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Mermaid Valentines Day Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It’s Valentine’s Day, and kids are getting ready to celebrate. The kids may be dreaming of all the candy they’ll be getting, but we’ve got something that you and your kids will both love – a fun paper project!

This mermaid Valentines Day craft is a fun activity that kids can do at home or in the classroom.

It’s a great craft for young kids, and it doesn’t involve any messy supplies like paint or glitter.

All you need to create your own mermaid is some paper, basic craft supplies, and our free printable template. Download your copy today and make it this February.

Also, be sure to browse through all of our Valentine crafts for kids for more ideas.

Valentine’s Day Craft

mermaid Valentine craft image collage with the words Valentine mermaid

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pen
  • Embelishment or sticker (optional)
  • 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 Valentine craft template

Begin by gluing the swim top to the mermaid’s torso.

hand gluing swim top onto mermaid Valentine craft

Next, take the tail and glue it to the back and bottom of the mermaid’s waist.

hand gluing tail onto mermaid Valentine craft

Glue the mermaid’s bangs to the top of her head.

hand gluing bangs onto mermaid Valentine craft

Place the arms, one on each side of the body, and glue them to the back of the body. Angle them out slightly so they can hold the heart.

hand gluing arm onto mermaid Valentine craft

Next, glue the hair to the back of the mermaid’s head and upper body.

hand gluing hair onto mermaid Valentine craft

Write a short message on the heart, then glue it to the mermaid’s torso. Pull out the hands so they rest on top of the heart.

hand gluing heart onto mermaid Valentine craft

Optionally: Put a sticker or embellishment in the mermaid’s hair.

hand gluing flower onto hair of mermaid Valentine craft

Finish it off by using a marker to draw scale marks along the tail.

hand drawing scales on mermaid Valentine craft

Now your child has a fun mermaid they can give to a friend or keep for themselves!

mermaid Valentine craft

Valentine’s Day Unit For Kids

Don’t let the Valentine’s magic fade! Create a Valentine’s Day unit for kids and help them have fun and learn. Below are some of our top ideas to get you started.

First, we recommend books. Reading to your kids is an easy way to help them out in school and in life. Reading can help them learn new words, develop an interest in reading on their own, and help with imagination.

Below are some of the top Valentine’s Day books. Get them on Amazon to add to your home collection or see if your local library has them on hand.

Love From The Crayons If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.

The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?

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Crafting is another activity that is very beneficial for children. It can help them with self-expression, develop scissor skills, and follow directions.

Try out any of our fun Valentine’s Day craft ideas:

Love Monster Craft – This Valentine’s Day, make this easy and adorable love monster craft with your kids. It is a great activity to do with little ones on the weekend or in school holidays when you want something fun but not too messy!

Llama Valentine Card Craft – Every kid loves making crafts. So why not make a homemade Valentine card? This is the perfect project to do with your kids on this special day! Download the free template and get started today.

Panda Valentine Craft – Kids will love this cute panda craft. It’s easy to create and great for animals fans too! Download the free printable template, cut out your pieces, then glue them together and you’re done.

Rocket Valentine CraftKids will love this quick and easy rocket craft made from paper. This is a great way to get your kids excited about Valentine’s day, but it could be used as an anytime activity too. Make the crafts with them then let them assemble their creations in any way they like – or give instructions and let them create something all by themselves!

hand holding mermaid Valentine craft

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Looking for a last-minute activity to keep your kids occupied? These printable Valentine coloring pages are easy, fun, and great for practicing fine motor skills and creativity.

Dot your way to Valentine’s Day this year! Give kids a fun and educational activity that will keep them busy. These Valentine do a dot printables can help with counting, letter recognition, patterns, and more.

Share With Us

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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 Valentines Day Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This mermaid Valentine's craft is a simple and fun way to celebrate the holiday with kids!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pen
  • Embelishment or sticker (optional)
  • Mermaid template

Instructions

  1. Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the swim top to the mermaid's torso.
  3. Next, take the tail and glue it to the back and bottom of the mermaid's waist.
  4. Glue the mermaid's bangs to the top of her head.
  5. Place the arms, one on each side of the body, and glue them to the back of the body. Angle them out slightly so they can hold the heart.
  6. Next, glue the hair to the back of the mermaid's head and upper body.
  7. Write a short message on the heart, then glue it to the mermaid's torso. Pull out the hands so they rest on top of the heart.
  8. Optionally: Put a sticker or embellishment in the mermaid's hair.
  9. Finish it off by using a marker to draw scale marks along the tail.

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Mermaid Valentine Template

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Jacquelyn

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Very cute mermaid my daughter loves mermaid

Sam

Thursday 10th of March 2022

Thanks!

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