A WREXHAM girl has been getting creative in various ways to spread joy during the coronavirus lockdown.

Maya Mehmood, age five, has been using her time at home during the lockdown to spread some good feelings around Gwersyllt.

She has been helped by her mum to painted more than 150 individual rocks to decorate their garden and some were shared with neighbours featuring lovely messages letting them know people were thinking of them whilst in isolation.

Maya has also started adding to her local rock snake in Alyn Waters - a trend which has swept the nation in recent weeks.

Mum Sarah said: “She is only five but she's always thinking of ways to cheer others up at this time. It makes me so proud. She had to do things for school that were creative, and she is really taken with these kinds of activities.

“We have been keeping busy in lots of different ways since the lockdown started but we always have to find a way of making other people smile in these dark times, and Maya is all for that with her projects.

“She loves seeing how much Alyn the snake has grown on our walks, he is now over 400 stones long. I hope it brings other people the same kind of daily joy as Maya loves seeing all the new designs.”

Maya has also hidden about 30 surprise packages of old books and soft toys around the Alyn Waters area of Gwersyllt and Llay on trees and benches when on daily walks for the boys and girls who cannot get to the shops to buy new things since schools closed and they are spending more time at home.

This was inspired after she found a teddy bear in a bag with a note asking for a child to give him a new home.

The youngster has also been making bracelets and keyrings for local children to find on their daily exercise in the local green space.