VIDEO: Rebecca Crockett shows us how to make a homemade facemask

KMBZ News Staff
April 07, 2020 - 11:23 am

Kansas City, MO - The CDC has recommended we wear cloth face coverings i.e. facemasks, when going out into public places, especially where social distancing is difficult to maintain like grocery stores and pharmacies. 

The CDC says a homemade facemask can help to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and help keep those who may have the virus from transmitting it to others.  

As Rebecca Crockett shows us, making a facemask doesn’t have to be complicated, can even be made of fashionable material, and... no sewing required.   #RonaNinja





From Rebecca:  

  • Take a cloth-like paper towel, or a paper shop towel. 
  • Make an accordion fold (just like when making a fan in grade school). Press the folds firmly.
  • Take a rubber band or a hair tie and place it about two inches in on the end of the folded towel.
  • Fold the ends back over the bands and staple the folds together and repeat on the other side.
  • Open up the folded mask and place the bands over your ears, and you have a disposable mask.

For a washable mask... try a bandana.

  • Lay your bandana out flat, fold it in half, then fold it again.
  • Now, place the rubber bands or hair ties over the ends of the bandana.
  • Fold both ends over so they meet in the middle, place the folded part against your face and slip the bands over your ears. 


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