Hey guys! Remember when I shared the kid’s footprint stepping stone I made with my girls? Well I thought I’d share our latest stone with you that we made this year, with some new tips!
Kid’s Footprint Stepping Stone
We used another mosaic stepping stone kit from Michael’s Craft Store, which was a bit bigger and also whiter for some reason.
The instructions say to add the water to make it a pancake batter consistency (pour-able) and add the tiles first. Then wait at least 30 minutes before stamping with letters or numbers.
But what I did was add a bit less water than it said, so it was more like a brownie batter. I just lifted and banged down the mold to try to get all the air bubbles out. Since it was dryer to begin with, we were able to do the footprints and stamping pretty much right away and didn’t have to wait for it to firm up.
We did the footprints outside, and right after stamping their feet, we washed them off with the hose so the cement wouldn’t irritate their skin.
Just like the last one I shared, I stamped the year and their first initials next to their footprints.
Then when the footprints and stamps were finished, the girls helped create the mosaic tile border all around the stone. They loved the colorful sparkly “jewels” that came with the kit!
The girls couldn’t wait to step into their footprints when it was all dry and cured, about 24 hours later.
I love having these keepsakes as a reminder of how small they were, and how much they’ve grown. And they look so pretty in the garden too!
A kid’s footprint stepping stone would be such a great gift for Grandma, Mom or Dad! How sweet would this be for Father’s Day or Mother’s Day? And it’s simple enough for anyone to do!