Simple and Easy Do-It-Yourself Stone Henge Instructable!

photos by McNopants13 on

Pardon us, but we must begin with a lengthy quotation:

I had a stage show to put on with some of my students and thought it might look cool to see them carry on and build stonehenge during a certain scene so away i set off to build the elusive stone henge …. but GASP! I don’t have the money nor the resources for giant stone slabs … “fear not handsome craftsman” a voice said to me in my head… I will make a giant paper mache version of the sotnes and so I set off once again with a plan. and alot of boxes here are some photos from the build and some of the final stones on stage. ENJOY!

Above you see some of the papier mache versions of the aforementioned sotnes,as they are so delightfully misspelled. The accompanying pictures show a process of taking smaller boxes, attaching them to make long rectangles, covering them with papier mache and painting them grey. And then, of course, forming trilithons with them.

Curiously, despite the replacement of the continuous circle with simple trilithons and the completely un-Stonehenge-like shapes of the stones, the creator/instructor remembered to add bluestones of a sort, a nice touch which might gain them a much-needed druid for their score. Or we should say–his score, the clever hengineer being Monsieur McNopants13. Or Madame McNopants13, as the case may be. If it is a female McNopants, of course, we would want to know, as it’s the sort of thing we would prefer to lead off the post with so as to acquire the trashier reputation we feel we need in order to draw more readers.

As you can see above, even as far as this creation is from resembling Stonehenge itself, it still has an atmospheric quality when used as a stage prop and lit well. And let it never be said that most henge-o-philes are not generally well-lit. Har. And speaking of heavy drinking, for no reason at all we are reminded to thank Matt Penny aka @salisbury_matt, the High Lord and Grand Poobah of Salisbury and, for sending us the link to this “instructable”.

As for score, it’s like this–the do-it-yourself aspect and the bluestones are on the plus side. The strange proportions and the fact of the trilithons without a circle are on the other side. We award this one 6 druids! Quite high, really, as, let’s face it, those who created it probably were, too! We want to encourage this kind of thing, after all. More henges, less guns; more papier mache, less greed. That’s what the world needs! More or less. And until next time, friends, happy henging!

Boxhenge: a form that had to be

Okay, yes, this video could use some colour intensity and sharpening, but it is what it is, and we do like the quick action and good humour. It would go well with a little Keystone Cops music!

Boxes, being cuboid in form, lend themselves to henge making. Probably many boxhenges that have existed never made it to the interwebs. Even on the web, some get away. We like the outstanding boxhenge picture at this link, but we couldn’t find the email address for asking permission.

We speculate that the activity in the video above may have been inspired partly by the cement circle in the lawn. It’s the sort of thing that can stimulate a latent henge impulse, especially if there are boxes at hand. Scores for these: 6 druids for the proud henge builders in the video (plus thank you for preserving it for us to see!) and 7 druids for the impressive boxhenge at the mystery school. We’re always pleased to see evidence of a new generation of henge builders on the way!