Slime Mix Up ClaySome

Check out our latest product. The brand new Slim Mix Up Clay. Its simply amazing. Super soft velvety feel. Stretch it, shape it, colour it, mix it, bounce it, make a creation and keep it. 

The packet includes 60 gramms of special clay, and four colourants to mix and match some amazing colours including marble effects. We love making super bouncy balls. We give it a 10 out of 10. If you don't believe us, try it. All this for only £5

Brand New Box Set

The " Make your own keyring's set" is the latest addition to the multi award winning Nutty Putty. Its a great way to put your skills to the test and design your very own exclusive keyring. Includes glow in the dark, cutters, tools, reusable baking sheet and a lovely playmat with ideas and instructions. Feel free to post your designs on our website and look out for our next national competition. 

Oh yes, Nutty Putty is not just a great educational product for children, it is also a great way for an adult to show their creative side. You can make anything such as coasters or even designer cutlery. We mixed a few different colours together, shaped it on the spoon and stuck it in the oven for ten minutes. You can even make funky coasters of all shapes and sizes. Nutty Putty is definitely  a great product for the whole family. The creations you can make are endless and this is because you can really be as intricate as you want with this non flaking putty. Mixing certain colours together will give you many different effect so if you really want to show off your skills give Nutty Putty a go. We are sure that once you have tried it you will be hooked and we hope you send us some of your ideas and photos so that we can see.

Posted on November 26, 2015 .

Keeping A Child's Mind Focused

I often come across many parents who are frustrated with the lack of new ideas to entertain their children while off school.

The good news is that they needn’t be. 

It is all to easy to stick a child in front of the TV to watch a movie, have friends come over or to go to the park (weather permitting) except for the fact that this can not be done every day.

When I started researching the psychology behind a child’s attention span it became evident that traditional based activity toys (often the cheapest) were the most effective way to keep a child’s mind active whilst increasing their attention span. Activity based toys are educational and fun at any age. 

If we take Nutty Putty for example I can explain the educational benefits of using such a product.

UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE.

The experience a child gains through manipulating Nutty Putty will help them to develop a deeper understanding of how shapes can change and this helps them to stay engaged because they become curious and want to experiment. They begin to communicate more because they want to share what they have discovered.

DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE

Children communicating about their discoveries means that they will also be willing to listen and participate in lengthy discussions thus practicing oral communication skills and expanding their vocabulary as they continue molding their putty. 

THE CONCEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Creating new shapes requires the child to think and very soon they gain an understanding of mathematics while making their creation. Discussing amounts, height, weight and lengths with them helps and encourages the child to focus and use these important skills.

LEARNING LITERACY

You can encourage a child to write a short story about what they made. For example if they create an animal, ask them to give it a name and offer to help them write a story about it. Another way of learning literacy whilst having fun is by asking a child to write some words on a paper and then make them out of Nutty Putty. 

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

This is another important benefit. Rolling, poking, shaping encourage the child to develop fine motor skills while making their creations.

It is no wonder that any type of putty/dough is actually integrated in the national curriculum.

Lets not forget the benefits for the parent if a child is sitting down playing and learning at the same time.

For more information join our ever-growing mailing list and we will gladly send you some great ideas. 

Best wishes

The Nutty Putty Team.

Posted on November 26, 2015 .

Learning Through Play

“LEARNING THROUGH PLAY is the way to learn the most, when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” (Albert Einstein)

Here at Alphabet Pie we believe there is nothing old fashioned with a product that does not require a battery and allows a child to imagine, experience, explore, create whilst having fun,  “Play is learning and is the highest form of research in the mind of a child. Play is a necessity and an educational toy is a valuable tool” (George Pornaris, co-founder, Alphabet Pie)

Posted on November 26, 2015 .

Nutty Putty meets sponge bob!

We made Spongebob because we love him. Just make any shape or design and put it in the oven for ten minutes and you have a permanent toy, just like Spongy.

Posted on November 4, 2015 .