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During my childhood days, I always daydream of taking some of my toys into life. That’s what I got from the toy story movie, toys come to life when humans are not present. And, with a slinky dog coil as the lovable pooch twists and turns around with his famous catchphrase “Golly bob howdy!” Well, even up to now I always tell this story with my child. Just like bringing up my old memories with that movie into my present.

And if you or your child is a slinky dog fan like me, here’s where you can find the best Slinky dog toys.

Retro Slinky Dog

This is ideal for 18-month-old youngsters because they can simply pull Slinky Dog’s leash. It’s great for youngsters who want to try standing, walking, dragging, or pushing things. There is only one original slinky brand, and this Retro Slinky Dog commemorates 75 years of wiggly-jiggly pleasure. This came in an actual 1950s-style box. This toy stands seven inches tall and has a body length ranging from five to fourteen inches. Your toddlers will undoubtedly like and appreciate this. Check the current price here.

Pixar’s Toy Story Slinky Dog Pull Toy

This toy is also best for 18 months old. It is best for your toddlers trying to learn how to stand and walk since this can just be pulled with the leash attached to it. It is seven inches tall, and its body stretches from 5 to 14 inches long. Toddlers will love this toy because it really resembles Slinky Dog from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story. As if bringing your child into your favorite toy story land. We, adults, will also enjoy playing with this toy with our kids. Check the current price here.

Slinky Poof Dog

This toy will definitely take everybody’s favorite spring-activated canine back to its roots. It will squirms right into your heart, whether you’re a tiny tot or a grown-up. Well, who will not love this cutie slinky poof dog huh? It is actually a collector’s edition. It sits up, begs, and wags its tail. It is also packed in nostalgic packaging. This Slinky Dog toy is recommendable for children 18 months and older. Check the current price here.

Toy Story Slinky Dog Plush

With this multi-colored slinky dog plush, you can join in the joy of Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story. This slinky dog stretches up to 10 inches long and is made of soft, fluffy fibers that your children will love holding. I bet your kids will love to hug this toy and bring it with them during bedtime. Check the current price here.

Slinky Dog Life Size Cardboard Cutout Standup

This toy is a lifesize cut-out. Perfect to display at your special events like children’s parties. It will definitely make your kids’ party more special because of its unique style that they will remember for years. This toy will bring you back to your old memories of the toy story movie. Or you can just simply display it on your home to add more likelihood of how a toy story land feels. Check the current price here.

Conclusion

Slinky Dog is a well-loved character in Toy Story. Kids and kids-at-heart will surely love these Slinky Dog toys as collectible items, or simply as fun toys to play with during playtime. If you are looking for something to give to a Toy Story or Slinky Dog fan, you’ll never go wrong with picking any of the listed toys above.

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Slinky Dog Costume: DIY and Where to Get the Parts https://slinkyfan.com/slinky-dog-costume/ Sun, 04 Dec 2022 20:50:43 +0000 https://slinkyfan.com/?p=147 You might have seen the viral videos of toddlers wearing slinky dog costumes, which brought you here. Or you might be a Toy Story fan looking for awesome Toy Story-themed costumes. You can now ease your worries as we are going to tell you how to make a DIY slinky dog costume. The slinky dog […]

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You might have seen the viral videos of toddlers wearing slinky dog costumes, which brought you here. Or you might be a Toy Story fan looking for awesome Toy Story-themed costumes.

You can now ease your worries as we are going to tell you how to make a DIY slinky dog costume. The slinky dog costume is a perfect costume that kids will surely love. If your kids love Toy Story and unique costumes, this is the best option!

Given that it is designed for two kids, this homemade costume is particularly well-liked among twins. There are some viral videos online where adorable twins are wearing this cute costume. The costume can be also worn by relatives, brothers, twins, and even close pals.

Although you may make this costume for kids and adults of any age, it works best for kids because of the size of the actual slinky.

Just keep in mind that you will require more of the things listed below for larger youngsters or adults.

Materials

Some of the materials for Slinky Dog Costume

The supplies required for this costume project are listed below:

Slinky Dog Bodysuits

For the front/head and the back/tail of the slinky dog costume, respectively, we will be making two bodysuits.

Think for a second about who will wear the costume’s front and back positions. When moving on to the subsequent procedures, be careful to take any differences in measurements into consideration.

The two bodysuits will essentially be identical, but we will subsequently add some finishing touches to differentiate them.

From the shoulder to the mid-thigh, calculate each person’s height. Each person’s waist should be measured, and the measurements should be written down.

Create a pattern to use when cutting the suit. To avoid having to sew a shoulder seam, fold the felt in half and cut along the fold. We’ll begin by cutting out a rectangle. Your waist measurement divided by two, plus three inches should equal the width of the rectangle.

Cut out two curved armholes, one on each side, on the folded seam. On the folded seam, cut out a neck hole. Just use your best judgment; these don’t have to be flawless. We should now round the corners and curve the edges inward on the side opposite the fold.

We must make two leg openings on that same side. If the model has larger legs, you should cut the holes in an oval shape with a deeper curve.

To make a second suit with the other person’s dimensions, follow the same instructions. You will have the suit cut for the front/head and the back/tail after finishing these procedures.

Now, stitch the bodysuit’s edges together. Just be careful not to sew the holes for the arm, leg, or neck. The garment can be turned inside out after all the edges have been stitched. This will conceal the suit’s seams, giving it a neat appearance.

The final step is to make a 4-5 inch slit coming from the center of each suit’s neck hole. This makes it possible for the suit to open wide enough for kids to enter and exit easily. To enable each slit to seal once the kid is inside, attach velcro to the top.

Slinky Dog Collar

Use the green felt to fold over the bodysuit’s neckline to form the green collar on the front and head. About two inches below the actual hole, round the bottom of the, felt to fit the neck hole’s contour.

Cut the neck hole from the green felt by now. You should be left with a collar that is green and measures 2 inches in diameter. The collar and bodysuit can now be stitched together.

Slinky Dog’s Coil

For the outfit, remove roughly 12 loops or coils from the giant slinky. After that, we’ll wrap the slinky in tubes made of gray fabric.

Cut strips of grey fabric that are 3 inches by 44 inches to make the fabric tubes. While sewing along the seams of each fabric strip, fold the strips in half and secure the fold with pins. The strips should be turned inside out using a wooden dowel. The stitched seam will then be on the inside of the fabric tubes as a result.

Start advancing the tubes over the slinky coil. Simply fold a small portion of the fabric over and use hot glue to seal the seams on the two ends of the slinky.

Additionally, we discovered that once the fabric tubes are in place, hot gluing the sides of each one to the slinky is useful. As a result, the tubes can’t move around and reveal the rainbow slinky.

Slinky Dog’s Hat

The front bodysuit’s head size should be determined by measuring the circumference of the head. Create a dome shape on your light brown or tan felt by dividing that number by two. That measurement of the head circumference divided by two should serve as the dome’s base. The dome’s height should be around 6 inches.

To cut out both sides of the hat at once, ensure you have another piece of brown felt below. Cut both felt pieces through the dome line by approximately 12 inches. The two parts will then be stitched together along the line. Now that the stitched seam is inside the hat, you may turn it inside out.

For the ears, cut two teardrop-shaped pieces of dark brown felt. The ears should, in our opinion, be about 6 inches long. Now make a slit in each of the hat’s upper corners. Simply make the slit large enough to accommodate an ear tab, then hot glue it in place.

Slinky Dog’s Tail

Cut a piece of craft wire that is about 18 inches long. Take the fabric tube you had left over after covering the slinky and place it over the wire. To keep it in place, fold over and hot glue the fabric tubes’ ends.

Cut two tiny tear-shaped strips of the dark brown felt, then sandwich the wire with the two pieces using glue on one end.

Next, make two circles from the light-brown/tan felt. Make a slit in one of the circles so the wire can enter and exit via the center. Sandwich the wire between the two circles and glue them together, making sure that the wire emerges from the top circle’s center via the slit.

The tail can be wound into a shape resembling a spring. The final step is to attach a piece of Velcro to the circle’s base. In doing so, the tail will be able to fasten to the bodysuit.

Putting the Slinky and Bodysuits Together

Before we put the slinky dog costume together, there is one more step to complete. We need to make a small slit on the front top middle of the back/tail bodysuit. When connecting the suits together, we may insert the slinky dog coil into this slit. You should use a small piece of felt to reinforce this slit, in my opinion. Simply put, this will stop that slit from tearing.

Get everyone in their bodysuits via the top neck opening and slit as the initial step. The stuffing can then be added; for the front and back of each child, we used a little pillow.

Once you have at least one full coil inside the bodysuit, start with the back/tail bodysuit and slowly slide the slinky coils in, twisting them into the bodysuit.

The neck slit on the rear of the front/head bodysuit should be filled with a few coils before the velcro is closed to keep it in place. If you start with the back and only set the front in, the slinky coil won’t twist.

LED lights can be added for a great costume at night! In the costume we made, we used two light strings. We placed one battery pack inside each bodysuit to power up the lights.

Crafters and parents will surely love making this awesome slinky dog costume. Doing a DIY costume for the kids is a fun experience and it is even more exciting to involve the kids while doing it. For sure, your kids will love this project and they’ll be so thrilled to wear and parade their slinky dog costume! 

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A Guide to Toy Story Land’s Slinky Dog Dash Ride https://slinkyfan.com/toy-story-lands-slinky-dog-dash-ride/ Sat, 03 Dec 2022 19:30:11 +0000 https://slinkyfan.com/?p=135 At Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios theme park, there is a roller coaster called Slinky Dog Dash. You’ll find it inside Toy Story Land. It features Slinky Dog from Toy Story as a roller coaster. The first thing you see when you enter Toy Story Land is Slinky Dog Dash. Slinky Dog Dash is on […]

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At Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios theme park, there is a roller coaster called Slinky Dog Dash. You’ll find it inside Toy Story Land. It features Slinky Dog from Toy Story as a roller coaster.

The first thing you see when you enter Toy Story Land is Slinky Dog Dash. Slinky Dog Dash is on the right as you enter the area from this side; simply continue that side to the ride entrance.

Typically, visitors are held just outside of Toy Story Land if they are taking it first at the rope drop. Once Cast Members begin ushering them inside, they will queue up swiftly along the right side.

Buckle your seatbelts as we guide you to this awesome ride at Toy Story Land in Disney World.

Best Time to Ride Slinky Dog Dash

Slinky Dog Dash from the outside

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The most well-liked attraction in Toy Story Land is Slinky Dog Dash. If you have Genie+, it is a wonderful first Lightning Lane option, though that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best ride.

If you have Early Entry, you might decide to rope drop the Slinky Dog Dash and utilize your first Lightning Lane selection for another event.

Due to Slinky Dog Dash’s high demand, sometimes even Lightning Lane will result in a wait. You can choose to ride at noon but be prepared for a standby line.

The ride is fantastic at night, so waiting in line late in the afternoon before close is a great alternative if you’re willing to miss the park’s nighttime performances.

Slinky Dog Dash Ride Experience

riding on the Slinky dog dash at Disney park

Each row of Slinky Dog’s automobiles accommodates two people. Each lap bar is height-adjustable for the rider and equipped with handles for clinging on.

Between the riders, a tiny plastic hump prevents sliding in any direction. The leg room appears to be ampler than on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

There is a bag in front of each seat, just between the lap bar, that passengers can use to keep their valuables while riding Slinky Dog Dash. Be sure not to leave anything when your ride is over.

Riding in the dip of Dlinky dog dash ride

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Slinky Dog Dash lacks loops but has dips, slopes, and bends. The track is totally exposed and elevated above the ground several times, unlike on some Disney coasters.

Still, Slinky Dog Dash is a lighter, more enjoyable experience than a thrilling one. The entire coaster trip takes roughly three minutes.

Slinky Dog Dash is a blast during the day, but at night it delivers a completely other experience! You will be treated to a vision of Toy Story Land lighted by vibrant oversize Christmas bulbs that Andy has hung through his garden while the coaster races both above and through the landscape.

Toy Story decorations by Slinky Dog Dash ride

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You will also delight in the vibrant, glowing coaster track exclusive to nighttime rides!

How Fast is Slinky Dog Dash?

The top speed in Slinky Dog Dash is 40 mph (64 kph). Despite being slower than comparable roller coasters, it is still quick enough to provide a fun ride.

Is Slinky Dog Dash a Kid Ride?

Kids who are 38 inches (97 cm) in height are allowed to ride Slinky Dog Dash. It is not totally a kiddie coaster, it is more of a family coaster.

Is Slinky Dog Dash Intense?

Start of the SLinky dog dash ride

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No, there are not much of intense ups and downs in this coaster. But if you are usually afraid of roller coasters, Slinky Dog Dash will most likely frighten you.

The entire ride is outdoors so there is not much of a shocking factor. It is a very smooth ride and does not have crazy turns or frills.

Can Adults Ride Slinky Dog Dash?

Yes, adults, teens, tweens, and kids can ride Slinky Dog Dash. This ride is perfect for families!

What is Slinky Dog Dash’s Height?

Slinky Dog Dash is 50 ft (15m) in height.

Conclusion

Overall, riding the Slinky Dog Dash is a one-of-a-kind experience. Kids and kids-at-heart, particularly Toy Story fans, will undoubtedly enjoy riding this unique roller coaster and exploring the rest of Toy Story Land and Disney World.

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Best Slinkies (Spring Toys) For Cats in 2023 https://slinkyfan.com/best-slinkies-for-cats/ Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:36:14 +0000 https://slinkyfan.com/?p=131 Cats are attracted to slinky and slithering things like spring toys or slinkies. Aside from providing entertainment for cats, slinkies are also good as a form of exercise for felines. It stimulates them and enhances their hunting skills, too. There are many slinkies available in the market however, not all slinkies are made for cats. […]

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Cats are attracted to slinky and slithering things like spring toys or slinkies. Aside from providing entertainment for cats, slinkies are also good as a form of exercise for felines. It stimulates them and enhances their hunting skills, too.

There are many slinkies available in the market however, not all slinkies are made for cats. It can be dangerous to give just any slinky to your cat as you are not sure whether the materials used to make the slinky is safe for them. It can be toxic or breakable which can be a choking hazard to your kitties.

No need to worry because we curated a list of the best slinkies you can buy to keep your feline pals entertained.

SPOT Ethical Wide Colorful Springs Cat Toy

I initially bought a pack of this spring toy just to try it out and my cats love it! So I ended up buying a few more packs so all my cats have something interesting to keep them busy.

I like that it is wide enough that my cat will not attempt to put it in his mouth. It is sturdy and not easy to break, unlike some other slinkies. These slinkies are so bouncy because of the wide design.

This toy is definitely worth hoarding. I’m pretty sure your cats will love it, too. It’s available on Amazon.

AGYM Cat Spring Toys

These spring toys are lightweight and have bright colors that are attractive to cats. They are elastic and sturdy so you can ease your worries about possible choking or injury while your cat is playing.

AGYM cat spring toys are also non-toxic so it is perfectly safe for your feline companions to play with. They also offer 100% money back if you encounter any problem with the product.

I noticed that my cats can quickly find these slinkies wherever it is in the room because of their bright colors. Check the current price here.

ISMARTEN Interactive Cat Coil for Kittens

Cats love these lightweight, bright colored and springy cat coils. One pack includes 100 pieces of non-toxic, durable, and colorful slinkies. This is ideal for multiple cat owners like me and for cats who like to hide things so you’ll never run out of slinkies when they lose them.

I have kitties who seem to lose 50% of the slinkies I give them everyday. This one is definitely worth your money since you can get 100 slinkies for only $12.99 (check the price here). It is no problem if you stock up on this.

Tamu Style Cat Spring Toys Playful Coils for Kittens

The springs in these adorably adorable cat toys allow kittens to swat, chew, attack, and pounce, stimulating their instinctive hunting activity and relieving tension.

Each set includes 60 cat spring toys in total, including 20 each of blue, yellow, and red coils. Plastic that is BPA-free and safer for cats and kittens is used to construct it. It is safe to chew, lightweight, and strong.

Conclusion

Slinkies are only one of the entertaining cat toys available. Cats find it amusing, and it also sharpens their mental and hunting abilities. Your feline friends will get some great workout from playing with slinkies.

Before purchasing slinkies, be sure to conduct your research and always pick the safest ones for your feline buddies.

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Best Giant Slinkies In 2022 https://slinkyfan.com/best-giant-slinkies/ https://slinkyfan.com/best-giant-slinkies/#respond Sat, 09 Jul 2022 22:18:03 +0000 https://slinkyfan.com/?p=69 Regular-sized slinkies are already cool enough to play with but in my opinion, giant slinkies are way cooler to have fun with especially when you’re a kid and even if you’re a kid at heart! I am personally a fan of spring toys but my personal favourite are the giant slinky toys! I love playing […]

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Regular-sized slinkies are already cool enough to play with but in my opinion, giant slinkies are way cooler to have fun with especially when you’re a kid and even if you’re a kid at heart! I am personally a fan of spring toys but my personal favourite are the giant slinky toys! I love playing with them every now and again even as an adult as it gives me nostalgia and makes me reminisce about my childhood while playing with my friends.  The good thing about giant slinky toys is that they are safe to play with even for kids. You can do so much about it and make experiments and make this playtime as your bonding with your kids and the family. You can try to make them go down a flight of stairs and even compete with two or more friends with their own giant slinky toys and see who can make it further down the line! You can even use them as a squirrel-deterrent for your bird feeder as well. So it is not only a toy but also something useful for other purposes. Let’s now check out the best giant slinkies that I personally tried out and loved all the way through!

Top 4 Best Giant Slinky Toys This Year

Rhode Island Novelty Giant Slinky

Rhode Island Novelty 7" (175MM) Rainbow Jumbo Coil Spring

Rhode Island Novelty Jumbo Rainbow Spring Toy is huge and I’m loving it! It measures 7 x 6 x 6 inches and weighs 2.7 pounds. It works perfectly when climbing down stairs, although it works well on staircases with about 1.5 the diameter of this slinky toy to get further down the stairs. What I love about this brand is that it is made from durable materials and this makes it so that the coils or springs do not get bent or tangled easily! And if it does get tangled, it is quite easy to untangle them and the coils do not deform quite easily. This particular brand of spring toy can be a bit too big for toddlers and kids but a bit of help from mom and dad would do the trick!

Advantages:

  • Made of sturdy plastic coils therefore it does not get tangled or bent easily
  • If the coils get tangled, it untangles quite easily and does not get deformed
  • Made from durable material therefore it does not break even when dropped from a high level

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The Original Giant Metal Slinky Brand

The all-time favorite original brand of Slinky toys obviously makes their own giant version of the regular ones. This might not be the biggest giant slinky toy in this bunch but it certainly is a bit bigger than the original-sized metal slinky. The Original Giant Slinky measures 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 inches and weighs 10.6 ounces.  You have to take note though that when playing with this particular slinky on the stairs, keep in mind that it works better if the steps do not have carpet on them and that the steps should be at least 7 5/8 -8” deep.

Advantages:

  • It stretches way farther, flips way higher, and walks down taller step when compared to the original regular-sized slinky
  • This size of slinky can be used as a squirrel-deterrent and works perfectly fine as such
  • This giant slinky toy is very sturdy so no need to worry about it getting broken easily

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Kiko Jumbo Rainbow Giant Coil Spring

Kiko Jumbo Rainbow Giant Spring Toy

Kiko Jumbo Rainbow Coil Spring Toy measures 6 x 5 x 7 inches and weighs 2 pounds and stretches up to 43 feet so this brand is not kidding when they say it is a jumbo spring toy! It goes down the staircase much like the original slinky toys and will not disappoint! It is so fun to play with as it shoots across the room and does not coil easily after being stretched and released! And even if it does coil up, you won’t have a hard time uncoiling the springs. I really love playing with this toy and other adults and kids will surely love it!

Advantages:

  • This particular brand is very durable as it untangles easily without exerting too much effort and generally holds up even when compared to metal spring toy versions of it
  • The plastic material is perfect as it still works perfectly fine under the rain

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Supertek Ultimate Wire Helix

Supertek Ultimate Wire Helix Giant Slinky

Supertek Ultimate Wire Helix is the most ginormous of them all in our list of best giant slinkies as this one measures 11.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches and weighs 2.3 pounds, and stretches up to 30 feet! It can be used as a wave demonstrator and it works as such quite perfectly! I particularly love this brand as it lives up to its name as the ultimate giant spring toy, who wouldn’t want to own one? I also loved the fact that they thought of including a stand so that we can keep it safely and securely without worrying about it getting tangled in a box or a corner of the house.

Advantages:

  • You can not only play with it for fun, but this particular brand made this giant spring toy for extra long experiments.
  • It comes with a stand for a better and safer storage method.

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I have been a huge fan of slinkies, most especially the colorful rainbow slinky toys, ever since I was little. There are different colors and sizes, and made of different materials, and I love all of them but rainbow slinkies are my favorites because it looks so cool when you are playing with it going back and forth from one hand to the other. It was quite an entertainment and pastime for me and my friends. Even our parents had fun watching us play our rainbow slinkies. Rainbow metal slinky does it for me though because it is more durable and less prone on coiling. So, I did my research to find out the best rainbow slinky toys in the market so you won’t have to. Just relax and see what’s in store for you! 

TOP-7 Rainbow Slinky (Spring) Toys in 2022

SRENTA Jumbo Rainbow Slinky

Girl is showcasing SRENTA 6" 150mm Jumbo Rainbow Coil Spring

This jumbo rainbow slinky by SRENTA is gigantic and is 6 inches in diameter, so just imagine how huge it is compared to its regularly sized counterparts. This jumbo slinky is a perfect gift for your or your friends’ kids as it sparks joy and entertainment mainly due to its size but most especially when bouncing down the stairs. 

Advantages:

  • Made of good quality material therefore it holds up perfectly even during rough playing
  • Because of its wider diameter, it’s easier to do the tricks to untangle it
  • Smoothly bounces down the stairs

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ArtCreativity Gigantic Rainbow Coil Slinky

ArtCreativity Gigantic Coil Spring

This is another jumbo rainbow spring from another brand. This particular slinky opens up to 16 feet with a diameter of 10 inches, even bigger than the previous brand! This will surely surprise your kids especially if you show them a rainbow slinky in its original smaller size. This would certainly not miss every step of the stairs while it bounces down. 

Advantages:

  • Made of high-quality plastic that is thicker than the regular plastic slinkies so you can rest assured that it would not tangle itself easily
  • Bigger toy means better entertainment for the kids as you can stretch this rainbow toy longer than their small bodies
  • 100% money back guarantee

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Liberty Imports Giant Magic Rainbow Springs (Slinky)

Liberty Imports Giant Magic Rainbow Springs

Who does not love the classic style of the original slinkies? This comes in a box of 6 so can use this as a party favor or a gift so share with your kids and their friends so you won’t have to worry about them just fighting for one. They can enjoy bouncing it back and forth on their hands or they can have a race from the top of the stairs and see which one reaches the ground first without twisting and tangling them. These rainbow slinkies are only 4 inches in diameter and 4 inches in height but hey the more the merrier!

Advantages:

  • Includes 6 rainbow slinkies in 1 purchase so everyone gets their share
  • The rainbow color is very vivid and it looks better than other slinkies because of how well-blended the shades are
  • Made of weatherproof type of plastic material

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JOHOUSE Rainbow Magic Slinky (Spring Toys)

JOHOUSE Rainbow Magic Slinky toys

This is another brand that sells smaller-sized rainbow slinkies and it comes in a box of 12 springs! They are smaller, about 1.9 x 2 inches, but there are more to share with other children or use them as party favors or fillers for piñatas. This is a kind of slinky that children would really love because it is small and can perfectly fit in their tiny hands, and they can therefore take a hold of it well. 

Advantages:

  • Smaller size but comes in a set of 12 rainbow springs for everybody to share
  • Blacklight-friendly

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Plastic Rainbow Slinky Toy

Plastic Rainbow Slinky Toy

This is another rainbow slinky that is just slightly bigger than the regularly-sized springs, with a diameter of about 3 inches and height of about 6 inches. What I like about its design is the pastel shade of the rainbow colors, so it’s very pleasant to look at. 

Advantages:

  • Can help stimulate the color vision and perception of children
  • Sturdy so it’s worth your money

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Mini Magic Rainbow Spring Assortment

Mini Magic Rainbow Slinky Toys

Having problems with your broken slinkies? Fret not because this brand sells a pack of 50 rainbow slinkies at a very affordable price. It comes with an assortment of colors so you have lots of shades to choose from. These ones measure around 1.5 inches and that is when not stretched so you can just imagine how tiny these ones are, therefore these are even better gift ideas for smaller kids! And these stretches to about 6 to 10 inches just enough for a toddler’s reach or arms’ length. 

Advantages:

  • Great gift for smaller toddlers as this can fit well in their tiny hands and can grasp and play with them easily
  • Perfect to include in party favor bags for kids’ birthdays, etc.
  • This box of 50 comes with a variety of colors and shapes such as the hearts, stars, circles, and so much more!

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Square Jumbo Rainbow Slinky

Square rainbow slinky from Jumbo

This design is also one of the ones I really love because it is uniquely shaped as a square slinky and not the usual circular one. I also like the retro style of its colors which is also very pleasing to look at when moving and bouncing. This particular brand makes jumbo versions that measure about 4.75 inches, a bit gigantic than the original slinkies. 

Advantages

  • Unique style and design which can also be a unique gift for your children
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • The color selection looks great especially when you start bouncing and stretching them or lowering them down the steps of your stairs

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Since my childhood days, I have been playing with slinky toys with my siblings, cousins, and friends. It is one of our favorite toys because it is very entertaining for us kids, and even for our older family and friends. I remember receiving my first ever slinky toy on a normal day from my aunt; it was a rainbow-colored, plastic slinky toy and I loved it. This toy also started getting popular at that time and little by little, every kid in my neighborhood got one. The advantage of using this toy is that it can take out the creativity in you. My friends and I invented a slinky race game for ourselves to play: we placed the slinky from the top of the stairs, let it go, and cheered while we waited which slinky would go down the fastest. It was very enjoyable to play with! A slinky toy can be made either of metal or plastic, and the original toy made in 1943 was made of metal. And I have compiled some of the best metal slinky toys in 2022 for you, so you would only need to choose from the best ones in the market! 

TOP-6 Metal Slinky Toys

The Original Slinky Brand

 The Original Metal Slinky Spring Toy

If you are thinking of getting one for your nephews or nieces or kids, then why not choose the one that is made by the original makers of the toy? This particular product is made in the USA so you know that it is of high quality. It is made of metal therefore it is sturdy and not easily breakable. I highly recommend this product because this is made by the original manufacturers. These slinkies are 8.75 inches in diameter each. 

Advantages:

  • Made of metal
  • Original metal slinky made in the USA
  • Premium pack of 3 slinkies inside
  • Can be used as squirrel deterrent

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Kicko Metal Slinky

Kicko Metal Coil Spring

This coloured metal slinky can be the perfect gift for your kids or nephews and nieces; different colors for each of them because if you buy this pack, you will have a total of 6 sets of slinkies for them to choose from. It is very safe and durable because the company prides itself to produce high-quality and kids-safe non-toxic materials especially crafted for children. This particular one is 2.4-inch long. 

Advantages:

  • Set of six in one package
  • Assorted colors; one solid color for every slinky
  • Perfect small and entertaining retro gift

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The Original Slinky Brand Collector’s Edition

 The Original Metal Slinky Brand Collector's Edition Box

If you are or you know someone as an avid fan of the slinky toy and the Slinky brand, then this original metal slinky might just be the perfect gift either for yourself or for them. The diameter is 2.75 inches and the color is one solid shade of black. 

Advantages:

  • Made by the original manufacturers
  • Can also be used as party favors
  • Elegant retro black metal slinky

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The Original Slinky Brand: Giant Slinky

Metal giant slinky

Some kids just can’t get enough of having just one-sized regular or mini metal slinky toy and this is why I included this giant version of this toy for you to think about purchasing. This particular giant metal slinky is about 3.5 inches in diameter and 2.5 inches in height which is 70% bigger than the classic metal slinky. 

Advantages:

  • Bigger in size means better grasp
  • Made of metal which means high quality and durable

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Bedwina Metal Spring Toy

Bedwina Metal Spring Walking Spring Toy / Slinky

This is another brand of slinky toy that you can trust. This particular one stretches up to 5 feet, perfect for kids who love such entertaining gestures of stretching and bouncing and winding toys. If you buy this pack, you will receive 5 sets of slinkies which means there is enough for everyone! Even the adults around the house can take advantage of this toy as you can use them as stress relief and could give you hours of mindless fun. 

Advantages:

  • A great distraction from your phone or computer screen
  • 5 sets mean there is enough for everyone
  • A trusted brand for its quality products

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Rhode Island Novelty Metal Coil Slinky

Rhode Island Novelty Metal Coil Slinky

This particular brand might be the least expensive of them all. It also comes with 4 sets of different colors: there is a silver, a yellow, a purple, and a blue metal slinky inside the package. These slinkies are 2.4-inch metal springs, which are slightly smaller in diameter compared to other similar products; therefore this mini metal slinky toy is perfect for smaller children

Advantages

  • 4 differently colored metal slinkies in one pack
  • Perfect toy for august 3 and above

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Conclusion

There are a variety of sizes and colors from different well-known brands to choose from, and almost all of them sell and recommend the metal slinkies over the plastic ones because of their durability. Another thing is that plastic slinkies do not function well as its metal counterpart because the extra weight of the metal slinkies give them more momentum which helps them make that next step every time. The plastic slinkies also have a property called hysteresis which means that this type of slinky absorbs some of the energy that is supposed to be the one to stretch them more. 

I myself have done my own experiment. I bought one brand new original metal slinky and another one brand new original plastic slinky to be able to compare them and see for myself. I just made sure that I bought the same sizes to avoid bias and to be fair for both contenders. I also made sure to do the same procedure of pushing them forward towards the next step of the stairs. I tested one at a time and timed them both. 

I have observed that the metal slinky had more bounce and therefore reached further down the flight stairs than the plastic one, and as I have mentioned earlier, the metal one has that certain property that gave it more momentum towards the race. The property of the plastic is what made it not as bouncy as its metal counterpart and it did not really bounce down and reach as far as the metal one did. It lost its momentum and just rolled down the flight of stairs which is very disappointing. 

And by doing this experiment, the clear winner about which slinky is better than the other is evidently the metal type. 

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One of the strangest costumes ever made is the human slinky costume. When it was first released for sale online, it instantly became popular and dominated the internet. It caught everyone’s attention and mostly by people who grew up in the ’90s.

While it is nice to own one and put it on as your costume at your next costume party, it is actually hard to purchase one because it is difficult to find the right size for you, not to mention that it is also a bit expensive. But no need to be sad, we made an easy step-by-step instruction on how to create your very own human slinky costume. Check out our DIY guide below!

Materials Needed

Instructions

Step 1

Slinky human costume step

Start with cutting out the bottom of your pop-up hamper.

Step 2

Slinky human costume step 2

Extend the flexible vinyl hose as far as possible. Begin hot gluing the hose to the hamper from the top or bottom. To achieve the best results, make a line of hot glue along with the hose and press it against the hamper. Be careful on pressing the hose to the hamper especially if your hamper is made of mesh. Do not use your hands to press the hamper on the backside. It may be easier for you to lay the hamper on top of the hot glue instead. 

Step 3

Wrap the hose around the hamper until it is fully covered. Let it dry for 12 to 24 hours. Do not worry if does not look perfect as it will give more realistic vibes.

Step 4

Slinky human costume step 4

Once the hamper is dry, sit it upright and start painting. Begin by spray painting with one color, work your way up, allowing each color to overlap slightly, and make sure that the colors are evenly distributed throughout the layers of the hose. This is to ensure that you will get the rainbow effect of the slinky and not just stripes of colors. Let the hamper dry completely.

Step 5

To be able to wear the costume, use two ribbons as shoulder straps and hot glue them in place. Let it dry.

Step 6

Handmade slinky costume is ready!

Wear the costume with a yellow shirt or dress. You can also wear clothes in other colors but make sure that it is not overwhelming so the colors of your slinky will still stand out.

And there you have it! We hope you find this guide helpful to you and you were able to successfully make your own human slinky costume. Time to strut your DIY costume and enjoy the party!

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How Does a Slinky Walk Down Stairs: The Physics of Slinky Walking https://slinkyfan.com/how-slinkys-walk-down-stairs/ https://slinkyfan.com/how-slinkys-walk-down-stairs/#respond Mon, 27 Dec 2021 07:03:59 +0000 https://slinkyfan.com/?p=111 The Slinky has long been a popular toy for children and adults alike. The concept is simple: you pull the top end of the Slinky down, causing it to “walk” down stairs, flipping when it reaches the step below. For many people, this makes no sense because they never learned about springs in school! This […]

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The Slinky has long been a popular toy for children and adults alike. The concept is simple: you pull the top end of the Slinky down, causing it to “walk” down stairs, flipping when it reaches the step below. For many people, this makes no sense because they never learned about springs in school! This post aims to clear up that confusion by explaining how a Slinky walks down stairs.

When you pull the top of a Slinky down, it causes the coils at the bottom to stretch out. The further you pull, the more they stretch. At some point, the coils will be so stretched that they will snap back into place. This creates a force that propels the Slinky downwards. As it moves down, new coils get pulled down and stretch out, jumping over the ones that snapped back. This continues until all of them have been used up or you stop pulling on it.

In order to create a force that propels the Slinky downwards, we need one more idea from physics: how forces work in depth changing situations (e.g., when the Slinky is stretched out and when it’s not). When you pull on a Slinky, some of the potential energy stored in its springiness gets transformed into kinetic (motion) energy. The longer the chain becomes, the more force there will be pushing downwards to get it moving again. If we pulled hard enough for long enough, eventually all of the potential energy would be turned into kinetic, and the Slinky would fly down the stairs!

So there you have it: that’s how a Slinky walks down stairs. It’s all thanks to physics! Now go impress your friends with your newfound knowledge

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Who and When Invented the Slinky: History of the Slinky Toy https://slinkyfan.com/who-invented-slinky/ https://slinkyfan.com/who-invented-slinky/#respond Mon, 27 Dec 2021 06:53:30 +0000 https://slinkyfan.com/?p=104 The slinky is one of the most popular toys in the world. It has been around for over 60 years! Who invented it? The inventor’s name was Richard James, and he came up with this toy while working as an engineer at his father-in-law’s factory. He accidentally knocked some springs off a shelf that were […]

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The slinky is one of the most popular toys in the world. It has been around for over 60 years!

Who invented it?

Who invented slinky toy

The inventor’s name was Richard James, and he came up with this toy while working as an engineer at his father-in-law’s factory. He accidentally knocked some springs off a shelf that were then hooked together by gravity – voila, the first “slinkys” were born!

How Was Slinky Toy Invented?

How slinky toy was invented

It all started in 1943 when naval engineer Richard James was working on a spring that would support sensitive instruments. One day, he absentmindedly stepped off the stairs with this new invention and noticed that it stretched down to the bottom step in an interesting way. He thought about how much fun children might have playing with such a toy, so he made some prototypes for his wife Betty’s birthday present.

The slinky was an instant hit. It sold out at Gimbels department store in Philadelphia on the first day, and quickly became a national sensation. Betty James even had to trademark the name “slinky” to prevent other toy companies from cashing in on its success.

Today, more than 300 million slinkys have been sold, making it one of the most popular toys of all time. It’s even been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame!

When was it invented?

When slinky toy was invented

Slinky toy was invented in 1943. Richard James was playing with some metal springs and noticed that they walked down the aisle like a snake. From there, the slinky toy was born. It became an instant success and is still popular today. The slinky was actually patented in 1945, so it’s been around for quite some time!

Why is it called a “slinky” toy?

The name comes from the German word “schlinge”, meaning long, flexible object. Another version is that it is a combination of the words “spring” and “link.”

Slinkys in popular culture

What else can you use your slinky for besides walking downstairs or playing with as a child?

  • You can tie string throughout the toy and create an obstacle course.
  • The springy nature of the toy makes it easy to attach to other objects for fun playtime!
  • It’s also great for science experiments – try suspending it from a metal coat hanger and see how long it takes to fall.
  • You can even use it as a makeshift phone charger! Wrap the slinky around your phone, plug in the other end, and wait for it to start charging.

If you’re looking for a way to de-stress, stay active, or just have some good old-fashioned fun, the slinky is the perfect option!

Thanks, Richard James, for creating such a timeless classic. Check the best slinkys we can get these days!

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