Every Christmas I could look forward to a new package of Silly Putty (or Nutty Putty, as it was originally known) in my stocking. It really did do all the magical things it promised!
What I loved the most was the way it would copy the comics from the Sunday newspaper. And then you could stretch them out in all different directions, change the faces, etc. Give me a comic page, a roll of Silly Putty and I spent hours pulling and pushing and changing the pictures. Ah well, we were easily entertained in the '50's!