Ingenious Origami COVID Mask Out Of Kitchen Roll

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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This ingenious video shows you how to make an origami face mask from paper towels which reportedly protects against coronavirus.

The DIY mask was created by professor Anna Myczkowska-Szczerska who works in the Industrial Forms Department at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts in the city of Krakow in Poland’s ‎Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

The mask can be created with just a thin paper towel, two elastic bands and a stapler. The video is being widely circulated in Poland as everyone in the country is now required to cover their noses and mouths when leaving their homes.

The single-use masks reported “limit the transmission of droplets”, reportedly lowering the chances of coronavirus carriers passing on the disease.

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The video shows how the masks are created using origami and two sheets of paper towels.

Staples are used to secure the mask the elastic bands go around the user’s ears. The creators said the mask should be thrown away after each use.

Myczkowska-Szczerska, who heads the Designing Basics faculty at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts is a specialist in visual communication including papercrafts, posters and book publications.

Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.

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