I created these pencil cups my first year teaching. I laminated them and they have lasted 7 years and show no signs wear. It is just one way I try to reinforce music vocabulary through everyday tasks. Students are not allowed to use my pencil sharpener because it disrupts instruction and because many students do not know how to use an electric pencil sharpener properly. So, if their pencil breaks, they put it in the flat can and get a new one from the sharp can.