Throughout the coronavirus crisis, communities have pulled together in support of their essential workers in the medical field and food industries. One way you can join in is by making cloth face masks. Elastic cord has been selling out across the country. As an alternative, we've created a tutorial that uses coreless paracord instead.
We've received a ton of positive feedback about this method. Doctors and nurses were tired of getting sores behind their ears from elastic cord. Since the paracord ties around the back of your head, these masks are much more comfortable to wear.
If you do not sew, you can still fashion a mask out of fabric and hot glue. This tutorial lays out how to do it.
You can find a more advanced tutorial on how to make a cloth face mask with ELASTIC here: DIY Face Mask with Elastic Straps
Another fun quarantine project to try is the germ grenade. Clip a small bottle of hand sanitizer to your backpack or belt loop using paracord. If you can't find travel size sanitizer, you can fill an empty 3.0 oz travel bottle.
Stay safe out there everyone! Remember to wash your hands often.
For more project ideas and inspiration, check out our tutorial hub: The Paracorner.