Life of Colour is happy to announce we are now accepting your Back to School vouchers to provide our mess-free, high-quality art products for your children
Parents, guardians, carers or students themselves can apply for 3 x $50 Back to School vouchers, totalling $150 for each eligible student. Get more information to apply for your Back to School vouchers.
You can use your voucher/s to purchase ANY art material from Life of Colour, and you will be prompted to add your voucher number in the cart.
We have created a few ready-made bundles based on specific activities, but you are free to shop any art supplies that will help your children have a great school year, including mess-free any surface paint pens, chalk pens, watercolour brush pens, gel pens, paint stix, accessories and more!.
- Paddlepop and matchsticks
- Life of Colour Essential Brush Paint Pens
- Scrap cardboard
- Back to School Photographs
- Craft Glue
Step one- Gather your paddle pop and matchsticks and colour them yellow, silver and black using your Life of Colour brush pens.
Step two-Cut out a square piece of cardboard to use as the backing of your school bus. Colour two circles silver for the bus headlights and two small rectangles red for the bus flashing lights.
Step three-Paste your photograph onto the centre top section of the bus and arrange the yellow paddle pop sticks around the photo(depending on the size of the photo you will need to cut the paddle pop sticks to fit). Add the silver sticks at the bottom to make the bumper.
Step four-Attach the headlights and warning in place and add a number plate.
Step five-Glue black wheels in place and a string on the back of the top to hang your “Back to school” frame.
Sourced from Art Teacher Life
Step one-Ask your students to bring a photograph of themselves to school and allow them to enlarge the picture using the photocopy machine.
Step two-Use a light box with the photo on top of the light box and a fresh piece of art paper layered over the top to allow the children to trace their main facial features from the photograph.
Step three-Paint the images and the whole page with assorted colours using Life of Colour Floral Brush pens. Carefully cut around the edges of the portrait and cut out geometric shapes like triangles, diamonds and circles. Use a fresh piece of art paper and paste the portrait down and add the shapes to the background.
Step four-Display the images together upon a wall.
- Life of Colour Gouache Paint Stix
- Life of Colour 1mm Black Paint Pen
Step 1-On different sized pieces of cardboard sketch a variety of leafy formations
Step 2-Take out your greens (including aqua) and blend them together to paint your greenery. Use graduating sized cardboard squares and colour them in a rainbow spectrum
Step 3-Wait for the paint to dry which will be next to no time at all! Take the fine black paint pen to trace over the top of the leafy shapes
Step 4-Carefully cut out the greenery and preliminary place them around the edge of the card to allow overhang for effect.
Step 5- Using the coloured cardboard cut out various flower shapes and place them from biggest to smallest onto the card (don’t glue it down yet!)
Step 6-Play around with the flowers until you are pleased with the results and then glue everything into place.
Step 7-Cut some of the coloured cardboard squares into circles and cut a slit into the centre. Curve the cut edges into a cone shape and glue at least five together to make the centre of the flower complete!
Step 8- Scribe growth affirmations on the inside of the card, we have a few that you might like to use-
“You are blooming everyday”
“You are ready to grow”
“ A bloom a day brightens your way”
Step one-Sketch the shape of an apple, rectangle and two leaves. Cut all of the shapes out.
Step two-Use the red silky stix to glide colour over the back of the apple and attach a safety pin using a scrap piece of paper.
Step three-Slide the silky smooth stix across the face of the apple to give it a bright red appearance. Paint the leaves green using blended greens together.
Step four-After the paint on the apple is dry add a cute face along with a neatly printed name tag and complete the black detailing to finish it off. Glue the green leaves in place and the name tag is ready to be worn.
Step one-Use a piece of carbon paper to transfer your child’s chosen image onto their lunchbox.
Step two-Provide your child with a set of Life of Colour Acrylic Paint Markers and allow them to paint the image.
Step three-Add Chrome pen highlighting around the edge and background along with a mixture of colourful spots everywhere.
Step one-Collect large leaves from the playground or backyard.
Step two-Paint the leaves with bright and colourful designs using the Life of Colour Chalk pens.
Step three- Stick the leaves in between two strips of wide masking tape and fasten into a circular crown shape.
Step one-Paint the stones white to “prime” them ready for painting with a set of Life of Colour Essential brush pens.
Step two-Blend dark and light green together to complete the background
Step three-Layer a flying dove holding a feather over the top of the green background and add flowers, leaves, a world globe and white hearts surrounding the dove.
Step four-Write your affirmation message or words to spread kindness around the world.
Step one-Clean your shoes off with a damp cloth to remove any dirt and dust.
Step two-Wipe the shoes over with a completely dry cloth then plan your design and decide upon the colour scheme and design that you would like to use- we chose to use gold and silver block panelling to complement the white sole, laces and heel of the shoes.
Step three-Get busy designing with your Chrome pens, use nice strokes painting along in the same direction. Once the shoes are dry give them a light spray with a clear acrylic spray.
Step one-Cut out large rounds of cardboard and paint them with spacy colours like black, blue, white and pink from the Life of Colour Silky Stix collection.
Step two-Layer coloured planets, rockets and stars over the top of the background. These can be created from stencils or hand drawn using compasses to include mathematical applications into the artwork.
Step three-Use Life of Colour Dot markers or Chrome pens to add stars and constellations across the spacy sky.
Art by Kylie Hillier
What is the NSW Back to School program?
Save on school supplies for 2023 with a Back to School Voucher, provided by Service NSW.
Eligible parents, guardians, carers or students can apply for 3 x $50 vouchers, totalling $150 for each eligible student.
Where can I use my vouchers?
The vouchers can be used across a range of school supplies including uniforms, books, stationery and of course, Life of Colour art supplies!
We are excited to bring all the colour to Back to School!
How to use your Back to School Vouchers with Life of Colour:
Choose one of our Back to School bundles valued at $50 or simply shop any items from our store and checkout using either 1 or all 3 of your vouchers (you can pay the difference on credit card, PayPal or Afterpay).