Cartoon school supplies are, unfortunately, far too often an overpriced wrapping on shoddy materials. Kids aren’t going to care about that- they just want to fit in and show off their heroes and heroines. It’s hard to blame them since we all did the same thing at their age.
If you have to go cartoon, why not shoot for the best quality you can find? I’m going to show you three products we’ve used that have held up more than one school year, added creativity to our supplies, or offered some other unexpected advantages.
Spongebob Squarepants Lunchbox
Gender neutral, sure, but also really really popular. SpongeBob makes kids of almost every age crack a smile. Your cousin Tom who’s really into Phish thinks he’s really funny too, but hey- that’s a different tale.
I don’t know why, but whenever I send juice containers out, they always come home empty and leaking like a box of busted raspberries. For that reason, I would probably never want a metal box, since that’s going to mean rust. A soft lunchbox has the advantage of being washable. Just throw that sucker in the laundry over the weekend (or on Wednesday if it’s not going to make it that long) and soon enough you’ll have a lot less funk.
Toy Story Pencil Case Blue
Yes, I picked something for both boys and girls again. Don’t be afraid to switch up for Dora the Explorer if that’s what your child happens to be into. I’m just talking from experience here.
A pencil case, if used properly, is actually a really useful school supply. In my household, pencils are always in short supply. When math must be done, it’s great that at least a few of those dozen pencils I bought last week are still around. A pencil case encourages the pencils, crayons, and unusual rocks found on the playground to come home when needed.
Disney Pixar Cars-Favorite Cars Characters 2 Sheet Stickers/Autocollants
Here I’ll show a little bias. I have a son, so for him Cars win out over Disney Princesses.
Stickers may not seem like a school accessory, but they’re actually a very cheap and fun way to let your child make notebooks, folders, and other school supplies a little more their own thing. The ones I chose cost less than $2 and can be found at nearly any big box retail store or online.
Amazon.com,”Spongebob Squarepants Insulated Lunch Box, Soft Lunch Bag, Lunchbox”
Amazon.com “Toy Story Pencil Case Blue”
Amazon.com “Disney Pixar Cars-Favorite Cars Characters 2 Sheet Stickers/Autocollants”