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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 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
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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.
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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
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 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 the Mace of Molag Bal
This is a weapon from the Elder Scrolls series of video games. It is the weapon that the ultimate bad guy wields. Now you can wield it too! All you need is a single sheet of foamboard. I give you the template and I also have a video showing you how to make it. Make the Mace of Molag Bal
Make miniature birds
You probably don't realize it even if you are a regular to my website, but I have a whole section on how to make miniature things. This is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make tiny little birds with just a few basic supplies like air dry crayola clay or FIMO How to Make miniature birds
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 The Zelda Princess Sword from Twilight Princess
This is a fun and easy project and it looks great. If you are a fan of Twilight Princess you have got to maek this foam board sword! I give you the template. Make the Zelda Princess sword
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
Fun quick and easy foamboard project and you will be ready to slay demons. I give you the template. Make Ruby's Knife from Supernatural
This is a fun project that can be made in no time at all. Three layers of foamboard to make it strong. You are ready to battle in the Game of Thrones with this sword. I give you the template which makes it so much easier to build. Make Longclaw
A terrarium in a terrarium We put together this fun little terrarium. It has moss, plants, and even origami butterflies. And one terrarium right inside the other. Fun and easy. I show you step by step. How to make a terrarium inside a terrarium
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 make miniature trees with around the house materials
You just need a few supplies and you can make a very realistic looking miniature trees for dioramas, railroads and more. I made a little diorama just to show off the trees! Make Miniature Trees
Make Aragorn's Sword from the Broken Shards
This is a fun foamboard project. And yup! you make it so it can be taken apart or snapped back together just like the sword in the movie. How to make Anduril from Lord of the Rings.
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.
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 talking figures in stop motion animation
Ever wonder how they make the mouths move in an animation? I have the tutorial right here. Now you can make animations that talk! How to make talking mouths in stop motion animation
Make a Miniature Skyrim Glass Shield
I have been thinking about doing an actual full sized glass shield with epoxy resin. To help me decide I figured I would do a small one first. It came out great. Nice little tutorial right here: How to make a miniature Glass shield from skyrim
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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 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
Make the Glass Dagger from Skyrim:
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.
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
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