Old School Supplies
Back when I was a kid, the most secretly exciting thing about a new school year was picking out new school supplies. Obviously I had to purchase a new Lisa Frank folder for every class, stickers to decorate my notebooks with, and fun erasers to look cool.
Just looking at these old school supplies makes me nostalgic, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to make you guys feel the same way. We’re not saying you can’t still buy some of these, but using them today just isn’t the same as when you used them as a kid – plus, they were way more popular back in the day! Check ’em out and let us know what your favorite is:
Lisa Frank Everything
Lisa Frank might be the best way to describe the ’90s. I wish I could describe the amount of Lisa Frank things I accumulated, but that would be impossible. The folders, notebooks, pencil cases and more made school much more colorful.
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers
These were HUGE back when I was a kid. They were banned in my private school (which only made them cooler), and we used to secretly pass them around and take turns smelling them until class became much more enjoyable.
Lunch Boxes with Thermoses
Lunch boxes nowadays don’t even compare to the lunchbox/thermos sets of our childhood. Forget about boring brown paper bags – it was all about these plastic things.
Having a good eraser collection was only one of the coolest things you could do in school. And scented erasers not only got the job done, but they smelled delicious.
Who didn’t have Yikes pencils? They came in every different color imaginable, and the patterns were so cool. Why are pencils so boring now?
Gelly Roll Gell Pens
Forget the fact that you could barely see what you wrote after you wrote it – gell pens were freakin’ awesome. They were so colorful and so much more fun than a boring old black or blue pen.
Troll Pencil Toppers
Trolls were super popular back in the day, so putting them on your pencils as a cute (and creepy) little decoration was perfect. These little guys were adorably weird.
Stenciled rulers were another thing that were all the rage. I don’t know if I got anything done in school just because I was too busy drawing with these.
Spacemaker Pencil Cases
These colorful plastic pencil cases were a staple in every kids desk – they were pretty much the perfect hiding spot for small toys.
Crayola Crayons That Smelled Like Food
There are still scented crayons out there, but Crayola discontinued the food-scented ones like “cherry” and “chocolate” because some parents said their kids wanted to eat them!
You can’t talk about old school supplies without mentioning Trapper Keepers. Practically every kid had one. They were made with Velcro back then, so they were nice and loud in class.
This was a vibrating pen (seriously) that made everything you wrote come out decorated like little curly-q’s. So cool, so pointless.
Why use a regular calculator when you could use one that you could also wear on your wrist?
Colorful and funky stickers were huge back when I was a kid, and gem stickers could be seen decorating almost every girls’ notebooks.
Technically not a school supply, but let’s be honest: you were nothing without your hidden stash of Pogs.
Which of these was your favorite? What did we miss? Tell us in the comments!
Old School Supplies