I was planning our Ocean Theme at Preschool and I came across this idea for making Mermaid Tails. I have a group of girls very into this so I decided we had to do this! I picked up some diabetic socks at the dollar store, (ha, they worked the best) and I cut out cardboard in the shape of Mermaid Tails.
The kids decorated them how they wanted and we added glitter to make them sparkly.
I used rolled up duct tape on the back of the cardboard to attach it to the socks and it held on good.
The girls had so much fun doing this. My son ended up making Dinosaur Fins instead of Mermaid Tails.