This Mermaid Scales SVG is great for Cricut, Silhouette, or any other cutting machine crafts.
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Mermaid crafts are for kids of all ages
If your kid loves mermaid crafts then these following crafts are made for them. What more, our mermaid crafts are great for kids of all ages. Let’s start our ocean fun together.
There are a few basic DIY crafts that are suitable for kids parties or after-school events, as well as bit more sophisticated designs that you can do with your kid or to delight your child!
Since we’re all stuck at home and can’t go out to the beach, let’s create some Ocean Crafts with some wonderful children’s mermaid crafts. Every mermaid is more stunning than the one before, and you’re going to have a wonderful time making them!
Mermaid can be designed on bookmarks easily. Cut a cardboard and draw a beautiful mermaid on it. Alternatively you can cut out a mermaid , paint it beautifully and then paste it on the bookmark. Enjoy your favourite nook with mermaid bookmark!.
Did you know kids love origami! So for a fun activity at home you can make a mermaid origami from a plain paper and then fill in with beautiful colours. You can put the origami on your bedside and can even make different mermaids with different styles.
Also if you have a spare paper lying around you can make a mermaid out of it. To decorate it paste googly eyes and yarn strings as hair too.
Mermaids can also be made out of wooden spoons. We hope you get creative with your child by indulging in these beautiful crafts.
Interested in related designs? Check out my Mermaid Monogram SVG templates.
How to turn any image into an SVG template?
Interested in learning the easiest way to make your own SVG?
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to turn any image into an SVG format image without having to use any complicated graphics editing software.
First, a quick primer on what is an SVG… SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is a way to store digital information about an image. Most images you see on the web and other digital devices use a bitmap or pixel-based image storage format. In other words, the image is captured with information about each dot in the image.
SVG format images are part of a category of images that are vector-based. Vector-based images store the image as a series of paths and nodes. Most cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette use SVG format images because the blade on the machine needs to know what direction (or path) to cut.
To turn a bitmap-based image into a vector-based image, you need special conversion software tools. This is an algorithm tricky conversion because there are lots of different ways to do it with varying degrees in quality. Most graphic editing software like Adobe Illustration make you manually decide on those conversion settings which makes it really difficult to use if you’re not already familiar with Illustrator.
I use a software tool called Vector Magic. With Vector Magic, you just upload your image (you can even copy and paste it in) and it automatically just converts to an SVG format for you. You can make editorial adjustments afterward if you’d like but there is a baseline conversion ready to go if that’s good enough.
Here’s an image for you to give it a try yourself. It’s a bunch of cute animal drawings I did the other day. I just took a picture of it with my phone. Try copy and paste this image into the Vector Magic interface. (Right-click on the image below, select “copy”, then head over to Vector Magic and past it into the window or just hit Ctrl+V)
After you pasted your image into the Vector Magic window, it will automatically start to convert your image:
This will take a few seconds. When the process is complete, you will see the vectorized SVG image on the right with the original on the left.
If you don’t like the automated conversion, there are a number of different adjustments you can make from the right tool panel.
After making adjustments, you can download your converted image as an SVG and then upload it to your cutting machine interface like Cricut Design Space below:
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DIY Mermaid Crafts
Furthermore, there are so many DIY mermaid crafts you can make using these free scales templates. For example, you can print these templates on glitter cardstock. Then, you can paste them to canvas or foam board. This makes great home decor or party decoration.
In addition, you can also print these on wooden letters for room decor. This is perfect for kids who like mermaids of if you’re decorating a nautical-themed room. Of course, you can also print these on vinyl to decorate mugs and t-shirts as well.