Stepping into a Mothers Day Gift!

Uggggg! Mother’s Day totally snuck up on my this year. I was planning on taking the kids to a diy pottery place to make a gift for their Grandma. Alas! They wouldn’t be able to put anything we made into the kiln until next week.

Drat!

So now I need a functional homemade gift the kids could do and have it ready in one day.

To the rescue…….Pinterest!

Luckily I had a board made with fun gift ideas. One of those ideas were stepping stones. So last night we went shopping for supplies. Instead of buying a kit for $20 per stone (YIKES!), we bought just the supplies.

  • 60 lbs of quick set concrete (enough for 6ish stones) – $6
  • 2 hexagon forms – $9
  • Assorted glass and marbles – $15

So for less than 2 kids we bought supplies that should make about 6 stones!!! Sa-weet!

This morning we divided up the decorations and got all our supplies organized.

Last minute Mothers Day present! Stepping stones! Supplies all set up.

The tutorials I found on line suggested using either Vaseline or cooking spray as a mold release. You can probably tell we are using cooking spray.  It was quite the challenge to stir the concrete. Poor N was trying valiantly to hold the bucket while I stirred. He was laughing because the stirring was moving him around too.  With an impeccable sense of timing, Mr. Steam showed up right when I finished mixing the concrete. But he did help pour it into the molds.

The kids were a wee bit excited about the project. It cracks me up because N refuses to get his picture taken. But if he can photo bomb a picture then he’s all in. Goof!

Last minute Mothers Day present! Stepping stones! Excited to start decorating.

 

Then the kids got started decorating.

Last minute Mothers Day present! Stepping stones! Getting started.

Last minute Mothers Day present! Stepping stones! Getting started.

Both kids decided to do flowers. It made perfect sense as these are a gift for Grandma Garden.

Last minute Mothers Day present! Stepping stones!

N’s creation was all his own. He has a blue sky with white clouds and flowers.

Last minute Mothers Day present! Stepping stones!

Poor Ms M had a playground incident earlier this week where she fell face first onto a piece of equipment. She has been quite the sport about it and even has been wearing outfits to match the changing color of her nose. The missing teeth were not a result of the incident (thank goodness!).

She also wanted flowers, but we built here stone together. She did the grass, sky, and rain. I did the flowers and stems.

Last minute Mothers Day present! Stepping stones!

 

They were both very proud of their creations and can’t wait to give them to Grandma Garden.

 

 

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About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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