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Questacon Bouncing Putty

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"I have always enjoyed bouncing putty and even now being an adult I can still spend hours holding it, moulding it and bouncing it. I love the variety available especially the ones that change colour with heat! Although, personally, my favourite is the glow in the dark putty – it looks like it is radioactive!" Ryan, Q Shop Staff Member

  • $3.50
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Metallic, hypercolour, glow in the dark or classic blue or pink, with so many choices it’s hard to pick just one – so why not grab them all?! With eight unique and fun types, everyone will love the Questacon Bouncing Putty! 

Presented in its own storage container, this colourful putty will provide you with hours of fun. Whether you stretch it out slowly, break it suddenly, or even roll it into a ball and bounce it, the possibilities of what the Questacon Bouncing Putty can do are endless! Great for budding sculptors, the putty is easy to mould into countless shapes, designs and creations.


  • Ages 4+
  • Available in 8 colours
  • Non-toxic
  • This non-toxic putty should be kept away from the face, heat and porous materials.


The invention of putty came about almost by accident during an attempt to create a synthetic rubber material during rubber shortages in WWII. The unusual physical properties of the viscoelastic liquid silicone enables the putty to form into a free flowing viscous consistency over a long time or become elastic and break over a short time. This created a substance that was easy to mould and bounce. Another unique characteristic of the properties of the putty was its adhesiveness. This was demonstrated when it was taken in to the Apollo 8 in 1968 and used by the Astronauts as an adhesive to secure their tools.

This product also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.


Content Descriptor

Foundational - ACSSU005

The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape

Year 1 - ACSSU018

Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways

Year 2 - ACSSU033

A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape

Year 3 - ACSSU049

Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another

Year 4 - ACSSU076

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance

Year 6 - ACSSU095

Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible


  • Putty Colour
    Blue, Glow in the dark, Hyper-Sunrise, Hyper-Twilight, Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, Pink
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