Mermaid Paper Plate Collage

Do you know any Mermaid fans? Then this Little Mermaid Paper Plate Collage will be a perfect craft for them.

Paper Plate Mermaid Collage

Paper plates are the perfect size for beginner collages and a great way to introduce children to mixed media arts and crafts. I prefer to use plain (non glossy) white paper plates as it’s easier to paint and glue on to them.

This project uses two paper plates and means that you can work on the outer porthole whilst waiting for the main plate to dry.

Paper Plate Mermaid Collage

Paint your background colour first adding a some glitter to the paint to gt some sparkle.

Then work up from the back using whatever bits of material you have to hand. We used some scraps of tissue paper, shells and sequins for our background.

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Have some fun making your mermaid. We used a pompom, skeleton leaves, sparkly pipe cleaner, glitter glue and match sticks.

Mermaid Paper Plate Craft

A great it of fun and a wonderful piece of art for the wall.

Paper Plate Collage Mermaid


Have a look at one of our recent hangouts for even more fantastic Paper Plate Crafts.

Red Ted ArtPaper Plate Face (30s), Paper Plate Spring Nests (1min 20s), Paper Plate Weaving (2min 20s), Here Come The GirlsPaper Plate Daffodil (4min), My Little 3 And Me – Paper Plate Spider (7min), Paper Plate Bunny Mask (7 min 50s), Rainy Day MumPaper Plate Jelly Fish (10 min 30s), ZingZingTreeRainbow Flower Garden Collage (13min 15s,) Kids ChaosPaper Plate Cookie Box (14min 45s), Paper Plate Fascinator (15min 45s)

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20 Responses to Mermaid Paper Plate Collage

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  2. We love paper plate crafts 🙂 They are such a great base for lots of things! Love this collage x Have pinned x #pintorials

  3. Jess says:

    What a brilliant idea, it’s so easy but looks lovely and fun to do!

  4. Alex says:

    Might do this with my little sister, she loves anything involving glitter!

  5. This is such a cute craft, and looks very effective with the frame.

  6. That mermaid is beyond cute, love it! #pintorials

  7. LauraCYMFT says:

    Looks like such a fun craft. Great idea.

  8. Totally adore this craft! Especially the shell bra – fabulous! 😀

  9. Louisa says:

    I’ve pinned this wonderful idea. I bought a stack of paper plates recently so am looking for ideas of how to use them up 🙂

  10. Kel says:

    We are always looking for new things to do with paper plates, this looks fab!

  11. This is gorgeous! It had my seven year old totally intrigued as she peered over my shoulder. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at After School!

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  14. Love this! Such a fun craft – and love the sparkly pipe cleaner for her hair too!

  15. Those mermaids look so cute. I will challenge myself for doing this 🙂
    Thanks for sharing

  16. All i can say that is so cute! My chidren will love it for sure!

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