Folkert said her request was enthusiastically received, and more than 20 masks have already been made, KSAT reported.
San Antonio residents Tanya Taylor and Kim Gonzales said making the masks was a good way to teach children about COVID-19 and also a practical skill by sewing.
"Nobody knows what to do, but this is the best thing we can do," Taylor told KSAT.
The masks can be washed and sterilized by hospital staff members, the television station reported.
Gonzales said making the masks is not difficult and is a great lesson for children who are forced to stay home from school.
“It’s gotten fairly simple. If our third-, fourth- and seventh-grade girls can do it with guidance, I think anybody can do it,” Gonzales told KSAT.