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How to make kids face mask

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Face Mask Sewing Tutorial – See how to make kids face masks. DonationSmile shows how to make a washable mask from 2 layers of cotton fabric with elastic ear loops. The kid’s mask is breathable, washable, and reusable. The Mask size is approximately 8″ x 5″. Right size for a kid’s face mask. 

CDC suggests using cotton fabric like bed sheets, pillowcases, T-shirts, or bandanas and ensuring that the masks have multiple layers, fit snugly, and washable. *This mask is not a medical-grade mask. 

What you’ll use for making this child-friendly face mask?

You will need printed cotton fabric for the front and white muslin cotton fabric for the back. Use a good sharp pair of scissors for cutting the fabric and elastic ear bands. Use a sewing machine for ease of making the mask. By all means, hand sewing is acceptable. 

How to sew masks for kids? DonationSmile Volunteers Donate time to make kids' masks

Kid Mask Template

Leyla uses a rectangle for patterns and dimensions. CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • For 2-6 AGES use 8″X5″ FABRICS & 5″ ELASTICS
  • For 7-14 AGES use 8.5″X5.5″ FABRICS & 6″ ELASTIC

*For an older child in the category, add 1/2″ for the seam and elastic band

Special thanks to Leyla Akgerman for her total dedication and endless hours to help create masks for kids in need. She is donating these masks through

Get Your Kids Involved in the Mask Design 

One way to get your kids to buy into the idea of wearing a mask is to get them involved in the design process. Allow them to choose the fabric or paint over the finished mask with magic markers.

Many require kids’ face masks for the children’s and staff’s safety as school opens up. The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 2 wear cloth face masks when in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Many local and state governments are making it a requirement.

Masks for kids. How to make masks for children? DonationSmile Volunteers Donate time to make kids' masks