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10 of the best kids’ pencil cases

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

Best kids pencil cases

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 cheapest school uniform to help you get children first-day ready.

Here’s our pick of the best kids pencil cases…

1. ZIPIT Talking Monstar Pencil Case, £6.46

ZIPIT Talking Monstar Pencil Case

This kids’ pencil case features one long zip acting as the mouth of the monster. The fun design fits up to 30 pens and is machine washable as well as having serious cool factor for little ones on their first day back.

Previous buyers of the pencil case were impressed and scored it an average of 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon. Reviewers commented that the product was a, “well-made pencil case” which had “lots of space” for storing stationary.

Available: Amazon

2. Smiggle Colour Change Hardtop Pencil Case, £13.50

This interactive colour change pencil case reacts to heat to create a new pattern and design. There are a choice of 4 colours; coral, purple, black and navy. 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.”

Reviewers seemed pleased with the unique pencil case, praising the “robust zip closure” and one parent pointed out the bonus style points, saying, “my daughter is very pleased with it, she assures me that it is very on trend for 8 year olds in her school.”

Available: Smiggle

3. Cotton Pencil Case to draw on, colour in, personalise, wash & design again, £12.50

This pencil case can be drawn and written on with the included pens so kids can get creative and design their own pattern. The kids’ pencil case is also washable, so little ones have a reusable blank canvas to test out all their creative ideas on.

One customer who bought the case for her granddaughter was “delighted” with the purchase and said it was also a practical purchase which “holds all of her pens and pencils etc with ease”. She added her granddaughter, “loves drawing on the outside and making notes to remember for school. I thought it was a bit expensive, but now I think it was worth every penny.”

Available from: Amazon

4. Games Controller Pop Out Pencil Case, £12.99

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, eraser and even a sharpener with space for any shavings to prevent mess. A well-thought out and practical design which will be popular with little gamers.

Available from: WHSmith

5. LEGO Brick Pencil Case, £9.99

These Lego branded pencil cases are designed to look just like a giant building brick. Made from hard plastic in the trademark design, they look just like the real thing and are available in four colour choices of red, yellow, blue and green.

The simple kids’ pencil case has one large storage compartment accessed by lifting the main lid. One parent had a happy child with this choice saying it was, “very cute my 7 year old son loves it!” and others thought it was a great option for Lego fans.

Available from: Amazon

6. Harry Potter Letter Pencil Case, £5.59

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

Overall, previous buyers seemed happy with their choice which is sure to keep any little Potterheads happy. On Amazon, the kids’ pencil case averaged a score of 4.3 out of 5 stars from nearly 200 reviews.

Available from: Amazon

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

This cool monster pencil case has its arms stretched out ready for a hug and can even stand up on its own. The unique pencil case certainly makes a statement and went down well with parents who had bought it before.

Many were impressed with the inventive design and thought it was worth the slightly higher price tag saying, “My daughter absolutely loves this. I thought it was very expensive for what is was but she thinks it’s fab.” While a couple of reviewers did mention long pencils can be tricky to get in and out, the cool factor for kids seemed to win overall.

Available from: Amazon and John Lewis

8. Personalised unicorn rainbow pencil case, £17.50

Make sure your little one never comes home with the wrong kit again by personalising their own pencil case. These 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

9. Spiderman Double Pencil Case, £12.79

Superhero fanatics will love this Spiderman-themed kids’ pencil case. There are separate compartments to store different pens and pencils in and it’s a relatively roomy choice for children with a lot of stationary.

One parent who bought this pencil case for her 4 year old was impressed with the storage and design of the product saying, “it has 2 handy compartments, we use [one] for colour felt tips and the 2nd for pencils…plenty of space for 15-20 on each side. Lovely colours and design.”

Available from: Amazon

10. WHSmith Bramblewood Roll Filled Pencil Case, £4.99

This cute owl patterned pencil case has various compartments for different items and comes ready stocked with extra bits and bobs, so you can cross a couple of extra things off your back to school shopping list.

The children’s case includes a ballpoint pen with blue ink, ruler, pencil, ruled notepad, sharpener and eraser.

Available from: WHSmith


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