The Best Art Easels for children

Date: 2019.08.21

The best art easels for kids do not always have to be large pieces of furniture and take up a lot of space. Art easels are not just a playroom decoration. There are so many reasons why kids benefit from being creative, using their imagination and drawing on easels with crayons, markers, pencils and paint.

While many families choose to turn a whole wall into an easel in the playroom, there are also great tabletop and lap easels that can be folded making them a great travel toy. 

Easels do not just give kids a special place to draw, but writing, drawing and coloring on an easel can help children develop a good grasp on their crayon, which they will need to for handwriting when they are in school. This is because an easel offers children a vertical surface to write on. See there is a reason why kids like to try and write on the wall! When children write on a tall, straight surface it naturally encourages the fingers to come together when their wrist is extended back. This simple idea helps children develop strength in their arms, and a more controlled pencil grip they will use when writing on paper with a pencil in grade school.

Because playing on easels usually means kids have access to a lot of small crayons and markers, many easels have built-in storage for supplies. While creativity is important, markers, paint and other art tools can quickly take over the playroom. Not to mention sensory activities like painting often leave a huge mess! Having a dedicated space to store these materials may help teach children how to clean up their work when they are finished. 

Besides, having an easel gives children a dedicated place to paint or draw, so they do not decide to paint murals and pictures on a real wall, without permission! 

Here are the best art easels for children of all ages. Many of these easels also arrive with a lot of new supplies included I'm the original price, so kids can begin drawing, painting and coloring, immediately.