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    15 Smells That Will Take You Back To Elementary School

    From crayons to glue, these are the smells that defined our childhood.

    1. A brand-new box of Crayola crayons.

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    It could only be Crayola... not that Rose Art knockoff. Even better if it was the 64-count box with a built-in sharpener.

    If the 64-count box wasn't enough...

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    Just imagine what a whole factory smelled like. Remember watching this on Sesame Street before school?

    2. Clapping together chalkboard erasers for your teacher.

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    Remember when your teacher sent you outside to clean the blackboard erasers by clapping them together, against a wall, or on the back of an unsuspecting classmate walking by?

    3. Shavings from the old-fashioned pencil sharpener.

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    You either loathed or loved having your pencil break during class because of the racket it made.

    4. Pink erasers.

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    How many holes did you form in your papers?

    5. A pile of construction paper.

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    A rainbow waiting to be transformed by a pair of safety scissors.

    6. Mr. Sketch scented magic markers.

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    Who actually liked the licorice and cinnamon-scented ones?

    7. Rubber cement.

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    When it would dry, you'd roll the rubber cement into little squishy balls and flick them at your friends. If you were a jerk, you'd say they were boogers.

    8. Elmer's Glue-All.

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    Remember letting it dry on your hands and then pretending to pull off pieces of your skin?

    9. Dittos.

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    There was nothing like the smell of a warm ditto fresh out of the ditto machine. Kids with their newfangled photocopiers have no clue what they've missed.

    10. Play-Doh and modeling clay.

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    You silently cursed the classmate who mixed the colors together.

    11. The musty library.

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    And adding your name to 20 years' worth of borrowers on the card in the back of the book.

    12. Plaground balls.

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    Used for kickball, dodge ball, and four square.

    13. Scratch 'n sniff stickers.

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    Nothing says "Job well done!" like one of these on an essay.

    14. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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    Before they were banned.

    15. That minty sawdust your janitor sprinkled on piles of vomit.

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    Try not to retch thinking about it.

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