How to Make an Easel out of Recycled Cardboard

A simple, elegant, recycled easel for your art.
Materials List

cardboard box or flat cardboard

template - found under the stats tab above

scissors

x-acto knife or box cutter

marker

How to
Step 1

The simplest way to make this easel is by using a carboard box.  Open the box at the seams.  Cut off the flaps.

Step 2

Leave the box folded in half.  Line the edge of the template up with the fold in the box.  Trace around the template.

Step 3

Cut out the cardboard.  Because your box has a natural fold your easel is complete.

Step 4

If you do not have a cardboard box you can make your easel from flat cardboard.  Lay the cardboard flat, open the template and lay it out on your cardboard.  Trace it with your pen.

Step 5

Cut out the cardboard.

Step 6

You will need to score the cardboard to assist with the folding.  Use your x-acto knife to lightly cut down the middle of the cardboard - do not cut all the way through.

Stats
Age
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Craft Length
5 minutes or less
Difficulty
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time
5 minutes or less
Recycled
Paper
Supervision
1 adult per 5 children