How do you charge magnetic putty?

Holding the included ceramic magnet next to the Magnetic Thinking Putty will cause the putty to become magnetically charged. You can then pick up magnetized objects or even magnetize non-magnetic items. It’s pretty darned cool. Use the included magnet to “charge” your putty and it too will turn into a magnet.

How does amazing magnetic putty work?

Magnetic putty becomes magnetic when iron oxide particles are added to silly putty. The iron oxides magnetize the putty making it a million times more fun and entertaining than regular putty. The putty slowly sucks magnets in until they reach the strongest point of the magnetic field.

What is magnetic putty made of?

The secret ingredient that makes the putty magnetic is an iron oxide powder, which is ferric (magnetic). Ferric iron oxide is a fine powder used as black pigment and can be found at art stores.

Does magnetic putty dry out?

Thinking Putty will never dry out or crumble. The only reason to keep it in a closed container is to offer protection from dirt, dust, and hair that may otherwise accumulate.

How do you make magnetic putty softer?

Knead your putty in a bowl of hot water to get a very soft consistency. Fill a large bowl halfway with hot water so you can soak your putty. Place your putty in the water and begin folding and squeezing it with your hands. Continue kneading it in the water until it feels softer and easier to play with.

How do you soften magnetic putty?

How do you make magnetic putty at home?

Let’s Get Started!

  1. In first bowl mix glue, iron oxide powder and 1/2 c. warm water.
  2. In second bowl combine Borax and remaining 1/2 cup warm water.
  3. Basic craft or kitchen magnets WILL NOT react much with the putty.
  4. The putty will also sink in magnets.
  5. Store your putty in an air-tight container or baggie for future use.

Is magnetic Putty poisonous?

The “Magnetic Putty” toy was banned from sale by Northamptonshire Trading Standards (NTS) who found it had seven times the permitted amount of arsenic. Its warning states: “Arsenic is toxic and exposure to lead is harmful for human health and can cause developmental neurotoxicity.

How can I make magnetic putty more magnetic?

The addition of iron oxide to the Silly Putty is going to change the properties and characteristics of the material. Now that it contains iron, the putty will be attracted to a magnetic field.