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

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

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

Try to cut straight.

Step 4: Cutting

Cut off the bottom of the can.

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

Step 5: You Can

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

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

Now cut the headband shape out of the aluminum.

Step 8: Symbol

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

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

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

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!

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

Give it to you kids or wear it yourself.

Have fun!
<p>lol you can write &quot;idiot&quot; on it and give it 2 yo buds</p>
<p>Here is a spoiler Naruto is the 8th Hokage and Kakashi is 7th your welcome!!!</p>
<p>actually, kakashi is the sixth and naruto is the seventh</p>
<p>kakashi is the 6th and naruto is the 7th you dumb dumb </p>
Really,I thought kakashi was the sixth.
<p>I love it! Going to try to make it this weekend.</p>
<p>where can you get brads from </p><p>i cant find them anywhere</p>
<p>Seriously?! I have all of the materials to make it at home, except a sharpie!! Argggh!!!</p>
arent kids of that age a lil' young to be watching naruto?
<p>if it's on Cartoon Network, anyone can watch it</p>
<p>they pass it on adult swim so technically its not for kids. and its rated tv-14</p>
no... it's a cartoon for everyone jeez
<p>Its an anime and manga so yes, it is a lil to young to be watching itt</p>
<p>I like the head band but it's too sharp</p>
<p>I like your headbands style.</p>
<p>So many thanks for helping make this cosplay really awesome on a headband budget of like, five dollars.</p><p>Seriously. &lt;3</p>
<p>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.</p>
You did good choosing Gaara for your costume he is pure sandy AWESOME!
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. :)
Nice, thanks for this.
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.
that is so cool! thanks! i love anime and making props from it!
how long was your paper for the sign<br>
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!
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dude you just saved me 7 dollars
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^
I could... but as these are for my kids,I dont want to rick them getting cut on it..
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.<br/>
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.
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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.
WOW!! YOU'VE ACTUALLY SEEN A REAL KUNAI!??!?! seriously dude. You should stick to commenting on stuff you know about. You can throw a kunai accurately! Ever herd the saying practice makes perfect? It's a crtoon for crying out loud! If you hold the kunai in the middle it doesn't spin unless you are really far away from your target. Naruto rocks!!
That's another thing! Next thing you know they'll be wanting sharp things and want to go around kicking people, yelling "Believe it!" When I was his age, I was playing "Hello Kitty! Island Adventure". Now there's a constructive bit of fun!
"Butters go to the store and buy World of Warcraft before we kill you" That episode was hilarious
" butters I'm the dwarf" " but there's only 4 races to choose form" "Log out choose a new race and log back in." I like Hello Kitty Island Adventure better than this."
YES!!!! Finally someone who totally agrees with me!
naruto cn wear what he wants to where u should be shot trying to sound smart and what not

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