In the first article http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-3D-Garden-Stones/ we did a 3D Frog, in this article we are going to use a different and simpler method more suited for younger children to create a Dragonfly Stone. Since children's attention spans are short this method will be much faster to make but will require a longer drying time.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

7 lbs. of fine cement mix
2 cups of water
12 inch round or hex shaped plastic mold
1 lb. Multi colored bits of glass or Mosaic pieces
White Mosaic pieces (enough to make the dragonfly)
An old wooden spoon (you don't want to reuse)
A cut out pattern to fit inside the frame
An old bucket
A Sturdy Board larger than your mold
An old Toothbrush
A Flathead Screwdriver
Where did you get the mold?
Deb, that is beautiful
Thanks so much Deb.
Very pretty!
That's pretty!
I love the dragonfly in this, so now I have to check out the frog.
Oh that sounds so fun:)
This would be a great project for the summer.
When you say "fine cement mix," what do you mean? What exactly do you use?
Cement comes in various grades the finer the grade the nicer and smoother your stone comes out.
I tried Quikcrete Rapid Set and did not like the result--too gray. I'm going to try Portland cement next, I think.
You can add colorants to the cement and achieve any color you like.
This is very pretty
Thank you
This is just lovely my dear.
Thank you Aunty
This is just lovely, looks very easy to make too.
Thanks Betty. It's very easy to do but does require days of drying time.
Why can't I find a button to vote???? I want to give it 10/10 . i see "Rating" Who is rating it???
There won't be any vote buttons until towards the end of he contest Lynn. Right now you can only comment and use the stars to give a rating.
Deb, this is absolutely beautiful. I have seen some that people have made and well....they always look tacky. Not yours. Wow
Thanks Lynn.
This is so pretty but I don't think I would have the patience to put all those little piecees in.
Never say never Grace you should give it a shot.
This is just beautiful Deb you are so talented.
Thank you
Very pretty - hopefully I can find the time soon to try this
I hope so too, it doesn't take a lot of time per say, just a lot of drying time.

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