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Best Rollerball Pens

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Depending on what grade your child is in, they may be writing with pens instead of pencils. Some students are quite particular about their school supplies. If you have a kid who needs the ink in their pens to be “just so,” then rollerball pens are the way to go. We’re highlighting some of the best rollerball pens for kids that should be on your shortlist.

All of these rollerball pens have black ink — making them perfect for completing homework. The pen tips vary from 0.35 to 0.5 millimeters.

We like that these kids’ rollerball pens come with clip lids so you can easily store them on a notebook. These pens have a 0.5-millimeter tip.

Your children will love that these kids’ rollerball pens also feature a built-in clip in the lid and a clear body so you can see when the ink is running low.

We like that this children’s rollerball pen set comes with eight colors and a 0.5-millimeter tip. While there are fun colors included, you still get the required black and blue ink for classwork.

We like that these kids’ rollerball pens all write in black ink, making this pick smart for schoolwork as well as anything else your child needs to write.

Expert Commentary

What you write with can be just as important as what you’re writing. Having a fun-looking rollerball pen can help children become more inspired to write, especially when they see how easily the gel ink glides across paper. These pens were chosen for their ease of use, their effectiveness at marking and their durability just in case they’re dropped.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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