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If you’re looking for a fun project to do this weekend you can’t go wrong with these mermaid crafts for kids!
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
These 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
Wow! 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
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
And 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
If 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
Oh 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
My 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
I 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
Ooh 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
Wow! 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
If 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
My 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
If 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
Here’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
We 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
Older 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
Well 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
More Kids Craft Ideas Here