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Silly Sea Creature
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Silly Sea Creature

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Children make and decorate enchanting mermaids and mermen...complete with colorful seashell shirts!

This activity is appropriate for:
kindergarten - 6th grade / 5 - 11 years

You will need:


  1. Use the Tail Template to trace the bottom half of your sea creature on a piece of white construction paper. Cut out the template along the solid lines first. Then, cut along the dotted lines to create the spiral.
  2. Paint one side of the tail using the art sponges. Let dry. Then, paint the opposite side.
  3. While your tail is drying, take a person shape and cut it in half. Note: Only the upper part of the body will be used for this project.
  4. Punch a hole at the top of the head and string with a yarn lace. This will be used to display the creature once it?s completed.
  5. Decorate the body by adding facial features and sea shell shirts. Glue on Wiggly Eyes and yarn for hair; draw in any additional features (i.e. eyelashes, eyebrows, noses, etc.). Dress your creature by gluing on seashells to make a top; use the Flexible Shapes for additional fun textures and shapes.
  6. Glue the tail to the back side of the body.
  7. Once dry, hang up to display!
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