Child's Collapsible Easel

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sawitmadeit added on 1/21/2016

This kid's easel is the perfect size for either the table or floor. It's size and collapsible design makes it easy for little ones to carry from room to room. One side has hard board with clothespins and the other has white board. Perfect for drawing, painting or whatever their imagination decides!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut legs

Cut 4 legs 18 1/2" long from the 1" x 2"


Cut leg supports

Cut 4 leg supports 11" long from the 1" x 3"


Cut crayon holder

Cut 2 crayon holders 14" long from the 1" x 1" dowel


Make pocket holes on leg supports

Using the Kreg Jig make 2 pocket holes on each end of all 4 leg supports. I used the a and c guides for placement.


Attach leg supports to legs

Using 1 1/4" pocket screws and glue attach leg supports to legs. Align the the top leg support to the top of the leg. Place the bottom leg support 2 1/2" up from the bottom of the leg.


Sand and paint

Sand and paint each piece, including the clothespins. I used Rust-Oleum spray paint


Attach hinges

Attach hinges to the top of each piece on the side that does not have the pocket holes.


Attach chain

Predrill a hole in center of each lower leg support and then insert the eye screw. Open up the eye screw and attach the chain. Close the screw. Repeat on other piece.


Attach hardboard/white board

Using nailer and glue attach white board to one piece and hardboard to the other.


Attach crayon holder

Using nailer and glue attach the crayon holder to the bottom of the hard board and white board


Attach clothespins

Using nailer and glue attach clothespins. I placed mine in 4" from each side.



Have fun watching your little one create many master pieces!

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x2, 96", Board  
(1) 1x3, 48", Board  
(1) 1" x 1", 36", Dowel  
(1) 1/8", Half Sheet, Tempered hardboard  
(1) 1/8", Half Sheet, White board  


(2) Hinges  
(2) Eye screws  
(1) Small link chain cut to 8"  
(12) 1 1/4" pocket screws  

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Leg, 1" x 2" x 18 1/2"  
(4) Leg support, 1" x 3" x 11"  
(1) White board, 1/8" x 16" x 14"  
(1) Tempered Hardboard, 1/8" x 16" x 14"  
(2) Crayon holder, 1" x 1" x 14"  


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