In StockUsually ships the next business day.Item # 1102Recommended age: 2 and up
Our Price: $89.99
Natural hard maple helps us create an amazingly durable child's easel, right here in our Minnesota woodshop! The top mounted paper holder included with this easel positions a roll of art paper above the art surfaces, where it is very accessible. This feature allows paper to stay in place even when the easel is folded for storage. A center storage platform holds the easel securely open during use (a solid A-frame is tough for even the most "creative" children to push over) while pivoting it up and out of the way allows an adult to fold the easel after simply removing one paint tray. The large 24" x 24" art surfaces are available in White Markerboard, Green Chalkboard or Washable Magnet Board. 47-1/2" high; 20 lbs. Paper rolls are sold separately; adding a paper roll with a hanger allows two rolls of paper to be used at the same time. Adult Assembly Required.
Winner of: Creative Child's Best Creative Toy Award and Dr. Toy's Best Classic Toy Award
Included in: Dr. Toy's Smart Toys List
1) What is the difference between the ultimate and deluxe easel? The difference is that the ultimate starts at a shorter height (42") and has the option to add extension legs making the easel adjustable in height (with 4 different heights to choose from, up to 54") and the deluxe easel has one height (48").
2) Can the Magnet Board also be used as an art surface? The magnet board is designed primarily for use with magnets. It is also washable and can be used with "high quality" dry-erase markers like the Dixon markers we sell (we recommend attention to cleaning regularly and diligently, as it is not as reliable of a markerboard as our standard dry-erase markerboard surface). The magnet board is also double-sided (thus can be flipped over).
3) Some pros/cons of the two tray options (red vs. wood): The red tray has a sharp look, can be cleaned/washed out with water, and is an inch taller than the wood tray. The wood tray has an all-natural look and is sturdier (it would take a hammer to break it as opposed to the more "flexible" plastic). You would not want to get the wood tray wet, so drawings on the trays need to be sanded off or simply enjoyed! Most people like the character and patina of a wood tray over time, almost making the easel itself a piece of art.