April 2nd Special Days - Featuring 28+ Velcro® Freebies!

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Image: From Thistle Burrs to... Velcro (21st Century Skills Innovation Library: Innovations from Nature) | Kindle Edition | Print length: 32 pages | by Josh Gregory (Author). Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing (December 10, 2013)
From Thistle Burrs to... Velcro®
April 2nd is... First Velcro® Sold (1978), Ponce de Leon discovers Florida (1513), World Autism Awareness Day/Light It Up Blue/World Autism Day/World Autism Acceptance Day, International Children's Book Day (1967), National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day/ National PB+J Day, National Reconciliation Day (1989), International Fact-Checking Day, National Ferret Day, National Love your Produce Manager Day, International Pillow Fight Day, Every Day is Tag Day, Youth and Teen Hockey Day, Great Lovers Day, National DIY Day, Thai Heritage Conservation Day (Thailand), Pascua Florida Day (Florida), Malvinas Day (Argentina)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Burrs to Velcro®
First Velcro® Sold (1978)
-- Velcro® went on sale for the first time on April 2nd, 1978. It was named in conjunction with two French words – Vel for velvet and Cro for crochet. Velcro® was invented by George de Mestral in the 1940s while he was hunting in the Jura mountains, Switzerland. A Swiss engineer, Mr. de Mestral noticed the tiny hooks of the cockle-burs stuck on his pants and in his dog's fur, and he wondered how they attached themselves, and if he could replicate and commercialize it.

Read: Burrs to Velcro®
-- Some of the greatest inventions which changed the modern world have been based on nature. In Burrs to Velcro, readers will discover how the invention of Velcro® was inspired by the mechanics of burrs. The book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.

Image: VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 3/4in Coins | Pack of 200 | White
VELCRO® Sticky Back Hook and Loop
Sticky-Back Hook and Loop Fasteners
-- VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back hook and loop fasteners deliver strong holding power. Simple peel and stick application. For smooth surfaces such as painted wallboard, glass, metal and most plastics, indoor or outdoor applications. Much better durability and strength than other off brand fasteners. Available in squares, coins, strips, and tapes and come in a range of different sizes and colors. A must-have for any home, school or office. Great for organization, mounting, hanging, and securing.

Image: VELCRO Brand Industrial Strength - Low Profile | Superior Strength, 30% less Thickness than our Regular Industrial Strength Products | Size 10ft x 1in | Tape, White
VELCRO® Industrial Strength
Low Profile Velcro®
-- Professional grade adhesive. Unmatched versatility. The ultimate tool for organization, mounting, hanging, storing and much more. Will adhere to almost all surfaces! Even water-resistant. Indoor and outdoor. Designed for tough applications. 50 percent stronger than standard hook and loop tape, 30% thinner than regular Industrial Products. Perfect for around the house and garage! Unlimited possibilities for organization, mounting and crafts/crafting.




Image: Lucky Science: Accidental Discoveries From Gravity to Velcro, with Experiments by Royston M. Roberts (1994-10-14) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1854
Lucky Science

Amazon Freebies:

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Read Velcro® ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Listen to Velcro® Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Amazon Kids+ Free Trial - Unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos and apps, as well as parental controls to help create a unique experience for each child. (US, Germany, UK)

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Prime Gaming Free Trial - Unlock instant access to tons of exclusive content for your favorite games, and a collection of PC games for free... each and every month.




Velcro® DIY Recipes:

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Make Velcro® stick again with hairdryer and brush - WinnipegFreePress

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ DIY Velcro® Straps | Soap Bubble Wiki | Fandom

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ DIY Velcro® Bedskirt - A Beautiful Mess

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ DIY Bake Even Strips

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Velcro® Building Sticks - The Cookie Snob

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ DIY No Sew Felt Bandaids – Continually Learning




Image: VELCRO Brand Outdoor Wide Heavy Duty Strips | 6x4inch Pk of 3| Holds 15 lbs | Black Extreme Industrial Strength Adhesive Fasteners | Strong Weather Resistance for Rough Surfaces | Visit the VELCRO Brand Store
6x4 inch Velcro Strips

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Cute Free Printable Calendar for Home of School with Kids

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ DIY Bunny Paper Dolls - Crafting Cheerfully

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Free Printable Busy Book Pages | free downloadable toddler and preschooler activity books

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Word Work Velcro® Mat - UF College of Education

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Printable Chore Charts for Kids - onecreativemommy.com

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ 5 Inexpensive Ways to Entertain Kids With Velcro® Brand Fasteners

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Hook and Loop DIY Tablet Mount Life Hack

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ 5 Summertime DIY Crafts with Velcro - ZT Labels

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Kids Craft: Velcro® Face – PNA | Colour Your World

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Velcro® Archives | Fun Family Crafts

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Inspiration for DIY Crafts | Do-It-Yourself with VELCRO® Brand

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Diy VELCRO® (Hook And Loop Fastener) Toys

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Learn and Play Spots | Printable Resource Used with Sticky Carpet Dots

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ How to Make a Busy Binder for Toddlers and Preschoolers

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ 7 DIY Velcro® Boards – With Free Printables - Pjs and Paint

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Make your own Behaviour Chart

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Matching Velcro® Cards Printable

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Coloured Felt Ice Creams

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Money Bags Printable Instructions - Rain POS

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Free Printable File Folder Games - Mr. Printables

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Building Sticks and Printable Idea Book

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Telling Time Matching Sensory Bin

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Pete the Cat Matching Sets: Counting Mats - Teach Junkie

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ How to Remove Lint From Velcro®





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