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This Thinking Putty has amazing glow-in-the-dark properties! Hold the white-colored putty up to the light, then take it into a dark room and watch it cast a soft turquoise glow that can last for hours. (The brighter the light you charge it with, the longer it glows!) You can also use a blacklight to make cool patterns on it or tear the putty to create triboluminescent sparks of light. Even in the day, this putty is lots of fun, and provides great stress relief. It's firmer than the other kinds of Thinking Putty, but can still be stretched and molded like taffy. You'll get 1/5 lb (3.2 oz) of putty in a metal tin.
This product is non-toxic and is safe for those with latex allergies. Made in the USA.
Ideas for using this Thinking Putty:
- If you hold a mini blacklight or LED flashlight up to the surface of your putty, you can draw a design, or write using the beam of the flashlight. Take putty that has not been exposed to light recently out of the tin and into a dark room. Stretch the putty out so you can draw or write a message on its surface. Hold the beam of the flashlight right up to the putty to make a glow-in-the-dark picture. Your picture will start to fade in a few minutes, so you have to draw quickly.
- Since this Thinking Putty is light-sensitive, you can make a shadow photograph (or photogram) on its surface. Start with putty that has not been exposed to light recently, and stretch it into a flat shape. Place objects like paper clips, keys, coins, or any other small things you can think of onto the sheet of putty. Shine light on the putty using a lamp or black light. After a few minutes, turn all the lights off, making the room dark, and remove the objects from the putty's surface, creating a shadow-like design. You can also try using a piece of transparency film with a design printed in black ink instead.
- Compare how much different light sources make the Ion putty glow. Divide the putty into equal parts and set each under a different light source (try sunlight, a fluorescent bulb, and a regular incandescent bulb). Then take them all into a dark room and see which is brightest.
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