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Metallic Colors Thinking Putty
Metallic Colors Thinking Putty

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Product Code: 284-METALLIC

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Metallic Colors
Bronze is a lustrous metallic color with endless marbleization and sparkle. It is the most popular metallic color. This is the best stress reliever you will ever find! Brilliant Gold sparkles and shimmers in the light. This fantastic color really catches your eye. Gunmetal Graphite has a dark sheen that makes this putty seem monochrome and emotionless at first glance. A closer view reveals a rainbow of multi-color sparkling which blends to create a stunning gunmetal grey. Shiny Silver, with its impressive metallic sheen, is a bright and flashy putty with marbleization.

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!

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.

Customer Review:
Thinking Putty Was A Huge Hit
5 stars
"My son got a lot of toys for Christmas but Thinking Putty was played with more than anything!"
Review by Terry H

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fun for hands January 14, 2013
Reviewer: Robyn  
This is good to keep hands busy while reading. It's way better to see my daughter stretching and pulling while reading rather than hearing her tap the table or floor. My biggest complaint is that she would rather play with it all day rather doing her work. I have taken it away for a while, but I keep finding pieces in the carpet and on stuffed animals! Still haven't figuired out how it got from the desk to the bedroom.

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Pros and Cons June 1, 2012
Reviewer: Deskworker Dan  
I bought the Thinking Putty as an ergonomic aid - I work all day at the computer. At first, the Thinking Putty (blue metallic) worked as advertised - was not sticky and did not leave residue on my hands. However, over time (after approximately 1 month of use) the putty started to leave residue on my hands, and started sticking more easily to surfaces - especially cloth. All in all it's a great product, for what it is. I use it a LOT and so I don't know that my experience is representative for the majority of individuals that might purchase Thinking Putty. On the other hand, it does have the drawbacks, as mentioned above, after heavy use.

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Much cooler than playdough June 1, 2012
Reviewer: Mamallama  
Kids and adults have picked ut Thinking Putty to play. It stretches and molds and twists and conforms. My only complaint is that there are no instructions for how to clean it up when pieces wander from the included storage box. After several years and a new preschooler in the home, we have discovered it stuck to clothes and stuffed animals and even the cat.

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Thinking putty May 31, 2012
Reviewer: Jenny from VA  
We currently have 3 different thinking putties, including metallic, color change, and glow in the dark. We love it for our 6 year old boy, as it gives him something to keep his hands busy during read aloud time. We've used it with our 3 year old daughter, as it helps strengthen her hand muscles to get ready for writing. It doesn't look impressive when you open the tin, but after playing with it for a few minutes it softens and the kids love it. The cons are, it can get stringy if pulled and depending on the child, can make a bit of a mess. Generally, that's not a problem, unless it ends up on the bottom of a child, who then sits on the microfiber sofa and sticks. Thankfully, it was relatively easy to remove if you follow the steps on the website.

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Happy school child May 31, 2012
Reviewer: Marie the Mom  
Both of my children have trouble keeping present in the moment making a sit-down school project daunting at best. They also have a lot of contact and other allergies both in food and the environment even with tiny amounts. I am in education and knew that there are objects you can put in one hand to sooth the student and help them focus allowing the student to listen, study, or work on a project if they are "squirrely". :) Balls dropped out of their hands, playdo usually had wheat or dyes that bled into their system. Thinking putty is perfect! There are no reactions, no ingredients that bother them, no bleeding of color or substance where I don't want it. The feel of it is soothing and smushes quite satisfactorily putting all the "necessary" wiggles into one hand. They like the look, the choice of colors are amazing, and they love to play with it in their free time. We did have to train them on only limited squishes during school. They forget since they have problems remembering that sort of thing from their memory issues. We have had this for years already and it still works! Just watch experimental children and rugs or holes in your house. :)

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