World peace... one rock at a time!!

How to Create Peace Rocks

 

 

 

How to Create Peace Rocks

Painting Peace Rocks is fun; it’s easy; and it changes the world one person at a time. Here are 5 easy steps:

1) Gather smooth river rocks from where you live. This is a fun activity to do with family and friends. It’s introspective to collect rocks by yourself.

2) Once you have gathered your rocks, paint them with non-toxic, craft paint. This is an activity that draws people together.

Host a Peace Rocks painting party! We have painted Peace Rocks with family members as well as friends. We have also painted Peace Rocks with strangers, yet after the hour or two we spend together sharing and learning about each other while we were painting our rocks, we are no longer strangers.

Leave rocks to dry about 24 hours. You can also use a hair dryer or craft heat gun for faster dry time.

3) Once the rocks have dried, paint words, phrases, or images on the rocks with paint pens or with paint and thin paint brushes. Paint words of peace, love, joy, or any other words or phrases that hold special meaning to you. When you are in the mindset of peace, love, and hope, begin to imagine the possibilities of how these thoughts will promote like-minded thoughts to those who receive your Peace Rocks. This intention of love, peace, hope, joy will ripple out into the world.

4) Once words are dry, use clear, acrylic spray for Peace Rocks that will be placed outside and exposed to the weather. The words and paint will last longer if protected. Even if the words or phrases fade a little, it’s okay. Your intention will have already been released out into the world.

What's Next?

 Now, if that wasn’t fun enough, now comes the magic. You get to share your Peace Rock masterpieces with the rest of the world. You have specially chosen, painted, and inscribed these wise river rocks with your messages of wisdom and now you get to share them with people of the world. It’s time to release them out to touch the lives of all who see them. Give them to friends and family members, strangers you meet throughout your day, co-workers, professors, employees of businesses you frequent, and especially anyone you hear who’s traveling.

If you are shy like we were in the beginning of our Peace Rocks Project, and you don’t want to walk up to someone and present them with a Peace Rock, it is okay to leave Peace Rocks for people to find for themselves. The perfect person will find that one-of-a-kind creation you have gifted to the world. It seems like such a small task, but the implications are life-changing.

We get to decide what we want to do with our lives. We get to decide if we want to build people up or knock them down. It our decision. What if we all decide today to choose to have our words be used to help people - to help build them up - whatever they are going through on a particular day. Can you remember a time when you could have used a positive comment from a stranger instead of an unkind word?

We are each here on this Earth to show love and kindness to one another. We have the power to change the world. We’ll never know how many lives we can touch with a simple action of handing someone a Peace Rock or leaving a Peace Rock on a park bench for someone to find. We’ll never know how a Peace Rock can change someone’s life and what that person will do tomorrow because of the impact of that little painted river rock today.

Take this first step in changing your life and the lives of those you can touch through a simple act, a simple yet powerful message painted onto a little river rock that will change your world - our world- forever. Create a ripple effect today by creating a Peace Rock!

Please email us and let us know where you have taken your Peace Rock. And we love pictures!

 

 

 

Past Projects:

Peace Rocks Message to Our Senators:

We sent painted peace rocks to United State Senators of all 50 States, with this letter. 
Here are some of their responses.