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Summer Craft: CFA Rocks!

We’re kicking off a new campaign called CFA Rocks! Inspired by Kindness Rocks, CFA Rocks are small river stones with messages written on them to raise awareness about foster care and promote kindness. These tokens of kindness are placed in public places with hashtags that can be followed via social media. This fun and educational activity is great for all ages and personalities! You can have younger children in charge of painting pictures and the older participants in charge of writing the message on the back of the rock.

What You Will Need:

  • Smooth river rocks
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Assorted size paint brushes
  • Paper
  • 2 Cups
  • Water

Your Work Space:

The best work space for this project would be in a communal area of the home where there is a flat surface to work on. Be sure to have ample room to lay down paper before beginning to paint for easy clean up.

 Step 1:

Choose a color, and paint one side of the river rock.

Step 2: Design

Make the painting colorful and bright so that anyone coming across your rock can easily spot it. Lay the rock to dry before turning it over to paint the opposite side.

Step 3:

Once the first side of the rock is dry, paint the opposite side of the rock white and set aside to dry.

Step 4:

Write your message boldly using either paint or a sharpie in a contrasting color so that it is easy to read. Let the paint dry once more before handling.

Step 5:

Place your creations throughout a public recreational space such as a park. This is a great activity to share with friends, family and your community. Organize a rock hiding party with your inner circle and spread the word.

Make an announcement:

Once your rocks have been placed, make an announcement on social media using the hashtag “#cfarocks” and let the hunting begin! Once someone finds your rock they can take a photo and post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. The fun doesn’t stop there! The person who finds a rock must also then replace the rock in a new location for someone new to find.

Where will your rocks travel to?

Rebecca UstrellCommunity Outreach Coordinator
Becky acts as liaison for Children’s Foundation of America. On any given day she could be meeting with potential donors, coordinating a fundraising event, recruiting volunteers and forming partnerships with other nonprofits that can benefit from the help of our Foundation. Becky is currently studying sociology as well as fine art and helps organize the Claremont Art Walk. You will most likely find Becky working on freelance illustrations, playing the cello, mingling at a chamber of commerce event or volunteering in the community.
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