To get my kids to more excited about doing their homework I put a set of freshly sharpened pencils into one of our Pencil Head Holders from my book Playful: Fun Projects to Make with and For Kids. It totally works! They pick their favorite pencil and get down to business! You can also store your kids (or your own!) set of colored pencils into each head making for a fun and colorful addition to your art station! You can learn more bout how to make these in my book Playful.