Popsicle stick crafts are a fun type of craft that kids love! We’ve created lots of unique craft stick projects and with summer right around the corner, we’re adding even more.
This popsicle stick mermaid craft is great for mermaid fans!
Download the free printable template and make this easy craft with the kids at home, school, or daycare.
Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made this simple project.
Also be sure to check out all of our fun mermaid activities for kids!
Craft Stick Mermaid
- Popsicle sticks
- Green paint
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Permanent glue dots
- Mermaid template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together.
If you don’t want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.
Paint 3/4 of the popsicle sticks green. Let dry completely before moving on.
Use a pink marker to draw on the mermaid’s cheeks.
Draw on two seashells to create the mermaid’s top. Take the completed body and glue it to the top portion (unpainted part) of the popsicle sticks.
Begin to create the mermaid hair by gluing the bangs to the top of the mermaid’s head, just above the eyes.
Use a dark green marker to draw scales and lines along the mermaid tail.
Finish up by gluing the mermaid’s hair to the back of the popsicle sticks.
Now your child is done!
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!
Want even more ocean craft ideas? Great! We’ve got loads more ideas to help you. Check out some of our favorites below:
- Killer Whale Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Orca fans will want to make this cute puppet!
- Mermaid Paper Craft – For a slightly different mermaid craft, try out this one made just from paper.
- Jellyfish Craft For Kids – This is one of our most popular ocean crafts because it’s easy and quick to make.
- Paper Plate Pirate Craft – Mermaids and pirates go great together, so add this paper plate pirate to the mix!
Work on skills like patterns, fine motor skills, letter recognition and more with these ocean animal printable preschool worksheets.
The ocean playdough kit is a great way for kids to get hands-on with their play. Plus, the pre-made dough is ready to go, so all you need to do is open the box and start playing.
It’s a fun way to explore the ocean world without getting wet, and it’s also a great way to develop fine motor skills. So whether your child is a beach bum or a landlubber, the ocean play dough kit is sure to be a hit!
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Ocean Ideas For Kids
- Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together.
- If you don't want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.
- Paint 3/4 of the popsicle sticks green. Let dry completely before moving on.
- Use a pink marker to draw on the mermaid's cheeks.
- Draw on two seashells to create the mermaid's top. Take the completed body and glue it to the top portion (unpainted part) of the popsicle sticks.
- Begin to create the mermaid hair by gluing the bangs to the top of the mermaid's head, just above the eyes.
- Use a dark green marker to draw scales and lines along the mermaid tail.
- Finish up by gluing the mermaid's hair to the back of the popsicle sticks.