|Photo courtesy of: http://playinghouseinmaryland.blogspot.com/2012/06/diy-tabletop-art-easel.html|
Instead of buying an easel at the store for more money than you would like, why not make your own? Here's how:
Find a sturdy box and cut out one entire side. Tape the remaining 3 sides together, forming a triangle. It might help if you then taped the box on it's side to the table so it doesn't slid around. Then you just need to tape paper to the front of it for the child to draw/paint on.