What started as a "desk toy" for adults to keep hands busy has become a huge hit for all ages. Thinking Putty was developed by "Crazy Aaron" and is a HUGE hit in our household. When I set about doing this review I was certain my kids would like this putty for all of 20 minutes at the most. After all it's "just putty" right? I was so very wrong for over TWO hours my children played with the Thinking Putty, and since then they have pulled it out several times to play with it. Thinking Putty goes beyond the ordinary with glow in the dark, UV reactive, magnetic, and heat sensitive varieties that come in amazing colors. Thinking putty is made in the USA, it doesn't leave a sticky residue on your hands, and it doesn't smell. It's a fun unique product.
That's a lot of Thinking Putty!!
Thinking Putty is stretchy but bounces like a ball! It tears like paper, and can shatter like ceramic. Super Magnetic Thinking Putty can also be attracted to a magnet and our Hypercolors can change color with the heat from your hand.Unlike all other products, Thinking Putty comes in extra large handfuls and a rainbow of really awesome colors!
A whole 3+ ounces!
My children simply PLAYED with the Thinking Putty. Squishing it, making it pop, stretching it, tearing it, forming it into shapes, and using the magnet that came in our tin of Strange Attractor. We also got a tin of Liquid Glass which is a little different in texture. It's totally clear which is awesome! My oldest loves toys like this which she calls "fidgets", she wants to collect several more of these Thinking Putty tins. What's great about them is that they don't dry up and are packaged in a 4 inch tin with 3.2 ounces of Thinking Putty in each one! Depending on the type of Thinking Putty some tins come with a strong magnet, or a UV light. Very cool. (Thinking Putty does come in 2 inch tins also, we just have the 4 inch tin.)
Check out this cool Liquid Glass!
Here's more about Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty-
Kids love the tactile feel of the bouncy, stretchy putty collectively known as Thinking Putty manufactured by Crazy Aaron's Puttyworld. All products are top quality silicone sold in 4” diameter tins and smaller 2” tins. The large Thinking Putty tins serve up 1/5 pound or 3.2 ounces of putty. Best of all, it's completely inert, non-toxic, and safe. And because it's silicone based, not clay or earth-based like other modeling compounds, this moldable putty will never dry out or crumble. The vast online and in-store inventory boasts over 40 awesome colors plus some remarkable effects like glow-in-the-dark, UV reactive, and even crystal clear.
With prices starting at $10 for the large size, these tins make terrific birthday presents, stocking stuffers or good-report-card prizes. Choosing just one style or color will be the toughest choice once in the store or shopping online at parent company Puttyworld's site, www.puttyworld.com. Crazy Aaron serves up items like
Twilight ($11) in the Heat Sensitive Hypercolor series. "Just as an evening sky melts into the dark of night, Twilight Thinking Putty's deep purple color disappears with a touch of heat to reveal a fluorescent blue complexion," reads the online description.
Current Thinking Putty selections include:
Phantoms • Ages 3+ • $14.95
Now you see it, now you don't! Unlike any Thinking Putty ever made, this unique and new line features two colors: Foxfire and Arctic Flare. The Phantoms have a magic all their own as they react with vibrant colors to UV light. Using the included black light keychain, kids can actually draw and decorate the putty! Buy an extra black light keychain when ordering the putty for just $5.95. Purchased alone, the crazy keychain will run $11.95.
Super Magnetics • Ages 8+ • $14.95
When Super Magnetic Thinking Putty is stretched, molded, or shaped, the putty has no magnetic charge and behaves like any other Thinking Putty. However, in the presence of a magnetic field, its magnetic forces begin to align. Suddenly, a truly Super Magnetic Thinking Putty is created that will attract to one magnetic pole and repel from the other. A super strong ceramic magnet is tucked inside each tin. Choose from colors Tidal Wave, Strange Attractor, Reactive Razz or Quicksilver.
Super Illusions • Ages 3+ • $14
Crazy Aaron worked for years in his basement lab to come up with these mystifying colors like Super Oil Slick. These truly original colors will surprise and delight kids while keeping them playing for hours! And, while indoor lights are great, sunlight makes these colors really explode! Choose one or all three: Super Oil Slick, Super Lava and Super Scarab.
Liquid Glass • Ages 3+ • $14.95
Like glass or ice, this putty is completely clear! Twist it, stretch it, shape it. Its consistency is a bit different than other Thinking Putty, but it is awesome without a doubt.
Heat Sensitive Hypercolors • Ages 3+ • $11
Sensitive to both heat and cold, this putty is thermo chromic -- just a touch from the hands or a warm coffee mug will reveal a new "hot" color. Allow it to cool off or stick it in the fridge! Then the "cool" color will be restored. Choose one of four colors: Twilight, Chameleon, Amethyst Blush and Sunburst.
Glow In The Darks • Ages 3+ • $11
What's hypnotic and irresistible? This tin of putty that looks milky white in daylight yet glows magically when the lights dim. Use Crazy Aaron’s black light keychain to write messages on the putty and draw special designs. Click on the website and Crazy Aaron offers several cool tricks designed just for the Glow in the Dark Thinking Putty. After exposure to light (the brighter, the better), these colors will glow for hours. Choose from colors Krypton (green), Ion (blue), Aura (purple) or Amber (yellow).
Putty Creatures • Ages 3+ • $12
Thinking Putty Creatures have a unique texture and come with two Creature eyes! Tear open the tin and grab your Thinking Putty Creature. Start stretching, twisting, snapping, and pulling. Mold the perfect Creature and then put in the eyes! But do it quickly, because your creature will "melt" in a few minutes and you will have to come up with another awesome design. Choose one of four colors: Green, Orange, Blue or Pink.
You can find Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putting
We also found some tins and a cool display at a cool local toy store!
Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample/s of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All pictures are from the companies site, unless noted.