When 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.
Commonly known as quicksilver, mercury is the only metallic element that is a liquid at room temperature. It’s a heavy, silver-colored metal that has been historically used for temperature gauges and electrical applications because of its conductive properties.
Just like its namesake, Quicksilver Thinking Putty® is a saturated silver color with dark streaks throughout. Use the included magnet to discover the unique properties of this putty for yourself. (Quicksilver Thinking Putty does not contain any mercury)
- Memory Effect
- Soft Texture
More About Magnetic Thinking Putty
When a strong magnet is held close to Magnetic Thinking Putty, you probably won't feel anything at first. Fear not. Close your eyes and count to five. Pop! WOW! This is strong stuff. The strength will continue to increase as the magnetic field expands throughout the entire piece of putty over time.
Once the Magnetic Putty is charged by a magnet, you can flip it backwards to feel it actively repel the magnet. Hold it in place against the repulsion and count to five. Pop! The magnetic poles of the Thinking Putty flip again and it morphs from repulsion to attraction.
What can Magnetic Thinking Putty do? Here are just some of the many tricks you can do using Magnetic Thinking Putty:
- Attract a magnet or other pieces of Magnetic Putty.
- Repel a magnet and then attract it back again.
- Pick up lightweight metal objects.
- Lock a tendril in space against gravity.
- Reveal the shape of the field lines emanating from a permanent magnet.
- Move, roll, and lift a magnet from a distance
- Melt around a magnet and the putty will actually lift it off the table.
Completely inert, non-toxic, and safe silicone. Contains 3.2 oz (1/5 lb.) of putty per tin. Made in the US