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The Best Portable Drawing Boards for Kids

Keeping kids occupied whether at home or while traveling on school field trips can be a tall order. But a drawing board offers endless hours of fun as children rely on a stylus, stamps or other tools to create unique drawings, designs and creations. They’re also great for practicing letters, numbers and shapes. Check out our top picks for the best portable drawing boards.

This kids’ drawing board comes with two styli, two stamps, and an 8.5 by 10-inch screen with a four-color background and magnetic brush for creating endless pictures. It’s easy to erase and highly durable, too.

Crayola’s kids’ drawing board comes with six mini gel markers and a removable black backdrop. While it requires three AA batteries that aren’t included, kids will love this pick because it allows them to create glow-in-the-dark designs.

The sturdy wooden construction on this kids’ drawing board makes it safe for use around small children. You’ll get clip grips, plastic trays, and a paper roll holder for endless fun.

With this kids’ drawing board you’ll get everything you need for artistic fun, including magnets and cup holders. Kids will find the built-in tray that provides instant storage very useful. It’s easy to assemble, set up and store.

You’ll appreciate that this kids’ drawing board comes with a built-in chalkboard, a magnetic dry erase easel and three sunken paint pots. The sturdy easel is made from wood and adjusts for height.

Expert Commentary

A kids’ drawing board provides your child with a mess-free way to practice letters, doodle or make temporary sketches. Since drawing boards are easily erasable, you will find your children can be more experimental on one, allowing them to freely and fully explore their artistic potential. Also, if your child is a budding artist, then a long-lasting, reusable drawing board is a must-have, as it allows you to save on paper-based art supplies.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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