Mermaids are absolutely magical. Like the unicorns of the sea, if you will. If you’re ready for some enchantment then you’ll love this simple Paper Mermaid Craft. Make them together and watch the magic happen.
As if our mermaid craft needed to be any easier, we’ve also included a Free Printable Mermaid Template. The best part of this easy paper craft is that you can make your mermaids in your choice of skin tone, hair color, and color of tail fins.
Make a Simple Paper Mermaid Craft
To make our Paper Mermaid Craft you will need our mermaid template, cardstock in assorted colors, markers, scissors, and a glue stick.
Paper Mermaid Craft Supplies Needed
- Mermaid Template
- Cardstock – assorted skin, hair, tail fin, and top colors
- Markers – matching assorted colors
- Black pen
- Glue stick
Easy Mermaid Craft Step by Step Instructions
Begin by printing the mermaid template. Cut out the pieces.
Trace the body on the skin toned cardstock of choice. Trace the hair on the hair color cardstock of choice. And do the same with the tail, fin, and top. Cut all the pieces out.
Now, glue the tail to the body. Glue the fin to the bottom of the tail.
Glue the top in place, as well.
Next, glue the ponytail to the back of the head shape.
And glue the bangs to the front.
Finally, use markers and pens to add a simple face, blush, and lips.
And detail to the tail, fin, and top, too. Your magical mermaids are now ready to swim in the sea!
Pin this Craft!
Be sure to pin the below image to Pinterest to save this craft for later!
More Summer Crafts for Kids
We have more fun summer craft ideas, too! Check out our Cardboard Roll Pirate Craft, Paper Loop Pufferfish Craft, Crayon Resist Watercolor Fish, and our Cardboard Bubble Wrap Octopus Craft. If you’re looking for more mermaids, be sure to also see our Cardboard Roll Mermaids Craft and our Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Mermaid, as well!