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People have been painting rainbows on their homes to spread cheer during coronavirus lockdown

Rhiannon Lewis decided to paint her whole house in Splott after realising she had no felt tip pens to draw a picture with. Credit: Rhiannon Lewis

People across Wales have been painting rainbows on their homes to spread cheer during the coronavirus lockdown.

It comes as children around the country have been displaying drawings of rainbows in their windows to show support for NHS workers.

A nationwide round of applause is also set to take place at 8pm on Thursday evening to honour NHS staff. People are being invited to clap from their doorsteps, windows and balconies.

Rhiannon Lewis' rainbow house has already received attention from passers-by. Credit: Rhiannon Lewis

Rhiannon Lewis, who lives on Gwendoline St in Splott, Cardiff, decided to paint her whole house after realising she had no felt tip pens to draw a picture.

She said: "I wanted to do something that the kids could come and find on their outdoor walks.

"Quite a few people have already come past and said 'that's amazing'. I just want to make people smile."

Children and families have been sharing their rainbows across Wales

Hugo, 3, and Albert, 5, wanted to 'spread a little hope' in Crickhowell. Credit: Gemma Ravettaā€ˇ
Lynsey Hedley didn't want anyone to miss her family's rainbow in Prestatyn. Credit: Lynsey Hedley
8-year-old Betsy Lee, from Rhondda, painted her window with liquid chalk marker pens. Credit: Leanne Llewellyn
3-year-old Isaac has been encouraging people in Llandudno to smile. Credit: Laura Jayne Doyle
Rhian Powell and her daughter painted this double-sided rainbow in her bedroom in Pontypridd 'to make us smile indoors and out'. Credit: Rhian Powell

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