Monday, April 30, 2018

How to Make Mermaid Paper Chains

Looking for a super cute mermaid craft to make with the kids?  Summer is right around the corner and I've been thinking about new, fun takes on classic kids crafts.  One of the most beloved art and craft ideas is a paper doll chain.  We've made several neat paper chain cutouts over the years.  Today I'm giving paper chains a magical underwater spin.  Tada!  If you like cutting out paper dolls, you'll love these super cute mermaid paper chains!

Let's Make Mermaid Paper Chains!

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids

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How to do this Mermaid Craft:


1.  Cut a sheet of paper in half lengthwise.

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids


2.  Take one half.  Fold it in half.

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids

3.  Fold it in half again.

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids- fun summer craft!

4.  Fold it in half again.
5.  Draw one mermaid.  (Make sure that the mermaids are connected somehow.  I connected them through their hair, hands, and tails.)

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids- fun summer craft!

6.  Cut out your mermaid!

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids- fun summer craft!

7.  Open up your chain.  Then, use items like Sharpies, crayons, or colored pencils to decorate them.  (I also used kwik stix... which I normally love because they are tempera paints that dry super quickly... but they were way too big and bulky for this delicate paper chain.)

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids- fun summer craft!

And that's it!

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids- fun summer craft!


I hope that you enjoy cutting out your own mermaid paper chains!  (And if you make some, I'd love to see them!  You can always tag me on instagram @pinkstripeysocks!)

(Psst... here are two more fun mermaid crafts for all you mermaid lovers!)


More Mermaid Crafts!


Happy making, friends!

how to cut mermaid paper chains with kids- fun summer craft!

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