You will need:
- Plaster or concrete, easily found at a home store or even craft stores (mix according to directions)
- A mold. We used a round plastic mold, but you can use anything that will easily pull away when the plaster is dry (a cardboard box, plastic containers from food, etc.)
- Anything that you think might be awesome in a garden stone. We used beads, buttons, glitter, glass stones, etc.
- Time to dry
Mix your plaster or concrete according to instructions. Don't forget to work in an area that can withstand a little mess.
I didn't have a disposable bucket so I just put a bag around a mixing bowl.
Pour your plaster or concrete into your mold.
Start decorating. Cordelia just started assaulting the plaster with beads, buttons, glitter, etc.
If you are interested in making something a bit more sophisticated you could easily make a pattern with river rocks. Press some plants into the plaster as it firms up, etc.
Set it aside to dry overnight. Remove from the mold. If you used something that you had laying around the house you may need to use an exacto knife to cut it away. Really it should be a quick and easy removal process as the plaster shrinks as it dries.
The final step is to find a great place to display your work.
A fun project for kids, but one that could also just be cool for anyone.