When you're a kid, creativity flourishes. You see magical creatures in clouds, dream of dragons in faraway lands, and painstakingly sketch all sorts of things your elders could never, ever imagine. But when you're an adult, your creative sensibilities tend to become, well, just way too sensible. Clouds only contain raindrops, dreams are simply for dreamers, and pens and pencils are restricted to writing, period.

But fear not my fellow adults! You can still bring that creative bounce back to you step with the simple purchase of Worldwide Co.'s Yesterday's News pencils. Created in 12 different colors, each pencil can be used for the occasional note taking or to create the most perfect of pictures. And even better, no two pencils are exactly alike because they are all crafted from tightly wrapped sheets of recycled Chinese newspapers. What wonderful news!

Story by Alison Sherbach. This article originally appeared in Plenty in February 2008. This story was added to MNN.com.

Copyright Environ Press 2008