For Baobao's birthday we bought her a set of Stockmar Watercolours, to replace her ready mix paints. We much prefer the finish of water colours and Baobao doesn't enjoy the feeling of paint on her hands, so we rarely used the ready mix paint.
It has taken two months, but Baobao now has learnt the procedure of watercolours. She dips her brush in the water, then brushes it gently on to the paint and paints on to her paper. I don't have to remind her anymore.
Today's picture was spring themed. Baobao decided she wanted to paint some flowers. She chose her colours carefully, rinsing the brush before changing the colour. She then hung her picture up on the fireplace independently.