Become the 'Chief of Reuse¹ in your household with this
Feathered Headdress made from recycled materials.

In Plains Indians culture headdresses are earned through brave and
honourable deeds, with each feather symbolising one deed. ­So the more feathers
one has, the more honourable deeds they have performed.

Happy making!

Step 1: Find

Find materials from around your home to make your Feathered Headdress. We’ve used ribbon, bottle caps and left over coloured paper to decorate our Headdress. Craft feathers and scraps of colourful fabric would be perfect.


Nice build but please don't call it a Native American headdress, as it's not in any way. Call it something else and let it be appreciated on its own merits, please. I could say a lot more but we have a &quot;be nice' policy. <br> <br>BTW, reference to Native American practices in the past tense is often a bad sign.. Native Americans and their cultural ways are alive and well in the present tense.
Hi jonipinkney. Appreciate the feedback. We've made some adjustments taking your advice on board :) as your observations were certainly unintentional. Thanks
Thanks. Actually, this piece reminds me of the feathered masks / headpieces I'e seen people wear at Carnival (New Orleans). Some of them are very nice, artfully done. It occurred to me that if the &quot;feathers&quot; on this were made out of aluminum pop cans, it wouldn't add much to the weight and the piece would be more durable. It would probably also make a nice sound when the wearer is dancing.
Interesting idea! Perhaps a new costume for us in the making. Certainly like the integration of sound into our projects!
Hey makedo-able, this is a great Headdress! I must try it on &quot;Purim&quot;. Thank's!

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