What do an oil slick, a lava pit, and insect anatomy have in common? It’s something called thin-film interference, which is caused by light waves that are reflected and refracted by a veiled or structurally complex coating. Often called iridescence, this phenomenon causes all of these things to shift colors right before your eyes. It’s also the secret behind our amazing Super Illusions Thinking Putty®.
The ancient Egyptians were amazed by the scarab beetle. Its beautiful, color-shifting exoskeleton — which mirrors light in tones of purple, blue, red, and copper — appeared magical and beyond the powers of man.
Often used in Egyptian art and religion, the scarab symbolized the restoration of life and was used for amulets, talismans, and jewelry. Super Scarab Thinking Putty® is a modern interpretation of this colorful icon that's sure to leave you as spellbound as its namesake.