You could go with the classic triangle pencil grips, or you could get crazy with your shapes and colors. These babies saved your hands from the hours and hours of writing you would do with real, actual pencils. Is there an equivalent of pencil grips for texting?
Want to hold all your notes and pencils together in true '90s style? Zip-Up Binders to the rescue. And you earned yourself some street cred if you had any Lisa Frank binders. Or Lisa Frank anything, to be fair.
We really liked smelling things in the '90s, but no one did it like Mr. Sketch. Mr. Sketch, in fact, is still around. You can explore the magic kingdom of Sketch on the website and grab yourself a box of deliciously scented markers.
You can still find Yikes pencils on eBay, but they're no longer made. "You can't look sharp with a dull pencil," they claimed, and it was true. They came in so many different shapes and patterns, you could never get bored.
This art case was the dream of any kid who ever even once had a single artistic thought. Whatever medium you wanted to use, you've got it right at your fingertips. God forbid you ever lose a piece. Your art case had to remain as perfect as the day you opened it.
We don't know if the Spacemaker actually really made a whole lot of space. In fact, it's a pretty big pens or pencils or marker box, so it kind of took up a lot of room. But what we do know is that you were the coolest kid in school if you were carrying one of these around.
You weren't a kid in the '90s if you didn't bust out some black colored paper and doodle your signature in gel pens all over it. Even more prized of a possession were milky pens, the gel pens that had self described milky ink. Gel pens aren't necessarily gone for good, but they're definitely not as much of a craze as they used to be.
From the Spice Girls to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there was a lunchbox for all. But it wasn't a cool lunchbox unless it had a thermos in it. Why don't they still make these? Everyone needs a thermos in their lunchbox, too.
Back when we actually used pencils, sharpening them was always an endless source of frustration. Enter push-up pencils. Not only were they a solution to a problem, but they were super collectable, as well. Chances are you were never going to use all the pencils you collected, but you were going to have an impressive collection.
There was nothing that could quite match the magical feeling that a Crayola Changeable could bring. Watching red change to blue in one swipe of the magic crayon could provide hours of entertainment. Microsoft Paint had nothing on these guys.
There are some things that belong strictly in the '90s, and should stay there forever. But scratch and sniff stickers are not one of them. Here's to the days where we could stick a sticker right on our notebooks and smell the sweet odor of watermelon.
The Apple IIGS was considered cutting edge technology for back in the day, and the original iMac was no different. Chances are you're viewing this on an Apple phone, which is technically this computer's great, great, great, great grandchild (or something like that). But does your iPhone have the speech synthesizer you undoubtedly fed strings of inappropriate words into?
Did your teachers teach you math, or did Math Blaster teach you math? Either way, floppy disks were the absolute jam back when computers still had floppy drives. Now, we're lucky if they even have CD drives. Anyone up for a game of Lemmings?