- 1 Mini easel with mini canvas set. Our easel was made by Kids Kraft, but I have seen similar sets at Walmart and Michaels. The easel I used was about 6 1/2" tall.
- 3 Wooden dowels, cut to approximately 13". Mine came in a 6 pack from the dollar store.
- 6 Popsicle sticks
- 2 wooden spoon style sticks or 2 cut popsicle sticks
- Clear packing tape
You can see that the dowels taped to the legs create an easel that is about 17" tall and the perfect height for the 18" American Girl Doll! Feel free to stop at this point, as this would work perfect for the doll to paint at, or you can add a little tray to the bottom of the store bought easel to give the dolls a place to set their water cups and other art supplies.
Ivy LOVES the new easel and it looks SPECTACULAR in our art studio! Previously we made the little paint pallet using a piece of white craft foam cut into the desired shape, and painted with little dabs of acrylic craft paint! Tip- our water cups on the easel are made from various lids (the red one came from a glue stick!).