Mermaid Party- Make Your Own Mermaid Tails

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I recently featured the creative party invites we made for Leah’s mermaid party, but now I want to show you something else we created that was a hit with the little swimmers- mermaid tails made from beach towels.

Materials Needed:

  • Beach towel
  • Ribbon (long enough to tie in a bow around each girl’s waist
  • Rubber band


  1. Place a beach towel around her waist with the long part hanging down like a train of a dress.
  2. Tie your ribbon in a bow around her waist and then fold the top of the towel over to cover the ribbon and better secure the towel from slipping down.
  3. Wrap a rubber band around the end of the towel, leaving about a foot at the end. The last time you wrap it around, don’t pull the entire towel through- leave the rubber band in the center to split the towel and make your mermaid tail.

And that’s it!

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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