Who knew that Aaron’s Thinking Putty would become one of the most popular toys of 2017? Actually, we did! That’s right…Gift Ideas for Kids first recommended this amazing putty/slime back in 2009 as part of our annual Christmas Gift Idea List and sales have grown exponentially.
It was amazing then as a fun and innovative alternative to Silly Putty and Playdough, and it’s even better now thanks to a variety of new colors and textures. Combine this with the overall popularity of slime in general (especially among 4th and 5th graders) and you have an environment where Aaron’s Thinking Putty could become one of the Top Christmas Toys of 2017.
Why Is Aaron’s Thinking Putty So Popular?
The biggest reason Aaron’s Thinking Putty is so popular right now is because of the popularity of “slime” in general. From Facebook to Instagram to Pinterest, social media is buzzing with the latest and greatest “slime recipes”. Kids of all ages are falling in love with slime and it has all but reached a critical mass among 8 to 11-year-old boys and girls.
It’s hard to say exactly why slime has become so popular. Many attribute its popularity to its ability to sooth a child’s anxiety while giving them something to do (purpose). This is one of the main reason’s fidget spinners have become so popular in 2017 as well.
What’s So Different About Aaron’s Thinking Putty?
Aaron’s Thinking Putty has several distinct advantages over other slime/putty brands including Playdough and Silly Putty.
First, it has a high quality consistency that doesn’t feel “dirty” or leave behind a residue like some of the other putty brands.
Second, it comes in a variety of fun colors and textures including glow-in-the-dark, neon and scented varieties.
Third, the high quality metal tin the putty comes in gives the product an upscale feel that many parents and kids associate with higher quality (whether right or wrong). The putty is also more resistant drying out compared to other varieties of putty.
The only drawback with Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is that is not recommended for children under 3 so be careful is you decide to give it as a gift to someone with a younger brother or sister.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is available at most boutique toy stores, or online through most major retailers.