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Great Garden Stone

Beautify your backyard (or someone else's)!
 

Learning Benefits

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Creativity

What you need:

  • 12" round plastic flower pot tray
  • olive oil or cooking spray
  • quick-drying concrete
  • glass beads, rocks, shells, and so on for decorating

What to do:

  1. Cover the inside of the plastic flowerpot tray with olive oil or cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the quick-drying concrete according to the package directions and pour the mix into the tray.
  3. Press glass beads, rocks, shells, or any other embellishments into the wet concrete. Consider spelling out initials or making a handprint or footprint.
  4. Allow the stone to dry overnight, remove it from the tray, and place it in your garden.

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