2. Mix 3 or 4 colors of wintry blues and purples. I find that using 3 or 4 colors works best and produces the best results, allowing the watercolors to mix together and create new colors and patterns without becoming too muddy.
4. Painting with one color at a time, have kids dab and paint their colors onto the paper. Remind them not to mix the colors too much on the paper, let the wet paper spread the colors and do the mixing for them.