I have a two year old who loves mermaids. We've been enjoying the book Mermaid Dreams about a little mermaid who is getting ready for bed. When I saw Red Ted Art's mermaid dolls, I was inspired to make my own. I had the pinchy kind of clothespins, but it worked out great because my daughter can switch the tails.
I also used construction paper for the mermaid heads. I added crowns that matched the tails and laminated these too.
I used homemade mod podge (half glue and half water) to cover the clothespins with a strip of coordinating paper. The bikini tops are two circles made with a paper punch.
Finally, I hot glued the heads behind the arms.
Ready to mix and match!