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DIY Memory Stepping Stone

Stepping Stone

Yard & Garden Stepping Stone

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Stepping Stone 1Now you CAN save those precious hand and foot prints or even handwriting! 

This is a fabulous activity for kids of ALL ages, and what a terrific way to spend some valuable time together as a family.

It’s also a much appreciated gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents Day, birthdays, or simply a fun way to decorate your yard as a family project.




Do-It-Yourself Stepping Stones

*If you’d rather purchase a kit, than make it from scratch, you might want to check THIS out.

 

Directions:

Buy a package of concrete at your local hardware store.

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 Mix concrete according to package directions.

As you will see, we made several at a time.  Stepping Stone 3

Because we made half dozen at a time, for convenience Stepping Stone 4




We used a drill and a a mortar mixer in a 5 gallon bucket.

Stepping Stone 5 After making the concrete, pour into disposable aluminum pie tins and smooth with a putty knife, spatula or any flat object. Stepping Stone 6 Let the concrete set up enough until it will hold an imprint.

Then decorate with handprint, footprint, marbles, stones, have the kids write their names with a craft stick; whatever your heart desires! Stepping Stone 7




Allow to sit overnight at room temperature. And voila! Stepping Stone 8 They pop right out without any problem or hitch at all as along as they are dried completely through.  Stepping Stone 9

In humid or cold environments, let them dry as long as needed before removing them from the tin.Stepping Stone 10 These stepping stones can be placed outside in the garden or where ever you desire because they are made out of cement it can withstand the weather. Mom’s, dad’s, grandparents, friend’s, anyone appreciate receiving one of these and the kids will have a blast making them!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015

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14 Comments

  1. What a great great gift idea for Mother’s Day and may have to try this. Thanks Carrie for sharing here today! 😉

  2. Very creative! Do they come out of the tins easily once it’s dried?

  3. Tianna says:

    such a cool DIY! Thanks for sharing this one 🙂

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  4. Diane Roark says:

    Carrie,

    I love your powder drill mixer. What a great way to mix cement. They stepping stones could be so personal. Everyone loves to place their hand in cement. This would be a great Mother’s Day gift to last forever.

    Blessings,
    Diane

  5. Oh, this is perfect timing, Carrie- I’ve always wanted to make one of these. Thank you for the great tutorial- I think I could do it with your instructions! I’m excited! 😀

  6. Mumbling Mel says:

    I love these! Great gifts for mothers day! I’m actually making these this weekend with my little girls! Do they come out of the pan easily?

  7. Rebecca says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this cute activity for Mother’s Day. My daughter is 34 and I still get those Awwwwww moments when I see some of her home made work. Treasures beyond price !!! Visiting from Equipping Godly Women.

  8. Susan says:

    I love this! I am going to try this for my next project!! Great post

  9. So cool! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

  10. Jess says:

    Aww. This is such a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  11. Elaine says:

    Love this idea!! Going to try with the grand kids! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love your stuff!! Pinned

  12. Ashley says:

    Very cute! Thank you for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party, Carrie. Hope to see you again next week!

  13. Great project to do with kids and get creative! Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things!

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