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Mermaid Paper Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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Kids love mermaids!

They’re fun, get to live in the ocean, and remind them of summertime.

If your child loves mermaids too, try out making this mermaid paper craft. It’s an easy and quick mermaid activity for kids that can be created with just a few supplies you already have at home.

Download the free printable template and make it with young kids!

And if you’re a visual learning, watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made this mermaid craft.

How To Make A Paper Mermaid

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

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 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 mermaid paper craft template

Begin making the mermaid by gluing the tail to the base of the torso.

hand gluing tail to mermaid paper craft

Take the swim top and line it up so the top reaches the shoulders. Glue it in place.

hand gluing swim top to mermaid paper craft

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

hand gluing bangs to mermaid paper craft

Position the hair with the braid angled slightly outward, then glue the head to the middle of the hair circle.

hand gluing mermaid body to mermaid hair

That’s it! Can you believe how simple this craft is?

mermaid paper 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!

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For even more ocean themed crafts, check out our top picks below:

mermaid paper craft

This ocean sensory bin is great for when you want something done for you. If you prefer the DIY route, try out this frozen ocean sensory bin.

Another fun option is this ocean play dough set. It’s sparkly and comes with several cool fish!

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Mermaid Paper Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This mermaid paper craft is a simple, fast, and fun summer craft for kids!

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin making the mermaid by gluing the tail to the base of the torso.
  3. Take the swim top and line it up so the top reaches the shoulders. Glue it in place.
  4. Place the bangs at the top of the head and glue them down.
  5. Position the hair with the braid angled slightly outward, then glue the head to the middle of the hair circle.

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