Random Acts of Kindness – A Little Goes a Long Way

13 Feb

Random Acts of Kindness Heart ProjectDid you know that this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week? Yup, it is.  My favorite saying in sculpey class is “A little goes a long way.”  It’s a mantra I have the kids repeat so they don’t try to use too much sculpey in one class period.  That stuff is expensive! So, for sculpey class this week, we took all of our left over sculpey, put it through the craft machine (sort of like a pasta maker) and used a heart stamper to make tons and tons of beautiful little marbled hearts.  I quickly baked them so the kids could hand them out to their friends and family or secretly hide them in random places for a great surprise.  I was so touched over how  excited  the kid’s became over this idea.  They made tons and tons of hearts.  One third grader, after making every member of his class a heart, said “I’m so glad we’re doing this.”  He got a heart from me for that comment.

Random Acts of Kindness Heart ProjectRandom Acts of Kindness Heart ProjectRandom Acts of Kindness Heart ProjectThis is such a nice project.  I’ve been slipping hearts into pockets, onto keyboards, and in purses all day.  I love the idea of an unexpected little gift, something small and pretty.  Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.  What’s something small you can do for someone else to spread the love this week?  No sculpey necessary.  A little note with kind words would be perfect.  Or how about putting quarters in random meters.  Or picking a bouquet of flowers (it’s so warm in LA right now!) and handing them out at work or your local super market.  It’s amazing how once I started a few random acts of kindness, it felt so good I didn’t want to stop.  I’ve got to make some more hearts!

Random Acts of Kindness Heart ProjectRandom Acts of Kindness Heart ProjectHappy Kindness Week everyone.  May it be filled with small surprises that fill your heart and remember, a little goes a long way.

Random Acts of Kindness Hearts

6 Responses to “Random Acts of Kindness – A Little Goes a Long Way”

  1. bar February 14, 2014 at 3:18 am #

    beautiful sentiment and such a clever reuse…i love this so much!!!

    • Meri Cherry February 14, 2014 at 3:20 am #

      Thanks Bar! I saw that you pinned it and that was my FAV board that you pinned it too. The one I mentioned the other day that I loved so much. Now I know it’s called Handmade Ideas. So, feelin good! Thank you!

  2. milkweedphoto February 15, 2014 at 4:49 am #

    I love this. Thanks.

    • Meri Cherry February 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

      Thank you so much. Your photos are gorgeous!

  3. Ana February 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    What a lovely idea! I wish I had had one to give to the guy who yelled at me yesterday for parking on the street in front of his house!

    • Meri Cherry February 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

      Ha. I’m not sure a heart would have done it but that would have been pretty awesome if you tried!

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