How Do You Make a Native American Headdress?


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To make an Native American headdress, simply staple feathers to a decorated headband made of construction paper. The feathers can either be real, artificial ones like those found in a craft store or feathers made out of construction paper.

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An Native American headdress is the perfect touch to an Native American costume for Halloween or perhaps a Thanksgiving play. The only supplies required are construction paper, scissors, a stapler, feathers and crayons or markers.

Step 1: Make the headband

Measure the head of the person that will be wearing the headband. Cut a strip of construction paper slightly longer than the measurement to allow for overlap. The width should be about a 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide. Decorate with crayons or markers as desired. Staple the ends of the headband together, making sure it fits snugly around the forehead.

Step 2: Attach the feathers to the headband

If real or artificial feathers are not being used, cut feathers out of colorful construction paper and decorate with crayons or markers. The number of feathers used on the headdress is up to the person making or wearing it. Staple the feathers evenly around the headband, with the base of the feather on the inside of the band.

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