Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day - Whether you're packing boxes for moving or using it to protect a gift for someone you love, bubble wrap is almost always a temporary distraction. We've all been caught popping bubble wrap!
But this January you don't have to be ashamed or guilty that you should be doing something more useful. Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is all about popping your bubbles proudly.
However, it's not as easy to make as it is to pop! There are lots of stages to go through before the right material has been made. Once its makers have the right kind of film, suction is applied to a drum-covered layer of film with holes punched into it. Next the film is laminated so that the holes stick together and the air bubbles are trapped. Et voila!
And while all this might sound straightforward, the air can leak from the pores really easily - meaning it wouldn't be able to cushion products properly.
So, the "Spirit 95" FM Radio Station started up this special event in 2001 and has been holding annual events like bubble wrap popping relays, bubble wrap sculpting and fashion design contests!
You can buy bubble wrap online in loads of different colours too! I also found the online bubble wrap game which was a lot of fun and quite good for stress-busting too!
Time to get poppin'!