How to Make a Naruto Style Headband

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Introduction: How to Make a Naruto Style Headband

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!

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145 Discussions

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Kaiven
Kaiven

12 years ago on Introduction

People talk about Naruto sooooo much, I HATE NARUTO, bbut the band looks ok. Still don't like the band, because it's Naruto's....... >:|

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pdav482
pdav482

Reply 1 year ago

why

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pdav482
pdav482

Reply 1 year ago

wow

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TristanR2
TristanR2

5 years ago on Introduction

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

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pdav482
pdav482

Reply 1 year ago

no naruto is the seventh "Tuhin Debnath, Watched each episode more than thrice. Obsessed. Up until now(i.e Boruto episode 37) we have seen 7 Hokages of the village Konoha. In chronological order they are Hashirama Senju, Tobirama Senju, Hiruzen Sarutobi, Minato Namikaze, Lady Tsunade,Kakashi Hatake and Naruto Uzumaki." i just google searched it .

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RyanT85
RyanT85

Reply 4 years ago

Actually,Kakashi is the 6th and Naruto is the 7th...get your facts straight.

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HinataH
HinataH

Reply 4 years ago

actually, kakashi is the sixth and naruto is the seventh

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ZoranG1
ZoranG1

Reply 4 years ago

kakashi is the 6th and naruto is the 7th you dumb dumb

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KakashiKid
KakashiKid

Reply 4 years ago

Really,I thought kakashi was the sixth.

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chiffarobes
chiffarobes

9 years ago on Introduction

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

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sofiasaurus17
sofiasaurus17

Reply 2 years ago

I'M 11 and I'm also on Shippuden

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AjinkyaD
AjinkyaD

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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SushiW1
SushiW1

Reply 4 years ago

There are kid's anime and manga and adult's anime and manga. Just because something is manga and/ or anime doesn't mean it is unsuitable for kids.

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RobloxR
RobloxR

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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JoseA16
JoseA16

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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RustyComedy
RustyComedy

3 years ago

I don't know why there are so many hate comments. If you don't like or care for an item, don't comment.

I think it's pretty cool. I made a rogue leaf ninja and a normal leaf ninja.

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PandaQueen0314
PandaQueen0314

4 years ago

This is really cool. I made it for my little brother because he loves the anime, and he loves it!