In this post, I share a super easy DIY for how to make resin letters. These make the cutest little homeschool manipulative to have on hand for your preschoolers.
These resin letters are the perfect homeschool item to have in your collection of activities for your little ones. I personally, scoured the internet looking for something like this, to use with my (almost) three year old.
When I found a super easy tutorial on an easy DIY for how to make resin letters, I knew I had to make our own.
Which is why I’m here with a post about how to make them, for y’all to read and try yourselves. I hope this post is helpful to you, lets get started!
I followed Nancy’s tutorial here, hers are super adorable if you are making a set for a little girl.
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What You Will Need
- Epoxy Resin A & B
- Silicone Alphabet Mold
- Stir Sticks
- Disposable Gloves
- Dried Greenery/Flower Petals
- Powdered Dye
- Disposable Cups/Jars
- Cookie Sheet
- Trash Bag
- Baby Wipes
Tips For Making DIY Resin Letters
A couple things I learned pretty quickly while making these resin letters were:
- The windows need to be open or any type of screen door, wear a mask if the smell is too strong. I personally couldn’t smell it a whole lot, however I was newly pregnant when I made these and wanted to take any extra precautions.
- Use disposable gloves and have baby wipes or wet rags near by. This project is super messy and the resin/epoxy mixture gets everywhere. You could also cover your table with a plastic table cloth or a disposable one.
- I also personally, wouldn’t make these with younger kids. It’s quite a process to handle yourself, so I made mine while my kiddos were napping, which probably took me under thirty minutes for this easy DIY for how to make resin letters.
- Use an eye dropper or small spoon to pour resin into molds.
- Don’t underfil your mold, or it will appear caved in.
How to Make Resin Letters
So the first thing I recommend doing, is following the directions on the back of the bottles for making your resin mixture. All brands are probably pretty similar, but you don’t want to mess up the combination.
Next, prepare your cookie sheet by laying a trash bag over it, flat. This will protect everything from being covered in resin, which hardens. Then place your alphabet mold over the trash bag on the cookie sheet.
Once everything is prepared, in separate disposable cups pour a small bit of your chosen powdered dye and your resin mixture in. You can do however many colors you want, just make sure they are all in separate cups. Stir all the resin and dye mixture really well. I also reserved a cup with plain, clear resin for the dried leaves/flower petals.
Lastly, this part is the trickiest part so take your time and be careful not to overfill your mold. Pour your dye mixtures into your chosen letters, I personally created a pattern for mine so that they wouldn’t all be the same. I also filled the mold letters with the clear resin last so I could take my time placing the dried leaves. When pouring the resin, you can also use eye droppers or a small spoon.
When placing the dried leaves/flower petals I used a tooth pick to position and place them evenly.