Are you ready to have some fun with popsicle sticks? This simple popsicle stick mermaid project will be the talk of your house.
My kids have put on endless puppet shows with these mermaids, and I’m sure yours will too.
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Simple Mermaid Popsicle Craft Details:
Age Group: 4+ yrs
Time To Complete: 25 min
Supplies Needed For This Popsicle Stick Project
What I love most about this mermaid popsicle stick project is that you can substitute supplies and make this work with what you already have in your home.
My daughter really loves doing projects with felt so felt is what we used. If you see something below that you don’t have, find something else to replace it.
Here’s what you’ll need for this simple popsicle stick craft:
How To Create This Simple Mermaid Craft
Step 1: Cut Out The Felt Tails
Start by cutting out the mermaids tails from felt. You can make their tails in any shape that you would like.
How can you make the perfect mermaid tail?
Traced out their tails on a white piece of paper. Then cut it out and lay it on top of the felt as a guide. Lastly, traced the piece of paper onto the felt.
By doing this, my 6-year-old was able to follow the lines and cut out her own mermaid tails. If I didn’t have some guide for her she probably would have gone through who knows how many pieces of felt trying to make her mermaids tail just right.
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Step 2: Glue-On The Popsicle Stick
Step 3: Add On The Pipe Cleaner
Next, we used pipe cleaners for the body of each mermaid. Start at the bottom of the popsicle stick (where the tail and popsicle stick meet). And work your way up with the pipe cleaner.
Another idea: If you don’t have pipe cleaners on hand, color your popsicle stick with a marker instead.
Step 4: Add Hair And Eyes
Are you ready to add some eyes and hair to your mermaid? We have an endless amount of googly eyes at our house, so those we what we used on our mermaids.
If you don’t have googly eyes lying around, feel free to draw on the face with a marker.
Next, get creative with their hair. I used both felt and sparkle paper for their hair.
Step 5: Finish Out The project
Finish out the project by adding a mouth and cutting out a top for your mermaid. I used leftover, felt and glitter cardstock paper for their bikini tops as well.
Once again, we are all about using what craft supplies you have on hand. If you don’t have everything on the supply list, send your child on a scavenger hunt around the house to find things they would like to use.
This fun popsicle stick mermaid craft is so much fun! Make sure to give it a try. Your child is guaranteed to love it. =)
Here is the finished project!!
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