Stepping Stones

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Kids love to help with home improvement projects, but it’s often a challenge finding something that will catch their attention and suit their skills, so try this one for size. Make your own customized stepping stones for a pathway or garden decoration.

First you’ll need a form, and the top three or four inches of an old five gallon bucket works great. Once you cut it smoothly away from the rest of the bucket, you’re ready to mix up some ordinary bagged concrete. When it’s thoroughly mixed, pour it into the form, scraping off the excess flush with the top of the form.

As the concrete sets up, the kids can decorate it with hand prints, polished stones, or do some custom engraving with a small stick. When it’s dry you’ll have a stepping stone and a family keepsake.

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