Make You Own Easel

We ordered pizza last night for dinner and as I was about to recycle the boxes this morning I remembered a pizza box easel idea I saw in Maryann Kohl's book, First Art. Basically, you tape down the ends of the box to create a table top easel, tape on a piece of paper, and let your kiddo paint. We have a regular easel too, but this table top easel takes up much less room when being used, collapses when you're done, and is free!

I found a tutorial here. They painted on the inside of the box so that the flaps could catch drips, but Audrey was painting the tape, the table, and her hands during this project, so it didn't really make a difference that we painted on the outside instead.

Here is Audrey painting away.

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