Badgers, rainbows and DIY kits

A close up of one of the #discoverbadger project kits

Members of the Badger Creek Community Group have been cheering up their neighbours with colourful rainbow signs, hidden badgers and free DIY kits. The #discoverbadger project gets people active, on the hunt for 20 hidden badgers that have popped up around Badger Creek. Each badger shares a story of the township’s history.

After COVID-19 put an end to a planned maker’s festival, Kat and the community group decided to bring the maker’s festival to the community. She collaborated with local artists and small businesses to create 200 free kits for Badger Creek locals to learn new skills at home.

Community members have been connecting and sharing what they create, grow or bake on Instagram tagged #madeinbadger.

“We have absolutely loved looking out for all the badgers and we have really enjoyed the gifts," says Brooke, a Badger Creek resident. "I sat for hours with my niece and daughter learning how to knit – we had a good giggle. It has been amazing.”