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Erasable Colored Pencils for Planner

by Brandy Burke
Erasable colored pencils for planner

I finally found them.



And when I say “finally” and it implies that I’ve been searching for a while, it’s a true statement.

I finally found erasable colored pencils for my planner.

I know that you can now get super cute “cancelled” stickers, and even some sarcastic “nope” stickers to cover up things that didn’t happen in your planner – and I like those, I do – but in my life, things change like crazy and I’m constantly needing to “pencil” something tentative in.

Pencils just aren’t cute in a highly decorated planner. But neither is crossing out things that should have happened but didn’t, or filling up more boxes than you care to admit with those clever “cancelled” stickers.

I’ve been on the hunt for erasable colored pencils for planner use for about 3 weeks now, having tried several I’m content (happy, really) with the latest ones to cross my desk.
Colored pencils for planner useThere are 8 colors (7 usable) for planners – the yellow is dark enough to read but who wants to hold their planner up to the light to figure out where they are supposed to be next?

They are bold enough on paper to be seen and they work well with planner stickers (I worried that when I wrote on a sticker blank they wouldn’t work. Glad to see my worries were unfounded).

Now you might say “Couldn’t I use regular colored pencils in my planner?” and I’d reply – sure – but here’s where these are different than regular colored pencils:

  • Easier to write with – because they come with thin 0.7mm colored lead
  • Bold these colors appear bolder than any colored pencil I currently own
  • Erasable – have you tried to erase a regular colored pencil? Some will but most won’t.

Erasable colored pencils for planner use

Some of the colors do erase more fully than others – the picture shows just a couple of passes with an eraser and you can see that the purple and red could use another pass – but (and I know I’m preaching here) that certainly beats scribbling out things or sticking cancelled stickers everywhere.

So far this is the only place I’ve been able to find them but they are certainly worth grabbing.

Do you own these or another erasable writing product for your planner? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

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Erica January 14, 2017 - 5:20 am

I never thought about erasable pencils, but I LOVE my frixion pens! They write smooth and dark, but erase oh-so well!!!

Natalie November 10, 2017 - 9:04 am


Have you tried the Pilot FriXion pens, if so how does it hold up to this? Was the ink wetter, duration in which it dried (so it won’t smudge when I close the planner after writing or write something next to it accidentally swiping it), and how was the erasability.

I recently invested in a planner and I do agree with what you say with it not looking attractive enough (since I stare at it everyday), but also needing the flexibility of plans to be changed at a moments notice without it looking like a child scribbled through my itinerary. I want to invest in a pen that can withstand the abuse of my ever so fluid functions but still hold a candle to my ever so elegantly adult planner. Lol 🙈

If you have any insight, I would appreciate it!

Brandy Burke November 10, 2017 - 4:16 pm

Hey Natalie! I recently wrote a post about FriXion pens here I really do love them – they don’t stay wet for too long, they don’t write thick and goopey and for the most part, they dont show through to the other side of the page. I don’t find them to be readily available in my local stores so I grabbed mine offline. I bought a bunch of colors but in the end, I only use the black one.

Bonnie Lynn August 6, 2020 - 10:05 pm

Thanks for this! I’ve been searching for the perfect erasable colored pencils to use in my planner! This might be a weird question, but do the pencils have a high-pitched squeak when writing? Ever since I was a kid I preferred old-fashioned pencils rather than mechanical because the lead always had a super squeaky sound that hit my ears like nails on a chalkboard (I’m shuddering now just remembering the sound).


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