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Se7en Steps to Your Own Where’s Wally Colouring Page…

May 27th, 2016 · 11 Comments

It is definitely time for a crafty book post, and you know how we absolutely love Where’s Wally over here. Let us introduce the new Where’s Wally Colouring Book, by Martin Handford.

Yes, the colouring craze has extended all the way to Where’s Wally and it is brilliant, the hunt is on and it is so so much harder in black and white. Not impossible, but close… really close. This book has hours and hours of fun packed into it. Nice strong pages that will handle with ease: markers, crayons, pencils and one child even used watercolours. Strong and sturdy covers are essential because it is one of those books that is going to be carried around to many places, tossed in a bag, looked at on the beach, up the mountain… it is that good… this book is going everywhere!!!

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This post forms part of The Picture Book Party with PanMacmillan South Africa. The book arrived in a delightful package, don’t you love the little pencil crayon packs that went straight into everyone’s backpacks for their nature journaling.

How to make your own Where’s Wally Colouring Page

We decided to try and create our own Where’s Wally colouring pages and then show all our drawing loving followers how to create their own. We set up our workspace in the great outdoors, added some music, blank pages and pencils and some Where’s Wally mini-books for inspiration. We were good to draw…

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The thing about Where’s Wally is the delightful busyness of the pages, there is so much to see and do… so we brainstormed the things you would need to fill up a page thoroughly… with as few spaces left open as possible. It was somewhat of a drawing experiment. We decided that we wold need about fifty of each item to feel like our page was filled in… fifty trees, fifty houses and so on… once we got into the rhythm of drawing… there was no stopping the gang!!!

  1. A mountainous background…
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  3. Trees…
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  5. Buildings…
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  7. Animals…
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  9. Vehicles…
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  11. People…
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  13. Details… flags, bunting, waves, roads… all the essential extras.
  14. And the Se7en+1th thing…

  15. Finally hide a Wally somewhere in your picture… he is hiding in a parachute, he is hidden in a school room, he his hidden all over!!!
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Gallery of Artwork

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After and entire day of drawing and wandering off and wandering back for a couple more details… we had a gallery of colouring pages good and ready… I love these, they reflect exactly where each of my kids are drawing wise. It is a snapshot in time!!!

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Previous Where’s Wally Posts on Our Blog


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Where’s Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box… And How to Find Where’s Wally AnyWhere.


Se7en + 1 Create Quick and Easy I SPY Trays… And there is a Where’s Wally hiding in all of them.


Where’s Wally Was All Over Cape Town…


Se7en Shares a Birthday With Where’s Wally!!!

Previous Picture Book Party Posts

Thank you so much to PanMacmillan South Africa for the copy of The Where’s Wally Colouring Book for review purposes and the invitation to join the Picture Book Party. This is not a sponsored post, we were not paid to create it and the opinions expressed are, as usual, our own.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cassey // May 27, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    A most cunning idea. Something to tuck away as an activity if K ever has a Where’s Wally party.
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  • 2 Christi {Jealous Hands} // May 27, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I can’t imagine trying to find Wally in black and white! What a fun, fun project!

  • 3 Marcia (123 blog) // May 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I love, love, love it!!! Will have to show the kids tomorrow when they’re awake “)


  • 4 se7en // May 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you Cassey, it was a lot of fun… turned into a whole day thing… it would be a great way to keep folk happy for hours and hours… little folk and their grownups would like to sit and doodle away!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

  • 5 se7en // May 28, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Oh Christi, I think your kids would love this… it is kind of addictive… searching, searching, searching!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

  • 6 se7en // May 28, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Oh Marcia, Thank you… it is the sort of project you can start and leave and return to, already my guys have returned to their pictures and added so much more since I posted them!!! Hope you guys have a great weekend sending tons of love across the Karoo to you!!!

  • 7 catjuggles // May 30, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I absolutely love love this! Am so going to do this over the holidays
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  • 8 se7en // May 31, 2016 at 12:48 am

    That’s Fabulous Cat, We are also going to be on holiday very soon… just dying for a break already!!! Hope you have a good week!!!

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