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How to Make a Volcano

How to Make a Volcano

This is a nice little project that has some improvements over the typical volcano. It is less mess and easy to clean. The bottle in the middle comes right out so you can clean it and do it again. It is also in a nice little box so the magma stays controlled - Less Mess How to Make a Volcano - New: The Mentos and Diet Coke Volcano - Fires a stream high into the air!

Make a Paper Castle

Make a Paper and cardboard Castle

This is a fun project - I give you all th e drawings and plans you need to make this castle thats ready for painting - Make a castle


Table top Troll Catapult

How to Make a Catapult

The Table-Top Troll Catapult Build this miniature catapult from materials found around the house. It's an easy project and the catapult really fires projectiles! Catapult Project


Hidden BladeMake an Assassin's Creed Hidden Blade that works!

This is a fun project that just uses cardboard or foam board with a rubber band. It really works quite nicely. Make an Assassin's Creed Hidden Blade


Make an easy egg incubator out of a styrofoam cooler This is an easy project that you can have done in a couple of hours. You can hatch your own chicken eggs and get baby chicks! Wonderful learning project. How to make an easy incubator


How to Make Plastic This is a terrific project that is very easy to do. You can make plastic with milk and vinegar. Sculpt it, mold it and do anything with it. You are limited only by your creativity. In the example I make a pair of dice for wargaming and board games. How to Make Plastic


Traditional KiteHow to Make a Traditonal Kite

This is an easy kite to make. Just two sticks, some plastic and tape and you are ready to fly it - Make a Regular Kite



Knifemaking Tutorial

How to make a real knife using the stock removal method. This is part of my blacksmithing series of tutorials. Knifemaking


How to Make a Real Sword - I take you through the whole process of making a sword. And this one is a good sized sword! Really beefy and feels good in the hands. How to Make a sword


How to Make Chainmail: This is a tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to make chain mail. I show you which wire to use, how to create the rings and how to weave the actual mail. How to make chainmail. I will also be doing a tutorial on how to make a piece of chainmail armor.


Make the Assassin's Creed Tomahawk

This a great project based off of the new Assassin's Creed. Here I show you how to make the Tomahawk wielded by the main character Connor out of a broom handle and some foam board. Make the Assassin's Creed Tomahawk



Make a Mini Crossbow

This is a powerful little crossbow that fires straws! Easy to make and whole lot of fun. Make a mini crossbow



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Will's Crazy picks of toys for grownup boys

Doing my holiday shopping and putting together my wishlist and finding some crazy fun stuff on See my list here


My New Telescope website "The Telescope Nerd"

I have been passionate about telescopes for a very long time. If you like astronomy or want to learn more about astronomy and telescopes then check out my new website: The Telescope Nerd.

My Fantasy website

This website is all about fantasy and epic fantasy books. Lots of great stuff to help you enjoy fantasy books and lots of guides on series, authors, writing, books for children and more. The fantasy Guide


Things to think about and explore. "Creativity for your mind"

Telescopes and Astronomy

Ever thought about getting a telescope? This is a wonderful and rewarding hobby. Go to the Storm the Castle guide to Telescopes and astronomy.


Terrarium Projects

How to Make a Terrarium. This section has tutorials and instruction on making several different types of terrariums- complete with lots of pictures. Terrarium building home page

How to Make a Diorama

Dioramas are a great way to express creativity. You work through manys stages of the creative process. You conceptualize then design a scene then you work with the materials to make it a reality.-great tutorial that shows you how to make a diorama from start to finish. It walks you through all the steps and techniques.

Classical Guitar
Learn How to Play
How to Play Classical GuitarIf you never played and want to learn I have a whole section that will get you going including which books to get, selecting a guitar, how to tune your guitar, how to string it and some introductory lessons.
Learn How to Play Classical guitar

Fantasy Art School
Learn how to draw fantasy creatures, knights, armor and all sorts of fantasy and medieval things. I have just begun this series of art lessons and will be adding lessons daily but you can check out what I have - Fantasy Art Lessons

How to make video games
Are you looking for a way to express your creativity? Making video games is a great way to do it! Wouldn't it be great to make your very own video game? It could be anything you want. The only limit is your imagination and you don't need to know how to program. There is plenty of software available that will do that work for you. You can make your own video games! In the video game design section you can find lots of materials on designing, creating, and playing your own video games.

You can also look through lots of books and find the one right for you.How to make video games

The Table-Top Troll Catapult Build this miniature catapult from materials found around the house. It's an easy project and the catapult really fires projectiles! Catapult Project

Build This Trebuchet called "The Little Dragon". Complete instructions with pictures. Made from materials found around the house and hurls a small object 30 feet. Build The Little Dragon Trebuchet



Make a Model Rocket
I make the Estes Alpha rocket. Cost less than ten dollars and is a fun way to start into the hobby of model rocketry. See the complete tutorial here: Make the Estes Alpha Model rocket


Make a Spartan Spear like the movie 300
This is a fast and easy project that just takes a little bit of cardboard and a broomstick. Make the Spartan Spear


How to Make a Box Kite

A Boxkite is a unique kind of kite that is easy and fun to make and really flies - Even though it doesnt look like it can fly - BoxKite Tutorial

A Terrarium for Kids
Some guidelines and tips for great terrariums that kids can make. Includes a learning sheet that explains how a miniature ecosystem works.
A Terrarium for Kids



Traditional KiteHow to Make a Traditonal Kite

This is an easy kite to make. Just two sticks, some plastic and tape and you are ready to fly it - Make a Regular Kite


How to Make a Dragon Pinata

All it takes is a balloon, some paper mache and a little creativity and you have a great themed pinata. Add a sword and your party is transformed! How to Make a Dragon Pinata

How to Make a ...

Scrounging around on the internet looking for some new and fun projects I realized that there are a lot of potential projects out there! Lots of people are looking for how to make something. So I have started a section of my site called the How to Make a... section. I take the most popular requests for how to make and I do them. There are easy projects and more challenging projects. If you are looking for a new project to do you might want to check it out here: How to Make a...

Four Cardboard Swords for Halloween
Wnat to make a safe cardboard sword or scythe for Halloween? I have a tutorial that shows you how. I make the Buster Cloud sword, a reaper scythe, a pirate cutlass and a traditional knight't sword. Easy to make and look great. Make a cardboard Sword


Make a cardboard Katana

How to Make a Cardboard Katana:
This tutorial shows you how to make a great looking katana out of cardboard. And it is super strong because we adapt the secret techniques of the Japanese sword masters to the art of cardboard. How to Make a Cardboard Katana

Make a Go Kart How to Make a Go Kart:
This is a tutorial on how to make a solid and fast go cart. Easy and cheap to make in a few hours. Also includes brakes. I call this Go Kart The Wyvern because it is thin, sleek, and fast. How to Make a Go Kart

Make a Spartan Chestplate

This is a complete tutorial that shows you how to make a cardboard and paper mache spartan chestpiece. it comes out great looking and is not too hard to do. Make a spartan chestpiece


Make a Ship in a bottle This is an overview tutorial showing you some of the important tips and tricks for making a ship in a bottle. Fun project- Make a ship in a bottle


Spartan Sword

Make a Spartan 300 Warrior Sword out of cardboard This is a tutorial with video that shows you how to make a nice looking Spartan sword out of cardboard. It is very strong and easy to make. Should take you less than 2 hours depending on the glue drying time. How to Make a Spartan Sword

World War 2 Diorama

How to make a WW2 Diorama

This is an in depth tutorial with videos on how to make a WW2 diorama. I use 1/72 Scale How to Make a WW2 Diorama


Make a Mangonel How to Make a Torsion powered catapult called a Mangonel:
This type of catapult uses twisted string or rope as a source of power and it is more accurate to the real catapults of Medieval times. Its an easy project and this little Mangonel reallly fires! How to make a Mangonel


A Spartan Helmet Make a Spartan Helmet
Make this helmet out of paper mache and cardboard. Complete instructions and video, along with a download of the template The Spartan Helmet





Waterfall in a dioramaMake a waterfall for a diorama

Not a real waterfall but sure looks real. Easy to make and comes out terrific. I also have a tutorial on how to do water effects like ripples and waves and a tutorial on how to make this complete diorama called "The Secret Grotto" Make a waterfall for a diorama



How to make a terrarium waterfall from scratch I show you how to make a small waterfall that you can put in your terrarium. This is a complete tutorial that even includes a how to video How to make a terrarium waterfall



How to make a Dagger

How to make a dagger . It is very similar to making a knife. But there are a couple of differences. A dagger is edged on both sides and made for sticking not slicing! Make a Dagger Nice little blacksmithing project.


Make a 1,000 Origami cranes I show you how to make an origami crane and I tell you about the ancient legend of making 1,000 of them. I also have a page where you can check on my progress toward making 1,000. Make an Origami Crane

Make a telescope

How to make a small and easy telescope
This is a complete tutorial on how to make a small telescope using lenses. I show you everything you need to know. Make a small refractor telescope

Spartan ShieldMake a Spartan Shield

This is a great looking shield that is creative and easy to make. It looks just like the shields in the movie 300. Complete tutorial with video. How to make a Spartan Shield I also have lots of other Spartan Projects including helmet, spear greaves and arm guards.

Make the Game of Thrones Coin I show you how to make Arya's coin, clay, plastic and even cast the m in metal. Easy and fun! Make the coin of the faceless man.


Make Finn's Golden Sword

Shmow-zow! Do you know what time it is? It's Adventure Time here and every day at! We had tons of fun making one of the many swords from Adventure Time this past week, and we're excited to share it with you. Finn's Golden Sword



Cast a Metal Coin- The Skyrim Septim

Fun project where you cast an actual metal coin with low melting metal. I show you how to make the mold and do the whole thing. Cast a metal coin (Skyrim Septim)



Make the Batarang from Batman!

This is a really easy project and it comes out great, has a great feel and look. Just a sheet of cardboard or foamboard is all you need. I give you the template to make it so easy. Make the Batarang


Make a Daedric Sword from Skyrim

Fun and easy project. All you need is a single sheet of foamboard. I have the template you just download and print out. How to make the Daedric Sword


Make a Daedric Axe

This is a fun and easy skyrim project. And I give you the template which makes it very easy. Make the Daedric Axe






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Miniature TreeHow to make miniature trees with around the house materials

You just need a few supplies and you can make a very realistic looking miniature trees for dioramas, railroads and more. I made a little diorama just to show off the trees! Make Miniature Trees






Make Aragorn's Sword from the Broken Shards

This is a fun foamboard project. And yup! you make it so it can be taken apart or snapped back together just like the sword in the movie. How to make Anduril from Lord of the Rings.


How to cast a plaster hand

You just need a few supplies and you can make a very realistic looking plaster cast of your hand.

How to cast a plaster hand


Make the Witch King Helmet

This is an easy paper mache or plaster cloth project. And I give you the template. Now you can be the witch king. If being the bad guy is what you want! Make the Witch King Helmet


Make a Ballista

It's an ancient Roman and Greek siege engine and you can make one out of foamboard. I have the template for you. Cut out the pieces, trace onto foamboard and put it together. Make a Ballista


How to make talking figures in stop motion animation

Ever wonder how they make the mouths move in an animation? I have the tutorial right here. Now you can make animations that talk! How to make talking mouths in stop motion animation


Make a Miniature Skyrim Glass Shield

I have been thinking about doing an actual full sized glass shield with epoxy resin. To help me decide I figured I would do a small one first. It came out great. Nice little tutorial right here: How to make a miniature Glass shield from skyrim


How to start
Bonsai Seeds

Tree seeds are different than typical garden seeds. They need a process to get started. You have to soak and cool them. I show you how right here: How to scarify and stratify bonsai seeds.


How to make a Sword Sheath out of foam

Make a foam or cardboard weapon and want a good looking sheath (scabbard) to go with it? This is a great looking sheath and you just need a few supplies. How to make a sword sheath

Make a Feather Quill pen

You can easily make one of those old fashioned writing instruments out of a feather. I show you how. You just need a turkey feather. This is a great companion project to my paper making stuff. Make a feather quill pen.


Make the RingWraith Sword from Lord of the Rings


This is a big sword yet pretty strong. I show you a special technique for making a foam board sword that is strong. It involves diamonds but not that kind! Make the Ringwraith sword from LOTR

Make the Iron Sword from Skyrim

Fun project that looks reallly good. I also show you a great technique for getting that Iron look. Make the Iron sword from skyrim.


Storm The Castle Diorama (Besieged)

The Storm The Castle Diorama is coming along nicely and the besieged castle is taking shape. This is a massive eight foot diorama. Check it out and learn how to make something like this right here. I have been working on it for a year!



Paper Making Part 2 - Some techniques for nicer paper

In this part we get a little bit more in depth and I show you some things like adding cotton to the paper, dipping it and even forming the paper into shapes.

Intermediate, yet still easy, paper making

Make the Elder Scrolls Online Axe!

Yes, The game isn't released yet but they are leaking stuff. I got the design for this axe from the various trailers ESO has released. Fun and easy project to make. Make the ESO War Axe


How to make a Medieval Scroll!

Fun and easy little project and I have already received a bunch of pictures from people who have made these! How to make a medieval scroll


Make the Glass Sword from Skyrim

The glass dagger turned out to be so popular that I had to go ahead and make the sword. Fun project and it comes out great. Actually quite impressive. You don't see projects like this very often! Make the Glass Sword from Skyrim


How to Make Paper!

I been putting this project off for a long time because I thought it would be challenging. Wow I was wrong. Paper making is so easy to do! And it comes out great. I love this and you are going to love it too! The possibilities are endless for scrolls, origami, fine writing and so much more. How to Make Paper


Make the Glass Dagger from Skyrim:

Wonderful project where we cast epoxy resin in a two part rubber mold to make an actual glass like dagger. Make the Glass Dagger from Skyrim


Make a Wax seal stamper:

Yes, make your very own wax stamper with a coat of arms, family crest or just your initials. I made a gauntlet holding a sword. Fun little medieval project. We don't write letters much but if you do send a correspondence it would be fun to officially wax seal it like this! Make a wax seal stamper.


Make Orcrist from Lord of the Rings

Fun and easy project that uses just a single sheet of foam board. And as always I give you the template. Make Orcrist


Make Gandalf's Sword Glamdring

This is one of my easiest sword projects and it looks great. You just need a few basic materials and I give you the template which makes it very easy to do! Make Glamdring

Tatebanko Astronomer - Make an easy stop motion animation paper diorama

This is a fun little animation project that uses the ancient japanese art of paper dioramas (tatebanko)- yet moves. I show you how. The Tatebanko Astronomer.



Make Sting from the Hobbit out of Steel

Ok! I have made Sting out of foamboard. Now it's time to make it out of steel. I show you step-by-step how it is done. Make Sting out of steel.


Make Sting from the Hobbit out of foamboard or cardboard

With the new Hobbit movie just coming out this is a great time to make yourself sting. I give you the template to make it so easy. ! Make Sting out of cardboard or foamboard

Make Gimli's Axe from Lord of the Rings

This is an easy and fun project. Of course I give you the template. Make this and you will be ready for the release of the new Hobbit Movie! Make Gimli's Axe


Make the Dawnguard Rune Shield from Skyrim

Two pieces of foamboard or cardboard makes this shield. I have the template for you which makes it easy to do. And this shield looks great. Make the Rune Shield


Make a Fake Boulder (Terrific project if dragons keep digging up your garden)

Yup, some foam and paper mache is pretty much all you need along with a little paint and you have a light weight boulder. How to make a fake boulder


Make the Iron shield from Skyrim

Fun project with just a few basic supplies like a sheet of foam and a sheet of cardboard. I give you the template which makes it very easy for you to make. Make the Iron Shield from Skyrim.




Make a Bonsai Tree out of Wire

I show you how to make a realistic looking bonsai tree out of simple materials like wire, aluminum foil, and pencil shavings. How to make a wire bonsai tree.




Make an Ice Dagger Yup, This is a fun and quirky little project. The blade is real ice. Don't use it in the Sahara though. It won't last! Lol. Make an Ice Dagger


Make a miniature throne from Game of Thrones Yup, all those miniature swords I made in the previous tutorial are now put to use. Even though it is miniature it is still technically made from forged swords! Make the Mini Throne


Forge Mini Nail Swords Fun little project where you heat up duplex nails and turn them into tiny swords.

Forge Mini Nail Swords



New: Terrarium Charm Necklaces StormTheCastle has designed and makes miniature terrariums on a necklace that you can buy. Carry a beauti ful little terrarium around with you. Comes in three different with River stone, Tiger's Eye or Amethyst. Check them out here: Terrarium Charm Necklaces


Great HelmForge a Medieval Great Helm - This is an interesting medieval armor project. I show you the process step by step. Make a Medieval Great Helm






Make Percy Jackson's Riptide

Fun foamboard project and I show you how to make it without or with LED's for light in the Trident! Make Percy Jackson's Riptide

Make a Push Knife

It is an interesting little blacksmithing project and very different than your usual knife. Sometime called a push dagger too. Make a push knife


Storm The Castle Diorama Part 4

The big seven foot siege of a castle diorama is starting to come together. You can see how the buildings come together and more right here: StormTheCastle Diorama Part 4


Will brings his next product to market.

Catapult Kit - The Goblin (Will's Catapult kit) has it's very own goblin catapult for sale on You can check it out by rolling over the text or clicking to go to the amazon site.


Make a Karambit Fighting Knife

This is a fun blacksmithing project to make a curved fighting knife called a karambit. I take you through all the steps and have the template for you. Even if you don't plan on making it you might be interested in the process of how a knife is made. Make a Karambit


Make a Skyrim
Arrow to the Knee!

I just couldn't resist this one. Lot of fun and easy to make. It is one of the most popular memes to come out of skyrim. Don't worry, I will keep working on the website even though I took an arrow to the knee.

Make an arrow to the knee





Make a Throwing Knife

Yes, a real throwing knife. This is a fun project to make and a fun project to use! I had a lot of fun with this. All you need is a piece of steel and some basic tools. And you don't need a forge. You can harden and temper this with a torch. Make a Throwing Knife


Make a Ballistic Knife that really shoots.

Easy and safe foamboard project.



I HAVE LOTS MORE PROJECTS - Just Click here and continue on to check them out!