Is it me or the notebooks and pencils seem plainer and plainer each passing year? If you have some leftover washi tapes from last Christmas, you can still use them to make awesome designs to fill up those ordinary notebooks and pencils. It's fun to do with your kids and the results are awesome!
Do you have your kids' ruler from last year and the year before that? Take them out and crate these one-of-a-kind pen holders that will perk up your desk from boringness. Some adhesive will do the trick and of course, there no limitations on the design you would want to make. Classic and organized is what you are aiming for.