Faux Bugs in Resin

Paint plastic bugs to look real (with DecoArt Metallic Lustres) and then trap them in resin for a creepy cool paperweight. Great project to do with the kids!

Faux Bugs in Resin
Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$25 to $50
1-2 Hours
-- Anyone
Boredom Buster
For Fun


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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    1. & 2. Paint the bugs in the black Americana Acrylic and let dry
    3. & 4. Embellish the bug with DecoArt’s Metallic Lustres
    *Mix colors like Brilliant Turquoise and Elegant Emerald
    5. & 6. Mix a batch of Glaze Coat making sure to follow the instructions to a “T”
    7. & 8. Pour the Glaze Coat into the molds and then pop the air bubbles with a small torch or long arm lighter
    9. Place the bugs in face down, cover the filled molds and let cure overnight


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