07 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Kids) Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel

This is, easily, the most played with toy in our house. We got this a 4 years ago when my kids were 5 and 3. They are now 9 and 6 and we’ve gone through several sets of dry erase markers and chalk. We’ve bought extra paper, paints. It’s FABULOUS and because it’s 2 sides, they both can use it at the same time. One can be drawing in chalk while the other will be drawing with markers. Then we’ll decide to paint so we’ll don our smocks and they each pick a side to paint on. The price for this is a bargain. It’s sturdy, holds up well to 2 kids pushing it around and using it constantly. Honestly, it’s the default to “I’m bored”. Even now, it never gets old.

The only complaint I have is that the clips started to break after 3 years and we had to buy chip clips out of the grocery store to replace them, but really, they lasted 3 years of daily use.

I work at home and started a home business with my kids before they started school. This is a perfect toy to put in the corner of my office so they can play quietly while I work. If you have kids. This is a MUST buy.

From the Manufacturer
Creativity Central. This double-sided, wooden easel features both chalk- and dry erase-boards. With adjustable heights it also includes a locking paper roll holder, a child-safe paper cutter, four clips, and a plastic tray on each side for easy-reach art supplies (not included) and easy-clean storage. With easy assembly, there‚Äôs little waiting for the next masterpiece. Ships in Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging. Inspire your young Picasso with the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel. This easel will fuel your child’s imaginative side and gives them the freedom to create with an extra-large chalkboard, dry-erase board, and easy-load paper roller. Your budding artist will be inspired by free-form expression and spend hours drawing, painting, sketching, and doodling. It is also an excellent educational item and children love playing school with the chalkboard side. This work station is ideal for kids ages four through 10 and has an adjustable height to accommodate the little ones as they grow.

A Great Alternative to Professional Easels
Just like a professional easel, this work station is generously sized so that children can complete projects both big and small. Its durable wood construction ensures that it won’t tip and it folds up easily for convenient storage. The easel also has a sturdy paint tray with cup holders for easy use and clean-up, and another tool tray that holds erasers, chalks, and clips. Four large, colorful clips are included with this easel. Paper rolls can be loaded effortlessly into the holder and a paper cutting edge at the top delivers clean cuts and leaves your artist’s work whole. Parents may have to assist removing and loading the paper, as it can be difficult for kids to do on their own. (The paper rolls and paint cups are not included.) A standing easel is essential for any young artist. This large easel has a chalkboard, dry erase board, and paper roller to let the children express themselves with different mediums. It also has an adjustable height that grows with the creator and delivers years of use. The brightly colored tool containers are capacious enough to hold lots of different items and are simple for tiny fingers to utilize. This toy will unleash the little artist inside every child and could spark a lifelong interest in fine art.

What’s in the Box
Easel, paint tray, chalk tray, 4 colorful clips, and paper roller.


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