Kids love to draw. And kids love to paint. And they usually aren’t too fussy about the surface they work on. But parents can be. Which is why an art easel for kids are a great solution for budding artists and creative types.
The ability to stand and have one’s canvas (or paper!) at eye level – and all of one’s necessary supplies close at hand – can be a real boon to creativity and productivity. Plus, working with easels is just plain fun!
Art Easels: As Ancient as Art Itself
Although it may be tempting to think that the easel is a fairly recent innovation in the timeline of human history, it appears that these upright contraptions have been in use in one form or another since King Tut learned to “dance like an Egyptian.”
According to no less of an authority than the Oxford Reference,
“The oldest representation of an easel is on an Egyptian relief of the Old Kingdom (c. 2700–c. 2150 BC). Renaissance illustrations of the artist at work show all kinds of contrivances, the commonest being the three-legged easel of a type still used today, with pegs to support the picture.”
Which means that even 5,000 years or more, serious artists in some cultures were propping up their work on easels not much different than our modern ones. And it’s just as likely that not a few promising youngsters had their own easels to help encourage their artistic endeavors.
And not a few famous artists rendered self-portraits showing themselves at work with easels including Vincent Van Gogh, Norman Rockwell, and Sofonisba Anguissola, the first woman to enjoy professional success as a painter in the Renaissance.
Oh, The Things You Can Draw (and Paint, and Color, and…)
One of the great things about little ones and art is that they haven’t been fully indoctrinated in the mindset that art is “art” and crafts are “crafts” and drawing on anything besides paper or canvas is a questionable choice.
Which is why sidewalk chalk, magnetic toys, felt boards, and fingerpainting are all parts of the fun and joyous artistic media used by kids everywhere.
Deluxe Magnetic Art Easel
Help your child stand tall as he or she creates artwork. Spark artistic expression in your budding artist with this generously sized, deluxe wooden easel that features both a magnetic chalkboard and a dry-erase board
The detachable plastic trays provide convenient access to a wide range of art supplies (not included), making creative materials easily accessible to children. Additionally, it comes with 39 letter and number magnets, perfect for extended play! Please be aware that this easel can accommodate either an 18-inch wide or a 12-inch wide paper roll (paper rolls not included).
Melissa and Doug Magnetic Table Top Easel
Unleash boundless creativity with this versatile double-sided tabletop easel. It boasts a magnetic dry-erase board on one side and a chalkboard on the reverse. Inclusive of a paper-roll holder equipped with a paper guide and tear-bar, it caters to 12-inch paper rolls, offering diverse avenues for artistic expression.
The deluxe set includes a dry-erase marker and a felt eraser, five vibrant chalk sticks, a 50-foot-long paper roll, 36 letter and number magnets, and a handy art supply tray. Crafted from sturdy wood, this easel conveniently folds flat for storage.
Melissa and Doug Magnetic Chalk & Dry-Erase Board
One side of this versatile, classic toy is a dry-erase board, while the other is a magnetic chalkboard. Regardless of whether your little artist wants to draw or play, this portable drawing board has the tools to allow it!
The handy drawing board also comes with three sticks of colored chalk, a dry-erase marker, plus 36 magnetic letters and numbers. Designed for use by children ages 3 and up, this double-sided art board has wooden frame with carry handle.
Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk
Childhood isn’t complete without long afternoons decorating the sidewalk with colored chalk! This collection of large, easy-for-kid-hands chalk comes complete with a colorful, plastic storage bin so that chalk can be kept safe and dry.
Recommended for ages 5 years and up, this set includes twenty pieces of 4-inch chalk in an assortment of colors. The chalk is suitable for indoor or outdoor play and is washable and easy to remove.
Here are some additional creative items that can help your child’s creativity flow:
Creative Solutions from Fundemonium: An Art Easel That Makes Art Easy!
When it comes to art supplies, equipment, and tools for youngsters, nothing beats and easel for kids. Toss in a variety of paints, crayons, markers, and even sidewalk chalk, and you’ve got the preferred media covered.
Of course, felt boards and magnetic toys can easily find a place on a versatile easels, as well. And a trip to Fundemonium is just the thing for finding all the right stuff for your artistic kiddos!
Like we always say, Fundemonium is much more than just a local toy and hobby store in Rohnert Park – it’s a fun family experience, where families can meet and explore all the fun toys, games, arts, crafts, and hobby items they enjoy.
Fundemonium is also a safe and friendly place where adults and children of all ages can enjoy a variety of creative fun. And we have a great selection of theme party options to choose from – including an Arts and Crafts party. Also, we offer a huge inventory of games, toys, and hobby products for the entire family.
And you can be sure that our friendly and knowledgeable staff are serious about helping you have fun.
We always do our best to quickly respond to website inquiries about themed parties (and more!) or you can also find answers to your questions by calling us at (707) 540-0701.
Just give us a call during our business hours if you’d like to speak with one of our Fundemoniacs.
Thanks for checking in here, and we look forward to seeing you in our store!
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