Once you’ve bought those requisite black marble composition books and No. 2 pencils, it’s time to fun things up! We find that just a few affordable but still cool back-to-school supplies can get kids so much more excited about getting back to the classroom.

From fun binders to cool pencil cases and locker accessories, take a look at these awesome picks in this next post in our 2018 Back to School Shopping Guide.

Best of all, every one of them is under $10!

Avery Trolls folders: Fun back to school supplies and accessories under $10 (sponsor)

And we’re so happy to bring this post to you on behalf of Avery, makers of products kids need — and love — including the new Avery Despicable Me Collection and the Avery DreamWorks Trolls collection of binders, folders, even glue sticks.

They’re easily available on Amazon, where so many of you are grabbing school supplies anyway, all at fantastic prices.

So happy shopping! And with fun back-to-school supplies for 2018 like these, we really hope your back-to-school shopping is, in fact, happy.

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Cool Back to School Supplies and Accessories Under $10

Motivational engraved pencils by Wildflower & Co: Fun school supplies and accessories under $10
Motivational Engraved Pencils ($8, Wildflower & Co on Etsy)
Whether she’s 5 or 15 (or uh, 35+) what beautiful inspiration.

Mini desktop cactus corkboard: Fun school supplies and accessories under $10

Mini desktop cactus corkboard ($7.99, Target)
Desktop organization never looked so fun!


Avery Minions Glue Stick: Back to school supplies and accessories to make school more fun

Avery Despicable Me Glue Stic 6-Pack  ($3.21 on sale, Amazon)
Oh, like you won’t go through all six of these before Thanksgiving break.

Cool iron-on patches for backpacks or jackets at Mabel's Labels | Fun back to school supplies and accessories under $10

Iron-On Patches for backpacks or jackets  ($6/ea, Mabel’s Labels)
We can’t choose just one! So…we won’t.

Totoro pencil case + 4-pen set: Cool back to school supplies under $10

Totoro Pencil Case + Pen Set ($7.26, Amazon)
Every tot to teen we know would love going back to school with this accessory pack.

Sugar skull magnets: Fun back to school supplies and accessories under $10

Sugar Skull Magnet Set ($8.99/12, Amazon)
Ready to move up from the magnetic letters on the fridge?

School supplies under $10 to make school more fun: Trolls peace love and music binder + folder sets from Avery (sponsor)

Trolls Peace, Love, Music 1″ Ring Binder and assorted Trolls binder dividers
(binder $6.79 on sale + dividers $3.71 on sale, Amazon)
And now you will have “Can’t Stop the Feeling” in your head all day. You’re welcome.

Unicorn pencil case by Yoobi at Target: Cool back to school supplies and accessories under $10

Yoobi denim unicorn pencil case ($6.99, Target)
Sign our girls up for one each. Plus each purchase donates an item to a schoolchild in need.

Related: 26 of the coolest unicorn school supplies to bring magic to the everyday

Kikkerland Man's Best Friend pencil sharpener : Cool school accessories and supplies under $10 to make school more fun

Man’s Best Friend Pencil Sharpener ($4, Kikkerland)
And uh…woman and kid’s best friend, too.

"Today will be awesome" desk sign: Back to school supplies under $10 to make school more fun

“Today Will Be Awesome” Desk Sign ($4.95, Paper Source)
Believe it.



About our sponsor


Avery Despicable Me Minions collection for back to school | Sponsor
As you gear up for the new school year, now your kids can take their favorite characters with them! Fans of Despicable Me will love the banana-loving Minions on everything from Avery binders, dividers, folders and glue sticks.
If your kids are more about “finding their happy,” be sure to check out the eye-poppingly colorful Avery collection featuring DreamWorks Trolls designs that not only keep students organized, but keep them inspired to open those backpacks and get to work!
Also, Avery’s Despicable Me and DreamWorks Trolls collections are 15% off and more on Amazon throughout the month of August. Score!
Toysmith monster umbrella for kids: Fun back to school supplies and accessories under $10
Monster Kids’ Umbrella ($9.99, Bed, Bath & Beyond)
He’ll protect from rain showers and much bigger monsters.
Surfboard pencil case by Yoobi: Cool back to school supplies under $10 to make school more fun

Surfboard pencil case ($6.99, Target)
So rad!

Fun school supplies under $10: Minions Eye-Con binder by Avery (sponsor)

Avery  Despicable Me Minions Collection  Eye-Con 1″ 3-ring Binder ($6.79 on sale, Amazon)
Lots of cute Minions binder designs, but this one from our sponsor Avery is a favorite of our kids.

Soft cat keychain: Cool back to school supplies and accessories under $10

Soft Black & White Cat Keychain ($6 on sale, These Are Things)
Keychains make for awesome backpack bling!

Related: 25 cool backpacks for preschool, kindergarten, or any young kid who wants to stand out
Back to School Guide 2018

zombie pencil set: Fun school supplies under $10

Zombie Pencil Set ($4.99/24, Oriental Trading)
Least scary zombies ever — but don’t let them eat your homework.

Glow in the dark mad scientist skill erasers: School supplies under $10 that make school more fun

Mad Scientist Glow-in-the-Dark Skull Erasers ($4, Kikkerland)
Green or pink…it will be a surprise. That’s what makes them mad!

Heart-shaped locker mirror: Fun school supplies and accessories under $10

Heart shaped locker mirror ($3.99, Target)
When they’re old enough to start decorating a locker, this is an amazing, affordable find.

Doodle print spiral notebook by Yoobi: Fun back to school supplies and accessories under $10

Yoobi Doodle Print Spiral notebooks ($2.99, Target)
You don’t even have to use it for doodling!

Rainbow tape: Fun school supplies and accessories under $10 to make school more fun

Rainbow Tape ($4 on sale, BanDo)
Lots of colors, but c’mon…rainbows.

Vintage bus pencil holder: Fun back to school supplies and accessories under $10

Vintage Bus Pencil Holder ($9.99, Amazon)
Put it together, and that is going to be one cool desk.

Mermaid tail pencil case: Fun back to school accessories and supplies to make school more fun

Mermaid tail pencil case ($5.99, Target)
Can you ever have too many mermaid school supplies? You know the answer.

Amy Tangerine 3-punch folder dividers by Avery make back to school more fun sponsor)

Avery x Amy Tangerine Two-Pocket Folders, 6-Pack ($9.99, Amazon — but use promo code 15AveryNAmy to get 15% off the collection at checkout)
Love this Avery collab with crafter and scrapbooker extraordinaire, Amy Tangerine. Now go make some marks!

Thanks to Avery for sponsoring this post, and for making so many fun, affordable school supplies we’ve loved — uh, we mean our kids have loved — for years!