Coronavirus Kent: Children are drawing rainbow pictures in windows to spread messages of hope

Children across Kent are decorating the front windows of their homes with pictures of rainbows to spread messages of hope and happiness.

The trend - which was launched with the nationwide facebook group Rainbow Trail - encourages families to draw pictures of rainbows for people to find on walks, particularly during periods of self isolation.

A rainbow display in Sheerness
A rainbow display in Sheerness

Among those taking part is Gravesend family Nina Nicholls and her children Summer, four, and Victoria, 13.

Nina Nicholls and her daughter, Summer, at their home in Gravesend
Nina Nicholls and her daughter, Summer, at their home in Gravesend

Nina, 41, said: "Someone tagged me in this new group, and of course, with me and my children at home it seemed like a lovely thing to do! The finished product looks really amazing. It took us three hours to complete and we used A4 paper, glue and paint.

"We've had some really lovely comments, people have walked by and complimented it too."

Rainbows have also been spotted in car windows, shops and petrol stations and My Kent Family's sister website Kentonline has one too!

Rachel Pointer's creation in Sittingbourne
Rachel Pointer's creation in Sittingbourne

The Rainbow Trail Facebook page states: " All you have to do is create Rainbow pictures and stick them in your window. You can be as creative as you like using pens, paints or anything you have to make one.

"It would be great to get everyone involved."

Have your children drawn a rainbow? We'd love to see your artwork. Please send your pictures to mykentfamily@thekmgroup.co.uk

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