Thursday, May 30, 2013

Seashell craft: Mermaid

Here's our second seashell project of the week!
I figured H would enjoy making a mermaid especially since The Little Mermaid is one of our favorite movies. Then I thought, N will probably want to make one when he sees his sister, so I made a merman for him. I had so much fun drawing these I ended up making a mermaid family.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Shells
Jumbo craft sticks
Watercolors
Pencil
Black Sharpie (ultra fine point)
Hot glue gun

1. First draw mermaid on the craft stick. Then glue on shells to make a tail, top and necklace.
Tip: draw with pencil first then trace over with sharpie.

2. Paint with watercolors.
Meet our Mermaid family!
Painted by N, Eva, & H (mermaid mommy & daughter)
Options: Add a magnet or wooden clothespin behind it to make it utilitarian. Personalize the mermaid to look like a friend and give it as a fun gift!

Who's your favorite character and/ or song in Disney's The Little Mermaid?
Eva

12 comments:

  1. My favorite is Part of Your World.

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    1. Hi Sugarlens, that's my favorite too!

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  2. Awww! Love the seashell for the girls tops and also for the fins! Nice illustrations, my dear! Love the Little Mermaid too. Alan and I were just talking about introducing J to all of the classic Disney movies! Currently, the boy could watch Finding Nemo every single day!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I had fun with this craft hehe. My kids love Disney movies. Their current favorite is Monster Inc. We have watched it over and over and over...I lost count :P Love Finding Nemo!

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  3. OMG! How cute is that! I love your use of the coquina shells!

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    1. Aw thanks Mandi! Hehe I'm glad I was able to find "matching pairs" from our collection :)

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  4. Oh my gosh, these are SO CUTE! What a great craft project for the kiddies.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thanks so much Yi-chia! :) Have a great weekend!

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  5. This is SO CUTE! I LOVE the little seashell bras for the girls.. hehehe I couldn't stop giggling. This is such a cute and creative project for kids... I'll definitely keep this in mind when my little one is old enough to glue little seashells! Little mermaid remains my favorite disney movie of all time... i still sing "part of your world" in the shower all the time

    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof...

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    1. Thanks so much Christy! I never get tired of watching The Little Mermaid, I love the music and sing along to everyone hehe. Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  6. This is adorable!! You guys are so creative!!

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    1. Thanks so much Sayaka! Glad you stopped by :)

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