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Summer Shack - Make Your Own Rain Stick


Get ready to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Week by creating your own fun instrument. Rain stick are great musical instruments, or just a calming sound to enjoy! Materials required: Cardboard tube (toilet paper roll, paper towel roll, gift wrap roll cut in half), markers, scissors, glue, elastics, coloured paper, and dry goods (uncooked rice, lentils, etc.). 

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Summer Shack - Coffee Filter Rainbows


Celebrate Devon Pride Week by making your own rainbow using markers, water, and a bit of science! These look great hanging in the sun, or on your window. Materials required: Scissors, markers, glue, coffee filters, googly eyes (optional) 

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Summer Shack - Pride Bracelets


Celebrate Devon Pride Week by making your own rainbow Pride bracelet! Register for “Pride Week Activity Kit” on before June 8th to get the materials needed for this craft, or follow along with your own rainbow-themed embroidery floss. Materials required: Pride Week Activity Kit from; OR red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple embroidery floss. 

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Summer Shack - Send a Hug Craft


This year, we have to celebrate Senior’s Week a little differently. For this craft, we will be sending hugs to our loved one by putting our own personal touch on envelopes! Materials required: Envelope (A4 size or standard, depending on your preference), markers, scissors, glue, and coloured paper. 

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Summer Shack - Handflower Flower Pot


The only thing better than a fresh bouquet of flowers is a bouquet of flowers that lasts forever! With this craft, we’ll be putting a personal touch on a flower pot drawing for our loved ones. Materials required: Scissors, coloured paper, glue, markers, beads and/or gems (optional). 

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Summer Shack - Make your own Dreamcatcher


Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Week by creating your own dreamcatcher! 

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Summer Shack - DIY Enviroscape


Celebrate Parks and Recreation week by conducting a science experiment in your own home! This enviro-scape gives you the chance to witness what impacts our watershed in Devon and how we can protect it. Materials required: Scissors, markers, glue, paper, sponge, fake trees (optional) 

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Summer Shack - Flattening Leaves Craft


Celebrate Parks and Recreation week by collecting some of the nature we see everyday then preserve your findings as a keepsake! Remember to pick up leaves and flower petals off the ground so we’re not picking them from their homes on trees and stems! Materials required: Scissors, wax paper, iron, leaves/petals/etc. 

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Summer Shack - Canada Day Windsocks


Prepare your home for Canada Day with this simple Canada Day windsock craft! Grab a cup or can then customize it with your Canadian pride to display just in time for July 1st. Materials required: Can or cup, ribbons or streamers, white and red paint OR white and red paper, scissors, glue, markers 

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How do plants help our environment?


Welcome back to your River Response Project! Today we are learning about how plants help our environment from preventing landslides to supplying oxygen.  

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Summer Shack - Egg Carton Animals


Recycle those empty egg cartons into cute animals! With some markers and imagination, turn your egg cartons into turtles, snakes, and frogs. Materials required: Markers, scissors, glue, egg carton, pipe cleaners, googly eyes (optional) 

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How does trash impact our environment?


The River Response Project is a way for us to learn about how to promote resiliency and restoration in our watershed! Learn with me today about how trash impacts our environment and the small changes we can make to reduce that impact (including the craft we made this week!).  

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2020 Devon Summer Camp Intro


Meet our 2020 Summer Day Camp staff and see an overview of the extra safety measures they've implemented to keep kids safe during our camps this summer. 

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Summer Day Camp Craft #1 - Summer Mobiles


It’s been a windy summer, so we decided to make… Summer Mobiles! Join our Day Camp team, and follow along to make this week’s craft. Supplies needed: hole puncher, paper plate, scissors, cardstock, glue stick, tissue paper, ribbon, ruler, and stapler. Don’t worry - if you don’t have those supplies, get creative and use what you have in your house! 

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Summer Shack - Hanging Flower Pot


Plant some seeds in a fun and unique way that helps our environment! Find an empty bottle, add some string and you’ll have a new hanging flower plant to watch your seeds grow in. Materials required: Scissors, empty bottle, string, gardening dirt, seeds 

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Summer Shack - Newspaper Flowers & Swords


We all have leftover newspapers in our home! Here is a way to recycle and have fun doing it by either creating some big, beautiful flowers or some newspaper swords that give you all the fun without the danger of poking someone’s eye out! Materials required: Scissors, markers, glue, newspaper, cardboard, tape 

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Upcycled Art


Today for our River Response Project, we will learn about upcycling and its creative uses including a mural right here in Devon made out of Tim Hortons gift cards. Visit Acupuncture with Aimee on Facebook and Instagram to see more of Amy’s work in the community. Check Pinterest for a wide variety of upcycle craft ideas and tag us in your creative endeavours. Happy upcycling!  

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Summer Day Camp Craft #2 - Spray Bottle Painting


Spray Bottle Painting! What’s better than getting a little messy outside with your Devon Day Camp team? Supplies needed: canvas or paper, paint, spray bottles, tape and stickers! If you want some extra sparkle, add some glitter to your final creation. Need an extra activity to do this summer? Join our River Response team for an interactive event, where you will learn some fun facts about taking care of our environment. 

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Summer Shack - Mini Catapults


Step back into medieval times by constructing your own mii catapult! Take down your enemies…or just play with your cat. Materials required: Register for “Summer Shack Catapult” on 

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Storm Drains


Let’s talk storm drains! Today the River Response Project covers just what our storm drains are and how we can use them properly. Picking up our trash, making sure our water run-off goes into the right drains, and exploring organic pesticide and insecticide options are three small examples of how we can protect our river valley!  

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Summer Day Camp Craft #3 - Jersey Craft


Any sports fans out there? This week we’re making a Jersey Craft! Supplies needed: a printable jersey template (or get creative and draw your own jersey), scissors, tape, and any decorations you want to add. Did you know we are now able to offer select adult drop-in sports, and pickleball equipment signout for the family? Find more info at 

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Summer Shack - Birdfeeder


Let's get crafty and make a few flying friends for wildlife week! Materials required: Scissors Markers Glue 2L bottle String Pencil Bird feed Craft knife 

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Summer Shack - Birdfeeder


Let's get crafty and make a few flying friends for wildlife week! Materials required: Scissors, markers, glue, 2L bottle, string, pencil, bird feed, craft knife 

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Wildlife in Devon


Let's learn about the wildlife we have in our river valley here in Devon! If you would like more resources about our watershed and environment, register for the River Response Interactive Learning Event on for one hour of learning and activities with Janelle. You can also register for the River Response Activity Kit which includes crafts, an activity booklet, and environmentally friendly resources - all totally free and delivered to your door for your entire household to enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife this week! 

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Summer Day Camp Craft #4 - Sea Creatures


Jumping Jellyfish! Join us this week to make your own sea creature craft. Supplies needed: paper plate, hole puncher, scissors, and ribbon. For extra decorations, add some googly eyes, markers, glue and stickers. Check out the Devon Spray Park at Centennial Park. Hours are 10am-9pm daily. There’s no better way to splash into summer. 

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Summer Shack - Pop Tab Bracelets


Join us in making some neat jewelry with recycled materials! For this craft, all you’ll need are some poptabs, ribbon, and a pair of scissors. Get creative and experiment with painting your poptabs before you turn them into the bracelet and changing up ribbon colours! 

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Recycling in Devon


Today for River Response, let's learn some of the details about recycling in Devon including which waste goes where and the different options we have for disposing of waste easily! Visit for more information and to book your Interactive Learning Event. 

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Summer Day Camp Craft #5 - Puppet Show


Get creative with us this week, and make your own Puppet Show! What type of puppet are you going to make? Circus template, popsicle sticks, scissors and glue or tape. For decorations, they used googly eyes, pom poms, bows, and pipe cleaners. Looking to have a fun time with family? Sign out one of our Summer Activity Kits before they’re turned in for the summer! Find more information at 

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Summer Shack - DIY Windchimes


Grab some leaves and other items around the home to make your own nature-inspired windchimes! Materials required: mason jar ring lids, wax paper, flower petals, iron, twig, string and rope, scissors. 

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Devon Terrains: Highwood Wetland


The River Response Project hears from Allan Macauley all about the restoration efforts done by the community in the Highwood Wetlands and speaks about the preservation about our unique terrains around Devon. Visit The Devon Nature Club on Facebook for more information and to ask your own questions about aiding our environment from your own backyard! Your family can also register for the River Response Activity Kit on for resources and activities for the entire family. 

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Summer Shack - DIY Mazebox


Grab a box, a ping pong ball, some glue and...everything else! Connect with your creative side and see just how tricky you can make your own ball maze using only recyclable or reused material. Materials required: medium-sized cardboard box, scissors, glue, ping pong ball (or other small-sized ball/tinfoil). 

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Summer Day Camp Craft #7 - Craft Challenge Bin


Ready for this week’s craft? Follow along and check out what is in our Craft Challenge Bin! Supplies needed: Canvas, white glue, salt, watercolor paint, and an eye dropper. We had so much fun with you all this summer! Thank you for tuning in to our weekly craft videos! For fall programs and activities, check out the Fall Program Guide at 

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Summer Day Camp Craft #6 - Shaving Cream Painting


Time to get messy! Join us and make your own Shaving Cream Painting. Supplies needed: Canvases or heavy construction paper, shaving cream, food coloring, skewers and forks to make designs in the shaving cream, and glitter to decorate (if you dare to get extra messy). If you want to keep it for longer, use a clear sealant once it’s dry! Have your own messy crafts? Show us what you’ve created! 

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