Making memora-BULL Kindness Rocks
Have you heard about The Kindness Rocks Project (here)? It is an amazing project that inspires children and adults to gather some rocks, any size or shape, and simply decorate them with any type of medium and add a kind word, expression or thought. Then you leave your Kindness Rock in a random public location for someone to find. OR, in our case, we are gifting our Kindness Rock to a dear friend in the spirit of Kindness, like the Lovable Bull from Ferdinand.
Disclosure: This Making memora-BULL Kindness Rocks post has been sponsored by Fox Home Entertainment. All opinions are mine.
Leaving a memora-BULL Kindness Rock
Isn't this the most lovely idea? I like to think that I am raising kind children, all teens/tween now; but, I want my children to possess that strength of character: KINDNESS. My daughters had a great time painting the rock. They were learning an important lesson in a random acts of kindness, although they really do spread kindness where ever they go!
Random acts of kindness can be anything that will make someone's day a little brighter. The simple act of kindness can spread the warmth of kindness far and wide, as others will be kind in return and continue to pass the kindness on. Being kind to others feels really good. The world will be a much better place with acts of kindness both big and small. #kindnessisthenewcool
Follow these easy directions to make your own Kindness Rocks!
PREPARING YOUR ROCKS FOR ROCK PAINTING
If you are gathering rocks found outdoors, simply spray the rocks with a hose or clean thoroughly in your utility sink. If you purchase your rocks at your local garden center, your rocks should be ready for painting as soon as you bring them home. If you plan on painting KINDNESS messages on your rock(s), I would suggest to search for rocks with a smooth surface. Other than that, there really is not much that would need to be done to prepare your rocks for painting.
- Acrylic Paint in various colors
- Sharpies in various colors
- Paint Brush
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Sealant - ModgePodge
1. Start by painting your rock with acrylic paint. I recommend no less than two layers of paint. Cover the entire rock or paint one side of the rock one color and the other side of the rock another color. (wait for the paint to dry before painting the opposite sides)
2. Once the paint is dry, cover the painted rock with a sealant, like ModgePodge. We painted 3 layers of sealant to create a very shiny effect. Wait for the sealant to dry.
3. Create a design on the surface of the painted sealed rock with Sharpie markers. Your imagination is your only limitation. My daughter simply created random shapes with the Sharpie markers. Once your design is complete, spray your rock with rubbing alcohol to create a bleeding effect. The rubbing alcohol will distort the colors and they will bleed together to create a beautiful design.
4. Once your design is complete I would recommend another layer of ModgePodge to seal the rock completely. We covered the rock with two layers of ModgePodge. We really like the shiny effect.
Kindness Rocks are a subtle and sweet way to spread joy to your community, friends and family! Simply paint a rock with an inspirational - or "memora-BULL" - message and leave it somewhere to be found by a passing neighbor.
Ferdinand is Available on Digital Feb 27 & blu-ray, DVD Mar 13
Because kindness DOES matter!
If you are struggling with the "what" to put on your rock, The Kindness Rocks Project website has a plethora of ideas. Younger kids may need some help but can totally participate in decorating once an adult assists with the words. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #TheKindnessRocksProject to the back of the stone!
Ferdinand is now available on digital and available on and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 13, 2018. For more information, be sure to follow Ferdinand on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can also follow Fox Home Entertainment on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. To learn more about the Kindness Rocks Project, visit them on Instagram and Facebook. If you make your own Kindness Rock, be sure to post on Instagram and use the #KindnessRocks hashtag!