Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty 4" Tin - Strange Attractor - Magnetic Putty with Memory Effect, Soft Texture - Never Dries Out
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- Made in the USA
- Great for all ages
- Hours of fun
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- WARNING: This product contains small magnets. Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious infections and death. Seek immediate medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled.
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About Crazy Aaron’s
An innovator and world leader in the next generation of creative play, Crazy Aaron’s has been making genuine Thinking Putty creations that bring joy and wonder to kids and adults of all ages for 20 years. Made right here in the USA, these highly crafted works of art are created from Crazy Aaron’s very own secret formulas that transform amazing natural phenomena into well-designed products that are cool, collectible, and tons of fun.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty has inspired people around the world to think their best thoughts and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The TODAY Show, Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, iHeartRadio, and other media outlets.
About Thinking Putty
Genuine Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is safe, nontoxic, and will never dry out. Stretchable, sculptable, bounceable fun for everyone ages 3 and up, it’s available in over 50 varieties including limited editions, seasonal and holiday colors, and DIY kits.
Play with Thinking Putty at home, school, work, in the car… anywhere! With no batteries required and no instructions needed, your own creativity is free to flow. Great for stress relief, mindfulness, and good old-fashioned fun, Thinking Putty is the best in the world—accept no imitations.
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty, 3.2 Ounce, Super Magnetic Strange Attractor
- Strange Attractor is the name of a mathematical equation that is commonly part of chaos theory
- Equation creates a fractal—a never ending, non-repeating pattern within a dynamic system
- Has a mind of its own and creates beautiful patterns in design, art, and nature.
- A deep, mysterious black with subtle green sparkles, it comes alive when charged with the included magnet.
About Our Manufacturing
Crazy Aaron’s is a vertically-integrated manufacturer. We do all the manufacturing ourselves in the USA, not overseas, so we know everything that goes into our putty. And we know everything that comes out, which is why you can always trust the safety and quality of Genuine Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty.
Since its inception, Crazy Aaron’s has been making Thinking Putty with the help of exceptional individuals challenged with intellectual, physical, and other disabilities. They work as a team to develop vocational skills and economic self-sufficiency.
New colors include Surf Shack (pictured) neon yellow with colorful speckles, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Lunar Landing sprinkled with real moon rock!
Flamingos and Sloths and Unicorns, Oh My!
Watch Flamingo Feathers Hypercolor change from bright coral to tropical pink just with the heat of your hands!
Feel the Smiling Sloth's sparkles, watch the Enchanting Unicorn and Wizard Wand glow in the dark! Or use the glow charger to see an Infinite Nebula in your own hands!
SCENTSory - New Size, New Smell!
6 New SCENTSory colors you can actually smell! With Chocolatta, Pizzarazzi, Orangesicle, Snackerjack, Scoopberry, and Gumballer there's a scent for everyone!
New Size! The collectible 2.75" size sits somewhere between our classic Mini & full sized Thinking Putty tins, making them great on the go!
Enjoy the classics!
You can still enjoy the classics like Liquid Glass (pictured) Super Scarab, Emerald Sky, and Twilight Or magnetic putty like Strange Attractor!
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I do my internet research prior to buying, which doubled my disappointment.
It arrived pretty quickly from the date that I ordered it and the amount of putty that came inside as well as the size of the magnet really surprised me (The magnet is almost a one inch cube). After learning how to use it properly I could tell it was something I am going to enjoy immensely in the future.
The putty itself is the color depicted in the image. It is very malleable and is embedded with tons of tiny magnets. On its own it is not very magnetic. Even though it is full of magnets, each magnet has a different orientation within the putty, preventing the formation of a uniform magnetic field strong enough for us to see or feel. Because there are so many other magnets within the putty, it takes the presence of a strong, external magnet to align the magnets within the putty, therefor causing a noticeable field.
Once I had "charged" the part of the putty that I wanted to play with I was able to do several of the things depicted on the packaging and their web site. However, I was initially disappointed because it took me needing to go to the website in order to figure out how to properly get the putty to respond to the provided magnet. There was nothing on the packaging (and no included instructions) indicating that you needed to "charge" the putty to interact with it. there was a description of a game you could play with the putty/magnet combination and some text followed by a web address leading you to their website with the promise of learning more tricks to perform with the putty. It was only after seeing the video that I was able to majorly interact with the putty. Something included in the packaging or tin (other than the web address) would have been very appreciated.
That one detail aside, I have enjoyed playing with the putty. I was able to charge it and treat it like a magnet with paper clips. I've been able to "charge" an end of a snake and play with it for a few minutes until it finally stretches out and breaks. I've created several small "charged" balls and picked them all up with a quick swipe of the magnet. It is a nice toy to keep yourself occupied.
The "charging" process of the putty is actually very simple. All you need to do is set the magnet on the putty for a few seconds (5 to 10) and when you remove the magnet the putty near the contact site will be charged. I found this works much better with a small piece of the putty, even a disk of the putty, instead of using the entire blob provided to me. I was able to get a much stronger magnetic field from the smaller pieces because I was able to align the tiny magnets more cleanly. When using the entire blob the magnets near the external magnet are aligned straight but the small magnets nest the edge of the putty blob become aligned at an angle pointing towards the external magnet. this prevents all the tiny magnets from aligning with each other, weakening the magnetic field of the putty.
There were a couple of other visual indicators that the putty became "charged." On the surface of the putty that was not touching the external magnet you could see the tiny magnets start to pop out of the putty from them turning and aligning with the external magnet's field. You can also see the putty mold itself and flow around the corners of the external magnet or try to pull itself towards the external magnet. I look for both of these signs when "charging" the putty instead of counting the seconds. Obviously, the larger the piece you are "charging," the longer it will take to fully "charge."
Just be mindful that as you are playing with the putty (molding it, stretching it, bending it), any "charging" you have done will disappear. As soon as the "charged" portion of the putty gets bent or molded too much you will need to "recharge" the putty for it to properly react again.
Overall, I'm glad I added this item to my collection and I will look forward to performing more tricks as I get more comfortable with the putty and experiment with it. Just remember that this is an item you will need to practice with in order to figure out how to get it to work properly.
It was purchased as a gift for a co worker to keep on his desk (for him and others to play with) and while it does work, the general consensus is that it's neat but a bit underwhelming. If you get it, you may want to invest in a better magnet.
I guess one thing is right - it’s definitely magnetic.
So pissed I bought this for my kids.
I WANT A REFUND, A NEW SOFA, NEW PILLOW CAESES AND A THROW.
This putty sucks and not in cool magnetic way.
Wish I could give negative stars.