Why go on a shopping spree when you can protect yourself for free with these DIY masks

Matt Taylor, Reporter

With the growing coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering what they can do to protect themselves. Don’t go out looking for masks when you can avoid the public and get masks practically for free.

Making a mask may seem challenging, but it’s easier than you think. Thanks to the CDC, making a mask has been simplified to just a pair of scissors and an unwanted shirt.


First, take your shirt and cut the bottom. 7 inches high by 8 inches wide.

Step 1 to make a mask.

Second, cut out a small rectangle on right of rectangle (from first step) and in the middle. 6-7 inches in length. Then, cut the tie strings.

Step 2 to make a mask.

Finally, tie the strings around the neck, then over the head.

Step 3 to make a mask.

Be sure to stay safe, wash your hands, and don’t forget to social distance yourselves. The following video helps simplify the steps above, so be sure to check it out.