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Have you heard of “The Kindness Rock Project“? I had heard of it, but it wasn’t until we were in North Carolina during the hurricane that I actually came across a rock that had been painted.
While it didn’t have an inspirational quote on it, it was a mushroom…it still made me smile knowing that someone did it purely for the random chance you’d look down and see it while walking by the lake. Not because they themselves wanted to be recognized but because they were looking to brighten a day.
This inspired us to paint some rocks of our own to take to a park and leave for other people to find. This also tied into the Kindness Books we did in October.
We bought a bag of river rock from Lowe’s. You can’t beat $5.98 for 5lbs!
These pens *are the best I’ve found for rock painting and crafts in general-
OOLY Neon Chalkables Liquid Chalk Markers, Set of 5 (130-030)*- there are great for coloring bigger areas on the rock. They work for writing but have a bigger tip so it’s not quite as neat if you’ve got more than one word.
Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint Set, 32187 (10 Colors)*- These are great for painting the rocks and come in pretty colors!
Here are some of our painted rocks. We completed some others that have inspirational words and saying on them. We’re big Disney fans and so the kids felt like seeing a Mickey and friends rock would brighten someone’s day. They also opted for a ‘Minion’ rock because (and I quote) “Cmon, they’re funny!” and nothing is complete in our house without including Pete the Cat as well. After all, Pete knows kindness is cool!
Have you done any rock painting to leave for others? Share them in the comments!
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