The supplies are simple, a cardstock tail or other fun paper and a cardstock person. Lakeshore Learning sells the people and I have a package that I bought awhile ago. You just cut the legs off them to be mermaids.
The other things needed are things to decorate--yarn for hair, markers, glue, and foam shapes, sequins, shells, felt shapes, or, buttons.
Next we did one together using our tail pattern from Lakeshore Learning how they meant it to be used. hazel decorated the tail and I did the top part with foam shapes, red yarn and a green star sequin for her hair.
Then Hazel wanted to make Ducky a merduck. I helped her cut out shapes and she told me what she wanted and glued it together.
While looking at the pictures, I realized we had the perfect decorations waiting to be used thanks to Oriental Trading. We have the Genuine Sand Dollars in a Basket and the Natural Starfish Assortment. I checked the sizes of them and found some that would make great bikini tops for the mermaids. I found another piece of glitter paper (not as special or as expensive as the other one) and cut some tails. Then I found even smaller starfish in the assortment and used them to decorate their hair.
|Sand Dollar Mermaid|
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