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Mermaid Headband Craft For Kids [Free Template]

If there’s one Disney princess from the past that little girls love, it’s The Little Mermaid! Whether girls dress up like her as a princess or as a mermaid, she’s ultra popular.

If your child loves Ariel too, they’ll want to make and wear this mermaid headband craft!

Download the free printable template to make it from colored paper or print it out in black and white to color in instead.

Let your kiddos’ imagination run wild with extra sparkliness by adding glitter, glitter glue, or stickers to these headbands as well.

This craft is great for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-aged children. Also, be sure to browse through all of our fun mermaid activities for kids for more ideas!

Printable Mermaid Headband

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Supplies

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

Directions

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

hand holding mermaid headband template

Use the markers to draw the details on the shell and starfish.

hand drawing details on paper seashell

Glue the coral on each side of the main seashell, like in the picture.

hand gluing coral to mermaid headband craft

Finish the headband base by gluing the starfish towards the top and behind the main seashell and coral.

hand gluing starfish to mermaid headband craft

Take the completed cluster and glue it to the headband base.

hand gluing pieces to mermaid headband craft

Complete the headband by taping the extenders on each side of the base.

hand taping extender to mermaid headband craft

That’s all you need to do to have a cute beach headband that’s great for mermaid fans!

mermaid headband craft

Ocean Unit For Kids

Want to create a themed unit around this headband? We’ve got lots of ideas to get you started.

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!

How To Catch A Mermaid– This vibrant book is great for mermaid fans! Join the kids to see if their schemes will land them a mermaid!

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!

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Ocean Kids’ Crafts

Crafting is more than just a fun activity for kids – it can also be beneficial for their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Crafts can help to improve fine motor skills, boost confidence and self-esteem, and promote creativity.

Try adding in some of these fun options:

Mermaid Handprint Craft – Summer is the perfect time to introduce kids to the magic of mermaids! This mermaid craft is a great way to get them excited about summer and the ocean. Plus, it’s a fun and easy project that doesn’t require any messy paint.

Shark Headband Craft – Shark Week is one of the most anticipated TV events of the year, and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than by crafting your own shark headband. This project is perfect for kids of all ages and can be easily completed in an afternoon. Best of all, our free template takes all the guesswork out of the process.

ocean kids' crafts image collage

Paper Plate Crab Craft – This easy project is perfect for young children, and they’ll love getting to use different media to create their own unique crab.

Killer Whale Paper Bag Craft – Making puppets is a great way for kids to be creative and have fun. And what could be more fun than making an orca paper bag puppet? This easy-to-make craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s sure to provide hours of entertainment.

Ocean Activities For Kids

For some educational activities, try out these ocean animal printable preschool worksheets. They’ll help with fine motor skills, letter recognition, patterns, and more!

It’s so important for kids to learn how to use scissors properly! These jellyfish cutting activity pages are a great way for them to practice their fine motor skills. Not only will they have fun cutting, but they’ll also be working on their hand-eye coordination.

printable mermaid headband craft

These ocean pattern block mats are a great, no-prep STEM activity for young kids. They’re such a wonderful learning tool for young children! Not only do they help with eye-hand coordination, but they also encourage kids to learn about shapes and patterns.

We also love using these color by number ocean animal printables! They’re not only a great no-prep activity that kids will enjoy, but they also help children to practice fine motor skills, number recognition, and more.

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!

More Ideas For Kids

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Mermaid Headband Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This mermaid headband craft is a fun and simple activity for kids who love mermaids!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Crayons or markers
  • Mermaid headband template

Instructions

  1. Download the mermaid headband template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Use the markers to draw the details on the shell and starfish.
  3. Glue the coral on each side of the main seashell, like in the picture.
  4. Finish the headband base by gluing the starfish towards the top and behind the main seashell and coral.
  5. Take the completed cluster and glue it to the headband base.
  6. Complete the headband by taping the extenders on each side of the base.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Mermaid Headband Template

Mermaid Template 

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Ivette

Saturday 18th of May 2024

Please send me mermaid headband craft template

Sam

Monday 20th of May 2024

Hi! I just checked your email and it’s listed as “unconfirmed” which means you didn’t click the link in the first email. If you didn’t see it, my best guess is it landed in your junk folder. If you can check that folder for my email (sam@simpleeverydaymom.com) and click the link, you’ll be set ◡̈

ashley

Tuesday 1st of August 2023

Where is the actual template download

Sam

Wednesday 2nd of August 2023

I’m so sorry - it was my fault, not yours! My site was updated yesterday and there was a conflict that didn’t allow the form to show. But, it has been fixed now so you can enter your email in the form now. Thanks so much for your patience!

Jane

Thursday 20th of July 2023

I would love to do the headband with my kids, but unfortunately I can't see a form to enter my e-mail to get the link?

Sam

Friday 21st of July 2023

The form is above the comments section, under the heading titled “Free Mermaid Headband Template”. If you're not able to see it, it most likely means you have a firewall or adblocker blocking it from appearing. If you can allow the page or try from a personal device, you should be able to see it. Also, you can open it in an incognito window to see it as well.

Tara

Wednesday 12th of July 2023

No form to fill out to get template

Sam

Thursday 13th of July 2023

The form is above the comments section, under the heading titled “Free Mermaid Headband Template”. If you're not able to see it, it most likely means you have a firewall or adblocker blocking it from appearing. If you can allow the page or try from a personal device, you should be able to see it. Also, you can open it in an incognito window to see it as well.

pam

Monday 12th of June 2023

please send me template for headband thanks

Sam

Tuesday 13th of June 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

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