I’m not sure when I came up with this idea (or even if it was really my idea in the first place), but it has been very helpful for us.
Sharpen both ends.
It’s really quite simple. Though a tad time consuming when it’s time to sharpen, they don’t need to be sharpened nearly as often.
Also, I could not stress enough how much you need an electric pencil sharpener, especially if you have children who are partial to colored pencils or homeschool and your children use pencil for most of their work.
We also store all of our pencils, crayons, and markers in sturdy vinyl zipper top pencil bags. This makes cleanup a snap and easy enough that even the youngest artist can put away their own. Just scoop them into the bag and zip it closed.
This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday