A pencil case or pencil box is a container used to store pencils. The intent of having a pencil case is for easy portability of small items. They may also contain other stationery such as sharpeners, pens, glue sticks, erasers, scissors and rulers.
Pencil cases can be made from a variety of materials such as wood or metal. Some pencil cases have a hard and rigid shell encasing the pens inside, while others use a softer material such as plastic, leather or cotton. Soft versions are typically fastened with a zipper. Decorated versions are popular with schoolchildrendepending on age and gender.