An Easel for Multiple Mediums

As any parent knows, art can be MESSY! But it really doesn’t have to be! The Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel encourages children to create and design on multiple mediums and in turn converting the ordinary easel into an art studio!

The Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel is designed to accommodate nearly any art project. On one side of its fold-able design is the easy to clean dry erase board. On the other a chalk board for which children can create and recreate again and again.

Between the two sides of the easel sits a locking paper roll holder for which parents can pull up over the sides and lock into place with the ‘paper tracks’. When they’re ready to take their masterpiece with them, simply lift and tear against the top of the frame.

Paper tears smooth without sharp edges! Butcher paper is not included but is definitely worth the investment! Check out the Melissa and Doug’s Deluxe Easel paper 3-Pack.

Trays to Organize Your Art Supplies

The plastic storage trays are more than adequate room to house all that is needed for their creations. One tray is made in a trough style to accommodate pens, pencils, and brushes, while the other has four compartments for things like paint, crayons, and other supplies. Each of the trays is detachable for easy cleanup and storage.

The Melissa and Doug’s Easel is also adjustable to fit each child’s individual height. Plus included with your Deluxe Easel is a child-safe paper cutter, four clips, and virtually endless possibilities, all together with Amazon’s Frustration Free packaging.

Working with the Chalkboard

Don’t think its all fun and games! (Well, to the kids it still is!) The main complaint about the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel is a simple one to remedy – even after priming the children’s chalkboard, the chalk provided by Melissa and Doug doesn’t seem compatible with the surface of the board.

A simple remedy is to toss the chalk that originally comes with the set, (The chalk is too hard and breaks) and pick up some jumbo sidewalk chalk which writes beautifully! And the kids love the added colors and larger utensils!

Stock Up on Art Supplies for Your Little Picasso

Another rub, art supplies not included. While this easel will only set you back about $55, dry erase markers, paints, brushes, and anything that isn’t the chalk will need to be an additional purchase.

However, Melissa and Doug also offer a multitude of art supplies designed specifically for small hands, so don’t forget to add their Jumbo Paintbrushes to your cart! Or be sure to check out Melissa & Doug Easel Accessory Set.

Storing the Easel and Safety

What will you like most about the Melissa and Doug Standing Easel? Probably that it folds neatly to fit nearly anywhere! Fold the two sides together to make a flat surface and store in the closet, behind the dresser, or slip it under the bed.

The Deluxe Easel does have small parts and is recommended only for those 3 years of age and up for choking reasons. They also recommend using washable paint. I think everyone would recommend using washable paint.

Whether it’s chalk outlines or fingerpaints, the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel provides a fun, comfortable place for a kid to let their imaginations run wild and have fun, just doodling, playing games or creating their masterpiece!

Source by Cameron Davis

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