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We got the KidKraft Artist Easel for Christmas for my oldest son. Let me tell you what. He loves it. He’s constantly drawing something on there and creating fun things.
It was beyond easy to put together. It came with everything I needed, so I didn’t have to dig around for tools. Actually, it was easy enough to put together silently Christmas Eve, at midnight, waiting for Santa to come down. Woop Woop! So we got it all put together, grabbed some chalk, and wrote a note to Aaron on the chalkboard side.
I like the entire layout of this thing. Seriously. Its really sturdy, made of solid wood, not plastic, and has bins for chalk, paint, and markers/crayons. Basically anything my little Picasso could want. There is a roll on the top for paper, and there are bars going across both the top and bottom of both sides that make it easy to keep the paper held firm so you can draw or color on it, and to tear off the drawing when its done. Thing 1 draws on this thing all the time and we are still on the same roll of paper that he got at Christmas, though admittedly, we use the dry erase board and chalkboard portion quite often.
Wanna know the best part of the whole thing? IT FOLDS FLAT! Kid you not this sucker folds flat enough to put at the foot of his bed. HOLLA atcha girl, this thing is amazing when it folds flat. We have lots of toys. LOTS of toys. So not a whole lot of room to store giant massive things. BUT IT STORES LIKE A FREAKING DREAM!
It is a bit pricier than some of the other easels on the market, but honestly, its worth the price. This thing is sturdy. I have a 1 year old and I know for a fact that it will be here when he gets old enough to play with it. I highly recommend it if you are in the market for an art easel for your kids. Especially if you have more than one.
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