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!
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:
- Download of the Mermaid Template (Outline only or Full Colored Template)
- Colored construction paper or cardstock (or white cardstock for printed)
- Markers or colored pencils
- Optional: Glitter or other craft embellishments
Assemble the Mermaid Party Craft using Template PDF
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!
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.
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.
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.
In just those simple steps, you have a completed paper mermaid that is as sweet as she is easy to make!
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!