Stepping StonesJuly 7, 2012 5:37 am Birthdays, Crafts, Father's Day, Floral Crafts, Green Crafting, Guest Bloggers, Kid's Crafts, Mother's Day, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Techniques and Mediums
By Guest Blogger Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
When I decided to make these I wanted to try several different ways to actually make the stepping stones, so I used a reusable circle mold, a round cake pan, and a flower mold. I also put wax paper in the two round molds and did not use the wax paper in the flower mold to see if that made it easier to remove the stones.
My findings are that all three molds worked great and the wax paper did make it a little easier to remove the stone but not a ton easier. Although I think if I did not use the wax paper with the cake pan I would not have gotten the mold out so if you use a cake pan or anything that is NOT made for this, line it with the wax paper so it is easier to remove the stone once dry.
We used the stepping stone mix you can buy at the craft store, but I think you can do this with cement if you have it too.
- Stepping Stone Mix (or cement)
- Stick to mix the cement
- Mold (reusable mold or cake pan)
- Was paper (to line mold)
- Pretty stones (optional to decorate your stone)
Line your molds with some wax paper.
Mix your cement or stepping stone mix, then pour into molds.
If doing foot and hand prints make those, you can also use a Popsicle stick to write something in the cement if you choose.
If you choose use some pretty stones or other items to decorate your stepping stones (make sure to press in about half way so they stay in place).
After it is all decorated leave it to dry (we let them dry overnight but you don’t have to wait that long) then just pull the wax paper out and you have a beautiful homemade stepping stone that would make a great handmade gift.