Acetate Face Shield

Acetate Face Shield

Find easy step-by-step instructions below for how to make an acetate face shield, or follow along with this video.

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Also, make sure you’ve got: 1” thick self-adhesive polyurethane foam strip (available from hardware and business supply retailers)

Here’s how to make it:

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Step 1

Use a die-cutting machine to cut acetate sheets to 12” wide x 9” long with two curved corners at the bottom, OR use this template to cut the same shape with scissors.

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Step 2

Cut a 13” strip of elastic.

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Step 3

Staple the elastic to the top (non-curved) end of the acetate sheet to secure the mask to the wearer’s head.

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Step 4

Cut a 6” strip of self-adhesive polyurethane foam.

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Step 5

Adhere foam to the inside top edge of the face shield to cushion the forehead. Be sure the foam cushion covers any staples.

Templates referenced above follow similar medical materials that are recommended for these items. Medical professionals receiving these items will decide how best to use them.

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