Use your extra Girl Scout patches to create resin coasters filled with memories and meaning.
It never fails that there are always extra patches in the Girl Scout bag. This is a fantastic way to use them in creating something that can be used in the home. Every time the resin coasters are pulled out to put drinks on – the patches inside will inspire conversations about magnificent troop memories.
Materials and Supplies Needed
- Girl Scout Patches
- Glitter and Beads If Desired
- Resin Kit (ETI EasyCast Epoxy)
- Stirring Sticks
- Measuring Cup
Before beginning, make sure all of the molds are clean and dry. This is important to keep any debris or yucky stuff on your project.
To get started, mix the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy. Pour EQUAL parts from each bottle supplied in the box into the mixing cup. The more coasters you plan to make – the more you will need.
Next, slowly stir the mixture with the stirring stick for about two minutes, scraping the sides. To get the best results, pour the resin into a new mixing cup and stir for an additional minute with a new, clean stirring stick. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves.
This is my favorite step. I love pouring the resin into the molds. Pour a thin layer on the bottom of the mold.
Place the patches in the resin. If they need to be moved around, use the stirring stick. Put them face down as the bottom of the mold will be the top of the coaster.
Add any extra things that you want in the coaster now. Some great ideas are number beads to spell out troops and glitter. Glitter is always a great idea.
Pour more resin to fill the molds. If the patches or beads get displaced, use a stir stick to move them back to where they are supposed to be. Note that sometimes items shift a little as the resin cures.
If there are any air bubbles, go over them with a heat gun or a lighter and they will disappear. Let the resin cure completely before removing from mold.
Remove the coasters from the molds. This is like a magical reveal. It is so fun to truly see how beautiful they are when they are released and held up in the light.
How to Clean A Resin Coaster
If you need to clean the resin coasters or give them a light polish, try a damp microfiber cloth. You can also clean it with a mild dish soap and water but dry it right away. The resin is water resistant but not waterproof.
Another Resin Craft for Girl Scouts
If you think this is fun, you might really like the resin necklace I made and shared too. Grab that fun tutorial and make it at the same time. It only takes a tiny bit of resin.
More Girl Scout Crafts
There are loads of Girl Scout crafts on the blog and I would love for you make them all. Grab tons of ideas in this post and hopefully you will be inspired to make something else.
Ten Reasons to Craft
I am going to say this again. Crafting is just a great idea. It is proven that crafting can be really good for mental and emotional health. Studies show that making and crafting can lower anxiety. Another benefit to crafting is that it creates connection. When we make things and give them to others, we spread kindness and love. Here are my top ten reasons to craft with kids, and I mean kids of all ages.
- Mental Health Benefits – Crafting puts me in a good mood.
- Self Expression – Crafting allows me to express myself.
- Education and Growth – I learn new skills by making things.
- Connection – Crafting connects me others through workshops, classes and gifting.
- Decor – Through making and crafting, I can totally customize every aspect of my decor.
- Gift Giving – Gifts is totally my love language. I love to make handmade gifts.
- Offline Time – Crafting keeps me off of my phone and social media. We all know this can be beneficial.
- Income – Because I craft and sell items that I make, I have an additional income source.
- Fun – I like to have fun and to me, making things is fun.
- Socializing – Attending events where crafting is a part gets me out and around others with like minds.
Sharing is Caring! Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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