I however, am not one to buy something I can just make for myself, so when they wanted Naruto headbands, I started thinking.
I knew they would soon want different village designs, so I came up with this way to make a very low cost Naruto headband.
Step 1: What You Need
- Soda or Tea Can (I like my Arizona Green Tea)
- Printed copy of one of the pictures below
- Paper Fasteners (Brads)
- Sharpie, Black
- Strip of black or blue cloth
- Glue (go gorilla!)
- Silver Spray Paint
Step 2: Cutting
Dry out the can.
Cut the the top off of the can. Dont worry about how pretty it is at this point, you will trim it down later.
Step 3: Cutting
Try to cut straight.
Step 4: Cutting
Again, at this stage, you dont need to worry about appearances.
Step 5: You Can
Or you can roll it up with the unprinted side facing out and wrap it with a rubber band (picture 3).
Step 6: Cut and Trace
Cut the headband picture out of the paper (picture 2).
Set it on the aluminum and trace the shape onto it (picture 3).
Step 7: Cut
Step 8: Symbol
If you are using a different symbol, cut it out and position it how you want.
Color in the symbol on the aluminum (picture 4).
It is much easier if you tape the headband picture to the aluminum to keep it nice and still for the coloring (seen in picture 5).
Step 9: Brads
Go ahead and push the brads through the aluminum.
If you have metallic brads, you can skip a few steps. I only had brass and wanted to keep it all looking metal.
If you are like me, you have a few more steps to go through.
Step 10: Paint
Put them into a piece of paper so their fronts are facing you and fold them down so they wont get pushed up when you paint them.
Go outside and either lay the paper down and spray paint it with silver paint, or put it in a paper sack so that you contain the spray. Thats what I did as you can see by the pictures below.
Wait for them to dry.
Step 11: Brads
Your headband is just about done.
Step 12: Cloth and Finished!
Grab your trusty Gorilla Glue (what can I saw, this stuff rocks!).
Glue the aluminum to the cloth, clamp it, wait for it to dry.
Step 13: FInshed