Mermaid Fin Hair Clips and Homemade Biscuits

We are wrapping up the summer this week with mermaid fin hair clips and homemade biscuits!


Mermaid Fin Hair Clips


Materials:

Sequins in many different “mermaid” colors of greens and blues White craft glue Toothpicks Blue craft foam Mermaid tail template (large as as shown) Mermaid tail template (small) Scissors White paper Pencil Plain hair clip Hot glue gun {optional}


Directions:

1. Begin by drawing a mermaid tail shape onto a piece of white paper or print out a mermaid tail template created by contributing writer Janelle. To fit the hair clip, this template is approximately 5 inches across and 2 inches high. For a smaller hair clip, try this small mermaid tail template. These mermaid fin printables include many templates for a group crafting situation.


2. Cut it out to use as a template. Trace the mermaid tail template onto a piece of blue craft foam and cut it out.


3. Starting at the base of the tail, place a thin row of white craft glue with a toothpick. You do not need to use a lot of glue, just a thin layer will work.


4. Place down a row of sequins on the glue you just placed onto the craft foam tail shape. You will continue working in this way, alternating the color of sequins every row or every other row. Let the glue on each row dry completely before starting on the next row, or the sequins will slide around and be hard to work with. To give a scaled tail appearance, overlap the sequins in each row just a bit.


5. Continue to place the sequins in rows until you reach the tips of the tail.


6. Let the tail dry completely, and then attach a hair clip to the back of the foam mermaid tail with craft glue, or a hot glue gun if you prefer. It is easier to use a hot glue gun, and it makes for a more sturdy hold, but if you do not have one, craft glue will work.


See full instructions, including pictures, here!