Recently inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame, Silly Putty has been bringing its pleasurably odd and multi-formable fun to both old and young for generations. Mold it into a ball and watch it bounce, see how far you can stretch it before it breaks. Press it on some newspaper and watch it pick up the print. If you use your imagination, then the sky's the limit!
Silly Putty has been around for over 50 years now, and in the past half-century, it's become an American toy classic. From its origins in a scientist's laboratory in 1943 and introduction to the world in 1950 to its addition to the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection, the fun and colorful history of Silly Putty is one for the books. Remember pressing it to the Sunday Comics and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g the picture it pulled up to make the funnies even funnier looking?