“Under the sea, under the sea! Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter. Take it from me…”
Cue up The Little Mermaid and get ready for a full day of undersea fun with these crafts and recipes inspired by Disney’s Ariel and friends!
Whether you’re looking for Little Mermaid-inspired fare and decor for an Ariel themed birthday party or you just want to do at-home Disney activities with your kids, there’s enough Disney magic here for an entire day of fun.
Get your day of underwater-inspired activities off to a good start with this free Princess Ariel coloring page. Simply download the page from Disney, print, and enjoy!
Hang your Little Mermaid coloring sheet on the fridge to inspire you and get to baking! These adorable iridescent mermaid cupcakes are sure to make a splash, whether you’re prepping for a party or just making a special treat for an at-home Disney movie night.
Teal and purple food coloring (Alternatively, mix green and blue for teal, and red and blue for purple)
Cupcake collar in scale print, iridescent, or other mermaid designs!
Mermaid tail silicone mold
Large zip closure plastic bag
What You Do:
Prepare the cake batter according to your favorite recipe.
Place cupcake liners into a cupcake tray, and fill each one with cupcake batter about 2/3 of the way. Bake according to the recipe instructions. Set aside to cool.
To make 4 mermaid tails, place about 2/3 cup of candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. (Note: Amount varies depending on the size of the molds and how many you want to make. Increase as needed to make more mermaid tails.)
Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring frequently.
If you only have white candy melts, add food coloring to the melts to create a teal color.
Using a small spoon, fill the molds. If you overfill, it’s okay – you can trim any excess off once set.
Place the mold in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Remove the mold from the freezer and carefully pop out the mermaid tails. If you need to cut off the excess, place on a cutting board and use a small paring knife to clean them up. Store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to add them to the cupcakes.
Place frosting in a bowl. Add food coloring to make it purple. Mix until the color is smooth and evenly distributed.
Place candy eyes on the stars! You can use frosting or gel frosting to help keep the eyes on, or serve them flat and let the eyes rest on top.