Big score with the easel purchase. I came across this gem on Amazon while shopping for my godson and thought it would be a good purchase for Jameson now that he's home everyday instead of going to daycare. It's a Melissa and Doug product with all the usual thoughtfulness put into its design. It works as a dry erase board, chalkboard and paint easel. It's designed to handle rolls of paper for painting and makes it easy to tear off one piece of artwork and move on to the next. The paint cups are well designed to pretty much eliminate any major spills. The trays and cups can all be easily thrown in the dishwasher. The whole easel folds up easily for storage or moving to a different location (like outside).
And the best part is that it was on sale at Amazon for $46.92. A total steal. The companion set (that includes all the paint, brushes, chalk and a roll of paper) can be had for under $30.00.
Now, here are some pictures of Jameson in action.