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Footprint Mermaid Keepsake Idea

Hi friends!!! We are dreaming of beautiful clear blue water and hot summer weather today! Not only is this Footprint Mermaid Keepsake Idea super easy and extra adorable – but it also makes for a great keepsake to send to the grandparents this upcoming summer season!


It’s the perfect kid friendly activity for the little girls in your life who absolutely LOVE mermaids. This Footprint Mermaid Keepsake idea can be made within minutes and be shown off immediately! And since you already have the most important part of the craft – a foot – it’s going to be a CINCH to pull together {I promise!}

So what are you waiting for? Grab those craft supplies and encourage some fun family time with our small-scale mermaid project today! Happy crafting and hopefully gifting my friends!!!

Supplies for Footprint Mermaid Keepsake

  • White Cardstock
  • Various colors of paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Paper Plate
  • School Glue
  • Small Rhinestones




First is the footprint for the body and tail of the mermaid. Simply paint your child’s foot and press it in the center of a single sheet of white cardstock.

Now take a small paint brush and paint the remainder of the mermaid’s body, head and hair coming from the footprint. Be sure to paint on any other embellishments you like at this point in time. Once done, set aside to let it all dry completely.

To finish the Footprint Mermaid – glue on some small rhinestones all over the “mermaid tail” to give it a one-of-a-kind embellished look. Then display and/or gift away proudly!


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