Random Acts of Kindness and Free Printable 8×10 Artwork

Last year Boo and I set out to spread handmade gifts across town for Random Acts of Kindness Week:

(click here for direct link to video)

I wanted to do it again and I was excited when Michael’s asked me to come up with a project for their blog The Glue String. The full step-by-step post is featured today here.

random acts of kindness ideas via lilblueboo #roak #quote
We set out today to hand out the canvases….venturing to the cancer center, the hospital, the fire station, restaurants, bus stops etc. I’ll share the video one day soon when I have a chance to edit.

random acts of kindness for kids #raok #quote #gift


I love doing this each year…..not only is it a chance to spread kindness, it’s also a chance for Boo to learn to interact with people she doesn’t know and work on her shyness.

random acts of kindness stories #raok via lilblueboo.com

And we can share quotes we love for others to hopefully be inspired by:


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ― Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ― Aesop #quote

All the quotes in one place:

random acts of kindness quotes (our 2014 random act of kindness project) #raok  via lilblueboo Ashley Hackshaw

They were pretty simple to make:

Spray Paint.

Liquitex spray paint project #roak

Write with paint pen Sharpie.

Make mini canvases with quotes #quote #tutorial #diy #raok

And since we can’t give one to everyone….for you today…..free printable artwork. Download at the bottom of the post!Free Printable 8x10 Kindness Quote via Ashley Hackshaw / lilblueboo.com


Click the image below to download the artwork or click for direct link here. Free Printable 8x10 Kindness Quote in Several Bright Colors via Ashley Hackshaw / lilblueboo.com



  1. Dottie says

    So inspirational, such a good day to be inspired, and so appreciated. Your blog never fails to make my day a little bit better! Thanks!

  2. shelley says

    I just cried and cried to see Boo’s sweet innocent gestures of love!!! Random acts of kindness must become a habit in this selfish world. God bless you, Ash!

  3. Janet says

    Creative outlet, confidence builder, loving RAK, and inspiration all rolled into one! Thanks once again, Ashley.

    I have some blank canvases that have been waiting for the right project…and some of these quotes would be great for gifts to loved ones.

    Have a blessed day tomorrow (and the next day, and the next….)

    Love, Hugs, and Smiles!

  4. Sonya says

    What a wonderful way to spread kindness and to make the world a better place! You two are an amazing inspiration. Much love xoxo