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Virtual Summer Shack

Devon’s Summer Shack is moving online! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, crafts and activities will be posted online to bring you all the fun of Summer Shack from the comfort and safety of your own home. You can find instructional how-to videos on our Instagram (@townofdevon) and Facebook page (Town of Devon, Alberta, Canada).

Please see below for the materials required for this month’s crafts. Any registered programming can be registered through devon.recdesk.com.

Virtual Summer Shack Videos

Here are a few favorite Devon videos. To see more, check out our Town of Devon YouTube Channel


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 devon.recdesk.com 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 devon.recdesk.com; 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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