yourself tearing off a handful and using it to relieve stress when you deal with difficult personnel or vendors. If yours is a creative job Thinking Putty will give your hands something to do while your brain ponders infinite innovative possibilities.

Can I bring Thinking Putty through airport security or onto an airplane?

Yes. Thinking Putty may appear superficially like the plastic explosives you see on TV, but the similarities end there. Thinking Putty will not appear as an explosive to either color X-ray or sniffer machines. It is neither a liquid nor a gel and is not subject to the criteria governing those objects. That said, security screeners have absolute personal discretion in exercising their jobs. They can confiscate anything they like regardless of the posted rules.

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Colorful stress relief! May 1, 2014
Reviewer: Lorraine M.  
I bought the Thinking Putty for my teen daughters, who all need something to do with their hands besides bend paperclips into strange shapes, thereby rendering them useless for their intended purpose. Everyone LOVES it - but I'm the one who loves it the most!!!!! I keep a small "plug" of it on my computer desk & I squeeze it or string it or snap it while I wait for a website to pull up or while the computer is changing tasks. It is REALLY helpful when a teen interrupts me. The Thinking Putty is much more engaging than stress balls that we've tried in the past. The tins do contain more than one person needs at a time, but I'm glad I have my very own tin. The putty takes the shape of the container & can be kind of difficult to remove - no worries, I keep a plastic utensil nearby to pry under the putty & it slides right out. It doesn't leave any kind of residue on anything, although it will pick up dirt off the floor:). Stronger hand + stress relief in fascinating colors - a winning situation!

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Great for keeping kids happily sitting January 16, 2013
Reviewer: Haley  
We have two colors of thinking putty the electric blue and the glow in the dark. The glow in the dark is white normally, and thus not as fun as the blue one. The first time we opened it my son rolled it into the ball and bounced it so hard that we missed where it went. I finally found it inside a rainboot over a week later and it was still in great condition. Now, I only let my kids use it at the kitchen table while we listen to an audio book/while I read to them. I am not overly concerned with them absorbing every fact read as they are only 4 and 2. My goal is to have them sitting and listening and the thinking putty is great for that.

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Great for learning, but be careful! July 5, 2012
Reviewer: Stephanie  
My 6 year old daughter loves her Thinking Putty. I have her use it when I am reading History lessons to her. It helps her to have something to do while she listens, which in turn leads to less boredom and better attention span. I love it overall, but would caution anyone interested in purchasing it to only allow children to use it while supervised. My daughter tried putting it on the carpet to test the imprint it would leave, not realizing that it sticks to carpet. I had such a hard time cleaning it out! It is a great product overall, though.

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A Favorite! May 31, 2012
Reviewer: Rikki  
My kids LOVE this putty and the colors are really pretty. We use it for our read aloud time. I took 1 star away just for the stickiness once it gets on clothes/carpet/couches. We love it, though!

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Not helpful to us May 31, 2012
Reviewer: Homeschool Mom  
My son ended up more focused on the putty than on the book I was reading to him. It may be a good product for some, but this did not work for us.

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