For Christmas, I suggested my parents get Asher one of these. It seemed perfect-something he could do independently (notice I don't like saying, "by himself" because I think it sounds bad) and it would foster creativity.
Well, Asher LOVES it! He will play at his easel several times a day.The only thing I have to set up for him is the paints, so he doesn't do that very often. But, he loves the dry erase board and markers, chalk and has even learned how to put the paper up himself so he color with his crayons.This is Asher's portrait of me!