Today we have a super adorable Native American headband craft for kids. This feathered headband is made from paper feathers and is a great craft for the kids.
These feathered headbands are just too cute!
Its a pretty craft for kids to do while studying Native American culture!
The feathers in this Native American headband are all made from paper, and the band has pretty glitter foam accents.
We’ll even give you a template for the feathers so that you can make this headband at home easily yourself!
Table of Contents
- Supplies Needed for Kids Native American Headband
- How to Make the Paper Feather Headband
Supplies Needed for Kids Native American Headband
To make this headband craft, you’ll need some of the following supplies:
- Colored Cardstock Paper
- Colored Craft Paper
- Craft Glue
- Glitter Foam or Glitter Paper
How to Make the Paper Feather Headband
To make this headband, start by downloading and printing our feather template from the resource library.
The template has 4 different sizes of feathers on it.
You can use all of one size or mix and match. The choice is yall’s.
We designed our feathers to be wider and rounder, which makes this headpiece look like a feathered crown!
If you’re feeling extra crafty, you could just freehand the feathers.
Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Create the Headband
First, figure out the size you’ll need for your headband.
You can measure the child’s head, or use a string wrapped around their crown, to determine how long your headband strip should be.
Then cut out a strip of cardstock slightly larger than the child’s head.
You’ll want enough space to glue it together and still fit.
This one is 16 inches long and 2 inches thick.
Step 2: Cut your Feathers
The cut out the feathers from different colors of craft paper.
We used pretty jewel tone colors mixed with a couple pastel colors.
If you are using our feather template, cut out the pieces and use them to trace the feather shapes onto your colored papers.
Step 3: Attach the Feathers Together
Using a small piece of scrap paper like the blue one shown and attach a feather forming a base to attach the rest of your feather crown.
Step 4: Create the Feather Crown
Attach all the feathers to your feather base, fanning them out wide.
Step 5: Create Headband Accents
Using glittered foam or glitter paper, cut out fun shapes and strips.
These will become accents for your Native American headband.
This part is great for getting creative.
The kids can cut out any type of shapes or pieces they want to personalize their headdress.
Step 6: Attach the Headband Accents
Next, start attaching the headband accents with a bit of the craft glue.
We used long stripes to go across the whole headband and then triangle accents along the top.
The kids can go crazy decorating their headband strip!
Step 7: Attaching the Feathers to the Headdress
Now, attach the paper feathers to the inside of the headband base.
Make sure to center the feathers on your strip, since this will be the center of your headdress.
Step 8: Finish Your Headband
Now, roll the headband around and attach the ends together, forming your headdress.
And there you have it, an adorable DIY Native American Headdress for kids!
And here’s a different version.
This one was made using thinner feathers in deeper colors.
Isn’t fun how different each feathered headdress can be!