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Free Mermaid Template to Print+ Easy Paper Craft

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This free printable mermaid template is a simple and fun craft for kids to do at a mermaid theme birthday party or just for a fun mermaid paper craft!

Coming up with fun kids activities and crafts for birthday parties doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Coloring pages and simple paper crafts are some of the most loved favorites!

We love paper crafts because they can be made with free templates and construction or colored paper you might already have around the house.

This mermaid craft activity is super simple to put together, and comes with both a free mermaid template that you can use for this craft or any other project you’d like to have a mermaid outline for, and it even comes with a full colored printable template too!

That means you don’t even need colored paper to do it, you can just print the colored template and layer the pieces together. Easy Peasy!

mermaid paper craft made from printable template on a blue background with pearls

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How to use the free Mermaid Template to make a Mermaid Paper Craft

Here’s how to make this easy mermaid party craft, with step-by-step instructions and photos of how to layer the pieces.

Mermaid Craft Supplies

You will need:

Assemble the Mermaid Party Craft using Template PDF

Step 1:

Print out the mermaid template pdf on regular printer paper (outline) or in color on white cardstock (colored template).

Use outline to trace the numbered shapes on colored paper of your choice. We love how kids can create their own unique mermaid using different colors!

They could also color in the different parts of the blank pattern and then assemble for yet another twist.

-Or- Cut out the colored mermaid shapes on the white cardstock.

Tip: You can also use this mermaid tail template to print for cupcake toppers, games, or cutouts for party decor!

pieces of construction paper cut out from a printable mermaid template on white background

Step 2:

Using a gluestick, glue fin piece to the bottom of the tail. Then attach to the torso.

Next, glue swimtop to the mermaid’s torso.

two pictures of steps to put a mermaid paper craft together side by side

Step 3:

Place the ponytail section of the hair on the table. Glue the back of the head to the center of the hair, bringing her braid over the shoulder.

Then glue the bangs from the mermaid pattern to the front of the head.

steps three and four of putting together a mermaid paper craft by layering colored paper cutouts

Step 4:

Using markers or colored pencils, draw a face and add embellishments or designs to the mermaid’s tail and swimsuit.

For extra detail, outline the hair and add strands.

finished mermaid paper craft project from template on a white background

In just those simple steps, you have a completed paper mermaid that is as sweet as she is easy to make!

mermaid paper craft made from a free printable mermaid template on a blue background with white pearls

Build a Mermaid Printable

Click here to download the black and white template and here to download the full color version.

If you love paper crafts, be sure to check out this cute Leprechaun Template as well!

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