Makedo Pizza Box Art Easel

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About: Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collab...

Intro: 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 mymakedo.com.

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 mymakedo.com.
We would love to see it!

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    annharris123

    1 year ago

    Having taught art for 30 plus years I can tell you that traditional wooden table easels are very unstable, tend to fall over during the process of painting. This actually looks much more stable because of the flat base and fixed board at the back. It is a better mousetrap, I mean easel !

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    annharris123annharris123

    Reply 1 year ago

    And you could make three leg table easels more stable by pocking holes in a closed pizza box for the legs of the wooden easel.

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    annharris123

    1 year ago

    Now you could make three leg table easels more stable by pocking holes in a closed pizza box for the legs of the wooden easel.

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    MarcioWilges

    2 years ago on Introduction

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

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    MityManiac

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!

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    MityManiac

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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

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

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    brianadkison

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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