Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel by Melissa & Doug is a Winner! #WeHaveItAll4Christmas

I received the product you see here in this post to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Have you heard of Brilliant Sky Toys & Books?

You might remember hearing a lot about them last year around Christmas time. Brilliant Sky Toys & Books is a franchise chain of local specialty stores. Not only do they sell awesome toys, but they offer awesome concierge-style customer service!

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Wouldn’t it be great if there were a concierge service for grownups who needed a toy, today, wrapped and guaranteed to delight the little recipient? What a brilliant idea! Shoppers who are lucky enough to live near one of 15 Brilliant Sky Toys & Books specialty stores already take advantage of this concierge-style superior customer service, free gift wrap and wide range of fabulous finds. Plus, customers can be sure to pick the perfect toy as the 4th annual Brilliance Awards, chosen by the toy store franchise chain, are announced, featuring a dozen perfect playthings.

This year Brilliant Sky Toys and Books Named 12 Kid Favorites to their 2013 Brilliance List!

Priced from $12.99 to $84.99, the top 12 Brilliance Award winners are an eclectic bunch, just like today’s kids. The list includes Lego City Brickmaster ($29.99) for the future engineer, How Big Is The Lion? ($14.95) book for an educational storytime plus Melissa & Doug’s Deluxe Magic Set ($34.99) for the family entertainer. An easel, darts, toy treehouse, chubby vehicles, circuit board and world map puzzle round out the wide range of childhood toys that spark imagination. These Top 12 run on brain power, wonder and imagination.

One of the items on the 2013 Brilliance List is the Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel by Melissa & Doug. I’ve always loved this easel, I can see why it made it on the list!

Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel by Melissa & Doug from Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel by Melissa & Doug Features:

  • Ages 3+
    • Adjustable Height
    • Kid Sized
  • Double Sided
  • One sides is a dry erase board
  • One side is a chalk board
  • Plastic tray attaches to each side of the Deluxe Standing Easel.
  • Great for building fine motor skills
  • Comes with locking paper-roll holder
  • Child-safe paper cutter
  • Four easy-grip clips included
    • Easy Assembly

My Thoughts:

I totally understand why the Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel by Melissa & Doug was named one of Brilliant Sky Toys and Books top 12 Kid Favorites and added to the 2013 Brilliance List. This is a fantastic toy. Not only is it great for helping kids with their fine motor skills, but it will bring out the artist in them too!

I love that this easel can be used by two kids at the same time – what an awesome feature! I have my 4 year old, Gracie, and I also have daycare kids so this will really come in handy!

Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel by Melissa & Doug from Brilliant Sky Toys & BooksDeluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel by Melissa & Doug from Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

As you can see in the photos, the easel can hold a roll of paper, which is the BEST way to purchase paper. Better than buying a package of paper that will run out in a week. The roll sits nicely on the built-in holder and it is held in place perfectly by the wooden ‘bars’. The bottom wooden ‘bar’ is also an awesome child-safe paper cutter so the child can just rip off their paper when they are done. How awesome is that?!?

Another great feature is the adjustable height. This easel will last forever!

Love it!

Great pick Brilliant Sky Toys and Books!

We Have It All
We Have It All


  1. Oh she will love that! I know my three year old, Kynlee, would love it too! We had an easel growing up and it was so much fun!

  2. sandi jones says:

    Now, THAT’S a perfect Christmas gift for a preschooler!!!
    When I had my licensed child care…this would have been an excellent learning tool. Catering to the “very young”….this easel would have come in handy for an older child to play with, while bottle feeding a younger child.

    Sand Jones

  3. Wow I would love to have one of these for my kids they love to do art stuff

  4. Love it!! Easels are amazing, I actually think they are less messy than leaning over the table!

  5. I always wanted one when I was a kid and now is my chance to get one for my kids… HA!

  6. What a great easel with so many features. Wish I’d had a fancy one like this when my kids were little.

  7. I have these and they are GREAT!!

  8. Those are really neat and so handy!

  9. She will love this! We own this easel and it’s perfect even for my 7 year old!

  10. Dawn loved her easel. I am positive Davey would too!

  11. I wish my daughter was still young, I know she would have loved this. The bright colors are appealing to little ones and the roll of never ending paper is great for moms!

  12. Oh, that is so neat! It’s bringing back memories of when I was a tot and I played with one of these at a playgroup. I was quite the little “Artiste”, so drawing was like my favorite thing and it felt so special to use an easel. I remember being annoyed that the playgroup organizer gave us watercolors because they ran right down the paper and smeared the smiley face I was painting, LOL!! Great gift idea for sure!

  13. We happen to have a different brand of a chalk board combo like that, and the kids really enjoy using it. It did not come with the dividers or clips and I really like that the M&D one does.

  14. Oh! That is awesome. My kids had an easel like this when they were younger and they played with it constantly.

  15. I love their products. My boys have a similar one but they need a new one. This one has a new feature.

  16. My boys had one of these when they were younger. It is awesome! So durable and easy to clean. We were able to pass it along to friends. A must have for budding young artists!

  17. What a fun thing to have!!! This would be a great gift for many kiddos that I know!

  18. love this brand, my daughter the little artist would love this, thank you for sharing.

  19. I think that my son would absolutely love this! He’s such a creative little guy.

  20. My daughter would probably love this like crazy!

  21. Ooh I love this, I know I would have adored this growing up!

  22. I love this easel and it’s been on my list for some time!!

  23. That is a great easel! I want one of those in my height!

  24. This is perfect! I would love to grab one for my little boy this year!

  25. I love that it has sides for all the different art modes!

  26. The easel is SUPER fun my kids have one and we love it, all the supplies it can hold and they are always ready to color, draw or whatever their hearts desire.. Glad your family enjoys it as well

  27. These easel are nice for kids and good for household messages when the kids get older.

  28. A two-sided easel is definitely the way to go. Typically if one of my kids was inspired to create something, the other would soon want to join in. Having a way for them both to be creating at the same time is perfect.

  29. Melissa and Doug’s deluxe wooden standing art easel would be a perfect gift for my pre-school niece. I love a gift that encourages a child to be creative.

  30. I agree this is an awesome item! plus Melissa and Doug rocks

  31. My 6 year old would love to have one of these..

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