Lets Make Something banner

Home

Home

Youtube graphic
I have a youtube channel with over 750 Project Videos!




Will
Hi, Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Will and if you have questions
or would like to
contribute projects or ideas you can contact me Will

Will's Project list

 

Looking for a project to work on? Here is the master list of projects that Will has done.
And almost all of these projects come with a youtube video so you can also check out my youtube channel

Quick Links To Subject Areas:
-Paper Castles - Catapults - Classical Guitar - Dioramas - Military Dioramas - Fantasy Art School - Mead - BeeKeeping - Make Video Games - Miniatures - Paper Mache - Model Rockets - Stop Motion Animation - Telescopes - Terrariums - Trebuchets - Project List - RC Airplanes - How to make a...   My Youtube Channel - Downloadable Projects - - Weapons/Armor Projects - Origami - Obsessions - Dragonslayer - Blacksmithing - Nature Projects - Bonsai - DragonSlayer 7 -Adventures/Travel - Science Projects - Sitemap - Swordmaking - Will's Blog - Send your project pics in! - Skyrim Projects - - Paper Making - Fan Art! - Paper Games -Stamp Collecting - The creativity of it - Products/Tools - Electronics (coming) - Games - Goldfish - Leathercrafting - Chess (coming) - Hobbies (coming) - Classical Music (coming) - Clocks (coming) - RPG's (coming) - Stained Glass

 

Lord of the Rings Projects - Assassin's Creed Projects - Skyrim Projects - Game of Thrones Projects - Spartan Projects

- Suit of Armor from Craft Foam -

 

Will

Click Here to view Will's most popular projects

 

 

Paper towel and Bathroom Tissue tubes! They are everywhere and there are lots of creative projects you can make with them. I have ideas for you right here and it includes a youtube video. Fun things to make with Paper Towel Tubes

 

 

Sword forgeNew: How to Make a Sword Forge

When making a sword you don't need a forge or anvil. But, you run into the problem of how to harden and temper the blade? You need to heat the whole blade at the same time. And you can do this with a sword forge. In this tutorial I show you why and I take you through the easy making of a forge like this. And I have included a video. How to Make a Sword forge

 

Make a Leeuwenhoek Microscrope

All you need is a paperclip and a drop of water and you can make a microscope that magnifies 2 to 4 times! Yup! Great microbiology project because it works; and it tells a little bit about the early history of microbiology. Make a Leeuwenhoek Microscope

 

Swordmaking: It's all about the steel

You have probably heard the term "high carbon steel". Are interested in knowing exactly what it means? And seeing as there is high carbon steel there is of course a low carbon steel. There is even one right between the two. In this tutorial I explain to you what that all means and how it affects sword making. And of course I have a video too. Swordmaking: It's all about the steel

 

New Article:

Will's Guide to Star Gazing - Knowing a few simple things can make a tremendous difference in how much you enjoy an evening of star gazing. I give you tips and techniques on what to look for and how to get the most out of the night sky without a telescope.

 

The Electric Mace

The Electric Mace

This is another fun automatic weapon project. With this one the head of the mace has spikes that go in and out. Good thing that knights from the past didn't have double A batteries :) Learn more about The Electric Mace

 

The Lazy Man's Sword!

With this sword you can eat a sandwich and battle a dragon at the same time. Yup! No more Arm fatigue when you wield this sword! Check it out here: The Lazy Man's Sword

 

Rapunzel Paper Diorama

Make a Rapunzel Paper Diorama (Tatebanko)

Here is an easy scene from the Grimm fairy tale Rapunzel that you can make. I give you everything in the template. You print it up and put it together. Make a Rapunzel Paper Diorama

 

 

Make a Ship in a Bottle

We make a scene from the Odyssey. It is the Sirens and Odysseus tied to the mast of his ship. Fun project. I teach you the basics of making a ship in a bottle or how do you get that ship in there! Make a ship in a bottle

 

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

 

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

 

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 Lambent Light from Sword Art Online

 

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

 

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 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 a Wizard's Globe

 

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 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 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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Make the Assassin's Creed Altair Sword

 

Easy project that looks great. Just need some foam and a single piece of foamboar. I have the template you can print up and make. Make the Altair sword from Assassin's Creed

 

Make the Assassin's Creed Chest piece

A fun and easy tutorial that uses vinyl as the leather. But you can also use duct tape and paint it. This is part of a series of the assassins creed weapons and armor series: Make the Assassin's Creed Leather Chest Piece

 

Make a Medieval Stained Glass Window

Its not a real stained glass window. I use a sheet of plastic and glue sticks but it comes out great. This is a back lit project for the Dragon's Temple. I show you how to do this step by step. Make a Stained Glass Window

 

Make a Daedric Dagger

This is a fun Skyrim project and it will only take an hour to make. I have template you can download and make out of cardboard or foamboard. Make Daedric Dagger

 

 

Make the Sword of a Thousand Truths

This is a fun sword that comes from Warcraft and an episode of South Park. I have template you can download and make out of cardboard or foamboard. Make the Sword of a Thousand Truths

 

2 Terrarium projects, great for spring

I don't have full web tutorials for these, I have videos showing how to make them. They are wonderful projects. I even show you how to make the box for the terrarium.

 
  The Box Terrarium - The Bottle Terrarium

 

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

 

Sculpting miniature barrels and crates for the medieval village diorama

I show you the complete process to make lots of miniature objects including how to sculpt, how to make rubber molds and how to cast them. Sculpting/casting barrels and crates

 

The Underpult - Upside down firing Catapult

This is an interesting little project that shows some creativity when it comes to making projects and making catapults. It fires from the bottom rather than the top. And it posed a nice little engineering problem.
Check it out here: The Underpult

 

Medieval Village Roof Making

I am making some terrific progress on the medieval diorama and in this installment of the tutorial I show you how to make some great looking roofs for the buildings. Roofs for the medieval village

 

 

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 Assassin's Creed Spaulders

These are the leather shoulders armor from the video game. Make the Assassin's Creed Spaulders

 

How to Sculpt a miniature Raver and Gegenhound

These are two figures from my novel. Its a fun project and It shows you some of the basics of how to sculpt a miniature both four legged and two legged. How to Sculpt a Miniature Gegenhound and Raver

 

Caernarvon Castle Paper Diorama

I bought a paper castle project, put it together, and added some scenery. A whole lot of fun for ten dollars worth of stuff. Inluded with this tutorial is a video and a stop motion animation.

Paper Castle Diorama Project

 

 

You Shall Not Pass - Paper Diorama

This is a paper diorama of the LOTR scene with Gandalf and the Balrog on the Bridge. Download it, print it, and put it together - LOTR Paper Diorama

 

How to make a Marionette

It doesn't take a whole lot of materials to make a nice little marionette. You just need a little creativity. The sky is the limit!

How to Make a Marionette

 

How to Make a Marionette Theatre

Just a few pieces of 1/4 inch plywood and you have a nice little marionette theatre that easily folds and fits in the car. How to make a marionette theatre

 

Make a Paper Mache Animal Pinata

This is a neat tutorial where I show you how to make just about any kind of animal pinata. I also take this to a new level and make the pinata so it talks when it gets hit! That's an optional thing and you can see the tutorial here: How to make an animal pinata out of paper mache

 

HOw to forge a sword

How to forge a Sword It takes some effort and work but you can make a real sword with a piece of steel. This is part one of my series and it includes a video on how to forge a sword

 

Wall Diorama 18 Dragon's Lair and
Crystal Cave

An automated dragon that comes out to attack any adventurers in the diorama. Wall Diorama Part 18

Make a Barometer -Science Project

Easy tutorial on how to make a barometer so you can track and predict the weather. Nice little science project. How to Make a Barometer

 

How to Forge a Knife

Ever want to make a real knife? I have a complete tutorial here that shows you how from raw piece of steel to completed knife. Everything is covered. How to forge a knife

 

Make the Zelda Sword -Ocarina of Time

Fun project that you can make with just a single sheet of foam board. Or you can use cardboard. I have a complete template that you can download, print up and put together. Make the Zelda Sword

Make a Magneto Helmet Fun and easy paper mache project. I have the packet you can download, print and make. How to make a Magneto Helmet

 

Stop Motion Animation Dragonslayer 7 Journey" You can watch my latest stop motion animation and I have information on how to make one including how I made the movie set, storyboard, music and more. Dragonslayer 7 Journey

 

New: A Venus Fly Trap Terrarium
They are an amazing and exotic plant. And they are great in terrariums. You just have to know some basic rules of care when it comes to these carnivorous plants. I make a terrarium and give you guidelines for a successful Venus Fly Trap Terrarium This also includes a video tutorial.

 

The Changing Tree Diorama I created this tree with some special effects that are different including smoke around the base and stars that light up in the background. I also made this diorama so that the tree could follow the seasons over the course of the year. The Changing Tree Diorama

 

Sculpting a miniature beehive I This is a fun and easy project that only takes an hour. Just a few pieces of balsa wood and some paint are all you need to make this miniature beehive

 

The Multi-Pult: A Rapid fire automatic Five Shot catapult

This is a fun and easy project to make. You trigger one catapult arm and it automatically fires all five in rapid succession like a machine gun. Complete tutorial and a video if you want to see it in action. The MultiPult Catapult

 

Heavy Rain Origami Bird (Pajarita)

This is a very old fold. It has been around a long time but is experienced a resurgence because of the Video Game Heavy Rain. How to fold the Heavy Rain Origami Bird Pajarita

 

Hidden Blade

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

 

 

Plenty More Projects - Just Continue On