In the flurry of back-to-school preparation, students are looking for the coolest stuff, and you're looking for the most practical stuff. We've found the supplies that will make homework more fun, writing assignments easier and organization a snap. We wish. Truthfully, these are just some really cool tools to prepare for the first day back. And once you've got that done, you can start thinking about picture day.
The gray days are over. With a pack of multihued pencils, art students can color their worlds ‑- or still-life assignments ‑- in a dozen different shades. Plus, these au courant pencils are flat, so they won't roll far from the sketch pad. Pixel Colored Pencils, $7 at FredFlare.com.