Ariel The Little Mermaid Footprint Craft with Free Printable Template

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By In The Playroom

The vast expanse of the ocean holds countless mysteries, shimmering treasures, and timeless tales. And among those tales, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” has captured the hearts of children and adults alike for decades.

Whether you prefer the new Live Action Little Mermaid with Halle Bailey or the animated classic, with its melodic tunes, enchanting undersea world, and the spirited mermaid princess, Ariel, the movie never fades in popularity.

Ariel the little mermaid footprint craft with free printable template

If your little one hums along to “Under the Sea” or dreams of ocean adventures, then this craft is tailor-made for them!

Dive in with us as we create a magical Ariel footprint using our free printable template. It’s not just a craft; it’s a keepsake.

How to Make Your Own Ariel Footprint Craft

Download your template and use our step by step guide below.

Disney Inspired Ariel The Little Mermaid Footprint Craft
Yield: 1

Disney Inspired Ariel The Little Mermaid Footprint Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Dive deep into the enchanting undersea world with this Ariel Footprint Craft! Using your child's footprint as the canvas, this craft brilliantly captures the essence of the beloved mermaid princess, Ariel.

With a splash of purple and a hint of green for her shimmering tail, this activity doesn't just create a piece of art—it creates a memory.

Perfect for little "The Little Mermaid" enthusiasts, it's an engaging way to bring a slice of Disney magic into your home.


  • White paper or cardstock A4 size
  • Template (free printable below)
  • Purple paint
  • Green paint
  • Peach or brown paint (skin tone)


  • Printer
  • Paint brush


  1. Print the Template: Begin by downloading and printing our free Ariel footprint template. This will serve as the backdrop for your child's painted footprint.
  2. Add the Green Paint: Carefully paint the bottom of child's toes up to half way down their foot (under the foot) in green paint, using the paint brush for precision. This will represent Ariel’s iconic shell bikini top.
  3. Add the Peach or Brown Paint: Paint the central portion of your child's foot with peach or brown paint (depending on your child's skin tone). This will form the main body of Ariel.
  4. Add Purple Details: For Ariel's bikini, paint the purple shape on the bottom of your child's foot as shown
  5. Carefully Place Foot on the Template: Gently press your child’s painted foot onto the template, ensuring all areas make contact with the paper.
  6. Reveal the Magic: Slowly lift your child’s foot from the paper, and voilà! Ariel comes to life with your child's unique footprint.
  7. Allow to Dry: It's essential to let the footprint dry completely. While waiting, you can discuss your favorite parts of "The Little Mermaid" movie or listen to its soundtrack.
  8. Showcase Your Art: Once dried, you can choose to display your child’s artwork on a wall, refrigerator, or even frame it for a lasting memory.


Download printable template below

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Download Free Printable Template for Ariel Little Mermaid Footprint Craft

Click below to download the Disney Princess Footprints craft template in PDF format.

This file is available free for personal use and free for classroom use. Not for commercial use.

The file includes the Ariel template plus other Disney Princesses, so if you only want a specific princess please select the pages accordingly when printing in order to save ink.

Crafts have this unparalleled magic of blending creativity with memories. This Ariel Footprint Craft not only offers a fun-filled activity but also immortalizes a moment of your child’s life. As years pass, you’ll look back at this tiny footprint and reminisce about the days when “The Little Mermaid” was on repeat, and the house echoed with giggles and joy. Dive deep into the world of crafts and make memories that last a lifetime. Happy crafting!

Ariel the little mermaid craft footprint

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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