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25 Uses for an Unused Covid Mask

Timothy is a Christian who enjoys creating visual art and writing. He has a B.S. in Psychology.


In my effort to do a little post Spring cleaning at my house, by post I mean in June, I came across quite a few types and styles of COVID masks. There disposable one, cloth ones, gators and more. I assembled them in a little pail and in the boxes they came in and stood back. I thought to myself, “What do I do with all these mask?” Some of them I would keep just in case I needed them again. Cross your finger we never do need them again. The others…well here is of list of 25 ideas I came up with for using and old COVID mask.

  • Coffee filter (only the white porous ones)
  • Can or glass cover at a picnic. It helps keep the flies and the bees out.
  • Paint strainer. Again you have to use the white more porous one.
  • Parachute for a toy soldier. It works better with a cloth one.
  • Glass or can cozy for a cold one. It helps keep your hands warm.
  • Sleep mask. You can use a gator or cloth one to cover your eyes.
  • A handkerchief. The cloth ones work beat.
  • A napkin. It seems like the cloth ones again work best.
  • Depending on the mask it could be a wristlet
  • Boat flags to represent the year we had
  • Dust wipe.
  • Oil checker to wipe the dipstick in your car.
  • A flag of surrender
  • Write the word “Occupied” on it and hang it on a doorknob.
  • Put some rocks in it and use it as a ballon anchor.
  • A slingshot of the rock throwing kind
  • A bookmark
  • Make a collage
  • Create a 3D art project
  • Eye glass cleaner
  • Clean the inside of a windshield
  • A rag to remove makeup
  • Hang it on a mirror if you break down on the Highway
  • Knit them together to create a blanket or rug
  • The gator style can be turned into a headband

© 2021 Timothy Whitt

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