I just had to share this DIY easel with you all because it was so simple to put together and yet it ended up being the best easel ever.

To make your own, start with a good, sturdy, cardboard box. Glue a set of clothespins around the top. We used E6000 glue as it hold so much better than using a hot glue gun. Let the glue dry overnight and your easel is ready for paper and paint.

We set out small paper plates with paint and paint brushes for today’s process but just like any kind of easel, the possibilities for types paint and brushes is endless.

A main attraction for this easel painting experience was being able to paint in your own space and yet still feel like you were painting with a friend. There was lots of talking with each other and the children enjoyed sneaking a peak at what each other were doing.

All kinds of painting approaches were going on depending on each child’s interest.

The children loved using the paint palette to mix up the colors as well.

We kept the DIY box easel out all week long and had lots of beautiful painting created each day. The inspiration for our box easel came from reading one of my favorite children’s book, “Not a Box” by Antionette Portis.

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