Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Silly Putty - Fun For Five Minutes

Silly Putty, everyone had it! But why?

Silly Putty has a very extensive history. For me, however, Silly Putty was a traditional gift my brother and I would receive in our Easter baskets or Christmas stockings. Silly Putty -- still available in most toy stores or through Amazon -- was fun for about ten minutes, tops. My favorite thing to do with Silly Putty, was to press a flattened putty on newsprint and gawk at the print remaining on the Silly Putty. Uh-duh?

Yes, I know Silly Putty has a place in our hearts and memories, but much like Slinky, it was sort of a lame toy. You gotta admit that.

View an old commercial for Silly Putty.


Sabrina Steyling said...

I had Silly Putty too through the years and loved copying the newsprint onto it too. But when you think about it, there really wasn't much else to do with it, was there?

Now it comes in colors, though, I believe; now THAT'S more fun! :)

Pat Tillett said...

Silly putty was even out when I was youngster! Loved it. Especially transferring colored images from comics to flattened pieces of silly putty.

Arika said...

I used to build clothes for my smaller dolls out of silly putty. I don't really know why. It would get stuck in their joints and look gross.

Genevieve said...

I have to laugh, because my son just did a report on Boron, and one of the uses of Boron was the making of Silly Putty, believe it or not. I know more about Silly Putty than I ever thought I would - like how it was supposed to be a synthetic replacement for rubber during WWII. :)

I'm wondering how close we are in age - I loved Judy Blume, and had a haircut very similar to your photo, in 4th grade.

Nina said...

My favorite! Still remember hours of fun sticking it on Hi and Lois comics. Eventually my mom banned this cause it got all over the carpet and wouldnt come out


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