The Melissa and Doug Deluxe Easel is the perfect easel for new (and young) artists. The height of the easel is perfect for a variety of ages. The easel can be used to paint or use crayons, with chalk and even with dry erase markers or dry erase crayons. The plastic material containers hold paints and other necessary art supplies at an easy to reach level. We also love how the paper is able to be stored and unrolled from the center of the easel. It is easy to replace when necessary. The bright primary colors are great for children. The easel is very sturdy while standing and can even be folded and stored flat when necessary. We leave the easel out all the time for art everyday! The Melissa and Doug Easel Accessory Set is a perfect addition to the easel. Assembly of this product was easy. All items were clearly marked in the box. This easel will grow with our children. I can't recommend it enough!