INVERCLYDE is exploding this Easter as a mum defies lockdown boredom and leads an eggs-cellent hunt with a difference.

Creative Cheryl Gray, who runs ARTventurers Inverclyde, is taking part in an initiative where kids across the country are putting up Easter decorations on their windows.

The big neighbourhood Easter egg hunt sees kids draw eggs and display them so families can spot them when they are out and about enjoying their daily exercise.

It is one of the latest crazes to hit town as parents come up with all sorts of ways to get creative with their kids to beat the lockdown.

Award-winning Cheryl, who was the first to launch the ARTventurers franchise in Scotland, said: "All the ARTventurers leaders came together and decided to create a National Easter Egg hunt and we have thousands of members now.

"It is just a fun way to keep the kids amused inside decorating the eggs and then outside when they go for their daily walks."

During the coronavirus lockdown Cheryl has been sharing tips on how to get creative in the house with the likes of edible paints and she has sent out bear building kits.

The mum-of-two swapped retail management for a creative, messy play franchise five years ago.

She said: "We have all had a rollercoaster of emotions recently.

"I think life is normally so fast paced we don't get a chance to stop.

"Now it is slower paced and we have to find ways to be creative at home."

Cheryl has been busy entertaining her sons Dylan, seven, and Ethan, five, during the lockdown.

She added: "It will be very emotional when the classes go back because some of the babies will have changed.

"Some of them will be walking by the time we go back."

Easter egg templates are available to print off in the Big Neighbourhood Easter Egg Hunt page on Facebook.