The Best Kids Easel

by Remo on May 4, 2011

Looking for the best kids easel?  Perhaps you’re like us and had setup a dedicated area for art projects.  And perhaps like us, you have a problem with junk collecting on the table.  It’s great for projects, but it quickly fills and makes it hard to do any sort of play until it’s cleared off again.

The solution?  Get those kids an easel!  We went through a couple of different easels before finding the Melissa & Doug easel.  Our first one was fairly fancy, allowing it to flip from being an easel to a table, with a white board on one side and a chalk board on the other, but no space for keeping paper.  Turns out, white boards and chalk boards are nice ideas, but the kids just aren’t that interested.  They now sit in the attic more or less unused.  The kids want to draw with markers, they want to finger paint, and they like to see their pictures hanging up on a wall or fridge, not erased in order to start another one.

The Melissa And Doug kids easel is great.  It has a chalk board on one side, a dry erase board, and a paper roll holder  so kids can draw a picture, tear it off, and pull down a new sheet of paper to continue creating.

NOTE:  The picture is a little misleading.  The easel does NOT come with the pictured paint cans.  You have to buy those separately as an add on kit.  If you’re giving this as a gift, buy the accessory kit and an extra roll of paper or two to make the best kids easel gift set.

Click here for more details on the Melissa and Doug Easel, including where to buy with free shipping.

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1 ToysintheMail.com February 25, 2010 at 10:15 am

Not sure why you are linking all of your links to the A to Z Goliath, but it appears this review is more interested in earning referral commissions than objectively reviewing the Melissa and Doug Easel.

2 Remo February 25, 2010 at 11:43 am

Actually our reviews are intended to describe the features and our own experience with the product. Then we point users to the most cost effective place to purchase that item online.

While your site ToysintheMail.com does carry the Melissa and Doug Easel, it is $12 more than at Amazon ($59 vs $47.50). Amazon also offers free shipping, while your site costs upwards of $20 for shipping this item regular ground.

I’m all for frequenting local toy store and businesses whenever possible, even when it costs a few dollars more. I’m sure you are nice people, but when it comes to ordering online, final price is king. We can’t recommend ordering from your site where your total price is close to TWICE that of Amazon for this item. To me that appears you are more interested in price gouging than providing customers the best value.

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