Since the coronavirus outbreak, Dorset has seen a huge surge in community engagement, local businesses are coming together to offer home food deliveries while residents are helping to lift everyone’s spirits by adding rainbows to their windows or gardens. Many local people have taken to Instagram to show off their own rainbows.

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Draw a rainbow and put it in the window. Others can then see it and know we're all in this together. Let's fill the world with rainbows! ????

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The drawing of rainbows is a national idea that has reached across the UK. Children who are at home instead of school are encouraged to create rainbows and then, while taking a daily exercise trip or essential travel to a shop or pharmacy with their parents, spotting other people’s rainbows. A Facebook page has been set up to show off Dorset’s creations, Dorset Art Eye Spy has been sharing photos from parents who have displayed rainbows in their windows or gardens.

The Facebook group, which was previously based on the Dorset Hidden Books project is now offering different themes for arts and crafts each week to inspire children and parents while they are indoors. Not sure if you can draw a rainbow, that’s ok, people are also sharing printable ones, like the one below:

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Print this on paper and put in your outward windows as symbol of hope for a CoVid19 free World

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If you’ve created your own rainbow or have set up another art project, make sure to share it with us, you can find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Want more things to do while isolating? Check out our recipes page for ideas of sweet treats, seasonal dishes and meals created from store cupboard essentials.


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