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Kinetic Sand: 98% Sand, 2% Silly Putty Ingredients

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This is a video demonstration of Kinetic Sand, a sand play toy made from 98% sand, and 2% Polydimethyl siloxane, a "silicon-based organic polymer...particularly known for its unusual rheological (or flow) properties." It makes the sand act...weird. Also, at $45 for 5kg (~11 pounds) of Kinetic Sand, it sounds like either polydimethyl siloxane is really, really expensive, or somebody's price gouging. Just saying, I'll sell you a bag of cat litter mixed with paint thinner for $10. It might not act the same, but neither will your kids after they eat a handful.

C OINTINEU FOR HTE VIDEO (I'm typing with my elbows).

Thanks to Roland, who may or may not be a headless Thompson gunner. In my mind he is though.

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  • Ceegee Parfois
  • Sh17C0que

    But, does it blend?

  • $65180697

    So basically you wad or cut or mold it into vague shapes and then...uh...watch it crumble apart at the slightest touch? Over and over again? Sounds fascinating.

  • It's interesting that the ad only ever shows adults playing with it. Which is fitting cuz right now I'm thinking, where was this when I was in college? I was following the Grateful Dead in college, if that gives you an idea.

  • Billie Hutcherson

    My grand daughter who is 4 played with it for hours she loves it I wish u could buy it in biger pks

  • Jade

    Cheap man version: Cornstarch and water!

  • Forblat

    He forgot about SQUAND!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Laura

    I was just thinking that. Isn't that just Squand? I had purple Squand!

  • Jeffery Dodds

    Warning: if Kinectic Sand touches old-fashion sand then old-fashion sand becomes Kinetic Sand. What could go wrong? <cough>Ice-9</cough>

  • Awesome reference.

  • Benjamin Cody Collins

    Why does it matter that it is gluten free ??? Are we feeding this stuff to the kids or letting them play with it ???

  • Stephen Ingrum

    DO YOU know how many people die every year from gluton???? oh, zero, that's right- it's just this year's carb.

  • Abby

    Guess you've never heard of celiac disease. I don't know how many die from it, but they probably end up in the hospital before it gets that serious. Try to educate yourself a little before doing something like commenting on things you're really uneducated about.

  • Keyser Soze

    Im pretty sure that if youre eating SAND, the tickle you feel in your bootyhole has very little to do with gluten

  • Tatiana K

    1) Some people can have a reaction just touching gluten.
    2) No matter how hard you try to stop it, kids are going to put stuff in their mouth. Sand is no exception. Just look at all the paste and Playdoh eaters out there.

  • qwert`

    except playdoh and paste are made of food...kinda/

    paste is boiled rendered down calf and horse connective tissue and then you collect the sticky stuff that floats to the top. its basically the same process as jello.
    playdoh is something unexpected like mostly flour and salt, I can't remember what exactly

  • qwert`
  • I found it in my local babyshop....

  • Guest

    Hand held quicksand?

  • Cleanup is a breeze! (kids mash into carpet in 5 seconds)

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