5 Best Kids Easels In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best kids easels currently available. See my top picks for children’s bedroom furniture.

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If you are looking for a good easel for your child, you may wonder which one to go for as there are so many different options on the market, from portable to height adjustable or double sided to table top ones.

How We Selected

We’ve picked the best art easels for children and toddlers, which have excellent customer feedback and have already been tried and tested by little fingers.

To save you the time, I’ve searched the web looking at lots of kids art easels to find the best.

All of my recommendations have plenty of 4-5/5 star reviews, so you can be sure that you are getting something which has been tried and tested.

From wooden foldaway to table top easels, there are plenty of options which kids will love.

For more creative play see our guides to the best slime kits, tie dye kits and wooden play kitchens.

Find out the ways that art and crafts help children learn over on the BBC website.

So here is my list of the the best kids easels.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Art Easel

Wooden freestanding double sided kids art easel.

  • This easel has a dry-erase board one side and a chalkboard on the other. It includes a locking paper-roll holder, a child-safe paper cutter, four easy-clip grips and two large plastic trays that can be removed.
  • It folds flat for easy storage and is height adjustable allowing kids of different ages to use it.
  • Pros: Height adjustable, folds flat, handy plastic trays for holding art materials.
  • Cons: Pricey.
  • For kids ages 3 to 6 years.
  • Consumer Score: Popular art easel – 74% of buyers gave it 5 stars.
  • Alternative retailers Hello Baby Direct.

Wooden Double Sided Black and White Board Easel with Clock

Wooden double sided easel with clock.

  • Two-sided kids wooden easel.
  • Has a blackboard side for use with chalk and a magnetic whiteboard for dry erase markers or magnetic letters.
  • Features include a shelf underneath for storage, a play clock and painted numbers and letters around the edges to help kids with learning.
  • Set includes 104 pieces of magnetic letters, numbers and symbols, coloured chalk and crayons plus a cloth for erasing.
  • Pros: Large underneath shelf for storing art supplies, clock for learning to read the time, lots of accessories included.
  • Cons: Some buyers mention it is quite small.
  • Consumer Score: Parents like this art easel – 69% of buyers gave it 5 stars.

Toys of Wood Oxford Wooden Easel

Foldable double sided table top wooden easel for kids.

  • Magnetic art easel which is foldable and double sided.
  • Magnetic blackboard and whiteboard.
  • Comes with erasable marker and eraser, 25 magnetic wooden shapes, 10 cards with 20 patterns, magnetic alphabet letters and numbers, paper roll and beautiful storage bag.
  • Can be used on adjustable easel stand or flat on the floor or table top.
  • Pros: Made of sustainable wood, handy table top size.
  • Cons: Quite pricey.
  • Suitable for 3 years +. 
  • Consumer Score: Well reviewed art easel – 73% of buyers gave it 5 stars.

Amosting Art Easel for Toddlers 

Toddlers plastic art easel with magnetic whiteboard, chalkboard and accessories.

  • Dry erase board on one side with chalk board on the opposite.
  • Both sides are magnetic.
  • Large tray under the plastic easel to keep art supplies within reach for kids.
  • Comes with magnet stickers, markers, chalks, chalk holder and eraser.
  • Pros: Large tray to keep art supplies in, folds flat, magnetic dry-erase board.
  • Cons: Plastic, bulkier than some.
  • Suitable for ages 3+.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews on this art easel – 77% of buyers gave it 5 stars.

MÅLA Easel (Ikea)

MÅLA Easel (Ikea)

Double sided wooden art easel in wooden, pink or blue finish.

  • The easel has a whiteboard on one side and a blackboard on the other.
  • Can be folded and put away when not in use.
  • Recommended for ages from 3 years.
  • Excellent value for money.
  • Pros: Cheap, folds flat and is easy to move.
  • Cons: Not much space for holding art materials.
  • Available to buy from Ikea.

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What To Consider When Buying A Kids Easel

Is It Portable?

Portable easels usually come with a handle to make it easy to carry from place to place. They are usually compact and can be folded flat. Great for travel or if you have limited space at home.

Tabletop easels are a great choice for space saving.

Is It Height Adjustable?

Some art easels are height adjustable. If you are buying an easel which you would like to be able to use for a few years then it is worth checking to see if it can be made taller as your child grows.

Is It Multipurpose?

A lot of kids easels are double-sided and have different boards such as chalkboard, whiteboard, magnetic board etc. Check to see which boards they have. If you are looking for an easel for painting you may want to consider one with a paper roll and paint cups. Some easels also come with plenty of accessories.

FAQ’s Kids Easels

What are the benefits of using an easel?

It is a fantastic art tool for improving kids skills. Painting on vertical surfaces is a good way to engage with kids so that they can see their work in progress.

What age can a child use an easel?

From around the age of two and a half as this is when they will begin to hold a crayon or pencil.

Are table easels good?

Yes they are great as kids can sit up to the table and still have the benefits of a vertical easel, plus you can usually fold them flat and store away when not in use.

Final Thoughts

My top pick is the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Art Easel

It is double sided with a chalk board and white board, folds away for easy storage and is height adjustable allowing kids of different ages to use it.

Buyers love this kids easel with 74% giving it 5/5 stars.

I hope this list of the best kids easels was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

Last Updated: January 2022

  • Added ‘Top picks.’
  • Added link to BBC website and internal guides.
  • Added Pros/Cons on all products.
  • Added FAQ’s.
  • Added Alternative Retailers.
  • Added Final Thought.
  • ‘Out of stock’ moved to bottom of page.

Crayola Qwikflip 2 Sided Easel (Out of stock)

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Toddlers plastic art easel with magnetic dry-erase board and chalkboard, plus accessories.

  • 2-sided kids easel with a magnetic dry-erase board on one side and a traditional chalkboard on the opposite side
  • A storage tray fits beneath the board and comes with areas to store art supplies, including paint cups.
  • Folds easily away for storage.
  • Comes with 77 magnetic letters & numbers, 1 storage tray, a Crayola eraser, 2 paint cups, 2 brushes, and a 12 paper roll holder.
  • Pros:
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  • Suitable for ages 3+. 
  • Parents love this art easel – No products found..

B. Toys Table Top Easel (Out of stock)

Two-sided folding tabletop easel with accessories.

  • Dry erase whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the other.
  • Includes: 4 non-toxic washable markers, white chalk, and an eraser.
  • It doubles up as a handy storage case that holds art supplies for toddlers.
  • It’s portable with a convenient carry handle so you can take it anywhere.
  • Pros:
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  • Recommended from age 2 years +.
  • Parents love this portable art easel – 75% of buyers gave it 5 stars.

Arkmiido 4in1 Wooden Kid’s Art Easel (Out of stock)

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Double sided art easel with accessories.

  • One side is a white board, the other side is the blackboard.
  • Includes 1 roll of paper, 81 wooden magnets, 1 sponge, 6 fridge magnets and 6 magnetic buttons.
  • The height of the easel can be adjusted between 75-140 cm to accommodate children of different ages.
  • Comes With 2 handy large storage boxes and 3 small storage cups to store art items.
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  • Parents love this art easel – No products found..

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