Face masks are extremely important during these crazy times, but they are also useful to have around in general. They can help prevent your family from spreading germs to the public during flu season, or help prevent sickness from spreading from one family member to the next.
There are lots of videos and tutorials circling around the internet on how to make your own face masks (since we should leave the medical-grade, N95 masks for the healthcare workers). While these DIYs are helpful, they don’t do much good if you don’t have a sewing machine or a steady hand with a needle and thread. If you find yourself in need of a face mask and you don’t have the ability (or desire) to sew, check out this quick and easy method!
You just need a bandana and two rubber bands for this DIY face mask. I think most of us can manage that supply list. The first step is to wash the bandana. It may seem obvious to some, but still worth mentioning! Once you have a clean bandana, fold one end up to the middle, and then the other end. Turn the bandana over and repeat that process.
Slip a rubber band on each end of the bandana, and turn over. Finally, fold the two ends into the center of the mask and tuck one in into the opening of the other end. You’ll see that the rubber bands pop out at the sides, which make the perfect ear bands that stretch to fit any size face. Remember that the point of a face mask like this one isn’t to keep you from getting sick, but rather to prevent the spread of germs you spread to the public.