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mermaid_jada-1

It’s still cold, there’s still snow on the ground, and you can’t really do much of anything outside for any length of time.  I’ve been spending a part of every afternoon this week sitting in a patch of sun in the living room, working on a mermaid paper doll with my kiddos.  Here’s what we’ve come up with:

 

And the files you need:    mermaid_jada

Please note:  She’s a long, tall drink of water.  If you make her out of lightweight paper, you’ll want to reinforce her back with another strip of paper. 

I like the notion of using her base as a stand, but I haven’t fiddled around with it enough to give good instructions.  Input is welcome.

Also, and this is very important, you’ll need to cut two small slats in her hair for her combs and crowns because, as we all know, mermaids like their bling.  Two small slats cut just on her shoulder line should be enough to hold her tops in place.

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