Tips For Adult Coloring Using A Harry Potter Book

Have you ever wanted to start a coloring page but had no idea what colors to choose or what book to use? In this post I will guide you through choosing the right coloring book and the perfect color palette.

These are steps to take when creating a beautiful coloring page but do not need to be taken in the same order. Sometimes the color palette is chosen first, sometimes the coloring pages, sometimes the medium to use. 

Choose a coloring book. Look at the paper. What is it made for? Smooth paper will work well with markers and a paper with some tooth will work well with colored pencils. Thick paper will work well with watercolors. A copy can be made is the paper is not appropriate. This can be done with a photocopier or tracing the image. For this blog post I chose a Harry Potter coloring page and made a copy.

Choose a supply to use. One medium can be used or a mix of mediums can be used  I like to use colored pencils and markers together. For this page I used Crayola Super Tips.

Make sure the colors are labeled and write down which ones are used. It is super important to know what the colors are that are being used. This will help when adding details later to ensure the wrong color is not put down. These markers are not labeled. I labeled them and made a swatch chart. Click here to get a swatch chart for 120 Super Tips.

Pick a color palette. I like to pick 2-4 colors unless I am doing a rainbow pattern. Complimentary colors are opposite on the color wheel. Analogous colors are next to one another. Rainbow order are all the colors. Click here to read more on color theory.

Lastly sit down, color and enjoy! Coloring can be an extremely relaxing activity. Artwork can be displayed afterwards and treasured for a long time. 

Check out these other Harry Potter inspired crafts. 

Laura of Me and My INKlings is sharing a Room of Requirement Sign. Located in Hogwarts Castle, it’s a room that can only be discovered by someone who is in need. Free SVG File included in tutorial.


Let Harry, Ron, and Hermione hold your place with a Magnetic Set of Bookmarks created by Laura of Laura’s Crafty Life. Click through to discover how to make them.


Show your Hogwarts House Colors with a colorful set of Harry Potter DIY Scrunchies. The full step-by-step tutorial can be found over at Smitha’s site, Smiling Colors.


Shani of Sunshine and Munchkins has created a Free Printable Patronus Fortune Teller. Let this game help you discover what your charm is based upon your happiest memories.


Download, print, and color Harry Potter Movie Night Printables featuring Hogsmeade Tickets and Gringott’s Coins that the kiddos can earn, then redeem. Designed by the clever Justine of Little Dove.


Erica from 5 Little Monsters always keeps us in stitches (LOL!) with her fabulous creations. Free this adorable Crocheted House Elf Dobby by gifting him a piece of clothing. Click through for the complete pattern.


Always remember that the Wand Chooses the Wizard with this cute Harry Potter Mug created by Chelly of We Can Make That. Get the Free SVG file on her website.


No Harry Potter birthday party is complete without a DIY Flying Broom photo booth prop. You will never guess what Debra from Debra Quartermain Designs has made this one out of!


Beth of Creatively Beth is always on the lookout for cute Dollar Tree crafts, including these magical Harry Potter Flying Keys. Easy to create with the free printable wing pattern sheet.


These yummy Chocolate Frog Earrings look good enough to eat, but don’t because they are made out of resin. Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama has the complete tutorial over on her blog.


Catch a few mischievous Cornish Pixies in Jars to help Professor Glideroy Lockhart. Make sure to label them with the Free Printable Tags designed by Beth of Creatively Beth. Remember to not let Pixies loose in a classroom, they are devilishly tricky blighters.


Lindsay of Artsy Fartsy Mama is super talented with polymer clay. She sculpted these adorably wicked Harry Potter Cornish Pixies and will show you how with her step-by-step tutorial. Love those iridescent wings!


Give the Master of Death symbol a feminine touch with a Floral Deathly Hallows free cut file, created by Liz of Liz on Call. The Cloak of Invisibility, Resurrection Stone, and Elder Wand combine as a symbol to true believers who quest to find the Hallows.


Always creating halfway homemade goodies, Laura from Me and My INKlings is sharing a Bowtruckle Bread with Free Bakery Printable. Fantastic Beasts’ Jacob Kowalski would be proud to serve these delicious treats at his bakery!


Blanca from Creativities Galore has created Harry Potter Favor Bags that are perfect for any wizard inspired party. Fill with magical goodies and gift to that special boy or girl.


Head over to The Girl Creative to download Diana’s free printable Harry Potter Word Search. A fun activity to complete after reading the books or watching the movies. A fun (and sneaky) way to work on vocabulary with the kiddos.


Candice of She’s Crafty Crafty is sharing a free cut file to create your very own Harry Potter Fund Jar. Savings is an important lesson for the kiddos. What will your fund be for - books, movies, or a trip?


One of the most important words in Harry Potter is captured in this DIY Always Hat that Michelle of Michelle’s Party Plan-It created with her Cricut cutting machine. 'Always' tells Dumbledore that everything Snape had done and will do is in the name of his love for Lily Potter.


For a complete reference guide, Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings is sharing a Free Printable Harry Potter Spells List which is a must for any wizard! Click through to see how she made the coordinating magical Wand Pencils.


Jenny from Jenny’s Crayon Collection is sharing Tips for Adult Coloring with a Harry Potter Book. This fabulous quote that Queenie said to Jacob in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is perfect in a rainbow of colors.

Team Creative Crafts Harry Potter Crafts 

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