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Colin Hanks Releases Mask-Making Tutorial After His Father Tom Hanks Recovers From Coronavirus

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Colin Hanks has released a tutorial showing you how to make a mask.

The42-year-old has turned to crafting together facial masks to help protect from the coronavirus just weeks after his father Tom Hanks was diagnosed with COVID-19.

He wrote on Instagram, “Hey everyone, I’ve been looking around online for ways to turn your kerchiefs into a face mask. It’s pretty easy. All you need is one kerchief (or bandana roughly 21 x 21 inches) and 2 hair ties or rubber bands if you have those.”

 

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How to turn your kerchief into a face mask. Don’t forget to put you kerchief in the washing machine afterwards!

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Earlier last month, Tom and his wife Rita Wilson contracted COVID-19 in the United States but were unaware they had it for 7 days until they arrived in Australia where they tested positive for coronavirus.

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Colin announced that his kerchief company, Hanks Kerchiefs, will be joining other brands to host an online raffle called Bandana Rama Online Raffle, with the actor saying, “Hanks Kerchiefs has joined a dream team of the coolest bandana brands in the lands to fight food insecurity and support the vital work of Food Banks across the country.”

 

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So I have been experimenting a bit with the kerchiefs as face masks, and thanks to some helpful suggestions, I have a few updates. First, as some of you may have noticed, once you put the elastic ties around your ears, they tend to push your ears forward a bit. This can be fixed by adjusting the ties a little further away from the center. An added bonus is that cuts down on the amount of fabric at the end that gets folded towards the center. Second, and perhaps most helpful, was something suggested by a nurse. As I was wearing my mask today I noticed my ears started to get sore after a while due to the nature of the elastic ties being a bit think and pulling on my ears. So, I took some string and cut two 10 inch pieces, tied them off, and used those instead of the elastic ties and found this to be MUCH more comfortable and wearable for longer amounts of time. Really recommend this. I cannot remember who made the suggestion but it really helps Also, the reason I chose this particular folding method, was that you could adjust the folds in the front of the mask to help cover your face a bit more. However, I have read that once you are out, you should not touch the front of your mask. So be sure to try and get it as comfortable as possible before putting on gloves and heading out. And finally, wash your kerchiefs! Don’t forget to add it to the wash at the end of day. I included the same instructions from the other day in this post, so swipe for step by step instructions. And of course, feel free to pass along. Hope this helps. Stay safe everybody!!!

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Three prizes are up for grabs, totalling $2,400 and the raffle finishes April 6 at midnight PST.

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