Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel We love the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel. I think as Grandparents it is always nice to give gifts that will be used over many years. This easel will be a favorite as your grandchildren grow and their art skills change.
We purchased the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel when our first grandson was two years old. Since that time our five grandchildren have used this easel over and over. We finally parted with it when our youngest granddaughters reached seven years old. We might have kept it a bit longer but once all the children were in school, they became very busy with after school activities and they came to us less often.
After owning this easel for eleven years, it was still in an almost pristine shape. The children using the chalkboard with crayons inflicted the bit of damage to it.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel The easel opens like an A-frame with arms on each side. These arms can be collapsed so it goes quite flat and makes it easy to store. One side of the easel is a chalkboard and the other a dry erase surface. In the center a dowel holds a roll of paper that can be draped over one of the sides. This allows the children to produce their masterpieces that can be torn off and suitably displayed. There are four large plastic clothes pegs that help to anchor the paper. We always used 12-inch paper but the dowel will accommodate an 18-inch roll. A paper cutter is included but I must say we usually just ripped the paper off. Each side of the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel has trays to contain paint, brushes, chalk, markers, pencils or pens. It is important to have dry-erase pens, as markers will not clean off either side.

What Is In the Box of the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel?

  • Dry-erase Board
    Chalk Board
    Stand
    Screws with plastic knobs
    Clips to hold paper
    Paper roll holder
    Paper cutter
    Two trays

What Other Think of the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel I think it is always interesting to see what others think of a product before buying. At the official Melissa & Doug site there are 44 reviews. Over all they are mostly positive – 4.5 stars out of 5 stars and 90% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

,€œLove, love, love, this easel. Multiple activities all in one. Perfect portable organized art center. Folded foot print with trays on is 14 inches with trays removed 6 inches. Trays continue to hold chalk/dry erase markers/paint cups with lids on even in the folded position.
Perks: Draw or paint for 2. Comes with paper holder. Clips hold paper in place. And bar to pin paper in place & tear it off too. Chalk board. Dry Erase Board. Trays on both sides permit 1 or 2 to paint without fights over My Red Paint Cup/Brush. Clips to hold paper in place while painting/coloring.
Cons/But would happen with any easel: Not for the child who is hard on toys. If they put too much pressure on the trays (paint holder/chalk holder), they will break off. The pro is that you can call and order a replacement tray.
We have had paint/creative play dates and initially our friends thought I was crazy until they saw how well it worked. We could actually talk for 10 minutes at a time instead of chasing our 2 year olds in different directions. Yes!!!!,€
,€œPurchased this easel last XMAS, and my 4.5 yr old STILL enjoys painting “masterpieces” on this easel. The bottled paint stays wet while stored, although once squeezed into a cup it will dry if not covered up after a day. But, one only needs less than an 1/8 cup of paint in their accessory cups with which to paint and it reduces paint waste. And, buy some extra paint, cups, and paper, too. The paint brush hairs could be of higher quality, but they work good enough. It was really easy to put together, too. It’s a good idea to cover your floors. You know Moms, our kiddos are going to drop as much paint on the floor as they will on the paper. LOL! Be prepared.,€
,€œOur son received this as a gift last year. We love it so much that we have purchased one for our nephew. Terrific quality!!!,€
,€œI bought this last year for my 5 year old for Christmas and she has used it almost every day since! She loves to paint and draw and this is the best product with the dry erase board and paint paper and then chalkboard on the other side…I admit the chalkboard doesn’t get much use plenty use of the dry erase board. I have bought another roll of paper and need a another set of paints. All in all this is a well built, durable product that will last for a very long time and best of all it was EASY TO ASSEMBLE!,€
,€œWe purchased this for our 2 year old. We selected this one because a friend highly recommended it. Being a stay at home mom I was looking for something to entertain my 2 year old. She loves it, I love it. The adjustable height is key. Also, the chalk board was very easy to prep. My friend thought it would take several go overs with the chalk but two times did the trick. Easy!,€

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel

Where to Purchase the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel

The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel can be purchased at melissaanddoug.com. Our experience with this art easel has been extremely positive and we highly recommend it.

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