Rock Hiding…so what’s the big deal?
Have you ever been on a stroll in the park and stumbled across a painted rock? Did you see a bright and colorful kindness rock sitting outside your library? Maybe you have a friend that has rocks all over their home?
It doesn’t matter if it’s a Bob Ross masterpiece or just paints dumped on by a 2-year-old, chances are it will make someone smile!
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First, you need to find out if it is big in your area. Facebook is an excellent place to start.
Try to find a local rock hunting/hiding group by simply searching for “_______ Rocks”. Fill in the blank with your city, area code, or even try your neighborhood.
These groups are great for finding out the hot spots for rock painters and hunters.
Being part of a group is great. You can post where you hide rocks. You can post when you find rocks. Or even ask rock painting questions! They are very friendly and sure to point you in the right direction.
Some people use hashtags to help keep track of their rocks. Check out our tips for how to use hashtags on rocks.
3 tips for hiding rocks
1. Make sure your rocks are “outdoors ready”.
You want them to be sealed to resist the weather. For tips on how to paint rocks for rock hiding, check out these tips.
2. Not everywhere is a great place to leave a rock.
Don’t lay them in the grass where the mowers might hit them…or hide them where they will never be found. The point is for them to be picked up and loved on.
Some people will rehide the rocks for others to find, some will keep them as treasures.
3. You may never see that rock again.
As big as rock painting might seem there are many who still have no idea it is going on. So if your rock is never posted back to the group as “found” it’s OK.
This is a wonderful hobby for the whole family! There is the creative aspect of painting the rocks, getting outside for walks to hide them, and maybe find a few. You are sure to have a great time!
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