Bucket for Cement mix
You will need a small mould for these stepping stones, below are some suggestions as to what you can use.
Ice cream containers
Large catering margarine containers
Kitty Litter trays
Tinfoil Baking trays
Begin by mixing up the premix quick set cement which can be found at your local hardware store.
Have the children or yourself standby ready with sleeves rolled up and the petroleum jelly on their hands for protection from the cement, this will just wash off afterwards.
Pour the cement into the moulds and tap it until it settles nice and flat then have the children place their hand into the mould.
Alternatively the children can just decorate the stones with glass marbles or mosaic tiles rather then coming into contact with the cement.
Allow the stones to set before tapping them out of the moulds.
Wrap them up and attach one of these lovely poems.
When you step upon this stone
Just think about how much I've grown.
I made this in my own special way
To show you my love on mother's day
This is to remind you
When all the years go by
That I'll always love you
When times are low and high.
This stepping stone will survive
Through heat and snow and rain
Just like the love between us
It will never strain.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.