Create an art easel

You will need:

- 1 sheet of 16mm Xanita X-board (costs roughly R360 for a large board.)
- Sharp craft knife and replacement blades.
- Pencil, steel rule and tape measure.
- Rust-Oleum Painters Touch in your own choice of colours.

Here’s how:
The height you want the easel to be can be determined by the size of your child/ren. This easel measures 1200mm in height.

Step 1: Start by drawing and cutting out the A board. There is a slot in the top section of the board that is 16mm wide and 200mm long. This slot allows you to fit the back support.
*There are also two slots lower down that allow for fitting of the front tray.

Step 2: The back support is cut to the shape of exactly half the A shape, angled and notched to fit into the slot. The front tray is a curved shape - use a large plate to draw the curves.

Step 1: Slot all the pieces together for instant art and let the kids get crafting. You will probably be able to make 3 to 4 easels out of one board.

Safety First:
  • Always cut the board on a sturdy surface that can be scratched.
  • Handle sharp craft knives with care.
  • Always keep your fingers well out of the way.

    Janice Anderssen is Women24's Décor & DIY expert. Click here to ask her a question and here to visit

  • We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
    In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
    Subscribe to News24
    Voting Booth
    What's your favourite winter style staple?
    Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
    Outerwear - coats, jackets
    28% - 49 votes
    18% - 32 votes
    20% - 35 votes
    Sweats and hoodies
    28% - 49 votes
    5% - 8 votes