Smencils are a new kind of pencil from Learning Resources. They’re made from 100% recycled newspaper, and they smell. (see, smelly pencil – smencil!)
Incidentally, by smell I don’t mean of pencils – these ones are fruity, based around Robinsons Fruit Shoots drinks – the flavours being Orange, Tropical, Apple, Summer Fruits and Blackcurrant & Apple.
Now, H loves pencils. She’s only just three, so actually using them is another matter – I think we’re maybe a year too soon for them, as they’d be perfect for school. Each smencil comes in its own tube to help keep the smell fresh – I’ve read it could be anything from months to years, depending on how well looked after they are, so this is where I hope they’ll keep their scent for the next year, so she can take them to school where they’ll get a lot of use… having said that she does use them to draw with and identify each smell – and she gets them right too.
You can buy Smencils in store or online now!
Learning Resources have a Facebook competition on the go at the moment too.
We were sent the Smencils for the purpose of review – all opinions are our own.