I’d never seen nor heard of Noise Putty until I went on a shopping trip with my sister, and we stopped in a Dollar Tree store. She advised me to pick up a few containers of this marvelously disgusting substance that was sure to delight children of all ages. My sister has rarely ever steered me wrong, and she wasn’t about to start now!
I bought three containers of Noise Putty with the idea of trying one out myself and then giving one container to each of my great-granddaughters on Thanksgiving Day.
If you’re wondering what Noise Putty is, it’s a kind of jelly-like substance that comes in a small plastic container. When you push your fingers down into the putty, air bubbles occur, and when the air bubbles are forced out of the container, they make noises. Weird noises. Funny noises. Noises not unlike the sound of breaking wind or passing gas. I think you get the idea now.
On Thanksgiving Day, it did take the great-granddaughters a little while to get the noise putty warmed up. Once they caught on to it, they perfected the art of noise-making and had a hilariously good time.
Everyone in attendance pretended to be grossed out by the the noises emitted by the putty which only added to the girls’ enjoyment.
After just a little practice, both girls were able to make incredibly authentic sounds with their fingers and this slimy stuff. I knew this only because the guys verified that the sounds were just like the real thing. We ladies, having no firsthand experience with such things, just had to take their word for it.
I was the coolest Grandma ever bringing Noise Putty to the Thanksgiving Day celebration, and I reveled in that coolness and it was all fun and games until someone left her Noise Putty lying on the couch.
If you’re contemplating buying some Noise Putty for yourself or someone else, my advice is to keep the putty in the container. It is possible to remove it from furniture and clothing. It’s not as bad as chewing gum, but my standing as coolest grandma ever dropped a few levels after that.
Noise Putty is not for everyone. If you are grossed out by imitation toots and the accompanying jokes, then by all means, steer clear of this stuff.
For our family, it was about as much fun as we could have for a dollar. I’d highly recommend it!