Paper Towel Face Mask

DIY face mask with household supplies

COVID19

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Description

*Update: Blue shop towels might be more effective than cotton/paper towels, based on this article https://www.businessinsider.com/homemade-mask-using-hydro-knit-shop-towel-filters-better-2020-4 *

This frame converts a standard paper towel to a DIY face mask. Paper towels may not be as effective at filtering particulate matter compared to other materials in DIY masks (100% cotton, vacuum bags, Tyvek), but may be more readily available in most households. Best use of this mask is to stop people from touching their face.

Link to study: https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/paper-towel-effective-against-viruses-diy-mask/

Use this mask at your own discretion.

INSTRUCTIONS

A) For Folding

  1. Fold the paper towel in half length-wise
  2. Fold into thirds length-wise
  3. Fold the the upper and lower thirds in half out

B) For assembling

  1. Thread printed wrap-around piece through folded paper towel (make sure the narrow side goes in first)
  2. Thread paper towel through printed loop piece. Fold paper towel over.
  3. Pull wrap-around piece toward loop to lock it in place.
  4. Install rubber band or hair tie

Materials and methods

0.3mm
100% infill

Print 2 buckles and 2 latches to make a full mask.

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