To wear or not to wear? After months of going back and forth over whether people should be wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the powers that be have settled on the recommendation that people wear face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have tried to find face masks online, many companies have them on back order or are simply out of stock.

A blog post about the Japanese method of making a face mask is making its rounds around the internet so I thought I’d share it with you. I am no expert on Japanese mask making so I have no idea if it is a legitimate practice; but it looks like the method could fall squarely under the category of making something out of nothing and this method may work in a pinch.

Check out the article and method below:

Photo: Japanese Creations Blog

– Handkerchief (A regular cotton handkerchief of 18″ x 18″ is used in this tutorial.)
– 2 hair ties

Watch the video below to learn how to make the mask.

I tried the process and the method works, so choose your material and go!

Photo: The Burton Wire

This post was curated by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual. 

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