Here is one of three unlikely success stories from Susan Spencer:
It’s no stretch to say that Aaron Muderick is stuck on putty. “It feels great in your hand,” he said. “You can play with it for hours!”
His first love was classic Silly Putty, but that soon got old.
“I started researching, is there a way to make this more beautiful? More fun?” he told Spencer.
Which is how Muderick, a computer scientist-by-day, became a mad scientist-by-night. Borrowing some textbooks from a friend who had just finished getting her Ph.D. in chemistry, he said, “I taught myself enough chemistry to create Thinking Putty!”
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty (styles and prices vary). We don’t want to know how they magnetize putty or make it glow in the dark—we just need some in our hands.
...but two things that sell like crazy are the Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty, which comes in all different shapes, colors, sizes and have different cool features, it is also made here in the United States and is non toxic, which is great for kids who often like to collect them...
On Saturday, Tildie’s guests also will get to mix it up with Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty ($3.50 and up), including glow-in-the dark and metallically magnetic varieties. It was an ASTRA award winner two years ago.
"Fantastic stuff – bounces really well, adults use it for stress relief,” said Gillen-Doobrajh. “And it’s made right here in Narberth, Pa., by workers with special needs."
Open as of Saturday, Tildie's Toy Box is East Passyunk's latest retail offering. Michelle Gillen-Doobrajh and her husband, Paul, who live in the neighborhood, set up shop at 1829 East Passyunk Ave. after having more than a few rough go-rounds shopping for their two daughters on the web. Read More