Kids Kreate


Make Your Own Desk Top Easel

Anyone can be an artist with this fun desktop easel you can make your self. All you need is a large piece of cardboard and some adult help. Appliance stores have large empty boxes

You will need:

  • corrugated cardboard - very large piece - about 18 x 36 inches

  • scissors or carpet knife

  • tape


1.Mark off the dimensions shown in the diagram. Cut out the easel with scissors or a carpet knife. (Let mom & dad to this part.)

2. Make two short cuts into the side as shown. Now fold the cardboard along the dotted lines you see in the picture.

3. Tape your back corners. Set your easel to fit you by setting the back edge into the side cuts you made. Put a heavy book or brick on the inside to keep it steady.

4.You can glue clothespins at the top to hold your pictures or simply tape you paper to the easel.