“I painted a bunch of small rocks. Some I made into bees and ladybugs, and others I just added a positive message. Now I’m placing them around town for others to find. When you find a rock, you can do two things: either move it to a new place for someone else to find, or keep it and paint a new one to place somewhere.”
Jessica got the idea online—cities in Tennessee and Texas have similar projects.
“It’s an inexpensive, quick project and it’s a great way to spread some positive vibes.”
Jessica says rocks that can fit in the palm of your hand are best, in case the finder wants to keep it. She says if you don’t want to search for the perfect rock, you can buy them at dollar stores and craft stores. A few more tips from Jessica: acrylic paint works best, paint pens make writing easier, and don’t forget the sealant (without it, the acrylic paint will fade quickly).
“Once you make your rock, place it where you know someone will find it,” explains Jessica. “If you find a rock, take a picture and post it to our Facebook page.”
Learn more, and follow the rocks, on Facebook at Bismarck Rocks. Jessica posts pictures of the rocks she does there, as well as clues to help you find them.