Super Illusions Thinking Putty Mini Tin
What do an oil slick, a lava pit, and insect anatomy have in common?
It’s something called thin-film interference, which is caused by light waves that are reflected and refracted by a veiled or structurally complex coating.
Often called iridescence, this phenomenon causes all of these things to shift colors right before your eyes.
It’s also the secret behind our amazing Super Illusions Thinking Putty.
Choose between the following colours:
Super Scarab : The ancient Egyptians were amazed by the scarab beetle. Its beautiful, colour-shifting exoskeleton—which mirrors light in tones of purple, blue, red, and copper—appeared magical and beyond the powers of man.
Super Fly : will put your eyes to the test! Shimmering tones of metallic green and black give way to gray and silver, just like the body of a common fly. But look again and you’ll see tones of peach, mauve, and pink refracting off of its pearly sheen.
Oil Slick : Everyone knows that oil and water do not mix. Yet when they do, what is known as an oil slick appears. An oil slick creates a colourful layer of oil that floats on the surface of water. This layer is highly reflective due to the light wave interference between oil, air, and water. This undulating refractive index makes for shifting colours that move and change with light.
Super Lava : The colour of lava depends on its temperature and will shift shades as it cools. Bright orange gives way to crimson copper. A dark, brownish red fades to black as the lava shifts from a liquid to solid. Experience this amazing colour shift for yourself with Super Lava Thinking Putty.
Suitable for ages 3 plus. As with all our products, adult supervision is required.