Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Mermaid Birthday Card

by Jane (follow)
Easy (883)      5 to 10s (616)      Under 5s (592)      Greeting Card (120)      Birthday card (56)      Underwater (10)      Hand print (6)      Mermaid (5)      Nautical (3)     


mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft


This mermaid birthday card is fun to make and will make any birthday girl or boy smile.

Time: 20 minutes
Age: Under 5's with help, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Large piece of card
Paint for hair
Skin coloured paper
Shiny paper for mermaid tail
Felt tip pen to draw face
Glitter, beads
PVA glue and glue stick



mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft
Starting materials ready to go


Method
We made our mermaid on a piece of paper first and then stuck it onto card at the end but you could make your picture straight onto a piece of card.

Apply paint to a hand



mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft
The messy part


Make a couple of handprints on your piece of card, one on top of the other to make wavy hair. Don't spread your fingers out too wide.



mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft
We did one orange handprint then mixed some orange and pink paint together for another print on top


Cut out a circle and also a body with arms out of the skin coloured paper. Stick the circle onto the palm area of your handprint to make a face. Attach the body to the head.



mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft
You can stick straight on to the wet paint without glue




mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft
Add the body with a glue stick


Cut a tail shape out of shiny paper and stick on to the bottom of the body
Stick on a rectangle of shiny material and stick on to the body to make a top for your mermaid to wear



mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft


Dab glue on to the tail and shake glitter on top to make shiny scales



mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft



mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft


Glue beads or sequins on at the waist



mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft
We found some shiny beads to stick on


Draw a face on with a felt tip pen. You could also try googly eyes.



mermaid birthday card greeting card handprint kids craft


Your mermaid card is ready to send. Or maybe you'll decide to frame it instead and hang it on your bedroom wall? Please take a picture of your creation and post in the comments section.

Categories
#Easy
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Mermaid
#Nautical
#Underwater
#Birthday card
#Greeting card
#Hand print
I like this Article - 8
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jane
Here's an easy homemade Valentine's card that looks very impressive
9 likes
My daughter loves jigsaw puzzles and wanted to make her own
9 likes
We enjoyed making our own decorative stamped and decided to make our own gold coins in the same way...
11 likes
I have a drawer where I keep odd socks, hoping that their matching partner will turn up
7 answers
Every busy doll needs a weekend escape! This project is a fun and easy way to create a stylish holid...
15 likes
We loved Krista's but couldn't buy Tiny Teddies in the UK
12 likes
view all articles by Jane
Articles by Jane on Other Hubs
Here are some links to friends of Parent101 and other useful sites
426 views
A woodland theme is great for creating a gender-neutral kids' bedroom or playroom that works for a w...
8 likes
Going camping with a baby can be a daunting prospect
1842 views
The Tomy Aquadoodle was one of our favourite gifts this Christmas
349 views
ID: 1247
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
If you have trouble remembering birthdays, then you are going to love this Birthday Train
13 likes
For some students, math isnʼt always their favorite subject
1 like
With a flower loom, kids can easily create cute flowers, out of yarn, that can be used to decorate j...
3 likes
If your child loves to draw, this is a great activity for them to encourage their creativity
1 like
Upcycle a breakfast cereal box and hop into Easter with this cute Easter Bunny Mask
3 likes
Here's how to make a colourful elephant from a recycled milk bottle and tissue paper
9 likes
This cute and fun Christmas card can be made by little ones with the help of an adult
3 likes
Snowmen crafts are fun at Christmas and this one is simple, quick and cheap to make
6 likes
This is a fun Christmassy game to be enjoyed by the whole family
6 likes
It is this time of the year again
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (592)
Any Age (405)
Over 10s (383)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (883)
Medium (247)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version