Mermaid Tail Art For Kids

This week my SURF Club girls created mermaid tail art!


For this craft I provided:

  • 10×10″ pre-cut foam board squares
  • two mermaid tail templates
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • craft glue, including glitter glue
  • paint (ocean colors- blues, turquoise, green, pink, purple, etc.)
  • paint brushes
  • glitter foam in various colors
  • embellishments such as miniature seashells, colored pebbles, mermaid glitter, miniature pom poms, sequins, and ocean stickers, craft sand, etc. (all optional!)

The first step was to paint an ocean background and I instructed the girls to only use one paint brush and blend a few colors together. That worked out really well. Some girls added a little sand/beach with tan paint. Some girls added details to their ocean floor. πŸ™‚

Once the ocean was dry, the girls glued on their mermaid tails and decorated them any way they wished.

β™₯ How’s your summer going? I’m having so much fun with my daughter who is now home from her mission. She is adjusting well to “normal” life again and has set up her courses and housing for another semester at her university, which she will begin in September. This will finish her generals and then she will transfer to a university with a Marine Biology program.

This sign got a lot of attention and random pics from strangers at the airport. And yes, she knew she misspelled a word, but couldn’t change it once it was glued on. πŸ™‚


Meanwhile, my oldest child is working in Texas as a mud logger and my second oldest is preparing to move to China this fall to teach English! We are going in all directions now. I’m extra thankful to have two more years with my youngest child and in a later post I’ll be sharing our plans for another successful homeschool year together. πŸ™‚ I’d start now because I’m especially excited for a unit study we will be tackling, but he’s working at a scout camp this summer and that is a good experience for him. As for our house, it’s still on the market (no bites yet), but I’ve decided that even if it hasn’t sold come September, Marcus and I will move to Montana to be with his dad there. This living apart is for the birds! Thanks for visiting my blog! β™₯





14 thoughts on “Mermaid Tail Art For Kids

  1. There are so cute! My favorite is the first one though.

    Welcome, Home to your daughter! Is she giving her return talk at church on Sunday? Sounds like your other two are having and heading for some adventures. What’s a mud logger? Something literal to do with logging?

    I’m so thankful that our house sold! The market has slowed down a lot. Hopefully, yours sells, or you can rent it out while you’re in Montana. I think living apart would be hard and I’d be doing what you’re doing. Moving anyway!

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    1. Hi Deborah! Yes, she’s talking in church this Sunday. Congrats on selling your house. Hoping mine sells by the end of summer. A mud logger analyzes samples of rock from the drilling rigs.

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