- Kat (others, too)
The ideas suggested (using Quik-Crete for material and plastic plant pot
water trays or pizza boxes for forms) are the way to go.
I have used both successfully with kids as young as 1st graders and they
work fine. To decorate, I suggest placing objects or shapes
in the bottom of the form before filling with concrete. This creates a
3D design when the shapes are removed (use cardboard, scrap foam core,
or designs if left in concrete after curing (using small tiles or
1. Secure the designs to the pan bottoms with tacky adhesive or tape
circles to prevent "wandering"
2. To assist easy release of completed stepping stone, prep the plastic
pans with PAM
or vegetable oil before adding concrete, or line pan with plastic
This is a great way to introduce lessons on positive and negative space
AND connect the art and science curricula (think about the chemical
transformation of concrete as it cures and possibly designs
used.caterpillars to butterflies, tadpoles to frogs, etc or Math (think
measurement) or many others.
You will have fun with this.Good luck!
Michael Gerrish, Artist and Educator
159 1st St . Troy, NY 12180
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