Get those shopping carts ready! It’s time to hit the stores and find some fun back-to-school supplies for a brand new school year. There’s so much to choose from, it’s often hard to know where to start. Thankfully, most schools provide a list of necessary items, but what about the fun stuff? What’s new? What’s exciting? Don’t worry, back-to-school supply shopping doesn’t have to be a chore if you know what you’re looking for. Take a look at this list of fun must-have school supplies, and start filling those backpacks!
Chalk of the Town makes an entire line of items you can personalize with brightly colored chalk markers. Kids can design their own tote bags with Chalk-of-the-Town’s tote bag kit, or make their very own personalized shirt to wear on the first day of school. The best part? You can wipe the design clean and make a new one when you’re ready for a change!
Kids can head back to school in ‘scent’sational fashion thanks to the folks at Scentco. With scented Cutie Fruities pencil cases, notebooks, Smencils, Smarkers, and Smens, the school year is bound to be sweet. Also debuting from Scentco is Plush Crush — a plush character hidden inside a puzzle ball. Kids can throw the ball to break it open, revealing a plush collectible that can hang from a backpack.
Make Your Mark
It’s okay to make mistakes when you have your very own handmade erasers! Eraserooz from Orb Toys is a kit that allows kids to create their own erasers with molds and sculpting tools. Or check out Pretty Pixels Eraser Maker from Bandai, a kit that comes with enough materials to make up to 10 erasers. Kids can share them with friends or create their own collection for the school year.
Wear It Well
There are a myriad of backpacks available on the market, and some feature favorite characters from movies and toys. LoungeFly has created an entire Star Wars-inspired line, including the faux leather mini BB-8 (featured in The Toy Insider’s Great Geeky Gifts) or their Stranger Things printed nylon backpack.
Organize Your Lunch
If you’re tired of the same old lunchbox styles, then it’s worth looking into an OmieBox. An OmieBox is a hot and cold Bento box, with individual compartments for food and drinks. Sturdy and insulated, OmieBoxes come in a variety of colors with a handle for easy carrying.
No matter what supplies you choose to add to your list, if you face the school year with a smile, you’re already ahead of the game! And be sure to check out all of the back-to-school posts at The Toy Insider before the big day!