In the classroom we use these watercolor paints from Discount School Supply. I've always admired the colors as I watch the children paint, they are quite rich and beautiful. The paints tend to get used unevenly by the kiddos (purple is a favorite!) so the head teacher replaces the paint discs before they are truly fit for retirement. If the materials in the classroom are not complete and appealing, the child is less likely to choose that activity (at the 3-6 age level). Long ago I started taking home the cast-off watercolors, hoping to play with them at some point. Yesterday was the day. I sketched this lady and tried watercolor for the first time. Oh my, it was so relaxing and playful at the same time.
Link Love (of the musical variety) :: Dave Rawlings Machine - "Ruby"