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.

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Julee 3 years ago

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


Deb 2 years ago

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


Oma Davis 2 years ago

what a neat idea...

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suzanne desire 2 years ago

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


emmysue 2 years ago

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.


Szydzik90 2 years ago

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


Hblankenship 19 months ago

I added a little food coloring. Look pretty neat.


Peggy 18 months ago

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.


Paula 18 months ago

Do you use self rising flour or plain flour?


cindy oliver 18 months ago

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!!!


Ciera 17 months ago

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


Bjorn 16 months ago

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


Makenzie 13 months ago

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


Merle Clark 7 months ago

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.


Liezel 2 months ago

Waht kind of flour do we use?


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DeborahFantasia 6 weeks ago from Italy Author

All purpose.

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