Thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, a sentient tree who can only say three–fine, four–words is this summer’s coolest superhero. And when I think of how cool these plantable, sprouting pencils will look once they bloom in a pot of soil, all I can think about is baby Groot, dancing. Which means your kids can do their homework with Groot.
Sprout pencils are made of sustainably-grown cedar with a special, water-activated seed capsule where the eraser should go. Once your pencil is too short to write with, just follow the included directions to plant it. Soon you’ll have a pot of flourishing flowers or herbs or yellow peppers or tomatoes–unless you have a black thumb like me, in which case hand them over to someone you trust to share the basil.
Not only are Sprout pencils eco-conscious and made in the USA, but if you buy their Plant the Rainbow pack, they donate $2 to the Kids in Need Foundation, which means you’re helping guard the galaxy from illiteracy. We really are Groot.