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Thinking Putty

Passion for Putty

Some people keep a jar of candy on their desks, others bring in homemade cookies to share with colleagues. And then there’s Aaron Muderick. He kept a giant stash of silicone putty under his desk and doled it out to coworkers. He bought the raw material in bulk and would carve off fistfuls of the stretchy stuff for his friends to knead, tear, roll and bounce when they needed to relieve stress and get their creative juices flowing.

Not content with plain old pink putty, Aaron started making vibrant colors and coming up with his own special additives — like hypercolors that change color when you warm the putty with your hands. When demand for his custom putty started catching on, Aaron walked away from his career as a software engineer to make putty in his mother’s basement. Sound a little crazy? Aaron’s coworkers thought so and dubbed him “crazy Aaron.” The name stuck, and Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty was born. Today it’s produced in a workshop outside of Philadelphia, where 90 people with special needs manufacture, package and ship the putty to more than 30 countries worldwide.

Thinking Putty comes in a slew of wild colors and flavors, including glow-in-the-dark putty, heat-sensitive putty and electric-colored putty. It can stretch like rubber and bounce like a ball, and because it’s silicone-based, it won’t dry out or crumble over time. It’s part toy, part stress reliever, part physical therapy and entirely addictive. Be prepared to never want to let it go!

— Ann
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Aaron
    Aaron

    I'm Crazy Aaron, inventor of Thinking Putty. I'm so excited that Daily Grommet asked us to tell our story. Before I became obsessed with putty, I was a software engineer designing websites for the Fortune 500. I was always on the lookout for, 'the ultimate office toy.' One day I convinced a good number of my colleagues to pool our resources and buy 100lbs of Bouncing Putty from a large chemical supplier. After much convincing, cajoling, and coordinating, the shipment finally arrived.

    Watching people react to Putty -- in adult sizes -- was a unique experience. Maybe you just look at it, hesitant to touch something that might be "sticky" or "gooey." Perhaps you aren't comfortable playing with a toy in front of your co-workers? Eventually, though, your subconscious wins over, it'll be in your hands, and you'll never put it down! Squeezing, stretching, and shaping-- you won't even realize it's there! As it melts your stress away, your creative potential will be unleashed!

    Needless to say, not much work was done at the office that day! Very quickly, all the putty was gone. As the company grew, people kept visiting my cube asking for more. After some investment, experiments, and late nights of putty research, the word started to get around the office. I was selling putty by the pound from a box under my desk.

    People would stop by. They'd pick their favorite color (which I had learned to create), and we'd weigh it out on the desk with a pocket scale and a plastic baggie. Not too long afterwards, I was officially dubbed "Crazy" Aaron.

    Well, dot coms bomb and so it goes. Puttyworld was born in the spring of 2001 and we've been having crazy fun ever since. After expanding beyond the capacity of my mother's basement we moved into a production facility in Philadelphia's suburbs. There our product is proudly Made in the USA by exceptional individuals with mental and physical disabilities. They work as a team to develop vocational skills and economic self-sufficiency. Try some Thinking Putty and become part of the story!

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    12/15/2009 12:02 PM

    Hello future Thinking Putty fans! My name is Elizabeth Perry. I handle customer service for Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld and am delighted that the Daily Grommet has elected to feature our story. Crazy Aaron has put together something pretty unique and I’ve always enjoyed being a part of it. Please tune in, have a listen and drop me a line. We're both around to answer questions.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    12/15/2009 12:19 PM

    I have been a fan of this putty for years. People used to steal it off my desk so they'd have their own!

  • William
    William
    12/15/2009 12:29 PM

    This stuff is amazing. I love all the colors from scarab to oil slick. Talk about the kid in all of us. I can't put this stuff down. My friends/coworkers and i have placed numerous orders in the past good to see a little publicity for Thinking Putty. Keep up the good work "Crazy" Aaron!!!

  • Lee
    Lee
    12/15/2009 12:33 PM

    This is a quality product that I have used for years. Everyone at work wants to come by and play with my Thinking Putty!

  • Susan
    Susan
    12/15/2009 12:48 PM

    I want some! If I order today, will I receive them in time to use for Christmas stocking stuffers?

  • Crazy Aaron
    Crazy Aaron
    12/15/2009 12:58 PM

    All orders placed before noon on Thursday will arrive before Christmas. We guarantee it!

  • Sher
    Sher
    12/15/2009 1:21 PM

    I have had Thinking Putty for years and really love the stuff - have given it as gifts, play with it at work! Keep on rocking Crazy Aaron!

  • Phil
    Phil
    12/15/2009 1:29 PM

    This is a great product..I've used it for fun and physical therapy for years. Everyone loves it and I have to keep a close eye to keep it from "walking" away from my desk.

  • Bill
    Bill
    12/15/2009 1:32 PM

    I look forward to trying the product and I love your production strategy. Well done Aaron.

  • Rachael
    Rachael
    12/15/2009 1:37 PM

    Crazy Aaron, we love you!! My 7 year old son and I both play with the putty!! We have the magnetic one, glow in the dark (the most cool) and the color changing one. Whenever anyone comes over, the first thing they do is grab the putty and keep it in their hands, it is very relaxing. My son's therapist also had the putty in her office for the kids, it helps them with discussing their issues. It is perfect for that. That is how we found out about Crazy Aaron. Thanks Crazy Aaron!!

    ~Rachael and Reid

  • Sally
    Sally
    12/15/2009 1:47 PM

    Hooray for Thinking Putty! We're big fans in my house; I placed a bulk order a couple of years ago and every single recipient was thrilled. We love the stuff.

  • Brooke
    Brooke
    12/15/2009 1:54 PM

    I love Thinking Putty! As an adult with ADD, it gives me something to do with my hands and helps improve my mental focus. I've ordered several tins in the past and am extremely pleased with the service I've received, as well as with the product itself. Buy it, you'll love it!

  • Dave Clark
    Dave Clark
    12/15/2009 1:58 PM

    Thinking Putty is the awesomeness. I literally always have some with me and play with it constantly. I love it. It was really fun getting a glimpse of the people who make it and how it's made. I nearly fainted when I saw 25 whole pounds of it. Gimme!

  • Crazy Aaron
    Crazy Aaron
    12/15/2009 2:25 PM

    A few people have emailed to ask if there are any studies regarding the usefulness of Thinking Putty with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Fragile-X and other sensory processing disorders. At this time, there is nothing in the literature -- just lots and lots of anecdotal evidence.

    However, recently, we have engaged with a university in Scotland to do a formal study. It will take about two years but we'll have something interesting to report then!

  • Leslie Barr
    Leslie Barr
    12/15/2009 2:33 PM

    I have known Crazy Aaron for a long, long time and his Thinking Putty has been very useful in my profession as a high school science teacher. I work with my students as a tutor and give this as a gift at the end of the school year. My students always love it!

  • Rachael
    Rachael
    12/15/2009 2:34 PM

    I work with a program that works with teachers and children who have behavior problems. We use your putty all the time and people can never get enough.

  • Paul Sargeant
    Paul Sargeant
    12/15/2009 2:59 PM

    Nice to see Crazy A and his team. Have often wondered how it was done! Keep up the good work A. Thinking Putty has kept me sane in my job for years. Have got 7 tins of it!

  • Debbi
    Debbi
    12/15/2009 3:02 PM

    The name "Thinking Putty" is really apt. I'm working on a PhD in humanities, and I have to write LOTS of papers. When I hit a writer's block, when the ideas stop flowing, I pull out my putty and start playing. Tension is released and new ideas start pouring in. Thanks, Crazy Aaron, for helping me make it this far. I'll probably need to order more colors when I start working on my dissertation!

  • rascalmom
    rascalmom
    12/15/2009 3:33 PM

    I own several tins of Thinking Putty and I still want MORE! It was great to see all the behind-the-scenes stuff. I use the putty to fiddle with at stoplights (to keep me from being tempted to read at stoplights) and at my desk. It's wonderful; everyone always has to come check it out. Thanks, Aaron!

  • Margie
    Margie
    12/15/2009 3:38 PM

    This has become a standard stocking-stuffer for my young adult sons. Excellent product, and excellent service. We're very satisfied customers!

  • Dorothy
    Dorothy
    12/15/2009 3:54 PM

    I've loved Aaron's Thinking Putty for years. As you play, it takes care of the "little brain" so the "big brain" can get done what it needs to! It's sparkly, snappy, stretchy Zen!

    Also: I too mix putty colors. I buy white putty in bulk and get pigments to put in it, but I swear Aaron has the best pigments ever, and I always buy from him when I want something special!

    Dave, I almost fainted too when I saw that big beautiful 25 lb. blob of blue putty! OMG, awesome! I want a factory tour too, with a chance to heft big hunks of gorgeous putty!!!!

  • Karen O
    Karen O
    12/15/2009 4:31 PM

    I've been using this putty for several years now. I use it sitting at my desk while I'm talking on the phone. My folks use it to help build strength in the hands. My husband has used it while sitting on a dentist chair to occupy his time. This is a great stocking stuffer idea. I highly recommend this product.

  • Russman!
    Russman!
    12/15/2009 5:52 PM

    Been using your putty as a way to keep trainees engaged in orientation classes for years now and everyone LOVES it. I really appreciate your use of special needs workers from the community in your process...makes me love it that much more!

  • David
    David
    12/15/2009 6:33 PM

    I have ordered from Thinking Putty several times... and the customer service is just awesome! Aaron also answers your emails, and Elizabeth is just a peach to talk too! thanks Crazy Aaron for such a great product!!!

  • Katietco
    Katietco
    12/15/2009 8:29 PM

    I love it! Thanks, Aaron... I'm still a software engineer. That's WHY I need the Thinking Putty :)

  • HDRUSS
    HDRUSS
    12/15/2009 8:36 PM

    I love the product. I have a small colection of magnets and this so much fun. I love showing it to disblievers

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    12/15/2009 9:07 PM

    I saw your story on Daily Grommet. Thank you for such a fun product but more than that, thank you for hiring mentally and physical disabled people. I saw the video and they looked like they really enjoyed what they do and they are cared about at work. I decided to buy a triple pack right then. I will tell people about this fun "toy"!

  • Pat E
    Pat E
    12/15/2009 9:15 PM

    I bought 4 tins of your putty a couple of years ago for my 3 kids. One was an extra. That was Twilight--and I'm still playing with now as I write. I roll it and pull it and make it go snap. When its in the tin it's purple, but after a very short time it turns blue. It has become my thinking cap and destressor.

  • Holly from Phelps, NY
    Holly from Phelps, NY
    12/15/2009 9:59 PM

    I love this putty! The colors are vibrant. The texture is not too sticky or gooey but just right. Its mesmerizing! I teach special ed and was wondering if you could buy a smaller size version for my whole class?

  • Denise
    Denise
    12/15/2009 11:29 PM

    What are your personal top favorite colors? I will be buying it for my nieces and nephews; they range in age from 16-22. Thank you for your proudct as well as employing people with special needs. That is AWESOME!!!

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    12/15/2009 11:38 PM

    Holly, thanks for your kind words. Please give us a call or email and we can discuss the various options available to you.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/15/2009 11:50 PM

    Crazy Aaron - it was so great to see some of your behind the scenes crew on the video. I hope they liked seeing themselves as well! It's also been wonderful hearing from your satisfied customers. Thanks for such a cool product with such a fun story.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    12/16/2009 11:24 AM

    My household so needs this and I love the fact that this comes in glow-in-the dark! I am just starting my holiday shopping now and this is inspiring and exciting! Yay!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/16/2009 11:27 AM

    @Lisa...I loved to see you call this Grommet inspiring and exciting. And....check out the gift guides on our blog. We have you covered for any possible gift need, for any difficult person too. Here's the link: http://blog.dailygrommet.com/holiday-gift-guides-one-stop-shopping/

  • Marianne
    Marianne
    1/9/2010 7:36 PM

    I love your Thinking Putty. Getting some for all my grand daughters so we can have a quiet, clean, friendly playtime talking while puttying ! I am so impressed that you have hired such "special" team members. Might you also consider hiring a fun and fanciful Admin Assistant? I would move to wherever you are to work for a company with such HAPPY employees.

  • Gabby
    Gabby
    2/1/2010 12:17 PM

    My mom thought she bought the heat sencitave putty but apperiantly not. I don't really like it because it doesn't work thanks no more comment bye.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/1/2010 12:39 PM

    @Gabby - thank you for stopping by. We will look into your order and see if we can discover what the problem is.

  • Dennis
    Dennis
    6/6/2010 12:05 PM

    I found Crazy Aaron's in a roundabout way but now have three tins of putty. A heat sensitive, glow in the dark, and the latest...LIQUID GLASS, a clear (yes, you read that right, clear as in see through like glass) putty that is just amazing. Thanks Aaron and keep coming up with the new ideas.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/6/2010 4:05 PM

    @Dennis, that sounds very cool!!

  • Kristine
    Kristine
    11/8/2010 12:09 PM

    I adopted 2 children with disabilities. I also have 3 biological children. I wept when I saw that you employed persons with disabilities. My children have worked so very hard to become employed. I am a nurse. I have witnessed the fact that persons with disabilities have to work much harder than their non-disabled peers in order to be considered adequate in their jobs. Thanks. I will be ordering thinking putty for several on my Christmas list. Thanks again.

    Kris De Young

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/9/2010 12:33 PM

    @Kristine DeYoung: Aaron's workforce is top-notch! If you know of any other products who employ those with disabilities and you want to bring attention to their business, please submit them as a Grommet. They deserve the extra attention!

  • Jessica Tilghman
    Jessica Tilghman
    11/28/2010 10:00 PM

    Hi Crazy AAron,

    I am trying to order your set of 3 putty but it seems that all of them are practically sold out because every time i try to order one of the putty of my choice, it populates that the quantity is not available...please help me so that i can order these for nephews.

    Thx :)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/28/2010 10:33 PM

    @Jessica Tilghman: These are fixed and orderable now! Thank you for letting us know!

  • Debbie Aubin
    Debbie Aubin
    1/12/2011 6:31 PM

    I am so happy to find "aaron's crazy putty" on the web as a successful business. Many years back my daughter's pediatrician gave my girl's each a can of putty that huis friend Aaron had made. The girls loved it! I'm especially happy to see that Aaron has such exceptional people working in the manufacturing company. I am a special education teacher so know first hand how hard working people are when given a job with dignity. Kudos to Aaron for his brillant success!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/12/2011 6:54 PM

    @Debbie Aubin: What a fun story, thank you for sharing!

  • Audrey
    Audrey
    3/21/2011 7:25 PM

    I bought your putties before the holidays. I am a teacher's Aide at an elementary School. These putties have been a great success in my class room. I first started them with my specail needs kid to build up his hand power but as they other kids saw it WOW! Now it is a rush to get to it during inside recess! I have also used to keep my fidgety kids at there seats while doing their work. Thank you!!!! It has been great!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/22/2011 10:25 AM

    @Audrey: What a great use for these putties. Thank you for sharing!

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    10/28/2011 3:02 PM

    I really like the looks of this stuff and want to give it to my grown children for Christmas! It looks like your best deal is to order by threes and get free shipping, however I would like to get six different kinds; is that possible?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/28/2011 3:19 PM

    @Suzanne: Great idea! Yes, when you choose the set of three, you get to choose which three putties you purchase. So for six, you would order two sets of three and you can order six different kinds.

  • wendi tahmazian
    wendi tahmazian
    12/1/2011 2:38 PM

    @Katherine Klinger:

    Is there a deal with free shipping on the putty? thank you

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/1/2011 2:48 PM

    @wendi tahmazian: No. Today's special value is the Gift pack assortment.

  • pat
    pat
    11/25/2011 10:22 PM

    I can't tell from the pictures - are any of the puttys light blue?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/26/2011 12:27 AM

    @pat: It sounds like you have something specific in mind! None of the putties we carry are light blue. The scarab is the closest but it's a medium blue with purplish highlights when the light hits it just right.

  • Shawn
    Shawn
    11/28/2011 11:21 AM

    What an awsome idea!! I know I'm getting some for everyone in my family, especially, ME!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/28/2011 12:37 PM

    @Shawn Rice: Good choice. You won't be disappointed!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/1/2011 1:39 PM

    This is the second time we've featured Crazy Aaron's putty and are excited about some of his new putty concoctions. If you have any questions about them, Amanda is here to answer any questions you have. Here are pictures of the individual putties available. Click on any image to get a larger view:

    Colors

    Amber- Glow in the Dark



    Amethyst Blush - Heat Sensitive



    Ion - Glow in the Dark



    Sunburst - Heat Sensitive



    Scarab - Metallic Blue



    Brillant Gold



    Krypton - Glow in the Dark



    Chameleon - Heat Sensitive



    Twilight - Heat Sensitive



    Putty Creatures

    Putty Creatures Orange



    Putty Creatures Green



    Specialty

    Quicksilver - Magnetic



    Liquid Glass



    Strange Attractor - Magnetic

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    12/1/2011 2:20 PM

    Is the putty non toxic? Is it safe to have around kids and pets? Thanks!

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    12/1/2011 2:24 PM

    @Cathy : Hi Cathy, yes, our Thinking Putty is all non toxic and safe around children. We certainly do not recommend mixing putty and pets, but if something did happen, you can be assured that all would be okay. In addition, our Thinking Putty is all Made in the USA so it contains no fillers, no gluten, and no latex.

  • Annie
    Annie
    12/1/2011 2:54 PM

    How old should a child be, before it is considered "SAFE" for them to play with? Are ALL the colors non-toxic and metal-free?? (as in Lead , Copper, aluminum, etc.) I am thinking of buying some for my brilliant ,almost 3 year old grand-daughter! However, her vigilant parents need these assurances, before she will be allowed to touch it!(and rightfully so!)Thank You! It Looks Totally Awesome- Grandma wants some ,too...

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    12/1/2011 3:00 PM

    @Annie: Hi Annie! Our Thinking Putty is for children 3 and over. It does not contain lead, copper, or aluminum. All of our Thinking Putty is safety tested yearly and is CPSIA compliant--like your granddaughter's parents, we take safety very seriously! I'm sure your graddaughter will love it :)

  • Mark Cook
    Mark Cook
    12/1/2011 3:05 PM

    This sounds like a great product, but I'm conflicted. I have chronic De Quervain syndrome (from a career of computer work). I've been using PowerPutty (tm) for years, which comes in five different resistance strengths and is substantially less expensive. Aside from the wide variety of colors offered and the capacity to bounce, what advantage would Thinking Putty offer me over my old stand-by?

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    12/1/2011 3:21 PM

    @Mark Cook: Hi Mark, great question. I will say that first of all, Thinking Putty is not a product for therapy--it's a great desk toy and super fun. Our Super Magnetic Thinking Putty in particular has properties like no other putty. We do not market our product as a therapy tool--ours contains no fillers that enable us to really showcase our great color variety. However, we have gotten great feedback over the years from people who have enjoyed the added benefit of hand therapy and muscle strengthening. It is probably a great addition to what you are already using, and it definitely looks much nicer on a desk :)

  • Peter
    Peter
    12/1/2011 8:31 PM

    Hey Crazy Aaron. Today I ordered from you, I live in Denmark, how long will it take to reach?

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    12/2/2011 10:57 AM

    @Peter: Hello Peter, thank you for ordering Thinking Putty! I cannot say exactly how long it takes to get to Denmark, but international orders usually arrive within 2-3 weeks after Puttyworld gets the order from Daily Grommet. If you need expedited shipping, I'm sure Daily Grommet can assist you. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Peter
    Peter
    12/2/2011 12:45 PM

    @Aaron Muderick: Hey Crazy Aaron. I ordered directly. Hope it arrives before Christmas ;)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/2/2011 12:08 PM

    Daily Grommet doesn't ship outside of the US and Canada yet. I will check to make sure we catch your order and contact you directly if there's a problem.

  • Coleen
    Coleen
    12/1/2011 9:21 PM

    Can you tell me what all chemicals are involved in its making and the product itself and, also, where the products in its making come from and the products that are part of it come from and finally where it is made?

    Thank you.

    Coleen

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    12/2/2011 11:26 AM

    @Coleen: Hi Coleen, thank you for your question. All of our Thinking Putty is made in the USA in our factory right outside of Philadelphia, PA. If you have a specific color of Thinking Putty in mind, I am happy to forward you an MSDS so that you can see more specifics. Feel free to email me for more information.

  • Michal
    Michal
    12/1/2011 9:58 PM

    I wish I still had the income to throw away what has become a significant amount of money on stuff like this. Unfortunately, I am now retired. And along with my lovely salary, I have lost my memory, my teeth, my desire for casual sex and, worst of all, my sense of humor.

  • betty
    betty
    12/2/2011 11:45 AM

    I have to tell you i got a large shipment of this in . i ordered 12 for all the kids for the holidays. i was so disappointed, it is hard as a rock and i as an adult even had a hard time playing with it. the cans could barley be opened by me because the puddy had stuck to the tops so i had to fight with each can to get them open so the kids would be able to open them for themselves on the holiday. they are also much smaller amounts then i though and if i wasn't to busy i'd send the whole thing back and get a refund! they are rock hard and even after handling them for a few minutes they are still to hard for kids hands. they are going to end up making them into rock hard balls and whipping them at eachother i'm sure, and that will probably be the most fun they get out of it. i'm truly sorry , but i am totally thinking it was a mistake ordering them!

    betty

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/2/2011 12:20 PM

    @betty: Betty, that's disappointing. We never want you to be disappointed with a purchase you have made from Daily Grommet and so I have forwarded your comment on to our customer support team and someone will be reaching out to you.

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    12/2/2011 12:25 PM

    @betty: Hi Betty, I agree with Katherine. I'm so sorry you are disappointed and am happy to help remedy this situation. Without knowing the details of your order it's hard for me to find out what happened, but it definitely should not be the case that the putty is rock hard and difficult to get open. If the temperature is cold, the putty will stiffen and as it shifts during shipping it can stick to the lid for the first opening. But it should soften nicely once you play with it for a few minutes. If that's not the case, please let us fix this so you can give them out as great gifts (and not have them throwing rocks at each other!). Let me know what I can do :)

  • betty
    betty
    12/2/2011 5:12 PM

    @Aaron Muderick: thanks guys, do you think something is wrong with it.

    it is not soft even after playing with it.

    maybe it was a bad batch, it doesn't look anything like the soft puddy in the pictures.

    i didn't even see the heat sensitive pink ones change color as i played with it?

    maybe something is wrong?

    betty

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/2/2011 6:34 PM

    @betty: We are not sure but Crazy Aaron's will be happy to replace it.

  • Mark
    Mark
    1/4/2012 6:17 PM

    @betty: Gotta agree with your original comments. The magnetic one especially is too hard to do much with. And any of them - what do you do with them after you squish them around in your hand for a few minutes? Also leaves hands a little "greasy" and has a smell.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/4/2012 6:59 PM

    @Mark: As you work with it the stiffness goes away. Although many people use it in different ways, Aaron created the putties originally as an office 'thinking putty'. It's the item you grab when you need to just sit back and think for a moment.

  • betty
    betty
    12/10/2011 4:30 PM

    O.K. -when I am WRONG I admit it. I posted when i first recieved a 12 can order as gifts for the kids for the holidays. I said I thought it was not good for kids cause it was to hard and they would hate it. Yesterday I did an experiment and gave it to 4 girls ranging in age from 6 to 10 who were over for a playdate. WELL THEY LOVED IT.....LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT. I was wrong. They even fought over the colors till they all decided to share and break off some of each. I gave them to them to keep because they wanted it so bad. Once they played with it a while they said it got softer and easier. I thank you for sending the extra ones to see if something was wrong, but it turns out the something wrong was me and I just didn't get it. I think I may order another case soon so I can give it to my kids teacher when they have indoor recess on cold days. When your wrong I feel like the right thing to do is admit it and I am doing so. Aaron thanks for the christmas can- they loved the color .

    Keep up the good work! Best to you ..BETTY

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/10/2011 6:27 PM

    @betty: Thanks for stopping back Betty! We are glad that they ended up being a hit.

  • irene
    irene
    12/22/2011 2:24 AM

    I just received the sunburst heat sensitive putty but it doesn't appear to change colors. Could there be a problem, or is there some thing I should try to make it work? I thought I could just press on it to get a color change, but how much heat is needed, how long do I need to work with it? I expected a significant color change as in the product picture, or is the color change more subtle? from the picture i expected the putty to be yellow, turning red when heated, but the product was more of a peach color when it arrived.

    thanks!

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    12/22/2011 10:31 AM

    @irene: Hi Irene, thanks for writing in. Yes, the change should be significant and noticeable. Depending on the weather when you got the putty, you may need to start at one extreme to get it going. I would recommend playing with it for a few minutes to get it nice and warm and then putting it in the freezer for a few seconds. You should see the color change instantly. If that's not the case, then something must be wrong and please let us know.

  • Irene
    Irene
    12/30/2011 1:21 PM

    @Aaron Muderick: Thanks for your reply. I didn't get a chance to test it before Christmas (didn't want to risk my kids seeing it) but I have played with it since and it doesn't change color at all. I will contact Daily Grommet for processing a return or exchange. OTOH, the other putties were well-received gifts. Liquid Glass and Neon Glow in the Dark were particular favorites. I especially loved the blue, might have to get another one for myself!

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    12/30/2011 1:59 PM

    @Irene: The Neon Glow in the Dark is one of our favorites as well Irene. Please contact our Customer Service Department in regard to the heat sensitive putty and they will help you resolve any issues. Happy playing!

  • Irene
    Irene
    12/31/2011 1:34 PM

    @Tori Tait: Thanks Tori - but hold the phone! I picked it up last night while I was working on some stuff at my desk and it changed completely to yellow. Some that was left in the tin had changed to a darker coral color. Fun!!! Now it changes as soon as I touch it. So, I don't know if it was temperature (it was cold here and is warmer now, but the tins were in my closet for weeks after delivery, unless 70 degrees is a threshold temperature?) or just a break-in period (really needs to be worked up really really well before it will change color the first time). Anyways, we're good now. Thanks!

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    12/31/2011 10:53 PM

    @Irene: Great to hear, glad it worked out!

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    10/19/2012 2:44 PM

    Will you ship to a P.O. box number?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/23/2012 3:28 PM

    @Elizabeth Varner: Yes!!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    10/26/2012 2:12 PM

    I was looking through the comments for a particular answer and before I knew it I had read all the comments! I really enjoyed learning all about you, your company, and your products. What I need to know about is adherence. In the old days putty could stick to clothes and carpet, etc. From all of the wonderful comments, I have to assume that is not a concern with your product. However, I was unable to find anything in the description or comments that addressed this issue. Please let me know. I have 4 children and 8 grandchildren (and me of course) that would love getting this in their Christmas stockings. Thanks. Barbara

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/29/2012 12:46 AM

    @Barbara Howell: Good question. The Crazy Aaron's Team has this to share: Yes, it happens to all of us sooner or later. Accidentally sat on your Thinking Putty? Left it in pants pocket? Got little bits stuck in your shirt? Found the dreaded lump of putty in your children's hair? -- Putty is a powerful tool that works for the forces of good and evil.

    Thankfully, there are some time tested techniques for removing Thinking Putty from hair, clothing, and other sorts of fabrics.

    If the putty enmeshed itself into the pores in the fabric like blue jeans, simple scraping & tugging isn't going to remove it.

    First, remove as much of the putty as possible from the surface. You don't have to go crazy scraping away but you don't want a thick blob attached to the clothes either. Remember that putty sticks to putty very well. Use a small lump that you've scraped off to pick the remaining putty away. We are going to liquify the putty and the less to wash away, the less mess we are going to make.

    If the affected clothes are a natural fabric like cotton, linen, wool, or hair, we can use rubbing alcohol to remove the Thinking Putty.

    Pick up some 70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol at the local pharmacy or grocery store. Position the clothes over the sink and liberally pour some rubbing alcohol over the stain. Using a paper towel or wash cloth, rub the rubbing alcohol into the putty. Immediately you should notice the Thinking Putty liquifying and moving away from the fabric. As you mix in the rubbing alcohol you can probably pull away chunks of putty that have become freed from the fabric.

    After the putty is removed, you may still have a minor stain on the fabric. This is the pigment that was used to color the Thinking Putty. A quick run through the washer will take care of this. Use a liquid detergent pre-treatment and the pigment should wash right away.

    Synthetic fabrics pose more of a challenge. The rubbing alcohol we used earlier will degrade synthetic fabrics -- slowly eating them away. Instead, after removing as much putty as possible, spray the stain with WD-40 and let it sit for a few minutes. This should soften and loosen the remaining putty. Rub and blot the putty with a paper towel.

    If Thinking Putty is still staining the fabric, try dampening a portion of paper towel with rubbing alcohol and blotting the stain.

    If nothing else will work, and you really did a royal job on your clothes you need to take them to the experts. Drop off the clothes at the local dry cleaner and let them know the stain is "silicone-based". They may be able to use their secret powers to help you.

  •  Debbie Menconi
    Debbie Menconi
    11/16/2012 2:10 PM

    Looking everywhere-not finding prices, or ordering info.

  • Desmond
    Desmond – Grommet Team
    11/16/2012 7:19 PM

    @ Debbie Menconi, it appears that you are on an iPad. Unfortunately, our current site does not work properly on the iPad. Our new site (to be launched after the holidays) will solve this problem. I am sorry but, for now, can I ask you to order on a regular computer, PC or Apple? By the way, this is a very, very popular Grommet. Thank you. Des

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