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!
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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We are happy to include some of our favorite Avery school supplies among our recommendations.
Cool Back to School Supplies and Accessories Under $10
Whether she’s 5 or 15 (or uh, 35+) what beautiful inspiration.
Mini desktop cactus corkboard ($7.99, Target)
Desktop organization never looked so 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.
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 + Pen Set ($7.26, Amazon)
Every tot to teen we know would love going back to school with this accessory pack.
Sugar Skull Magnet Set ($8.99/12, Amazon)
Ready to move up from the magnetic letters on the fridge?
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.
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.
Man’s Best Friend Pencil Sharpener ($4, Kikkerland)
And uh…woman and kid’s best friend, too.
“Today Will Be Awesome” Desk Sign ($4.95, Paper Source)
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Surfboard pencil case ($6.99, Target)
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 Black & White Cat Keychain ($6 on sale, These Are Things)
Keychains make for awesome backpack bling!
Zombie Pencil Set ($4.99/24, Oriental Trading)
Least scary zombies ever — but don’t let them eat your homework.
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 ($3.99, Target)
When they’re old enough to start decorating a locker, this is an amazing, affordable find.
Yoobi Doodle Print Spiral notebooks ($2.99, Target)
You don’t even have to use it for doodling!
Rainbow Tape ($4 on sale, BanDo)
Lots of colors, but c’mon…rainbows.
Vintage Bus Pencil Holder ($9.99, Amazon)
Put it together, and that is going to be one cool desk.
Mermaid tail pencil case ($5.99, Target)
Can you ever have too many mermaid school supplies? You know the answer.
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!