I can’t remember a time when mermaids were more “in” than they are right now – there are mermaid pillows, mermaid fabric, mermaid crafts, mermaid shirts – everything mermaid. Even after The Little Mermaid came out, it seemed that there wasn’t as much mermaid hype as there is right now. And who can blame people? The friendly versions that we celebrate seem to be fun, empowered, and have a fabulous color scheme and lots of sparkles. What’s not to love?
The whole underside of my hair is currently blue. Because of the fading here and there, people occasionally tell me that they love the “mermaid effect” in my hair. It makes me smile every time. Even big kids can like mermaids.
I have a set of 20 awesome mermaid crafts and activities that your kids (and you!) will love. I took the time to write a little bit about each craft on the list, that way you can see if it might be a good fit for you and your little mermaid.
20 Awesome Mermaid Crafts and Activities Your Kids Will Love
Mermaid Paper Chains – Pink Stripey Socks – Oh my goodness! These mermaid doll paper chains are awesome. I love that each mermaid could be decorated in a different way.
Swimming Mermaid Animation Craft – Kids Craft Room – Kids can use the free mermaid printables in this post to make a little animation of a mermaid “swimming” and “waving.”
Seashell Mermaid Purse – Artsy Momma – Not only does this include directions to make a cute seashell mermaid purse, but it also includes the template you need to make it with cardstock. Love it!
Toilet Roll Mermaid Craft – Molly Moo Crafts – When you’re looking for mermaid crafts, this is a definite winner. This cardboard roll mermaid, along with her BFF hula girl cardboard roll, is way too cute.
Fantasy Mermaid Eggs – Adventure in a Box – This mermaid egg craft is a great way to show some creativity! If you’re looking for mermaid crafts with a lot of open-ended options, these mermaid eggs are a wonderful option.
Mermaid Wand – Totally the Bomb – Super simple craft using wooden dowels, some hot glue, and starfish
Mermaid Crazy Hair Do – Inspiration Made Simple – Having crazy hair day at school? Here’s a way to turn a braid into mermaid hair.
How to Make Mermaid Candy Bark – Rosyscription – Kids will love making this sweet and beautiful mermaid treat.
DIY Mermaid Bath Bombs – Beauty Crafter – Bath bombs are so much fun, and these mermaid bath bombs are gorgeous!
Paper Plate Moving Porthole Craft – Kids Craft Room – Paper plate crafts are super fun, and this one that can be made as a porthole with a pirate ship or a mermaid is another one to add to your list of cool things to do a with paper plates. (This post includes printables.)
DIY Mermaid Sensory Writing Tray – Lemon Lime Adventures – If your kids love to “write” on all of the mermaid pillows they see while they’re out, then they will love this!
Mermaid Tail Sensory Bottle – Rhythms of Play – This sensory bottle is so pretty! It is sure to delight your kids.
Paper Bag Mermaid Craft – I Heart Crafty Things – This is another inexpensive mermaid craft. Here’s a twist on the classic paper bag puppet – mermaid style.
Mermaid Slime – The Nerd’s Wife – This is some of the most beautiful slime I’ve ever seen. Your kids will love it!
Peg Mermaid Dolls – Be a Fun Mum – Peg dolls are fun and even more fun when they are mermaid crafts.
Popsicle Stick Mermaid Tails Craft – Glued to My Crafts – If you’re searching for inexpensive mermaid crafts, this could be your winner. You can make your own mermaid tail with some popsicle sticks, paper, and glue.
Origami Mermaid – Pink Stripey Socks – Okay, so I stink at origami. But, if you’re more adept at it than I am, you can follow the directions for making an origami mermaid.
DIY Mermaid Tiara – Rainy Day Mum – This tiara project allows for a lot of creativity in how kids want to put it together. So cute and sparkly!
Colorful Footprint Mermaid Keepsake – Glued to My Crafts – Handprint and footprint crafts are so cute and this mermaid footprint is no exception.
DIY Mermaid Crayons – Nerdy Mamma – These mermaid crayons are lovely and unique.
Other Crafts and Activities You May Love:
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