Medieval Projects

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


BlacksmithingBlacksmithing I have a series of tutorials all about the art of blacksmithing. The Art of Blacksmithing




Perseus SwordMake 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


Spartan SwordMake 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


Spartan ShieldMake 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



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


How to mount a sword 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
This is a Spartan Hoplite spear just like the one used in the movie 300. It's an easy project and all you need is a broomstick and some cardboard. I have a complete tutorial and video on making this spear. How to Make a Spartan Spear


A Spartan Helmet Make a Spartan Helmet
Make this helmet out of paper mache and cardboard. Complete instructions and video, along with a download of the template The Spartan Helmet






Make a medieval flail

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





How to make meadMead 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 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




Make a Mangonel How to Make a Torsion powered catapult called a Mangonel:
This type of catapult uses twisted string or rope as a source of power and it is more accurate to the real catapults of Medieval times. Its an easy project and this little Mangonel reallly fires! How to make a Mangonel



Cardboard Katana How to Make a Cardboard Katana:
This tutorial shows you how to make a great looking katana out of cardboard. And it is super strong because we adapt the secret techniques of the Japanese sword masters to the art of cardboard. How to Make a Cardboard Katana


Wizards Tower Make a Cardboard Shield
I have some nice tips and a tutorial on how to make a good looking cardboard shield. Make a cardboard Shield







Wizards Tower Four Cardboard Swords
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






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


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


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

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



catapult project

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

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 Handmade medieval crossbow

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.


Make a castle out of paper and cardboard

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

Make This Wizard's Castle (Cut-Out Models)

Make This Model Medieval Castle (Usborne Cut-Out Models) I was given this project as a gift and thoroughly enjoyed it. You need to have some paper working skill to make it come out really good. I used a little too much glue when attaching the parts to the base so the base came out just a little wrinkled. When you do a project like this always be sparing with the glue. The subtle colors of this model are really nice.


Castles to Cut Out and Put Together
Make This Medieval Village (Cut Outs)
Make This Medieval Village (Cut Outs S.)

Easy-to-Make Castle (Models & Toys)