In the midst of the Covid-19 Lockdown I was asked to make protective face shields for ESSENTIAL workers in a freight depot. They’re working on the distribution line ensuring our essentials get through to the right place. But with worldwide PPE gear being in such short supply, they just need a bit of extra protection to keep them safe while working. I was inspired by a report discussing how Washington medical staff were using craft supplies to make their own Face Shields. But, given the unavailability of craft supplies during Lockdown, I decided to test materials that I had at home.
This is an easy DIY - using things you may have at home:
Foam 13cm x 3cm x 2cm: thick packaging foam or any thick foam you have
Elastic: 2 x 25cm lengths of narrow elastic
Clear Plastic: 1 x sheet A3 size is best to cut down
Plastic container (empty)
Double sided tape, desktop hole punch, scissors, craft knife, ruler
It’s not medically approved but it is a see-through BARRIER and better than nothing when there's a shortage of supplies. Watch the video on YouTube: