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Telescope Giveaway

I am giving away the tall telescope in the middle. It is a 60mm refractor. All you have to do is leave a creative comment on my youtube video right here: Telescope Giveaway on my youtube video

Foam terrain and dioramaFoam terrain for wargaming or dioramas

New Tutorial on how to use foam to make wargaming terrain or a diorama. This tutorial, which includes a video, shows you types of foam, good and bad foam, the tools used, including regular tools and hot wire tools. And it shows you the process for making terrain from foam. The project shown here is completely made out of foam -castle and all. How to use foam to make wargaming terrain and dioramas

The Wyvern CatapultThe Wyvern Torsion catapult

Complete project with step by step assembly instructions, blueprints and a video for making this powerful 3 foot catapult. It uses twisted rope for torsion. This type of catapult is called a Mangonel.The Wyvern Catapult



The ParthenonPaper Parthenon -Acropolis

Complete downloadable project, print it up and glue it together. It is the Parthenon in Greece. I also have a video showing it and showing the real Parthenon. The Paper Parthenon

The Search for the Meaning of Life

The Search for the meaning of life Is Searching for the meaning of life a futile action?

The search



How to Make a Shadow Box Make a Fantasy Shadowbox - This project shows you how to make a shadowbox out of an old picture frame. The scene it depicts is called Women Warriors prepare for battle. Go to the shadowbox project


The Warcraft Pod

The Warcraft Virtual Reality Pod! I have built my own personal pod for playing warcraft - right in my living room. It is complete with the bucket seat from a car, a mini fridge, telephone and two computers. See more pics and learn about the project and the game of Warcraft here.

Firefly Diorama

Firefly Diorama

This is a great little shoebox diorama that uses tiny blinking lights as fireflies. Battery operated and you can make it. See the project tutorial and the video of it in action Firefly Diorama


The Bicycle Trebuchet

The Bicycle-wheel and Bowling Ball Trebuchet - This thing is crazy. The base is three feet long and it seriously throws projectiles! Was a fun project. See the tutorial and the video. But don't build this siege engine without the help of an adult!


A Rainforest DioramaRainforest Diorama. This easy project uses the concept of the 5 layers of the rainforest canopy as its building structure which is a nice way to learn about the rainforest The Rainforest Diorama


Book of Star Gazing

Little Wonders book of Star Gazing

Enjoying the pursuit of stargazing, easy to find nebulae, galaxies and more. Simple star and moon charts you can print out and use. Star Gazing Book


Table top Troll 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

How to Make a Trebuchet

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

Catapult Game

Storm The Castle Catapult Game - Build a Popsicle stick catapult and hurl paper balls at the castle. How to make the Game and the catapult are here





Unique Ocean Diorama

Ocean Diorama

This is a unique little ocean diorama shaped like the porthole of a submarine and made out of a cookie tin. I have full instructions and artwork for you to print and make. Easy and fun project. A new take on the ocean diorama. Imagine looking out the porthole of your submarine and discovering Atlantis! Now you can. Ocean Diorama


Make a Model RocketModel Rockets!

Model Rockets are an inexpensive and fun hobby. You get to build them and then launch them. There are lots of ways to have fun with them and there are even rockets with onboard video cameras that Model Rocketyou can watch on your computer. I have a whole new section devoted to model rockets


300 Diorama

300 Diorama - Battle of Thermopylae

I am currently working on a three foot long diorama of the battle of the Spartans inspired by the 300 movie. It is wired for sound and lighting ( A night battle scene will be great) - I have also made it into a tutorial so you can see how I make this big diorama and you can learn how to make your own great looking dioramas. 300 Diorama


A Box KiteHow 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


Free Paper Game: Storm The Castle an adventure..

Free Paper Game
Print, make and play this adventure game.
You are a knight and you have to storm through the castle and overthrow the King! Along the adventure you run into guards, wandering beasts and more. Totally free game that you can print up, assemble and play. Including a paper dice if you don't have one. The Paper Game


How to Make miniature trees Make Miniature Trees
This is a new tutorial in my series of Diorama Making projects. Traditional tree making and some great ideas for creative tree making. Make Miniature Trees

Make a paper Neuschwanstein Castle Make a Paper Castle (Neuschwanstein)
This is nice paper project where I give you all the plans, You print them up and put them together , Not too hard and looks great - Paper Castle


Expand Your Mind
Your mind is the same as the muscles in your body. If you don't give it new challenges it grows weak. The potential within your mind is enormous. Did you ever want to learn a new language or a new skill? Did you ever want to learn about Botany or Zoology? Geology? There are so many amazing things to learn about in this world and in this life. If you want to expand your mind boost your creativity, become an artist or musician then go to the "Expand your Mind section."

Ignite Your Creativity
Creativity is a mysterious force of the highest kind. It brings enormous satisfaction and fulfillment. How many times in your life did you wish you were more creative? Did you always want to draw or oil paint or play a musical instrument? Did you always want to write? To create new worlds on paper? If you consider yourself not to be a very creative person then you are mistaken. We all have this incredible ability within us. But just like everything else in this life it takes nurturing. You do have a creative potential within you, and you can achieve it. Imagine the fulfillment and satisfaction you will find. Go to "Igniting Your Creativity"

Change Your Life
Are you stuck in a rut? Go to work, go to the store, pay the bills. Maintain the house, do the dishes. There doesn't seem to be enough time to do the things you really want to do. Are you going to wake up one day and realize that the juice of life has passed you by? Would you like to experience and do some remarkable things in your life? You can make your life magnificent! Instead of focusing on Making a living focus on building a life! Let me help you with this section on "ChangeYour Life."

The Serendipity Engine©
You think in patterns. We all gather information about the world in similar ways and you run the risk of thinking in the same rut as everybody else. The Serendipity Engine© helps combat this. Would you like to expand your mind by finding something totally out of your normal routine. Serendipity Engine

Special Books
There are books that can change your life and the way you think about life. -Books that can change you in profound ways. Go to the section on special books.

Beyond Harry Potter
So your kids are reading the Harry Potter series and they really love it. This series of novels has done wonders for getting kids enthusiastic about reading and you can keep this enthusiasm going! Here is a hand picked selection of books in the vein of Harry Potter that your kids will love!  -Beyond Harry Potter

Interested in the Dark Ages? The History Channel is premiering a film about this seven hundred year period of time and I have some exclusive materials including a free game you can play. Learn more about the Dark Ages  - or 
Play the game

The Knight Medieval site Information about medieval knights, how they lived, their history, their weapons and more.

An Interview with the director of the Dark Ages Film

I have had the opportunity to get a little bit of advance exposure to the History Channel's New film about the Dark Ages. This includes an interview with the Director! Read my interview and learn more about the upcoming film!




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

Free Hands-on Tutorials and Projects. "Creativity for your hands"


More Projects :


DragonSlayer Bazooka

The DragonSlayer II Shoulder Fired Rocket Launcher! I don't have a tutorial on how to make this but I do have a couple of videos where I show you this project and how I launch it off! The DragonSlayer 2

Sword Mounted on the Wall

How to mount a sword on the Wall
In this tutorial (complete with a video) I show you how to mount a sword on the wall. This uses traditional sword wall hangers. I also show you the inside of a wall so you can see what to do. How to mount a sword on the wall



Spartan Spear

Make a Spartan Spear like the movie 300
This is a fast and easy project that just takes a little bit of cardboard and a broomstick. Make the Spartan Spear


The Ten Minute Terrarium The Ten Minute Terrarium
A terrarium doesn't have to be complex to be beautiful. I show you how to make what I call the single plant Zen terrarium, easy and beautiful.. The Ten Minute Terrarium


Tatebanko Castle Tatebanko Castle - Paper Diorama
Tatebanko is the lost Japanese art of Paper Dioramas. I have a complete castle project that you can download, print up and make. Easy and fun paper project. The Tatebanko Castle

Paper Game: Slay The Dragon Paper Game: Slay The Dragon
You can download, print up and play the dungeon adventure game: Slay The Dragon Paper Game


The DragonSlayer

The DragonSlayer Shoulder Fired Rocket Launcher! I don't have a tutorial on how to make this but I do have a couple of videos where I show you this project and how I launch it off! The DragonSlayer


Make a medieval Flail Make a Medieval Flail (Ornamental)
With just a few basic materials you can make a great looking medieval flail for a costume or halloween. Make a Medieval Flail


Wall Diorama Make a spectacular Wall diorama for your miniatures
This is an on going project that takes you through the construction of a wonderful wall diorama How to make a Big Wall Diorama for your fantasy miniatures

Make a Clay Castle Make a clay Castle
I can't take credit for this project. A web vistior is doing this based on my paper Neuschwanstein castle plans. This project is not done yet but most of it is complete. Make a Clay Neuschwanstein Castle

make a miniature wooden dagger Carve a miniature wooden dagger
This is a nice little project that you can use as a letter opener or as a necklace. I carve various sizes and show you how to do it. I include a template you can print up to make your dagger like mine. How to carve a minature wooden dagger

Castle inside a lightbulb diorama The Castle in the lightbulb diorama
Make this unique little medieval scene inside a lightbulb. It also has a magical little light on the top of the tower that is activated by a magnet. I show you how to make it and how to hollow out the bulb safely. A miniature Castle diorama inside a lightbulb


Free paper role playing game Free Role Playing paper based game: Enter the Labyrinth and Rescue the Princess
This is a complete game that I made. It has everything you need in one download. The game pieces, the board and the rulebook. Paper Game: Enter the Labyrinth and Rescue the Princess


How to sculpt fantasy miniatures How to sculpt fantasy miniatures:
This is an in- depth series of tutorial including videos that shows you how to sculpt fantasy miniatures and gives you the practice, techniques, skills, and tips needed to do a good job of it. How to Sculpt Fantasy Miniatures

Adding realistic rubble to a diorama Add realistic rubble to your dioramas:
This technique uses cork and is easy, inexpensive and looks great, particularly for battle or combat scenes. Perfect for military dioramas. I have an included video tutorial Rubble in Dioramas using Cork

Halloween Diorama Make a cemetary Diorama
This is a nice spooky diorama with gravestones, a creepy fence and a small mausoleum. I show lots of tips on using everyday materials like popsicle sticks and toothpicks. I also have a video with this tutorial. Cemetary Diorama



Make a cardboard Sword Four Cardboard Swords for Halloween
Wnat to make a safe cardboard sword or scythe for Halloween? I have a tutorial that shows you how. I make the Buster Cloud sword, a reaper scythe, a pirate cutlass and a traditional knight't sword. Easy to make and look great. Make a cardboard Sword


Wizards Tower Diorama Wizards Tower Diorama and Video Game
This tutorial shows you how to make a foam diorama. It is a battle between a wizard and a dragon. But I took it to another step and make a video game out of the diorama! In the video I play the game for you to watch. Diorama/Video Game.

A Dinosaur Diorama A Unique Dinosaur Diorama
Not your typical dinosaur diorama. In this one a meteor streaks across the sky and a super volcano erupts. Nice project for learning about the extinction of dinosaurs  Make a Dinosaur Diorama Includes drawings of 6 dinosaurs and all the artwork and instructions you can print out and color.

Star Photos How to Take Star Photos without a Telescope
Using an old 35 mm camera I show you how to take some great star photos. I give you tips on how to do it, what film to use and show you some of the pictures I took. This project is on my other site "The Telescope Nerd"  How to take star photos without a telescope

RC Airplane An RC Model Airplane
40 Dollars got me started in this great hobby. I have a whole new section of my site devoted to RC Airplanes and a video and page devoted to my airplane, also a beginners guide if you are thinking about remote control Airplanes  -RC Airplanes

Diorama automated Drawbridge A Motorized Drawbridge
I use a cheap remote control car to make a motorized drawbridge on my eight foot castle diorama. Learn More



Stop Motion Animation Creativity Creative Stop Motion Animation
I teach you 9 creative techniques for doing stop motion animation drawings. And I have an animation that shows the techniques: Stop Motion Animation Tutorial

A Terrarium for kids A Terrarium for Kids
Some guidelines and tips for great terrariums that kids can make. Includes a learning sheet that explains how a miniature ecosystem works.
A Terrarium for Kids


Black Dragon Paper Castle Black Dragon Paper Castle
My latest paper castle project. Nice project and a bit of a challenge because of the curved shapes. Nice metaphor of a dragon turned into a castle (Project tutorial not yet completed but coming soon . Black Dragon Paper Castle


Make the Sword of Achilles like in the movie Troy

A tutorial on how to make this sword. The Sword of Achilles


Make the Shield of Achilles like in the movie Troy

A tutorial on how to make this shield. The Shield of Achilles


The Glass Bazooka It's real glass and it really works. You can see it on my youtube channel here



Still haven't found a project? Well, I have plenty more here!