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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
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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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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.

Free Mermaid Template

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Melanie Henry

Sunday 12th of September 2021

thank you! can't wait to make this

Sam

Monday 13th of September 2021

You're welcome! Hope everyone has fun!

Jennifer Dunn

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

Mermaid template please.

Sam

Thursday 26th of August 2021

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

Sharon D Mayo

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Link to mermaid handprint template. Thank you.

Sam

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Kim

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

Thank you!

Sam

Thursday 19th of August 2021

You're welcome, Kim!

Gloria Camarillo

Saturday 7th of August 2021

My daughter loves mermaids thank you!

Sam

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

You're welcome! Hope she has fun making it!

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