Need to wear a face mask when you go outside due to the COVID-19 pandemic – but, don’t have one?
Make this super easy and quick face mask with just a cloth bandana and 2 elastics – all in less than 1 minute flat.
How to Make a Bandana Face Mask
All you need for this DIY bandana face mask is a bandana and 2 elastics.
I stole my elastics from my asparagus bunches. They happen to be the right size and they match – go figure!
Spread your bandana out flat.
Make 2 folds on either side into the center.
Flip your bandana over leaving the 2 folds on the bottom side.
Make 2 folds again on either side meeting at the center of the bandana.
This is what your bandana will look like after making the 2 folds towards and meeting at the center.
Turn bandana over.
Add elastics at about 1/3 of the way in on each side.
Where you place your elastics is flexible depending on the size of your bandana and the size of the head this mask will be used for.
Make folds at the elastics, folding the fabric in towards the center.
This folded area will be the side of the mask touching your face.
The other side is the exposed side – as seen in the next photo.
Voila! You are now done!
You now have a face mask – and quite a nice looking one at that.
The bonus of the design of the bandana face mask is that there is also room for expansion.
The way the folds are done, the front of the mask can be expanded to fit a larger face.
Here is my dummy wearing this fun and funky bandana face mask…but let me rephrase that…she is no dummy…she is smart enough to know that wearing a mask will keep everyone safer – including herself.
Instructions for Use:
- Wash (without elastics, preferably)
Don’t be a dummy. Stop the spread.
Wear a face mask.
And with this super easy and quick DIY bandana face mask, there really is no excuse.
Stay safe everyone!