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Mermaid Birthday Card

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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
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