I wasn't going to post this because it is just that easy. It is more the idea itself that deserves a posting as I wish I had thought of it ages ago. My Tbear loves loves loves to paint! She would paint every day if I had the patience. I had every intention of buying her a tabletop easel for Christmas but the $20 here and $20 there added up quickly and there was no room to throw in an easel. When I constructed this one for her, she was ecstatic!
We had two of those large coloring pages from Disney/Target and probably available else where. The pages are kept neat by a large piece of cardboard. We had a 3rd coloring book slightly smaller. I took the two large pieces, lined them up at the top and secured them with heavy duty tape. I tented these two and secured them at the bottom to the 3rd piece. I then taped her paper on and there it was! My little Picasso was much neater in her painting experience and had lots of fun.