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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel

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  • Sturdy wooden frame
  • Easy assembly
  • Encourages fine motor skills and creative expression.
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  • Stand-up easel for painting, coloring, lettering and more
  • Includes dry-erase board, chalkboard, locking paper-roll holder, child-safe paper cutter, 4 easy-clip grips and 2 large plastic trays, that can be removed for easy cleaning.
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

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Product Description

Inspire your young Picasso with the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Standing Easel. This easel will fuel your child's imaginative side and gives them the freedom to create with an extra-large chalkboard, dry-erase board, and easy-load paper roller. Your budding artist will be inspired by free-form expression and spend hours drawing, painting, sketching, and doodling. It is also an excellent educational item and children love playing school with the chalkboard side. This work station is ideal for kids ages four through 10 and has an adjustable height to accommodate the little ones as they grow.

With the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Easel, children can create art with paint, chalk, pens, crayons, markers, and more, all at one convenient station. And when art time is over, parents and caregivers will appreciate the two-sided easel's easy-to-clean design. Designed for kids ages three and up, this easel will provide hours of creative activity that is both educational and enjoyable.

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Deluxe Floor-Standing
Wooden Easel

Ages: 3 years and up

Requires: Adult assembly
What We Think

Fun factor: 5 starts
Durability: 4 starts
Ease of assembly: 4 starts
Educational factor: 5 starts
Novelty factor: 4 starts

The Good: Two-sided easel lets children create art with a variety of different media.

The Challenging: Art supplies and paper must be purchased separately.

In a Nutshell: Easy-to-clean 2-sided art easel offers ample space for creative expression.
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Kids can create art with paint, chalk, pens, crayons, markers, and more, all at one convenient station.
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The integrated butcher paper roll makes it easy to pull the paper through either side of the easel. (Paper sold separately.)
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Designed for Maximum Creativity
The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Easel features a bi-fold wood frame with two art stations, one on each side, which allows two children to work at one time. It's also designed to let children experiment with several different art media: on one side is a chalkboard, on the other is a dry erase board, and in between the two easel sides is a dowel for holding a butcher paper roll. (Paper must be purchased separately.)

Pull the paper through to either side of the easel for your child to paint or draw. Once the painting is complete, the paper can be torn neatly against the top of the frame and set aside to dry, and a new length of paper can be pulled down for the next art creation. The easel includes sturdy clips that can hold oversized individual art papers onto the easel's surfaces.

Art Made Easy
Early childhood education experts say that working on easels offers a variety of valuable learning opportunities for the preschool-aged child. Painting or drawing with large strokes encourages motor development while giving the child the opportunity to experiment with color, shapes, and the varied textures created by different art media.

Our preschool-aged toy tester enjoyed working on the easel, whether she was drawing with chalk or painting with poster paints. In fact, her creative output increased significantly with the easel. She especially enjoyed mixing paints to make different colors. Like many children her age, she likes standing while engaged in creative play, and the easel makes it much easier for her to draw and paint large pictures without having to reach awkwardly across a table surface or kneel on the floor.

Cleanup, Simplified
As everyone knows, art can be messy, so that's why parents and caregivers will appreciate the easel's easy-to-clean design. The trays and art boards are held in place with screws that have large plastic knobs for easy loosening and tightening. This allows the trays and board to be easily removed, and washed individually in the sink. (We strongly recommend using only washable paints with this toy.) The easel also folds flat for easy storage: just unscrew the crossbars and close the stand for easy storage against a wall or under a bed.

The easel also includes two plastic storage trays: one tray is a long trough, perfect for holding pens or chalk; the other has four spaces for paint cups and additional sections for paint brushes and other supplies.

Unfortunately, art supplies are not included with the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Easel. However, you can purchase the following accessories separately: the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Easel Companion Set, which is a collection of art supplies for the easel; and the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Easel Paper 3-Pack, which includes three large rolls of paper.

About Melissa & Doug
Started in the garage at Doug's parents' house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has grown to become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Their toys have garnered dozens of parenting and "best toy" awards over the years, and have been featured widely in national print media and on television.

One of the company's points of pride is that their toys are thoroughly tested for safety, and meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to assure that every toy meets the company's stringent safety requirements every step along the way. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to be sure they meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children's items.

Since day one, Melissa & Doug has been in compliance with every US consumer product safety regulation and will continue to stay compliant as the laws continue to evolve, assuring parents that their children can have a safe childhood while playing with Melissa & Doug toys.

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What's in the Box
Two-sided art easel, instructions, and all necessary hardware for assembly.


Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 26 x 47 inches ; 15 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Origin: China
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002JCS5JA
  • Item model number: 2001
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 3 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,129 customer reviews)
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863 of 885 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Fazioli on May 27, 2005
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This easel is a great buy! Very sturdy and high quality as most of mellisa and doug products. Colorful, kid friendly and easy to put together. Both the writing boards and the trays are adjustable for the height of your child. It folds up easy, but stands strong. This easel DOES have a place for a paper roll!! I did not think it did by the amazon description (I almost bought a more expensive one for the paper roll but decided to go with this and am so glad I did) ... the roll goes in the center between the boards and the paper comes up through the top and under a paper guide in front of the dry erase side. I can't image why you would spend more on another brand of easel, this one has everything I could think of wanting and is simple, solid wood, looks good and is super functional. This is the first review I have written, but wanted to pass on how happy I am with this product.
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444 of 465 people found the following review helpful By Jess Chasteen on August 3, 2006
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I bought this easel as part of the classroom I set up for my preschooler. I love the adjustable size, durability and ease of use. My only complaint was the chalkboard. Though I followed the priming instructions diligently, I found that even the good chalk scratched the board and did not write well. Melissa and Doug did reply immediately to my concern and were willing to do whatever necessary to correct the problem. On a whim, I decided to try some chalkboard paint instead. It now writes beautifully, and I love the black chalkboard, rather than the green it came as. It is perfect.
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95 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Dehaart on October 12, 2009
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I did some research before purchasing this easel for my son's 2nd Bday. I wanted something durable,fun and would be age appropriate for a 2 & 6yr old. Reading some of the other reviews of this easel I was a little sceptical, however it had all the items I was looking for. Plus it was one of the ONLY easels that adjusted to height. All I can say is I'm glad I ignored the negative comments and bought this. For those of you on the fence let me tell you we've had NO problems with the chalkboard. We did buy the Melissa and Doug easel pack, just so we would have everything ready to rock for his BDay surprise. You do need to buy "soft" chalk, crayola sidewalk chalk works great. The other issues some people had were with the dry erase board and tearing off the paper. We honestly haven't used the dry board yet. I'm not a big fan of the smell of the pens, however we have painted several pics and haven't had any problem tearing off and pulling the paper down.
Another concern I read about was the fact that the easel could be taken apart easily. That is true. The screws can come off with little hands, however we have found a way to prevent this. It's a new phrase: "no touching". It seems to work well in our house.
I would definately reccomend this product to anyone with a little Rembrandt on their hands! We LOVE it!
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197 of 226 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Lass on June 7, 2005
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This easel works very well and is easy to put together, but is also much better looking than others I have seen for a comparable price. We gave this to my daughter at 20 months (younger than the suggested age) and she loved it right away. However, even at the lowest setting she can't draw to the top, which frustrated her unless she stood on a step stool -- guess that's why it's better for age 3+.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Carol Morgan on July 5, 2010
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We got this easel as a present from my sister to our two year old daughter. It is the best gift we could have gotten. It is beautiful, and it's easy to assemble. Our daughter loves it, and the height (which is adjustable) is great for her on the lowest setting. I had read negative reviews on the chalk board, but we have no complaints on it. She really enjoys painting, and spends long chunks of uninterrupted time enjoying it. I really recommend this product!
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469 of 547 people found the following review helpful By poe on April 27, 2007
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This is a nice looking easel, and is definitely sturdy, and it is definitely sturdy. It is so sturdy that an adult will not be able to even make a line on it. I wrote Melissa and Doug to ask what to do about the fact that the chalk board cannot be written on. I received a reply stating that the chalk board needed to be sanded, or primed before your child uses it, so I took it into my shop and first applied the recommended primer to remove that high gloss waxy finish. Well that didn't work, so then I tried a light sanding. Still did not work. Being a little on the obsessive compulsive side, I decided to step up my effort and use a power sander. After all this effort my two year old daughter still can only make a couple of light lines, gets frustrated and quits. As an adult male, weighing 170 lbs I find that I need to use allot of elbow grease to make a few lines on the chalk board. Now my daughter tries to draw on the walls. Very disappointing experience. Go out and get yourselves a vintage easel. Back in the old days you were able to actually write on a chalk board. Not like this mass produced " Made in China " junk of today!!!
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Jason Lee on July 8, 2006
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I bought this item for my 3 year old daughter and had the same problem with the chalkboard (not working so well). I call the 800 number on the back of the box and the people in customer service sent me a new chalkboard. I was amazed at how helpful they were and the desire they had to make me happy. I will buy Melissa and Doug toys for years to come.
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