Emergency Mask Keeper

6,982

112

11

Introduction: Emergency Mask Keeper

About: I’m a self taught artist, homeschooler, wife, 3 dogs....sometimes I travel the comic convention scene selling my fan art. Living in the humid weird southeast United States. I always have something brewing! …

Using a new mask that has been tossed inside my car or found in the bottom of my bag is pretty gross.

I found inexpensive plastic mask pouches to purchase online but I don't want to consume more plastic.

I improved on the designs found online by adding extra flaps on both sides to completely enclose and protect the mask from dirt and random capless pens.

This little mask keeper can hold 2 masks and be tossed in everyone's bags and cars for those emergencies when we've forgotten or dropped our masks.

Add 1 or 2 dollars and a kind note to give to homeless folks.

Supplies

  • 1 gallon drink jug, thoroughly cleaned
  • scissors
  • tape
  • printed pattern
  • ruler
  • embossing stylus

Step 1: Print, Tape, Trace

Print the pattern

1. Tape the pattern on the jug where it fits best

2. Trace around pattern with a fine tip Sharpie

Step 2: Cut It Out

3. The drink jug plastic cuts very easily and is pleasant to work with

4. Fold the plastic piece in half to easily cut out the diamond shaped opening

Step 3: Embossing

5. The plastic piece will look like a bone with a diamond shaped hole in the middle

6. Place pattern under the plastic. Use a ruler and embossing stylus to emboss along the dotted lines

7. The embossed lines create clean creases in the plastic for nice folding

Step 4: Folding

8. Fold all of the embossed lines to create a wallet shape

Step 5: Putting It Together

9. Place a mask in the plastic “wallet”

10. Fold “wallet” in half

11. Twist the elastic ear loops of the mask

12. And pull the elastic into the bottom notch

Step 6: Make a Bunch

The Mask Keeper is small and tough.

The notches on each end keep the elastic ear loops securely in place so it won't open even in the bottom of your book bag.

2 masks will easily fit inside for your children...because you know their friends are going to forget their masks, too

And for the homeless, who also need clean masks, add a little money and a kind note.

Recycled Speed Challenge

Participated in the
Recycled Speed Challenge

4 People Made This Project!

Recommendations

  • 3D Printed Student Design Challenge

    3D Printed Student Design Challenge
  • Plastic Challenge

    Plastic Challenge
  • Space Contest

    Space Contest

11 Comments

0
Mr Z 1313
Mr Z 1313

1 year ago

Thanks for the great idea! I do not have any recyclable plastic so I bought 20 of these off amazon for 8 bucks!! I filled them with a mask and gave them away to family, friends and others I felt would benefit by having a spare or emergency mask. They were very grateful and noted that they have gone without in the past but now are prepared!!

0
justprov
justprov

1 year ago on Step 6

That's a very cool and nice project !! thanks for sharing !
but please, dollar bills are not clean !! so if you want to make a kit for anyone, put the bill in contact to the outside of the mask and not the side that will be in contact with the nose and mouth !

0
littlebadwren
littlebadwren

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you for pointing that out! You are absolutely correct! I should have turned the mask 😷 so the money is touching the OUTSIDE!

0
boffincentral
boffincentral

1 year ago

I have just gone through the recycling bin to retrieve the makings.

Thank you for the great idea, and the gentle reminder to be kind. We need a lot more kindness in the world and we can all do our little bit.

0
littlebadwren
littlebadwren

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you for your encouraging comment! A little more kindness helps most situations ☺️ Be well!

0
rozzieozzie
rozzieozzie

1 year ago

What a great idea! I'm going to be drinking a lot of milk in the near future. Thank you for being so inventive!

0
littlebadwren
littlebadwren

Reply 1 year ago

Oh, thank you! I have teens and we drink 1 gallon a day!😆

0
LindaMick
LindaMick

1 year ago on Step 5

Thank you! and Thank you for you kind reminder to help others!

0
littlebadwren
littlebadwren

Reply 1 year ago

I appreciate your encouraging words!

0
dobarmaker
dobarmaker

1 year ago on Introduction

This is a FANTASTIC idea and I will be making these as stocking-stuffers for family and friends. What a great way to reuse/upcycle and protect!

0
littlebadwren
littlebadwren

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you SO much! I appreciate your feedback ☺️