My kids and I have spent the last two days painting giving rocks to place around our community. We had originally set out to paint our rocks Mother’s Day weekend but that, didn’t exactly happen. These are a few of the rocks that we have found around our town.
My sister-in-law was here a couple weeks ago and she told me she paints giving rocks with the children she nannies! I had no idea this was a “thing” until very recent. I received a message on Instagram from my grandma in New York saying she found her very first painted rock recently. I guess giving rocks are getting quite big these days! Who knew?!
My original inspiration for creating giving rocks was a lady I follow on Instagram. She paints rocks with her grandchildren and places them around town to brighten people’s days. I thought, genius! My children are very artistic and I knew when I her rocks that this was something my children would absolutely love. Boy was I right! The other night we sat down at the kitchen table with our supplies blanketing the entire table. I really wish I thought to take a picture of the table… it was chaotic ha. My children had SO MUCH FUN. They sat at the table for 3 1/2 hours straight painting their rocks. To say they had fun would be a bit of an understatement. Heck, I had a lot of fun as well.
Going in to this I had no expectations of what my kids would paint on their rocks. I just figured that they would paint what they love or maybe even the first thing that came to their mind. I never knew how much I would love hearing my children come up with words or phrases to paint on their rocks. They got it… they understood that we wanted to make someone smile and chose words accordingly; grace, faith, stay humble, be kind, beauty, family, etc. I can’t help but smile because I’m proud of their little hearts. My rocks personally had, you are my sunshine, grace upon grace, blessed and be kind. It was a lot of fun and I highly recommend painting rocks and placing them around town.
Supply List for Painting Giving Rocks
River Rocks or ANY rock will do
Paint Brushes (all sizes)
We simply used a paper towel and cleaned the rocks prior to painting them. Paint the rocks however you’d like and let them dry. We let our rocks dry approximately 24 hours. Seal your rocks with Modge Podge or a can of spray sealer. Let them dry approximately 30 mins.