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Make the Sword of Perseus Slaying Medusa - From an authentic museum statue

During a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city I spotted a statue of Perseus with the head of Medusa. It's a beautiful statue and an amazing sword.

We don't make it out of marble like the original. We make ours out of foamboard. In this tutorial I show you the process step-by-step. And when you are done making yours you will be ready to slay Medusa too!

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The sword of perseus


About the sculpture: The title of it is Perseus with the head of Medusa. It was sculpted by Antonio Canova in Rome. Canova lived from 1757 to 1822.

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This project also comes with a complete tutorial in a youtube video. You can watch that video right here:


Supplies and tools used for this project:

  • 1 sheet of foamboard 5mm thick. (Elmer's 2 pack foam board )
  • White paint
  • Some kind of off white paint, I used parchment colored.
  • A knife to cut the foamboard
  • Some kind of glue that works on paper. I used a hot glue gun.


Here is the completed sword that we make.

the sword we make

And a new technique that we learn here is how to make a box out of foamboard. It is the guard of the sword.

The box guard


Earn a Certificate of Contribution!


If you make this project email me a picture! I will email you a certificate of contribution from stormthecastle.com You can print it up and hang it on the wall.


Okay! Let's Make this sword (continue)

Remember the movie Clash of the Titans? In that movie Perseus has a sword? It is quite a bit different than the one this statue carries. But I do have a tutorial on it if you would like to make that one!

Perseus Sword

Make a Clash of the Titans Perseus Sword This is a nice project where I show you how to make a Perseus sword out of cardboard. I have the complete template you can download and print up. It comes out great looking and strong. How to make a Clash of the Titans Perseus Sword