Just because school is out for the summer doesn't mean you can't enlighten some minds with science! I mean c'mon, kids of all ages are fascinated by silly putty, add some magnetism to that equation and BAM! You've just blown a few minds. What more coud you ask for?
If blowing minds and tossing some education into the mix of summer activities sounds like a good idea, here's the DIY project for you. Instructables user mikeasaurus aka Mike Warren shows us how to turn regular old silly putty into a mind-melding magnetic toy. All you need is the following:
- Silly Putty ($2.00 or less)
- ferric iron oxide powder (artist supply stores)
- neodymium magnet
When you're ready to rock and roll with science, check out Mike's full tutorial over on Instructables. He's included loads of great info, tips, and even a cool video of the magnetic putty at work... dare I even call it... poetry in motion*?
[via Hm Harris on Pinterest]
*Sorry, I had to. I can't help it that this song forced its way into my head while I was writing this.