Babies & Kids, DIY & Recipes

DIY: Non-Toxic Stepping Stones for Kids

Anyone else’s little one love playing “the floor is lava”? These DIY stepping stones are great for creating obstacle courses, playing games, and enhancing your little one’s coordination. Not only are they inexpensive and eco-friendly, but making them is so easy and fun too!


  • Cork Trivet | I purchased mine from Ikea, but Amazon has some great options too!
  • Non-Toxic Paint | Feel free to mix and match paints! I used a mix of ECOS paint samples, Benjamin Moore Natura (discontinued), and Ikea paint.
  • Paint Brush | I used the largest brush from this Ikea paintbrush set and it worked great! I’m sure a roller would work well too.


Simply cover your workspace with newspaper, grab a paint brush and paint away! Depending on the paint you use, you’ll need 1-2 coats. Enjoy!

Don’t have the time for this DIY? Check out these awesome options below!

  1. Plastic Stepping Stones | These stepping stones are made from polypropylene plastic (one of the safest plastic) and silicone making them a great option for littles.
  2. Birch Wood Stepping Stones | This eco-friendly option is made with birch wood and includes non-slip rubber bottoms. Note: If you decide to purchase these, I’d look further into the type of rubber and confirm with the company that they are free of toxins and heavy metals.
  3. Wooden Stepping Stones | And lastly, these wooden stones from one of my favorite brands, Wiwiurka, are a bit more pricey, but toxin-free and made from solid wood!

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