Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mixing Cement


Is mixing cement a craft?? It is when my daughter gets a gift for Christmas! Yes, we got a box from the US last week with Christmas gifts for the kids. Lots of kits. Great kits. Beads and jewelry and a mosaic tile kit for Avery. Koleman got a Physics kit that really challenges his building and thinking skills. So I was able to keep her from mixing things up that day, but that didn't last long.

Friday, we mixed and poured. Then add coloured glass into well thought out patterns. Then she pulled them out and did another one. To may choices for one slab of concrete.


She finally settled on the blue sky, little girl, flower and dog. I think she's done well for her first go at laying tile. The next morning the stone has to be wash and brushed lightly with a toothbrush. Avery chose her dad's! Thought we'd better choose another retired brush. Two days after that, it is ready to be removed from the mould and place in your garden or on your stairs, whichever you prefer.

4 comments:

Sharon in Ireland said...

Wow, the tile is stunning! I love it. Well done Avery.

Cheryl said...

Very cute and so appropriate for the crafting family! Will the stone ever make it to the garden, do you think? So cute that I can see it taking up residence in Avery's room!

tangelled angel said...

Well done Avery (and Mom!). I have some tiles that Avery can have if you run out and desperately want more....

Rebecca said...

Thats wicked, I must raid my husbands cement stash for the kids!

Delighted you visited my blog, great to meet another Irish blogging felter.

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