How to make stepping stones

    Posted by  ·  June 30, 2012

    Stepping stones are a great way to add some useful character to your backyard. Let children join in the fun of making their own DIY stepping stones.


    Grab a bag of concrete and some plastic pot saucers from your local Lowe’s. You will also need some rock, shells or mosaic tiles. We found our decorative mosaic tiles at Michaels. Mix the concrete according to package directions. We had to guess how much we needed for our three stepping stones (about 1/3 of an 80lb bag). We added water to the concrete until it looked like a really thick milk shake. Once mixed immediately pour into the plastic saucers.

    Now for the fun part! Wait about five minutes and then press pieces of glass, tile, shells or rocks into the concrete. Water will start to settle on the top of the concrete. It may be blotted up with a paper towel if you like.

    Kids will have fun making their own designs and will be so proud when they see their stepping stones right in their own yard.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to preserve those sweet feet and hands!

    When concrete is dry and hard remove the stepping stone from the plastic saucer. Allow stone to completely dry before using. Be sure to check package directions for curing time of the concrete.

    Would you like to add some fun to your backyard?

    Disclosure: Lowe’s provided me with a gift card for supplies.


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    1. Priscilla
      Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
      I love this idea. I have been thinking about this very thing with my grandchildren. Where do you get the letter tiles? Lowes too? I also wanted to somehow put a picture of each child into it, maybe with clear plastic on top, but don't really know how. Any ideas?
    2. Monday, March 9th, 2015
      I'm curious if the plastic pot saucers are ruined after you use them to make these or did they withhold the concrete to be able to be used again?