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Old 05.08.2012, 15:48
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silly putty?

Something I've wondered a few times actually... Do they sell silly putty in this country? Was reminded again after reading today's Monty comic

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Re: silly putty?

I have never seen it here
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Re: silly putty?

Make your own - I used to when my daughter were little.
Can't remember the exact recipe but it involved flour, colouring, lots of salt and cream of tartar. Look at playdough recipes. Very stretchy, bouncy and keeps for ages.

Edit, here you go:

Play Dough Recipe

This is an excellent play dough recipe which is fun to make and never fails to provide amusement on a rainy afternoon!
You will need:
1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
½ cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water with food colouring added
1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional but it makes the play dough smell nice!)
Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan, and stir over a medium heat until the dough forms into a ball. Allow to cool, and then knead until smooth.
Store in an airtight container (a Ziploc bag with the air pressed out is good).
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Re: silly putty?

It is available here - but that's all I can tell you.

A neighbour's son had his 3rd (I think) birthday yesterday, and during his "party" (mainly for the grown ups), he came to visit my daughter to play a bit in the garden ...... and in his hand was a plastic tub with green snot in, and was thrilled, as every time he thrust his little mit in the pot, the snot farted - must have been a pressie from some rellie.
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Re: silly putty?

Thanks for the replies... I know how to make playdoh (and have already look up many recipes for that) My little guy loves playdoh and plasticine. Green/pink/yellow, etc. goo... I have also seen in stores here. Still not really what I am looking for. I am looking specifically for silly putty. It is really quite different from goo or playdoh... I loved peeling off newspaper print and all kinds of things with it. Blowing bubbles is awesome too! I have never really specifically looked for it but have kept my eyes open and haven't yet seen it. Maybe it is against the law or something... just another thing to add to the shopping list when I go back home
This is what I am talking about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silly_Putty

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