With summertime quickly approaching, we’re already planning some easy crafts for you to do with the kids.
We love handprint crafts, so we decided to combine it with another one of our favorite things – mermaids!
This mermaid handprint craft is cute, colorful, and simple to create! It’s one of our many mermaid activities for kids.
Be sure to download the free printable template and then watch our quick video tutorial to see how to make this cool mermaid craft with your children or students!
Mermaid Paper Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Mermaid template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes just above the smile, on each side.
Position the bangs at the top of the head and glue them down.
Next, take the mermaid tail and glue it to the bottom of the torso.
Glue the swim top to the the body of the mermaid.
Trace your child’s hand onto a paper that is the same color as the bangs, then cut it out. Position the handprint hair in the way you like, then glue the head to the center of the handprint.
Now you’re done! Isn’t that a fun and quick craft?!
More Summer Ideas
Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about fun summer crafts, printables, and activities for kids!
These summer-themed activities are sure to keep your little ones occupied while they improve their skills and have a blast at the same time.
From coloring pages and summer crafts to do a dot worksheets, there’s something for everyone. So get ready to have a blast this summer with these cool ideas!
Kids’ Summer Books
Even though school is out for summer, that doesn’t mean that learning has to come to a halt. In fact, reading out loud to your kids can be a great way to keep their minds active and help them prepare for the next school year.
Summer reading loss is a real phenomenon, and kids may lose up to two months of progress if they don’t keep their skills sharp.
By reading out loud to your kids, you can help them retain what they’ve learned and stay ahead of the curve. Additionally, summer is a great time to bond with your kids and create lasting memories!
Try one of theses popular summer books kids love!
The Snail and the Whale– Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!
Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.
The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!
Kids’ Summer Crafts
Summertime is the perfect time to let kids get crafty! With school out and no homework to worry about, they can take the time to explore their creativity and have some fun.
Plus, crafting is a great way to keep them occupied during those lazy summer days. There are endless possibilities when it comes to summer crafts for kids! So go ahead and give your kids some glue, paper, and scissors, and let them loose! They’ll be sure to thank you for it later.
Check out some of our favorite ones below:
Jellyfish Craft– This paper jellyfish craft is so cute and easy to make and is one of our most popular summer activities! It’s easy to make and can be customized to your child’s favorite colors!
Paper Plate Crab Craft – Children love to paint, and this paper plate crab craft is the perfect way to explore their creative side. With just a few simple supplies, kids can transform a plain white paper plate into a work of art!
Shark Headband Craft– We’ve made lots of headband crafts over the last few years, but this shark one is at the top of our favorites list! Kids can print it out on colored paper or they can print it out in black and white and color it in instead.
These summer color by number printables for kids are the perfect way to keep your little ones entertained and educational this summer! With 7 different pages to choose from, there’s something for everyone. And the best part is, they’re no prep – just print and go!
Summer is the perfect time to break out the dot markers and enjoy some fun, creative activities. These summer do a dot printables are perfect for helping kids practice fine motor skills, letter recognition, patterns, and more. Best of all, they’re super easy to prepare – just print and go! So gather up the kids and get ready for some summertime fun.
These crab worksheets for kids are so much fun! The letter C maze is great for helping little ones learn the letter C, and the handwriting page is perfect for practicing those fine motor skills. The label a crab page is perfect for learning about these fascinating creatures and practicing scissor skills.
More Mermaid Fun
Love mermaids and can’t get enough? Check out these fun ideas:
- Encourage kids to wash their hands with this mermaid soap with a toy inside!
- These mermaid temporary tattoos are so cute and fun for kids.
- Every little girl will love these adorable mermaid dolls!
Share With Us
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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!
More Summer Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Mermaid template
- Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes just above the smile, on each side.
- Position the bangs at the top of the head and glue them down.
- Next, take the mermaid tail and glue it to the bottom of the torso.
- Glue the swim top to the the body of the mermaid.
- Trace your child's hand onto a paper that is the same color as the bangs, then cut it out. Position the handprint hair in the way you like, then glue the head to the center of the handprint.