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Perfect for Garden Tykes: Hand-Stamped Concrete Stepping Stones

Kids love outdoor activities and making hand-stamped concrete stepping stones is a fun activity for them. This easy to do project will let them express their creativity and give parents and grandparents a cherished garden momento.
    PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 02, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Connect your kiddos to nature and your garden by allowing them to give you a helping hand! This easy-to-do concrete stepping stone how-to is fun for everyone involved and will create
beautiful garden decor that your kids can be proud of!

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Here's what you'll need:

- Non-stick round pie pan
- Quick-setting concrete, available at your local hardware store
- Bucket
- Food coloring
- Spoon or paint mixer
- Rubber gloves
- Drop cloth
- Optional - embellishments like glitter, crystals, old game or puzzle pieces, rocks, letter or number tiles

After placing your drop cloth on a flat surface, (we suggest you do this in the garage or outside),
you'll want to fill the cake pan with the concrete powder. This will give you an idea of how much you'll need to fill the mold.

Pour the concrete powder into the bucket and mix with the appropriate amount of water until the mixture is comparable to a cake batter consistency. Add food coloring while doing this to create colorful stepping stones for your garden.

Using the paint mixer or spoon you will fill the cake pan with the concrete mixture. Release any trapped air by tapping the cake pan firmly on the ground a few times and then shake gently to even out the surface.

Now the fun begins! If you would like to embellish your stones you can place your pieces into the concrete for a personalized feel. Don't forget that footprints and handprints are great
accents, too!

Once you have your stepping stone decorated and ready to go you will want to let the stone dry overnight. Pop the stone out of the mold and allow to fully dry for 5-7 days before placing it in your garden as a stepping stone. Your kids will love their creativity being showcased in the garden and you will smile whenever you see it.

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