DIY Kindness Rocks

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Have you heard of the Kindness Rock Project? It’s based off of the idea that the right message at the right time can change a person’s life.

I first learned about this, without actually knowing what it was, a few months ago. I was running on a trail that I run on all the time and this brightly colored rock caught my eye. It was bright blue and said “you matter”. I smiled and kept going. What a cute idea. A mile down the trail I saw another one that said “Smile. It looks good on you.” Again, another smile.

I didn’t think anything of it until a month or so later I was in a different city and saw more of them. That’s not a coincidence. After some digging, I learned about the Kindness Rock Project. Create kindness rocks to inspire someone and take a rock that inspires you and pass it on. What a great idea!

So, here I am, joining the movement. Why? Because everyone needs some kindness. You never know what another person is going through, so give them some motivation to get through their day. Make Kindness Rocks.

 

joy rocks supplies

Kindness Rock Supplies

  • flat rocks
  • paint brushes
  • oil-based markers
  • outdoor paint (acrylic)
  • water dish filled with water

 

painted rocks

Step 1: paint the rock with a solid color

Pick a few bright colors that will catch attention and paint it onto the rock. You might have to paint a second layer, depending on the color.

Let it dry.

 

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Step 2: write your inspiration

Choose your inspirational saying or visual and write it on the rock with your marker.

Let it dry.

 

choose joy motivational rock

Step 3: add some fun elements to the rock

I chose polka dots, because who doesn’t smile at polka dots? They’re up-lifting. You can add whatever decorative elements you’d like though.

Let it dry.

 

joy rocks craft

Make a few more and you’re done. Go and share them with the world!

For some kindness rock inspiration, check out Pinterest. There are a ton of examples and ideas for you to try.

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I want to try so many more variations. In the upcoming months, you will see more of these from me. Join the movement and make someone’s day better.

Happy crafting!

15 thoughts on “DIY Kindness Rocks

  1. Love this post. My family and I were out in Globe Arizona and noticed painted rocks everywhere there a couple of months ago. When we picked up the local paper on the way home there was an article about them in it and how they got started by a lady in Globe. Turns out the whole town was involved. They leave rocks out for others to collect and there are even rocks that are put in place for free items in the town, like a free pizza at the local pizza place. The town even has rock painting parties where they all get together and create. Some of the rocks left out are painted by local artists and painters in town so they are like little oil paintings. I am not sure where this idea originally started but it is nice knowing how far it has spread. The world would be very colorful with painted rocks everywhere.

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