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Super Illusions Thinking Putty Bundle

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Product Code: 284-092

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Putty With Super-hero Powers
Unlike any Thinking Putty we've carried so far, Super Illusions is Thinking Putty with super-hero powers! With three colors that shift and morph before your eyes based on the angle of light, Super Illusions Putty virtually explodes out in the sunlight. Plus this super-shiny version of Thinking Putty has a memory effect so it will tend to untwist itself or pull back when stretched. Watch the Super Illusions video below to see for yourself what our softest, most pliable colors of Thinking Putty can do. Bundle includes all three colors of Super Illusions Thinking Putty.

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!

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    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 supplies 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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    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

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    Great, speedy service!Fun product! Thanks September 3, 2014
    Reviewer: Cheryl F.  
    Great, speedy service!Fun product! Thanks

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    Great Idea! June 19, 2014
    Reviewer: Jessica  
    My little guy is 6 and a kinesthetic learner. Before, I thought he needed to listen while I read to him without fidgeting. Now, I know a good manipulative is needed and this thinking putty is just perfect! My husband said he wishes he would have been able to have something like this while he was in school...it would have helped him too!

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    kids love it February 28, 2014
    Reviewer: Brigette G.  
    My children love this stuff! It is so much better than anything else! My son (2 years) loves to play with it while his sister(8 years) is doing her school work and his sister loves to play with it with him when she is finished! Our entire family has played with it!

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    Really Surprised February 4, 2014
    Reviewer: Kristen C.  
    Well, I have to admit that I'm surprised. We've seen Thinking Putty for a long while now at the Timberdoodle conference booths as well as online in their store- and my children expressed an interest in it- but I pretty much threw out the idea as "glorified Silly Putty". It seemed gimmicky and like something the children would play with for a few hours and then I'd find shoved in the back of the closet or stuck to the carpeting somewhere. I was wrong. Very wrong, in fact. I won't bore you with how we ended up with Thinking Putty in our home after I was so opposed to the idea :) In the end, we purchased it and we ALL enjoy it. We have a few varieties now but this one is the all-around favorite. The iridescent qualities of the putty do not diminish and they never cease to interest the children (we have users from age 4 to 19). Also, this has a very smooth feel to it, which makes it therapeutic to handle. Everyone enjoys this and it gets used many times per day. Yes, I'm eating a lot of humble pie :)FYI- this variety, while our favorite (though we like all of the ones we've tried), does tend to stick a bit more to things- pretty much everything. But don't let that scare you off. It is easy to remove it if you practice a minute amount of patience and dab it with another piece of the putty or scrape where need be. It really isn't a big deal to us but if all of my children were still pretty little, I may opt to wait because it does require someone a bit bigger (8-9yrs and up, depending, can qualify) to help the little ones get "unstuck".

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    Awesome stocking stuffer December 26, 2013
    Reviewer: Julie H.  
    My three kids (ages 10, 8 and 4) each received one in their stockings and were delighted. Even though they received many gifts, all day long they would return to the putty to check out the shifting colors and its unique "muscle memory" properties. They enjoy twisting it, folding it, cutting it, stretching it, and holding it up to the light at different angles. I anticipate its ongoing appeal, unlike other "trendier" gifts. Also, with two wiggly boys needing sensory input, I look forward to fingers busy with thinking putty helping them concentrate on other tasks.

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