If you think about it, a child’s Halloween mask is definitely full of germs. Think about the masks hanging on the shelves at Wal-Mart and other stores. You know tons of people pick them up and try them on just playing around. So, therefore, these things are filled with germs. That’s why you should clean your child’s Halloween mask before allowing them to wear it. To ensure that you get all of the germs out that you possibly can, follow the instructions below.
You will need disinfectant wipes, a wash cloth, and soap to clean their mask. Start by turning the mask inside out if you can. If you can’t, you will just have to work your hand inside the mask to do the cleaning. If it is one of those mask that doesn’t have a back to it, just the face part, then you won’t have any problem cleaning it.
Next, you will need to grab your disinfectant wipes and wipe down the entire mask. You will want to especially clean around the nose, mouth, and eyes part of the mask really well. Then you will need to clean the outside of the mask as well.
When you have wiped the entire mask down with the wipes, you will need to wet the wash cloth. After wetting the wash cloth, dab a bit of soap on the cloth and roll it together until it forms a lather. The you will need to again clean the mask. Don’t forget to pay close attention to the eyes, nose and mouth areas of the mask. Clean the inside and the outside of the mask if you can. Once you are finished with the wash cloth, you can rinse the cloth out and clean the mask to remove the soap.
You will probably want to clean the mask at least a couple of days before Halloween. This will allow the mask to air out and your child won’t be smelling soap or disinfectant while they are trick or treating or at a party.