Mermaid Paper Bag Craft For Kids

[Free Template]

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Mermaid fans unite! There’s never too many mermaid crafts and activities to do, right? If you agree, you’ll want to make this easy mermaid paper bag craft with your kids.

We’re giving you a free printable template to make it super simple to recreate, plus it comes with a mermaid and a merboy version.

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– Brown paper bag – Colored cardstock or construction paper – Scissors – Glue – Markers – Mermaid template


Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need. Optional: Glue the ocean background to the main portion and flap of the brown paper bag.

Create the mermaid or merboy head by gluing the hair to the top of the page.

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Take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

Assemble the body by gluing the arms to the back of each side of the torso.

If you’re making a mermaid, glue the seashells to the chest area.

Glue the top portion of the mermaid tail to the bottom portion of the torso.

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Next, glue the torso to the mermaid tail.

Finish creating the tail by gluing the end of the tip of the tail.

Place the entire lower body on the main portion of the paper bag and glue it in place.

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