Yes, it's true! Towel Origami lessons!

Posted on July 17 2020

Yes, it's true! Towel Origami lessons!

Not only for cruise ships, but you can also make these whimsical animals at home, too! 

Towel snake

Difficulty: Beginner | Materials: Bath Towel

  1. Fold two corners diagonally until they meet in the middle.
  2. Fold one long edge into the middle.
  3. Starting with the long edge closest to you, roll the towel into a long, cylindrical shape.
  4. Holding the pointed end with one hand, use the other hand to twist the ‘bottom’ of the snake around itself twice.
  5. Fold the pointed end down slightly to form the head.

Snake Towel - Animal Towels

 

Towel baby monkey

Difficulty: Beginner | Materials: Hand Towel,  3 rubber bands

Try it yourself:

  1. Roll the long sides of the hand towel inwards so they meet in the middle.
  2. Flip the roll upside down and fold it in half, allowing one side to be longer than the other.
  3. Twist the top half of the roll upside down.
  4. Place a rubber band around the fold at the top, spreading the towel out so it forms a head. 
  5. Place rubber bands on the side of each head to create the ears.

 

Goza Towel Animal Towel Baby Monkey

 

Towel elephant

Difficulty: Advanced | Materials: 1 bath towel, 1 washcloth

Try it yourself: 

  1. Start with the towel flat in a ‘landscape’ orientation.
  2. Fold both sides of the towel lengthways into the middle.
  3. Roll the short ends inwards until they meet in the middle and fold firmly in half.
  4. Stand the U-shape up and push down on the top to ‘fluff’ it.
  5. Lay the washcloth out to form the head. Fold the top two corners towards the middle, forming a triangle.
  6. Roll the right side diagonally, then do the same with the left so they meet in the middle. Turn it over.
  7. Under the two corners that are sticking up, fold down the cuff and pinch it at the back. Hold it tightly while turning the ears inside out.
  8. Place the head onto the body.

 

Animal towel elephant

 

Towel swan

Difficulty: Beginner | Materials: 1 Bath Towel

Try it yourself:

  1. Lay the towel flat in a ‘landscape’ orientation.
  2. Fold the top corners inwards until they meet in the middle.
  3. Roll the outside edges inward to the middle.
  4. Make a downward fold about a third of the way up the ‘arrow’ shape, and an upward fold about two-thirds of the way up. This should form a ‘Z’ shape.
  5. Lay the ‘Z’ down and squeeze the corners to keep the curves in place.

 

Swan Towel  Animal Towel

 

Towel seahorse

Difficulty: Advanced | Materials: 2 Hand Towels

Try it yourself:

  1. Lay one hand towel out. Roll the top and bottom diagonally so they meet in the middle.
  2. Repeat step one with the other hand towel.
  3. Place the long side of one towel in the opening of the other.
  4. Secure the towels by wrapping them and tucking the back in.
  5. Roll the ends to resemble the head and tail of a seahorse.

 

Swan Towel Animal Towel

 

Towel mouse

Difficulty: Advanced | Materials: 1 hand towel, 1 washcloth

Try it yourself:

  1. Lay the hand towel in a ‘landscape’ orientation.
  2. Fold the lower third up, lengthways, then fold the upper third down over the top of it.
  3. Fold the left corner inwards to form a triangle.
  4. Roll the towel up, left to right.
  5. Fold the washcloth corner to corner to form a triangle.
  6. Fold the point in to meet the long edge.
  7. Fold the left and right sides over so they meet in the middle.
  8. Fold in half, then turn over and spread the ears apart.
  9. Place the head in front of the body.

 

Goza Towel Animal Towel Mouse

 

Towel crab

Difficulty: Beginner | Materials: 1 hand towel

Try it yourself:

  1. Fold the long ends of the towel inwards so they almost meet in the middle.
  2. Repeat the process, folding inwards once more so they almost meet in the middle. Then, unfold on a third of the towel.
  3. Roll the open end of the towel.
  4.  Holding the roll securely, find the corners of the towel on either side. Using a twisting motion, pull them out and curl them into the shape of crab claws.
  5. Fold the remaining end halfway towards the roll. Fold once more to make the crab’s shell.

 

    Goza Towel Animal Towel Crab

     

    Sources:

    http://www.maketowelanimals.com

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