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Children's handmade rainbows are popping up in windows all over the UK – here's why

Country Living (UK) logo Country Living (UK) 5 days ago Ruth Doherty
a parrot sitting in front of a window: Children's rainbow windows spreading hope amid coronavirus self-isolation across the UK after schools close © Getty Images Children's rainbow windows spreading hope amid coronavirus self-isolation across the UK after schools close

Children across the UK are putting up homemade rainbow creations in their windows at home, in a bid to spread hope and positivity amid the coronavirus COVID-19 self-isolation period.

The rainbow trend has gone viral after schools across the country closed on Friday 20th to help stop the spread of the virus. A Facebook page has been set up called Believe In Rainbows, where families are posting pictures of their rainbow crafts.

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There's a lot of imagination on display, with posters urging people to "be kind", "stay safe" and "be positive", along with rainbow balloons to celebrate birthdays, and rainbow caterpillars to symbolise that we'll emerge triumphant.

a cat sitting in front of a window: rainbow in window coronavirus © Getty Images rainbow in window coronavirus

The Facebook group description reads: "Our children soon won’t be able to see their friends. Create a rainbow picture to display in your window so that children can go rainbow spotting whilst out for walks."

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    Speaking to the BBC, one mum, whose son Harrison posted his own rainbow picture, summed it up perfectly saying: "It's bringing families together at home to create a rainbow, and making people smile if they are spotted in windows.

    It's bringing our wonderful school and even the world together. It's showing that we are all in this together."

    a sign on the side of a brick building: rainbow in window coronavirus © Getty Images rainbow in window coronavirus

    What a gorgeous idea. And it's not just children hanging rainbows in their windows, adults are getting joy from it too.

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