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How to Make Homemade Stepping Stones With Flour

Homemade Stepping Stone Recipe

You can put anything on these homemade stepping stones, pieces of glass, rocks, anything you like. If you are a parent or grandparent this is an easy way to keep the precious memories of your children (or grandchildren) for years to come.

As the kids get older, they look forward to helping make the dough and then the excitement of adding another foot or hand print every year is a really fun tradition. Make sure to put the year or how old they are after making the imprint.

So here's your ingredients:

1/2 of a cup of salt

1/2 of a cup of flour

1/4 of a cup water

Just knead until it starts forming a dough. Continue to knead until the dough is smooth, and shape it in a circle about a half an inch thick and make your impression or decorate however you want. Just put it in the oven for 3 hours and 200 degrees.


Stepping Stone Molds


Kristy on December 04, 2019:

How do preserve them so they dont break or get destroyed by the weather. I want to make this with my grandbaby.

Debra Karsten on November 11, 2017:

Is there anything you need to do to preserve them to make sure they don't break or detireate?

Sara on March 01, 2017:

Can anyone tell me if it has to be put in oven immediately or if it can sit for a few hours first? I'm wanting to do this at a family function which is at a park but then bring home to bake.

DeborahFantasia (author) from Italy on December 16, 2016:

Great idea !

DeborahFantasia (author) from Italy on October 21, 2016:

All purpose.

Liezel on September 24, 2016:

Waht kind of flour do we use?

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Merle Clark on May 08, 2016:

I made a foot print for my son's baby for Mothers day. Turned out so cute. This is my first grandchild and I have decided I will give each child his first mothers day foot print. I love it but would recommend taking it off of the pan when it is warm. I waited and it stuck to the pan.

Makenzie on November 01, 2015:

I just did this with my 4 year old brither and he loved it. But can we pit like marbles and thungs with it????

Bjorn on July 28, 2015:

What pan thing do u put it in .and do u use non stick spray

Ciera on June 19, 2015:

What kind of flour do you use, want to let the kids make it for there dad for Father's Day!

cindy oliver on June 01, 2015:

I doubled the recipe, and made 2. A different recipe said to bake at 200 for 3 hrs, then turn it over and bake an additionsl 2 hrs. I did that. The next day, they still seemed soft in the middle. I baked for another 5 hrs. They still don't seem all that hard!!!

Paula on May 23, 2015:

Do you use self rising flour or plain flour?

Peggy on May 19, 2015:

If you put this is the oven for 3 hours it will burn the salt dough. You only need to dry them out for 30min on 200°. I know I burnt some myself.

Hblankenship on May 01, 2015:

I added a little food coloring. Look pretty neat.

Szydzik90 on December 07, 2014:

Do I need to put anything on the pan for these not to stick?

emmysue on May 13, 2014:

We use this all the time. For putting them outside we spray them with clear spray paint first to seal then leave them out and they've been fine :) for making bigger or thicker items we bake at the same temp but increase the time.

suzanne desire on May 06, 2014:

if I quadruple the recipe to make it bigger and thicker, should I increase the temp and time to bake it?

Oma Davis on February 20, 2014:

what a neat idea...


Deb on February 15, 2014:

can you put them outside? What keeps the weather from destroying them?

Julee on November 23, 2013:

This is an awesome recipe. Used it last year and we'll be using it again this year.

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