Little Mermaid Crafts for Your Next Beach Themed Party

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Little Mermaid crafts can be anything ocean or beach related.  What images come to mind when you think of mermaids? I think of seashells, the beach, the ocean, fish, sharks, jellyfish, sand and all sorts of other things.  When I was sent a copy of The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition for a feature, the first thing that popped into my head was Little Mermaid crafts would be fun to do.
little mermaid crafts

Little Mermaid Crafts

To set the mood, put The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition in the Blu-ray player while you craft. The Diamond Edition contains digital restored picture and sound, a digital copy of the film and a bunch of never before seen bonus features. One of the features included is the music video for Carly Rae Jepsen’s recording of the film’s song “Part of Your World.” The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack also includes a 10 music track download.

The Little Mermaid is by far one of my favorite Disney movies. As a matter of fact, I still cry when I hear the song “Kiss the Girl.” My daughter is 20 and still watches The Little Mermaid. Of course, she’s a huge Disney princess fan so that isn’t surprising.  Anyway, on to the mermaid party crafts. There are two crafts I’m going to feature.

I found the idea for this mermaid craft on the Spoonful site.  This is something a younger child can work on to create their own Little Mermaid. I’ve also included links to a mermaid craft kit below.

Make a Mermaid


  • Foam sheet in green
  • Wood doll pins – otherwise known as old-fashioned clothespins without the spring
  • Yarn or embroidery floss
  • Green paint to match the foam sheet as closely as possible
  • Purple, black and red fine tip markers
  • Glue

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  • Paint the bottom two-thirds of the doll pin green and let dry. Use tape to create a straight line where the green paint ends.
  • Draw on a purple bikini top on the top one third using the marker.
  • Trace the tail using this template. Cut out and insert into the bottom of the doll pin. Add a bit of glue if necessary.

little mermaid crafts

  • Glue the yarn or embroidery floss to the *head* to resemble hair and allow to dry.
  • Draw on the eyes and mouth using the black and red fine tip markers.

make a seascape bottle

Make a Seascape Bottle

This is a craft that you can do or you can supervise an older child when they do it. I set mine on the entertainment center with a candle so I can pretend I’m at the beach on those stressful days.


  • Glass bottle with stopper or screw on lid. Make sure it can easily lay flat on its side without rolling.
  • Tiny seashells. Make sure they are small enough to fit inside the mouth of the glass bottle you are using.
  • Decorative sand.  I chose brown to mimic real sand but you can get creative and use whatever color you want.


  • Pour enough sand into your bottle so that when you lay it on its side, the sand covers the bottom completely.
  • Very carefully push the seashells into the bottle.  You may need to tip it slightly to get them positioned properly. I moved mine around with an unfolded paperclip until they were where I wanted them.
  • Put the top back on the bottle, close your eyes and pretend you are at the beach.

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If you enjoyed these Little Mermaid crafts, here are a few more Little Mermaid party activities to inspire you:

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  1. Check it Out! with Dawn says
    Cute and Creative!  These would be great as party favors!  
  2. Julie Corbisiero says
    Hi Ellen, your little mermaid craft is adorable and would be a fun craft to do at a party or for at home with the kids. Have a nice day. Julie
  3. So adorable! 
  4. How adorable!! This would be a great way to give someone a gift before they go on a cruise, etc.  Love it!! Pinned & Tweeted!
  5. that's cute!  My daughter would have loved this when she was younger!  
  6. These crafts are so super cute!  My five-year-old is going to flip when she sees the Ariel clothespin craft.  Love it!
  7. I really love that bottle!  Pinning for later!
  8. Mindy Grant says
    The Little Mermaid has always been my favorite Disney movie! These crafts be great to do with my daughter when she's older.
  9. Icar@My Charmed Mom says
    Now this is a great idea for a Mermaid/Under the Sea themed party! I like personally doing party favors and loot bags for my daughter's parties and this is one good option for me in the future.
  10. Susie B. Homemaker says
    I love how easy the clothespin mermaid is to make- and cute too! I have 3 girls so anything mermaid related is always a big hit. And The Little Mermaid is a favorite Disney movie around here.
  11. Amanda Tucker says
    I love The Little Mermaid, and anything beach related! Awesome craft!
  12. Rose Powell says
    I so love the little seascape in a bottle, I've always wanted to create one, so cute!
  13. Love the seascape bottle! We have a beach themed bathroom and lots of shells we've collected. I think I'll make one of these. 
  14. i will have tolet my kid know of this they are in to scouts and john need tomake something for the ocen
  15. Hi, what size bottle for the beach bottle craft? Where can I get that exact bottle from. Having a hard time finding it. Thanks!
    • Ellen Christian says
      The bottle is about 4 1/2" in length. I found it at Michael's originally but I have no idea if they still have them.

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