Most little girls have dreamed at some point of being a magical mermaid who lives with the fishes in the sea. In fact, most little boys have probably pretend they were mer-people too! In all honesty, we’re still not over the fantasy that we, too, might one day sprout a sparkly tail and spend the day swimming through the waves. We know that’s not very likely, but the good news is that craft enthusiasts get to play make belief all the time!
Check out these adorable under-the-sea themed craft ideas for your little mermaids (or yourself)!
1. Paper roll mermaids
2. Little Mermaid terrariums
Use figurines, aqua coloured marbles, and mason jars to create mermaid themed scenes for display, just like these ones from
3. Sock mermaid tails
4. No-sew mermaid tail
These no-sew tails make the perfect dress up game at a mermaid themed birthday party!
5. Seashell mermaid tiara
6. Seashell mermaid purse
7. Mermaid “I Spy” bottles
These bottle games are perfect for road trips as long as you seal them well! Fill them with water, seashells, little mermaid figurines, or fish shaped beads. Drop in a little bit of food colouring, give them a shake, and get playing.
8. Button mermaids
This craft from
9. Paper plate “fish tanks”
Cut a circle from the middle of a paper plate to make a window and draw, paint, or glue a mermaid-like scene on the inside of another paper plate. Glue the two together like
10. No-sew mermaid tutu
Does your little one run around just a little too much to handle a restricting mermaid tail costume? Try making an adorable mermaid themed tutu like this one by
11. Mermaid-themed bath bombs
Do you know an adult who still believes they’ll be a mermaid someday? This adorable DIY mermaid bath bomb from
12. Under the sea jello cups
Jello is an easy snack for getting kids use to cooking! Make small portions of blue jello in individual cups and decorate them with crumbled graham cracker sand, mermaid figurines, and candy fish or starfish. Check out these ones from
13. Mermaid bean bag toss game
A piece of cardboard, some paint, and some bean bags are all you need! Cut holes, give each one a score, and decorate the whole thing like a scene from below the waters. Check out how
14. Shel encrusted mermaid hairband
Simple supplies form the dollar store can be made to look like adorable mermaid-appropriate accessories!
15. Mermaid mirrors
Can’t you just picture a mermaid brushing her long hair using a hand mirror set in a seashell?
Have you made other mermaid themed crafts before that you don’t see here? Tell us how you did them in the comments section!