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Easel Does It

Genius requires inspiration, and that's what your pint-sized Picasso will get from this interactive easel. Tap the stylus on images around the edge of the workspace to get spoken prompts, such as "Try drawing something that sounds like wooo-woooo." The easel offers color and shape suggestions, too, along with silly sounds. When working on the easel, kids can pop magnetic characters into their landscapes, or, they can flip it down into a craft table and use 3-D models to populate their world. With a touch of the stylus, those included pieces will make noise, but what makes the masterpiece come to life is the child artist's creativity.

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