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March 21, 2007

Stepping Stone

Filed under: carmen, projects — Jana @ 7:22 am

I wanted to start a tradition with our family and make a stepping stone around our kid(s) birthday’s, that they could put in our garden (when I finally get around to planting a garden). Since Carmen just turned one it was time to start it. This was kind of a hard project though because turns out, first of all- concrete is a tough substance to work with, and second- Getting impressions of a toddler’s hand and foot is not as easy in actuality… as it is in theory. The heck you say, well… it isn’t.

After a few attempts of Carmen grabbing a big handful of cement, we finally got a decent imprint and it turned out ok.

Although I am sorry to you girls with whom I gave these to as gifts… Yeah Good Luck. Hopefully you will be more gifted than me with the medium of concrete sculpting.

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6 Comments »

  1. You are going to make one for every year? That is way awesome! Could you imagine if our family had a stepping stone every year for all eight children? The garden would be more of a shrine to handprints and footprints. That is a really great idea. I like the shells around the outside!

    Comment by shareseclark — March 21, 2007 @ 8:40 am

  2. That is a really cute tradition.

    We made these for my parents a few years ago and after helping everyone else make theirs, I never made one myself! Maybe someday.

    Comment by happygoshoppy — March 21, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  3. What a cute idea! I love it, how do you do it? I look forward to see your garden as years go by.

    Comment by Niki — March 21, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

  4. That is so sweet! I want to know how you did it too. Do you care if I copy?

    Comment by Melinda — March 22, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

  5. It’s way cute. Cement is really hard to work with. Mindy actually does hand and foot impressions as a business. I know that she uses clay, but maybe she could give you a few pointers!

    Comment by toddmistybarry — March 27, 2007 @ 11:32 am

  6. That is an absolutely super idea, oh it is so nice I am so jealous!! Wih I had thought of that and bet it looks great. Beats the old line on the wall.

    Comment by teachthemasses — August 9, 2008 @ 12:00 pm


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