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.
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.
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!
Then the kids got started decorating.
Both kids decided to do flowers. It made perfect sense as these are a gift for Grandma Garden.
N’s creation was all his own. He has a blue sky with white clouds and flowers.
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.
They were both very proud of their creations and can’t wait to give them to Grandma Garden.