First, wash the mask to remove any finishing agents in the fabric before leaving to dry. If you’re sewing your own mask, we’ve got some simple instructions for you (you can find it in the download folder). You can also look online for alternative sewing guides. To draw the kids motifs shown here, we used the edding 17 Funtastics textile fun markers for children.
Print out your chosen template and put it to one side, ready to copy. To prevent the ink from bleeding through to the back or onto the table, we recommend you place a piece of cardboard underneath the fabric. First of all, use the pale green marker to draw all the outlines of the dinosaur face, then leave the ink to dry for a short while. Next, using lots of bright shades, colour in everything to your heart’s content.
When you’ve finished, iron the mask without steam to heat-fix the design, then wash it at 60°C. This stops the risk of breathing in any colour substances contained in the ink. Please note: washing the mask at 90°C in accordance with official hygiene guidelines for disinfection purposes may cause the colours to fade.
Use the same method to add any other motif of your choice. We’ve got a range of templates ready for you to use, suitable for kids and adults.
Marking masks with your child’s name is a very practical way of avoiding mix-ups at nursery or school. Again, don’t forget to iron the labelling.
Products and materials
- White face mask made of cotton
- Piece of cardboard to protect your work surface
- If you want to sew your own mask, follow the relevant instructions to work out how much material you need
- An iron
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