Colorful and quirky school supplies

Get your kids psyched for class with supplies that are (almost) too cool for school.

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Fun fix Homework mistakes are a cinch to correct with these mini take-apart animal erasers ($5.50 for a pack of seven) and scented dessert erasers ($7 for 24), both at amazon.com.
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Life in a bubble With loads of pockets and compartments, there’s room for books, lunch, gym clothes and more in MadPax’s new Bubble backpack. Bonus: The stand-out design means it’ll never get lost among the masses. $60 at madpax.com.
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Keep calm and carry on Wee ones heading to school for the first time will love the built-in friend in these small backpacks, home to plush toys with attached blankets. Mix and match lovies ($15) and backpack colors ($17) at patchbuddies.com.
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Glimmer twins Bedazzled accessories like this stapler and calculator make homework less mundane. $4 each at Target, 2656 N Elston Ave (773-252-1994) and other locations.
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Color inside the lines Mead’s Doodle notebooks give kids a legit reason to scribble. $8 at amazon.com.
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Bolder folders The bright colors and designs on these Mead folders beat ho-hum solids. $5 each at amazon.com
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J’aime l’école Young fashionistas will be eager to crack open these sparkly notebooks. $2 each at Target, 2656 N Elston Ave (773-252-1994) and other locations.
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Sneaky stash Store pens, pencils or other small stuff in this adorbs sneaker-shaped case. $5 at Target, 2656 N Elston Ave (773-252-1994) and other locations.
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Write to the point Chicago-based Teacher Peach’s clever collection of desk accessories doesn’t mince words. $4–$9 at teacherpeach.com.
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Glimmer twins Bedazzled accessories like this stapler and calculator make homework less mundane. $4 each at Target, 2656 N Elston Ave (773-252-1994) and other locations.
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Seal of approval This spill- and leak-proof water bottle seals shut between sips, putting an end to backpack disasters. $7 at gocontigo.com.

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