Published on January 6th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Dual-side chalkboard easel

What do you do when you have twins who want to draw on the chalkboard at the same time? Dave solves this easily.

He says, “I took 2 of the Ikea Mala easels, and swapped the whiteboard side of one with the blackboard side of the other, to make 2 easels that were pure blackboard/whiteboard, not mixed. That’s a lot simpler with toddler twins.”

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Jules Yap

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3 Responses to Dual-side chalkboard easel

  1. May says:

    That’s a good idea. Now if the white side was magnetic as well – would hold the paper (from a roll) in place.

  2. Folder encryption software says:

    nicepost i like it.
    Thank you for the nice post.

  3. Mari says:

    Great idea! I love all the fencing in the background, reminds me of all the work when my kids were small…

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