Like Amy wrote earlier this week, summer is packing her bags. We’re finishing our vacations, our summer ‘to-do’ lists, thinking about our school year routines and starting our back-to-school shopping.
This marks a new year for me as my oldest starts Pre-K and we have our first ever ‘school supply’ list. It’s mostly filled with coloring crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, paints and other art supplies but nonetheless, it’s our first list and I’m excited to let her pick her favorites and cross them off the list!
I’m a green mama and often on the lookout for non-toxic and environmentally friendly products. One of my favorite companies for unique and eco-friendly gifts and supplies is Stubby Pencil Studio. Owner and mama, Kate, stocks products specifically for creative kids. Let me share a few of my favorites:
Smelly Pens and Pencils
Remember the scratch-n-sniff stickers from our childhood? These are similar – smelly pencils and pens. Brilliant, right? The smencils sharpen just like a regular wood pencil. Sniftys, the smelly pens, might never make it to school. I want one and at only $2 I won’t need to decide which flavor, I can have them all.
With over a dozen different types of crayons, I can’t decide which is my favorite. From star shaped sparkle crayons to earth worm crayons and crayon rocks, these options make the typical Crayola box look boring.
Erasers aren’t the same boring pink ones we had. I adore these hedgehog erasers (I may buy one for myself), my daughter wants the unicorn erasers, and I may throw in a few cupcake or dino erasers for her to trade with friends.
For The Creative Mama readers, enjoy 15% off your order with code ‘CREATIVESAV’ through 8/31/11. And don’t forget to add a free shape pencil to any order!
Stubby Pencil Studio is generously giving away a great gift basket with Back to School supplies! It includes over $60 worth of amazing eco-friendly supplies including:
- Double Tip Pens 20 colors
- Colored Pencils 36 colors
- Garden Workbook Set
- Green Apple Pencils
- Eco Highlighters
- Lemon Ice Snifty Pen
- Double Pencil Sharpener
- Zenoa Eraser
- Zenoa Mini Stapler
- Woven Paper Basket
1. Visit Stubby Pencil Studio and leave a comment telling us what your favorite products are.
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This giveaway ends on August 19, 2011 at 11:59am PST.
GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Congratulations to the winner, JAMIE!