THEY have been popping up in the windows of homes across the town to help spread a bit of cheer.

And in today's paper we have printed a rainbow for your little ones to colour in and stick in your window.

If you're a household that doesn't have any paints or felt tips to create your own rainbow then we also  have a solution for you.

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The idea of painting rainbow pictures and putting them in the windows of homes quickly spread on social media over the weekend after a post suggested it might help brighten some people's day.

Youngsters were encouraged to put pen to paper while they stay at home to avoid the spread of coronavirus and displaying them in the window would give other families something to look out for while they stretch their legs on their daily walk. 

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The post, which has been shared across the web, aims to make a neighbourhood-wide game of I-Spy.

Rainbows of any size, design, or artistic ability are encouraged to be displayed.

If you want to get involved, we've got three designs you can choose from.

Download them here and then print them out and put them in your window.

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Or pick up a copy of today's paper and colour in a special version just for our readers.

And if you do go out for a walk to find rainbow pictures in windows near you, please remember the guidance is to stay two metres apart from anybody else going for a stroll.