In the next couple of weeks we have lots of blog posts planned for everything pertaining to school supplies but we thought we'd start by going back to basics by sharing some of our favorite versions of back-to-school essentials.
A good school pencil should sharpen easily, have #2 or HB graphite, a soft eraser and a friendly price. We love these ones:
Musgrave Finger Fitter Triangular Jumbo Pencil (USA)
J.R Moon Big Dipper Jumbo Pencil (USA)
General's Big Bear Mini Jumbo Pencil (USA)
Musgrave Cub Mini Jumbo (USA)
Moon Products Try-Rex Pencil (USA)
Palomino HB Pencil (Japan)
Musgrave Harvest Pencil (USA)
Tombow 2558 HB Pencil (Japan)
Palomino Forest Choice Pencil (Thailand)
Viarco Multiplication Table Pencil (Portugal)
Moon Products State Capitals Pencil (USA)
My 10 year-old self really wishes she had one of these. I remember having a very thin but very messy layer of graphite on everything in my art box in school because of leaky sharpeners. With these we promise you won't have that problem.
Mobius & Ruppert Trio Swing Sharpener keeps the sharpener hold covered when you're not using it. There's a hole for regular sized pencils, one for jumbo pencil and another with a shorter blade for colored pencils.
Milan Compact Touch Duo Sharpener has an enclosed double hole sharpener on one and and an eraser (a really good eraser!) on the other. We're a little bit obsessed.
Whether it's pink or not, you need a trusty eraser for school for those times when your math problems are just a little bit off. Plastic or rubber, cap or hand-held, we've got you covered.
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Eraser Cap
Pentel Hi-Polymer White Eraser Cap
General's All-Art Pink Eraser
L&C Hardtmuth School Eraser
Tombow Mono Non-PVC Eraser
If you're of a certain age you'll be needing a pack of 12 colored pencils to get you through the day. We're lucky to live in an age where Crayola isn't the only option. We really like these two for being pigmented, eco-friendly and a lot better quality than what you'll find at your local big box store:
Forest Choice Colored Pencils
Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils
Of course we can't write a blog post on school essentials without an appearance by the Classroom Friendly sharpener. If you don't have one already trust us when we say that you NEED one.
Stay tuned for more detailed suggestions and a whole lot of stories!