Magnetic Putty

RANK
#1

Overall Rating

based on 13659 reviews

8.6

Item Weight: 4.2 ounces

Manufacturer: Super Z Outlet

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No

RANK
#2

Overall Rating

based on 12651 reviews

9.4

Product Dimensions: 8 x 3.2 x 11 inches

Item Weight: 3.06 pounds

Manufacturer: Spin Master

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No

RANK
#4

Overall Rating

based on 3668 reviews

9.2

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.5 x 5 inches

Item Weight: 4.2 ounces

Manufacturer: Distribution Solutions LLC

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No

RANK
#5

Overall Rating

based on 1670 reviews

8.8

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.5 x 5 inches

Item Weight: 6.7 ounces

Manufacturer: Distribution Solutions LLC

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No

RANK
#6

Overall Rating

based on 1626 reviews

8.2

Item Weight: 1.58 ounces

Manufacturer: iRunning

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No

RANK
#7

Overall Rating

based on 1277 reviews

9.4

Item Weight: 3.84 ounces

Manufacturer: Speks

RANK
#8

Overall Rating

based on 810 reviews

8.8

Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 4.1 x 1.7 inches

Item Weight: 2.4 ounces

Manufacturer: Crazy Aaron's

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No

RANK
#9

Overall Rating

based on 677 reviews

8.6

Item Weight: 13.7 ounces

Manufacturer: KCO Brands

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No

Buyer's Guide: Magnetic Putty

How To Use A Magnetic Putty


Turns out magnetic Silly Putty actually has an unquenchable thirst for magnets. Instructions posted on a website outline a simple process of making your very own magnetic Silly Putty with a little creativity and material from around the house. It's pretty easy, in fact pretty easy compared to applying plastic tape to a picture frame or other metallic surface. Here are a few things to think about when buying or making magnetic Silly Putty:

First, it is important that you use a non-stick surface while working with the magnetic putty to avoid the sticking and warping issues that can occur when gluing two magnet sheets together. A good suggestion would be to use small craft brushes to apply the magnetic slime to a smooth surface such as cardboard. If you're not thinking putty, you can also use a nail file to scrape off any excess glue that might remain when you're done.

Applying or making magnetic silly putty shouldn't take more than a few minutes if you're using a standard household object. Since it is meant to be used in areas where adhesive will not work (such as those in the workshop or garage), you should avoid any area that is covered in either paint or carpeting. You can cover most surfaces with a magnetic product to protect them, but you want to keep the puttingty away from magnets for aesthetic reasons. This means you shouldn't apply the putty directly to metal or wood surfaces. Also, since you don't need to worry about sticking or rubbing the putty against anything, you can spread it on most surfaces with a damp sponge.

If your DIY project calls for a sheet of magnetic silly putty, you need to know how to create the pieces that will make up the pattern you are working on. For the first step in the creation process, you need to lay out a large piece of cardboard on the floor. Next, you will need to cut out a rectangular shape by using a very sharp utility knife. You will then proceed to draw the outline of your pattern onto the cardboard using an iron oxide marker. The reason for this second step is so that you can transfer the putty to your desired surface without having to worry about it sticking or rubbing.

The next step is to lay your magnetic silly putty on top of your outline drawing. You will do this by using one long piece of the Neodymium magnet on one end of the putty and a short piece of the other end. If you hold the putty with your two hands and align the ends of the magnet with your illustration, you will see that the putty is laid horizontally. However, if you were to lay it vertically, the putty would be laying on top of your illustration and looking like a sausage link. Then, putty the long piece of Neodymium magnet onto one end of the long piece of cardboard. Then, begin to roll the putty between your hands until it is fully covered in Neodymium magnet.

To help you ensure that the Neodymium magnet sticks to the plastic and not falls off, place some drops of your favorite color of powder on the putty. Then, use a hair dryer over the heat setting until the powder comes into contact with the putty and forms a smooth coating. It is important that you use a dryer that has low wattage because direct heat from the hair dryer can melt and bond the magnets together. Once you are done laying out the putty, you will need to take a roll of construction paper and wrap it around the magnetic powder. This will help to keep the magnetic powder from rolling away.

Now it's time to make your very own magnetic silly putty! Place the magnet on the black iron oxide and carefully run the putty over the things that you have already placed the magnet on. Once the putty is completely covered, it is time to remove the Neodymium magnet and allow it to dry. Then, you are ready to begin attaching things to the magnetic strip. This might be the most fun part of making these crafts!

Once you are finished and the project is dried, you can attach the strip to the cardboard. You can also use other materials to temporarily attach things to the magnetic strip for a more artistic look. When you are finished, use the glue to completely seal the ends of the strip. Using this unique property of the Neodymium, you can create many different products such as play toys for children, magnets for craft items, and etc. Make sure to let each piece dry thoroughly before moving on to the next so that you don't have a sticky mess all over your kitchen floor!
*Disclaimer: Toy Bin is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking. (19973)