With a few readily available materials, we are going to show you how to give your phone a 'hand!' Ha, couldn't resist the pun! We are making a 'hand' stand for your phone. With this stand, your phone is always, 'handy!' (Promise, that's the last one!)
Concrete or cement mix of your choice (we used Quikrete mortar mix)
Mixing bowl, something to mix with, water
Safety gear to protect eyes, lungs, and hands
An assortment of random stuff to prop the hand as it dries
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Step 1: Watch the Video
Watch the video for step by step instructions. Read on for the tutorial.
Step 2: Mix Concrete and Fill and Shape Hand
Gear up! Put on a mask, eyes and nose protection, as well as gloves to protect your hands. Concrete dust is harmful and the wet mix can be hard on your hands.
Mix up the concrete or cement mix of your choice following the manufacturer's instructions. We are using an inexpensive plastic mixing bowl that works well for this. It can be easily washed clean and reused. Don't wash concrete into your sink drains!
Working with a buddy, hold the glove open and add concrete into the fingers. Firmly pack the concrete before moving on to other areas of the glove.
Once the glove is full, arrange the glove as shown. We used paint cans, a spackle box, and a weight to give our hand the shape we wanted.
Let this dry 24 hours.
Step 3: Remove, Let Dry, Paint (optional)
After letting the hand dry for 24 hours, carefully, remove the glove by cutting and pulling away the plastic. At this point, you can easily lose a finger or two since it is not fully cured so that's why you need to work slowly.
Let the hand cure another couple of days before painting or using. We decided to emphasize the holes by painting with DecoArt metallic gold paint.
This is an entry in the
Stone Concrete and Cement Contest