At this point, our garden could use all the hope, prayers, and well-wishes it can get, so we spent this afternoon making some garden stones using quick dry cement (very inexpensive, and we had some leftover mix in the garage), empty cereal boxes, sea shells, and some glass gems from the dollar store.
I had initially planned on doing this activity outside, but it started to rain. However, this project wasn't nearly as messy as I thought! I pre-loaded the box with the cement, and then Emily took over from there.
Cut the front off of the cereal box. Mix up the dry cement and load it into the box. Level the cement with a ruler. Emily loved making a hand print in the cement.
Once the cement is dry, rip off the cereal box to reveal your beautiful garden stone. I'm hoping ours brings some good luck to our garden!
Valerie is the author of the Frugal Family Fun Blog, where she writes daily about her obsession with inexpensive craft and activity ideas that won’t break the budget. You can read more about her at http://www.frugalfamilyfunblog.com/