The Melissa and Doug brand name has become synonymous with quality in the eyes of many parents, so it’s no surprise that the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel has been such a top seller in the world of toys for so long. Keep reading to find out more about this toy, and whether it’s worth your investment.
* 2 sided wooden easel – 1 side paper roll (not included)/ dry erase board, the other a chalkboard,
* Folds up for easy storage,
* Comes with a sturdy tray on both sides to store art supplies (not included),
* Adjustable height for kids aged 3 and above,
* Locking paper roll holder keeps the paper in place,
* Includes 4 clips and a child-safe paper cutter.
What Do You get In The Box?
When you buy this standing easel you’ll get the two-sided foldable easel, all hardware to put it together, and instructions. You’ll also get the clips and paper cutter, but it doesn’t come with the roll of paper or any art supplies. Melissa and Dog sell an art supplies kit separately if you need it.
Although on first glance this standing easel may seem more expensive than the alternatives, most parents consider it excellent value given its quality. The fact that it can also grow with your child, as you adjust the height of the easel, makes it last as long as possible.
Kids under the age of three may find it difficult to reach the top of the easel, so it’s recommended for ages three and above. Thanks to the fact that it’s two-sided, two kids can easily draw on the easel at the same time. In fact, it’s a good-sized easel that makes it easy for both kids to work together on the same side if they want to.
Although you may be wary of buying such a big easel for your child, the main advantage of this particular one is that it’s easily folded up and put away (under a bed, in a closet etc.) if you need to. It’s light enough that the kids can even move it around themselves if they want to.
In short, this easel is an excellent high quality choice for your children, and well worth the money given how long it should last them. It’s easy for children to use, and easy to clean up afterwards. All in all an excellent product that’ll encourage creativity and skill development in your child.