How to Decorate a Surgical Mask

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Things You'll Need

  • Surgical mask

  • Fabric marker

  • Fabric paint

  • Permanent markers

Influenza is a very contagious respiratory infection that can strike without warning. It causes irritation in your nose, throat, lungs, and bronchial tubes. Signs of the flu include major fatigue, severe body aches, and a sore throat that makes it difficult to swallow. A runny or stuffy nose is common. Most patients will also get a mild to high fever. If you have ever experienced influenza, it's an experience you will never forget. Protect yourself from this miserable virus with a surgical mask. With the risk of flu epidemics rising, surgical masks are becoming more popular. Here are ideas for decorating your surgical mask.


Step 1

Use fabric markers, permanent markers, and fabric paints to create designs on your surgical mask. Make sure to draw your artwork on the outside of the mask so others can see.

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Step 2

Create designs on your mask that will make someone smile or laugh. Draw a large mustache, bright red lips, or large rotten teeth. Although the swine flu is nothing to laugh about, your artwork may help to cheer someone up or make someone smile.


Step 3

Draw bright and colorful art on your mask, such as butterflies, rose bouquets, or lilies.

Step 4

Draw shocking dramatic art on your mask. Sketch long fangs, sharp pointed teeth, or skulls.


Step 5

Draw random designs on your mask, such as circles, stripes, diamonds, or squares.

Step 6

Sketch your favorite cartoon character or animal. Or draw just the mouth of the character or animal.


Be as creative as you like. Use your imagination to come up with unusual designs. Use your surgical mask as a way to express yourself. If you are unsure of what to draw, practice your design on paper.



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