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iTwixie Smart Girl Challenge
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Say YES to Getting Smarter this Summer

Every Summer, teachers tell us that many kids forget a lot that they learned that year.. We are inviting every girl on the planet to SAY YES to the staying SMART this SUMMER!

Here’s to Summer Sleepovers, Campfires, Cannonballs and STAYING SMART!!!

How are you going to STAY SMART this SUMMER?

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Save Your Memories Here

The design of this box is “rustic” so that it will fit the look of camp or summer outdoor memories.

You Will Need:

  • Wooden box with lid
  • Wooden alphabet tiles (can be found in local craft supply or old games!)
  • Acrylic paint: sunflower (dark yellow), brown and white
  • Wide paintbrush
  • Acrylic sealer spray
  • White craft glue

You will:

  1. Squeeze out three pools of paint, one of each color, about the size of half dollars.
  2. Drag the side of your paintbrush through one color, then keeping it on the plate, drag it through the other color.
  3. The idea here is to blend and streak the colors, but not completely mix them. By dragging them together you will leave a streaky look on your box that looks aged.
  4. Paint the box and the lid, all the while dragging your paintbrush through the paint colors, combining but not mixing.
  5. Once box is dry, have an adult spray it with two coats of acrylic sealer in a well ventilated area. Let dry.

  6. Use white craft glue to attach alphabet tiles spelling out “MY CAMP STUFF” or “MY STUFF.”  Let dry.



(Special Thanks to spoonful.com and Amanda Formaro for ideas, directions and photos!)

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Make Campfire S’mores
July 8, 2013

You will need:

  • Graham crackers
  • Large marshmallows
  • Milk chocolate squares
  • Metal or fire resistant skewers
  • Campfire

You will :

  • Have an adult nearby
  • Have graham crackers and milk chocolate squares broken into serving sizes, have one graham cracker covered with chocolate square on plates ready to use quickly.
  • Roast marshmallow on a stick over the campfire until done to your liking (golden brown or charred is your choice). It works best if the marshmallow is at least soft!
  • Put the toasty marshmallow on a graham cracker already covered with chocolate and add another graham cracker as a top. Let stand a minute or more so the chocolate can melt some. Then eat!


Do you have a fave s’mores recipe that you would like to share with your iTwixie BFFs? Just add it in the comments below and you will earn this achievement award!  You can add other campfire food faves and earn this award that way, too!





(Photo Credit:  sanchom)

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Make this Cute Mailbox

Here’s what you will need:

  • Lidded coffee can plus extra lid (or sturdy plastic of different color)
  • Hammer and nail
  • Scissors
  • Brad fastener
  • Bungee cord(s)
  • Pad and pencil or marker

Here’s what you will do:

  1. Ask a parent to help.
  2. Use the hammer and nail to make a hole in the can’s side about 2 inches above the bottom rim.
  3. Cut a rectangular flag from the extra lid, use the nail to make a hole in it near one end, and secure it to the can with a brad fastener (watch out for sharp edges). This will let peeps know when there is mail inside!
  4. Use bungee cords to secure the can to a tree or post, and leave a pad and pencil inside for jotting notes. (bungee cords can be tricky so be sure you have an adult help you with this!)

Cute mailbox, right? Remember to check it every day! ;)


(Special thanks for the photo and idea to Spoonful!)

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July Campfire FUN

Whether you love camping, campfires or just S’mores, you will love iTwixie this July, full of Campfire FUN!!

From the contest to WIN a LUNA Guitar to a our Summer Book Club Book Battle, there’s all kinds of cool, smart and fun stuffl to do on iTwixie. There is so much FUN coming that even if you really do not like campfires you will find something just for U…

Plus, don’t forget to nominate girls you know for Green Tween of the Month!

Get ready for this month’s writing prompt for a chance to win Writer of the Month!

And you know we’re always looking for outstanding bloggers for iTwixie’s Blogger of the Month!

YOU will have another chance to nominate or WIN the iTwixie BeYOUtiful contest.

Plus, we have a bunch of surprises, too… challenges… STEM stuff and ways for you to be your strongest and best this July!
Join in all the fun — there’s something for everyone :)


(Photo Credit: humbert15)

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Campfire Quiz
July 1, 2013

Take this little True or False quiz about How to Make a Campfire to unlock iTwixie’s Camp Safety Achievement!

So easy and so FUN!

[gravityform id="39" name="How Much Do YOU Know About Campfire Safety?" ajax="true"]


(Photo Credit: Dawn Huczek)

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