It’s April, and we’re gearing up for Earth Day here at Crafts Unleashed with a series of posts showing crafts made with recycled, upcycled, and ingeniously reused items! This simple project shows you how to make an easel using a cardboard box or pizza box. Perfect for a child–and great for on-the-go art–this easel also includes storage for your little artist’s markers and other supplies.
- 1 cardboard or (clean) pizza box with lid attached
- 1 piece of cardboard the same width and length as the box
- Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue
- Drawing Pad or Construction Paper Pad
- Scissors for trimming the extra piece of cardboard if needed
Cut one piece of cardboard a little smaller than the length and width of the box. Ensure that the cardboard sheet fits into the box.
Snip the corners of the top of the box.
Glue the cardboard sheet to the top flap.
Wait for glue to dry. Then glue, tape or Velcro a pad of construction paper or drawing paper to the flap.
Prop the flap up and your easel is ready to go.
Best part is there is storage for your child’s art supplies.