What is the Best Art Easel for A Toddler?
Lightweight - we quite often move our easel to different places so that my 2 year old can draw and I can keep an eye on him. Therefore, for me it was important that the art easel was lightweight and easy to fold and move from place to place. So, he will draw on the art easel in the kitchen when I'm cooking. We quite often move the easel outside to do painting as it's quite messy.
Clip - A clip to keep any drawings in place was also important. This is good when you are moving the art easel. It's also good to keep a toddler's work in place so they don't get frustrated when you use it.
Two sided drawing - I have 2 boys so it's good to have 2 sides where they can draw and paint so they can both do it at the same time.
Storage - Having storage trays keeps everything in reach and means I can set up drawing or painting as an activity really quickly.
Easy to Fold - I've briefly mentionned this earlier but an easel that's easy to fold means it's easy to put away and store.
Facilitates drawing, painting and chalking - it was important to me to get a board which chalk can be used on so my kids got a different experience of just drawing on paper. This may or may not be important to you.
Magnetic board - some easels offer a magnetic board which is great to use magnetic letters on when they are learning their letters, spelling and reading.
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My Top Pick of Art Easel for A Toddler
I like the step 2 art easel
It offers many of the features I've mentionned when looking for an art easel.
Its lightweight so easy to move.
It can be folded for compact storage
It has a paper clip to keep drawings in place.
The easel is double sided.
It features a magnetized dry-erase board on one side and chalkboard on the other
It also comes with foam numbers and letters to use on the magnetized board. However, if you have a toddler I would use these under supervision so that he doesn't put them in his or her mouth. Or just take them away until they are older.
There's also two removable, easy-clean deep storage trays are easy to clean