Love mermaids? Then these mesmerizing mermaid crafts for kids are just what you need? Take an underwater adventure with these fun projects!
There are a few easy peasy crafts that are perfect for birthday parties or after-school activities, as well as slightly more advanced projects you can do with your child — or to surprise your child!
Since we’re all still homebound and cannot venture out to the beach, let’s explore some Ocean Crafts with some gorgeous mermaid crafts for kids. Each mermaid is prettier than the last, and you’ll have a great time making these!
15 Mesmerizing Mermaid Crafts for Kids
Toilet paper rolls are things we all have at home these days, and Molly Moo Crafts shows us how to turn such a mundane, plain object into a pretty mermaid with beautiful bright colored hair!
Fancy a mermaid doll for yourself? This peg doll is a great pick, and it’s quite easy to make too! You can either use it for play, or set it up on a shelf – or give it to another friend who’s mermaid-crazy!
Mermaids feature in several European legends, but did you know that they also exist in the stories of ‘One Thousand and One Nights’? Enjoy reading these engrossing tales with this cute bookmark from Red Ted Art to keep you company.
Mermaids are half-fish, so it’s only natural that they swim! Hello, Wonderful has a bright and colorful swimming mermaid craft that’s super easy to make, and doesn’t require too many supplies.
These printable pages from The Best Ideas for Kids aren’t just plain coloring pages – they are oceans of possibility! Add cupcake liners or glitter or torn up tissue paper to decorate the mermaid tales – the sky’s the limit!
If you can make a mermaid out of a peg doll, you can make one out of clothespins! Dine Dream Discover has a fun, quirky project that can also be made with glitter foam.
The Japanese have their own versions of mermaid lore, with the mermaids being known as ningyo. They do look a little different from the mermaids we’re used to seeing, but Pink Stripey Socks combines the two cultures in this Origami mermaid craft.
Got an old paper bag lying around? I Heart Crafty Things knows what you should do with it – turn it into a cute little mermaid! If you have those googly eyes with the eyelashes, they would go really well with this craft.
If you have a quilling enthusiast at home who’d like to try something a little more challenging, check out this paper quilled mermaid craft from Crafts Beautiful. We just love how the hair flows around her!
Don’t throw away all those egg cartons – let them come together to form a stunning mythical sea creature! Die Klein Botin has all the instructions for this project – just translate the page and you’re good to go!
Who says mermaids can’t have fun? Pink Stripey Socks features a full on mermaid party, where lots of mermaids get together to sing and dance and just have some good ol’ underwater fun!
In ‘The Little Mermaid’, the mermaid had a beautiful voice which she had to sacrifice. Red Ted Art has mermaids that can dance and twirl! These paper plate mermaids are so much fun to have around and would also make for great decor for a mermaid-theme party.
Have you heard of worry dolls? They are dolls meant to soothe worried children. The child can talk to the doll and go to sleep peacefully since the doll would take care of whatever problem she has. Housewife Eclectic brings back this charming tradition with these cute mermaid worry dolls.
I love wooden spoon crafts – they end up looking so funky! I Heart Crafty Things goes the wooden spoon route with mermaids, and you have these cheerful upcycled spoons that would look great on the wall.
We love making felt plushies, and maybe that’s why we’re a little biased towards this cute as a button felt mermaid from Red Ted Art! There’s a free pattern, so go ahead and download it now!
Wow, so many gorgeous little mermaids to make! It’s quite hard to choose a favorite, so go with your child’s age and skills – the plushie is a good one for a sewing beginner, for instance. As you’re making these, go read up on some mermaid stories and legends – it’s a world you can easily get lost in!