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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

Picture of 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
 
adgreen38305 years ago
Where did you get the mold?
DebsCrochet6 years ago
Deb, that is beautiful
DebH57 (author)  DebsCrochet6 years ago
Thanks so much Deb.
Deewheat6 years ago
Very pretty!
im4tooele6 years ago
That's pretty!
hsmomof26 years ago
I love the dragonfly in this, so now I have to check out the frog.
chauntee26 years ago
Oh that sounds so fun:)
juvinurse6 years ago
This would be a great project for the summer.
mcglen6 years ago
When you say "fine cement mix," what do you mean? What exactly do you use?
DebH57 (author)  mcglen6 years ago
Cement comes in various grades the finer the grade the nicer and smoother your stone comes out.
mcglen DebH576 years ago
I tried Quikcrete Rapid Set and did not like the result--too gray. I'm going to try Portland cement next, I think.
DebH57 (author)  mcglen6 years ago
You can add colorants to the cement and achieve any color you like.
Bratillia6 years ago
This is very pretty
DebH57 (author)  Bratillia6 years ago
Thank you
aunty6 years ago
This is just lovely my dear.
DebH57 (author)  aunty6 years ago
Thank you Aunty
BettyBoop16 years ago
This is just lovely, looks very easy to make too.
DebH57 (author)  BettyBoop16 years ago
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???
DebH57 (author)  porcupinemamma6 years ago
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
DebH57 (author)  porcupinemamma6 years ago
Thanks Lynn.
This is so pretty but I don't think I would have the patience to put all those little piecees in.
DebH57 (author)  AmazingGracie6 years ago
Never say never Grace you should give it a shot.
CAWildWoman6 years ago
This is just beautiful Deb you are so talented.
DebH57 (author)  CAWildWoman6 years ago
Thank you
bethmez6 years ago
Very pretty - hopefully I can find the time soon to try this
DebH57 (author)  bethmez6 years ago
I hope so too, it doesn't take a lot of time per say, just a lot of drying time.