Best Art Easels For Kids – Five Great Finds For Your Young Picasso!
The best art easels for kids all have a few things in common – they are made well, have enough features to give your little budding Picasso hours of entertainment and creative enrichment, and easy enough for her or him to maneuver while putting together that said masterpiece!
The development of art easels for kids has evolved and grown and they have lots of features and tools that support whatever creative interest your child has. When I was a kid, I had a kid-sized table and chair to work on….(I did a lot of drawing, btw -a pad of paper down flat worked OK) So I didn’t get the easel experience until later.
The quality and makeup of them may differ from easel to easel. A well made easel for a youngster should be close to a smaller version of one of our own easels – be able to adjust the ledge, hold materials, and pretty much, have fun!
Now there were some that didn’t make the cut in the departments above. Here are the models that I think will be great for you and your kids!
Melissa and Doug Deluxe Art Easel For Kids 3 and Up
This art easel doubles, or should I say, triples as a multi-media center for your youngsters…They will have access to a chalkboard or dry erase board with which to go to town on, in addition it is two sided, so two kids can work simultaneously! No squabbles about who will get to use what which I think you’ll appreciate. The included features are a paper towel holder, four clip grips and two large plastic trays to hold materials.
It will need some of your precious time to assemble; but instructions are included…To make it easier to accommodate your child’s growth spurts, there are three height adjustment points present. What a few of the consumers said could be improved upon, is that they wish it folded flat and that the whiteboard was magnetic…Nevertheless, Melissa and Doug is a name with a stellar reputation and a great product line. So you are bound to find this easel a winner!
3 in 1 Double Sided Kids Art Easel
3 in 1 Art Easel For Kids with Storage
This 3 in 1 double sided easel is sure to be a hit with kids, and a real winner with you! It has a storage space at the bottom and two bins for kids to put their things in so no more scattered stuff all over the floor.
Two non-spill paint cups are included on the railing, and there is not only a chalkboard but a white board on the other side as well.
Unlike the one above, the whiteboard is magnetic. This durable easel comes in two colors brown and yellow….(it’s called green, but to my eye it looks yellow) Only thing to point out is that it is not adjustable….Its full height is 48″ .
US Art Supply Double Sided Art Activity Easel
Looking for an easel that can grow with your child? This can be a great advantage because a good easel that can hold its own through your child’s many growth spurts will end up being money well spent.
This one I found can be adjusted from 46″ to 54″ so you won’t have to entertain thoughts of upgrading to a taller easel in another year – because let’s face it, we want to replace as few things as possible if we can.
This easel has a double side with the dry erase board and chalkboard and other nice features like a top paper roll, six no-spill cups great for keeping paint on hand, and two storage bins for your youngsters’ many supplies, in other words teaching the value of organization at an early age which is great.
It’s constructed from sturdy pine so you can be sure of a strong product that will support your kids’ creative endeavors whatever they may be. A good easel for a grade schooler to teen!
Looking For a Tabletop Easel For Kids?
let’s be honest, don’t overlook these; I have always had a favorite tabletop easel and I think kids can benefit from them too! This one is made by the excellent Melissa and Doug. Great for tots through tweens! This easel comes with an array of cool tools including colored chalk sticks, 36 magnetic letters and numbers for the whiteboard, an art supply tray to hold spare materials.
It also folds flat for storage . Great for trips to the relatives as it sets up on a dime.
Joqutoys Wooden Standing Easel For Kids
A wooden easel for kids will always be able to stand up to whatever is dished out much better. This one is designed similarly to the others in this list, except with a few added bonuses. In addition to chalk, magnetic letters, it also comes with a magnetic board eraser, a sleeve and pen.
Kids can be entertained for hours drawing, writing, coloring and maybe even inventing their own games, as it’s designed to give 2 kids a side to use and work together. The height adjusts from 24″ to 40″ so at the lowest point it could possibly double as a tabletop easel if you wanted it to.
Okay guys! I hope you have enjoyed this lineup as much as I did in scouting out for some of the best easels for kids to work on expressing themselves creatively. Let me know what you think in the comments!!