My daughter loves drawing and painting and I wanted to give her a bigger canvas to use. An easel would be the logical answer, but even though they fold up, they're still a bit bulky and I wanted to come up with a solution better suited to our small apartment. A Eureka moment and $10 later, I had it.Tada - a magnetic tool tray!
We have three metal doors in our apartment so we may as well put them to use. If you don't have one, how about using the front or side of your fridge?
For my daughter, I hang a section of long paper (I buy the MALA roll for $5) with magnetic clips (you could just use plain magnets) and then hang the tool tray at a comfortable height. I fill the tray with crayons, markers or paint (all washable since she's just two) and she's off!