Living to Extinct Mug:T-Rex


Pour in your favourite hot beverage and watch the the surprise reveal itself.

How it Works!
The image you see when the mug is cold is painted over with a temperature-sensitive dye called a leucodye.

These organic chemicals change colour when heat energy causes their molecules to shift to subtly different structures (generally between colourless leuco forms and coloured forms).

These structures absorb and reflect light differently, so they appear as very different colours when printed on an object.

This means that when this mug is hot you see the image painted with the dye, then as the mug cools down, the dye becomes transparent and the picture below it is gradually revealed.


Learning Outcomes

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Imagination
  • Science