Last week, I had a few errands to do and my dad came over to watch the girls. I also asked him to put together the new School Specialty Bird-in-Hand Easel that had just arrived in the mail.
When I came home, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the girls had turned the dining room into a painting studio. At first, I was like, “No!, I didn’t get a picture of the items before use!” But then, watching my 4, 8 and 11 year old working together using the paint to try out a variety of painting techniques learned in school. It is always fun to try out the styles of Jackson Pollack or Pointillism like Seurat.
There comes a time when you just need to give them the tools and watch them explore. They found our painting cups and used the new material from School Specialty to work together as a team.
No one was arguing. They were listening to each other and were so excited to try out the Crayola Neon Colors.
When it was time to clean up, my oldest said that she had another great idea for the easel. She said that we should bring it to the living room, put it on a snack tray and use it to play Pictionary. Kids are so creative. My youngest said that she was going to bring it into her room to use to teach her stuffed animals. I am so glad that they can think outside the box and come up with lots of uses for it.
After watching my girls work together with the easel, I highly recommend this as an idea for holiday gifting. Having a tabletop easel as opposed to a free-standing one made it easy for my older girls to interact with it since it was not too low.
The following are the items that they are using to create their painting masterpieces:
All-birch panels with 20 in Square dryerase
markerboard accommodates paper up to 12 in
W x 18 in H. Features no-slide rubber bumper feet
and easel trays that hold 4 paint pots with lids.
Includes 4 easel clips. Easy assembly; hardware and
instructions included. Measures 21-1/4 in W x 23 in D
x 22-5/8 in H. Weight 14 lbs.
Crayola Washable Kid’s Neon Paint is a
non-toxic water-based paint that is great for arts,
crafts and school projects. Paint adds a vibrant,
iridescent look to your creative masterpieces and
comes in bottle of 2 oz capacity. Assorted color
paint in blue, red, purple, magenta, yellow, pink,
green, orange, white and black is sold as 10 per set
School Smart Stubby Paint Brush Pack
contains 10 brushes in assorted colors. Brush set
includes ten brushes and measures 7-1/2 in. NonToxic
brushes have smooth ferrules for long life and
features plastic handles.
Roselle Plain Sheet Easel Pad contain
50 plain white sheets of size 17 in x 20 in. Size of the
pad makes it suitable for most standard classroom
easels. Pencil, ink, crayon, marker, charcoal and
pastels can be used on it. Sold as 2 per pack.
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What would your inspiring artists create if they had a table -top easel?