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Make a Face Mask from a Bandana
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I’m sure you’ve seen the stories of the health crisis in America right now. If not, tell me how you live, so I can be away from it, too! 🙂 With all of the shortages, and people needing certain equipment, I wanted to share an easy way to make something yourself. If you’re not a medical professional, and aren’t in need of top-notch equipment, this post is for you. Being a family that enjoys the outdoors, and plays around four-wheeling in the dirt often, this is something that you could even wear for something like that. It could also be used during the forest fire season in our area, to help with breathing, etc. My family all has asthma, so we have to do whatever we can to be able to breathe better!
Let me know what you think about the face mask in the comments. I sure hope that you like the tutorial, and pray that it will help you, and your family. I pray that you have a blessed day!
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- One (1) Bandana
- Two (2) Elastic Bands
- & Time!
Instructions for Making a Bandana Face Mask:
Start by laying your bandana flat on an even surface. Fold each side together, to meet in the middle. None of this has to be perfect, so just do it the best that you can.
After the two sides are folded, flip the bandana over. Now fold each half portion (that you folded the first time) back over on itself in half again.
Flip it over again, so that the center fold is facing toward you. Slide an elastic band over each side of the bandana, leaving about 8″ or so in the center.
Finish the piece, by folding each part on the outside of the elastic bands in toward the center. Be sure to position them inside of the front piece, to secure it easily. You might have to adjust how far the elastic straps are on the bandana, depending on how it fits on your face.
Now, you can just put each elastic band, over your ears and you’re set! You might find that center bands feel better for your ears, and you’re welcome to change them out for whatever. There are also some people making headbands that have buttons on the side, that they are then securing the face mask elastic straps to, so that they are not hooked to your ears. This is said to be a lot more comfortable, for those that have to wear them for a long period of time.
I really hope that this can help you, during this time. What do you think? I hope you like it!
Please take a minute to leave me a comment on what you would like to create, and maybe if you have any tips on how to do it different, or better!
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Here are some more tips from WebMD on do’s and don’ts of preparation for the virus:
DO wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, several times a day. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol:
- Before cooking or eating
- After using the bathroom
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
DON’T touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you have somehow come into contact with the virus, touching your face can help it enter your body.
DO consider taking extra precautions and staying out of public places if you’re over 60 years old, or have a condition, as you have a higher risk of developing the disease. Note that as of now, the highest-risk groups appear to be seniors and people with preexisting conditions like heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.
DON’T assume young people won’t get gravely ill or even die. As of March 16, 38% of all hospitalizations were of people 20-to-54 years old.
“Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.” –Isaiah 38:16
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This is such a great tutorial! I think these would be perfect for ATV riding, too, for sure! I’m always looking for something on dry days to chase that dust away!
I love that it can be used for so much more. Figured it wouldn’t hurt to give people advice. 🙂
This is a great tutorial! I love that we can use what we have at home to protect ourselves.
Thank you! I always want to try and help people upcycle what they already have.
I love how quick and easy this is! What a great idea for people who don’t know how to sew or don’t have the time to sew a mask.
That’s why I figured it would be a great idea. I stink at sewing, but have too many bandanas sitting around. 🙂
wow! How easy is to make a face mask from a bandana! I think we all have a bandana in our house! Thanks for the tip!
You’re welcome. I wanted to make something for those of us that can’t find the real things.
This is a great idea. It’s quick and easy to make. I just need to get the supplies.
I figured that most of us have something like it sitting around. You could use almost anything.
I love how simple that type of mask is. I think it is critical for us all to wear some type of mask when we have to leave the house.
I agree. Since I can’t find any of the real ones, I figured that I would make my own.
This looks like something I can do! I’m going to try this in the morning.
It’s definitely easy to do! Praying that it works for you.
I need to try making one of these. This is so useful for my family
They are super simple to make, Tara. Plus, the kids can do it with a fun super hero one, or whatever! 🙂
I went a step further with this and cut a shoe lace in half. Then tied that to the elastics.
Great idea!!! That would help to secure it better. 🙂
Looks good to me, thanks Jamie!
You’re welcome!! Super easy, and we usually have more than one at home!
Might even use this for four wheeling! 🙂
Another great use for a bandana. Nice tutorial.
Thank you, Grace. I just have heard of so many struggling and figured this was easy and quick! 🙂
This is a great idea! I’ll have to try following your guide to make one. I had to go to a doctor’s appointment today and then stopped at the grocery store. Most people were wearing masks. I think that it’s a smart idea.
Thanks Daisy. I just figure that most places are out of them, and we sometimes need something quickly. Figured that this would work well. 🙂 Stay safe out there!