Sunday, June 29, 2014

Art Alternatives- Children's Art Activity Easel {#Review} {#Giveaway}

My 7 year old loves to draw. She has an imagination when it comes to thinking about things and thinking about games. It gets frustrating dragging out paper and supplies in her room. I want her to do new things this summer and not have her face in her Wii, or Xbox. I recently came up with a solution that couldn't be better! We had the chance to review a Children's Art Activity Easel from Art Alternatives, and we couldn't be happier!
Art Alternatives has everything that you would ever need when it comes to art and drawing. They specialize  in art surfaces including over 350 sizes and styles of canvas and panels, as well as black books and 1000+ other creative tools and supplies. Their children's art activity easel was one of the first things that I came across and I loved. It was something we had been looking for, for quite some time. We were happy when the mail man delivered it! The box came as you see below but with a plastic protective cover. (Just an FYI if you plan to purchase this for a present because the kiddo(s) will see what it is).
 Putting it together was SIMPLE! It comes with legs so that you can extend as your child grows, or you can choose to put it on a table so that you do not need the legs. We chose to add legs. The legs have rubber on the bottom of them to protect surfaces. The canvas is made of solid pine and smells so good! I do want to add that it DOES NOT come with art supplies. We bought them and added them ourselves.
 The Canvas does come with a hidden paper roll! It can feed on either side.
I love the trays on both sides so that she can add her supplies on it as she pays! 
 It is so convenient and they were easy to assemble!
It adds plenty of room to play and be creative!
 I asked her what her favorite part was and she said all of it! Because it is so much fun!
 We also like to play educational games. Word scramble is a hit. I want her to have fun and learn how to spell at the same time. Another great thing about summer fun. We can have fun and learn at the same time!
 Shes been into painting pictures for me. I think it is just too cute!
Another AMAZING feature about this easel is the sturdy, washable bright red baskets provide convenient and ample built-in storage space.
 It adds plenty of room to add her items. Overall, we love the children's art activity easel! We will be using it for quite sometime! She can use it as she grows and we can use it to help her with her homework and teaching her new things! I love the quality and how easy it was to assemble! If you want to purchase this awesome easel from Art Alternatives, you can do so on  for only $119.99 item #AA13325. Since they are a manufacturer/importer, they  sell their creative supplies through qualified retail stores nationally. Find a dealer or online retailer near you! I was able to score all of the supplies you see at Toy "R" Us for about $20. Be sure to visit their website via one of the links here to see what other products they manufacture! This would make a great Birthday or Christmas gift too! Have it put together with a big red bow on it! Visit Art Alternatives on their Facebook to stay up to date with the latest!
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Win it: One lucky reader is going to win their own Art Alternatives- Children's Art Activity Easel ARV $119.99 and I am going to throw in a $10 Walmart GC so that you can purchase supplies! The sponsor is sending the prize direct!  Entrant must live in the Continental USA. Giveaway will end on 7/26/14 at 11:59PM CST. Entrants must complete the first  entries to unlock the rest! Completing ALL entries will increase your odds. No purchase necessary to enter. Enter with the giveaway tools below! Goodluck! 
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*Disclaimer: The Small Things received Art Alternatives- Children's Art Activity Easel to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. The sponsor is responsible for prize shipment. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram*

37 comments:

  1. This looks like a great product, my daughter would love it!

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  2. that easel looks beautiful. I strongly believe in encouraging creativity in children, and this one looks like it has all the right features...

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  3. That looks really nice. I love the baskets for supplies, makes it nice to be able to put things away.

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  4. Love the baskets! My kids would love to paint on the easel.

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  5. My son likes to draw ninja turtles

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  6. I love the baskets that can be used for storage!

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  7. I love the basket for storing their art supplies. She likes drawing outdoor scenery and family pictures.

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  8. I love the idea of "built-in" storage. Not only are the trays a wonderful idea, but the baskets under it is just genius! I think this is a perfect way to encourage imagination & developing motor skills for the younger ones!

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  9. I like the trays on both sides. My daughter loves to draw animals.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  10. Love the double sided trays! And it's really big too so that means bigger art projects! My daughter is still little but she would grow into this and love it for sure! Right now she is mostly scribbling!

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  11. I love that this has some storage options and is two sided. MY son loves to draw!

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  12. I love the storage bins underneath perfect for all the extra art supplies! My kids would absolutely love this!!!

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  13. My daughter is really into drawing rainbows right now. lol

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  14. I like the built in storage and the paper roll. My little guy loves to draw trucks.

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  15. I love the built in storage! Keeps everything neat and organized and in one place!

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  16. I like the washable baskets and he likes to draw people.

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  17. i love how it has so much all in one!!!

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  18. So cool, My favorite thing is all the space for supplies it has. Makes things much more organized.

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  19. My kids are always playing school of some sort as well as making artistic gifts for anyone in the family!

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  20. I love the storage underneath! Perfect!

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  21. I like the added storage perfect for all my kids supplies! My kids like to draw animals or things from movies they have seen.

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  22. My daughter likes to draw rainbows and animals a lot

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  23. I love that it has good storage area

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  24. I like the storage bins underneath

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  25. My daughters like to draw flowers, rainbows, unicorns and a lot more. :)

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  26. I like the hidden paper roll. My daughter is always drawing flowers.

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  27. I like the divided containers on the bottom. My daughter likes to draw ponies.

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  28. My favorite feature is the storage underneath the easel! I have 3 little ones and they all love to color and draw.. our youngest just scribbles still, but it's adorable! Our 4 year old daughter is learning to draw people and loves to try and draw princesses and castles. Our 11 year old son loves to draw knights and dragons and airplanes... boy things! lol

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize :)

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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  29. I like the under storage area, it's not all bulky. Mys boys like to draw letters and circles!!

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  30. I like the baskets underneath. What an organized way to store art supplies!

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  31. My little ones loves to draw animals, houses and her family.

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  32. I like that is has storage for supplies and my little likes to paint flowers
    Lizzie s

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  33. I love the sturdiness and largeness of it. My daughter would love it!

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  34. I love the storage spots underneath. My son loves to draw shapes and letters.

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  35. Oh darn, even thought it's still the 26th, I guess I missed entering. My almost 3 yr old is such a little artist and would've loved this! Best wishes to the winner : )

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