7 Wacky School Supplies We Secretly Want to Steal From Our Kids

Casey Rackham | Aug 22, 2013 Big Kid

wacky school suppliesWhen it comes to back-to-school shopping, kids look at it as their second birthday of the year. 

While moms hunt the chaotic shelves for the required type of pencil and exact spiral notebook with the plastic cover and three pockets on the school supply list, their kids run down the aisles throwing everything they can get their hands on into the cart. 

While the whole experience can be one big ol' pain in the neck for parents, it's not that hard to see why kids love it so much. There are some pretty neat (and unnecessary) items out there that even parents might have difficulty saying no to. Check out all of these wacky supplies that will actually make your kids EXCITED to go back to school:

Would you ever be tempted to buy some of these crazy back-to-school supplies?

Image via Casey Rackham

  • Ruler Slap Bracelets


    Slap bracelets have always been a thing, but they've never really been in the school supplies category ... until now. Target has turned some of its slap bracelets, which come in an assortment of colors and styles, into rulers. Hey, maybe a little pizzazz will make kids more apt to measure things!

    (Slap bracelets are available in Target stores.)

  • High Heel Tape Dispenser


    Because regular tape dispensers are way too boring, Target's upping its game this year and turning everyday school supplies into, well, fashion accessories. The big question is, which high heel tape dispenser will match your dress the best?

    (High heel tape dispensers are available in Target stores.)

  • Nose Pencil Sharpener


    Perfect for when you've got an itch to scratch! Or, you know, when your kid is just trying to impress the other students. The good news is they'll never get their pencil sharpener confused with anyone else's in the class.

    ($3.85; Amazon.com)

  • Dine Ink Pen Utensil Set


    These utensil toppers are a great set to put in your kid's lunchbox. Stick them on a pen (or maybe even a pencil), and they've got everything they need to get them through the day! Well, almost everything.

    ($8.95; NeatoShop.com)

  • Video Game Calculator


    Finally, a way to make your kid pick up their math textbook! Anything that makes math more fun for kids has to be some sort of win for education ... and moms.

    ($3.99; OfficeDepot.com)

  • Lego USB Drive


    The only problem with these colorful electronics is that your kids might mistake them for actual Legos!

    ($10.56; Amazon.com)

  • REALLY Big Erasers


    Now if only it could erase all of the mistakes that your kids make outside of the classroom ...

    ($6.99; Amazon.com)

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