19 Mermaid Craft Ideas for Kids to Make this Weekend

If you’re looking for a fun project to do this weekend you can’t go wrong with these mermaid crafts for kids!


These mermaid crafts for kids are so fun!

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Mermaid Craft Ideas for Kids

A while ago I collected up some DIY mermaid crafts and since then I’ve had reader requests specifically for mermaid crafts for kids, so that’s exactly what I have for you today! There are crafts here for kids of all ages from preschoolers through teens, and they are all “keeper” projects. Whether your child hangs them on the wall, uses them at school, or gives them as gifts, these are all projects for them to be proud of making!

1 | Mermaid Necklaces

Mermaid NecklacesThese mermaid necklaces are super sparkly and the perfect seashell craft to use up treasures found on the beach!

Mermaid Necklaces by Mama Papa Bubba

2 | Mermaid Polymer Clay Letters

Mermaid Polymer Clay LettersWow! These letters look just like mermaid tail scales! I’m sure your daughter will love to make a monogram initial to display in her room.

Mermaid Polymer Clay Letters by This Heart of Mine

3 | Seashell Mermaid Purse Craft including a Seashell Template

Seashell Mermaid Purse Craft including a Seashell TemplateEvery little mermaid needs a seashell purse right? This craft project is perfect for younger girls who will have fun decorating their shell and then carrying their treasures around in their new purse!

Seashell Mermaid Purse Craft including a Seashell Template by Artsy Momma

4 | DIY Wall Decor – Mermaid Canvas Art

If you want to try a mixed media project then watch this video tutorial which shows you how to make a fabulous mermaid with a sparkly sequin tail!

DIY Wall Decor – Mermaid Canvas Art by Chra DIYs & Crafts

5 | Mermaid Wall Art with DIY Dish Scales

Mermaid Wall Art with DIY Dish ScalesAnd here’s another wall art project! This one would work for younger girls as well as teens because there’s some fine motor practice involved in sticking down all of those scales!

Mermaid Wall Art with DIY Dish Scales by Darice

6 | Mermaid School Supplies

Mermaid School SuppliesIf you don’t want to make a piece of wall art how about using scales to decoration a journal for school instead?

Mermaid School Supplies by Projects with Kids

7 | More Mermaid School Supplies

Speaking of school supplies, there are a lot of cute mermaid projects in this video.

More Mermaid School Supplies by Beautiful Channel

8 | DIY Mermaid Shoebox Puppet Theatre

DIY Mermaid Shoebox Puppet TheatreOh there is hours of fun to be had with this mermaid shoebox theatre! The templates for the mermaid dolls are included, I love how they then glued on their own head photos!

DIY Mermaid Shoebox Puppet Theatre by Sugar Spice and Glitter

9 | Mermaid Tail Crayons

Mermaid Tail CrayonsMy son has a thing for tearing the paper off wax crayons and snapping them in two, and now I have the perfect solution to my box full of broken crayons! These mermaid tail crayons are fabulous and would make great party favors or back to school gifts for school friends!

Mermaid Tail Crayons by Craft Create Cook

10 | Mermaid Rag Doll Pattern

Mermaid Rag Doll PatternI always mean to do more sewing crafts with my daughter as she finds it quite relaxing, and this mermaid rag doll is the perfect project!

Mermaid Rag Doll Pattern by Red Ted Art

11 | Mermaid Makeup Brushes

Mermaid Makeup BrushesOoh these are so pretty! And don’t scroll past if your daughter isn’t old enough for makeup just yet because this project could also be used to make the most fabulously sparkly mermaid pencils for school!

Mermaid Makeup Brushes by Mad in Crafts

12 | Egg Carton Mermaid Dolls

Egg Carton Mermaid DollsWow! How fabulous would these mermaids look glued to a piece of canvas as wall art? Time to raid the recycling box!

Egg Carton Mermaid Dolls by Art Camp

13 | DIY Mermaid Bookmark

DIY Mermaid BookmarkIf you have an avid reader she is going to love making and then using this sweet mermaid bookmark! This would be a great craft to make with friends, or as gifts for friends!

DIY Mermaid Bookmark by Red Ted Art

14 | Mermaid Fin Hair Clip Craft

Mermaid Fin Hair Clip CraftMy daughter is trying to grow out her hair and it’s driving me crazy that it’s always in her eyes. This gorgeous mermaid hair clip is the answer I think!

Mermaid Fin Hair Clip Craft by Finding Zest

15 | Origami Mermaid Paper Craft

Origami Mermaid Paper CraftIf you’ve never tried paper folding before this origami mermaid might just be the start of a new hobby for your child!

Origami Mermaid Paper Craft by Pink Stripey Socks

16 | DIY Mermaid Tail Sensory Bottle

DIY Mermaid Tail Sensory BottleHere’s a sensory bottle craft that’s perfect for kids whatever their age. Because no one is ever to old to enjoy the calming effects of a sensory bottle (trust me, I’ve been prone to give one a shake on a stressful day!)

DIY Mermaid Tail Sensory Bottle by Rhythms of Play

17 | Mermaid Perler Beads

Mermaid Perler BeadsWe LOVE perler beads and are always looking for new patterns so we’ll be adding these sweet mermaids to our list!

Mermaid Perler Beads by Cutesy Crafts

18 | Quilled Mermaid Project

Quilled Mermaid ProjectOlder children will enjoy making this quilled mermaid, it’s quite relaxing quilling paper. You could hand the finished project up on the wall, or use her as a greeting card!

Quilled Mermaid Project by Crafts Beautiful

19 | Mermaid Seashell Necklace

Mermaid Seashell NecklaceWell we started this collection of mermaid crafts for kids with a necklace and it looks like we’re going to finish up with another one! These would make fabulous gifts, or just be a great craft for a mermaid themed sleepover!

Mermaid Seashell Necklace by Moms and Crafters


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