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How to make the Daedric Sword from Skyrim


The Daedric Sword is one of the most powerful swords in Skyrim. And to make this one you just need a few basic supplies and one sheet of foamboard. Pretty much as simple as that and it looks great.

To make this project I have a template that you can download and print out. This way you don't have to draw out the shape of the sword.

The Daedric sword template is here (pdf)

Video tutorial: I also have a video tutorial of this project. You can watch it near the bottom of this page.


Here is a look at the completed sword.

Daedric Sword


Daedric Sword Made by Web Visitors


Can you make this Daedric Sword? You sure can! Here is a picture sent in by a web visitor (Thomas) He downloaded the template and made the sword! My thanks to him for sending in the pic.

Daedric sword



And here is the Daedric Sword Made by Daniel. He has also made a whole bunch of other terrific weapons! Thanks Daniel!

Daedric sword


And here is the Daedric Sword made by Dominic. My thanks to him for sending in the pic. It came out great!

Daedric sword

And here is a daedric sword made by Kyle:

Daedric sword

And here is a Daedric sword made by Lemonz247 and AlyssaDoggyDog

Daedric sword


What you need to make this project:

  • 1 sheet of foamboard (the size that is 30 inches in one length) (On Amazon here Elmer's 2 pack foam board )
  • some kind of knife to cut the foamboard with
  • White glue like elmers
  • Paints, red, black, silver and blue (silver is optional, you can use white instead)
  • The template I have right here

Note from Will: The Template and the tutorial are both absolutely free! But would you consider a donation of $1 to support my work? Paypal makes it very easy and safe. Click here to donate $1 - Every little bit helps Will to keep making great tutorials and templates. Thanks!


Download and print out the template. It has the pattern of the sword. Cut out the four pieces and tape them together to make the sword. This is your template. Trace three of those onto your foam board and cut them out.

Leave one of those the full sword shape and for the other two cut away the blade section. You will end up with three pieces that look like this:

The three parts of the sword


Apply white glue to the two smaller pieces and glue them to the large piece. It ends up looking like the next picture. Let it dry. And once it is dried you can sand the edges with some sand paper or a file. Round the edges around the handle and keep the edges of the blade nice and sharp.

The pieces glued together

All you have to do now is paint it! Here is how I did it.

First paint the blade silverish white and once you have it all that color you add a little bit of light blue to it. Add it while the silverish white is still wet. This way you can spread it around and get the differences in color. Add a little bit of darker blue around the teeth of the blade to get a nice look. And once the paint is dry you should use a pencil to add some details.

Paint scheme


To paint the large black handle section you do a similar thing. Paint the whole thing black and while the black is still wet you should add some streaks of a bright red. Once the handle is dry you can paint on some small details like the thin streaks of white. You can even add a little silver and gold if you want.

The sword is done but if you want it to have a bit of a shiny look to it you can use some kind of a spray on sealer. It will make it shiny and protect the colors, keep them crisp.

The Video Tutorial



Foam boardElmer's Guide-Line Foam Board 20 Inches x 30 Inches, White, 2 Foam Boards per pack

I love elmers foam board, and this has light grid lines on it .


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You can check them all out right here. And here is a sample


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