Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

mermaid, merboy and "mermicorn"

Step 1
First, use a foam brush to paint the entire canvas panel. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the canvas with wavy lines of glitter in your favorite colors. Set the canvas panel aside to dry. 
Step 2
Click here to download and print the templates. Cut out the shapes for the figure you would like to make: mermaid, merboy or mermicorn. 
Step 3
Trace the template pieces onto the cardstock of your choice. Cut out the cardstock shapes with scissors. 
Step 4
Use a glue stick to glue the cardstock pieces together. For the Mermaid, glue the body on top of the hair, then the tail on top of the body. For the Merboy, glue the body on top of the hair, then the tail on top of the body. For the Mermicorn, glue the horn so that its end is underneath the Mermicorn’s forehead. Glue the three fins underneath the Mermicorn’s body, using the image as a guide. 
Step 5
Use a drop of Elmer’s® glue gel to stick each wiggle eye onto your figure’s face. You’ll need two eyes for the Mermaid and Merboy, but only one for the Mermicorn. 
Step 6
Add a nose, mouth and any other details you like with the markers. 
Step 7
Glue on sequins for a final, sparkly touch. 
Step 8
Pose your figure in front of the glittery canvas panel. If desired, glue it directly on top of the panel. Let your figure dry completely before taking it on any adventures. 
 
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