Feels so good to be outside again after the hotter than hell period kept us in the air conditioning. My kids are riding bikes, playing hopscotch and making mud pies in their outdoor kitchen! This is the perfect time to create some garden fun! This Fall we created some mosaic stepping stones. We wanted to share this fun Fall project with you.
To make this fun project there are some supplies you will want to buy ahead of time and some prep you will want to do.
First you want to get a stepping stone mold and cement to pour into it. I got mine at Hobby Lobby but you can also get it here. You want something to mix your cement in. I asked for an empty icing bucket at my grocery store deli/bakery.
Next you want various colors of tile or stained glass. Buy at your local craft store or here.
We found it added to the fun to have some letter stamps to enable us to put a message on our stone. The letter stamps come in the kit in the link above.
Once you have all the supplies you are ready to create! Trace around your mold to make a circle on paper the same size that the stone will be. This can be used to create your mosaic. If you get an ink pad you can even put the letters on just like it will appear on the finished stone.
Mix up the cement according to package directions. Note; Less water is better. Pour the cement into the mold and let your child transfer their design onto the surface of the wet cement.
Wait a bit(about 10 minutes) for cement to firm up, then push the letters in to make your message. Let it dry overnight and there you have it a masterpiece to be enjoyed everyday in the garden!