I usually don’t entertain the thought of buying an easel for my kids ‘coz painting gets too messy. Messy for them and messy for the house. I figured, since painting in school was done, that should be enough. But lately, I realized my toddler really enjoyed painting so why would I hinder her happiness? Especially when I saw a Princess Easel! She LOVES Disney Princesses and I knew that if she saw this Easel, she’d love painting even more!
The easel was reversible…white board on one side and when you turn it around, it has a chalk board. But for painting, I just tape some cartolina over the board. I saw the easel in Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall but it wasn’t that cheap. That’s why I always justify a purchase by dividing the price in two since it’ll be for 2 girls…hehe..if it makes you feel better, whatever works right!? Prior to buying an easel, I just taped cartolina on the wall. It worked a bit but she was having a hard time painting and would lean her elbow against the wall and would have paint all over her arm. That was the only time I realized the importance of an easel for painting.
I got some water color tubes in National Bookstore (200+ Php for 12 colors) and 3 paint brushes. I opted for water color so that it’s easy to clean. An apron also helps a lot.
Have you tried painting with your toddler? Try it, it turns out to be a fun bonding experience 🙂