7.24.2011

Mosaic Stepping Stones, Part II

 We picked up a stepping stone form at Michael`s, but you can use another comparable form that can hold cement.  Gil sprayed it with WD40, or you can use petroleum jelly.  Next, Gil mixed the Quikrete and poured it into the form.  We added a little too much water, so we had to periodically lay a paper towel on it.  
 Eva`s design was just yellow tiles around the edge.  Then she added small colored glass marbles.  
 And finally, Daddy helped her make her hand print.  After the stepping stone sat for about forty-five minutes, I went back out and pressed the letters EVA into the surface with letter forms that I also got from Michael`s, but I think the cement was not fine enough, so it is difficult to read.   
 Twenty-four hours later, we brushed the tiles and marbles with old toothbrushes and cleaned it up with a damp washcloth.  
And stepping stone number one is done.

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