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Make a Splash With This ‘Little Mermaid’ Pool Tray

Turn a regular tray into a floating buffet as shared by Family.Disney.com! Have a blast making a splash in your own backyard with the help of this Little Mermaid Pool Tray you can make for your Disney-loving family. All you’ll need is a round, lightweight tray, a pool noodle, and lots of mermaid flair to create this fun floater with your kiddo! Scroll through to “sea” how easy it is to DIY.

What You’ll Need:

  • Teal plastic or metal tray (or plain tray that you paint teal)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Medium purple, dark purple, white, and silver paint
  • Strings of shells
  • Waterproof or resistant glue
  • Teal pool noodle
  • Scissors
  • Zip ties

How To Make It

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1. Start by painting a mermaid scale pattern with white paint onto the tray. You can go back over the design with another coat of paint if you need to. Let dry.

2. Next, paint on your quote. Use medium purple paint for the base, then add dark purple shadows and silver highlights. Let dry.

3. Paint 2 strands of shells purple and leave 2 natural. Let dry.

4. Coat the painted tray and shells with the waterproof or resistant seal. Let dry.

5. Glue 1 end of the purple strand under 1 side of the handle and wrap it loosely around to the other side. Glue again. Then, repeat with the other side. 

6. Repeat with the natural shells, wrapping them in-between the purple strands to create a striped effect. Let dry.

7. Next, take the pool noodle and bend it into a circle. Before you attach it together, place the tray on top to confirm if it will fit nicely. If you need to, you can use scissors to cut the noodle down. 

8. Thread 4-5 zip ties through 1 end of the noodle going from the outside to the inside. Take the ends of the zip ties and thread them through the other end of the noodle. Tighten all the ties and cut off the ends. 

9. Glue the bottom of the tray to the pool noodle ring. Follow instructions on the glue bottle for letting it cure.

10. Once the glue has fully set, enjoy in the pool!

Notes: All cutting and gluing should be done by an adult.

Source: Family.Disney.com

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.