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My son and daughters, (as well as I) love Naruto and they all love to dress up and pretend to be characters from the anime.

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)
  • Scissors
  • Printed copy of one of the pictures below
  • Paper Fasteners (Brads)
  • Tape
  • Needle
  • Sharpie, Black
  • Strip of black or blue cloth
  • Thread
  • Glue (go gorilla!)
  • Silver Spray Paint

Step 2: Cutting

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Drink the soda or tea.

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

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Take the can and cut down in side of the can.

Try to cut straight.

Step 4: Cutting

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Cut off the bottom of the can.

Again, at this stage, you dont need to worry about appearances.

Step 5: You Can

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You can either lay out the can flat and cover it with something heavy so that it unbends (pictures 1 and 2).

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

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Print one of the headband pictures from Step 1. If you want a different symbol, just print that up as well (picture 1).

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

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Now cut the headband shape out of the aluminum.

Step 8: Symbol

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If you are using the symbol from the headband, now it's time to cut it out so you can color it in on the aluminum (pictures 1 - 3).

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

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Take your needle and using your headband cutout as a guide (it helps if it is still taped to the aluminum), make a hole where the brads should be (the three smaller circles on each end).

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

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Take the brads out of the aluminum.

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

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Take out the brads once they are dry and put them into the aluminum.

Your headband is just about done.

Step 12: Cloth and Finished!

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Get your strip of cloth, cut it to size. I ended up using a string of an old t-shirt, since the material needs no sewing to keep it from fraying. This works the best.

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

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Give it to you kids or wear it yourself.

Have fun!
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TristanR24 months ago

Here is a spoiler Naruto is the 8th Hokage and Kakashi is 7th your welcome!!!

Really,I thought kakashi was the sixth.
pinkpichu842 months ago

where can you get brads from

i cant find them anywhere

pugaluffagus:3 months ago

Seriously?! I have all of the materials to make it at home, except a sharpie!! Argggh!!!

chiffarobes4 years ago
arent kids of that age a lil' young to be watching naruto?

if it's on Cartoon Network, anyone can watch it

JoseA16 RobloxR4 months ago

they pass it on adult swim so technically its not for kids. and its rated tv-14

no... it's a cartoon for everyone jeez

Its an anime and manga so yes, it is a lil to young to be watching itt

JasonJ311 months ago

I like the head band but it's too sharp

nightmaer1 year ago

I like your headbands style.

fsim1 made it!1 year ago

So many thanks for helping make this cosplay really awesome on a headband budget of like, five dollars.

Seriously. <3

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fsim1 fsim11 year ago

Also, a note to people who are looking to make this for cosplay, you may have to scale the stencil down. It came out too big for my forehead...IIRC scaling it down to somewhere between 75-85% worked nicely for me.

You did good choosing Gaara for your costume he is pure sandy AWESOME!
LGrogan171 year ago
THANK U SO MUCH!!!! You are my new BFF!!! I have been looking for a way to make a realistic head band for my Gaara costume for Halloween. :)
yyarow1 year ago
Nice, thanks for this.
Dadime2 years ago
Good job. I've done similar projects using soda cans. As for all the negative comments about the show, it is for entertainment purposes not a history lesson.
warreng9713 years ago
that is so cool! thanks! i love anime and making props from it!
jdamm4 years ago
how long was your paper for the sign
I cant wait to try this method out. Ive seen lots of ways to make a naruto headband on the internet but this one seems the best!
lcopeland14 years ago
good good good good good good good good good good good
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yoshie2574 years ago
dude you just saved me 7 dollars
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WurdBendur7 years ago
Here's an idea: cut the symbol out of the metal and place another piece behind it, to hold islands in place and give it depth.
lol thats the same thing I'm doing! ^o^
laminterious (author)  WurdBendur7 years ago
I could... but as these are for my kids,I dont want to rick them getting cut on it..
lupinesoul7 years ago
You, of course, realize that real ninja would take all precautions necessary to blend in and not be detected and that wearing an armored headband depicting your nationality would ruin that effect. Also, bright orange jumpsuits = not stealthy. In short, the anime/manga, Naruto, is a horrible depiction of ninja and should be dragged out into the street and shot.
true dat i hate naruto but my friend likes (he gets made fun of alot)
you do realize that they didnt even were headbands that had villages right and naruto isnt based on a real stary right?
It's a parallel universe where ninja's aren't lowlife scum that roam the streets stabbing people for a few coins.
You know whats goin on!!
But I like the low-life scum kind of ninja! D:
But it is stealthy if he is lets say, trying to blend into a group of electrical workers.
Or convicts. xD
LOL!!! :9
Yeah i don't get the orange jump suit idea.
nice steal that off of a picture
It was a joke from a motivator, I will admit.
not to mention the Fact that there twelve and throwing kuni knives, Ive seen a real one, There was now way you could throw that accurately, also there were used as hidden knives rather than a throwing knife.
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