Stepping Stone
Ages 5–8

Ancient Gardens

Stepping Stone

$48.95

4.0

A stepping stone is a beautiful piece that can show the path to a front door, decorate a garden, or lead somewhere exciting. But “stepping stone” also has a second meaning: it's something that helps you make progress towards a specific goal.

Take a bold step on the path to artistic excellence, with all the materials, tools, and step-by-step guidance provided. Following our in-depth instructional video, you will build an actual mosaic tile and learn the basic techniques necessary to craft any mosaic you can imagine. This project is perfect for your HOUSE or GARDEN! With the supplies provided it can survive any harsh weather conditions, from freezing cold winters to hot summers. 

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✓ Colorful and informational WORKBOOK

✓ Access to educational and step-by-step instructional VIDEO & ONLINE art gallery

✓ ALL necessary MATERIALS & TOOLS
• Cement backing board
• Assorted colors of glass tesserae
• Thinset (mosaic adhesive) and grout mix
• Grouting spatula and sponges
• Rubber gloves, safety glasses, and mask
• Glass nippers
• Design template and Inspiration page
• Extra materials to account for "happy accidents"

✓ All general supplies (pencil, plastic baggies, small cups, wooden sticks)

✓ Unlimited support

✓ Discover the history and splendor of ancient gardens, from Babylon to Spain, and how they inspired today’s architecture.

✓ Interactive pages: Organize your knowledge with the map key

✓ Mosaic vocabulary & useful tips

✓ Foundational mosaic skills:
• How to use real thinset (mosaic adhesive)
• How to cut glass
• How to grout the finished mosaic

✓ It takes a few sessions to complete this project, approximately 6–8 hours total. 

✓ Recommended for ages 9 and up. Younger kids will need some adult support to work with the tools and make sure all safety rules are followed.

✓ Kids are able to do it on independently by simply following the workbook and the videos, however we highly recommend that you join them on this adventure. Together you will discover additional layers of the program and have fun bonding as you learn and create alongside one another. 

✓ Designs shown in the photos are samples. Use your imagination and follow the tips to create your own!

 

ADDITIONAL TIPS

✓ Consider purchasing a standard 12'' x12'' concrete paver stone from your local construction supplies store to install your mosaic in the garden or create a pathway across the lawn. Follow the guide on the last page of the workbook to complete the installation.

✓ For installing your mosaic tile onto the exterior wall consider using construction adhesive.

 

SAFETY INFORMATION

✓ This project contains small parts. Keep the glass, all small parts, glue and paint out of reach of small children and pets.
✓ We have tumbled the glass pieces you’ll find in a kit, which means the edges are less sharp than those of glass that is just cut or broken. However, please make sure you have access to clean water and a first aid kit with bandages when you start working on mosaic.

Read full Safety Disclosure here

We’ll need up to 3 business days to ship your order. Once it’s shipped you’ll get a confirmation email with a tracking number. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the order, please use our contact form here.

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Susan Meibaum

May 1, 2022

I am a mature student. I haven't studied art or drawn since I was in High School. On a whim I took the Watercolor Stories course. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it, and having fun with the course has been a highlight of my day for the last week.

Yes, I recommend this product

Denise Wong

Feb 27, 2021

My first project from RainForestArtProject, & it did not disappoint. Easy to follow instructions with all necessary tools included & I was brought to so much joy while creating my dragonfly. I've ordered 5 more kits since! Shipping was very prompt & great customer service! I look forward to ordering & completing my other glass art mosaic stepping stones. Thanks so much! [Originally posted on Etsy]

Yes, I recommend this product

stephlipow

Feb 15, 2021

I sent a frog and a fish to my daughter and her roommate, college students who are studying remotely and feeling isolated. They really enjoyed the process, and the finished product is beautiful. Shipping was fast, everything they needed, including tools, was included, and the instructions were perfect. I'm going to order another one for my niece, also a student stuck in her apartment on zoom all day. [Originally posted on Etsy]

Yes, I recommend this product

Leslie

Mar 24, 2021

A beautiful mosaic kit with everything needed to complete your project, including tools. I bought two kits and made a larger project more than twice as big, so I needed more grout to match and the company was wonderful to work with to get me what I needed to create my work of art. Great product and great value for the money. [Originally posted on Etsy]

Yes, I recommend this product

Krystal Henry

Feb 18, 2021

Everything we needed was in the package, and packaged together so nicely. I was surprised to see how neat and organized it all was when we received it. Instructions were great! My older kids and I had a blast doing these projects! [Originally posted on Etsy]

Yes, I recommend this product