x

Marbeled Keepsake Stone


Create a beautiful stepping stone for mom's garden.

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

plaster casting

plaster mold

Step 2.

Prepare your Plaster of Paris mixture. Click here to learn more about mixing Plaster of Paris. Pour some of the Plaster into the Flower Stepping Stone Mold. Make sure you save some plaster for the next step.

plaster cast mold

Step 3.

Add some powered Pink Stone Color to the Plaster set aside in Step 2. Tip: work quickly so the plaster already in the mold doesn’t set yet.

Stepping Stone

Step 4.

Stir the Plaster in the cup to make sure the color is mixed in. If you want the color darker, add a little more of the Stone Color powder.

make your own stepping stone mold

Step 5.

Pour the colored Plaster mix into the Flower Mold, around the edges.

kids craft plaster stepping stone

Step 6.

Using a Skinny Stick, gently drag it on the top of Plaster to create swirly designs. This will create a marbled look on the plaster. 

Plaster of Paris Mold

Step 7.

Once the Plaster starts to feel a little firmer, press the Skinny Stick into the plaster to create lines to define each flower petal. Make a large circle for the middle of the flower. Try not to press down too hard, otherwise the stone will crack when you remove it from the mold.

Kids Craft plaster mold

Step 8.

While the Plaster is still wet, add Acrylic Jewels to decorate the stepping stone. Let the Plaster set overnight before removing from the mold.

Further Discussion:

The term “marbled” is used to describe the swirly patterns seen in the surface of marble stone. Marbling is an art form, traditionally done on paper, but can also be created with other mediums. In the project above, we used this powder mix to create a marbled, or swirled, affect. Our powder stone color mix allows you to create many different patterns and designs in wet plaster. The more powder you add, the darker the color. Practice making marbled and other colorful affects with plaster and color mix.


Fine Motor Sequin Christmas Tree
Sensory & Motor Candy Cane Printables
Foam Sequin Bangle
Sequin Igloo Art
Craft Stick Christmas Characters
Bottle Cap Magnets
Bottle Cap Advent Calendar
Bottle Cap Christmas Tree Ornament
Bottle Cap Santa
Bottle Cap Turkey
Bottle Cap Poppy Mosaic
How to Assemble the Boy Craft Extreme Rubber Band Blaster
Day of the Dead Clay Skull
Pottery Wheel Pumpkins
Glitter Glue Web & Pom Spider
Fall Stained Glass Plate
Paper Bag Pine Cone
Craft Stick Halloween Characters
Paper Bag Pom Pom Necklace
Paper Bag Scarecrow
Paper Bag Popcorn Costume
Paper Bag Leaf Lantern
Woven Paper Bag Basket of Apples
Paper Bag Sunflower
Word Wall Art
Wire Flower Headband
Craft Wire Dreamcatcher
Wire Bead Cross
Wire Bead Maze
Wire Photo Holder
Coffee Filter Owl
Recycled Jellyfish
Coffee Filter Flower Headband
Japanese Cherry Blossom Coffee Filter Fan
Coffee Filter Chromatography Experiment
Coffee Filter Parachute
Patriotic Coffee Filter Wreath
Firefly Art
Father’s Day Bunting Card
Abstract Art with Craft Sticks
Finger Paint Pointillism
Watercolor Salt Painting
3D Farm Scene
Thread Wrapped Dolls
Cupcake Liner Bouquet
Peacock
Cupcake Liner Pinwheel
Cupcake Liner Rocket
Cupcake Liner Animal Bookmarks
Easter Glitter Art
Button Easter Eggs & Fuzzy Stick Basket
Button Flowers
Button Flower Headband
Button Crystal Dragonfly
Button Balloon Birthday Card
Button Birdhouse
Spring Melty Bead Shapes
Milk Carton Fairy Houses
Mini Hanging Planters
Leprechaun Trap