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Painting Kindness Rocks!

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

This activity can be done from the safety of your home or with friends!

WHEN

You can do this anytime!

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Painting and leaving kindness rocks around your community helps brighten up the day of strangers and may inspire them to do something generous for someone else! When we inspire many people to do an act of kindness, we can create a wave of change!

DESCRIPTION

The Kindness Rock Project is a viral trend where people, commonly children, paint pebbles or cobbles and leave them for others to find and collect. Photos of the painted rocks and hints of where to find them are commonly shared on Facebook groups. 

Theme ideas: Black Lives Matter, Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Love, Inspiration, etc. When spring arrives, kids and families can put them somewhere or create a community rock garden. Or they can give them away on Valentine's Day, MLK Day, etc.


ITEMS NEEDED

  • Rocks (smooth and flat best; clean; and big enough for your message)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Pain Brushes (Large and small)
  • Newspaper
  • Optional: Paint Pens/Markers
  • Optional: spray sealant (e.g., Krylon clear gloss acrylic spray)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Gather all the necessary supplies, roll-out newspaper over your working surface and click "VIEW INSTRUCTIONS for more details!

 


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
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  1. Gather your supplies
  2. Create your painting space, lay newspaper
  3. Paint your rock with one base color
  4. Use Paint Pens or smaller brushes to create your artwork / message
  5. Once dry (24hrs), top coat your art with sealant OUTDOORS
  6. Take a picture and post to social and tag @ProjectGivingKids, @GivingTuesdaySpark and #KindnessRocks
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