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Easy How to Draw a Mermaid Tutorial and Mermaid Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Mermaid and a Mermaid Coloring Page. This one keeps the shapes pretty simple, so even young mermaid fans can get in on the fun.

Mermaid Drawing

A drawing of Mermaid, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

Now children that are fascinated by these mythical creatures can learn how to draw a mermaid in just nine easy steps. This version has a simple body with a curved tail, which makes for a graceful pose as she swims among her sea life friends. Floating hair also adds to the underwater feel, which makes this such a fun drawing project to try out.

Mermaid Drawing by a young girl

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A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy Mermaid, also available as a free download.

Mermaid Coloring Page

Mermaid Coloring page, available as a free download.

Mermaid Tracing Page

Trace with a black marker to make your own coloring page


  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.


Time needed: 1 hour

How to Draw a Mermaid Step by Step

  1. Draw the head and add a face.

  2. Draw the neck and start the arms.

  3. Finish the arms and hands.

  4. Draw the top and belly.

  5. Add a swirly tail below.

  6. Draw lots of floating hair.

  7. Add a hair flower and details to the tail.

  8. Fill the background with fish and plants.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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