Mermaid Dioramas -- Crafty Weekends Craft & Link Party

Mermaids seem to be everywhere this year. Of course with a young daughter mermaids are always in at our house. We have had a lot of fun with mermaids over the years. I bought her the mermaid Valentine kit at Paper Source this year and put it away. I liked the Valentine kit versus their every day mermaid craft kit because of the colors. Of course it is no longer available, so if you want to make these buy the every day one. We had fun putting together a few of them.

These three are the ones we did not use for our dioramas. I made two of them and Hazel made the other one. For our dioramas we painted some boxes (well actually box covers that come with our canned cat food when we order it on-line). We painted two of them turquoise. Hazel wants one for herself and we are making one for a friend who loves mermaids. The one below is the one for the friend, but the diorama is not completed yet. 

On the outside of the boxes we glued a fun paper, iridescent pool blue wrapping paper,  we got at Paper Source as well. We used this paper to make a waves as well. Hazel also used pipe cleaners to create coral and sea weed. Then she glued shells and sea stars to complete the scene. We hung the mermaid with a piece of blue thread so she could "swim" a bit in the diorama.

Once the glue dries we will hang this one in Hazel's room. Isn't it cute?

Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! It was on the small size, but full of great creations!! Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week we have one group of features. 

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.


1) From Flamingo Toes: Wooden Hoop Air Plant Wreath

2) From Somewhat Simple: Best Office Quotes & Favorite Workspace Printables

3) From Pink Heels Pink Truck: How to Build a Pallet Garden

4) From Rain on a Tin Roof: Criss-Cross Accent Wall for $30 or Less

5) From The Scrap Shoppe: Mini Patriotic Wreath Pin

6) From Growing Up Gabel: Easy DIY Patriotic Upcycle Bottle Decoration

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!

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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!