Looking for a few easy crafts for kids? Whether you have an ocean lover or a sea-maid enthusiast, these mermaid crafts pretty much guarantee an afternoon of fun. From DIY mermaid tails to fluffy ocean slime, plenty of creativity awaits.

DIY Mermaid Crayons

Nerdy Mamma

This craft is not only fun, but eco-friendly, too! Grab those broken crayons and a fun, mermaid-shaped silicone mold, then watch the magic happen as you heat them up and form a brand new, mermagical crayon. Find all the instructions at Nerdy Mamma.

Clothespin Mermaids

Views From a Stepstool

Great for little or big kids, these under-the-sea mermaids are the perfect afternoon craft! You likely have many of the supplies on hand, that include markers, felt and glue. This mini mermaids can be used for a sweet puppet show, book mark or as a fun gift between friends. Get the full instructions at Views From a Stepstool.

Mermaid Tails

Mom Trends

Who wants to be a mermaid? This paper craft is all about using what you have around the house, and lets the littles fully express themselves as they transform into magical creatures. Great for indoor or outdoor crafting, you'll want to head to Mom Trends fro all the instructions.

Mermaid Necklace

Mama Papa Bubba

A mermaid must be perfectly outfitted for the sea! While this isn't an expensive pearl necklace, this adorable shell craft quickly provides your mini maid with a gem-worthy accessory that uses glitter and glue and an afternoon of fun. Check out Mama Papa Bubba for all the instructions.

Fluffy Ocean Slime

Little Bins for Little Hands

Move over regular slime, fluffy ocean slime is here for summer! The uber soft recipe is perfect for sensory activities, and made even better when you color in sea-worthy colors. Find the full tutorial at Little Bins for Little Hands.


Clumsy Crafter

Sure, Christmas may be months away, but you can prep in mer-style with this adorable craft. Clear ornaments are decked out with ocean-themed colors and cute scales for a perfectly personalized craft or gift. Find the steps over at Clumsy Crafter.

Seashell Collage

Art Bar

Let your little artists shine with this adorable collage project that takes inspo from the sea. Pieces of wood are decorated with treasures like shells, then painted with gorgeous watercolors that make this the perfect piece of artwork to hang on the walls or give to grandparents. Find all the details at Art Bar.

Mermaid Slime

A Sparkle of Genius

What's summer without a little slime? This mertastic craft combines color and sparkling glitter to make it perfect for slime-loving kiddos. Get the full tutorial at A Sparkle of Genius.

––Karly Wood



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