Thursday, 30 August 2012

Testing, testing... Smencils by Learning Resources

Smencils in Robinsons Fruit Shoots

I remember smelly pens with fondness... they were my prized possession as a school-aged child. So I was quite eager to try out Smencils, fruity pencils made from recycled newspapers. Unlike my childhood smellies, which didn't stay fragrant for long, these pencils come in a biodegradable plastic tube, which is bound to preserve the scent for longer.

My batch of five graphite Smencils came in Robinsons Fruit Shoots flavours: tropical, orange, apple, summer fruits and blackcurrant & apple. Michela and I smelled each and every pencil and then sniffed inside the tube too. Then she started writing away and gave the paper a sniff for good measure. The ultimate test was to pick a favourite. We both went for Summer fruits - how can you resist such berry bliss?

Smencils are suitable from age 3+, are available in 25 flavours and retail at £1 each. Sets are available in different combinations. We tried the graphite pens, but colouring pencils are also on sale. And if you hanker for smelly pens, Smens retail at £2 each.


To sweeten up your child's first days of school, Learning Resources is giving away 10 sets of Smencils in Robinsons Fruit Shoots Flavours on Facebook. Hurry, the competition closes on 7 September 2012. 

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