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OOLY – Making Back To School a Little More FUN


Making Back to School a Little More Fun One Supply at a Time

Quirky, Unique and Fun School Supplies


August. Although we still have half of summer left, it also means that half of summer is behind us and the Back to School rush is only a few weeks away. For me, Back to School is pretty much the BEST time of the year (second only to Christmas), but the boys don’t tend to be nearly as excited for September as I am. To help make the transition from summer to school a little less … traumatic … for the boys, I like to add in some fun school supplies to go along with their regular HB pencils, workbooks, and pencil crayons. Although you can the essentials, such as Bic office supplies, online now to help you avoid the shops


OOLY makes everything more fun. OOLY has a wide selection of functional and unique art and school supplies that makes going back to school a lot more fun. Pencils? In fun colours and designs. Crayons? In unique shapes and styles. Erasers? In super cute designs (and super awesome scents). OOLY has everything you need to liven up your boring school supply list and make that first day of school just a little brighter!

On every Back to School supplies list you will find: notebooks, pencil cases, markers, pencil crayons, pencils, highlighters, crayons, pens and erasers! OOLY has all of these and more! NEW for the 2017 school season you will find a fun, unique and quirky selection of supplies for everyone on your list!

Flipside Double Sided Notebook



  • 2-in-1 notebook
  • 54 lined sheets and 64 blank sheets
  • soft, flexible cover
  • 8.25″ x 5.5″ pages
  • available in 4 colours

This notebook is AWESOME. One side is blank for doodles, and the other side is lined for notes. The cover is soft and has a nice textile feel to it, and it wraps around so one side is pink and one side is blue. This is probably the coolest notebook I have ever seen, and I have a bit of a notebook addiction (so I’ve seen – and owned – a LOT of notebooks over the years).

Mighty Zipper Pouch


  • multi-use organizer
  • secure zipper
  • 10″ x 7″
  • available in 4 colours

This pencil case is huge, with lots of sections inside so you can keep your pencils, pens, and crayons separated. The sturdy zipper keeps everything inside, and the case itself is made of durable material. It is large, and roomy, and will store a LOT of supplies inside!


Switch-eroo Colour Changing Markers


  • 12 colour changing markers
  • chiseled tips

These markers are so much fun! Included are your staple 12 colours but what sets these markers apart are their fun magic colour changing tips!

Each marker has two sides. One side is the regular colour, and at the other end is the “mystery colour change.” You draw like normal, and then trace over with the mystery side and watch for awesome and fun colour changes!


Rainbow Mechanical Coloured Pencils


  • 12 mechanical pencil crayons
  • includes one set of extra leads and a sharpener
  • features 2mm coloured leads
  • reusable case
  • extra lead refills sold separately

Who knew that you could get mechanical pencils in a 2mm size? We did, actually, but we did not know that we could get pencil crayons in 2mm! Mechanical pencils are my preferred writing instrument, and these coloured pencils are awesome. The cute little sharpener is an added bonus, to help keep the big leads nice and sharp and ready for your everyday art challenges!

Very Best Mechanical Pencils


  • extra thick 2mm lead
  • includes 12 lead refills and sharpener
  • no. 2 graphite
  • extra lead refills sold separately

I prefer mechanical pencils, but the small lead size does have a tendency to break easily. With the thick 2mm, we get the joint benefit of an extra strong lead and a mechanical pencil. I never let the boys use my mechanical pencils (which use 0.5mm sized lead), so its great that now they have some that they can use too! Like with the pencil crayons, its great that this includes a small pencil sharpener for keeping the ends nice and sharp and ready to go.


Do-Overs Erasable Highlighters


  • set of 6 double-ended highlighters
  • one side is for highlighting, and one side for erasing
  • chisel felt tip

Have you ever accidentally highlighted the wrong word or sentence, or more of the sentence than you need? With Do-Overs, that will never be an issue again as you can erase what you highlighted!

To test, I highlighted a word in my day planner in orange and then went over it with the erasing side. It took a couple seconds for the colour to disappear, but as it dried it was like I had never highlighted anything. Once fully dried, everywhere that I applied the eraser, the orange was gone (I missed a bit on purpose to show the difference).

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Colour Appeel Crayons


  • 12 coloured crayons
  • peel away wrapper

When the crayon wears down from use, you just pull the string to unwrap it. This is SO much easier than having to unwrap the paper from traditional crayons! The fun designs on each crayon are an added bonus!


Unique Unicorns Clickit Erasers


  • fun unicorn designs
  • easy to hold and use
  • 4 different styles/colours: blue, purple, pink, and hot pink

Unicorn Multi Colour Pen


  • multi coloured pen with cute unicorn designs
  • 5 different coloured inks in each pen: red, purple, orange, blue and black
  • 4 different styles/colours: blue, purple, pink, and hot pink

Note Pals Sticky Tabs


  • playful and fun shaped sticky tabs
  • create bookmarks and other mini reminders
  • 120 tabs

Cute little tabs that can be used as bookmarks, in agendas/day planners, dividing school work subjects, etc. There is enough room to write a little note on each such as “math” or “cursive,” etc. We have all decided that these are simply the most adorable sticky papers that we have seen! I love how they will mark the pages in our books without wrecking the books, and because they are disposable it is not a concern if they end up ripping or getting crumpled as we can use a new one next time!

Splendid Fountain Pen


  • refillable fountain pen
  • smooth writing tip
  • includes 3 ink cartridges
  • additional ink cartridges sold separately
  • available in 6 colours: black, blue, red, pink, purple and green

My 10 year old son has beautiful cursive writing, and this fountain pen is going to make the perfect addition for his cursive homework and cursive practice worksheets. It writes smoothly without any skipping. Thomas has been using the pen to practice his letters for the upcoming school year (because at his school, they learn cursive writing).


Sharkies Graphite Pencils


  • 12 pencils with 4 assorted shark designs
  • no. 2 graphite lead

Every kid needs pencils. From kindergarten to grade 12, each school supply list includes no. 2 graphite lead pencils. OOLY steps it up a notch by including pencils that are colourful, with fun designs that kids will want to use!

Lil’ Juices Fruit Scented Erasers


  • 6 fun scents: apple, orange, pineapple, watermelon, grape and strawberry
  • super cute!

Every kid also needs erasers, but why have boring erasers when you can have these adorable fruit juice shaped erasers that are fruity scented? These adorable juice boxed shaped erasers are probably the most fun you can have with an eraser, and the light scent is fun too!


The boys are all really excited to add some of these fun supplies to their backpacks next month, and surprisingly enough they shared without any issues! Even my 20 year old took part in the sharing (and asked for the 2mm mechanical pencils). Thanks to OOLY, the boys are looking forward to the new school year AND their new school supplies!

If you would like to learn more about OOLY and their high quality and quirky school and art supplies, visit them online or connect with them on social media!

Website http://www.ooly.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/weareooly/

Twitter https://twitter.com/weareooly/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/weareooly/

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/weareooly/


OOLY can be purchased online at http://www.ooly.com/

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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.

Disclosure: I received samples for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.

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  1. Cute! I like the erasers!!!

  2. Alison Braidwood

    I don’t know this brand, but I’d totally make a beeline for these if I saw them in stores. I’m an eternal 10 year old when it comes to stationery :0

  3. Lynda Cook

    This is the first time I have heard of Ooly and I love their products so much fun!! love the crayons, they remind me of the china markers!!

  4. Piroska

    Such fun stuff! I love the Switcheroo Markers.

  5. Shirleyp

    these products are awesome I could use some at home..The pencil case is nice could pack a lot of things in there

  6. Treen Goodwin

    Awesome i love the lil juices erasers they are so cute 🙂

  7. Allie f

    I love these! Even as an adult they entice me!

  8. Linda Klages

    Erasable highlighters and the multi-zip bag are perfect. Glad to hear that cursive writing is still being taught!

  9. louise

    I never heard of Ooly before. This is really cool. I’m thinking I need some

  10. Sherry K

    A lot of interesting things that I haven’t seen before, like the pencil case a lot, too.

  11. Alicia Boisvert

    Excellent items! And the brands too, love it!

  12. erin n

    I love this! Back to school supplies shopping is my favourite!

  13. Florence Cochrane

    Lots of fun items. I like the Note Pals Sticky Tabs.

  14. Oooh I love the pencil cases. The organization segments are perfect for back to school!
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  15. tiesha

    oooooo….my favourite part of back to school are the pretty new school supplies!

  16. Debbie White Beattie

    I’ve never heard of this line of products before but they are a really fun line products. I love all of them especially the Lil’ Juices Fruit Scented Erasers, erasable crayons , the Flipside Double Sided Notebook and the Colour Appeel Crayons

  17. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I’ve never heard of OOLY before but I must say that they do have a lot of very cool stuff. Love those crayons 🙂

  18. Judy Cowan

    Wow they have some really cute items, never heard of them before. Love the Note Pals Sticky Tabs!

  19. Marilyn Legault

    Love the products. The kids get all excited with new markers and pens.

  20. Julie

    I have an obsession with cute office/school supplies! These are ADORABLE, love them!

  21. nicolthepickle

    They do have such fun things. I like those little juicies erasers a lot.

  22. Never heard of this brand but my daughter who is 17 months loves all things unicorn and those erasers are adorable. When she gets a little older this line would be perfect.

  23. Ronald Gagnon

    OOly sure seems to have all the needs of the children going back to school covered

  24. Rosanne Robinson

    Thanks very much for the information, I’ve never heard of OOLY products before, but it looks like they have a great variety of cool lines.

  25. Oooly has a lot of fun things for the kids to go back to school with.I am happy that you introduced us to them.Thanks so much.

  26. So cutee!!!!!

  27. tgnmp

    My gf’s daughter would love all of these.

  28. Tammi L.

    Forget the kids… I love a lot of this stuff, lol. In all seriousness I really have to find the erasable highlighters! So cool, and would be great for my knitting as I cross off stitches in patterns – then screw up and have to rip and redo.

  29. Calvin F

    Really cool and innovative school supplies.. never had these when I was in school..

  30. Cairine

    Who doesn’t like crayons? Great selection!

  31. Amina Absar Zafar

    Really nice school supplies

  32. Marina

    It’s nice to know there are handy sections for a large-sized pencil case. Those erasers and tabs are adorable!

  33. Gord

    We have never heard of this brand but my gf is going to find it and buy her grandson some of these items.

  34. LisaM

    Oh gosh! I love it – such fun stuff 🙂

  35. amber

    love all this stuff

  36. What great products! I really like the Do-Overs!

  37. Mike Gismondi

    I wish I had seen this post before I bought all our school supplies!

  38. Yu Huang

    That double sided notebook is AWESOME!

  39. Cheryl Grandy

    Ooly has some unique items. I especially like the Mighty Zipper Pouch, with three compartments to keep things separated (I’m thinking how convenient it would be to have pencils and pencil crayons in separate pockets).

  40. 3Pete

    Only just realizing how much school supplies we buy

  41. SarahC

    Love the erasable highlighters!

  42. Tricia Hope

    So many cool things!Almost makes my 15 y/o want to go back to school

  43. loriag

    I have never heard of Ooly before. Looks like great products.

  44. Janet M

    I agree that Ooly does make BTS a lot more fun than plain notebooks and pencils. I like their products.

  45. Doris Calvert

    I loce the things you found, the notebooks and reversible crayons are really neat!

  46. Shan H

    Such fun stuff! That 2 in 1 notebook is really cool!

  47. Aimee Perrin

    The multi pouch is a great idea

  48. Christy E

    So fun! I love all these products especially the colour changing markers.

  49. I love those Switcheroo coloring pencils and that two in one notebook is awesome! These are such fun things for the kids and adults too.

  50. Luzviminda Gunter-Smith

    cool love the markers

  51. travelbuds

    Wow…so many very cool things. I can’t show my kids or they would want them all.

  52. Ashleigh Swerdfeger

    Those are some cool products for back to school. I wish i had them when I was a kid. The notepads and the markers are awesome.

  53. Definitely alot of really neat things. I really like the erasers

  54. Krista M

    The Mighty Pouch would really help my daughter keep organized throughout the school year! And she would be so excited for the mechanical pencils.

  55. Really great stuff for the grand kids!

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