Feb 25, 2014 9:00 AM
Normally, it's a sad day when you've worked your pencil down to a stub and have to toss it out. With Sprout Pencils ($20), however, that's the point when the real fun begins. Each Sprout pencil contains an herb seed, so you can place the pencil carcass in soil, water it, and watch a plant grow a couple of weeks later. Maybe you'll finally resist the urge to chew on your pencils knowing that you'll have something yummier to chew on later.