Magnetic Sand Timer

This unique hourglass timer swaps boring old sand for fine magnetic filings.
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This unique hourglass timer swaps boring old sand for fine magnetic filings. Turn it over, and as the magnetic filings succumb to gravity and stack up on a magnet in the base, they produce artistic patterns and structures. A new one every time.

The hourglass itself is freestanding, and can be used on it's own as a traditional sand timer as well as on the magnetic base. The rare-earth magnet contained in the base is powerful, and you'll be intrigued by how the ferrous material interacts with the magnetic field.

The Magnetic Sand Hourglass is a fun desktop diversion, and a great way to limit time. Because of its compact size it can easily be kept on small shelves, desks and tables without taking up too much room. Great for use in the classroom.

Age: 10 + this is not a toy it is made from glass

What you get

Magnetic Sand Hourglass. A two piece set, featuring a hand blown petite hourglass and metal magnetic base. Comes in a colourful box. Note: actual time kept varies between timers, but is approximately 30 secs.


  • Magnets and magnetic fields

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

More Information
Length (cm) 7
Width (cm) 7
Height (cm) 22
Age Group 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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