Getting creative with Nutty Putty – review and giveaway

I first came across Nutty Putty on the run up to Toy Fair earlier this year.  I was then able to see the product in action whist I was at the exhibition in January. I loved the idea of making bright and colourful things with Monkey that he could keep.  We’ve been getting creative with Nutty Putty recently, and had lots of fun in the process.

Getting creative with Nutty Putty

So what is Nutty Putty?  It’s a range of coloured non-toxic silicone that can be moulded into all sorts of creations, and then baked in the oven to provide a keepsake with a rubber texture.

We received the 8 colour Nutty Putty set, which is aimed at children aged 4 years and over.

Getting creative with Nutty Putty

Along with the 8 different silicone colours (which all come in zip lock bags), the set contains 6 shape cutters, 2 tools, rolling-pin, baking sheet and an instruction leaflet/playmat.

Getting creative with Nutty Putty is lots of fun.  The sky’s the limit really.  You do need to either use the instruction leaflet as a playmat to roll out and mould the Nutty Putty, or use a glass workspace like we did to ensure the silicone doesn’t stick to surfaces.

Getting creative with Nutty Putty

It’s also worth noting that the product can stain if rubbed into clothing, so I just made sure Monkey wasn’t wearing his school uniform when he’s been getting creative with Nutty Putty recently.

The instruction leaflet has lots of ideas to help get children started on their Nutty Putty adventures, the cutters are also great that too. But Monkey is more of a free spirit and tends to do everything his own way.  He left me to follow instructions whilst he just got straight down to the fun.

It’s very easy to place different colours on top of each other and they stick well.  Tools can be used to cut and shape objects and the cutters are great, just make sure they are pressed down firmly into the material and slightly twisted to get the shape you desire.  Once you’ve made your design, pop it onto the baking sheet provided on top of a normal baking tray and put it in a preheated oven at 200 deg C for 10 minutes.  Remove after this time to cool and then your creation is ready to be admired.  It really is that easy.

Getting creative with Nutty Putty

The Nutty Putty helps children work on their fine motor skills and Monkey’s really had to think about what’s he’s trying to achieve with his designs, moulding and sculpting as he goes along.

I was surprised by how many creations we could actually fit on the special baking sheet.  I did have to ask Monkey what the Red and Glow in the Dark ensemble was, it’s a football Mummy! Obviously …..

We’ve both enjoyed getting creative with Nutty Putty, and trying something new.  I’m not sure why the Black is provided as a ‘bonus’ rather than standard sized pack, to my mind it would make sense for the same quantity, if not more of this to be provided.  But that’s a minor quibble, from a Mum of a son who wants to make diggers and tractors next!

I can see lots of birthday presents being made with Nutty Putty, and maybe he’ll even make his teacher something for the end of term.  It’s a great craft style set in my opinion and we’ve still got lots of material left for future projects.

You can see the different set options available on the Nutty Putty website, and refill packs of the different colours are also available.  I’ve included my Amazon affiliate link below for your information in case you fancy trying Nutty Putty for yourselves!

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with Nutty Putty to offer one lucky ready the chance to win the Nutty Putty 8 colour set worth £19.99.  Complete the Gleam form below, good luck!


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Nutty Putty 8 colour set worth £19.99

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

145 thoughts on “Getting creative with Nutty Putty – review and giveaway

  1. I would give it to my daughter, she would love making lots of things, she would possibly try and make a my little pony and shopkins.x

  2. Id give it to my lillie pops and she would prob make lots of wormies, and food that she will want me to ‘eat’

  3. I would give it to my daughters – I think my eldest would make butterflies and unicorns and my youngest would make…a big mess! Haha

  4. I would give this to my daughter, I think she would make animals as she is really into them at the moment! 😀

  5. I’d like to give it to my son but my guess is as good as yours as to what he would make with it. I think he’d probably need some assistance from his older cousins to come up with something recognisable? 😉

  6. My daughters my youngest would probably make worms ,my oldest would try and make cats or some sort of animal

  7. My 6year old son would love this and he would probably make insects , or beasties as he calls them 🙂

  8. I would give it to my nephew- he would probably make a car from it as it seems to be cars cars cars at the moment

  9. My little Alexander aged 5 would no doubt be making rockets and aeroplanes and perhaps a monster or two.

  10. Would give it to my granddaughter and she would create all sorts of things, she likes ladybirds, so i would imagine that would be the first thing she creates

  11. I would give it to my neice for her upcoming birthday. Whatever she made would involve fairies and princesses!

  12. my youngest daughter, Mia would LOVE this, she would most definitely make rainbows, she has a slight rainbow obsession lately

  13. I would give this to my girls, and between them they would make lots of pretend food, oh and also a big mess!!!!!!!

  14. I’m quite impressed by the Nutty Putty ‘ornaments’. The colours are nice and bright. It’s certainly something I would use if my children were small.

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  15. I’d give it to my daugher, she’s 4 and loves playing with stuff like this. I think she’d make cakes and ice creams as she likes to pretend to feed her dolls

  16. I’d give this to my friend’s little one, it’d make a great 4th birthday present for her! I think she’d make sheep with the kit, she makes sheep with everything at the moment because they have some in the field behind their house!

  17. I would give this to my daughter and knowing her the first thing she would probably make would ne a unicorn .x

  18. I’d give it to my daughter for her 4th birthday. She’d probably make cupcakes and snakes with it.

  19. I would give this to my son, he absolutely loves making things and he is really into crafts at the moment 🙂

  20. My Granddaughter is so into butterfly’s so she would make beautiful butterfly’s ,cheers for super chance

  21. I would give this to my partner’s god daughter as I know she would have hours of fun creating wonderful things

  22. I would use these in my classes as a creative way to teach. Probably in Sociology when looking at primary socialisation

  23. My 2 sons, at the moment the eldest is into space so he would probably make a rocket and my youngest likes flowers

  24. My daughter would absolutely love this! She is mad about animals of all sizes, types and species so I think she would create her very own zoo!

  25. My kids would make good use of this. My son would make dinosaurs and monsters and daughter would make flowers and butterflies no doubt.

  26. I would give this to my daughter Gracie and I think she would make some pirates as she has just finishing learning about them in school and is fascinated with them!

  27. i have 3 kids so they would share, my 6yr old daughter would make crowns and unicorns lol, my 9yr old boy would prob make lightsabers, footballs etc. my 12 yr old son would make people, tanks, cars, dogs etc, i reckon they would all love it but i think my 12yr old may be the one who plays with it the most as it would be calming for him,

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