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Magna Glass


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Heebie Jeebies presents MagnaGlass; The magnetic sand timer! Create amazing magnetic patterns and formations! Ideal for Ages 7+


Magna Glass

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How It Works: The hourglass is filled with iron filings which are a ferromagnetic material. This means a magnetic field turns each particle into a tiny bar magnet, so each of the particles stick together creating amazing patterns. The base contains a magnet so when your turn over the hourglass, the filings fall down onto the magnetic field, creating fascinating formationc. The MagnaGlass will run for approximately one minute before it needs to be turned over again, and every time you flip it, it will create unique structures. How To Use It: Simply flip the hourglass and put it on the base to watch the iron filings fall down and stack up on the magnetic field created by the magnet in the base. Fun Fact: No one is sure exactly where the hourglass originated from, but it wasn't until the 14th century that they became a common item in Medieval Europe. Although they started as a time keeping device that was used on ships, in churches and in the home, they have evolved to a modern decorative item.