Brian has really been enjoying the woodworking shop in his father's basement and while Jan and Carl were vacationing in Kauai, he spent much of the week cleaning and organizing the shop.
With some of the scrap wood he found in the basement, Brian built the boys an easel. It's a great design, if not a bit more complicated than the one he was initially envisioning! I requested a double sided design, the rod at the top to hold a roll of craft paper, and the dual trays to hold brushes and paints.
Below, Riker tries out the easel for the first time. Gotta love the washable paints and no-spill paint cups that I ordered to complete the set.
Both the boys can work at the same time though time will tell whether a second set of paint cups is in order to minimize paint conflicts. Notice Ari's two handed approach on his side :)
I know this sturdy easel will provide years of enjoyment for the kids. Thanks Brian for another great project!