The 10 Best Children's Easels

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Artistic creativity is such an important part of a child's development, and kids love to express themselves, whether or not they have the talent to become the next Picasso or Mary Cassatt. Our selections offer a range of easels to encourage them, from large models good for playrooms to travel-sized workstations, some with multiple surfaces and plentiful supplies and accessories. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best children's easel on Amazon.

10. Elk & Bear for Toddlers

9. Das Kid Tabletop

8. Arkmiido Kids

7. Faber-Castell Portable Art Kit

6. Crayola Qwik Flip

5. Hape All-in-One

4. Step 2 For Two

3. Kid Kraft Wood

2. Alex Toys Artist Studio

1. Melissa & Doug Deluxe

Editor's Notes

October 30, 2019:

When evaluating the best kid's easels, the wood options are popular as they have a more traditional look and won't seem too babyish as your child grows. Models like the Melissa & Doug Deluxe and the Kid Kraft Wood are built to last and parents won't mind leaving them out in a family room or kitchen.

We also considered plastic models geared towards more rambunctious toddlers because they are harder to break and easier to wipe clean if they go nuts with paint. The Step 2 For Two has a sturdy, wide base, but can also be folded and stored in a closet.

We replaced the bare bones Ikea MALA with the Arkmiido Kids because it includes plenty of engaging accessories to spark your child's imagination, plus the handy deep storage pouches underneath to keep all those supplies corralled.


Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on November 08, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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