Fire Storm Heat-sensitive Thinking Putty
These are heat-sensitive putties that change color before your eyes; they never cease to amaze.
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. Over the years 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'm not even kinesthetic! When a 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.
From the Manufacturer:
Firestorm - Undeniably dangerous, a firestorm is a wildfire that burns so intensely it creates its own storm system. This natural phenomenon produces exceptional fires that blaze and gust with gale-force winds in all directions. A much safer alternative, Firestorm Thinking Putty® glows a fiery red that changes to flame yellow with just the heat of your hands.
Watch Six Boys Test Thinking Putty and Explain Why They Like It!
Discover "cold spots" in your microwave with Hypercolor Thinking Putty!
Many microwaves have turntables to mitigate "cold spots." These cold spots are between the "hot spots," places where microwave light consistently peaks. If you place Hypercolor Thinking Putty in the microwave, you'll be able to reveal these locations. The Hypercolor Thinking Putty will begin to change color in certain specific areas (hot spots).
Place the Hypercolor Thinking Putty onto a piece of cardboard covered in microwave-safe zip bags. The plastic bags will help ensure easy removal from the cardboard. Then, place it in the fridge for a few minutes so it can cool off and every section can even out in temperature.
While the Hypercolor Thinking Putty is cooling, remove the microwave's turntable and place a dish upside-down over the motor. Next fill a coffee mug with water and place it on top of the upside-down dish. By now the Hypercolor Thinking Putty should be sufficiently cooled so move it from the fridge to the top of the water-filled mug.
(Note: We use the mug of water as a "sink" -- a place for all the excess microwave energy to collect as heat. This is good for your microwave -- trust us. Also, you'll get better results if your Hypercolor Thinking Putty is in the middle of the microwave and not sitting at the bottom. The mug makes a good stand.)
Turn on your microwave and watch through the window. It shouldn't take more than a minute before you see little colored spots forming on the surface of the Hypercolor Thinking Putty. Stop the microwave once you start to see these spots. Those are your microwave's unique hotspots.
This experiment is easy and fun, but there are a few safety precautions:
1. Do not turn on your microwave with only a tiny piece of putty in it. Your microwave needs to have something else in it, such as a glass of water, to help absorb all the extra energy.
2. Your microwave will make the Hypercolor Thinking Putty HOT! In the spots where the color has changed, the Hypercolor Thinking Putty can be VERY HOT...almost molten. This can burn you. Wait until after it has changed back to the "cold color" before you touch it again.
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 the Mad Mattr Builder Pack, which is part of our Preschool and Pre-K kits, or Mad Mattr Craftsman, which is part of our Kindergarten through 2nd-Grade kits. However, if you do find yourself in a predicament and need to remove stray Thinking Putty, try these tips from the manufacturer: There is Thinking Putty stuck in my hair/on my skin/on the fabric of my shirt/pants/sofa/rug/sheets. How can I remove it?
Manufacturer: Crazy Aaron's Puttyworld
Age Recommendation: 8+
Made In: USA
Materials: Non-toxic silicone
Manufactured with the help of exceptional individuals challenged with disabilities.
Awards and Endorsements:
2016 Learning Express Best Product Innovation
2016 Learning Express Best Toy Award in Science
2014 Astra Manufacturer of the Year
2014 Learning Express Best Toy Award in Product Innovation
2014 TIillywig Toy Awards Top Fun seal Award for exceptional design, construction, and play
2013 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval for child-rearing and development
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.