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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 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
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
Make 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
How 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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
Fantasy Art School
How to make 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
Make a Spartan Spear like the movie 300
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
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
How to Make a Cardboard Katana:
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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
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
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
How to Make a Torsion powered catapult called a Mangonel:
Make a Spartan Helmet
Make 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
How to make a small and easy telescope
Make 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
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
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 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
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 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:
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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Make a Damascus Steel Knife -
Damascus steel is challenging to make. But you don't have to make it for a knife. You can buy a blank and make a knife with it. I show you how in this tutorial: Make a Damascus Steel Knife Part 1 (I also have a video for it)
Make a Viking Shield
You can make this with foamboard or cardboard. Either way it comes out graet and is double layered for strength.
Made just like they made the real shields.
Make a Viking Sword and Helmet
This is an easy project that you can make. And you only need a few supplies. I even give you the template for the sword. How to Make a Viking Sword and Helmet
How to Make a Stained Glass Dagger
This is a quirky and fun project you can make and it teaches you some of the fundamentals of making stained glass. How to make a stained glass dagger
New: Setting up the beehive - How to install a bee package
Three pounds of bees is around 10,000 bees. How do you get them, and the queen, into the hive? You pour them! Check it out here: How to install a bee package into a hive.
How to Make a Stained Glass window
Stained glass is an art that almost died out. Good thing it didn't! It is beautiful and you can make it too. I show you how, step by step and I have a video to go with it. How to make a stained glass window.
New: How to Set up a Goldfish Tank
I got myself three adorable goldfish. I am obsessed with them! Here is a tutorial on what to get and what to do if you want an easy start with an aquarium. How to Set up a goldfish aquarium
New: Forge a Medieval Letter Opener
It is an easy project and we learn six different blacksmithing techniques while doing it. Want to learn what a blacksmith does? This is a good place to learn it. Forge a Medieval Letter Opener
Blacksmithing: How to Forge a Spear
It is an interesting four step process to forging the tip of a spear. I use a piece of mild steel and show you how. I also have a video so you can watch how to do it. How to forge a spear
Make a Model Submarine
This is a wonderful little plastic model kit. I chose this one because it has the open side so you can see all the various stuff inside the sub. Fun skill level 4 which means it is a challenging build and I also have a video. Make a Model Submarine
Make a White Walker Spear from Game of Thrones
This is an easy to make spear and we use a neat material called insta-morph to easily create the tip. Make a WhiteWalker spear
Make the Dark Souls Zweihander (Out of wood)
Big sword from the game Dark Souls. And we make it out of wood you can buy at the Home Depot (for strength). I show you how: Make the Dark Souls Zweihander
Make the Dark Souls Silver Knight Straight Sword
This is a good looking sword that is easy to make with foam board or cardboard. And I give you the template. You can have this done in no time at all. Make the Silver Knight Straight Sword
How to Make Miniature trees from Household materials
Miniature trees are expensive. But I have a nice alternative. You can make them with three materials: Brown paper, a kitchen sponge and glue. And they come out great. Make Miniature Trees
Make a Nebula in a bottle
A nebula is a beautiful object in the night sky. And you can have one on your bureau or desk. I show you how to make one with a few around the house items. Make a nebula in a bottle
How to Make an Eight Inch Newtonian Reflector Telescope
Wonderful telescope with good light gathering power. I take you through each step to make the complete optical tube assembly. This is part 1 of a two part series. Make an eight inch telescope
Make the A-10 Warthog Plastic Model
This is a 1:48 Scale Revell model. It is a good size with some weight and detail. I take you through the steps to making this model and I have a video to go with it. Make the A-10 Warthog
How to make stilts
Here is a fun project that you can make in an hour. And it cost 13 dollars for all the parts. You can adjust them to any height. Stilts are fun but they do take some practice!
Make Ludwig's Holy Blade
It is a big weapon! And it is a trick weapon which means there is another sword inside. We make both of them! Make Ludwig's Holy Blade
Make the Kirkhammer from Bloodborne
This is a big hammer and it really works like the trick hammer. We also make the sword that goes in and out of the handle. Make the Kirkhammer
Make the Monster Hunter Ravager Blade
This is a spectacular sword! And it is Nine feet in length. And guess what? It only cost 23 dollars to make. I show you how to make the Monster Hunter Ravager Blade.
Make Deadpool's Katanas and the Holster
You can have swords, and wear them, just like Deadpool does. And for fun I also give you the template so you can make a miniature set like I made for the dragonslayer. Make Deadpool's Katana and holster
Make the Lambent Light from Sword Art Online (Asuna's Sword)
This is the third sword in my series of SAO swords and this one uses a new technique to make the circular guard.
Make the Steel Dagger from Skyrim
This is an easy skyrim project that turns out looking great. I give you the template which makes it easy.
Make a Knight's foam armor Cuisses
The cuisses are the upper leg (thighs). And we attach them to the greaves. Easy project and these complete the foam armor knight project. How to make Knights Foam armor cuisses (I give you the template)
Make a Medieval Art and Drawing Box
A way to organize and keep your drawing and art supplies. And under the lid we make a nice drawing surface so you can take it with you and have a place to draw and do art. Make a Medieval Art and drawing box.
Make faux bookshelf books
fun and easy foam project on how to make bookshelf books quickly. Make Faux Books
Make a Flamberge
Flamberge means "flame blade" and it is so named because of the wave of the blade. Fun and easy project that you can make in no time . Make a Flamberge
Make a Wizard's Orrery
An orrery is a mechanical device that shows the movement of celestial objects. We make one that shows the motions of the Sun the Earth and the Moon. And we do it with foam board. Make a Wizard's Orrery
Make A Star Wars Light Dagger
Yup! A light "Dagger". Easy to make and the light blade actually works. Just need a couple of rubber bands. I give you the template. You can be chaneling the force in no time! Make a Star Wars Light Dagger
Make the Skyrim Steel Greatsword
This is a big sword. Four Feet in length. And I show you how to make it from regular size foamboard. Great looking sword that is very strong . Make the Steel Greatsword from Skyrim
Make the Skyrim Steel Sword
Great looking sword made out of foamboard. And it is three layers thick which means it is strong enough to use. I also show you a nice techique for painting it to get this great steel look. Make the Steel Sword from Skyrim
Make a Wizard's Pendulum Clock
Using foamboard you can make a simple moon clock that rotates through the phases of the moon.
Make a simple diorama
This is a great project for kids. You need a small box, glue stick, scissors and a magazine. That's it. I show you how to make a simple diorama.
The Triple barrel Rocket Pistol. Watch the video on my youtube channel here.
Make the Skyrim Nightingale Blade
Easy to make project that comes out great. And all you need is a single sheet of foamboard. I show you a build technique that makes the blade very strong and realistic looking. It has depth, it isn't flat. Make the Nightingale Blade
Make a Star Wars Crossguard LightSaber
The new lightsaber is quite a bit different than the usual ones. I like this one a lot. It has a crossguard which makes it much like a medieval sword. I give you templates to make two different sizes. Make the CrossGuard LightSaber
Make a Wizard's Table
This table is fully functional and made out of XPS foam. The top surface is wood so it can be used as a proper table! Part of the Wizard's Lair Project. Make a Wizard's Table
The Big List of Cheap Hobbies
Looking for a new hobby but don't have a whole lot of money to spend? I have put together a very big list of suggestions. Find a new hobby today. The Big List of Cheap Hobbies
Make the Resident Evil Zombie Killing Kukri blades
This is an easy project that you can make in no time. All it takes is one sheet of foamboard and you can make both of them and even the shuriken. Of course I give you the template. Make the Resident Evil Kukri
Carve a Medieval bas-relief
A bas relief is a flat sculpture that has some depth to it. I show you how to easily carve one in foam. I make a three panel triptych for a wizard's table. How to carve a medieval bas relief.
The Changing colors of steel - This tutorial, with video shows you how the color of steel changes quite dramatically as it is heated. And why this is very important to a blacksmith. The changing color of forging steel
How to Make a Plastic Model
I love making models. I have been doing it since I was a kid. It's a lot of fun and pretty inexpensive. Here I show you all the tips and techniques for doing a nice job of it. How to Make a Plastic Model
Blacksmithing: Forge Medieval Arrows - This style of arrow tip is called a bodkin and it was used in the middle ages and the Renaissance. They are easy to make and I show you how. Forge medieval arrows
Make foam armor Greaves
Another piece in the series of foam armor pieces that I am doing. Almost done with the whole set. These are the lower legs and I show you how to make them out of foam yet make them look like metal. Make foam armor greaves
Make the Infinity Blade
Fun and easy sword to make. Three sheets of foamboard, paint and glue is all you need. And I give you the template. Make the Infinity Blade
Make the Skyrim Orcish Dagger
The orcish dagger is a fun and easy project that comes out great. I use some different techniques than usual. No foam board in this one! Of course I give you the template and show you some great painting techniques to make it look real. Make the Skyrim Orcish Dagger
Make a Scale Model Airplane This is a great little plastic model kit (P51 Mustang). It is very inexpensive, easy to build and looks great. If you have never built a plastic model this one is a great first project. I have a complete tutorial and a video right here: Make a P51 Mustang
Make a Shoebox Space Diorama
You can make a fun Space diorama where the astronaut is floating in space. I give you all the artwork. And you don't even need a shoebox. I show you how to make one out of cardboard or foamboard. Make a Shoebox Space Diorama
Make Xena's Chakrams
This is an easy foam board project that comes out great. I give you three different templates so you can make different styles. Make Xena's Chakrams
Make foam Knight's Armor Sabatons (feet)
I continue in my series of tutorials on how to make armor out of foam. And now we make the Sabatons. Easy to make project and I give you the template with a choice of traditional or gothic style -
Make the Blade of Mercy from Bloodborne
An easy project and a trick weapon. You can use them as separate blades or snap them together and use as a single blade. Make the Blade of Mercy
Make the ebony dagger from Skyrim
This is an easy project and I give you the template. If you are a skyrim fan this project is a great prop to make. Make the Skyrim Ebony Dagger
Make a Wizard's Globe
Every wizard's lair has a globe like this. It works a lot like a gyroscope in that you can rotate the rings and the globe so it can be looked at from any angle.
Make the Predator Wrist Blades !
With just foamboard, rubber bands and toothpicks I show you how to make the wrist blades and they really work. Of course I give you the template. Fun project. Make the predator wrist blades
Like the Predator? I have a tutorial on how to make a latex rubber predator mask! Submitted by a web visitor. Make a Latex Predator Mask
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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
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.
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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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