This project is cracking me up! I’m a big fan of working with resin and I think it’s so fun to dream up stuff to encase in it! I was wandering around the Halloween section and saw these fuzzy fake tarantulas and thought how hilarious it would be to stick one on my mom’s nightstand and freak her out. Then I thought twice because nobody wants to be responsible for their own mother’s heart attack, so I decided to put it in a paperweight on my own desk instead. Boom! Tarantula Halloween paperweight. Or, if you’re that kind of gal, you can leave this baby out all year just to be spooky.
- silicone mold
- fake spiders (we found these at Michaels)
- jewelry resin kit
- 2 disposable plastic cups
Make Time: 15 Minutes (Plus Drying Time)
Step 1: Use the scissors to trim down the legs of your spider if they are taller than your mold cups. I recommend trimming them so that they end about 1/2″ below the top of the mold cup.
Step 2: Mix the resin and hardener according to the instructions on your packaging. If you use the same mold and resin that we listed above, you’ll need to use all of the resin and hardener. You’ll also need to mix it in larger cups than are provided in the kit.
Step 3: Pour about 1/4″ of resin into one of the molds.
Step 4: Sink your spider into the mold, being sure to put the top of the spider toward the top of the mold so that it looks upside-down to you.
Step 5: Pour in the remaining resin.
Step 6: Allow the resin to cure and harden according to packaging instructions.
Once it’s completely hardened, take it out and have fun! You can set these on your own desk for fun, give them to teachers for a Halloween surprise, or set a bunch of ’em out at a party on the refreshments table to spook people out. Mine’s keeping my desk supplies company as we speak. xoxo