Categorized as a non-Newtonian fluid, it exhibits an unusual mix of elastic and viscous properties in that it will flow and puddle when left to its own devices, but harden when left to its own devices force is exerted.
Silly Putty is a viscoelastic liquid silicone polymer-based material that has interesting physical properties. Because it is a type of non-Newtonian fluid, it behaves as a viscous liquid over a long period of time but as an elastic solid for a short period of time.
Silly Putty is a viscoelastic fluid or non-Newtonian fluid. It acts primarily as a viscous liquid, but it can also have properties of an elastic solid. Silly Putty is primarily polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). There are covalent bonds within the polymer, but hydrogen bonds between the molecules.
Silly Putty is a toy based on silicone polymers that have unusual physical properties. It bounces, but it breaks when subjected to a strong impact, and it can also flow like a liquid.
Silly Putty is mainly made from silicone and color pigments. Silly Putty was discovered by James Wright in 1943 and introduced to the public by Peter Hodgson in 1950. Crayola acquired exclusive manufacturing rights to Silly Putty in 1977.
The government didn’t want his “crazy putty,” but a few years later, businessman Peter Hodgson remarked at a party what a hit the stuff was. He renamed it “Silly Putty” and marketed it as a toy by wrapping it in brightly colored plastic eggs because he released it around Easter time.
They flow like a liquid or can be slowly stretched. This is because the molecular chains are loosely arranged and can slide past one another. When pulled quickly, the molecular chains separate from each other instead of sliding. The zig-zag shape of the molecules makes the putty and flubber bounce like a spring.
For our purposes, slime is defined as any non-Newtonian liquid.
Flubber, also commonly known as slime, is a non-Newtonian liquid that is easily made from polyvinyl alcohol-based glue (like white “school” glue) and borax. It will flow under low stress but will break under higher loads and pressures.
Because putty is thicker and harder than slime, this means different ways to play. While slime is great for making huge bubbles of slime and running clumps of it through your hands, putty usually comes in smaller amounts.
During one of these attempts to create synthetic rubber, Wright mixed boric acid and silicone oil to create the first silly putty, first known as the “Nutty Putty“.
All Crayola and Silly Putty products have been evaluated by an independent toxicologist and found to contain no known toxic substances in sufficient quantities to be harmful to the human body, even if ingested or inhaled.
I’ve had a lot of experience with Silly Putty, so I thought I’d give it a special, surprising twist, much to my daughter’s delight…FROZEN Silly Putty! These things can also be stored for MONTHS! Just put it in an airtight container or zippy bag!
If a dog ingests a foreign object such as Silly Putty, an intestinal obstruction or partial obstruction may form.
Pour Goo Gone or WD-40 onto the affected area with Silly Putty. Apply enough Goo Gone or WD-40 to completely cover the affected area. Wait five minutes for Goo Gone or WD-40 to take full effect.