Whether it’s for school, art, or work, everyone loves a new pencil case. A schoolbag essential, a pencil pouch doesn’t just store pencils, pens, erasers, and rulers. It also expresses personality and encourages organization, tidiness, and responsibility.
Every child needs a place to store their tools for school, so why not get the best? Here are some of the coolest, cutest, and quirkiest options out there – for kids of all ages.
Summary Table of Our Picks
ZIPIT Talking Monstar Pencil Case
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Happy Will Korean Cute Smiley Face Pencil Case
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LIHIT LAB Pen Case
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GUND Pusheen Pencil Case
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ZIPIT Beast Hard Shell Pencil Box
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Vintage Pirate Faux Leather Treasure Map Pencil Case
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Telhas Gifts My Neighbor Totoro Plush Pencil Case
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Best Pencil Case Options
Where better to store your stationary than in the mouth of a monster! The hugely popular Talking Monstar Pencil Case by ZIPIT takes art and school storage to a whole new level. Cases are available in four different colors and designs: Vold Red, Ace Blue, Sky Pink and Grizzle Green. And there are three different sizes: regular, jumbo and 3-ring binder (for attaching to binders), to ensure there’s the perfect Monstar for your little monster.
Tech Specs: Four unique styles: Vold Red, Ace Blue, Sky Pink and Grizzle Green. Comes in regular (8.6 x 3.5 inches), jumbo (9 x 5.9 inches) and 3-ring binder ( 9 x 5.9 inches) sizes.
Get cute with the Happy Will Korean Cute Smiley Face Pencil Case! There are 4 unique, stylish options to choose from (beige, blue, pink, or yellow). Each one has its own face, color scheme, and stripy design. Roll it out, and you’ll find 5 flaps for storing pens, pencils, and more. Simply roll it all up and use the leatherette strap to tie it all together. Quirky and unique, each one is a genuinely gorgeous piece of kit. Comes with a free smartphone/tablet stylus. A surefire hit for kids, teens, and adults alike.
Tech Specs: The Smiley Face Case is made from eco-friendly canvas and leatherette. It measures 9.25 x 7.7 inches.
Stylish in its simplicity the LIHIT LAB Pen Case is a best seller based on good clean design and practicality. With storage sleeves for pens and pencils as well as four inner pockets for bits and bobs, the pen case is the ultimate stationary solution for kids who like to stay organized. Coming in seven different colors, the clean exterior (with handy outer pockets) is perfect for children and teens who want to be individual without all the song and dance.
Tech Specs: Four inner and two outer storage pockets. Available in Black, Blue, Brown, Pink, Jet Black, Orange and Green. Measuring 4.7 x 7.9 inches.
Create your perfect pencil pouch with the Stephen Joseph Personalized Pencil Case range. First, pick your favorite from the eight super-cute animal designs (blue butterfly, green butterfly, owl, shark, dinosaur, monkey, ladybug, and unicorn). Next, add your name to the reverse side of the case. You can choose from 8 fonts and 20 colors to really make it your own. Each animal option has its own unique 3D elements that really bring it to life. For example, the monkey’s ears stick out on the sides, and the unicorn’s ears and horn pop out on the top. These pencil cases are big and roomy – there’s plenty of space for all kinds of stationery. No matter which design you choose, a Stephen Joseph case is sure to bring a smile to your little one’s face.
Tech Specs: These colorful cases are made from polyester, applique, and thread, and feature a metal zipper. They measure 9 x 4 x 0.5 inches.
The GUND Pusheen Pencil Case is a loving recreation of the internet’s favorite kitty cat. With its cute face and movable 3D whiskers, tail, and paws, Pusheen makes a purr-fect pencil case. It isn’t just an adorable, huggable softie – it also has plenty of room for storing all the pens and pencils you’ll need for school. So, what are you waiting for? Bring Pusheen home today!
Tech Specs: This charming case is made from a plush polyester blend and features a metal zip. It measures 8.5 x 3.5 x 3 inches.
A pencil box is a neat and sturdy alternative to your standard case. The ZIPIT Beast Hard Shell Pencil Box puts a bit of fun and character into what can be a pretty bland product. Fangs, eye patches and googly eyes all give the hard outer shell a bit of character while keeping all your child’s pens and pencils safe and crush-free. A great option for kids who have that jammed backpack and need to keep there equipment in pristine condition.
Tech Specs: Six different colors and designs to choose from: Light Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Yellow, Light Blue. Each box measures 8.2 x 3.15 x 5 inches.
Your junior Einstein will be delighted with the Happy Bag Co. Science Pencil Case! Its stylish dark blue design features beakers, test tubes, microscopes, atoms, chemicals, and more. This pencil case comes with a few cool customizing options, too. You can choose the color of the interior (pink, aqua, gray, or white), and you can also add a 6-inch handle or zipper tassel. If you’re planning on giving this to someone as a present, it also comes with gift wrapping.
Tech Specs: Handmade in the USA, this awesome pencil case is made from premium cotton. It features a quality YKK metal zipper with a faux suede puller or tassel. It measures 8.5 x 3 x 3 inches.
Who says you can’t have a stationery shark? The Minnebites Handmade Shark Pencil Case is a nippy little number, to say the least. Boasting a friendly-faced shark design complete with movable fins and zipper teeth, its adorable design is bound to grab the attention of both classmates and lifeguards. There are many color schemes available, including turquoise, yellow, black, and pink. Each shark is made to order, and Minnebites will sew your name onto one of the fins for an additional fee. Cute and spacious, these pencil cases make an awesome back-to-school gift for boys and girls alike.
Tech Specs: Each handmade batik cotton shark pencil case features a chunky 5-inch zipper and a securely hand-sewn tail and fins. It measures 13 x 10 x 7 inches in total.
Avast ye sea dogs! It’s time to sail the seven seas in search of buried treasure with the Vintage Pirate Faux Leather Treasure Map Pencil Case. This beautiful case features a secret treasure map design that you can roll up to keep away from prying eyes. Inside, you’ll find three pouches that you can fill with rulers, erasers, pens, and pencils. When it’s all filled up, roll it all together and tie it up with the leatherette strap with skull and daggers buckle. This wonderful design makes a perfect gift for budding pirates young and old
Tech Specs: The Vintage Pirate Treasure Map Case is made from PU leather with plush lining. It measures 10 x 8.6 inches.
Recommended Accessories: This superb pencil case pairs up perfectly with the Vintage Pirate Faux Leather Nautical Themed Journal Notebook. Why are we pirates in love with these items? Because we arrrrrrrrrr!
Going back to school for a spell? Then the Happy Bag Co. Cute Harry Potter Pencil Case could be the perfect choice for you! It has lots of cartoony versions of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, standing in their uniforms, wands at the ready. As with other pencil cases from the Happy Bag Co., you can choose the color of the lining (from pink, aqua, grey, and white) and add an optional tassel or handle. Hand sewn in the USA, this Harry Potter pencil case is a must for any magic fan!
Tech Specs: Measuring 8.5 x 3 x 3 inches, this pencil case is made from top quality cotton and features a premium YK metal zipper and faux leather suede puller.
Totoro, the friendly forest spirit that can only be seen by children, has warmed the hearts of kids around the world for nearly 30 years now. With the Telhas Gifts My Neighbor Totoro Plush Pencil Case, you can have your very own! A cute and cuddly plush pencil case, it holds loads of stationery safely. It makes a tremendous gift for Japanese anime fans!
Tech Specs: This pencil case is made from plush canvas material with a metal zip. It measures 8 x 6 x 2 inches.
Get your rainbow glitter out – it’s got a new home. The Happy Bag Company’s Unicorn Pencil Case is a joyous pink marvel. It sports a group of gently nonchalant and magical unicorns on a bright pink background. Its spacious interior has room to house tons of stationery. You can also personalize your case by choosing the lining color (4 colors available) and adding a handle or tassels (11 colors available). If you’re little one is a unicorn fan, this is sure to get you bro-hooves for years to come.
Tech Specs: Handmade in the USA, this pencil pouch is made from durable cotton. It sports a metal zipper and a faux leather suede puller. Dimensions: 8.5 x 3 x 3 inches.
Here’s a luxury option that makes a super gift for older kids, Mums, and Dads. The Maxwell Scott Leather Pencil Case oozes quality. It features a top class leather exterior, available in classic chestnut tan, dark chocolate brown, and night black. Each option is embossed with a Maxwell Scott logo relief in the center of the case. It also features a deluxe cream faux leather lining and wide zip opening. Sheer class.
Tech Specs: Handcrafted in Italy, the Maxwell Scott Case measures 8.7 x 3.1 x 2 inches. It is made from authentic Italian soft leather with a cream faux leather lining and quality metal zipper.
The ColorIt Large Pencil Case is one for the older kids and teens who have accumulated a load of equipment over the years. Perfect for artists and creators, the ColorIt case offers extra room and storage space holding up to 120 colored pencils. The large case has a mix of compartments and sleeves, and neatly zips up with a useful carry handle. Whether for the serious art student or someone dabbling in a little adult coloring, the ColorIt is the case for those who are serious about their stationary storage.
Tech Specs: Multiple compartments. Carry handle. This larger case measures 6 x 9 x 2.5 inches.
15. Make Your Own Pencil Case!!
Have you ever wanted to make your own pencil case or pencil bag? It’s easier than you might think! All you need is a fluffy sock, some dental floss, a zipper, scissors, and a glue gun. As with many other art projects, parental guidance is a must, but this simple method makes it easy to make your own super cute pencil pouch in minutes. Have fun – and be careful with the glue gun!
So, you’ve seen our choices for the cutest, coolest, and quirkiest pencil cases out there. What do you think? Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!
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