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Mermaid Handprint Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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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 a fun ocean craft for kids too.

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

handprint mermaid craft image collage with the words handprint mermaid in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Mermaid template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint mermaid craft template

Begin by gluing the eyes just above the smile, on each side.

hand gluing eyes to handprint mermaid craft

Position the bangs at the top of the head and glue them down.

hand gluing bangs to handprint mermaid craft

Next, take the mermaid tail and glue it to the bottom of the torso.

hand gluing tail to handprint mermaid craft

Glue the swim top to the the body of the mermaid.

hand gluing swim top to handprint mermaid craft

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.

hand gluing hair to handprint mermaid craft

Now you’re done! Isn’t that a fun and quick craft?!

handprint mermaid craft

More Ocean Ideas For Kids

We love borrowing books from the library or buying some to add to our home collection. Reading is a great way to introduce a new unit and as you know, has tremendous benefits! Below are some of the top rated ocean books for kids!

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!

2 handprint mermaid crafts

Do you want some more ocean craft ideas to make this summer? We’ve got you covered! Check out some of our favorite ones below:

hand holding handprint mermaid craft

For sensory play, try out this mermaid play dough kit or this mermaid sensory bin!

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Mermaid Handprint Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

If your children love mermaids, they'll want to turn their hands into this cute mermaid handprint craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Mermaid template

Instructions

  1. Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eyes just above the smile, on each side.
  3. Position the bangs at the top of the head and glue them down.
  4. Next, take the mermaid tail and glue it to the bottom of the torso.
  5. Glue the swim top to the the body of the mermaid.
  6. 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.

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