What It Is
The Jumbo Art Easel from Step2 is a double-sided easel with a dry erase white board and a chalkboard. The two vertical drawing surfaces measure 18x32-inches each, giving kids plenty of room to get creative. It's large enough for multiple children to play and draw at one time. The easel also comes with eight removable storage bins in three different sizes, and a large plastic pocket to store art supplies. Two large art clips are great for holding paper for drawing, writing, or painting, or to display finished artwork.
Is It Fun?
The Jumbo Art Easel is an excellent gift for artsy kids and preschoolers who like to doodle. With two sides of varying surfaces, they can choose to do either chalk or marker drawings. The easel's vertical surfaces will also encourage the development of proper writing skills and creativity too. You'll have to buy your own art supplies, but make it fun by taking your child along to pick their favorite colors. There's also clips that they can use to hang their favorite drawings up. Another idea is to grab large paper, clip it onto the easel, and get kids to draw or paint on paper. Once it dries, frame it and proudly display it in the living room. When they're finally done, the storage bins are great for easy cleanup.
Who It’s For
Recommended for kids ages 3-8, this is a sturdy, well-made easel that would work well for a family with multiple children, and a lot of space.
The easel is a really great piece for a playroom or kindergarten class. Children, parents, and teachers will love the range of drawing activities that can come from this easel as well as the included storage bins that make cleanup a breeze.
What To Be Aware Of
Adult assembly is required, and although the directions say to use a regular screwdriver, we found that a power drill was necessary for the screws. The huge two sided easel comes with eight removable storage bins in three different sizes and a large plastic pocket to store art supplies. Also included are two large art clips that can hold paper for drawing, writing, or painting, or to display finished artwork. Art supplies are not included.