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

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

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. 

We've included some of our favourites so far in the gallery above but we're looking for more if you want to send your pictures in using the form at the bottom of this story.

Warrington Guardian: Michelle MagillMichelle Magill

The rainbows have been helping to create a neighbourhood-wide game of I-Spy for youngsters.

While other families have been putting teddy bears in the window to start a 'teddy bear hunt'.

If you want to get involved but don't have paints and pens at home, we've got three rainbow designs you can choose from.

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

rainbow designs.docx

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.

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Our little rainbow

Our little rainbow
Beverley Bossward

Georgia age 11 - very proud of her rainbow 🌈

Georgia age 11 - very proud of her rainbow 🌈
Emma Hollingsworth
Georgia age 11 - very proud of her rainbow 🌈
Emma Hollingsworth

My son noah age 3 wanted to do the biggest handprint rainbow from callands

My son noah age 3 wanted to do the biggest handprint rainbow from callands
Community contributor
My son noah age 3 wanted to do the biggest handprint rainbow from callands
Community contributor

I work in a preschool and know how important this is to children, so this is my rainbow painted on my window

I work in a preschool and know how important this is to children, so this is my rainbow painted on my window
Melanie R
I work in a preschool and know how important this is to children, so this is my rainbow painted on my window
Melanie R

Violet Hollins Green

Violet
Hollins Green
Georgia Givvons

Done by Emma McNicholas!

Done by Emma McNicholas!
Ben McNicholas

Alissa & Maisie Gaskell 🌈

Alissa & Maisie Gaskell 🌈
Natalie Gaskell

Phoebe Cowell Age 7 Great Sankey

Phoebe Cowell 
Age 7
Great Sankey
Hayley Mcateer

Wesley age 11

Wesley age 11
Community contributor

Tegan with her rainbow picture

Tegan with her rainbow picture
Community contributor

Chalk rainbow on tarmac infront of house. With words saying "stay home ❤ nhs"

Chalk rainbow on tarmac infront of house. With words saying
Community contributor

Blossom Latham Age 4 Great Sankey

Blossom Latham Age 4 Great Sankey
Melanie Latham

Jacob and freya Tipton's rainbow

Jacob and freya Tipton's rainbow
Anne Acton

3yr old Twins Katie and Connor

3yr old Twins Katie and Connor
Seb T
3yr old Twins Katie and Connor
Seb T

Lacey Yates Age 10 From Birchwood

Lacey Yates 
Age 10 
From Birchwood
Community contributor

Dolly-Rose age 3 from Golborne

Dolly-Rose age 3 from Golborne
Rebecca Jane Wharton

Our rainbow to spread some cheer. Leah Bent 9years old

Our rainbow to spread some cheer.
Leah Bent 9years old
Leah Bent

We used Chalk on the side of our bungalow and on our drive way #togetherathome #stayhome

We used Chalk on the side of our bungalow and on our drive way #togetherathome #stayhome
samantha jones
We used Chalk on the side of our bungalow and on our drive way #togetherathome #stayhome
samantha jones

Rainbows by William Stokes-Cook aged 7, Boyle Ave Orford.

Rainbows by William Stokes-Cook aged 7, Boyle Ave Orford.
Lorna Cook

Harper's rainbows and hearts in the window

Harper's rainbows and hearts in the window
Community contributor

Rainbow by Lucy Jones, 9, in Birchwood

Rainbow by Lucy Jones, 9, in Birchwood
Sarah Bamford
Rainbow by Lucy Jones, 9, in Birchwood
Sarah Bamford

We will be ok and be there for each other. Bobby age 7

We will be ok and be there for each other. Bobby age 7
Karen Layden