Real beetles and bugs!
We found this big brown beetle and the iridescent dung beetle in our swimming pool.
I found tons of black sugarcane beetles dead...zapped by
our bug zapper...all over the back patio.
Silicone cake pop mold (not to use with food)
Clear polyester casting resin
It has 2 parts...the resin and the catalyst.
I put about 1/2 cup in the plastic cup and about 15 drops of catalyst.
There are directions based on how thick you are making things.
Pour a small amount in each of the cake pop molds
This way your beetles will be entirely encased.
About 10 minutes
place the beetles (or velvet ant) in the gel.
Try to get it right in the center.
cover with cling wrap again...
and let them set for hours.
Once you pop them out of the mold they might be a little cloudy looking...
They look great!
But let's go another step forward and make creepy jewelry!
You'll need a drill/bit, jump rings and chain
them right through the hole you drilled.
Resin casting is a lot of fun!
This was my first try...and now my mind is
full of other fun things to cast in resin!