Slinkys have been around for over seventy years now. Why? Because there are so many fun things you can do with a Slinky. Chances are you grew up with one slinking about your home. And even if you didn’t own one yourself, you might know the song. That classic tune from the commercials is the longest running jingle in advertising history.

You can carry those fond, spring-loaded childhood memories with you into the workplace! Below are 5 things to do with your Slinky in order to relive the nostalgia.

Top 5 Things to Do With a Slinky


1. Slinky Physics: Sound Waves with a Slinky!

When it comes to physics, a common lesson involves science teachers whipping out their Slinkys to demonstrate sound waves in motion. Recreate this lesson for your coworkers as you and a partner stretch the Slinky out, and, by using flicking motions, send waves back and forth down the rings. Explain to them how the nature of sound waves is similar to the Slinky’s action and have them either be impressed or annoyed by your extensive knowledge of something learned in elementary school.



2. The Stairs

Can’t have a Slinky without trying to slink it down some stairs, right? Spend your lunch break walking your Slinky down the stairs at your office.



3. Treadmill with a Slinky

If, by chance, you have a treadmill at your workplace, take advantage of it. No, not by running on it, but by giving your Slinky a workout. Set it to a downhill slant and see how long your Slinky can last on the treadmill (But if it can outlast you, you may want to consider spending a bit of extra time on that treadmill yourself).



4. The Desk Drop

If you’re up for a challenge, you can try to recreate something like this and drop your Slinky off your desk, onto your chair, and onto some books. The more surfaces to drop onto you can create, the better.



The amazing human Slinky!

5. The Human Slinky

And if you’re an extreme Slinky enthusiast, you can always become a human Slinky.



Get out there and start slinking

You can always find a great selection of Slinkys on our website.

Slinky Original – 2.75 inch, Metal – The Original Metal Slinky!











Slinky Light Up – A vibrant, light-up version of the original.









Magic Spring – 3 inch, Plastic, Rainbow – Just like a slinky, the rainbow spring is great fun.











Slinky Collector’s Edition – 2.75 inch, Metal – This Slinky appears as it did when it first debuted in 1945.











Slinky Gold – 2.875 inch – An elegant 14 karat gold-plated solid brass version of the Original Metal Slinky.











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