Prepare to be enchanted by these mermaid drawings!
Mermaids are beautiful creatures that have lulled the imagination of children over the years. While there have been plenty of myths and stories written about mermaids around the world, there’s still no evidence that these half-human-half-fish exist.
Still, kids enjoy fantasizing about these wonderful ocean creatures, so I’ve compiled beautiful mermaid drawings and designs so kids can catch even just a tiny glimpse of them.
Materials for Mermaid Drawings
5 Simple Mermaid Drawings
The first mermaid designs can be easily drawn by beginners because they have simple designs and a step-by-step guide.
And if you’re looking for actual projects for younger children, try making some of these mermaid crafts!
1. Simple Mermaid Drawing
Let’s start with a straightforward mermaid design. Pick this drawing if you want to keep your children busy. It allows kids to draw the mermaid from scratch and also color her in.
The Drawbot provides this excellent step-by-step mermaid drawing to imitate. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and it’s a nice starting point for anyone who is just beginning to draw.
Since they live in the ocean, mermaids are often depicted in habitats with other sea creatures, such as dolphins, turtles, and crabs, just like this mermaid drawing from Colorful Creative Kids.
Draw this mermaid swimming in the ocean and let your kids add details like rocks, algae, other creatures, and even sunken ships with treasures!
Mermaids are popular characters in kids’ TV shows and cartoons because they’re known to be great singers!
Channel your kids’ inner siren and vocalize with them while making this cartoon mermaid drawing from EasyPicturesToDraw.
4. Mermaid in Nine Easy Steps
Bringing your child’s favorite character to life shouldn’t be hard.
Hello Artsy condenses a mermaid drawing into nine steps, which is impressive considering the details found in a mermaid!
5. Simple Mermaid Drawing
Try to recreate this mermaid from Let’s Draw That! They have an awesome and detailed step-by-step guide on their website that will make you feel like a talented artist when you’re finished!
9 Cute Mermaid Drawings
Your children will find these next 4 mermaid drawings adorable because the artists have made the designs very cute and easy to draw.
6. Blonde Mermaid
Red is a popular hair color for many mermaids. Their sister Ariel made it to the big picture, after all.
What’s rarer than seeing a mermaid is seeing a blonde mermaid, as Easy Drawing Guides illustrates.
7. Chibi Mermaid
There’s an unusual appeal to cartoon characters with a disproportionate head size and a small body—children just love them.
Referred to as chibi, the drawing style is showcased by How To Draw For Kids.
8. Mermaid Under the Sea
All mermaids have really good vocals. That fact is more impressive when you consider that they sing underwater!
Drawing Tutorials 101 pictures a mermaid singing, waiting for Prince Charming to come.
9. Pretty Mermaid Drawing
Mermaids are known to be beautiful creatures, sometimes represented in other cultures as a deity or spiritual being. I Heart Crafty Things shows its appeal through this lovely mermaid drawing.
They start by drawing the mermaid’s pretty face and silky hair, then proceed to draw the mermaid’s body and tail.
All of the instructions and tips about the drawing, starting with initial sketches and finishing with the final touches, are included on their website.
This video tutorial on Draw So Cute’s channel shares a chibi mermaid drawing.
The term chibi refers to the drawing style often seen in Japanese mangas. It’s a style that tends to exaggerate the proportions of the character’s body to make them cuter.
These chibi-style drawings are great for beginners because they’re easy and very forgiving. Any mistake your kids make would only make their mermaids cuter!
Speaking of easy designs, you should check out these easy animals to draw for kids!
11. Mermaid Drawing: Easy for Older Kids
Mermaids come in all shapes and sizes, just like people do! Your kids can design their mermaids to be as diverse and as colorful as they want.
This mermaid by Felt Magnet, for example, has a sweet and amicable appearance. The artist designed their mermaid to have frizzy hair and a heart-shaped waist.
I love how they even added scribbled lines to create the scales on her tail!
12. Easy & Cute Mermaid Drawing
Is there a difference between mermaids and sirens? The answer is yes and no. While they both look similar in physical appearance, they are different in their attitudes towards humans.
Sirens are dangerous creatures who lure with their voice ships and sailors to their demise. In short, mermaids are the good gals!
Luckily, this design from Art Project For Kids looks like a friendly mermaid that your kids can easily draw!
This video tutorial from Markcrilley’s channel is a great place to start for those looking to improve their sketching skills because it provides a comprehensive guide.
The video explains in detail the depth and ratios of the mermaid they’ve made and provides plenty of guidelines for drawing a mermaid’s tail.
This video tutorial from Let’s Draw is an interesting and clever display of how you can creatively draw a mermaid from the word “mermaid.”
You probably wouldn’t have expected that this beautiful mermaid design started from a word. I sure didn’t!
For other surprisingly wonderful art, learn how to tie dye a shirt and see what awesome patterns you can produce!
3 Mermaid Drawings With Step-By-Step Guides
15. Kawaii Ariel: Step-By-Step Tutorial
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is an old movie, but it’s such a classic children’s film that even today’s generation of toddlers and preschoolers still enjoy watching it.
I should know – after 3 years, Flounder still ranks as #1 on my 7-year old niece’s Disney favorites list.
Tatyana Deniz shares very useful tips, such as imagining body parts in terms of geometric shapes.
Fans of Disney, specifically of the Star Wars series, will rejoice to know that there’s a list of Baby Yoda crafts waiting for them, too!
16. “How to Draw a Mermaid Tail” Tutorial
Since mermaids are mythical creatures and don’t exist in real life, we can only imagine what they look like, like this mermaid design from Step By Step Painting.
Since the mermaid is facing away from us, we can only speculate what she would look like. The benefit of this design is that it allows you to focus on the quality of the hair and tail.
17. “How to Draw a Mermaid” Easy Tutorial
It is said that sailors mistake sea creatures for mermaids.
When you’re at sea for half your life, it wouldn’t be inconceivable to see mirages like the one Let’s Draw That draws.
2 Drawings of Famous Mermaids
Imagining a creature that’s half cat and half fish seems like an abomination. It’s not possible when that combination is Hello Kitty wearing a mermaid costume.
This drawing delivered to you by Draw So Cute is utterly adorable!
There’s nothing that Hello Kitty can’t pull off. The skeptics can simply turn to these Hello Kitty Perler beads.
19. The Little Mermaid
Last, but certainly not least, is the OG mermaid herself, Ariel.
She’s a memorable figure, but drawing her is as easy as following Easy Drawing Tutorials‘s guide.
Stunning Mermaid Drawings From Under the Sea
These 13 mermaid designs are mesmerizing to look at and they’re a great activity to hone your or your children’s drawing skills.
Which of these mermaid drawings did you find charming? Share in the comment below!