Acetate Face Shield

Acetate Face Shield

Using an acetate sheet, elastic and a few household items, you can construct your own plastic face shield. Find easy step-by-step instructions below for how to make a DIY face shield, or follow along with this video.

Shop tools & materials you’ll need:

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:

Step 1 Image

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.

Step 2 Image

Step 2

Cut a 13” strip of elastic.

Step 3 Image

Step 3

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

Step 4 Image

Step 4

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

Step 5 Image

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.

Shop This Category