Maybe you can't go back in time and experience the middle ages yourself. And you will probably never witness the siege of a castle in real life but you can have a little fun and experience it on some small level! Here are some projects that will help you experience Medieval Life. Build a catapult or a trebuchet! Be a siege engineer right in your living room!
Make a Medieval Poleaxe or BattleAxe with cardboard and a broomstick This is neat tutorial with a video that shows you how to make a pole weapon using cardboard and a few other around the house materials. Lots of different styles you can make and I show you how to make the poleaxe and the battle axe. Make a medieval polearm
Blacksmithing I have a series of tutorials all about the art of blacksmithing. The Art of Blacksmithing
Make a Clash of the Titans Perseus Sword This is a nice project where I show you how to make a Perseus sword out of cardboard. I have the complete template you can download and print up. It comes out great looking and strong. How to make a Clash of the Titans Perseus Sword
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
Etch a Coat of Arms into a Glass Shield!
This is a nice introductory tutorial that shows you how to etch in glass. The tutorial makes a coat of arms in a piece of glass shaped like a shield. Etching a coat of arms
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
Make 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
How to mount a sword on the Wall
Make a Spartan Spear
Make a Spartan Helmet
This is a complete project on how to make a medieval flail that is fun, looks good and is safe. It is for costume or ornamental use only. I have the complete tutorial on my Storm The Castle main website right here: Make a Medieval Flail
Mead Making Videos - A Have a series of over 20 Videos on the Secret Art of Making Mead. If you ever wanted to make mead these videos will take you through the steps. Its very easy to do! My Mead Making Videos on Youtube. If you prefer web based instructions with pictures and tutorials I have a comprehensive site devoted strictly to the art of Mead Making. The Joy of Mead
Free Role Playing paper based game: Enter the Labyrinth and Rescue the Princess
How to Make a Torsion powered catapult called a Mangonel:
How to Make a Cardboard Katana:
Make a Cardboard Shield
Four Cardboard Swords
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
Make a Paper Castle (Neuschwanstein)
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
The Backyard OGRE Catapult
This is a powerful two foot long catapult. I have complete instructions and tutorial on how to build it here The OGRE
The Table Top Troll Catapult - This is a nice little project that takes you through all the steps of making a rubber band powered catapult. It is 1 foot in length and it just takes a little wood, a rubber band and a few other things. Complete instructions, and lots of pictures showing you how to do it. Totally free project
The Little Dragon Trebuchet - Nice project that shows you how to make a trebuchet. No rubber band required here. The basic concept of a trebuchet was gravity and a counterweight. About 1 foot in length and it has some oompf!
Make a PVC Catapult - This is a great video from Make Magazine that follows the instructions in the Art of the Catapult book. They show you how to make a catapult out of pvc plastic plumbing pipes
A Web visitor has submitted some awesome pictures of a hand made medieval crossbow. The stock is carved in the shape and form of a dragon and it's absolutely beautiful! Check out more (and bigger) pictures of this awesome crossbow - medieval crossbow There are classes that you can take to make your own crossbow.
Medieval Castle Project: Here is a nice little project that you can make. It is a paper medieval castle and it comes with all the instructions and drawings so you can print it out and make it yourself. Easy and fun project with a fact sheet that tells all about the parts of a castle. All you need is some glue and some cereal boxes. Make a Medieval Paper Castle
Castle making Kits and Books