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Mermaid costume how-to
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How To: Make Mermaid

What You Need
Crepe paper streamers

Glue gun

Cupcake liners (in assorted colors and sizes)

Headband

Teal ribbon (about two yards)

Starfish

Gold cord


1. Glue lengths of crepe paper streamers in alternating colors around the waistline of a child’s dress or skirt.

2. Fold cupcake liners in half.

3. Working from bottom to top, glue to the bodice of a dress or shirt. Layer the liners length-wise, alternating colors.

4. Fold cupcake liners in half and layer them length wise along the bottoms of leggings, layering lengthwise and alternating colors. (You’ll need about two rows.)

 

How To: Make Tiara

1. Fold cupcake liners in half and glue the largest cupcake liner in the middle of the tiara and the smaller liners on either side. Hot glue starfish to each of the liners.

4. For the necklace, hot glue a starfish to a length of golden cord.

 

 

 

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