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How To Make a Butterfly Bandage

Watch more How to Give First Aid videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Know how to make a butterfly bandage, which can speed up healing by pulling the skin together. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Cut piece of tape Cut off a piece of tape that is about 1" in length. Step 2: Fold tape in half Fold the piece of tape in half so that the non-sticky sides are against one another. Step 3: Cut triangular notch Cut a small triangular notch on one side of the tape, beginning about a quarter of the way down from the folded edge and cut angling up toward—but not all the way to—the center of the folded edge. Step 4: Repeat on other side Repeat on the other side, cutting a triangular notch that matches the one you just cut. Step 5: Unfold tape Unfold the tape so the sticky side is facing up. Tip The tape should look like it has a bow-tie shape in the middle. Step 6: Fold center flaps Fold the center flaps across the middle of tape, sticky side in, so they overlap. This will prevent the adhesive from sitting directly on top of the wound. Step 7: Apply bandage Apply the bandage by sticking one end of the tape on one side of the wound, gently holding the edges of the wound together, pulling the tape across the wound, and sticking its other end in place. Tip The narrow middle of the tape should be positioned over the edges of the wound. Step 8: Apply many bandages If the wound is long, make and apply as many butterfly bandages as needed along its length. Did You Know? The wings of butterflies and moths are actually transparent.
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