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How To Make Magnetic Silly Putty (VIDEO)

Magnetic Silly Putty

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/13/11 06:11 PM ET Updated: 08/13/11 06:12 AM ET

Remember how fun silly putty was as a kid? Or, if you're like us, still is? Well, thanks to a post by Instructables, we have a new, big-kid-way to play with the squishy sensation.

You Will Need:

  1. Silly Putty

  2. Ferric Iron Oxide Powder (available at any arts and crafts store)

  3. Neodymium Magnet

  4. Gloves

  5. Face Mask

Here we go!

Step One:
Put on your gloves and face mask. Remove the putty from the case and kneed it in your hands for a while to warm it up. Finally, roll it out flat like a sheet and lay it on your work surface.

Step Two:
Tap a small pile of iron oxide onto the center of the putty.

Step Three:
Fold the putty over itself several times until the powder is worked into it. Eventually the putty will turn completely black. Keep working it for a few more minutes.

Step Four:
Grab your magnet and enjoy!

For ideas on how to play with your newly improved toy, take a look at Instructables' video: