Love, love, love, this easel. Multiple activities all in one. Perfect portable organized art center. Folded foot print with trays on is 14 inches with trays removed 6 inches. Trays continue to hold chalk/dry erase markers/paint cups with lids on even in the folded position. Perks: Draw or paint for 2. Comes with paper holder. Clips hold paper in place. And bar to pin paper in place & tear it off too. Chalk board. Dry Erase Board. Trays on both sides permit 1 or 2 to paint without fights over My Red Paint Cup/Brush. Clips to hold paper in place while painting/coloring. Cons/But would happen with any easel: Not for the child who is hard on toys. If they put too much pressure on the trays (paint holder/chalk holder), they will break off. The pro is that you can call and order a replacement tray. We have had paint/creative play dates and initially our friends thought I was crazy until they saw how well it worked. We could actually talk for 10 minutes at a time instead of chasing our 2 year olds in different directions. Yes!!!!
I had been looking for this item in all of the "big box" stores, however the accessories that were meant for this set were priced to purchase separately, making this play item very expensive, assuming I were to find all of the components for purchase. I'm happy to say my grandchildren (and their parents) love this set. It's the perfect height for the children and very versatile to engage their interest in playtime. A great purchase at a good price point.
We set it up for her and it was the only thing she played with for three hours. Read the instructions carefully and be organized with your materials or else you will spend 2 hours putting it together.
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