Here’s a quick, creative way to let mom or a special someone know that you care—make a kindness stone, just because.
You may have seen kindness stones around your neighborhood. After my daughter and I recently painted some rocks, I was putting them around a flower bed in our front yard when a woman walked by. She said, “I love those—every time I see one on my walk, I take a picture and post it. Do you mind?”
Kindness stones make people smile and are small enough to put on a desk or window ledge. The whole family can get involved—even teen-agers will enjoy a chance to express themselves with this easy craft.
- Rocks—fist size is a good place to start
- Permanent marker
- Newspaper or work surface
*Any paint will do—look for nontoxic options that are safe for children and environmentally friendly. Sidewalk chalk is another great option.
- Wash the rocks with soap and water. Then dry them.
- Paint the background and set the rocks out to dry.
- Paint on flowers or other embellishments, and write a short message or word.
- Place the kindness stones in your garden or around the neighborhood, or give them as gifts.