This instructable will demonstrate how to make permanent hand print stones with your kids, and whoever wants one. I refer to "permanent" because usually these are made with plaster of paris, which is good, but can't be displayed outside.  Also, this method allows you to use "fancy fonts" to give a more finished, artful project. Wouldn't it be fun to do one every few years, or even every year?  The stones can be displayed on patios, beside walkways, in the garden, around the pool, and so on. In this tutorial, I make "Andrew" and "Denise".

Step 1: Materials Needed

Making this a really simple project, one that anyone can do, essentially, was my challenge.To complete this project, I used the cardboard from cereal boxes. Letters and designs can be cut from the cardboard which is readily available.   Also, concrete mix is required. The usual craft tools like scissors, rulers, and mixing tools as well as "forms" for the molds.
My grandma has stones like those for each one of her grandchildren. And their all <a href="http://www.cabcoaz.com" rel="nofollow">paved</a> in her back yard garden. And their are great gifts to give to family members.
You shared a really good idea, and your Instructable is really well thought out. Thanks so much!. 10/10!
Thank you very much. Cman
Very nice instructable your creations are looking great, I would love to make one of them for my baby .
Oh,I hope you do make one. They are very easy to produce, and are a lasting remembrance. Post pictures when you are done, ok? cman
What a good idea!!! Thanks for share it.
You're welcome, rimar...and thanks for the comment. Cman

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