Must-have school supplies for cool kids
This year, trendy school supplies get inspiration from movies, video games and more. Three popular themes are emerging for school supplies -- Angry Birds, superheroes, and glitz and glam.
Angry Birds school supplies
Everyone loves those exploding birds, armored green pigs and other Angry Bird characters. You can find Angry Birds-themed school supplies everywhere this year. If you are looking for a new backpack for your child, check out the Angry Birds face backpack (Target, $16). This backpack features adjustable straps and plenty of pockets and compartments. If you have a big Angry Birds fan in your house, consider the Angry Birds school supply set. It features a backpack, lunch tote, folders, spiral notebook, pencils, lanyard and more -- all at one price (Amazon, $70).
Additionally, at OfficeMax, you can find Angry Birds binders, book covers, folders and more. OfficeMax is a great place to find a wide selection of affordable school supplies that your kids will love.
Superhero school supplies
The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man were popular in the movie theaters this year and that trend has carried over into school supplies. Backpacks, binders and other superhero-themed school supplies can be found at your local superstore and a number of online retailers. Keep in mind that you'll usually pay a little more for themed binders, pens and other supplies, but backpacks and bags are often very cheap. If you have free tax weekend in your area, you can save a bit by shopping for school supplies during that time as well.
You can get The Amazing Spider-Man backpack (Amazon, $20) online but quantities are limited. Also check out this Avengers laptop skin that's on sale (Amazon, $6). Amazon carries a variety of binders, folders, pens and other supplies decked out in superhero themes, whether your little one loves Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel.
Glitzy school supplies
From rhinestone-encrusted backpacks to hologram notebooks to glittery erasers, you can locate an incredible number of glitzy school supplies that your kids will adore. Here are just a few of our favorites available online now at affordable prices.
- Ariel insulated lunch bag (Amazon, $17)
- Pink glitter Hello Kitty backpack (Amazon, $19)
- New Glitter stick erasers (Amazon, $10)
- Spider-Man hologram journal notebook (Amazon, $5)
- Scented and sparkled pencils (Big Wheel Novelties, $3)
At your local OfficeMax, you can also select from gem-encrusted, glitter and jewel-tone holographic supplies. Though your kids don't really need themed school supplies, they might be more excited about school if they have them -- and we all want to find more ways to get our kids excited about school.