13 kids’ easels for infinite creative play

Best kids easels for creative play | Mum's Grapevine

From elaborate finger paintings to fridge-worthy squiggles, creative little learners love to express themselves through their artwork. That’s why a kids’ easel can quickly become one of the most-used pieces of play equipment in the house.

Whether you go for a classic style or perhaps a table-top model, a kids’ easel offers tiny artists a dedicated zone to lose themselves in their creativity, show off masterpieces and even practice writing letters and numbers.

Best art easels for creative kids | Mum's Grapevine

13 kids’ easels for years of doodling

To help you find the perfect workspace for your little Picasso, we’ve curated a list of our favourite 13 stand-out kids’ easels. In no particular order, here they are:

1. Mocka

Mocka Kids' Activity Stand

Mocka Kids’ Activity Stand ($129.95)

A complete creative station, this unit functions as an easel with a reusable whiteboard, a desk, a bookshelf and a storage unit. In black and white, it’s going to fit right into any modern home – and it even comes with a matching stool. We love!


2. Delta Children

Delta Children Double-Sided Kids' Easel

Delta Children MySize Double Sided Activity Easel ($163.49)

In a choice of pink and white or contemporary grey, this easel is all about storage. Each folding easel comes with two roomy fabric tubs and can be used as a chalkboard, magnetic whiteboard or paper board – and with this one, a paper roll is included.


3. Plum

Plum Play Create and Paint Kids Easel

Plum Discovery Create & Paint Easel ($449.95)

This breathtaking wooden easel is designed especially for outdoor play – because what better place to channel the inner artist than surrounded by nature? There are five storage pots, a roomy plant box and a bamboo wind chime for dreamy sounds.


4. Arkmiddo

Arkmiddo Kids' Easel

Arkmiido Kids’ Double-Sided Easel ($72.99)

In a natural hue, this is a traditional kids’ easel that will look fab in any home. It has a chalkboard on one side and a whiteboard on the other, and we’re particularly loving the roomy storage tray with coloured paint pots for organised creative play.


5. HipKids

HipKids Kasper Kids' Easel

HipKids Kasper 2-in-1 Bookcase Easel ($199.95)

With a dual-sided design, this clever unit functions as a chalkboard easel, a storage unit and bookshelf! If you’re gifting this one, you have the option of personalising it with up to nine characters.


6. Crayola

Crayola Deluxe Art Easel for Kids

Crayola Adjustable Wooden Art Easel ($78)

This kids’ art station is huge on convenience and seriously cute. With adjustable height, it’s a winner for families with children of different ages. It also comes with a paper holder and paper roll, three paint pots and an extra-spacious storage tray.


7. QToys

QToys 4 in 1 art easel

QToys 4-in-1 Table Easel ($89.95)

If pipsqueaks prefer to sit when creativity calls this easel is designed especially for table-top use. The dual-sided board can be used as a blackboard, whiteboard, magnetic and perspex board, and tools can be stowed in the base tray.

 


8. Lifespan Kids

Lifespan Kids Creativ Drawing Board ($289)

If you’re after an easel big enough for all of your minis to enjoy at the one time, it’s this. With a timber frame and Perspex screen fit for water-based markers and paint, it will last a lifetime and help to reduce your paper usage when it comes to the kids’ creations.


9. Melissa & Doug

Melissa and Doug Tabletop Easel

Melissa & Doug Tabletop Easel ($92.95)

Portable and compact, it’s the perfect easel for wee ones who like to take their art with them wherever they roam. It features a magnetic whiteboard, chalkboard and supply tray, and it comes with all the tools kids need to get started.


10. Little Partners

Little Partners Contempo Easel

Little Partners Contempo Kids’ Easel ($190)

With short legs and an oversized workboard, this is a great easel for younger artists. It has a chalkboard on one side and a whiteboard on the other, with a magnetic strip for holding paper in place. Use the ledge to store supplies and adjust the height as artists grow.


11. KidKraft

KidKraft Deluxe Wooden Kids Easels

KidKraft Deluxe Wood Easel ($109.40)

With shelving, an elevated paper roll holder, loads of storage and a double-sided artboard, this is an easel that ticks all the boxes. In two colour options, it’s made of wood to see your minis right through the kiddie years.


12. Hape

Hape All-in-One Kids' Easel

Hape All-in-One Easel ($69.99)

With red, blue and green trims, this is a kids’ easel that positively pops! It includes a whiteboard and chalkboard, storage pots for paint or tools, and a very handy shelf that runs the full width of the open easel. Height adjustable, this is one that grows with the kids.


13. IKEA

IEKA MALA Kids' Easel

IKEA MALA Easel ($25)

This classic pine number is built tough to withstand years of kiddie creativity. It’s available in a choice of red or natural and includes a storage tray and paper holder. Check out the rest of the MALA series for lots of easel add-ons.


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