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Little ones will love dressing up with these pint-sized mermaid tails, and you’ll love how EASY they are to make!

I’m no seamstress myself (although I wish I was!), so I’m always looking for workarounds when it comes to projects that might normally require a sewing machine. Of course, these are just meant for party or playtime use, so they don’t need to “last forever” or anything like that. 😉

This project is perfect for younger guests at any Mermaid Party and is SO quick and cute. 🙌 You basically make “pigtails” on one end of the towel, then bind those together to form the mermaid tail shape. Read on for full instructions below…

 

Kitchen Towel Mermaid Tails

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You’ll Need (per tail):

  • Kitchen Towel (in color/pattern of your choice)
  • 3 Elastic Hairbands
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scrapbook Paper Flower (or similar)
  • Medium Rhinestone

Instructions:

1. Pinch the bottom of a kitchen towel into 2 equal portions to create a mermaid tail shape. Use elastic hairbands to secure each side.

2. Use a third elastic band to bind the 2 sides of the tail together, then accent it with a sparkly scrapbook paper flower (hot glued).

3. Hot glue a ribbon (for tying around the waist) to the inside of the top of each towel. Done!

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For lots more creative Mermaid Party Ideas like this – including a pretty Homemade Mermaid Party Cake and DIY Mermaid Princess Wands  – check out our Mermaid Party Archives!

Mermaid Party Printables

Planning a mermaid party? Check out my Mermaid Birthday printables! They make it so EASY to add pro designer style and personalization to your event. It’s like custom branding for your party! 🙌 Click here to shop this collection. 

Mermaid Party Printables