Review of HoFire Thinking Magnetic Putty

Today for review I’ve got something that I’ve always wanted to play with, magnetic putty. I love magnets, I have quite a few of them, but magnetic putty is different as it has metal particles in it that are attracted to magnets and you can play with it and your magnets. The putty I have today for review is from a company called HoFire and it’s called Thinking Magnetic Putty and they even include a magnet and googly eyes to have fun with. The putty is dark gray in color, really it’s almost black and it has a very rubbery consistency and it can even bounce if you roll it into a ball. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features


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When you first get it the putty is in a sealed plastic bag with a small cube magnet and googly eyes on the side. You’re supposed to just get two eyes but there were four in the pack, a bonus I guess.

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The putty has a very rubbery consistency, in fact you can make it into ball and bounce it, it doesn’t bounce very high but it still bounces though. You can stretch the putty slowly and it will stretch out but if you do it fast it will make almost snapping sound and break. The putty does have a faint chemical smell to it, not bad at all. The putty is a very dark gray color, it’s almost black really.

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The putty contains metallic particles so if you put the magnet on it it will get sucked in looking like the putty is eating it.


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I was going to include a whole bunch of pictures but I decided to create an animated gif out of all of them instead to show you the putty ‘eating’ the magnet.


I also have some large neodymium bar magnets and I had the tin of putty stuck to one of them for a couple days and when I opened it I found that the magnet had pulled all the metal particles out of the putty and they were all on the side where the magnet was. It wasn’t a big issue, I just had to knead and work it all back together for a few minutes to get the particles distributed back through the putty.


Right now this putty is less than $9 on Amazon and I think it’s well worth it for that as it’s a lot of fun to play with.

I enjoy it and my kids really like it, the included magnet is strong enough to use with the putty but you can use stronger magnets for different effects.

The included tin is nice to have for storage as well.

The googly eyes though really get stuck in the putty and can be a hassle to get unstuck.

All in all I’m happy with this putty, it’s unique and just fun really.

+Includes magnet and eyes
+Includes storage tin
+Lots of fun to play with


score-10-10 Recommended


Scores Out of 10
Overall score-10-10
Design / Aesthetic score-10-10
Value / Price score-10-10
Performance / Usage score-10-10

Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.

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