Mixed Media Mermaid Art

By: Amanda A from
Updated February 17, 2023
Mixed Media Mermaid Art
Mixed Media Mermaid Art

"This is no ordinary papercraft! Take your crafting to the next level with this mixed-media mermaid! All you need is the mermaid template, paper, and scissors to create the basic shape, and then use yarn, sequins, and seed beads to customize your mermaid! These would be perfect for any birthday or pool party. Create the basic mermaid shape and then set up stations for kids to customize their mermaids for the perfect party favor. Happy Crafting!"

Primary TechniqueMixed Media


Materials List

  • Colored Paper
  • Glitter paper or foam sheet
  • Yarn
  • Seed beads
  • Thread
  • Sequins
  • Sharpie
  • Craft Glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


  1. Take your colored craft paper and choose the color paper you want for the head, upper body, blushes, hair base, and top of the mermaid doll. Now, trace the template pattern on the selected craft paper and cut them out properly

  2. Next attach the the head on the body base

  3. Using your yarn and following the hair pattern cut and glue the small yarn pieces on the hair base to fill out the pattern

  4. Fill the hair pattern cut-out with the yarn on both sides and above the slit. Keep the balance part intact

  5. Time to add the face features, so add the blushes on the cheeks. Slide the head under the slit of the hair and apply glue to fix the position

  6. The next step is to draw the eyes, nose in the face, using a marker, or sharpie. Whichever you prefer

  7. Attach the head pattern on the neck part of the body base

  8. Now, for the final touches, the tail! Using the pattern cut out your tail and attach tail cut-out on the bottom side of the body base pattern

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