Kindness Rock Garden

One message at just the right time could change the entire day, outlook or life. 

  • Take one when you need one

  • Share one with a friend for inspiration 

  • Leave one for another

The Kindness Rock Garden will be located within the Garden of Hope, Canby, MN.

Have you ever stumbled upon a colorful, hand-painted rock that has been painted in bright colors or has an uplifting message written on it? You may have just found a kindness rock! Rock painting or rock art is a trend that has picked up popularity in recent years. Whether you're an artist who is looking for a new art project or someone who wants to share a positive message with others, painting rocks might be for you. Its a great activity to share.

Before you get to painting, here are a few common questions that you may have.

What Materials Do You Need To Paint Rocks? 

Here's the list of things you'll need:

  • Smooth rocks or stones
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sponge brushes
  • Acrylic paint pens
  • Sealer

Remember, there is no right or wrong way to paint a rock. The point is to spread a little love and compassion and to have fun while doing it! 


What Kinds of Paint Do You Use for Rock Painting? 

 We recommend using acrylic paint for both the base coat and your design. For more intricate, hand-painted designs, we suggest that you use paint pens to draw on top of your base coat. With paint pens, you can be a bit more accurate when you are writing on or adding details.

How Do You Seal the Rocks?

Your creations need to be sealed to preserve the paint and the beautiful designs you worked so hard on. Mod Podge or a spray-on sealer will work just fine—just make sure it's a waterproof sealer.

Now that you know everything you need to know about painted rocks, you're ready to get started!

You have the power to make someone's day with the kind messages you write. Start the trend of rock-painting and watch the ripple effect of inspiration you create. Thank you for helping us inspire kindness.