Introduction: COVID Face Shield

In the COVID age, you need to be able to protect yourself. I decided to make a face shield because people need to be able to protect themselves from COVID-19. In some places face masks and other face protections are required. In this Instructable, I will show you the supplies and tools needed to make your own homemade face shield, and the steps on how to build it.


  • Clear 2 Liter Bottle
  • Packaging Foam
  • Glue
  • Rubber Band
  • Box Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Hair Dryer
  • 2 Weights

Step 1: Gather the Supplies

Gather Supplies into your workspace, and keep everything spread out far enough so you have room to work.

Step 2: Prepare the Bottle

Take off the wrapper and mark lines on where to cut the bottle with the box cutter. Mark around where the neck of the bottle and the rest of the bottle flattens out, then mark at the bottom. Then one line going down the side. Next make two sets of lines on each side for a rubber band so it can go around your head. This will allow you to feed the rubber band in through one slit and back out of the second slit so you can tie the rubber band into a knot.

Step 3: Cut the Bottle

Cut the 2 liter bottle where you drew your lines. I recommend to cut at first using the box cutter until you have room to use the scissors to finish the cutting.

Step 4: Flatten the Plastic

In this step you will need to use a hair dryer to help flatten the plastic from the bottle that you cut out. You will need to have two heavy objects just to weigh down each side of the plastic so you can use the hair dryer. Then turn the hair dryer on high and put it close to the plastic so it will soften and form to the new position of being flat instead of curved.

Step 5: Headband for Shield

You will need some rubber bands for this step, you can use one big one or more than one by tying them together. When you have the desirable length of the band, then you would tie it through the holes that you cut out in the last step.

Step 6: Enjoy

You are now complete and now have a face shield to defend yourself from COVID.

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