Covid-19, Lifestyle

How to make a bandana-style face mask

You will need

*A bandana or a scarf

*2x elastics or rubber bands

*A coffee filter, paper towel or a kitchen roll(optional)

The easiest method for making your own face mask involves folding a bandana or a scarf. Note that you need to choose the right bandana or scarf. Hold it up to the light to see how much you can see through it. The less you can see, the better, if the material is too thin your face mask won’t be as effective. Tightly woven, 100% cotton is the best.

The CDC recommends folding your bandana in half, then folding it again twice – lengthways from both the top and the bottom. At this point, you can also add a square piece of coffee filter, paper towel or kitchen roll to your mask – which you can change.

Then, place you rubber bands or hair ties around your strip of material and fold the material in towards the middle, tucking the ends into each other if possible.