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Mermaid Handprint Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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

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 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!

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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!

hand holding handprint mermaid craft

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.

summer crafts for kids image collage

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.

Summer Activities

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!

printable summer activities for kids

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:

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

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!

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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.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Mermaid Template

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Ncita

Monday 10th of October 2022

Beautiful craft! Looking for the template.

Sam

Monday 10th of October 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will automatically be sent to you 🙂

Brianne

Wednesday 13th of July 2022

Looking to get the mermaid handprint template!

Sam

Thursday 14th of July 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

Heidi

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

Is this how I get the template?

Sam

Saturday 9th of July 2022

No, this is the comment section. There's a form above this that will send the link to you :)

Julie

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Cute

Sam

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Thanks!

joan benditz

Monday 20th of June 2022

thank you for the mermaid template. In another message I had requested the Hand print statue of liberty and also the bald eagle craft. Did not receive them. Would it be possible to still get them? Know my grandson will just love making them.

Joan

Sam

Monday 20th of June 2022

You're welcome! Since your already a subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in any of the forms and it will automatically redirect you to the download page :)

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