It could only be Crayola… not that Rose Art knockoff. Even better if it was the 64-count box with a built-in sharpener.
Just imagine what a whole factory smelled like. Remember watching this on Sesame Street before school?
Remember when your teacher sent you outside to clean the blackboard erasers by clapping them together, against a wall, or on the back of an unsuspecting classmate walking by?
You either loathed or loved having your pencil break during class because of the racket it made.
How many holes did you form in your papers?
A rainbow waiting to be transformed by a pair of safety scissors.
Who actually liked the licorice and cinnamon-scented ones?
When it would dry, you’d roll the rubber cement into little squishy balls and flick them at your friends. If you were a jerk, you’d say they were boogers.
Remember letting it dry on your hands and then pretending to pull off pieces of your skin?
There was nothing like the smell of a warm ditto fresh out of the ditto machine. Kids with their newfangled photocopiers have no clue what they’ve missed.
You silently cursed the classmate who mixed the colors together.
And adding your name to 20 years’ worth of borrowers on the card in the back of the book.
Used for kickball, dodge ball, and four square.
Nothing says “Job well done!” like one of these on an essay.
Before they were banned.
Try not to retch thinking about it.
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