The Coronavirus has made face masks so important in our lives that none of us can step out of our homes without it. According to WHO reports, the disease would be around for at least 2 years and we will have to learn to live with it. We will have to be careful to wear protective masks and use sanitizers to prevent catching the virus and the spread of it.
With the surge in demand for face masks and the requirement for everyone to wear it, we are facing a shortage of masks all over the world. Almost everybody is trying to make face masks of their own for themselves or to donate to others.
I have made masks for the sewing community and no-sew masks with t-shirts. But here is a 5 Minute DIY Face Mask from a paper towel that anyone can make. The fit and protection are great, you can add a filter in between and it is disposable. All you need is a paper towel, 2 hair ties, dried wet wipes, and some medical band-aid tape or washi tape. Of course these are items you can find in your home.
These masks are inexpensive and they have better filtration capacity compared to cloth masks. You don’t have to be an expert crafter to make the mask. Just a few folds and you are done! In fact, once I learned this technique, I have stopped making cloth masks and switched over to these easy masks that are disposable.
5 Minute DIY Face Mask from Paper Towel
*My paper towel was 12- inches long and 11 inches wide, which fit perfectly. You may use a smaller one or cut it into a smaller size if you have a small head size or if you are making it for a child.
Large rubber band or hair ties.
Kleenex tissue or other Wet wipes (dried).
Band-aid or washi tape ( In the absence of these two, you may use your staplers)