Illustration by Michael Hauge, one of my all time favorites!
My point is, I love mermaids, and I have always hoped my children would develop the same love for mermaids that I had as a child. I have been subtly pressing the issue. They share a mermaid themed bathroom. They have lots of books with mermaids in them and I even bought them the Barbie Mermaidia on DVD (which is awful if you have never had to sit through it.)
It looks just like the Michael Hauge picture! Complete with jelly fish!
I filled the tub with aquarium rocks and waterproof sand. The sand was left over from a play set that someone had given us as a gift. The plastic set broke, but I saved all the sand (because I'm a hoarder shhh.) So I was able to re use it for our mermaid lagoon.
The plants are from the aquarium section of the pet store. The animals are from Lakeshore. The shells are from my private collection.