For every imaginative and creative kid, a standing easel is the perfect gift to allow them to express their creative over and over again, and hang onto their masterpieces. We’ll be taking a closer look in our Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel Review.
First off, if you are not already familiar with the Melissa & Doug name, you’ll be reassured to know that this is a brand that has firmly established themselves as a household brand and market leader in quality toys for kids. And if there is one thing that makes a good toy, it is one that can capture and hold a child’s imagination.
This product not only captures kids’ imagination, but it also brings out their creativity too, encouraging your young Picasso to create their very own masterpiece.
It is little wonder then that despite the fact that this easel is by no means a new toy this year, it nevertheless remains one of the hottest toys for Christmas. So what does this art inspiring toy have to offer?
You get a wooden easel with 2 sides, 1 side is for use as a dry erase board or for hanging a paper roll (available to buy separately), and the other side is a chalkboard, allowing your kid to choose whether they feel like being in an art class or more like a classroom teacher.
- Easel folds up for easy storage, keeping your space free and the area tidy for period where the toy will not be used.
- You can easily store all the art supplies thanks to the sturdy tray that is available on both sides.
- The standing easel grows with your kid, being height adjustable for kids from the age of 3 and up.
- It includes a locking paper roll holder to securely hold any roll of paper in place.
- You also get child-safe paper cutter plus four clips
What’s Inside The Box?
The package consists of a deluxe 2 sided easel, plus you get the components that you need to put it together.
You also get a user friendly set of instructions. There is also a child safe paper cutter and some clips.
The main thing that you do not get, but would probably like to consider purchasing at the same time are some art supplies so your child can use their easel. You can buy these at the time of purchase.
You may also like to enable your child to be able to keep their creations by purchasing a roll of paper, which will save them having to wipe away their creations from the dry erase board that they would otherwise have to use.
What Else Is Good?
It certainly is a great toy, as overwhelmingly agreed by the combined reviews and ratings online for this standing easel. The ratings and the large number of customers involved in creating a wealth of positive reviews is strong and very solid proof that this is a high quality and high value gift for kids.
There are also toys that have a short lifespan, and toys that have a long life span. This is a toy with a long life span, being that art is not limited to age, and the fact that the easel is height adjustable so that it can grow over the years with your child from 3+ years of age. So long as they are feeling creative, this is a toy that will be one of the best gifts you could buy.
If you have twins, or a slightly older or younger pre-teen kid in addition to the one you are intending to purchase this easel for, then another massive advantage lies in the easel being two sided. As it has two sides, both kids can use it simultaneously to each work on their own side, or as there is ample room, they may choose to work together on the same side, helping you keep two kids out of trouble for the price of one!
The fact that this easel can easily be folded away is also a significant advantage. During periods where your child may be preoccupied with other toys or activities the easel is effortlessly folded and in a closet or under the bed. It’s also fairly lightweight so that your kids can easily position it elsewhere in the room if they so desire.
For a high quality toy that is designed to last kids for a long time, the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel is one of the hottest toys for Christmas. Being easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store out of sight when not in use, this is an investment, not a toy that your child will quickly outgrow or destroy.
Your little Picasso will have many hours of fun exercising his or her creativity and developing their artistic flair and eye to hand coordination with this smart buy from the Melissa and Doug company.
Video Of The Toy In Action
See the easel being constructed and used by a mother and daughter.