If you haven’t yet heard of the Kindness Rocks Project, I hope you’ll be as excited about it as I was a few weeks ago when I first learned about it.
There’s three great reasons to love this project:
- It’s quick and simple.
- There’s no rules. Unleash your creativity any way you like.
- It can totally change someone’s day – in a positive way.
All you need are some rocks…
and a few paints and markers.
Really, you can do this most any way you choose. I decided to give each of my rocks a single coat (that’s all it takes) of acrylic craft paint.
Then, with permanent markers, write your message/draw pictures and/or doodles on the rocks.
You can stop there, or add your own hashtag to the back of your rocks. I chose #KindnessRocks because…it does, don’t you think?
If your rocks are going outside, be sure to give them a coat of sealer to protect them from the weather. You don’t want the rain to wash away your message!
The fun part is distributing your rocks. Take them around town, the park, your neighborhood, shopping centers, parking lots, hospitals, libraries…wherever you go! Just drop one here and place one there. Wouldn’t you love to see the face of someone when they find one of your rocks?
If you use social media accounts, be sure to share your rocks and hashtag. You probably won’t get a 100% response, but you just might find photos of your rocks showing up under the hashtag you created. How fun is that?
I’ve been following these Kindness Rocks projects on Facebook for a few weeks now and have seen some amazingly creative rocks.
I’m not the only one at my house who’s been inspired by this project, however. Hannah painted up a plate full of rocks on Monday, just in time for the eclipse that (sadly) was a disappointing event where we live. Thunderstorms moved in at almost the exact time the eclipse began and the downpour happened just 2 minutes before our maximum effect of 89%. The clouds did leave, though – right after it all ended…
She still had fun and was happy to show off one of her eclipse rocks. And true to the spirit of the project, when I realized my focus was off on her rock and suggested we take a new photo, she told me, “Well, I may or may not have given them all to (her best friend).” Which, of course, means she did. 🙂 I love this girl!
So go paint – however you choose – and share some kindness in your neck of the woods!
If you live near a Michael’s craft store, you can go by this Saturday, August 26, and make some Kindness Rocks. Just bring your rocks. All other supplies are provided! Get the details here.
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