DIY Bandana Face Mask

    Due to the current COVID19 pandemic the United States has been advised to wear face masks to better protect yourself and others from spreading the virus. These masks are not medical grade, but they will aid in protecting you from inhaling or ingesting any germs.

    Here are step by step directions on how to make your own personalized face mask.

    You will need 1) Bandana 2) Elastic bands (hair ties, rubber bands, etc).

    • Start with a handkerchief and two hair ties. Rubber bands are okay as well, although they will be less comfortable.

    • Fold the handkerchief in half, along a horizontal axis, and make a nice crease.

    • Place piece of paper towel or coffee filter at the center of the handkerchief.

    •Fold the top down and the bottom up, so that the coffee filter or paper towel rests in the fold.

    • Place your first elastic about one-third of the way in from the edge of the handkerchief. Place the second elastic one-third of the way in from the other side. The two elastics should be about one hand-width apart.

    • Fold the left side in toward the center and then fold the right side in toward the center, tucking the right side into the left-side flap. You can safety pin this or sew if you’d like but it is not necessary.