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Scotch Tape Day

Get ready to stick it to the competition this Scotch Tape Day! From office use to DIY crafts, this versatile adhesive has you covered.
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January 31
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Get ready to stick with tradition and celebrate Scotch Tape Day on January 31! This day is dedicated to the trusty adhesive tape that has been helping us mend, fix, and organize for over 80 years. Did you know that Scotch Tape was invented by Richard Drew in 1930 and was originally marketed as a waterproof tape for sealing packages? Today, it's used for a variety of purposes from gift wrapping to DIY projects. So let's give a round of applause to this versatile invention and see how creative we can get with it on this special day!

History of Scotch Tape Day

Scotch Tape Day Dates

Scotch Tape Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1925</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>3M Company Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, later known as 3M, was founded by five businessmen.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Scotch Tape Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Richard Drew, a 3M engineer, invented the first transparent adhesive tape, later known as Scotch Tape.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1932</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Cellophane Tape</div><div class='timeline-text'>3M introduced the first waterproof, see-through, and pressure-sensitive cellophane tape.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World War II Uses</div><div class='timeline-text'>During World War II, Scotch tape was used for numerous purposes including sealing food containers, repairing torn dollar bills, and holding wound dressings in place.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Scotch Brand Magic Tape</div><div class='timeline-text'>3M released the Scotch Brand Magic Tape, an invisible tape that could be written on and was less noticeable on paper.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Scotch Tape Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Scotch tape art project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get your creative juices flowing and make a unique art piece using Scotch tape. Whether it's a collage, sculpture, or painting, the possibilities are endless with this versatile adhesive.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a gift wrapping party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and make gift wrapping a fun and stylish event by using Scotch tape in various colors and patterns. Don't forget to serve some festive snacks and drinks to keep the party going.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play a game of "Scotch Tape Mummy"</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Divide into teams and see who can wrap up their teammate in the most creative way using only Scotch tape. The team with the most unique and secure mummy wins!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a DIY photo booth</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use Scotch tape to create a fun and quirky photo booth backdrop. Your guests will have a blast taking pictures with silly props and poses.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Scotch tape scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide various items around the house and challenge your friends or family to find them using only Scotch tape as a clue. The first one to find all the items wins a prize!</p></div></div>

Why We Love Scotch Tape Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It is a household staple</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Scotch tape is one of those products that you can always find around the house. It comes in handy for all sorts of tasks, from wrapping gifts to repairing torn paper. Plus, it's affordable and easy to find at any store - making it an essential item for every household.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It has many uses beyond just sticking things together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>While most people use scotch tape for sealing envelopes and hanging pictures, it actually has many other helpful uses. For example, you can use it to label cords and organize cables, or even create temporary non-slip grips on rugs or tools. The possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings back nostalgic memories</h3><p id='' class='whoamitext-info-contenttext waln-responsive-pargraph font-size-18 get-user-data' title='<strong>Scotch Tape Day</strong> celebrates the invention of cellophane tape by Richard Gurley Drew in 1925. This invention revolutionized packaging and shipping methods, making it easier to seal boxes and packages quickly and effectively.'>Scotch Tape Day celebrates the invention of cellophane tape by Richard Gurley Drew in 1925. This invention revolutionized packaging and shipping methods, making it easier to seal boxes and packages quickly and effectively. For many people, scotch tape brings back memories of childhood crafts or helping their parents wrap presents during the holidays. It's a small yet meaningful part of our history that we can celebrate on this special day.</p></div></div>

5 Sticky Facts About Scotch Tape

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Scotch Tape was invented by a banjo player</h3><p class='facts-content'>Richard Gurley Drew, a banjo player working as a lab tech at 3M, invented the adhesive tape — originally marketed as 'Scotch masking tape' in 1925. </p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The name 'Scotch' wasn't originally part of the plan</h3><p class='facts-content'>The nickname 'Scotch' was intended as a derogatory remark by a frustrated auto painter who complained about the lack of adhesive on the tape, implicating Scottish people with a stereotype of stinginess. 3M embraced the term and it soon became synonymous with their tape products.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Scotch Tape played a role during the Great Depression</h3><p class='facts-content'>During the Great Depression, Scotch tape earned popularity as it allowed people to repair rather than replace torn and damaged items, including currency notes.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Scotch Tape was essential during World War II</h3><p class='facts-content'>During World War II, soldiers used clear adhesive Scotch tape to mend cracks and damages in various equipment. It was also used to seal canned food packs.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Scotch Tape can X-ray your fingers</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2008, scientists discovered that if you unroll scotch tape quickly, it can produce enough X-rays to image a human finger. However, this only works in a vacuum and is not recommended at home.</p></div></div>

Scotch Tape Day FAQs

When is Scotch Tape Day?

Scotch Tape Day is celebrated on January 31 every year. In 2024 Scotch Tape Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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