Video Of The Week - Silly Putty Reborn With A 'Sandy' Twist

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What is better than silly putty - that gooey mixture that flows like a liquid when handled gently, but turns as hard as a rock, when punched or stomped upon? How about one that flows through your hand like sand but can still be used to shape your favorite creations?

That, is exactly what Sweden-based arts and crafts company Delta of Sweden, seems to have conjured up with Delta or Kinetic Sand as it has been renamed by Colorado-based WABA Fun who is now selling the product in the USA. Made from 98% silicon dioxide AKA sand, and 2% polydimethyl siloxane (PDS) a nontoxic material that allows it to be malleable, Kinetic Sand is naturally antimicrobial and reputed to never dry out. It is supposedly also gluten free but hopefully, most of us are not planning to snack on it!

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  • hiover 3 years
    that looks so cool
    • Confusedover 3 years
      Kinetic sand has been around for way longer than this. Nothing new here :P
      • Bob the guyabout 4 years
        Huh. And I thought it was all a lie.
        • koreanbacongirl
          koreanbacongirlabout 4 years
          COOL!
          • eyelashes12
            eyelashes12about 5 years
            SO SATISFYING OMG!!!! I HAVE BLUE
          • cutefuz0012
            cutefuz0012about 5 years
            Cool! I heard of them. This article is very interesting!
            • cutefuz0012
              cutefuz0012about 5 years
              The good thing is that it doesn't stick to anything. I played with something similar to this but the sand sticks to everything and it takes like an hour to wash off your hands. It doesn't feel sticky, but it is very sticky! The sand mentioned in the article is safe and it is not sticky!
            • pragie123
              pragie123about 5 years
              Interesting! Nice!
              • eijriejriover 6 years
                awesome
                • poo bearover 6 years
                  cool i have that!
                  • Book23 over 6 years
                    Amazing.