Giveaway — Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Easel

As I mentioned earlier, we are getting very close to post number 1,000 for this little bloggy blog!!! After nearly THREE years of blogging, I think this is a milestone worth celebrating, yes? And what better way to celebrate than with a series of fantastic reader appreciation giveaways?? To kick off our blogiversary celebration, my friends at Melissa & Doug are giving away a Deluxe Floor Standing Wooden Easel to one very lucky reader here at Frugal Family Fun Blog!! How awesome is this???

I know, right?? Talk about CREATIVITY central! This Melissa & Doug wooden easel is double-sided with chalkboard on one side, and a dry erase board on the other. It includes a locking paper roll holder, a child-safe paper cutter, four clips, and a plastic tray on each side for easy-reach art supplies (not included) and easy-clean storage. Recommended for ages 3 and up, and adult assembly is required. Also?? It has adjustable height legs to grow with your child! With a retail value of $79.99, this would be an amazing holiday gift!!!

Now the FUN part — One very lucky reader will win a Melissa & Doug Deluxe Floor Standing Wooden Easel (shown above) of their own!!! To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing how you promote creativity with the special kid(s) in your life. For a bonus extra entry, leave a separate comment telling us about any projects you have done that Frugal Family Fun Blog has helped to inspire — feel free to include a link, and your project might be featured in an upcoming post here on FFFB! Giveaway is open to US residents only, and winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway ends Saturday, December 3rd @ 6:30pm EST. (See Official Giveaway Rules.)

A BIG thank you to Melissa & Doug for sponsoring such a FUN giveaway!!

Good luck!!!!

Update: This giveaway is now closed, and the winner is…. Alicia C!! Congratulations!!! A big thank you to everyone who entered this amazing giveaway — another super-fun giveaway starts soon!


  1. We have a big box with all kinds of crayons, markers, pens, paint, glue, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, glitter etc. I let them have at it and create what they want. They love it!

  2. I try to keep my son interested in creative projects by always offering new projects to do that may pique his interest.

  3. What a great giveaway! We paint with different creative things and have created things with different packaging items.

  4. I leave out art materials so that they are easily accessible.

  5. Nancy's Couture says

    I try to keep their creative juices flowing by providing lots of different things for them to work with. Paint, finger Paints, glue, tape, Paper, crayons, Pastels, colored pencils, etc. their favorite things are the. Urging tub and the collage box!

  6. Nancy's Couture says

    I try to keep their creative juices flowing by providing lots of different things for them to work with. Paint, finger Paints, glue, tape, Paper, crayons, Pastels, colored pencils, etc. their favorite things are the cutting tub and the collage box!

  7. My 6 year old loves to draw and paint. Any paper she can find she will use to draw or paint on.

  8. We promote creativity by letting our son take videos and pictures of things while we are out and about that he enjoys or wants to make at home so that he can have them for reference, plus it has really started making him want to look for more things and start asking more questions about things. One of the project we are making are the adorable catapiller to butterfly out of felt… So cute!

  9. I introduce a new art idea (i.e. painting with pinecones, sculpting with play-doh) at least once a week. I teach Pre-K and am always in need of more art supplies!

  10. I used the adorable idea from play donuts and made me own from felt! they are an awesome addition to my classroom kitchen (on top of some other felt food it inspired me to make!).

  11. My daughter loves to color, she could sit for hours coloring and putting her stickers in her book. She amazes me at how good she does already at 3 years old!

  12. I like to be creative by allowing children to do “messy” projects. We like shaving cream spread on the table, making letter in the finger paint, putting finger paint in zip lock bags and then making letters/designs by drawing them on the bag with your fingers, play dough, rice table play… This keeps kids busy and interested. I like the idea of the felt letters on the circular wood pieces. Can’t wait to make those!

  13. I have a large cupboard of art supplies left over from old projects. When the kids want to get crafty I just look at what I have google some ideas and let them play.

  14. I try to be as creative as possible (which is hard, because I’m not very creative). My son is creative tho and would really love this!

  15. Love this website! What a neat idea to have such a fantastic giveaway. Thanks for all the inspiring ideas on this site. Love reading the comments daily.

  16. I try to encourage my son to write, color, cut, glue, etc.! It’s harder for me to let the 4 year old have free reign like the 10 year olds, but I am trying!

  17. I promote creativity by doing an art activity almost every day. I let my toddler decide what to do with the supplies I have on hand and she has made some very unique pieces of art, I love it!

  18. Sherry Poirier says

    I promote creativity by taking a weekly trip to the craft store to do a new craft project.

  19. I like to present craft supplies to my daughter without a structured project in mind to see what she can come up with.

  20. My three year old and I draw together regularly. He often also dictates stories to me from his drawings.
    We seasonal craft projects together with his cousins (ages 3 and 5). After a recent trip to our local aquarium, we created our own “ocean” by filling a clear plastic tub with water and adding plastic ocean animals, rocks, plants, etc. It is exhilarating to see his mind at work as he creates!

  21. This is my second entry to tell you that tonight we made the snowflake painting with painters tape. It is currently drying and I can’t wait to pull the tape off tomorrow. I don’t have a blog but I could send you a picture if you need that for proof. 🙂

  22. We give our kids the opportunity and resources to express themselves in ways they only imagine. They have free access to art supplies and open ended toys. Our projects tend to give them new ideas on how to use materials while letting them direct where to go with it.

  23. My daughter loved the outdoor paint chip match. I made up a set for an overnight backpacking trip. It was a perfect easy (lightweight!) take-along activity. We keep it at the ready for other outings. We also love to make things from cardboard and other recyclables – those posts have been particularly inspiring.


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