Silly Putty is like a more extreme version of Play-Doh. You can mold it into different shapes, but you can also bounce it, stretch it, and even copy newspaper ink. You can fold it over itself and create little air pockets that have a satisfying snapping sound when you pop them. You can use it to fingerprint yourself and then stretch it out to enlarge it. They have a flesh-toned color one that you can use to make you chin look bigger, or have an extra finger, or forgot to zip up your fly. It comes in a little egg shaped container and that’s where it lives when you’re not playing with it. It’s one of those rare toys that transcend playtime and become educational, useful, and practical in ways you never thought possible. The best toys are the ones that require your own imagination.
Critically Rated at 16/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young