If you have a creative child, I’d highly recommend purchasing an easel for drawing and painting. Otherwise, you run the risk of ending up with a kid who draws on your table and walls!
When my son was little, we had a plastic easel for him to use for his art projects. It did the job, but was ugly to look at. And, since it was one of his favorite toys, it ended up in the high traffic area of our home where I had to stare at it constantly.
This Imaginarium easel from Toys ‘R’ Us would have been much nicer! I especially like how it has fabric bins underneath for storing art supplies. Even if you don’t trust your child to have free reign over the paints and markers, the bins would be great for storing puppets, puzzles, and other creative toys.
Another feature I like of this easel is that it has a chalkboard on one side instead of devoting both sides to a plain drawing surface. I can see the chalkboard being handy if you are planning to home school or just have a child who likes to “play” school with his or her friends.
The suggested age range for this product is 4-7, although several of the reviewers have stated that it seems a little big for young children. Most seem to agree that it’s well built and fairly easy to assemble.
Does your child like to draw and paint? If so, do you have a dedicated space for your little artist?
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