Saturday, December 6, 2008

New Thing #330--Fold "Em

Today I learned how to make animals out of towels.

I've been on a few cruises, and I always looked forward to seeing what and where our bath towels would be. The cabin stewards made great-looking animals, often incorporating things they found laying around the cabin. Once they used a pair of sunglasses and gave the animal "eyes". Most of the time the towel animals would be on the bed, but occasionally they'd be hanging from a towel rack or hanger, or laying on a shelf in the closet.

wikiHow had tutorials on making an elephant, monkey, cat, lobster, swan, or dog. Some of the animals took more towels than I had available, so I decided to make a swan and a dog.

The swan used just one towel:

The dog was made from one bath and one hand towel. My hand towel was printed on one side, so you can see a bit of the color peeking out:

It took me a while to get the hang of this. It was hard to roll the towels tightly and keep them folded when they were supposed to be. I guess those cabin stewards have a lot of practice to do such a good job!


  1. They didn't do this on the cruise I was on, but I've heard of it. I spent a lot of time looking @ this on Wikihow...but I knew it wouldn't happen for me. I concentrated on origami.

  2. oh i loved those towel creations on our cruise! the top one looks like a person with no head laying down with their knees bent and pulled toward their chest :)