We sure have been enjoying the down time of a lighter school schedule this summer. My girls really enjoy creating and crafting and we are able to do more of that during the summer months. They are constantly asking me year round to pull out the craft supplies, so I like to create a wish list of projects that we are wanting to tackle during these lighter months of schooling. One of the projects on my list was to create some DIY stepping and garden stones to place in our gardens.
We love to be outside in nature and we really enjoy gardening. We have a few small gardens in our yard. We have some raised beds for vegetable gardening and two wild flower butterfly gardens. The wild flower butterfly gardens are more messy and well, wild! We are always having to get in them to pull out weeds and grass. Stepping stones are a great way to bring some fun color and personalization to your gardens, as well as a practical way to avoid muddy areas after a good summer rain.
There are lots of different types of DIY stepping and garden stones that you can create. You can get the kits from a craft store that have all of the supplies included. You can also create your own with dollar store supplies, pans you have in the kitchen and some quick set concrete. They are not hard to make at all and the final result is so beautiful and personal. These make great gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as well.This post is part of the DIY Outdoor Crafts Series
Check out these adorable DIY Stepping and Garden Stones:
DIY Leaf Printed Garden Stepping Stones – Garden Therapy
Homemade Stepping Stones with found items – Thrifty Fun
DIY Handprint Concrete Stepping Stone – Fab Art DIY
Stepping Stone Play Garden Ideas – Happy Holiday 21
DIY Sea Glass Stepping Stone – Lovely Greens
How to Make Personalized Stepping Stones for your garden – The Spruce Crafts
How to Make Footprint Garden Stones – A Crafted Passion
My girls love to be creative and they enjoy painting. I fell in love with these DIY Hand Painted Stepping Stones from Crafting Cheerfully. These stones are made from inexpensive plain pavers from your local hardware store and special outdoor paints. Your kids can really get creative with these, and they are less messy than making them from concrete!
DIY Garden Stepping Stones – The Owner Builder Network
Foolproof Reverse Cast Stepping Stones – Mother Earth News
DIY Hopscotch Stepping Stones – Read Between the Limes
Kid Friendly Cement Stepping Stones for Your Yard – Pink and Green Mama
Stepping Stones with DIY Cement Molds – Making This is Awesome
Easy to Make DIY Stepping Stones for Your Gardens – Nikki Lynn Design
How to Make DIY Flower Stepping Stones using vegetable trays. This is a complete DIY video tutorial.- Hallmark Channel
Here are some posts about gardening with kids that you may enjoy:
Herb Gardening for Kids with FREE Printable
Homeschool Gardening: Easy Seed Germinating Activity with FREE Seed Printables
FREE Printable Gardening Logs and Charts
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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