42 Must-Have School Supplies for Creative Students

Cool Back to School Supplies

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The new school year is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing—back-to-school shopping. Who said school supplies have to be boring? While stocking up on essentials like pens, pencils, and paper products may seem like a mundane chore, this selection of back-to-school supplies will make you want to go shopping all year round.

Whether adorably animal-shaped or effortlessly embellished with simple pops of color, these outlandish office accessories are the perfect way to personalize everything from your desk to your devices. Ideal for the quirky and creative student, this curated collection of products is sure to help your child stand out in the classroom.

Check out some of our favorite creative and cool back-to-school supplies below.

Llama Gel Pens


Geometric Decorative Folders

File Folders

Paper Junkie | $15.99


Rocketbook Smart Notebook


Rainbow Ombre Glitter Stapler


Cute Erasers

Cute Erasers

Dreamm | $14.99


Personalized Lunch Box

Personalized Kids Lunchbox

Easystation | $17.50+


National Parks Notebooks


Flower Push Pins (Set of 12)


Cute Correction Tape

Snail Correction Tape

Borispaper | $7.72


Inspirational Pencil Set

Motivational Pencils

Ban.do | $10.95


Rainbow Pencils


Rainbow Sticky Post Notes

Cool School Supplies

Streamline | $9.95


Elephant Shaped Paper Clips

Creative School Supplies

HiQin | $4.99


Tablet Stand

Tablet Stand

Pepper Jobs | $28.99


Doodle Pad Calculator

Calculator with Writing Tablet

JEOEUS | $16.99


5-in-1 Tool Pen


Blackwing Pencil Sharpener

Blackwing Pencil Sharpener

Blackwing | $21


On-the-Go Watercolor Sheets


Flower Color Pencils

Cool School Supplies

Trinus | $22


Funny To-Do List


Happy Highlighters


Illustrative Washi Tape


Cool Cats Magnetic Bookmarks

Cool School Supplies

Galison | $5.99


Eye-Catching Backpacks

Cool School Supplies Back to School Shopping

Society6 | $56.25


Dorm Room Survival Guide

Cool School Supplies Back to School Shopping

Brit + Co. | FREE


Shimmering Scaley Skins

Cool School Supplies Back to School Shopping

Monika Strigel | $27.90+


Pencil Pouches

Cool School Supplies Back to School Shopping

MamaBleuDesigns | $12.60+


Floral Frida Notebook


Pantone Notebooks

Cool School Supplies Back to School Shopping

Pantone Inc. | $18.62


Solar System Erasers

Creative School Supplies

Suck UK | $19.42


Bunny Desk Buddy

Cool School Supplies Back to School Shopping

Cub | $29.90


Laser-Cut Wood Journals


Pastel Highlighters

Cool Art Supplies

ZEYAR | $7.99


Mule Memo Holders


Study Planner


Floral Binder


Personalized Eco-friendly Notebook

School Supplies

bluestiggy | $11.74+


Retractable Eraser (4 pack)

Cool Art Supplies

Staedtler | $11.97


“Vase with Twelve Sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gogh Laptop Skin


Cactus Pen Holder

Cactus Pen Holder

LeonBach | $15.99


Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Reusable Water Bottle

MIRA | $13.75


Earth-Friendly Expanding File Folder

Expanding File Folder

Blue Lake | $15.99


This article has been edited and updated.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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