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Mermaid Tail Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Mermaids are like a magnet for kids, especially once summertime rolls around!

If you need an easy craft to do with the kids, try out this mermaid tail craft.

It’s not only easy to customize to your child’s favorite colors, but it also uses simple supplies.

On top of that, you can make it as simple or intricate as you want! Just use markers to draw on scales or make it extra special by using glitter glue, sparkly stickers, and more!

This mermaid craft is great for young children in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary.

Easy Mermaid Craft

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

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments (glitter glue, stickers, etc.)
  • Mermaid tail 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 tail craft template

Begin by gluing the top portion to the main tail piece. Next, glue the fin portion to the bottom of the tail.

hand gluing top of mermaid tail rogether
hand gluing fin to mermaid paper craft

Use a marker to draw on the tail scales and the lines on the fin.

hand drawing scales on mermaid paper craft

Optional: Embellish the tail by using glitter, glitter glue, stickers, or anything else your child wants to add!

hand using glitter glue on mermaid tail craft

That’s it! This is such a simple craft that kids can make in no time at all!

hand holding purple mermaid tail craft

More Ocean Ideas For Kids

If you want to add this craft to a unit study, we’ve got some great ideas to get you started. Check them out below!

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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Of course, we love doing crafts! If you want more ocean themed crafts, browse through some of our favorites:

hand holding green mermaid tail 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!

Ocean Ideas For Kids

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Mermaid Tail Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids who love mermaids will have a blast creating their own mermaid tail!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments (glitter glue, stickers, etc.)
  • Mermaid tail template

Instructions

  1. Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the top portion to the main tail piece. Next, glue the fin portion to the bottom of the tail.
  3. Use a marker to draw on the tail scales and the lines on the fin.
  4. Optional: Embellish the tail by using glitter, glitter glue, stickers, or anything else your child wants to add!

Mermaid Tail Template

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