IT was smiles all round as two generations joined together for an afternoon of fun at a Greenock care home.

Cheryl Gray who runs ARTventurers, a colourful and creative art class for babies, toddlers and children, organised a unicorn and rainbow themed afternoon at Larkfield View.

The heartwarming event saw the children, residents and staff interact.

The ARTventurers group have been visiting the local care home and more residents have joined the classes each time, keen to be involved with the activities.

Cheryl and the children made sure everyone was involved in the activities, which included making unicorns from crafts, playing with rainbow spaghetti and paint.

Nicola Campbell, a care assistant at Larkfield View, took her own baby Jack along to the class.

She said: “The session with Cheryl was amazing.

"The best part was the rainbow spaghetti, the children were covered in it and the residents loved it.

“Even the residents got stuck into the activities, some of them were covered in paint.”

Manger Elsie Maclennan added: “Seeing the joyful expressions on the faces of the residents, some of whom are quite quiet, makes it all worth it."

Organiser Cheryl says she has noticed a difference in both the children and the residents since introducing the kids to them.

She said: "I've noticed a few of the little ones are becoming a bit more confident in approaching the residents, and in turn, some of the residents are becoming more confident at trying the activities. "There's something very different about a two year old, rather than another adult, encouraging an elderly person to try something.

"There's a less apprehensive response and a definite willingness to get involved.

"We had an amazing session.

"The residents thoroughly enjoyed it, watching the babies play, explore and cover themselves in paint."