Handprint Hair Mermaids

With scalloped mermaid tails, shell accessories and curls made from your own handprints, this fun craft is ‘shore’ to make waves!

Handprint Hair Mermaids

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed.

Time to Make

1 Hour

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Print out the template and cut out the shapes. Draw around the scalloped shape on the card colours of your choice and cut around fifteen rows.
  2. Starting from the bottom of the tail, and using a ruler to guide your placement, glue on your scalloped rows in a staggered pattern. When you have covered the tail, turn it over and cut off the excess edges.
  3. Choose a Skin Tone People Cut Out and remove the bottom half, then glue on the tail at the waist.
  4. Draw around your hands in the colours of your choice to make four handprint shapes. Then use a round-sided pencil or paintbrush to roll and curl each finger and make the curls. Arrange the handprint hair behind the head and glue in place.
  5. Glue on the mini scallop shells to make your mermaid’s bra.
  6. Draw on the mermaid’s face with a deco pen.
  7. Stick on Mermaid Self-Adhesive Acrylic Jewels to make a headband and necklace.
  8. Make the handprint hair merman accordingly.
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Top Tip

Glue a craft stick or stiff strip of card to the back of the mermaid for support.



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