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Make a face mask with household items

Exeter Bear wearing Face Mask

The CDC says it is now advisable for everyone to wear masks. When you can’t buy one, you should make it yourself. Here are some tutorials. The precaution is to be used in addition to, and not instead of, maintaining social distance of at least six feet from other people. Other measures—including avoiding touching your face—should also continue to be front-of-mind anytime you are in public spaces outside your home. For more information, please see CDC Guidelines on Face Masks.

Luckily, if we can use that term in this situation, there are a huge number of online DIY tutorials on making your own face masks. The masks can be made in minutes and require little more than a pair of scissors or, if you’re feeling ambitious, a mini sewing kit or machine. Here are some resources of them. says anyone can make a mask from common household items. They have a template and instructions on their website. And, they posted a easy-to-follow video on Youtube.

No sewing required

If you can sew