Mermaid Tube Craft Printable
Who would dream about the world above the sea when you could dream about the world that is under the sea, where such beautiful creatures like this mermaid must exist! Don't they? I've started your journey of crafting this beautiful sea creature, it's up to you to add magical hair and dress up her fins! Get one step closer to dreaming about the wonders of what lies 40 fathoms below, with my mermaid printable you can create your own unique design and add your own style and charm. Oh and don't forget to give her a creative name as well.
Get this printable in my shop right here at The Art Dream!
Use lots of tissue paper to make flowy, luxurious hair fit for a carefree mermaid living the ocean life! You could also use ribbons, yarn, or even strips of wrapping paper or a combination of all of them, but remember you want the materials to be lightweight so that they move and drape well. You can also add glitter or even perhaps real shells, and don't forget you can always color on top of my printables.
Follow my instructions below for putting this craft together! You and your little ones will love it! Remember to visit my shop to download this printable. Check out the video to see my mermaid swim around!
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Step 1. Download the mermaid from the shop and print on white cardstock. Cut out the shapes, there are five in total.
Step 2. Prepare your tissue paper by cutting it into strips, I made thin strips with hand shredding scissors as well as wider strips for the bulk of the hair.
Step 3. Glue the smaller strips to the front of the printable and be sure to cut around the face. Glue the longer strips to the back of the printable.
Step 4. For the tail roll up the circular piece until you form a party hat shape, continue to tighten the cone until it fits into a toilet tube. Glue it together and put a piece of tape to hold it in place while it dries.
Step 5. Cut a slit in the tip of the tube to slide the fins in.
Step 6. Wrap the body around a toilet tube tightly and secure with staples.
Step 7. Glue on the arms how you'd like, glue the rim of the cone and place it inside of the tube, allow it to dry well.
Step 8. Add any kind of extra details you'd like!
I love moving and transforming papercrafts how about you? This magic cube craft is crazy mesmerizing, you'll be stunned at how this awesome craft works. Eight small boxes make up one large cube that shows off several hidden images! I've featured my magical unicorn on one of the boxes along with other sweet treats like a doughnut and cookie! The other is a superhero theme with Spider-Man and the Batman symbol! This was seriously a super fun papercraft that will surely keep kids (and you) busy! If you like this papercraft then head over to my shop for some unique, instant downloads to keep the littles busy this summer!
This is another exciting collaboration with hellowonderful.co who I must say executed this puzzling project beautifully, be sure to check out her video at hellowonderful.co! If you're looking to give one of these boxes a go then download the free printables below! And don't forget to check out the full tutorial to see how to put this together, you'll also be able to follow a link to more detailed video tutorials for assembling magic cubes.
Please remember to save the files to your computer before printing!
You'll first need to download the following file which is the pattern to make the boxes, print this page four times for a total of eight boxes.
Here are the files for the color your own unicorn cube. These get colored, cut out and glued to the magic cube after it's assembled.
Here are the files for a color your own superhero version...
Take a look at my video to see these magic cubes in action!
Galaxy Planet Craft
How far-out are these galaxy planets made with some of Ooly's fantastic art supplies! Make some of these intergalactic floating planets for a science project, a party or as bedroom decoration!
I am fortunate enough to get the chance to work with the wonderful people over at Ooly! Visit their site for some awesome arts and craft supplies! Here I've made these super cool and vibrant planets using some neon and glitter paints, they were the perfect color and texture for this project.
Visit the Ooly website for a complete materials list and a full tutorial for making these spacey creations!
I am really smitten with these swirly, starry planets that mimic space's atmosphere and your kids will have a blast coming up with crazy names for their new planets! Also check out my little alien craft with spaceship also at Ooly.com!
See the full tutorial for making these at Ooly.com!
How amazing are those little succulents that have been becoming so popular these days? They really do make the best house plants and they're so unique as well. hellowonderful.co and I thought it would be great to offer these little three dimensional plants for you to personalize how you'd like. My spikey, spirited succulents love the heat and they are looking forward to some summer sun! Add your own touches to these adorable little cactus plants like tissue paper flowers, small gems or pom-poms!
Here are three designs for you to try out, they even have little pots to be displayed in. I've also made this printable available to color yourself, which is also great to print on colored paper to get you started on designing this craft. And as another option I've made this project a little bigger as well, you could trace the patterns onto cardstock paper and create your own cacti from scratch.
Thanks again to hellowonderful.co for sharing this craft and for showing us a super cool video demonstrating how to put them together! I hope you all have a lot of fun creating your little cacti, be sure to download below and be sure to check out my shop to find more awesome printable crafts.
Please remember to save the files to your computer and print from your downloads folder, if you print directly from your computer the images will be too small. If you're having some trouble printing try changing the printing settings to "fit to page" for a more accurate printout.
Here is the colored cactus plant...
Here is the color your own option...
Don't forget to check out hellowonderful.co's version using the patterns, where you can find a video tutorial on putting these together, she did an amazing job creating her own friendly cacti! You can download the larger cactus patterns right below...
Watch my little salsa dancing cacti in my video! They really know how to move!
Alien Tube Craft With Spaceship
This little alien is traveling through space looking for a new planet to inhabit. Create your own with an easy printable and some creative imagination.
I've recently got the chance to work with Ooly, they've given me the opportunity to try out some great products. Check out their site for a materials list and a fun tutorial on how I made this cute little alien and his spaceship!
Check out my galaxy planets craft as well to go along with this little alien, which you can find at Ooly.com also! You'll be able to download the free alien printable to color yourself, I recommend the Ooly Chalk-O-Rama Crayons, they are super fun to color with and are a great medium for kids to try out.
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
Halloween Paper Houses
Ding dong, who’s there? The ghouls, ghosts and witches are at the doorsteps of these frightfully fantastic Halloween paper houses and they’re demanding some candy! Get all three of these spooky houses to create your own instant mini Halloween village.
Mermaid Tube Craft Printable
Who would dream about the world above the sea when you could dream about the world that is under the sea, where such beautiful creatures like this mermaid must exist! Don't they? I've started your journey of crafting this beautiful sea creature, it's up to you to add magical hair and dress up her fins!
NEW Unicorn Head Tube Craft Printable
This makes my third style change for my super magical unicorn head toilet tube craft! This version truly represents the whimsical nature of these mystical creatures. Add your own colorful streamers to make this easy tube craft printable!