These days, whenever we venture outside, it’s been recommended to wear a face mask or face covering of some sort.
Why? It’s to protect ourselves and others from contracting coronavirus. If we plan on getting back to normalcy any time soon, all of us need to do our part. When it comes to face masks in particular, there are many options out there to choose from.
You can buy disposable ones in bulk or even invest in something reusable. We think it’s best to make your own because it’s not only fun, but a way to help out the environment. Plus, it’s a great reminder not to touch your face.
Interested in making your own? We spoke with the experts over at Claire’s, and they gave us some outstanding insight! Keep reading for seven steps to making your own social distancing face mask.
The experts over at Icing recommend an 18″ x 18″ bandana, but if it’s a little bigger than that, no problem! If you don’t already have a bandana, THIS (pictured below) is a great option.
Find any flat surface and lay out your bandana or handkerchief. Start from the top, and fold it to the center of the bandana.
Repeat the step from above but from the bottom this time.
Just as in steps 2 and 3, you’ll be folding from the top to the center, and the bottom to the center.
Grab your hair ties and thread them through the ends of the bandana. Each of the three sections should be even.
Fold over each section, which should all match up pretty well if you followed the 1/3 rule!
Ta-da! Your face mask is ready to take on the world.
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