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Clothespin Mermaids Craft

Clothespins are a cheap and easy-to-find DIY supply – so use them to make this great clothespin mermaids craft. This clothespin mermaid craft is a really fun one for your little princess and mermaid lover!

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DIY Clothespin Mermaids 

What a great craft for preschoolers or older kids! As my kids get older, learning through play takes on a different meaning that it did when they were toddlers. Clothespins are a cheap and easy-to-find DIY supply – so use them to make this great clothespin mermaid craft. This clothespin mermaid craft is a really fun one for your little princess and mermaid lover!

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Easy Mermaid Craft Supplies

easy mermaid craft supplies

How to Make Clothespin Mermaids

After gathering your supplies your first step will be to glue two pom poms onto the “chest” of your clothespin. This would also be really cute if you could find really small shells.

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Next you will color the “tail” portion of your clothespin with markers. Color this area the color of the glitter you will use on the tail fin.

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Cut a small square of felt that matches the glitter you will use and fold it in half. Cut out a fin shape on the fold. Squeeze open your clothespin and put a few drops of hot glue on the inside of the clothespin and place your felt fin inside. Close your clothespin and give it a second to dry.

Using white school glue coat your fin and “tail” portion of your clothespin in glue. Cover the wet glue with your favorite glitter. I found that the chunky glitter looked great for this project. It looked more like scales. Shake off your excess glitter and allow it to dry.

mermaid craft paper

Cut felt hair for your mermaid and hot glue on the back of the front of your clothespin. Cut a smaller piece of felt and hot glue on the front to give your mermaid bangs. You could also use yarn for the hair, it’d be super cute!

Using a fine tip sharpie draw eyes onto your mermaid. Give your mermaid a mouth and a nose using markers. Your mermaid is done! You could add your own special touches. Try giving your mermaid a pipe cleaner crown or adding sequins to her tail.

easy clothespin mermaids craft

mermaid clothespin craft

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Clothespin Mermaids

mermaid clothespins

Clothespins are a cheap and easy-to-find DIY supply - so use them to make this great clothespin mermaid craft. This clothespin mermaid craft is a really fun one for your little princess and mermaid lover!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Materials

  • felt (various colors)
  • black sharpie marker
  • clothespins
  • glitter
  • small pom poms
  • white school glue

Tools

  • markers
  • scissors
  • hot glue

Instructions

  1. Gather your supplies. Your first step will be to glue two pom poms onto the “chest” of your clothespin. This would also be really cute if you could find really small shells.
  2. Color the “tail” portion of your clothespin with markers. Color this area the color of the glitter you will use on the tail fin.
  3. Cut a small square of felt that matches the glitter you will use and fold it in half. Cut out a fin shape on the fold. Squeeze open your clothespin and put a few drops of hot glue on the inside of the clothespin and place your felt fin inside. Close your clothespin and give it a second to dry.
  4. Using white school glue coat your fin and “tail” portion of your clothespin in glue. Cover the wet glue with your favorite glitter. I found that the chunky glitter looked great for this project. It looked more like scales. Shake off your excess glitter and allow it to dry.
  5. Cut felt hair for your mermaid and hot glue on the back of the front of your clothespin. Cut a smaller piece of felt and hot glue on the front to give your mermaid bangs. You could also use yarn for the hair, it’d be super cute!
  6. Use a fine tip sharpie draw eyes onto your mermaid. Give your mermaid a mouth and a nose using markers. Your mermaid is done! You could add your own special touches. Try giving your mermaid a pipe cleaner crown or adding sequins to her tail.

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