For basic watercoloring, you only need a color source, a small container of water and a finetip brush. Your color source can be a paint palette, watercolor pencils or water-based inks.
Two common tools for applying watercolor are a traditional paintbrush dipped in water or a waterbrush that has a barrel to hold water. The barrel portion of the waterbrush is squeezed gently to force water through the brush end. A waterbrush allows for a bit more control over the amount of water being applied to paper, but lovely results can be achieved with either approach. As with any art method, practice makes perfect.
Watercolor products and techniques are best used with watercolor paper. If you choose to watercolor the images we’ve included for you, be careful not to oversaturate your coloring page with water as the paper will wrinkle. As with markers, protect your surface or other coloring pages from bleed-through color by placing a sheet of paper under the coloring page you are working on. You may want to test this color application on scrap paper first.