What It Is
There is a lot of space for kids to get creative with the Great Creations Art Center. This junior art desk features 360-degree play with an oversized white board and chalkboard. The molded-in bench seat and spacious desk allow kids to sit down while making their creations. The desk also features multiple large storage areas for corralling crayons, coloring books, finger paints, markers, and more. The two art cups can even hold wet paintbrushes. (Art supplies are sold separately.) And there are two paper clips, one to display a child's finished artwork and one on the whiteboard to hold a piece of paper steady as kids draw and paint on it.
Is It Fun?
This giant art easel will make a wonderful addition to a child's playroom. There's enough space for multiple kids to create together, making this a nice playdate or preschool classroom activity. While kids will have fun with all the different artsy areas, from the desk, to the whiteboard and chalkboard, parents will be pleased at all the storage options built into this art center. There's space for storing just about everything in your arts and crafts toolkit, and everything can have its own place so that it's all easy to find.
Who It’s For
The Great Creations Art Center is for ages 3 and up. It's a nice way to strengthen creativity and motor skills in little kids who like to color, paint, draw, and create. And there is a lot of space for kids to do just that, which will be a lot of fun for creative kids. Plus, parents will like all the built-in storage.
What To Be Aware Of
Adult assembly is required, and it took us 45 minutes to do. This was not a very easy playset to assemble due to the fact that none of the pieces had pre-drilled holes. So, instead of being able to use a screwdriver as the instructions indicated, we had to use an electric drill. We also found that reversing some of the steps (in the case of steps 9, 10, and 11) made it much easier to assemble those parts. If you're giving this as a birthday or Christmas present, you'll probably want to assemble it before you give it just so the child can play with it right away instead of waiting for you to put it together.
Art supplies are sold separately.
The Great Creations Art Center is available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.