Involving your children in home decoration is complicated, but you are going to do it.Your children, the decoration of your home and a centuries-old battleThe state has always hidden them, but the testimonies are there. Since the world exists, parents have made the decision to involve their children in home decoration ... With disparate results, the truth. Statistics offer no guarantees, but neither is it a reason to jump into the void. You are in a position to make a difference.We want to help you. After all, you've always stood on your own. We have seen you mature. Achieve your goals. Be aware of each step with which you reached your goals. However, this time it will not be worth only with your cunning or with your ability to manage stressful situations.So we have prepared three tips for you. We have thought them for you. We know your story. We understand your case.Get them involved in the process.Be careful with your movements.They also think.Are you ready, soldier?Involve children in the decorating processThe easy thing is to fall prey to the panic monkey. That part of your mind that always traps stress and prefers to run to manage the situation. However, to be victorious you will have to face all your fears.In this mission, chance is not an option. It never will be. You have to get your child involved in the process. For the good future of events, there is nothing worse than letting him loose, at his own free will and without any task to undertake.Therefore, you have to make them feel involved in the decoration process. Thus, choose what tasks they can perform and delegate them. Make your goal matter to them.Be careful with all your movements and anticipate the scaresAll your movements count, especially when you have before you a being who is more delicate than a freshly cut rose in a spring without rain. However, you don't have to be fooled. When you get confused they become beasts that are impossible to control and that will break all the schemes.The important thing is that you always have an eye on their actions. Do not trust. Even the simplest task can end in catastrophe.They also think about decorationThe feeling of a home is built by working every day. Feeling comfortable in a home is complicated, but the result is worth it. So you, who now take the reins of this adventure, have the task of making it easy for them. It is the task of leaders.The result will not be what you imagined in your mind. We don't want to lie to you. But what better than to add your dreams to your own? Stop the nonsense of keeping your feet on the ground. Together you can reach heaven.Why do we recommend decorating your home with children?Do you know what we like to do most at Roopantaran? Give unwanted advice. We know that it is wrong, but this territory does not cease to belong to the internet and, well, here the rules are the same as those of the jungle.Your goal is to get everyone to contribute. Enjoy together the best quality family time. Forget about reaching a decoration worthy of a fashion magazine, because that will not happen. However, we promise that the result will be much better.To achieve this, take note of the following ideas:In your family you are a team. Let no one tell you otherwise. You are going to work together for a common goal. What can unite more than this?The feeling of home will be everyone's . Feel comfortable. They only appear in the bad news every day. The family seems to have lost all meaning. So I know the exception that the rule confirms.It will take less time to decorate. So you all win.Are you ready to launch into adventure?
Are you concerned about your health and how your home can harm it?The tendency to be aware that our body is the most important home you have every day is more important.So surely you have put your batteries in practicing sports, controlling what you eat and, ultimately, developing the healthiest life possible. Or, at least, you've considered trying.But you still got sick.Have you ever thought that it could be your home that makes you sick?How could your home make you sick?Source: PixabayThe million dollar question and I want to answer in this article!Until now you have probably thought that everything I have told you is a calamity, but the reality is that there is more sense than you imagine in what I tell you.That the home you live in is different from that of your grandparents is a fact and the arrival of new technologies has put your health in check.Specifically, there are two details that you should pay attention to:Ventilation and renewal of household air.Electromagnetic fields of different frequencies.And although all this sounds Chinese to you right now, I want to explain it to you.Ventilation and renovation of home airSource: PixabayAccording to the data handled by the experts, you spend two thirds of your life indoors. So it is essential that you take care of the health of your home to overcome these circumstances.If you want to maintain a quality life in the medium and long term, it is essential that you start worrying about this aspect today.You have to renew the air regularly and introduce into your routine the need to control humidity levels and temperature.This is the way for your health not to suffer.Electromagnetic fields of different frequenciesSource: PixabayBut do you know which is the mother of the lamb? Electromagnetic fields.For the past few years you've included a bunch of gadgets at home and have n't even wondered if they can be harmful.But before all the alarms sound, you have to differentiate between two types:Low frequency. They are the plugs and the appliances. They don't worry.High frequency. They are the ones that really should worry you. It is about WiFi connections, cell phones ... We have to take a series of behaviors as a routine that will help us protect our health: the phone at night in airplane mode, turning off the routers when we do not use them ...From now on, it is in your hands to start protecting you from its damages. I encourage you to ask any questions in the comments.
Do you follow any criteria when decorating ? More and more people in the world are betting on Feng-Shui. A decision that started as fashion, but has now become a way of life.Gradually it became a worldwide phenomenon. In fact, in this blog we have already given you more than a brushstroke in this regard. The whole topic of energy and channeling forces through furniture interests us.In addition, it is a methodology that keeps certain really interesting guidelines.Do you believe in Feng-Shui?Source: Feng ShuiAs in any matter that is very spiritual, Feng-Shui has people who idolize him and others who are detractors.So we are not the ones to tell you whether you should believe or not. We only carry the message. And that is why we want to tell you what are the three objects that this way of life understands that must disappear from yours.The three objects you should get rid of at homeThe first of them is the mirror in your bedroom.Source: Feng ShuiWho does not have a mirror in the place where he sleeps? If it seems super useful!It is perfect for preening, to see that you are fine before going to work and, ultimately, to check your face at any time.Well here comes the first surprise of this note. Feng-Shui makes it very clear that placing it there is a bad idea.The reason is clear. Being a rest area, it is better not to open doors to energies. The more collected you are, the better.The following is that clock that does not tell the time in any bedroom of your home.Source: Feng ShuiFor Feng-Shui, time is so important. For this reason, it also values those instruments on which it is channeled.Feng-Shui understands a philosophy of life and understands that the elements anchored in the future have you yet to come.You know what the next step is.Finally, do you know what you should remove? The bedspreads are black.Source: Feng ShuiBlack is the color of mourning. So it is not fit for proper rest. Never. The further away this color that represents the death of the bed, the better.What changes would you make?Now it's up to you to unravel the full power of Feng-Shui. You decide where you want to go.
It is true that the coronavirus will be a very tough rival, but it is also true that at the moment it is located it is an easy victim.Despite the fact that you stay at home as long as possible, the risk of contagion inside is also real.But it can be minimized easily and quickly.So today it's your turn to play in the rear, in our own part of the court.Your home .They have said it from everywhere, but I want to repeat it to you too: the victory against the coronavirus is achieved with strict hygiene, both personal and at home.So you will have to dedicate yourself thoroughly to disinfecting its surface.In this article I tell you how to do it.Why is it so easy to beat the coronavirus at home?Coronaviruses are of the enveloped class of viruses. This means that it is built by a layer of genetic material, which in turn is wrapped in a protein structure.This means that its structure sensitive to alcohol. As soon as it comes into contact with it, it is unable to enter a cell and infect it.Many tests have already been done and all the experts agree: most disinfectants damage your membrane.The important thing is that you make sure that the amount of alcohol in these products is between 60 and 70%.In all experiments it has been seen how this quantity of mixture is more effective than 100% ethyl alcohols.What are the best formulas against COVID-19?The experts have given the following guidelines for work:The surface must be cleaned regularly, with a cloth, sponge and detergent or cleaning product.Then you have to use the disinfection or sanitation product.There are two mixtures that you can make at home and that will help you in the fight against the coronavirus:Commercial bleach. Put a little coffee (100 ml) in a glass with 10 ml of water.Liquid alcohol. Put 7 parts alcohol and 3 parts water in a clean container and mix thoroughly. Pour it into a diffuser and shoot at potentially contaminated surfaces with it.With these two formulas you can clean the surface of your home effectively and in the blink of an eye.Remember that you must give the mixture a reasonable time to take effect and that after that you can enjoy your home normally.To win in the battle against the coronavirus, we must all be united.Therefore, the more people join in making these changes at home, the better results they will achieve.
During your child's growth it will be essential that you help him learn two values: discipline and responsibility. So, today we want to show you how you can guide this path through his bedroom when he is only a child.Three steps for your child to take responsibility for his bedroomDo it with him, but not only youMany mothers and fathers are in the habit of taking care of the order and of the collection of the possessions of their son while this plays elsewhere. However, if your goal is for him to take responsibility for his bedroom, it's a mistake. Only if you involve him in this process, the child will understand from a very young age that it is a task that corresponds to him and he will be prepared to carry it out alone when he grows up. This way you can become aware of what it costs to set up a home .Of course, we don't tell you not to help him. At young ages, you either work with them or it is an impossible mission. However, the idea is that they participate in the process. That they have put in their minds from young people that it is a task that corresponds to them.I'm sure he will thank you when he grows up.Each of his possessions must have value for himThe more possessions you have, the less each one will value. In this sense, it will always be better if they are few, but precious. You can create a link with each of them.Once this bond has been created, it will be much easier for him to commit to its care.When you grow up, use your moneyThis is just a way to expand on the previous point. A measure that will make the commitment to each of your possessions superior.It has been shown that when a child pays part of the value of a toy or participates in its process, the commitment he acquires with it is greater. Therefore, we must take advantage of this reality.What do you think about the advice we give you so that your child worries about his bedroom? Would you add any? Would you qualify another? Leave us all your contributions in the comments. We will be happy to read them.
How are you quarantined ? Sooner or later it will pass, as it has happened in all the countries that surround us.But you already know that.Luckily, today I don't want to talk to you about the coronavirus, but rather how to fight your own mind during confinement.The experts are very clear. A closure of several weeks can make a dent in the minds of many people.And there is the news. In countries like Spain , beer sales have multiplied these days.Many people are letting go.As you know, prevention is better than cure. That is why I have prepared 7 mindfulness exercises that you can do from home.Take care of your body and your mind while your confinement lasts.What is Mindfulness?Source: PexelsMindfulness is known as mindfulness practice.Be present in the present. In the now. Here.Complicated, right?Your mind is always contemplating the future or struggling with the past.But being present in the present is very complicated.However, it is the most effective way to fight anxiety.With the pandemic around you, you are only able to think about when it will end.But why not take advantage of all the hours you now have available?Live with passion every moment. Make it count.The 7 mindfulness exercises you can do at homeSource: PexelsThese are the 7 exercises that I am doing myself during my confinement.My advice? Put them into practice today. The sooner you activate your mind, the easier it will be for you to enjoy these days.Shower with mindfulness.Walk your senses with food.Move to connect body and mind.Ask yourself how you are.Empty your mind.Forget about the headphones.One minute of deep breathing.Shower with mindfulnessSource: PexelsThe shower is the time when you let your mind wander.I am convinced that you will have come up with many solutions to problems there.But what if today you focus on the water and your body?When you open the hot water today, feel how each drop runs through your body and cleanses you from the stress of the day.Enjoy it. Enjoy it in all its senses.Walk your senses with foodSource: PexelsSurely you eat with the TV on. Watching the news or the latest Netflix series.But why don't you take advantage of these days to understand the food?It runs through its textures. Feel your flavors. Close your eyes and enjoy your taste.Many people run to gobble up. But you can be different.Slow down. Enjoy. Feel itMove to connect body and mindSource: PexelsJust because you're locked up at home doesn't mean you can't exercise.If I tell you the truth, I think this is one of the practices that will help you maintain your sanity.Movement is the switch your mind needs to breathe and disconnect.As the body tires, the mind can recompose itself.Ask yourself how are youSource: PexelsWhen was the last time you worried about your health?It's been a long time since then, right?You care about all the people around you, but what about you?The time has come to have a conversation with yourself.If you were in a Hollywood movie you would look in the mirror, but now it can be where you want.You just need silence and a lot of sincerity.Empty your mindSource: PexelsFind a small notebook that you have at home and grab the nearest pen.The time has come to write on it how you feel.It has been shown that when you write down the emotions inside you feel better.Putting them in writing makes them real. It is a way to know yourself.Forget about hearing aids for a few hoursSource: PexelsA world surrounds you and it is beautiful.Go out to the window and try to listen.After a long time, today there is silence in the streets.Fewer and fewer people walk around and that reveals secrets.The singing of birds during the day or the sound of insects at night.They are all perfect and are part of a world that is also yours.They will relax you.One minute of deep breathingSource: PexelsOne last exercise.Breathe.But really breathe. Thinking about it. Being aware of each inhalation.When was the last time you focused on yourself like this?I dare say a long time ago.This is a treasure.A way to be connected with you.Why practice Mindfulness?Get activeThe world will follow.In a few weeks it will be time to return to reality.3 weeks? 2 months?Nobody knows.But for all those people who are leaving their skin in hospitals and other jobs, we have to take care of ourselves.Take care of yourself to take care of the rest.
I want to share with you the step by step to make this skirt . Aside from being entertaining, it is very rewarding to do things with your hands.Material needed to make the handmade skirt:- Cotton fabric: its width must be twice the measurement of the girl's waist. For a 5/6 year old girl, for example, you would need a fabric with a width of 115/120 cm. I have used two pieces of fat quarter (45 x 55 cm) so the measurement I had was 110 cm. For the length: This skirt stayed at 30cm, so counting on the seams + space for the rubber, you will need a total height of 34 cm. You can also take one of the skirts it already has and check the height. You add 4 cm and that's it.- Fine rubber of about 45 cm or if you want to be able to adjust the width later you can use a rubber with buttonholes and buttons (like those of the pants).- Sewing machine or needle and die.- Scissors.- Pins.- Sewing thread.- Not to be missed.- Subway.- Iron + ironing board.- Optional: lace, bias, etc.Step by step to make the skirt:1 - Before starting: I recommend washing the fabric since, sometimes, it usually shrinks a little.2 - It is also recommended to pass a zig zag seam over the entire height of the fabric to prevent it from unraveling. It happened to me in the first skirt, but I did it in the second.3 - If you have a single rectangle of fabric: fold it in half , face to face, and join the two shorter pieces together. You must sew this part to join them and make a tube.If you have 2 pieces of fabric: you put it face to face and sew the shorter sides of both sides.4 - Open the seam and iron it like this:5 - Now, we are going to take care of the upper part of the skirt, where the rubber passes.I first make a small hem of about 7 mm and then fold it over again until I have a total hem of 1.5 cm . It is best to iron the fabric each time you make the hem so that it takes better shape.Make sure you can run the rubber through this space.6 - Put the pins to keep the hem and sew along the entire fabric about 3 mm from the edge leaving a space of 4 cm to pass the rubber.7 - For the bottom of the skirt , we do the same: fold a little and fold over 1 cm again . Pass the iron to better fix the hem, put the pins and sew everything around:You can also use a bias or a lace . I show you how it was in the second skirt:8 - And to finish: take a safety pin , hook it to the rubber and pass it around the waist. Stretch until desired waist width is obtained. Tie a knot or sew the elastic. If you use a rubber with grommets . Very useful for younger girls. You can sew a button on it and adjust the size according to how the girl grows.Once the rubber is in place, sew the 4cm space you left for the opening . If you have used a rubber with eyelets, you can leave it open.And end!This is how the two skirts were:I hope you liked the tutorial and it is easy to understand.If you like to sew and create different things , go ahead and make this skirt. You will see how entertaining it is and how happy your daughter will be.If you have questions , leave me a comment just below the entry .
All day locked up at home?How to train our brain to believe that we are out?There is solid scientific evidence on isolation and its negative influence on health , a systematic review published in the journal Science Direct relates isolation and loneliness to worsening mortality from all causes; the social isolation was associated with increased cardiovascular disease.Science has also determined that isolation predisposes to suffer from mental illness in previously healthy subjects and to aggravate pre-existing ones .Since the world is plagued by the Covid-19 pandemic, approximately a third of the world's population has been in voluntary or imposed confinement as a measure to prevent coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-19).During isolation, many have lost track of time and feel without a clear purpose, predisposing to anxiety, sleep disturbances, and even depression, anger management disorders, and post-traumatic stress.Excessive anxiety seems to be the new norm in an isolated society, the prospect of which has been snatched away without warning and has been "forced" to confine itself in response to fear of contracting the current virus. High levels of anxiety can be very harmful to health .Although we should not lose hope. Time at home should be seen as a great opportunity to improve our lives and thus achieve positive change in the world , one person at a time.Neuroscience has discovered multiple ways to "trick the brain" so that in extraordinary circumstances such as the current pandemic, our health is not affected by isolation.During confinement, our brains stop perceiving signals from outside that tell us that we have left the house to carry out our regular activities. Normally, this occurs unconsciously (we are not aware of it). But, being locked up all day, our behavior changes and influences the normal functioning of our body and brain. By not perceiving these external signals, the brain modifies its functioning and begins the imbalance that can lead us to suffer from emotional disorders and later affect our general health.The key is to make our brains believe that we are functioning in the same way that we always have , even if we have not left our homes in a long time; In this way, you will find a stable and relatively predictable environment during confinement. This will reduce anxiety levels and will surely enable us to better cope with quarantine.Here are some tips to help our brain think that we have not been locked up all day at home . Get up at the same time every day , as if we had to go to work, set the alarm clock from Monday to Friday at the usual time to get up.Take off your pajamas! By getting up, showering, and donning casual clothes, we are telling our brains that our day has already begun.Eat at the scheduled times , just as if it were a normal weekday and in the most balanced way possible.Establish a work schedule , in case you are working at home and remotely, that simulates the usual day and allows flexibility to carry out other activities.Children at home should also be incorporated into the daily routine and carry out their school activities remotely and at a time convenient for everyone.Time in the kitchen can be helpful in acquiring cooking skills, sharing with family, and following creative recipes, especially in times of rationing.Household chores can be broken down to be done effectively, making a weekly chore list and spending a day on each can be helpful; surely at the end of the quarantine we end up with a cleaner and tidier home.Carry out educational activities to keep the mind active , such as online courses, there are currently many and they are free. Thus the brain is distracted and we focus on an activity that is beneficial for our intellect.Exercise our body daily , doing yoga or varied exercise routines. In this way, we can maintain our health in optimal conditions. Remember that to acquire immunity and face the pandemic, we must be healthy .If you suffer from any illness, it is advisable to keep reserves of the corresponding medication, without falling into hoarding.Take sun a few minutes a day and make the most of natural light inside the home to tell our brain that it must be active during the day. This will help keep our circadian cycle (wakeful and sleep) stable and ensure our daily vitamin D requirement .Spending time on personal care is important to maintain our self-esteem and feel comfortable with ourselves.Opening a space for reflection and spirituality , incorporating meditation as a measure of relaxation can be a very useful tool to lower anxiety levels and raise our consciousness. It is time to exercise resilience .Limit the time of exposure to electronic screens , except in "working hours" and to be informed of current news and events. This should apply to children as well , although you can be flexible as long as the content is educational.With regard to the news, it is better to limit yourself to finding out from reliable sources that provide useful and truthful information ; avoid excessive use of cell phones and the dissemination of digital material that does not contribute anything good. We must use telephony and social networks in a moderate way, to maintain contact with our loved ones and spread only productive information.Always leave time for fun , it's time to dust off board games, play a video game, go back to "old school" games (when there were no cell phones or electronic devices); this will surely bring hours of fun for the whole family.Ambient the day to day with our favorite music , the music has an incredible influence on our mood; listening to music while we carry out our daily routine will make us feel much better.Be empathetic, supportive and offer help to those who need it in this time of confinement, whether with a gesture or with words of support; Helping an older person with purchases or listening to someone in need are simple things that can make other people's lives better .At the end of the day, bedtime should elapse as it normally would . For example, a shower, putting on pajamas, doing some relaxing activity and then going to bed to sleep. We should avoid stressful activities at the end of the day, this will help our brain to "calm down" and prepare for sleep.All these simple but useful activities will tell our brains that EVERYTHING IS OK , things are "going normally"; Our body is working as usual, so our brain will unconsciously receive these signals and continue to function normally .A stable daily routine will structure our lives and gradually decrease anxiety levels, improve our circadian cycle and make us feel useful and satisfied (satisfied) at the end of the day.
In our day to day, it is very normal to use sheets to dress the bed, they create a perfect environment, with that clean smell, peculiar to each house, which reminds us that we can rest easy until the next day. But what do we know about the history of bedding?Today we invite you to know in a few lines its origin and evolution. The inventor of the sheet was Rashid Sab-Anah in 1000, in Cairo City, the largest city in the Arab world. At the beginning it was not very successful due to the use of very thick yarn canvases, which take too long to dry after cleaning this type of textile.It wrinkled a lot, causing complaints from women who had to wait hours for it to dry, and then begin the slow process of stretching and ironing with a kind of iron pan filled with burning coal.The linen is considered to be the first type of material used in bed sheets. The linen is made from flax plant, which is cultivated for centuries and are woven and spun by the Egyptians. Although the process of making the linen can be very tedious, the results are still worth it.The Europeans were the ones who brought the linen to the New World. After that, it began to flourish in the northeast and the middle colonies, which lasted for more than 200 years....
Bagru printing is one of the traditional techniques of printing with natural colour followed by the chippas of a remote place of Rajasthan. Bagru is a small village located near Jaipur, the capital City of Rajasthan. It’s home to the Chippa community who have been practicing a unique style of printing for more than 350 years. The process starts from preparing the cloth to finished printed fabrics through their indigenous methods. Motifs having some specialty are transferred onto light coloured background with wooden blocks following two styles – direct and resist style. Although this technique is facing problems against the threat of globalization, this exotic art of creation is required to be encouraged in the present context of environmental consciousness. Bagru printing is a manual process through which they fabricate some of the most amazing bed covers, kurtis, ghagras and other materials....
For those of us who are not practical with the sewing machine, doing some sewing work may seem complicated, but I assure you that this is so simple that you will be surprised. Today we will show you one of our fabric crafts: a very easy apron that will take you less than 10 minutes of time, and very little sewing.HOW TO MAKE A FABRIC APRONMiddle level / ClothingMaterials- Bias tape.- Pins.- Sewing machine.- Scissors.- Apron fabrics: You can choose the fabric you like the most and receive it from 1 meter anywhere in the world .Lets Begin1- Draw the pattern of the apron.First of all, draw on the fabric the shape and measurements of the apron pattern that we show you here below.2- Cut the fabric.Once you have marked the pattern of the apron on the fabric, we added 2 centimeters of margin on the sides, 4 centimeters on the bottom and 4.5 centimeters of margin on the top. Lastly, cut the fabric.3- Sew the margins on the side of the apron.Once the fabric is cut, we sew the margins on the sides so that the fabric does not fray. We advise that the hem margin be 2 centimeters.4- Sew the bottom of the apron.At the bottom fold the fabric about two centimeters to make the hem. We have stitched the hem with a straight stitch.5- Prepare the bias tape.The bias tape is placed behind the neck, it is the one that will hold the apron so that it does not fall. Place it behind the neck and measure more or less the height at which you would like to have the chest of the apron.6- Mark the measurements of the bias tape.With pins mark the extent to which you are going to place the bias tape.7- Sew the bias tape to the apron.Machine sew the edges of the apron with bias tape. Finish off the edges so that the seam does not open.8- We have sewn the bias tape on the top edges of the apron.we have sewed the bias tape on the top edges of the apron. This will give it a different finish and help keep it from fraying.9- Make the strips for the apron.With the excess of bias tape you will make the straps that will tie the apron to your waist. We advise you to take 50 cm for a strip.10- Sew you throw them to the apron.Sew the bias straps at the ends of the waist that will act as a belt to tie the apron from behind.11- Iron the apron.Once finished, we advise you to iron the apron so that it is more verbose. Ready!Ready! It will have taken you longer to read this tutorial than to make the kitchen apron. With about € 3 per apron and 5 or 10 minutes of time you can make this craft with fabric for yourself, to give away, or using smaller cloths, for your children, who will run to play with their toy kitchens .
Knowing how to make a homemade antivirus protection mask can be very useful to us as events with the coronavirus appear these days.It may be the case that there are supply problems or that we reside in a region where mobility is restricted or simply that we do not want to spend resources that may be vital for other people. For any of these reasons, it can be very useful to know how it is used, in which cases to use it and how we can make a protective mask with homemade materials.But first, let's talk about the WHO recommendations regarding when and how to wear a mask. We recommend using a mask:If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are caring for someone suspected of having 2019-nCoV infection.Also wear a mask if you have a cough or sneeze.Masks are only effective if combined with frequent hand washing with a hydroalcoholic solution or soap and water.If you need to wear a mask, learn how to wear and remove it properly.They also advise us how to put on, use, remove and discard a mask:Before putting on a mask, wash your hands with an alcohol-based disinfectant or soap and water.Cover your mouth and nose with the mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.Avoid touching the mask while wearing it; if you do, wash your hands with an alcohol-based disinfectant or soap and water.Change your mask as soon as it is wet and do not reuse single-use masks. To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of the mask); immediately dispose of it in a closed container; and wash your hands with an alcohol-based disinfectant or soap and water.Among the many tutorials we have found online, we have liked one from the Ecuador Red Cross for its simplicity.Home protection mask materials.The materials we will need to make our own mask at home are:Cloth or towel.70 cm elastic or equivalent.Thread and needle.Matches or lighter.Scissors.Pen.Rule.Homemade mask instructions.Draw a 6.5 inches tall by 9.5 inches wide rectangle on the fabric or towel. You can calculate smaller measurements for children.Cut out the rectangle with the scissors.Burn the ends of the elastic with the matches or the lighter.Place the elastic at the ends of the rectangle, making a fold of 1 cm on it.Sew each end of the fabric.Make a knot to join the two ends of the elastic.To create a surgical mask, you will need a needle, thread, and two pieces of compact (tight, non-porous, non-leaking) fabric 6.5 inches tall by 9.5 inches wide. An example of a useful fabric for making masks could be a shirt that you no longer wear.You will also need four 18-inch-long, 2-inch-wide cords, thick threads, or strips of sturdy cotton fabric.To make the ties: For each strip, fold each long edge toward the center so that the ends meet. Fold it back in the center so that the folded edges meet. Sew it to close it as a circle.To make the mask: Start with one of your larger layers of fabric with the outer side (i.e. the design side) facing you. Put one end of the fabric strips at each corner, slightly sloping toward the center of the mask.Lay the second piece of cotton fabric on top, with the right sides together and matching the edges. Hook them onto the fabric with a pin so they don't move while sewing.From the center of one of the long edges of the fabric, sew around the perimeter making sure to catch each layer of fabric. Sew onto the thin strips several times to secure them.Make three short folds with pieces of fabric on one side of the mask. Do the same on the other side and make sure the folds go in the same direction on both sides of the mask. Sew completely around the mask twice to make sure everything is safe.