We finally got an Easel!!! It is something I have wanted to get for some time... They had them at IKEA for $14.99 and I thought: "Even if this falls apart in a couple months...for $14.99 we should give it a try." So we did. And so far, we LOVE it! Sturdier than I expected. I haven't figured out the best way to attach the paper roll yet. For now, I just taped the paper. She loves the idea of standing and drawing. I love that it opens up her writing strokes - they are bigger and freer. It's amazing how a difference in posture or positioning can effect your drawing and your movements. I can't wait until we try other tools - like the Dot Painting or Paint Brushes!!