Step 1: Attach the pencil sharpener to a surface. I chose my countertop. I have no other surface to put it on.
Step 2: Get your pencils ready!
Step 3: Pull out the front piece and squeeze the black pincher thingy at the top to insert your pencil. (These are technical terms here. Try not to be confused!)
Step 4: Sharpen your pencil! (Photobombing courtesy of Collin, the pug)
After all those steps and in a matter of minutes you will end up with some perfectly sharpened pencils. Some mighty sharp pencils too!
A suggestion: don't leave this permanently on your countertop because first your husband or significant other may ask you why you bought a pencil sharpener for the house and why it's in your kitchen of all places. Also, the countertop is not the best place to attach this. It's a little wobbly. I'm thinking it has to do with the rounded part of my counters.
I can't wait to use this in my classroom. I'm hoping my 8th graders love it as much as I do!