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

Make a Rolling Paper Theatre

Here's a fun and interesting project that has a tale to tell. It's the rolling paper theatre of whimsy and it can bring heroic stories to life. With a few simple materials you can make your own and tell your own tale. The rolling Paper Theatre of Whimsy

Make a diorama inside an egg

All you need is an egg and a few little details and you can make an interesting little project by building a scene inside the egg. The most challenging part is cutting the egg. I show you how: Make a diorama inside an egg.

 

 

 

Make the Elder Scrolls Online Axe!

Yes, The game isn't released yet but they are leaking stuff. I got the design for this axe from the various trailers ESO has released. Fun and easy project to make. Make the ESO War Axe

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

 

 

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Catapult Kit - The Goblin (Will's Catapult kit)

StormTheCastle.com has it's very own goblin catapult for sale on amazon.com You can check it out by rolling over the text or clicking to go to the amazon site.

 

Make a Game of Thrones Diorama

If you are a Game of Thrones fan you might want to check this project out too. It is a diorama of Castle Black and the Wall. And it has a working Elevator that goes up the wall. I have a video tutorial for this project too. Make a Game of Thrones Diorama

 

 

Wall Diorama Update: Lizard Temple

The latest installment of my Wall Diorama project. The Lizard Temple complete with lights. See the Wall Diorama main page here. Next will be the Dragons Lair and Crystal Cave.

 

Minas Tirith Paper Castle!

This is a fun paper project that will take you a couple of hours. I have a complete download that you print up and make. It is a castle from The Lord of the Rings. Minas Tirith Paper Castle

 

 

 

 

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

Make a HALO Energy Sword

This sword really glows and it is made out of two pieces of clear plastic. Easy and fun project: Make a HALO energy sword

Halloween Projects!

I have a whole bunch of halloween projects you can make including of course lots of weapons and armor, gravestone, cauldron and more: Halloween Projects

 

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

 

 

Tatebanko Halloween

This is an easy and fun to make tatebanko project of a cemetary. Nice halloween project. It is a pdf that you can download print up and put together. And you can add your own halloween stuff to it like skeletons, ghosts etc. The Halloween Tatebanko

Death Scythe from Dantes Inferno

Dante's Inferno is a video game coming out soon. The death scythe is the weapon that Dante takes from death and uses it in the game. This is a foam version that I made with a pipe core. It is about eight feet in length. .Dante's Inferno Death Scythe

Paper Game: Wizard's Quest

Downloadable Paper game. You are a wizard and you must choose from three magical paths and then defeat the dreaded Gegenhound in battle. Everything you need including a paper dice. Wizard's Quest Paper Game

Miniature Treasure ChestSculpt a Miniature Treasure Chest

A treasure chest is a great first project to learn how to sculpt miniatures because it is very easy. You can get a good feel for the modelling putty. In this tutorial I sculpt three different chests and show you some techniques. I also use these chests as part of a Casting Miniatures tutorial. How to Sculpt a Miniature Treasure Chest

 

Make a Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Fun little project we call the poor man's christmas tree! You can improvise all kinds of fun stuff for this tree including miniature presents. How to make a Pine Cone Christmas Tree

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly DioramaMake a Bio-Diorama. This is a living diorama with caterpillars and butterflies.

StaIt is an interesting idea where part of the diorama is alive! In the case of this one our adventurer is lost in a cave and stumbles upon some enormous cocoons. They are real butterfly cocoons. The Bio Diorama 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

 

Make a miniature ladderMake a Miniature ladder for a diorama

Make a Miniature Ladder: This is an easy tutorial on how to make an old fashioned wooden ladder. The kind an adventurer might run across in a dungeon. All it takes is a little balsa wood and string. How to make a miniature ladder

 

 

 

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

 

Make a Glowing Sword -Sting from Lord of the Rings

Fun little project that uses a glowstick and a couple of pieces of lexan plastic. It really glows. Make the Glowing Sting Sword

 

 

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 DragonSlayer 3DragonSlayer 3

It is the Dragonslayer 3. This one is a serious upgrade to 1 and 2 and maybe I will be able to penetrate the Dragon's Armor with this one! Watch a video of this here. The DragonSlayer 3

 

Make a Medieval Stone Tower

This building is larger but the basic structure is made the same as the peasants house. Where this one differs is in the stone work and in the shingled roof. I show you how to make a rubber mold and cast the stone work and how to make the shingled roof out of balsa wood. How to make a medieval tower

 

Make a Micro Terrarium

These tiny terrariums have become very popular over the past few years. They are small, easy to care for and easy to make. I have a complete tutorial that uses the smallest flowers in the world. How to make a Micro Terrarium

 

300 Spartan GreavesMake 300 Spartan Greaves(leg-guards)

A tutorial on how to make paper mache and cardboard greaves that fit well and look good. Just like the ones in the movie 300. Make 300 Spartan Greaves

 

 

 

How to make an XBoxHow to make an Xbox as a Christmas Present

This tutorial shows you the Xbox I made for my son for Christmas. And I show you how to make one yourself - cheaply. How to Make an Xbox

 

Paper Mache DioramaHow to make a paper mache diorama

Don't have the materials for a diorama? You can make one out of paper mache which is just flour and water. I show you how in this tutorial where I make a scene from the Lord of the Rings Castle Helms Deep. How to make a paper mache diorama

 

Spartan VambracesMake 300 Spartan Vambraces (armguards)

A tutorial on how to make paper mache and cardboard vambraces that fit well and look good. Just like the ones in the movie 300. Make 300 Spartan Vambraces

 

Oh Yes I still have lots more projects! Haven't found a project you want to make? Keep Looking!

 

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

 

 

 

More Projects:

How to Make PlayDough

There are lots of recipes on how to make dough for kids to play with. This recipe is probably the best. Requires a bit of heating in a pan. Its a fun project in itself and the final product is fun too! How to Make PlayDough.

 

Make the sword called Dragontooth

This is a unique sword that has dragonscales on it. I show you how to make the dragonscales and I give you the template. How to make Dragontooth

The latest stop motion animation (Meteor)

I have the animation and I show you how I made the set. It is a blacksmithing shop. Dragonslayer 7 Meteor

 

 

How to Make a Mosaic (Dragon)

Mosaics are beautiful and you just need a few tips on how to make them. In this tutorial we take you through all the steps on how to make a Dragon Mosaic

 

Make a dragon egg diorama

Yup, we made a diorama inside a regular egg. But how about making one inside a dragon egg? Complete with castle being sieged. I show you how and how to make the egg too. Make a Diorama inside a dragon egg.

 

 

 

 

Make an Assassin's Creed Terrarium

Here is a wonderful terrarium in a fish bowl that has a theme from a video game.

Make an Assassin's Creed Terrarium

 

Ludus Latrunculorum

The Ancient Roman Board game. Easy to play yet very tactical. I show you how to make it and how to play it. Lot of fun! Ludus Latrunculorum

 

Scene Box Tatebanko

This is a fun and easy tutorial that goes along with our rolling paper theatre of whimsy. These tatebanko's can be added to scenes in your theatre. In this tutorial we show how to make a tatebanko that's a little different from previous ones we've had. These boxes can really bring some life to your theater and the epic tales being told. Make a Scene Box Tatebanko paper Diorama

 

Make Corvo's Mask from the game Dishonored

This a fun and easy paper mache project. You can make Corvo's Mask

 

 

Make the Kratos Sword from God of War!

Awesome looking pair of swords with chains. All you need is some foam board or cardboard. Make the Blades of Chaos

 

Stop Motion Animation with Pipe Cleaners

I show you how to do an easy stop motion animation with pipe cleaners. And I show you how to make a little animation studio with just a box and a few materials. I also have a 1 minute stop motion animation I made and you can watch. The picture is a screenshot from the little animation. Stop Motion Animation with Pipe Cleaners I also have lots of other Stop motion animation projects like how to use clay.

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

 

Halloween DioramaMake 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

 

Paper Game: The DragonSlayer

This is a complete paper game that you can download, print up and play. You are the dragonslayer and you have to adventure through a series of chambers. In each chamber is a beast and if you slay the beast you get a better weapon. Each beast and each weapon progressively gets harder and better. Face the dragon when you are ready. The weapons are the same weapons that I have made on my website here and on my youtube channel. Get the game here

Brewing Mead

Mead is a thousand year old wine brewed from honey and water. It is truly a medieval drink. I have embarked on the adventure of brewing my own. See how I am doing and learn how to brew your own mead! Mead Brewing

Summer Fun BookMy Summer Fun Project Book

Started out as a booklet and ended up being a 75 page book packed with summer fun outdoor projects and activities that harness wind, water, gravity and nature. Totally free, just download the pdf here and start having some summer fun!

 

 

 

Terrarium Projects

The Ultimate TerrariumHow 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

 

Diorama Projects

How to Make a Diorama

Dioramas are a great way to express creativity. You work through manys stages of the creative process. You conceptualize then design a scene then you work with the materials to make it a reality.-great tutorial that shows you how to make a diorama from start to finish. It walks you through all the steps and techniques.

Classical Guitar Learn How to Play

How to Play Classical GuitarIf you never played and want to learn I have a whole section that will get you going including which books to get, selecting a guitar, how to tune your guitar, how to string it and some introductory lessons.
Learn How to Play Classical guitar

Fantasy Art School

Fantasy Art SchoolLearn how to draw fantasy creatures, knights, armor and all sorts of fantasy and medieval things. I have just begun this series of art lessons and will be adding lessons daily but you can check out what I have - Fantasy Art Lessons

 

How to make video games

Make a video gameAre you looking for a way to express your creativity? Making video games is a great way to do it! Wouldn't it be great to make your very own video game? It could be anything you want. The only limit is your imagination and you don't need to know how to program. There is plenty of software available that will do that work for you. You can make your own video games! In the video game design section you can find lots of materials on designing, creating, and playing your own video games.

You can also look through lots of books and find the one right for you.How to make video games

 

Stop Motion Animation with Clay

Stop Motion Animation Projects

All it takes is a cheap digital camera and a computer with Windows XP and you can make your own animations! You are only limited by your creativity. I have animations that I made and a tutorial that shows you how to make your own animations. Stop Motion Animation

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.

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 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.

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

 

 

 

 

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

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