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My Popular Projects

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

 

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 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.

 

Make the Skyrim Iron Helmet

Nice tutorial on how to make the Iron helmet out of cereal box cardboard and paper mache. Good looking helmet and strong. How to make the Skyrim Iron Helmet

 

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.

 

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 Gauntlets out of Craft Foam

Yup! that is craft foam and these gauntlets look terrific. I show you how to make them and I also give you the template which makes it so easy. Print up the template, cut out the pieces and then trace onto craft foam. I have a video tutorial too. Make Gauntlets out of craft foam

 

 

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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 amazon.com 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

 

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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

 

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 StormtheCastle.com! 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

 

Make Sauron's Mace
Great looking project using just a few basic materials. And I give you the template which makes it very easy to put together.

Make Sauron's Mace

 

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

 

 

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 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 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.

 

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

 

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 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 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

 

 

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 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 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 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 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

 

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 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 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

 

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!

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








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How to Make a Fantasy Map

In the previous tutorial we made a big sheet of paper. Now, in this tutorial we turn it into a map of a fantasy world. I show you tips and techniques on how to do it and I also have a video. How to Make a big Fantasy Map

 

How to Make Big Paper!

Wouldn't it be great to make a very big sheet of paper? I made one for a fantasy map I am working on. I show you how to do it right here: Make a Big Sheet of home made paper

 

Make a foam armor Knight's Helmet

I continue in my series of tutorials on how to make armor out of foam. And now we make the helmet. And a neat thing about this helmet is that the visor goes up and down.

Make a Foam Armor Knight's Helmet

 

Make a Witcher 3 Sword with Glowing Runes

I This is an interesting and unique project where we make a sword with glowing runes. We use a string a LED's that cost seven dollars. Easy and fun and of course I give you the template. If you are a Witcher fan this is the project for you. Make a Witcher sword with Glowing Runes

 

Make a foam armor Chest Plate

I continue in my series of tutorials on how to make armor out of foam. And this chest plate is easy to make yet looks great. Check it out here: Make a Foam Armor Chest Plate

 

 

Make a Roman Scutum

Here is another curved foam board project. Interesting process for easily getting a beautifully curved shield. This is an easy project that looks great. And a terrific companion to my Roman Gladius sword project. Make a Roman Scutum.

 

 

Make the Elven Shield from Lord of the Rings

This is an easy to make project. The shield itself is just one sheet of foamboard. And I show you a neat technique for curving it!

Make the Elven Shield from Lord of the Rings

 

 

Make Gandalf's Grey staff from The Hobbit

And I show you how to make the crystal that goes inside and how to light it up. Check out the tutorial with video here. Make Gandalf's Grey staff

 

 

Make Saruman's Staff from Lord of the Rings

This is a nice looking project that is very easy to make. I give you the template and show you several easy ways to make the glass globe in the center. Make Saruman's Staff from Lord of the Rings

 

 

Game of Thrones: Make a Dragon Glass Dagger

I show you how to mold plastic very easily to make this dagger from Game of Thrones. Easy easy project. And the plastic is quite amazing. You can make just about anything from it. Make a Dragon Glass Dagger

 

 

How to Make Foam Armor shoulders and arms

Fun and easy armor making tutorial using craft foam and cereal box cardboard. I give you the template which makes it easy. Make Foam Armor Shoulders and Arms.

 

 

 

How to Sculpt a Miniature

In this tutorial I show you step by step how to sculpt a neat little fantasy miniature. I make a battlemage. I show you everything including the armature and the materials to use. How to Sculpt a Miniature BattleMage

 

 

How to Make a Cardboard Catapult

How about making a powerful little catapult out of a piece of cardboard, a pencil and a rubber band. Make a Cardboard Catapult

 

 

 

Make the DragonAge Inquistion Helmet

Fun project that looks great and uses no paper mache. Yes, we use masking tape and cereal box cardboard. If you are a fan of the dragonage video games you should check this out. Make the DragonAge Inquisition Helmet

 

Kingdom The Paper Game

Fun little paper game that you can download, print up and play. The King has been assassinated. Are you smart enough to save the Kingdom? One of ten paper games that I have. Check it out here: Kingdom - The Paper Game

 

Blacksmith a sword fast!

I challenged myself to make a sword real fast and easy. It took me six hours from start to finish. You can make a sword like this too. Check out my tutorial here: Make a sword in six hours

 

Make the Burial Blade from Bloodborne

This is a foam board project that looks great. The blade comes off and it folds up just like in the game. Of course, I give you the template. Make the Burial Blade from Bloodborne

 

Make the Batman Mask

This is an easy craft foam project that comes out great. You are going to like this! How to make a batman mask

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make a PVC sword

PVC is wonderful for making swords and weapons. It is cheap, strong and readily available. And you can even heat it up and shape it. Check out the tutorial here: How to Make a PVC Sword

 

How to set up a beehive

I just started another beehive and it is an interesting process. Learn about it here. How to set up a beehive

 

 

 

Make the Saw Cleaver from Bloodborne

This is an interesting and fairly easy project you can make with two sheets of foam board and a little paint. I give you the template! And it really works. You can open and close it! Make the Saw Cleaver from Bloodborne.

 

Make a Camera Obscura

The Camera Obscura is a curious device that goes all the way back to antiquity. And it is a pre-cursor to the camera. Fascinating and easy to make. I have a tutorial right here: How to Make a Camera Obscura

 

Make a Phenakistoscope!

A-Phena-what-a-scope? A Phenakistoscope is often referred to as a magic disk. The disk has a series of images on it and when you spin it an animation happens! Yup, I give you everything you need to make this early animation device. Just print up the template along with four different magic disks. Make a phenakistoscope.

 

Make a Dragonbone Dagger

This is a fun and easy project that you can do quickly and it looks great. I show you a neat technique for painting the blade to look like bone. And of course I give you the template. Make the dragonbone dagger.

 

Bonsai Potato !

This is a hilarious and fun little kit that promises enlightment in just ten minutes a day! Loved it. The little book is an absolute hoot. Of course this isn't real bonsai but why not have some fun.

Check out my experiment with this kit: Bonsai Potato! ( Hey and while you are there, check out my bonsai section of the website!)

 

Make Dark Repulser from Sword Art Online

This is an easy foam board project from the very popular Sword Art Online. I give you the template. Make Dark Repulser

 

How to Make a Medieval stone wall

I show you how to make great looking stone work and stone walls out of sheets of foam. You don't need a whole lot of supplies for this. How to make Mediev al Stone Walls out of foam

 

How to Make Rubber Stamps

Rubber stamps and block print making is an absolutely wonderful craft. I love it! I show you how to do it. How to Make Rubber Stamps

 

 

Make Katarina's Daggers from League of Legends

Nice little project that is easy to make. I give you the template. You can have this done in no time with just a few basic supplies like foamboard or cardboard. Make Katarina's Daggers

 

Make a Game of Thrones Snowglobe

what better way to say Winter is Coming than with a snowglobe! Fun little project that needs just a few basic supplies. We make the Weirwood tree in our snowglobe. Make a Game of Thrones SnowGlobe

 

 

How to Make a Foam Board Sword

Foam board is terrific for making swords. It is strong and easy to work with . I show you techniques for how to do it. And along the way we make this beautiful sword! How to Make a foam board sword

 

How to Make Gandalf's Staff

This is the iconic white staff that Gandalf wields. I show you how to make it easily with just a few supplies and I give you the template! Make Gandalf's white staff

 

How to Make Gandalf's Pipe

This is an easy Polymer clay project. It doesn't really work as a pipe but it is a nice prop with an elven leaf stand. How to Make a Wizard's Pipe like Gandalf's.

 

Make Elucidator from Sword Art Online

This is an easy foam board project from the very popular Sword Art Online. I give you the template. Make Elucidator

Make a plastic model tank and a diorama for it

In this tutoria I show you how a plastic model tank is made and I also show you how to make a neat little diorama to go with it. Easy project called "Crossroads". Make a tank and diorama

 

Make Majora's Mask from Legend of Zelda

Fun mask project from the video game. Unique mask, wonderfully colorful and easy to make with paper mache. Of course I give you the template! Make Majora's Mask

 

Make Craft Foam Armor Vambraces (Forearms)

Craft foam is some terrific stuff. You can heat it up and shape it into armor. I show you how in this tutorial and I give you the template to make vambraces. Make Craft foam vambraces

 

Make a Metal Earth Taj Mahal

Here is a wonderful little kit that you build. It is made out of metal parts and it is the Taj Mahal. We added a diorama scene to it and copied a picture of Will visiting the Taj. Learn how to make this kit right here: Make a Metal Earth Taj Mahal

 

Make a Metal Earth Himeji Castle

Fun little metal kit you can buy. It is a replica of Himeji Castle in Japan. Make a Miniature Himeji Castle

 

Make a DragonBone Sword Necklace

Fun Polymer Clay Project and a nice gift for the upcoming Valentine's Day. Of course I give you the template.

Make a DragonBone Sword Necklace

 

 

Make FrostMourne from World of Warcraft

This is a great looking sword and you just need a few basic supplies like foamboard and cereal box cardboard. Of course I give you the template. Make Frostmourne

Make the Skyrim DragonBone Sword

Wonderful sword and built as if a dragon's bone is Iron banded to the handle. I like it! And of course I give you the template. Make the DragonBone Sword

Make Needle from Game of Thrones

Nice little project with a twist. This is the sword from the Series of Books. Easy project and I give you the template. Make Needle

 

Make a foamboard Karambit

Fun, fast and easy project. I give you the template. This is a very unique knife. How to make a foam board Karambit

 

Forge a Rebar Knife

Rebar is a cheap and readily available material. It is easy to forge and in this tutorial I show you how to make a knife with it. I also show you some new techniques like how to bend the steel into curves. Make a Rebar Knife

 

Forge a Railroad Spike Throwing hatchet

Fun and easy little project and I show you a technique that all blacksmiths use but very few talk about. How to forge a railroad spike hatchet/throwing axe.

 

Make a peach or pineapple fruit mead

If you have always wanted to make a fruit mead (melomel) you might want to check this tutorial out. I take you through the whole process from start to finish including bottling. Make a Peach or Pineapple Melomel

 

Make the Game: Shoot Smaug!

I give you this game in a template. Print it and put it together. Smaug sits on his gold pile. You shoot him and the Arkenstone comes out of the treasure chest. Shoot Smaug the Game

Make the Sword of Thranduil

This is a big sword with a beautiful silver color. Easy to make with a few basic supplies. I give you the template! Make the Sword of Thranduil

Make the Elven Mirkwood Polearm

This project is a bit different and a bit big! Six feet long and simple as a broomstick and some foam board. I give you the template as always. Make the Mirkwood Double Bladed Polearm

Make Fili's Warhammer

This is a wonderful foam project. I show you how to make it step by step and I give you the template. It is also very durable so you can carry it around and fight trolls with it even. Make Fili's Warhammer

Make Tauriel's Fighting Knives

This is a fast and easy project that looks great. We make a pair of fighting knives so you can dual wield. I give you the template of course! Make Tauriel's Fighting Knives

Make Kili's Sword

This is a great looking sword. I also show you some painting techniques to make it look real and aged. And of course I give you the template! Make Kili's Sword from the Hobbit.

Make the Smaug Catapult from the Hobbit Movie

Fun little foam board project that shoots very powerfully! You don't need a lot of supplies for this and I give you the template. Print it and put it together. Make the Smaug Catapult

 

Storm The Castle Diorama Part 7: Water Effects, Make the Moat

The next installment of the massive castle siege diorama is done. In this part we add the moat around the castle. Storm The Castle Diorama Part 7

 

Make miniature trees with electrostatic flocking

Neat little way to use an electrostatic flocker to make interesting trees. Make Electrostatic flocking trees

 

 

 

Make the Club of Hercules

This is just like the club that Dwayne Johnson uses in the movie Hercules. Fun and easy to make with just a few basic materials like a tube, foamboard and tape. Make the Club of Hercules

 

Make Wolverine Claws that work

Fun and easy foam board project. I give you the template. And the claws really shoot out of the box. You can have this done in no time at all. Make Wolverine Claws that work

Make the Edge of tomorrow Helicopter sword

This is a dramatic yet easy to make sword. In the movie it was fashioned from a helicopter blade and it looks it. I also have a video tutorial on this. Make the Edge of Tomorrow sword

Make a Crown

This is a wonderful paper mache project where you make an iconic crown inspired by childrens favorites like The Little Prince and Where the Wild Things Are. How to Make a Golden Crown

 

 

Make a Wizard's Puzzle Box

It is a neat little chest to keep things in. But it also has a secret. Only you know the secret to opening it. Fun! I give you the template to make it. Just some foamboard and a hot glue gun! Make a Wizard's Puzzle Box

 

Make the sword Zar'roc from Eragon

Fun little project. You only need one sheet of foamboard. And we make the jewel in the hilt by casting resin into an egg. Yup, no rubber mold is needed. Make the sword Zar'roc from Eragon

 

Halloween Projects (Video on my Youtube channel)

In this video on my youtube channel I have 24 project ideas. Check it out here

 

Halloween Project Day 2 - Plague Mask

It was a real thing in the middle ages during the plague. They wore these masks! You can make one with a few simple materials. Make a Medieval Plague Mask

Halloween Project Day 3 Treat Bag Diorama

Fun and creative project. How about putting a diorama inside your trick or treat bag. You have never seen this idea! Tutorial right here.

I also have a web based tutorial for this trick or treat bag diorama right here.

Halloween Project Day 4 - Skeleton Marionette

This is a fun marionette project with something extra. The head pops off and falls to the ground. Then it bends over and picks it up to put it back! LOL. Fun. I also have a video. Make a skeleton Marionette

Halloween Project Day 5 - Axe to the Back

This is a tutorial where you can make a great looking medieval axe. And that is good for a prop weapon. And I even show you how to modify it so it is sticking out your back! Make a medieval axe to the back

Halloween Project Day 6 - Cleaver to the head

This is two tutorials in one. I show you how to make a cleaver to the head and a Chef's knife to the head. Real simple project that looks great. Make a Cleaver to the head

 

Halloween Project Day 7 - Eyeball Projects!

I have five different projects using eyeballs! Yuck! And I also show you how to make great looking eyeballs with ping pong balls. Right Here: Eyeball Projects

 

Halloween Project Grand Finale - The Tell Tale Heart!

The tell tale heart is a creepy project. You carry a box and inside the box is a heart that beats. Yikes! I show you how to do it step by step. The Tell-Tale Heart

 

 

Forge a Rondel from a Railroad Spike (Blacksmithing)

A rondel is a medieval sticking weapon that was used in the middle ages. Interesting little project and easy to make from a railroad spike. How to forge a medieval Rondel.

 

India - The Paper Game

This game is a bit different and a whole lot of fun. Instead of rolling dice we use the centuries old technique of flicking a chip just like the game of Carrom that they play in India. Fun adventure where you have to collect the ancient dagger and deliver it to the Taj Mahal. Print and play "India" here

 

 

Make an Indian Katar Assassin's Dagger

Fun foam board project and all you need is two sheets of foam board, two rubber bands and two toothpicks. I give you the template. It really works, opens and snaps closed. Make an Indian Katar Dagger

 

How to make Ink

I have done tutorials on how to make paper and how to make a feather writing quill. Now I finish off that series with a tutorial on how to make ink. And it is real easy to do! You probably have everything you need right in the kitchen. How to make Ink

 

Make Soul Edge from Soul Calibur

This is a pretty crazy sword in the video game. And it is even crazier in real life. And the eyeball really looks around! LOL. See how to make this project with some basic materials. Make Soul Edge

Make an Indian Sikh Dagger

I bought a dagger while on a trip to India. It is quite beautiful. So I thought it would be fun to make one out of foamboard. I give you the template and the ornamental work which makes it very easy for you to make. Make an Indian Sikh dagger.

 

Will takes a trip to India

It was a fun adventure and if you want to see a little bit of India check out Will's video on his youtube channel right here: Will in India

 

 

Make a Railroad Spike Knife

This is a great little project if you are just beginning in blacksmithing. RR spikes are so easy to work with and you can whip up a nice little knife in no time. Practically can't do wrong with a project like this and it will help you to develop a feel for hammering hot metal. Make a railroad spike knife.

 

Make the Phantom Blade from Assassin's Creed

Fun foam board project that really shoots. You just need a few basic supplies and I give you the template and have it all figured out for you. Print it up and put it together. Make the Phantom Blade

 

Make the Elven Bow from Skyrim

Fun foamboard project. It doesn't really work as a bow but looks great and is perfect for show or cosplay. I give you the template which makes it easy to build. Make the Elven bow from Skyrim

 

Make a Zoetrope

A zoetrope is a fun little optical illusion project. You might even call it an animation project. You put a series of images inside a tube and spin the tube. Look through slots you made and the images become an animation. Fun and easy. And I give you the template with the animation ready to go. Make a Zoetrope

 

Make a Light Box

A light box is a wonderful little thing. You can use it for tracing, drawing, and even reading x-rays. But they are very expensive to purchase. I have a nice tutorial here that shows you how to make a great one very cheap. It uses a string of LED's as the light source. How to make a light box


Make a Damascus Steel knife out of paper

Damascus steel is the commonly used name for pattern welded steel. It has beautiful lines and patterns in it. In this tutorial I show you how to make a knife in this style using layers of paper.

Make a Damascus Steel paper knife

Make a Thaumatrope

A thaumatrope is the very first example of the phenomenon of persistence of vision where images merge together. And in a way it is where film and animation started. Two images blur together as you spin it. I have a tutorial on how to make one and I give you three sets of images in a template so you can print them up and make them.
Make a Thaumatrope

 

Make an Origami Bonsai Tree

I love this project because it is a combination of two things I love: Bonsai and Origami. The only way it could get any better was if it were alive and needed care! But, you might consider it a bonus that this tree needs very little care. lol!

Make an origami bonsai tree - oh and the tree itselft is a brown paper bag that has been twisted and shaped. Neat.

 

Make a Hexagonal Box Kite

You wouldn't think that something like this could fly but it flies very easily. Fun and easy project with some dowels and tissue paper. How to make a hexagonal box kite.

 

 

Make a Daedric Bow and Arrow

Fun and easy project. You just need two sheets of foamboard to make this bow. I give you the template. If you are a skyrim or elder scrolls fan you are going to love this one! Make a Daedric Bow

Make a Leather Sword Sheath

Web visitors have been asking me to do this tutorial for a long time. I finally got to it. It is how to make a leather sheath for a sword. And I make one for our Steel Sting Sword. It also comes with a video. How to make a leather sword sheath

Make a Foil Tape Sword (Robb Stark)

Foil tape is a great way to make a cardboard or foam board sword look like steel. I show you how to do it. I also give you this template so you can make a replica of Robb Stark's sword from Game of Thrones. Make a Foil Tape Sword

Make a Sub Hilt knife

This is a real knife making tutorial and I take you through all the steps from beginning to end. It is an interesting knife with an extra guard so the knife can't be pulled from your hand. Make a subhilt knife

How to make Dragonscale Chainmail

This is a wonderful chainmail weave that looks really beautiful. Two different sized rings. I show you everything, step by step. How to make dragonscale chainmail

 

How to make a dragon egg - and how to fry it up!

Ok, this tutorial is really about making a paper mache dragon egg. You can see it cracked open on the left of the picture. But I also make the yolk, the white, and the frying pan! LOL I had a lot of fun with this project. Check out how to make this project and watch the video of me frying up the dragon egg. Make a dragon egg

Make a foam knife that looks real

Just a piece of foam board and you can make a Sub-hilt knife which is specially designed for knife fighting. Well, this one is just foam so it isn't really for fighting! But it looks good! I give you the template. Make a foam board knife

 

 

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 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

 

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 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

 

 

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