How to Make Fake Medieval Swords

If you're wearing a medieval costume for Halloween, a school play or to attend a medieval festival, you can make your costume more authentic by adding on period accessories. For example, you can create a medieval sword from craft materials that will look like a sword that could have been used hundreds of years ago. Once the sword is complete, you can wear it on the belt of your costume.

Fake medieval swords can be used as a costume accessory.

Things You'll Need

  • Cardboard

  • Hot glue gun

  • Hot glue stick

  • Yarn

  • Acrylic paint

  • Paintbrush

Step 1

Cut out a rectangle from cardboard that measures 24 inches long and 3 inches high.

Step 2

Cut out a square from cardboard that measures 5 inches on all sides.

Step 3

Trim one end of the rectangle onto a point.

Step 4

Trim the edges of the square to make it a circle.

Step 5

Cut a 3-inch slit into the middle of the circle.

Step 6

Slip the flat end of the rectangle into the slit, and slide it down 6 inches. The 6 inches will be the handle of the medieval sword.

Step 7

Apply a line of hot glue along the are where the rectangle meets the circle. Allow the glue to cool completely.

Step 8

Wrap yarn around the 6-inch handle until the the handle is approximately 1/2-inch thick with yarn.

Step 9

Paint the sword with silver-colored acrylic paint, and allow it to dry completely before putting the sword into your belt.