Ariel is the most unique of all the Disney Princesses with her braided mermaid tail.
no-fray spray (or hair spray)
Start out with these lengths of ribbon:
flesh colored: 3", 2¼ "
green: two pieces of 3"
light blue: Two pieces of 2", 1½ "red: 4"
Step 1: Roll 3" piece of flesh colored ribbon into a circle and glue. This will be your head.
Step 2. Cut 2¼ " piece at each end so that the tips are rounded. Spray with no fray spray. These will be your arms.
Step 3: Pinch your purple ribbon and glue in center.
Step 4: Glue purple ribbon to back of body.
Step 5: Wrap around front and glue to center. Then glue end to back.
Step 6: Take your 1½ " piece of light blue and glue ends together like so.
Step 7: Turn piece over and glue to front of body.
Step 8: Insert one of your 3" green pieces in the back of your mermaid and glue.
Step 9: Insert the other 3" green piece and glue on top so that they fan out.
Step 10: Turn mermaid over and fold over one green ribbon and glue.
Step 11: Fold other green ribbon over top the previous green ribbon and glue down.
Step 12: Add your two 2" pieces of light blue ribbon to the back of your green ribbons.
Step 13: Turn mermaid over and fold right green ribbon over like so.
Step 14: Turn your mermaid over to her back and fold over the other green ribbon over the one you folded over in the previous step.
Step 15: Turn your mermaid over to her front and cut the bottom into two fin shapes. Spray with no fray spray.
Step 16: Add hair. Take 4" piece of red ribbon and glue to the top of her head.
Step 17: Cut the ends off into rounded points and spray with no fray spray.
Step 18: Glue arm piece onto back. DONE!