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20 Supplies That Are Figuratively too Cool for School That unicorn tape dispenser, though

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20 Supplies That Are Figuratively too Cool for School That unicorn tape dispenser, though


Backpack? Check. Water bottle? Double check. Awesome-looking school supplies that make class projects and homework more fun to do? Check these 20 buys out:

Yoobi 2-Pocket Folder

Yoobi 2 Pocket Folder (99 cents at Target)

Kids can take a mini break to recharge and color in this doodle-ready folder.


Avocado Eraser Sharpener Set

Avocado Eraser + Sharpener Set ($13.99 at Urban Outfitters)

Cute! Also genius because the pit gets stored in the avocado eraser, so it doesn’t get lost.


Staples Digit Display Calculator

8-Digit Display Calculator ($5 at Staples)

This reasonably priced calculator comes in all sorts of funky finishes.

DIYJewelryDepot My Neighbor Totoro Japanese Anime Steel Security Lock Keyed Padlock

Japanese Anime Steel Security Lock ($8.99 at Amazon) 

A much cuter way to protect your stuff than a boring regular old lock.


Pokémon Pikachu Portable Charger

Pokémon Pikachu Portable Charger ($9.99 at ThinkGeek)

Pikachu provides an extra three hours of power for their device, adorably.


Pizza Notebook

Pizza Notebook ($14 at Zazzle)

My in-laws joke that my husband only ate pizza for a few years when he was a kid. Obviously, this notebook is made for people like him. And all of us!


Unicorn Tape Dispenser

Unicorn Tape Dispenser ($14 at Francesca’s)

A bright burst of color to brighten a desk—and a mood!


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smencils

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smencils ($5.49 at Amazon)

This five-pack of scented pencils comes in TMNT-approved smells of grape soda, greasy pizza, rock candy, creamsicle and root beer.


STMT DIY Journaling Set

STMT DIY Journaling Set ($19.99 at Target)

Everything a kid needs to create an artistic, personalized journal to store their innermost thoughts and hopes.


Paper Clips Pom Poms

Paper Clip Pom Poms ($8 at

I’m obsessed with everything on this site, starting with these fuzzy paper clips.


What Would Beyonce Do Nameplate

What Would Beyonce Do? Nameplate ($28 at He Said, She Said)

Yaaaaaas! C’mon, who wouldn’t be motivated by this fantastic nameplate?


Eraser Rings

Diamond Ring Erasers ($4.99 at Oriental Trading)

These almost look good enough to eat. Almost.


Post-it Pop-up Notes

Post-it Cat Pop-Up Note Dispenser ($7.99 at Office Depot)

Good grief, this is adorable!

Weird but True Daily Planner

Weird But True Daily Planner: 365 Days to Fill With School, Sports, Friends, and Fun! ($9.67) at Barnes & Noble

Stay organized—and stay weird—with a quirky planner from National Geographic that features wacky factoids and other fun stuff.


Meri Meri Reward Stickers

Meri Meri Reward Stickers ($8.95 at Paper Source)

Stickers, stickers everywhere! These upbeat messages give them something to hand out to new friends.


LEGO Convertible Ruler

LEGO Convertible Ruler ($9.99 reduced from $15 at Toys R Us)

Kids can convert this fun ruler from a 12-inch to a 6-inch tool.

SKOJIG Work Lamp

SKOJIG Work Lamp ($29.99 at Ikea)

Give your child a fun light for homework, reading or relaxing.


Just Sayin' Sticky Notes

Just Sayin’ Knock Knock Sticky Notes ($5.99 at Amazon)

Take notes with attitude!


Gelly Roll Pens

Gelly Roll Pens (10-pack for $11.46 at Amazon)

Colors abound! These pens were fun when you were younger, and they still reign supreme now.


Inner Unicorn Pocket Folder

Inner Unicorn Pocket Folder ($9.95 at Paper Source)

Folders have always been so basic until now.

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2 responses to “20 Supplies That Are Figuratively too Cool for School”

  1. Hannah says:

    I remember some of these from my school days! In high school, colored pens were all the rage for girls, despite the teachers’ persistent requests for “blue or black ink only.” I could never get into those multi-colored pens, though. Much too bulky and awkward to write with comfortably.

    • Andrea says:

      Agreed. We had ones by BIC (I think) that were not quite as thick and only held four colors, and I was obsessed with that for quite a while.

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