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Mermaid Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Mermaids are one of those mythical creatures that kids can’t get enough of!

We love them just as much, so we created this mermaid toilet paper roll craft.

Not only is it fun to make, but it’s also a fun way to upcycle your old cardboard tubes!

Download the free printable template and make it with young kids of all ages.

Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial below to see exactly how we made it. And if you like this craft, try out all of our fun mermaid activities for kids.

Cardboard Tube Mermaid

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

Supplies

  • Toilet paper rolls (or new cardboard tubes)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • 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 toilet paper roll mermaid craft

Begin to create the mermaid by gluing the mermaid’s hair to the back of the head.

hand gluing body to toilet paper roll mermaid hair

Place the bangs over the forehead and glue it in place.

hand gluing bangs to toilet paper roll mermaid craft

Next, glue the mermaid tail to the bottom of the mermaid’s torso.

hand gluing tail to toilet paper roll mermaid craft

Use a marker to draw on the cheeks and the mermaid shell swim top.

hand drawing cheeks onto toilet paper roll mermaid
hand outlining seashell top on toilet paper roll mermaid

Take the completed mermaid and glue it to the ocean background rectangle.

hand gluing mermaid to blue rectangle

Place a piece of tape on one end of the rectangle, then wrap it around the cardboard tube. Take another piece of tape and secure the other end to the toilet paper roll.

hand taping mermaid template onto toilet paper roll

Isn’t that a cute mermaid craft?!

Ocean Unit Study For Kids

Don’t stop here! Create an entire ocean unit study for kids around this mermaid craft. We’ve got lots of great ideas to get you going!

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!

Pinkalicious and Aqua, the Mini-Mermaid – Fans of the Pinkalicious series of books will have to add this mermaid-themed adventure to their collection! This book also comes with a sheet of stickers!

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!

Of course, we love crafts and think they’re always room for more of them! If you want some more ocean crafts, check out some of our top choices below:

If your kids love coloring, try out these mermaid coloring pages, these boy mermaid coloring pages, or these ocean coloring pages.

For some educational activities, try out these color by number ocean animals or use these ocean animal printable preschool worksheets.

We also love these Little Mermaid color by sight word printables from 123 Homeschool 4 Me!

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!

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!

Ocean Ideas For Kids

Mermaid Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Kids

Mermaid Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This mermaid toilet paper roll craft is a fun summer craft for kids to create!

Materials

  • Toilet paper rolls (or new cardboard tubes)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • Mermaid template

Instructions

  1. Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to create the mermaid by gluing the mermaid's hair to the back of the head.
  3. Place the bangs over the forehead and glue it in place.
  4. Next, glue the mermaid tail to the bottom of the mermaid's torso.
  5. Use a marker to draw on the mermaid shell swim top.
  6. Take the completed mermaid and glue it to the ocean background rectangle.
  7. Place a piece of tape on one end of the rectangle, then wrap it around the cardboard tube. Take another piece of tape and secure the other end to the toilet paper roll.

Free Mermaid Template

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Nancie

Thursday 29th of July 2021

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Monday 2nd of August 2021

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