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Popsicle Stick Mermaid Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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 stick mermaid craft image collage with the words popsicle stick mermaid in the middle

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Green paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 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)

Directions

Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding popsicle stick mermaid craft template

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.

hand gluing popsicle stick together

Paint 3/4 of the popsicle sticks green. Let dry completely before moving on.

hand painting popsicle sticks green

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.

hand drawing mermaid top onto popsicle stick mermaid
hand gluing body to popsicle stick mermaid craft

Begin to create the mermaid hair by gluing the bangs to the top of the mermaid’s head, just above the eyes.

hand gluing bangs to popsicle stick mermaid craft

Use a dark green marker to draw scales and lines along the mermaid tail.

hand drawing scales onto popsicle stick mermaid craft

Finish up by gluing the mermaid’s hair to the back of the popsicle sticks.

hand gluing hair to popsicle stick mermaid craft

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!

hand holding popsicle stick mermaid

Want even more ocean craft ideas? Great! We’ve got loads more ideas to help you. Check out some of our favorites below:

2 popsicle stick mermaids

Work on skills like patterns, fine motor skills, letter recognition and more with these ocean animal printable preschool worksheets.

We also love these ocean pattern block mats and these color by number ocean animal printables.

Kids love to color? Try out these mermaid coloring pages, these ocean coloring pages, or these boy mermaid coloring pages.

hand holding popsicle stick mermaid

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

hand holding popsicle stick mermaid

Popsicle Stick Mermaid Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This popsicle stick mermaid is a great ocean themed activity for kids!

Instructions

  1. Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. 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.
  3. If you don't want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.
  4. Paint 3/4 of the popsicle sticks green. Let dry completely before moving on.
  5. Use a pink marker to draw on the mermaid's cheeks.
  6. 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.
  7. Begin to create the mermaid hair by gluing the bangs to the top of the mermaid's head, just above the eyes.
  8. Use a dark green marker to draw scales and lines along the mermaid tail.
  9. Finish up by gluing the mermaid's hair to the back of the popsicle sticks.

Free Mermaid Template

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