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10 of the best kids’ pencil cases

Get back to school ready with a fun and practical pencil case


Getting ready for the new school term is often a rush, as the summer holidays seem to fly by in a flash. At the top of every parents’ back to school list, alongside shoes and a backpack, will be a shiny new pencil case. A good case will keep your little ones’ pencils and crayons organised as well as look cool.


To help you choose the best kids’ pencil case, we’ve rounded up a suggested list of different designs, from monsters and magic colour changers to personalised cases and superhero themes.

Plus, for other back to school essentials, we’ve also found the best lunch boxes, best kids’ water bottles and best school uniform to help you get children first-day ready.

Here’s our pick of the best kids pencil cases

1. ZIPIT Talking Monstar Large Pencil Case, £8.89

Best for interactivity

Zip it Monster pencil case

This fun kids’ pencil case is made from one long zip that also acts as the mouth of the talking monster. The fun design fits up to 60 pens or pencils and has an extra-wide opening for easy access to all those school essentials. It’s also machine washable, a great feature if your kid often forgets to put the lids back on!

As a fun bonus, you can download a special app to bring this pencil case to life. Make sure you’re in a well-lit area, hold the camera over the case, and you can add jokes, animations and other fun elements to videos and photos that can be share with friends.

Available from: Amazon

2. Smiggle Colour Change Hardtop Pencil Case, £14.99

Best for added fun

This interactive colour change pencil case reacts to heat to create a new pattern and design, and all you need are your child’s warm or cold hands. Previous buyers confirm that the colour change feature works saying, “just the heat from a hand, left in place for 30 seconds or so, will leave a bright print.”

As well as the fun colour-changing aspect, this is a classic Smiggle design with a hard top, a robust zip, and built-in pockets and mesh compartments that ensure it’s as practical as it is fun.

Available from: Amazon

3. Games Controller Pop Out Pencil Case, £12.99

Best for gaming fans

Great for any gaming fans, this console shaped kids pencil case is a fun and tactile options for storing stationary. The case features 4 pop out sections including a lift-up lid to easily access the main compartment for pencils and crayons.

There’s a section for tape, scissors, an eraser and even a sharpener, with extra space for any shavings to prevent mess. It’s a really well-thought out and practical design that also delivers when it comes to fun.

Available from: WHSmith

4. Harry Potter Letter Pencil Case, £5.59

Best for wizards in training

Harry Potter Letter Pencil Case

This pencil case allows young witches and wizards to receive their very own piece of owl post. The case is designed to look like an official letter from Hogwarts, while the back features Harry Potter’s address under the stairs at Privet Drive.

The pencil case itself is simple and practical, with a zip top and roomy pocket, and it’s made from a wipe-clean fabric. It’s a great affordable option for any child who’s obsessed with the world of Harry Potter.

Available from: Amazon

5. Tinc Snug Hugga Pencil Case, Green, £15

Best for oddly-shaped items

This cool monster pencil case has its arms stretched out ready for a hug, and looks more like a fun toy than a stationery storage device. It’s one of the biggest pencil cases on our list, and will definitely be the talk of the classroom.

The quirky green pencil case went down well with parents who pointed out it could be used for more than just stationery, and the rounded design is great for different shaped items like erasers, pencil sharpeners or a calculator. Some parents did report that though it’s chunky in size the zip at the back is a little short: bear this in mind if you want to store long pencils!

Available from: John Lewis

6. Personalised unicorn rainbow pencil case, £17.50

Best for personalisation

Make sure your little one never comes home with the wrong kit again by personalising their own pencil case. This ones from Not on the High Street allow you to choose the colour, add a name and also select a charm to really make it their own.

Previous buyers were impressed with the quality and look of the product saying it is a “lovely little bag, well made” and it also works as a present, with one reviewing adding it was the “perfect gift for my granddaughter.”

Available from: Not On The High Street

7. Marvel Spiderman Large Filled Pencil Case, £12.99

Best for stocking up

Spider-man filled pencil case

Superhero fanatics will love this Spiderman-themed kids’ pencil case. Parents will love it because it takes the stress out of stocking up before school starts, as it comes filled with all the essentials, plus a few more unusual additions that may come in handy for older children, like a protractor and a set square.

The double-zip and pocket design keeps everything in order, with lots of space to swap in new items once the ones provided run out.

Available from: Amazon

8. Easthill Big Capacity Pencil Case, £9.99

Best for older kids

Easthill Large Pencil Case

As they get older, the list of items your child needs in their pencil case is bound to get longer (especially if they’re studying art or design subjects). This pencil case has a generous capacity, with 2 roomy inner pockets, mesh sleeves, and an elasticated strap to hold 5 pens or pencils on the inside of the front pocket.

It’s available in a number of colours, and though it holds lots, it’s still compact enough to slip into a school bag or satchel, and has a carry strap for clipping onto things if needed.

Available from: Amazon

9. Paperchase Floral Friends Pop Out Pencil Case, £12

Best for organisation

Paperchase popout pencil case

If your child has a tendency to lose their pens and pencils with a standard pencil case, perhaps this fun pop-out design will help them to be a little bit more organised. It’s got a place for everything, with drawers and sections that pop out at the click of a button.

There’s a built-in pencil sharpener, eraser and calculator, plus pen slots and two compartments for pencils and other items. The compact design means it slips into even a slim school bag, and the solid plastic construction ensures everything is kept safe from knocks.

Available from: Paperchase

10. Fringoo Sloth Sillicone Patch Pencil Case, £9.99

Best for storage options

Fringoo sloth pencil case

If your child can’t decide between a classic zip-top pencil case and a more modern stationery organiser with pockets and straps, this cute case offers the best of both worlds, combining a zip bag with a folder-style outer.

There are lots of different prints and colours available, but we love the cute sloth design. They all come with a silicone character on the strap, for a final fun touch.

Available from: Amazon


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