Random Acts of Kindness – Kindness on Purpose Book and Ideas
I spend most of my life doing my best to be a leader in the kindness game. I’m so very grateful for the opportunity to share my soul with you guys here on my blog and now in a book with corresponding products thanks to PaperSalt. This began when I started working on the watercolor illustrations for this book while on a solo trip to Winter Park two years ago. Since then, I’ve been narrowing many many illustrations to the top 22 which all appear in the book, Kindness on Purpose. – Filled with Random Acts of Kindness Ideas!
FREE Kindness Printables
If you are looking for free kindness printables that you can use to spread kindness, I created a whole bunch of fun collections for you. Check them out and print them on your home computer.
I feel really strongly about kindness. Here is why.
- Kindness is FREE.
- My heart fills up fastest when I am being kind.
- Kind acts connect people and connection is healing.
- It is contagious.
- Accessing kindness builds empathy skills.
There are so many great ways to spread random acts of kindness without spending money. These are all designed to be used with everyday things that you probably already make and do – or have around the house.
Inspiration for Kindness on Purpose
The world is a beautiful place. Furthermore, it is filled with magnificent humans, places and creatures. Not a day goes by where I am not grateful for this life and this Earth we live on together. When I find myself in situations that are unkind — it is my first reaction to fix them. I have always been like this I think. As a child, I would play with Little People (Fisher Price) to create families, neighborhoods and communities that were filled with SO MUCH kindness and love.
Role playing the way I wanted the world to be through imagination and activities filled my days. My parents encouraged me in every step of the journey. When I got a little older and learned that the world has many things that are not fair, are not right and are unjust — it became my mission to be a difference for those who hurt. It led me to teach inner city elementary school and on to become the artist that I am today. I am inspired by YOU guys, your stories and your lives. I am inspired to scatter the party of kindness everywhere.
PaperSalt creates gifts to inspire, empower and educate kids and families. Additionally, their products are designed to engage through the combination of attractive graphics and simplified content. I am humbled to be one of their authors. Find out more about PaperSalt on their website.
My Favorite Page in the Book Kindness on Purpose
I really do love ALL of the pages. Yes, I do have a favorite. The last page wins for me. Take the Scenic Route! Spread kindness along the way. Life is a gift and every single experience adds up to make us who we are as humans, individually and collectively. Let’s all slow down enough to recognize the need to be kind to one another.
How Did I Create the Illustrations?
The medium to create these illustrations starts with a permanent fine tip marker and watercolor paints. I actually used ooly’s watercolor paint pods that retail for $9.99! Seriously! I don’t need anything fancy-schmancy to create art. These are my favorite paints and they come from a woman owned company that I love!
Corresponding Kindness Products
The lunch box notes, Sprinkle Kindness, are great little tear out pages to add to gifts, goody bags and in lunch boxes. They come with an adorable flip open cover.
Additionally, Kindness on Purpose Noteables are also tear out cards that act more like a post card or note. They are larger than the lunchbox notes and perfect for sending kindness through the mail.
Here are some FUN FREE printables you can download and color.
These fun pages are great for adding to happy mail, leaving out for delivery drivers and putting in lunch boxes. I love printing them four to a page so that they are small too. I even used them once to add to the Trick-Or-Treat box.
Best Ways to Use Free Printables To Create Kindness on Purpose
You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right? There are so many great ways to use free printables. Here are some of my favorites.
- Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
- Batch some up to make an activity book. This is great for a road trip!
- Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
- Add them to goody bags. By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
- Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
- Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
- Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.
BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables and Random Acts of Kindness
These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.
- Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm. It even works with Alexa. Bonus!
- Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
- Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me. I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
- Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
- Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
- Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together. This is my fave tape runner!
Cheers to Kindness – random acts of kindness and kindness on purpose!