Bringing the Text to Life
You can do amazing things with it. Remember how kids used to use Silly Putty to lift color comics from the Sunday paper? [Squeeze it in your hand, then flatten it out.]
You can lift Psalm 32 right out of the Bible. [Press the putty into the Bible and then lift it out, looking to see if the ink transferred to the putty.]
It’s not just kid stuff anymore. Grownups are going for it in a big way — by the pound.
A growing number of adults, nostalgic about their childhood, are ordering copious amounts of this stretchy, bouncy, rubbery stuff.
They keep it on hand, they say, for stress relief. [Work the putty hard.]
The classic colored plastic-eggs from Crayola contain less than half an ounce of this amazing compound. However, half an ounce isn’t enough for grown-up appetites.
Adults are forming purchasing groups called Putty-Pools to buy 100-pound boxes at $10 per pound directly from the manufacturer, Dow Corning, who calls the putty “3179 Dilatant Compound.”
Big chunks of...