Our goal is simple…to promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients…whether by painting and dropping inspirational rocks or some other cool creative way to bring kindness into the world. if you do choose to create inspirational painted rocks, here’s how:
Step #1 you will need some rocks!
Flat smooth rocks work best. I find mine along the shores of Cape Cod, however if you live in the city, check out your local craft store or garden center as they typically sell smooth river stones. The 3″ to 5″ size work best!
Step #2 Prepare the rocks by spraying or painting them with non-toxic spray/paint (available at any craft or hardware store)
This will prepare the rock surface for your artwork/writing and seal the rock so your paint pens will last longer
Step #3 Use Oil Base Sharpie Paint Pens to create your artwork
They work best… and are easy to work with, and last a long time. I also have found that Prismacolor Premier non toxic dual tip markers work best for creative writing (available in craft stores in the art section)
BE SURE TO ADD…#THEKINDNESSROCKSPROJECT to the back of each rock you drop so others can join us and share their pictures when they find one, that way you can follow the journey of your rock…
Step #4 Finally paint a final coat of Non-toxic clear sealant
This will protect the artwork from the elements and the paint from altering the environment… brush on Modge Podge outdoor sealant works great!
*When dropping your rocks or installing an Inspiration Garden, be sure to acquire permission. It is our goal to promote respect and consideration for others while spreading kindness. It is frowned upon to drop anything in our National forests and National Parks, where they have a LNT (Leave No Trace) policy for visitors. Please visit our blog for further information on respecting our environment. NEVER EVER LEAVE MARKERS OR PAINT FOR OTHERS TO ADD INSPIRATION, AS YOU CANNOT BE SURE THAT PEOPLE WILL BE RESPECTFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT!
Where do I find interesting, inspiring quotes to use?
We search Pinterest or Instagram for super cool inspiring quotes but often we create our own sentiments that come from straight from our heart, those rocks are special
…some of our favorites are
“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world, Buddah”
This was dropped to let you know that You matter!
Your Legacy is every life you’ve touched
Hey, Psst… just wanted to let you know how awesome you are
You got this!
Smile and the world smiles back at you
In the end, what will matter most?
Wish to start your own social media page? No problem, that is great too, Its fun to connect locally with your community and many groups have popped up adding their own twist to the project, such as community scavenger hunts as well as hide and seek rock games. Simply be sure to add your group to our map so that others in your area can find you, and in your “about us” section on your page be sure to note that you are part of our project! Finally, be sure to email us your information and photos so we can feature your kind work as this is a project of MANY KIND SOULS!