This is a program from way back in the no-camera days of October and November when our system was celebrating the European Union. My chosen country was Denmark, and what better way to introduce older kids to Denmark than through Hans Christian Andersen and his most beloved story The Little Mermaid?
Using large pieces of butcher paper, I traced the upper half of everyone's body and then finished them off with a mermaid tail. The kids then used glitter, yarn, markers, stamps and sequins to decorate their very own mermaids.
I thought the biggest interest group would be children 4-8. While there were some younger kids who came and enjoyed themselves, we had a surprising number of older tween and even a few teens who got really into glamming up their mermaids.