I'd been meaning to make stepping stones for our garden plot for a few weeks now but just hadn't found the right time. I bought a couple of boxes of mixing cement at the craft store (only used one today and we were able to make two stones) and a bunch of little tiles and glass pieces to decorate with. Zoe was able to participate in the whole process and, although she changed her mind three times she finally settled on her hand and footprints with some glass and tile embellishments. I helped her with the prints and with pushing all the pieces far enough down into the cement. I also made sure the surface was nice and smoothed out. I lined our pans (8x8 baking pans) with saran wrap so we wouldn't have to deal with washing them out in the sink (I'm not sure it's a good idea to wash cement down the kitchen drain) and am hoping it comes off easily after they dry.
|All the materials (craft sticks to write in the cement with)|
|Pouring the water into the cement mix|
|Mixing the cement|
|Zoe's (she wrote her name in the upper left corner)|
|Mine (S for our last name, not my first ;-))|