Design Your Own Masks: Messages 3-Pack
What you get
Express your creativity — and stay healthy — with a trio of message-themed face masks you decorate yourself! Use the fabric markers to color in the two printed designs, then draw your own design on the blank canvas. Learn how to adjust your mask to fit you perfectly (you can even adjust the straps to go around your ears instead of behind your head — for peak comfort), then read all about how germs spread, why soap is such a superhero, and the 1-2-3’s of germ-busting. Ready to make some maskerpieces that say “hello, world!”?
Suggested ages: 9+
Dimensions: 6.75 inches (W) x 3 inches (H)
Materials: 100% Cotton
Care Instructions: Machine wash in cold water, tumble dry on low heat
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Although the pandemic has not been fun for anyone, I was really excited about kids being able to express themselves with their own customizable masks. I have two little faces at home that were available to try on lots of different prototypes and in the end they are as comfortable as they are fun! - Kim, Kiwico product designer ”
By the numbers
Number of styles prototyped: 5
Samples of fabric tested: 8
People polled about behind the head versus behind the ear straps: 37
The kids loved designing their own masks. It was quick to set up, just take it out of the box and color. They were disappointed to wait 24 hours before wearing it, but they were forwarned. I've already washed done of them and the colors look good after one wash.
The kids loved decorating their masks, and the color stayed well through the laundry. We like the behind-the-head fastening, and that it's adjustable. The kids say the masks are pretty comfortable.