Introduction: Makedo Pizza Box Art Easel

Here is a fun DIY project for any aspiring artist. To make this Makedo Art Easel, all you need is a pizza box, some plastic lids and Makedo parts available from

Step 1: Find and Fold

Gather the materials for your Makedo Art Easel. You will need some flat cardboard, a pizza box and Makedo Parts.

To begin, create a fold on the lid at around 1/4 of the way from the hinge of the box.

Step 2: Fold and Connect

On the top flap of the pizza box place a piece of cardboard to create an angle.

Once you have the desired angle, connect it in place using Makedo Lock-hinges and Makedo Re-clips.

Step 3: Lock in Place

To prevent the box lid from moving, punch a hole in the side of the box where the lid sits flat as shown in the image.

Secure it in place using a Makedo Re-clip.

Step 4: Attach

Connect your bottle caps or plastic lids to the flat surface using Makedo Re-clips. This is where your paint pots will sit.

Step 5: Complete and Share

Your Makedo Pizza Box Art Easel is complete. Now let your imagination run wild and start painting.

Remember to share your Makedo creation at
We would love to see it!


MarcioWilges made it!(author)2015-09-26

This makes a lot more sense than having to move an actual easel into your house for the kids to use! Haha!

MityManiac made it!(author)2012-12-06

Also i vl like to add is that just cover the support of the drawing sheet wth a transperency or some plastic sheet to avoid wetting of the box-board!!!
Rest is all great!!!

makedo-able made it!(author)2012-12-09

Yeah great idea so the board doesn't get too soggy. Thanks!

MityManiac made it!(author)2012-12-09

most welcome!!! :D

MityManiac made it!(author)2012-12-06

Great work dude!!!
i made a similar 1 with a carton
was a bit complex fo me
bt the idea ws great
well m nt an artist
so all i did is gifted it to my sis :P
Nyc1 :D

makedo-able made it!(author)2012-12-09

Cool, would like to see it sometime! Thanks for the comment.

Treasure+Tabby made it!(author)2012-12-05

Great idea. Good for make-shift open air painting and a great project for a classroom.

Jessie+Marie made it!(author)2012-12-03


brianadkison made it!(author)2012-12-03

This is beyond awesome! Makes me wish I had a pizza box, and Makedo parts. I bet the same could be done with simple binder clips for those of us who don't own Makedo. I'll try it the next time we order out.

makedo-able made it!(author)2012-12-03

Cool, be sure to share it if you do!

poofrabbit made it!(author)2012-12-02

Oh this is so cool!!!

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