Felt Mermaid Seashell Bag Craft For Keeping Your Thingamabobs Safe!

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This adorable Mermaid Seashell Bag Craft is the perfect craft activity for Mermaid-themed parties or sleepovers. You will need felt, glitter glue, the free printable seashell template, and around 30 minutes!

A pink, purple, and turquoise seashell-shaped bag, with lots of seashells scattered around. Text overlay says"Mermaid Seashell Felt Purse Craft". Same craft images featured throughout from various angles, and with different text overlays, unless otherwise described.

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Mermaid Seashell Bag Craft

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Do your kids love the beach and all things mermaid? Then this cute craft is for them!

This seashell bag is simple to make using our free printable template, felt fabric, and glitter glue.

Little kids will need help to make their bags, but older children should be able to manage the mermaid seashell bag craft on their own. (It makes a great sleepover activity!). The older kiddos could even add their names to the handle with glitter glue.

Once dried, the kids can fill their bag with seashells, stones, beads, or any of their favorite little thingamabobs, just like Ariel, the Little Mermaid!

The seashell bags would make a cute alternative to regular party favor bags! Make a bunch in different colors and hand them out at a Mermaid Birthday Party.


Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.

Cheap Craft Supplies

A great thing about this craft idea is that it’s very budget-friendly using supplies you may already have or can be purchased cheaply in stores:

If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the PoundshopThe RangeWilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!

Fun Sleepover Craft - Mermaid Purses Made with Felt

More Sleepover Crafts

Looking for more crafts for the kiddo’s sleepovers? Here are some more for you to check out – right-click to open a new tab to read next:

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home for you to try!

Seashell Bag Made with Felt

Craft Tips

  • A starfish shape is included in the free printable template, you can use this to make a star-shaped bag if you like.

How Do I Make A Mermaid Seashell Bag?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Felt Mermaid Seashell Bag

Felt Mermaid Seashell Bag

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

This adorable Mermaid Seashell Bag Craft is the perfect craft activity for Mermaid-themed parties or sleepovers.



  • Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


  1. Download, print, and cut out the Mermaid Seashell Bag pattern with scissors. Trace shell pattern once, flip it over, and trace the reverse shell image a second time on craft felt with a marker. Then trace the handle pattern once onto craft felt with a marker.

  2. Cut out all patterns with scissors, cutting inside the traced lines, so you have a clean-finished project. The younger kiddos might need some help with the cutting.

    Cutting Seashells from Felt
  3. Outline and accent the felt seashells with a coordinating color of glitter glue. Set aside to allow glitter glue to dry. Place patterns on a piece of scrap cardboard, so they are easier for the kiddos to transfer.

    Outlining Seashells with Glitter Glue

    Outlining Seashells with Glitter Glue

    Outlining Seashells with Glitter Glue
  4. Apply a line of low-temp glue from a glue gun around the bottom half of one felt shell, and then attach the second felt shell on top.

    Adding Glue to Felt Seashell

    Adding Glue to Felt Seashell
  5. To finish, glue each end of the felt handle to the inside top center of each felt shell. You can use liquid craft glue if you prefer, but you’ll have to wait a while to let it dry.

    Adding Glue to Handle

    Attaching Handle to Seashell

    Completed Seashell Bags
  6. When dried, fill with trinkets!


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