Low-Tech PPE

YCRO’s Innovative Design Team is hard at work enabling anyone and everyone to produce their own PPE without the use of 3D printers or sewing. Our designs are thoroughly tested and suitable for your use! They are designed to supplement your existing PPE and enhance your wearing experience. If your center has a need for these types of PPE, you are welcome to request items from us via YCRO’s donation request form. If you would like one for your own casual use, you may manufacture your own using the instructions below.

2D Printing Guide

2D Printing Guide

This comprehensive PPE guide provides information concerning how to make PPE without 3D printers and sewing machines. Detailed item descriptions, instructions, analyses, and images are provided for your benefit. We want to make sure that anyone and everyone can (and knows that they can) produce effective PPE for themselves or loved ones. You can access the document here.

Paper Ear Saver

Paper Ear Saver

The hallmark of the Innovative Design team, origami ear savers are fast, easy, sturdy, cheap, comfortable, and recyclable. With 1 sheet of printer paper and just a few folds, you can create 3 ear savers! These can last for several days, if not weeks or months. They are essential if you plan on wearing a face mask for several hours.

Hair Tie Face Mask

Hair Tie Face Mask

Using a square piece of cloth and two hair ties, you can fashion a face mask for yourself in just 3 easy steps!

Card Ear Saver

Card Ear Saver

An ear saver may also be made with a credit card, playing card, Pokemon card, or Yu-Gi-Oh card. By cutting multiple notches, you can accommodate multiple sizes in one!