So here is the short story.............. .
I bought a old very well loved and used easel/blackboard combo @ Goodwill for my boys (it was only $4) and pretty sturdy but well worn........
I thought I could spuce it up, got some blackboard paint, some self-adhesive liner and misc items I have around the house such as empty cans and leftover wood stain (red, blue and yellow)
and here it is ..........
Close up of the holders
And here are my boys enjoying it of course.
And I forgot to add of course both sides are the same with the exception of the legs (those are color coded for each boy....)