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Rose Art Smart Easel

Rose Art Smart Easel

Spring 2008 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: MEGA Brands, Inc.
Price: $39.99
Review:
Every child should have an easel. Normal drawing paper is limited in scope, and it is stimulating to a child's creativity to have a larger, more prominent work surface. The framework is very stable, with four rubber feet to avoid skidding and toppling. There is a large canvas storage bin under the work surface, a tray to hold in-use art supplies (complete with cupholder for water for rinsing brushes), and storage pockets on the side for crayons, markers, and other commonly used supplies. Children loved using the paper over the easel to create large designs, and they had fun trying out the dry-erase surface as well. Finally, this easel collapses down in a few steps (complicated the first time but fairly quick once you know the procedure) and can be carried (to art class or even just Grandma's house) or stored away in the included canvas bag.
Emily Crawford   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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