This is an at-home activity and opportunity to connect with other crafters and sewers for a good cause! Make a face mask to prevent the spread of germs. Create one for yourself, your family members, or hospitals/medical offices in need! Watch the video tutorial below, then connect with those in need. Visit the GPL DIY Face Mask Event Page to post a photo of what you made.
Instructional Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4FB--BOyTiU
Elastic can be purchased online through Joanne's Fabrics, Michael's or AC Moore. One of the many suggestions, however, is that fabric ties are more comfortable and last longer after frequent laundering than elastic if you want to find a video with directions using those instead.
Pattern with elastics: https://thestitchingscientist.com/2020/03/how-to-sew-a-face-mask.html
Cricut / handcut pattern with ribbon ties: https://jennifermaker.com/face-mask-patterns-cricut/
What to do with the finished mask? Volunteer your time/donate your masks in Boston/New England
Post a photo of your completed project on the Facebook Event Page, Twitter or Instagram with the tag #paintchippoetry - don't forget to tag the Library: @graftonpublib on Twitter or @graftonpubliclibrary on Instagram