Product Review: Crazy Aaron’s Hypercolor Thinking Putty (Age 3+)
The Thinking Putty by Crazy Aaron’s Putty World
You may remember the Hypercolor t-shirts that contained leuco dye and would change color when you touched them because of the dyes sensitivity to temperature change. They were popular in the early 90’s when I was in middle school and I really, really wanted one. Although I never did get the t-shirt, I am still fascinated by thermochromic pigments and Crazy Aaron has an entire set of hypercolor putty for our curious kids.
Crazy Aaron’s Hypercolor Thinking Putty comes in a metal tin with 1/5 lb of heat sensitive putty. The color change of the Hypercolor putty is based on the combination of two colors; the color of the putty and the color of the thermochromic dye that is sensitive to heat. The Hypercolor putty is offered in four different color combinations of Twilight (blue and purple), Sunburst (yellow and orange), Chameleon (green and yellow) and Amethyst Blue (purple and pink). The putty will change color through the heat of your child’s hand and the website offers tips like putting the putty on the refrigerator or a hot mug to see quick color changes. Just a fair warning, you may want to get two sets so you can have one for yourself! Aaron’s website also has a great section on Putty Science and Fun Tricks with Putty you don’t want to miss.
Bonus! Here is how to Paint with Hot and Cold with your Hypercolor Thinking Putty from Crazy Aaron’s website. Don’t forget to read the WARNING section before doing these experiments!
About Crazy Aaron: Website designer, Crazy Aaron (who has a cartoon alter-ego!), got his nickname in 1998 after his brilliant idea of purchasing 100 lbs of putty for his office. Fast forward to 2001 when the dot.com bubble had officially burst and Crazy Aaron decided to turn his putty skills he had developed over a three year period into his own business! Crazy Aaron has a 100% money back guarantee, ships internationally and charges no handling fees. Aaron’s products are Made in the USA by people with special needs in Narberth, PA. Check out Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty Blog here. Magnetic, Color-in-the-Dark and the super cool Thinking Putty Creatures (with included EYES) are also available in Aaron’s product line!
List Price: $11.00 / each