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This spooky Halloween craft is a little nod to the spooky season! Make a spider paperweight for fun or as a unique Halloween gift.

Halloween craft
Halloween craft
DIY resin tarantula paperweight Halloween

This project is breaking me! I’m a big fan of working with resin and I think it’s a lot of fun to dream up things to wrap!

I was wandering through the Halloween section and saw these fake spiders and thought how funny it would be to stick one on my mom’s nightstand and scare her.

Then I thought twice because no one wants to be responsible for their mother’s heart attack, so I decided to put it in a paperweight on my desk instead.

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Crafty ideas for Halloween

Crafting during fall and Halloween is so satisfying, right?

The autumn chill in the air always sparks my creative ideas.

If you’re looking for some fun Halloween crafts, here are our most popular ideas from the archives!

Alternative Halloween paperweight craft ideas

If the idea of ​​a tarantula hanging on your desk is a little scary for your taste, there are plenty of other ideas you can try!

Switch up this Halloween craft by adding different items to your paperweight instead.

You can sprinkle a little Skulls (They come in black and white) or Bones For fun.

Or to make it less “Halloween” and more “Autumn,” that’s a bit Acrylic pumpkins They will look really beautiful floating in resin. Maybe add some sparkle to the fun!

Supplies you’ll need

Silicone mold. This mold is traditionally used for soap but works perfectly for this project!

Fake spiders. These spiders have a furry appearance, but you can also use plastic spiders that you might find in the toy section.

Resin kit. I love this set because it blends well and comes out nice and clear!

Disposable plastic cups. To mix your own resin – you’ll need to shake it out when you’re done.

Popsicle sticks. To mix, so keep some extra!

scissors.

How to make a paperweight halloween craft

DIY resin tarantula paperweight Halloween
  1. Use scissors to trim the spider’s legs if they are longer than the mold cups. I recommend cutting it so it ends about 1/2 inch below the top of the mold cup.
  2. Mix the resin and hardener according to the instructions on your package. If you are using the same mold and resin mentioned above, you will need to use both resin and hardener. You will also need to mix it in larger cups than those provided in the kit.
  3. Pour about 1/4 inch of resin into one of the molds.
  4. Insert the spider into the mold, making sure to place the top of the spider on top of the mold so that it looks upside down to you.
  5. Pour in the remaining resin.
  6. Allow the resin to cure and harden according to package instructions.

How to display your paperweight for Halloween

Once completely solid, remove from the silicone mold and enjoy!

You can put them on your own desk for fun, give them to teachers for a Halloween surprise, or place a bunch of them at a party on the refreshments table to scare people.

I’m stocking up on my office supplies as we speak. xoxo

Halloween craft
DIY resin tarantula paperweight Halloween

Material

  • Fake spider

  • Silicone mold

  • Resin kit

  • Disposable mixing cups

  • Popsicle sticks

directions

  1. Use scissors to trim the spider’s legs if they are longer than the mold cups. I recommend cutting it so it ends about 1/2 inch below the top of the mold cup.
  2. Mix the resin and hardener according to the instructions on your package. If you are using the same mold and resin mentioned above, you will need to use both resin and hardener. You will also need to mix it in larger cups than those provided in the kit.
  3. Pour about 1/4 inch of resin into one of the molds.
  4. Insert the spider into the mold, making sure to place the top of the spider on top of the mold so that it looks upside down to you.
  5. Pour in the remaining resin.
  6. Allow the resin to cure and harden according to package instructions.

Notes

If the idea of ​​a tarantula hanging on your desk is a little scary for your taste, there are plenty of other ideas you can try!

Switch up this Halloween craft by adding different items to your paperweight instead.

You can sprinkle a little Skulls (They come in black and white) or Bones For fun.

Or to make it less “Halloween” and more “Fall,” here are a few Acrylic pumpkins They will look really beautiful floating in resin. Maybe add some sparkle to the fun!

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