Are you ready to help your child’s creative side develop? There may be an artistic genius in the family and it is never too early to allow your kid to express him or herself in an imaginative way. Kids easel boards are the perfect canvas for a child to exercise some creativity. But, before your kid starts drawing or painting, you can introduce him or her to the world of crafting by following these steps to make your own easel board.
- Two Styrofoam blocks (two inches thick)
- Two Styrofoam blocks (one inch thick)
- Utility knife
- Ruler or measuring tape
Use your marker to draw the backing on one of the two-inch blocks. This outline should be 24-by-24 inches. Cut the outline out with the utility knife.
The lip is what your canvas will be placed on. Carve the lip out of the other two-inch block. The lip should be 2”x24.” Attach the lip to the bottom of the backing with the epoxy.
Take a one-inch block and cut a right angle triangle out of it. This triangle should measure 4”x17 ½”x18.” Do the exact same with the other one-inch block. Attach the two supports to the back of the backing, four inches from each edge.
You think a child who paints is creative? Well, now your child will paint on a canvas constructed by him or herself!
The creative juices are now free to flow. Provide your son or daughter with all the paints, brushes, and other materials needed to express him or herself. Once the artistic talents really start to show, you can develop their artistic persona. Personally, I like to wear a fedora accessory hat on my head when painting – it makes me feel particularly sophisticated and artistic.