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Hopscotch Game

Total Time Needed: Weekend Project

This patio-stone version of hopscotch is a winner on every count.


  • 10 patio stepping stones (available at home-supply stores)
  • Fine sandpaper (120 to 140 grit)
  • White latex paint (1 quart)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Acrylic paint in assorted colors
  • Stencils
  • Sponges
  • Chunky rubber stamps
  • Acrylic sealant, spray- or brush-on


  1. Sand each patio stone.
  2. Paint the tops and sides white. Allow the paint to dry; apply a second coat, if necessary.
  3. Use acrylic paint to number the stones.
  4. Decorate the stones with handprints, pictures, stencils, sponges, or stamps.
  5. Apply 3 to 4 coats of acrylic sealant, allowing each coat to dry between applications.


When setting up your hopscotch game, bury the stones to their tops in peat moss or wood chips to help prevent tripping.